Tag Archives: rescue dog adoption

Duke’s story continues: from Shelter to happy ever after

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 […]

Duke’s story – tied up and left to die

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 […]

10 life lessons our rescue dogs have taught us

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 […]

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.  […]

Ragnar’s story – from street to safety

Once again this week, the Rowles were faced with the harsh realities of life on the street for dogs in Bulgaria when Tony found this poor boy in the town on Thursday.  Diane tells his story: “The dog was staggering about, covered in puncture wounds which were full of maggots.  When Tony approached him, the dog […]

Rehoming a Bulgarian rescue dog – the adopters’ stories

So you’ve found the Rudozem Street Dog Rescue, you’ve fallen in love with one of our dogs and decided to adopt.  Then you’ve gone through our adoption process and received your adoption papers. Now all that’s left is to wait for your new arrival.  Here is how three of our adopters found themselves anticipating the […]

Khaleesi’s story – from street to safety

Thousands of people have been captivated on Facebook and Twitter by the unfolding story of little Khaleesi, the young dog found wandering on the streets of Bulgaria in an appalling condition.  Happily, her fight for survival on the streets is now over – she is being cared for by Diane and Tony at the Rudozem […]