Paws for a Cause

Guardian of the abandoned and abused Over the last five years of his 11 years in Vietnam, Frenchman Vincent Leopold Marcel Pascal and his many rescued dogs and cats have been evicted from their home by intolerant neighbors and landlords in four districts in Saigon. Because of the striking appearance of the tattoos on his … Read more

Traveling with pets in Vietnam (Part 1)

Traveling with a dog or cat within Vietnam can become overwhelming. Relocating to or moving away from Vietnam with pets will present complications that need to be considered and planned for well in advance. This is the first of two articles providing advice and tips to overcome obstacles when traveling with pets. This month I … Read more

Pets: Buy, Adopt or Foster?

A pet can bring joy into your home but it can also bring hardship if you are not acutely aware of the issues of owning a pet in Vietnam. While it’s financially cheaper to own a cat or dog in Vietnam compared to the West, the real problems for both new and experienced pet owners … Read more

Protect your pet from Saigon dognappers

Every week, only a handful of dognapping cases are reported in Saigon – the actual numbers are more staggering. The speed, frequency and brazenness of the Saigon dognappers is mindboggling. Sometimes the outcome is favorable and the dog is returned – a little traumatized, perhaps, but safe in your arms. Other times, the outcome is … Read more