Thai Ridgeback Rescue Network

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Who We Are

** Please note we are not currently accepting dogs*** TRRN is the first breed specific rescue organization for the Thai Ridgeback Dog. We are dedicated to providing charitable assistance to owners, rescue organizations and existing shelters that find themselves in need of assistance in placing Thai Ridgeback dogs in loving forever homes. We also strive to financially assist Thai Ridgeback dogs in need of medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, and new home placement. We do not yet have a rescue facility of our own but that is our dream! We need your help to make it happen. Please consider donating or opening your home to an adoption or foster. Thai Ridgeback Rescue Network is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax deductable.

About Thai Ridgeback Dogs

Thai Ridgebacks are an intelligent breed. The energy level is typically medium, with most of the day spent lounging and activity periods occurring in sporadic bursts. Well bred and properly socialized Thai Ridgebacks make loyal, loving family pets. They are naturally protective of their home and family and can be aggressive or shy when not properly socialized. They are best kept by dominant owners who have a thorough understanding of dog behavior. Because of prior geographic isolation and lack of human contact, the Thai Ridgeback remains independent minded and much of the original natural instinct and drives remain intact, particularly prey drive. Due to its nature, the Thai Ridgeback is not recommended for the novice dog handler unless you seek training guidance from a professional with an understanding of primitive breeds. They have an excellent jumping ability and may seek to roam if not properly contained. Click here to learn more about the Thai Ridgeback Dog and the ups, downs, insides and outs of one of the most stunning breeds you will ever meet!

Fostering or Adopting a friend

Interested in fostering or adopting? Our process includes the basics: the completion of a foster/adoption application which will be reviewed by our Board of Directors, a phone interview (or several) to get to know you a little better and to help you get to know the breed and, a home visit will also be conducted (we may enlist the assistance of a rescue group or shelter in your area to assist us with the home visit). Thai Ridgeback Dogs are not the dog for everyone and we strive to ensure our rescue dogs are placed in the best homes possible. In some cases, it may be necessary for you and your family to visit with the dog several times prior to transferring the dog to your home- this is particularly important with some of our more shy candidates.

What does it take to foster or adopt a Thai Ridgeback Dog? First and foremost, you must have patience, finding a good match for you and your family takes time as there are not that many Thai Ridgeback Dogs in need, and the dogs that are looking for a new home generally have behavior issues or are extremely shy - it is the nature of the breed and completely normal. Oftentimes, the dogs we have available were purchased by owners not truly prepared for "life with a Thai Ridgeback Dog", and this is how they come to us. Many of our dogs are not used to having structure and love, just like any other breed in rescue, and this is usually all they need to come around. This may be more of a challenge than a puppy, but rescuing a Thai Ridgeback Dog is sure to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

Thai Ridgeback Dogs are well-known for their dedication and commitment to their human. If you are prepared to have a "shadow" follow you around with an unshakable bond, look no further than a rescued Thai Ridgeback Dog!

Wondering how to get started? Please send us an email and we will send a copy of our foster/adoption application your way!

Help us help them!

Thai Ridgeback Rescue Network is a completely volunteer run organization and we work almost completely off of donations. Donations are used toward transports, foster homes, training, veterinary care and anything else the dogs in our Network need. Any and all donations are accepted and are completely tax deductible!
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Thai Ridgeback Rescue Network
P.O. Box 1363

Lake Villa, IL 60046

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