This study adopted qualitative research method, based on the researcher’s own narrative life story, supplemented by significant others’ semi-structured interviews. This research discussed the influences of stray dogs adoption on family relationships, social interaction, marriage life and career planning, and learned about the difficulty of self-esteem building for stray dogs’ caregivers, and finally to reflected on the significance of this experience in life.
The study found that long-term stray dogs carergivers, not only his own life was compressed into the invisible, family relationships, social interaction, marriage life and career planning will lead to great changes. They found it difficult to build self-esteem when blamed and alienated by the public. The reason they adhered to guard the vulnerable life so persistently was hoping that the situation of Taiwan's stray dogs can be better someday.