Smile Dog Café, a successful café which featured many friendly dogs for visitors to come pet and play with has said that they have had to make the decision to close down due to the economy. The owner is pleading with the public to provide good homes for her ‘children’.
Smile Dog Café in Sankampaeng was, according to its owner, losing between 60,000-70,000 baht per month due to lack of income and are no longer able to support its 30 dogs.
A notice was put on social media a few days ago asking for people to provide homes for the dogs and so far there has been a very large number of responses and shows of interest.
The café’s 28 year old owner says that for two years she covered the costs of caring for all the dogs, but was no longer able to.
In total there are 18 dogs up for adoption, while the owner will keep the rest.
She would like her dogs to go to people – Thai or foreign – who live locally and who have a home appropriate for dogs. She needs owners who promise to commit to their dogs and will not give them to any dog farms for breeding purposes.
She also stated on her social media post that she needed to know that the owner has financial means to care for the dogs as well as cover all medical needs. She has also stated that she wishes potential owners put down a deposit to guarantee to her that they will cover the costs of caring for the dogs.
The response has been overwhelming, she says, and she will take her time to assure that each of her ‘children’ are properly and happily homed.