Kebasmom, that's really cool about your daughter and Hoki. I know that if my partner and I had stayed here much longer, we would have ended up going that route, too. Our Shiba was purchased as a puppy in Taiwan, before we knew what the situation was like for street dogs here. But because of him, we became interested in animal welfare issues here and did a little volunteer work before we left and went back to the US when Bowdu was about a year and a half (and of course, he came along).
I come back from time to time on research trips. I had not been back in 3 years, and I know that six years ago, there wasn't quite this variety of imported dog food. We knew nothing about raw or home-cooked at the time and fed Hill's Science Diet, which was deemed a "good" food and it still costs over $30USDfor a 7 kg bag. I've seen some locally made kibble that's about $7 or $8 for a 3kg bag, but the ingredients list is full of generic fats and only partial. The Taiwanese are just as concerned with unsafe Chinese food products (for humans too), so there doesn't seem to be much of that in the pet stores. Lots of stuff comes from New Zealand (beef), Japan, Thailand, Singapore too.
Anyway, going off topic from the Basenji on a Eukanuba bag… but this is something I'm exploring just for sake of it. I'm having a great time indeed, but I miss my Bows. So I hang out in parks and pet stores and become the creepy random strangers that begs to pet other people's dogs. laugh