The Man That Rescues Dogs foundation’s mission is to see a happy and harmonious relationship between people and dogs in Thailand. The foundation was started in 2011 by Michael J. Baines, a Swedish entrepreneur who moved to Thailand to open a restaurant. Baines saw many stray dogs on the street that were unwell, sick, or injured. He pitched in where he could by taking injured dogs to the local veterinarian office and offering food and treats. Shortly after that, Baines decided to create a rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming sanctuary to take on even more animals.
In 2019, The Man That Rescues Dogs foundation opened its clinic with two onsite veterinarians to provide care for The Sanctuary dogs and provide services free of charge care for other pets in the area. The local government also supports the foundation, with particular help and partnership from the Mayor of Saensuk.
“Without a doubt, it’s giving the sick, neglected, abused street dogs of Thailand the second chance that they deserve. When you see a paralyzed dog in their wheelchair for the first time, running free and smiling, that’s right up there as one of the best parts of the process,” Baines said in an interview with Bored Panda.