About PACK Taiwan
We give a home and hope for Taiwan's forgotten dogs.
We dream of a Taiwan where every dog finds a loving home.
PACK Taiwan is the guardian of forgotten dogs. Our center, PACK HQ, is both sanctuary and shelter and offers them a high quality home and the best hope for a fulfilling life.
In 2013, a group of animal lovers banded together to create PACK (People for Animal Care and Kindness). In the early days, PACK rescued and provided care for all kinds of animals, including dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, duck and more.
In 2016, PACK was officially registered as a non-government, non-profit organization. With the revision of the Animal Protection Act in 2017 to ban the euthanasia of stray animals, PACK gradually shifted its focus to decreasing the number of homeless dogs in Taiwan. Today, PACK Taiwan focuses on providing homeless dogs with a high quality home and the best chance of finding a forever home.
PACK actively works to increase the Taiwan public’s acceptance of forgotten dogs and encourages people to take action by adopting, fostering or donating.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Faye Angevine
Vice Chair: Mascha Kapoor
Treasurer: Bruce Shu
Secretary: Crystal Chang
Members: Ping Chu, Judd Eustice, Rebekah Klar, Dana Peterson, Vivek Sharma
Alternates: Adam McMillan, Celeste Hsueh
Supervisors: Stacey Chung, Louise Wikström, Ying Hao Lee
Alternate Supervisor: Spencer Hudson
Executive Director Larry
Larry has held management positions in marketing, strategy, revenue generation and corporate development across various industries, such as hospitality, sports and video games. His career has taken him around the world, from the United States to Singapore to China. Larry has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Larry is the proud dog parent of Tyson and Titan. He is also an aspiring dog trainer, having studied with Cesar Millan and winning the TV series Cesar's Recruit: Asia (Season 3). He believes in helping dogs and humans form healthy relationships built on trust, respect and love.
Alex, Medical Officer
Alex runs the PACK HQ clinic and is responsible for providing medical care for our animals. He is passionate about establishing standard medical practices for shelters in Taiwan to increase the overall level of care for stray dogs. He has over 10 years of experience in veterinary medicine.
Josh, Supervisor, Dog Care & Maintenance
Josh oversees the operation of the PACK shelter, ensuring that our dogs receive the best care our resources can offer. His team is also responsible for the maintenance and upgrade of all PACK facilities. Josh hopes that PACK Taiwan can one day set the standard for shelter operations in Taiwan.
Echo, Marketing Manager
As PACK's marketing manager, Echo's goal is to educate the public about the stray dog problem and encourage people to get involved. Echo has over 10 years of experience in marketing and public relations in the non-profit world as well as corporate CSR departments.
Sandy, Foster Manager
Sandy is in charge of the third and fourth stages of PACK Academy, helping the dogs who have completed the first and second stages at PACK Academy to join their foster family and start the next chapter of their journey. The dogs will continue to be trained and the result of their behavioral observations will all be kept in each dog's profile so that Sandy will be able to find the right fit for both the adoptive family and the dog based on each dog's unique personality.
Brendon, Finance and Admin Supervisor
Brendon is responsible for PACK's financial and administrative affairs. Having been working in the finance and accounting field for more than 20 years, Brendon hopes to make use of his past work experience to make sure that PACK operates in compliance with governmental norms, makes good use of each donation, and maintains financial transparency and high accountability.
Winnie, Training and Assessment Specialist
Winnie is in charge of the first and second stages of PACK Academy. Growing up with the dogs in PACK, Winnie always carefully observes each dog's personality, establishes a good way to communicate between dogs and humans, and accompanies the adoptive family to get through the adjustment period with their dogs.