Dogs Requiring Homes

You will not see loads and loads of dogs on this page. We are trying to focus mainly on neutering and improving the lives of village and chain dogs. But there are certain cases we cannot over look and where the dogs need immediate help. All these dogs are either in our personal care or in the care of people we trust to foster them in Bulgaria or are at one of two small privately run shelters we know and support. We do not believe in taking dogs straight off the street and sending them to new homes un-assessed, without backup.

We do of course often come across dogs and puppies in need, either injured or abandoned, starving or just struggling to survive on the streets. And through the various neutering campaigns and through our work at the local shelter (Kazanlak) and with other local rescuers, we do come across dogs that would not survive being put back on the street, or who we feel given a chance would make wonderful pets. Here we highlight the dogs we personally have in our care (or foster) and also we intend to start featuring dogs at the local municipality shelter or small private shelters we help. If we have definite home offers or interest in some of these dogs, we can take them out of the shelter and introduce them to living in a home environment and prepare them for their new home either here in Bulgaria or travel to the UK. So the dogs we re-home are given the best possible chance, we restrict our re-homing abroad to the region local to Manchester, where life time back up can be provided by Dogs4Rescue.

If you are interested to re-home any of the dogs featured on this page, please get in touch.

[Last updated 29th May 2017]


Little Alfie was found at a few weeks old in a terrible state outside an apartment block in Stara Zagora by a vet student. We were asked to help and luckily friends agreed to foster him. He blossomed under their care and then came to us a month or so later. He is now in good health, vaccinated and passported and will be castrated next week. He’s great with other dogs and loves cuddles. He is now around 4 months old. He will travel to Dogs4Rescue in around 3 weeks and can be trialled for adoption from there.






Abby is a delicate little dog that we found scavenging in bins at the end of winter. She had a nasty skin wound on her back and was very skinny. We took her in and she soon found her place as part of our pack. She loves cuddles, is quiet in personality but plays well with other dogs so long as not too rough.





Zara is one of 4 puppies we came across dumped in the middle of a busy road to be run over. She is the quietest of the 4 and is happy to take herself off on her own and is not as boisterous as her siblings. She is also a little smaller. Now around 11 weeks old, she will soon have her final vaccines.





Milly is another of the 4 pups we found dumped in a road at just a few weeks old. She is fairly outgoing and a lovely little character. Will be a medium sized dog, not large.






A gorgeous fluffy bundle of cuddles, lovely personality. Will be a medium sized dog. The only boy of the 4 pups we rescued from the middle of a busy road.






Martha is a smallish dog currently residing with a lady that started just doing neutering campaigns and supporting dogs in the local ghetto and village, but soon found herself with numerous dogs being dumped on her. The lady got permission from her local mayor to fence off an area of land to keep the dogs on but has now been told by officials that all the dogs have to go or will be killed. We would love to be able to help her re-home a few and so visited the dogs to see which would be most suitable for re-homing. Martha had pups and is now looking for a home. She is a little shy at first but is a lovely little thing. Fine with other dogs. She’s around 2 years old. Will be spayed and vaccinated before going to a new home.




Blackie is also one of the dogs at the shelter mentioned above, being closed down. He is gorgeous and small. Again a little shy with strangers but once he comes round he loves cuddles. Fine with other dogs.








Another of the dogs at the shelter being shut down. A friendly medium sized dog, good with other dogs.







A lovely little girl, around 8 months old. Friendly and would be a lovely pet.








This old guy was seen in the centre of the village next door to us. He was very skinny, had very runny eyes and had lost a lot of hair. We picked him up and took him to the municipality shelter for assessment by the vet there and as we were about to travel and could not care for him.

Unfortunately it turned out he had heart-worm as well as ticke-borne disease, erhilosis and mange. He is well over 10 years old, has barely any teeth left and likely poor hearing. He had treatment and several months later, thanks to the care of volunteers and the vet at Kazanlak shelter and now friends, where he is being fostered, he is like a new dog.

He is looking for a quiet home within Bulgaria to spend the rest of his life, however long he may have left. We feel he is a little old  to travel. He is used to other dogs.