My name is Onnut. The special power received means ‘loving’.
I was one of thousands of dogs that wander the streets of Thailand. Even though life began with hardships I have completely forgotten my past and now live a wonderful life.
Hi, I’m Onnut
Sawadee krup! I’m Onnut, and I’m proof that all dogs are worth fighting for!
I arrived at The Farm in October 2022 but I already know that I’d like to stay for the rest of my life, this place is too good to be true!
I’m over 10 years old but when you get to my age it’s hard to remember quite how many years. I just know that the for many years, life has been very difficult for me. My bones have begun to ache and I was much slower to find food than the younger dogs who lived in my area. My fur became patchy due to fleas and my untreated skin condition and then, when my eyes started to cloud, I knew that my time was near.
I was as brave as I could be, but I had given up all hope of surviving. Even though I was hungry, I found a quiet spot to lie down and that’s where I stayed, safe from all the traffic.
Hope at last
But then something amazing happened!
On my travels in life, I came across many apprehensive people who didn’t want to approach me… But the team at Jai were nothing like this; they were friendly and kind! They scooped me up, fed me, gave me a bath and wanted to hold me.
I love it here on The Farm! In the short time I’ve been living here, my carers at Jai have helped to put the past behind me: now I know nothing but happiness, food and companionship.
After all these years, The Farm has allowed me the freedom and safety to relax: free from the fear of getting hurt, picked on, going hungry or being run over.
The humans here are obsessed with cleanliness: they expect us to have a shower every single week! I don’t love the showers, but I have to admit that they have done wonders for my skin condition and, after an initial haircut, my fur is as thick and glossy as it’s ever been.
I love my life here and only hope that many more dogs will be as lucky as I was.
Am I your perfect match?
My elderly age and aching bones means that I can’t travel to come and live with you, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be your perfect dog!
If you’d like to sponsor me, the lovely people at Jai Dog Rescue will send you regular updates and pictures to let you know how your generous support is helping me live my best life.Set up your monthly sponsorship
Why I need sponsoring
Dogs are everyday victims of road traffic accidents in Thailand. Thousands of dogs, just like me, live by roadsides and try to fend for themselves. It was truly a miracle that I survived as long as I did. However, many of my friends over the years have not been so lucky and there’s plenty of dogs at Jai that have only just survived a road traffic accident!
Most elderly dogs that have lived on the streets their whole life aren’t well suited to adoption, not least because they can’t travel well. After all, we have so much to learn about life as a domestic dog, it can take us a while to forget our difficult younger years and get used to new surroundings.
I think I’m just a little too set in my ways and life here on The Farm is perfect for me!
What your sponsorship will fund
Your sponsorship ensures I’m well looked after here on The Farm and I’m grateful for every delicious dinner you send my way! I suppose I’d be happy to share some of the food you fund with my pals here, too…
But I also want to be an ambassador for all stray dogs. Did you know that 80% of dogs born on the street won’t make it to adulthood? It saddens me to think just how short the lives are for so many street dogs. If it weren’t for Jai Dog Rescue, I dread to think of what might have happened to me.
It would make me so happy to think that your sponsorship could help rescue other stray dogs and take them away from the struggle that lies ahead of them. The Farm is a great place to look after them while they get ready to find a home of their own, and I’m happy to impart all of my wisdom as they wait to find their special home!