Happy Doggo started in early 2021 with the simple act of feeding a few hungry street dogs on Sunday mornings. But this small kindness captivated the hearts of people all over the world and was the catalyst for a much bigger movement.Read more
What started as one man on a moped is now a global organization, with employees, partners, and volunteers all over the world.
In early 2021, Niall Harbison was recovering from a near-death experience caused by substance abuse. In an effort to get back on track, he started jogging around Koh Samui, Thailand.
Observing many malnourished dogs, he started bringing food to some and sharing the videos online.
Niall's videos started to attract the attention of people all over the world who wanted to help. He began feeding and vaccinating as many dogs as he could, but he quickly realized that sterilization was the only way to fix the problem long-term.
In 2023 Niall travelled to Europe, The US, and Dubai to promote his book. While there, he organized walks for dog lovers to meet up, chat, and take in the sights.
Thousands of people turned up and one lucky shelter dog even got rescued.
Meanwhile, there were still hundreds of sick street dogs with nowhere to go. So, Niall secured a piece of land and set about making a sanctuary for dogs to recuperate.
The people behind the scenes, tackling the street dog problem from their laptops.
If you've seen a Happy Doggo video on the internet, then you already know Meghan's work! An extremely passionate and talented video editor, Meghan helps us tell the stories of all the dogs we help.
If you’ve spoken to someone on the Happy Doggo social accounts, it’s most likely Claire. A marketing professional, Claire updates our pages, helps out with the website, and answers all your questions (with a dash of humour thrown in).
The woman behind the videos you see on social media, Lana also helps with all things feeding, sterilizing, and day-to-day dog care. A personal trainer by trade, she helps us get the dogs fit and provides much of the love and care these dogs so desperately crave.
With a background in early-stage tech companies, Lindsay ensures that we have the systems and processes in place to scale quickly and make the biggest impact. From sterilizations to adoptions, Lindsay is behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly.
Happy Doggo is a registered UK Charity (1203875), founded in 2023. Our aim is to reduce the suffering of dogs worldwide, with particular focus on Thailand and South East Asia. We are privileged to have a diverse group of trustees, each of whom lend their unique expertise to guide Happy Doggo’s growth.View Details
Our work wouldn't be possible without the guidance, dedication, and experience of our advisors and trustees.
Niall is on the ground in Thailand, providing our board with the critical insights they need to tackle the street dog problem effectively.
One of Niall's earliest supporters, Tayla has used her social media influence and expertise to raise over $30,000 to help make Happy Doggo a reality.
As the CEO of a global community of expats, Stefan knows how to build a thriving community and effectively scale an online business.