Category Dogs for rehoming

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Laura’s story – from starvation to safety

***Update: Laura has finally found her happiness. She went on the adoption bus in February 2015 to her forever family in the Netherlands. We are so incredibly happy for her.*** Meet Laura – she is a very special dog.  She beat death, surviving in terrible circumstances before we brought her to the shelter in 2011.  […]

Finding a home for Lenka

***We are delighted to announce that Lenka has found her new forever home and is settling in very well there – thanks to everyone who commented, shared and tweeted her story.  We are very grateful for your support 🙂 *** Hello, my name is Lenka.  I hope you can understand my accent because I come […]