History and About

House Of Tails

Dog Rescue

As of 21 September 2015, we are an official Foundation in the Netherlands called Stichting House of Tails, with working name House of Tails.

Our goals are stated as follows:

“1a. To promote animal welfare in general and of dogs in particular, both in the Netherlands and abroad.1b. Taking any further actions which are related to the above in the broadest sense or which can be conducive to its goals.”

Our policy document is public and can be found on this page. Next to this we have a document with our current projects list including costs estimates and a very preliminary planning.

Policy document for Stichting House of Tails

Projects list Stichting House of Tails

As a foundation we support an animal shelter, which is a very important project. It is called Baan Haang Kradik (house of wagging tails) and is located in Thailand. It is a dog sanctuary and below is their story.

History of Baan Haang Kradik

Our animal rescue started when due to construction a lot of street dogs who were partially taken care of were displaced and no longer welcome in a small area in Nonthaburi Thailand (around the year 2010). They were forced onto a narrow street and the people who used to take care of them moved off, leaving them behind. The dogs suffered several types of abuse, aside from heat and lack of shelter and food. Also, the illegal dog catchers to sell the dogs for the dog meat trade were contacted by somebody.

This led to our founders having to quickly relocate them and fix them up and take care of them.

Our founder Amporn’s father lives about 90 kilometres outside of the city in a rural area, and it has some space to use for the dogs around the house. At first there was nothing there except two lines of barbed wire around part of the property. The dogs at least had space to run around. Only problem was that there is a street right in front where a lot of trucks move up and down, and these dogs are not afraid to walk onto the road. Also, they seemed to bark at anything moving on the road, also probably because they see it as their territory. This includes any movement on the road on the other side of the canal in front. After spending a lot of time and effort there to create a good shelter location, there were some neighbours who did not want this many dogs around and caused us to have to relocate most of the animals to yet another location.

The big turn around

In February 2015 there was a big turn around in our situation. There were a number of people who wanted us gone and threatened with severe harm to both humans and dogs and worse. Within several hours the dogs were split up in 3 groups and immediately relocated to different places. This was temporary. Two of the groups came together at a far away province where we were promised a location where they could stay. After being kept in the dark for a month it turned out there was no way we could stay there.

In April 2015 we found a small patch of land of 3000 square meters in yet another far away province to start all over. All weeds were cleared and a hole was dug for a pond. We needed the sand to raise the elevation of the other part of land. On the piece in the middle a roof was built and a small area around it was fenced off. Until now this is where most or all of the dogs have to stay. Because the dogs are curious, they tend to get in trouble by walking around (killing chickens of neighbours, walking into the street and so on). We had to lock them up in the small, fenced area which is a big problem.

As a Foundation we created plans. This is part of our policy document 2015 (and later versions). The policy document is a guideline on how we run the Foundation, but we also defined a projects list and monthly costs of this dog sanctuary and a preliminary planning. We need this to make the sanctuary good to live for animals and humans.

These dogs have been abandoned by humans and did not have a regular life, no regular food and drink, contact, medical care, and a roof. With all these dogs there is not one which is aggressive to humans. Some dogs are shy now due to people having beaten them a lot in the past. These dogs are now in our care and are happy somebody cares about them. They are grateful dogs. We try to make this a safe place for the animals where they still have some freedom and health. A roof against the rain and sun and a little spot to sleep perhaps even with a little blanket. But also, somebody who cares for them and talks to them. These animals do not do tricks and are also not of special breeds. They deserve a good or normal life and try to forget as many bad memories of the past as possible.

Any help in which ever way would be very welcome. We feel strongly about this good cause and hope you do too.

Here is how you can help:

Through the button at the top of the page called Support Us are all details.