Rudozem Street Dog Rescue (www.streetdogrescue.com) is a non-profit foundation in Bulgaria that rescues street dogs from a life of abuse and finds them loving homes.
1. Rescue Street dogs in Bulgaria and find them loving homes.
2. Renovate and build a dog shelter/clinic.
3. Implement a neuter/spay program to reduce the population of street dogs
4. Implement Education about Animal Welfare to the public.
In September 2007, their youngest son Luke befriended a street dog who started following Luke around. They named him Ranger and he became the family’s first rescue dog when a man was trying to shoot him. You can read about Ranger’s story on the About Us page of the website. In following months other street dogs went home to the Rowles family.
With the continuing number of street dogs needing to be fed on the streets, it was getting harder not to do something, so in March 2009, Rudozem Street Dog Rescue (RSDR) was formed, and officially became a registered foundation.