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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hello, my name is Ella and I am only eight months old.  After a really tough start to life, I thought my life was starting to look up and now have to face another difficult challenge. Let me tell you my story… I came to Rudozem Street Dog Rescue when my mum “Mama dog” gave birth […]

Remember back in June, we discovered Duke chained to a trailer and left to die?  His only food and water was thrown at him by passers-by and his front legs were desperately deformed by sadistic mistreatment. We have been blown away by the love and the support that people have shown him in his long […]

The 15th July started like pretty much any other day, but it certainly didn’t end that way. Rescue number 1 We woke up very early to the sound of the various dogs staying with us welcoming the day – in other words, barking their heads off!  We know all of our charges intimately – most of […]

In the time since Diane and Tony Rowles founded the Rudozem Street Dog Rescue in 2008, they have become known in their area for the work that they.  Often they will rescue abused or abandoned cats and dogs that they see running about in the street, but all too often local people dump animals outside […]

Our adopters tells us that giving a RSDR street dog a home is such a rewarding experience.  Of course, the dog gets the chance of happiness with their forever family, but our adopters say that they too are so much better off for having their rescue dogs in their lives.  As the days, weeks and months […]

***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.  […]