Category Dog stories

Affectionate Kula would love a special home of his own

Kula was found on the 21 August 2013. The boys were on their way to work at the shelter when they spotted three young pups at the side of the road. They were taken back to the shelter where they were cared for and grew up into happy & healthy dogs. Kula waited very patiently […]

Some of our recent rescues

As always, after we wave goodbye to the dogs and cats setting off for their new lives in their forever homes, it doesn’t take long before more animals need our help. Here are some of our recent additions: Leo Bear It was Liam who spotted Leo Bear searching for food. He was obviously in desperate […]

Duke’s story: 2 years on – how’s he doing now?

Duke was rescued 2 years ago. This is what he’s doing now.

Can you help us renovate the exercise yards?

We urgently need to renovate the dog’s exercise yards, and must raise 15,000 Euros to get it done. Can you help? Last Autumn during a storm the fencing in the exercise yards came down. It doesn’t have proper supports. We want to renovate the exercise yards so that they are safe and usable for the […]

RSDR Dog Walk Weekend – 23 / 24 July 2016

RSDR Dog Walk Weekend Mildenhall House, Mildenhall, Marlborough, SN8 2LP, Wiltshire Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 July 2016 Do you fancy joining us for the next RSDR dog walk? A lovely opportunity to bring people and dogs together in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. As well as the dog walks there will be a BBQ, tea and scones, […]

My week at the Shelter – Nicole’s story

Without the help of volunteers, RSDR would only be able to rescue a fraction of the cats and dogs that we find suffering on the streets. We rarely, if ever, meet the amazing people in our admin teams in the Netherlands and UK – or our team leader who lives in Australia. So it was […]

Our goals – now and into the future

At RSDR we are always thinking about ways we can improve the lives of the dogs and cats in Bulgaria. In the short-term we know our focus needs to be on getting as many adoptions as possible. This is so we can make space to renovate the three parts of the shelter that need gutting, […]

Could you love one of our wonderful older dogs?

Many of our gorgeous puppies will be leaving us this week, off to their new homes and exciting new lives. However, there are still so many older dogs who remain at the shelter, waiting for their forever homes and the happiness they deserve. Could you love one of our ‘long stay’ dogs and become their […]

How to make a difference – volunteering at the RSDR Shelter

When you keep seeing stories of animal cruelty and appeals for help from rescues in your social media feeds, what do you do? Scroll on by, like, share, donate? For Leanne and Henri that was not enough. They wanted to make a real difference – so they packed their bags and headed for Rudozem! Leanne […]

Why we chose to adopt from Rudozem Street Dog Rescue

2013: Tiny pup Tegan was  wandering around the streets of Bulgaria – her future uncertain.  Fortunately, she and her siblings were rescued by RSDR. 2015: Theresa and Steve Burgess in the UK decided that a dog would complete their happy family. This is how they all found each other. Both my wife Theresa and I come […]