Adopting A Nowzad Rescue


As the only official dog and cat shelter in Afghanistan we are now seeing western contractors, soldiers and Afghan national alike rescuing stray and injured cat and dogs from the harsh streets of Kabul.

Whilst our main priority is to attempt to re-home cats and dogs from our shelter in Kabul with caring homes in Afghanistan, we also have many dogs and cats that; after being looked after by a westerner working or serving in Afghanistan; we feel that a forever home in the west would be the best long term solution.

One of our Nowzad former street dogs or cats will need a home where love and patience walk hand in hand. It can be a long road of trial and error and careful supervision is always necessary. Overcoming the Afghan animal’s very territorial nature can have its moments.

We have fully come to appreciate that adopting an Afghan animal is not for everybody as it requires a life time of commitment but could you be the loving home our companion animals are looking for?

Before any of our cats or dogs leave Afghanistan they are vaccinated, spayed/neutered by our highly experienced team of Afghan national veterinarians at our clinic in Kabul.

The team at Nowzad; feel it is very important to ensure that you and your family / home situation is right for the dog or cat you are considering adopting. Please be as honest with us as you can when you complete the questionnaire. Some of our older dogs or cats that need ‘forever’ homes may not readily accept other dogs that are already living in your home but our younger dogs will settle with the correct introduction and supervision.

If you think that you may be suitable and would like to take on one of our companion animals, then please  request our Home Finder Questionnaire.

Please note that all of our adoptable dogs and cats are currently at the Nowzad shelter in Kabul and that we will need to fundraise for their transportation costs before they can travel to their new forever home.