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Pre-order your signed hardback copy of Pen Farthing’s new book ‘Wylie’

Order now your signed hardback copy of Pen Farthing’s new book ‘Wylie’ the brave street dog who never gave up! Ordering direct from the charity online store will ensure the charity receives a greater percentage of the sale towards our work in Afghanistan.

£14.99 + P&P for the signed hardback version of ‘Wylie’. (Paperback not available until June 2015).

Pre-order from the Nowzad Online Store →
Pre-order from Amazon →

For a dog born into the harsh reality of life on the streets of Afghanistan to one day being crowned top crossbreed dog during the Kennel Club’s Crufts, the largest dog show on earth, is nothing short of a miracle. But for Wylie, the gentle cropped eared ball of fur, miracles seemed to happen quite regularly.

Beaten and abused, Wylie suffered terrible injuries that needed urgent treatment. Rescued close to death, with hacked off ears and a severed tail he was attended to by soldiers who feared he would not last the night. Astonishingly he did, only to return days later with new injuries.

But a lifeline came when he was rescued by animal welfare charity Nowzad Dogs and flown to Britain in preparation for a new life in Australia with the soldier that had first taken care of his injuries.

But failing the strict Australian import regulation tests left Wylie stranded in the UK and the charity asking the question; ‘who would take a chance with an undomesticated stray?’ Luckily for Wylie his biggest adventure yet was about to be begin…

This is the incredible and heart-warming story of a dog who never gave up on people.


Donations of Medical Supplies

With immediate effect we are no longer able to accept any donations of ‘out of date’ medical supplies of any nature. The cost of transporting and correctly assessing each item sent to us has now outweighed the benefit of the donation.

As the security situation in Kabul improves so does the availability of ‘in date’ medical supplies and so finding the funding to purchase in-country supplies is now our priority.

We would like to thank all those who have donated to us in the past, your time and generosity is extremely appreciated by all of us here at Nowzad Dogs. Thank you.

Hannah Snowdon

Nowzad 2014 Mount Snowdon Challenge

Are you willing to go the extra mile to help Nowzad Dogs?

Sign up now to secure your place in our exhilarating challenge to raise vital funds for the animals of Afghanistan.

We’ve teamed up again with The AdventureFitness Company, who are generously providing qualified and experienced mountain leaders, free of charge, to expertly lead your trek up Snowdon through some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles.

On Saturday 6th September 2014 we will be walking to the summit of Mount Snowdon via the PYG track and at the end of it, you can sink a well-deserved pint in the pub, what more can you ask for?! (Along with the famous ‘Pen Farthing’ Saturday night quiz and update on the work of Animals Asia and Nowzad Dogs).

At 1,085 metres, Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales and the same height as Table Mountain in South Africa. Our challenge is graded as hill walking and suitable for anyone with a reasonable fitness level – this is not a race but a personal or team challenge while raising much needed funds for the animals you care about.

For more information or if you would like to take part in the Nowzad 2014 Mount Snowdon Challenge please email for a registration form.

We hope to see you there!


The Pandy Show

One of our fantastic supporters will be having a Nowzad stand at the Pandy Show on Sunday 29th June 2014. There will be lots to see and do at the event including a horse show, family dog show, vintage tractors and more.

If you live nearby or are attending the event please do pass by the Nowzad stand where there will be Nowzad goodies available for purchase, crafts, a tombola and also some specially made doggie bandanas!

SUNDAY 29th JUNE 2014 9:00am – 5:00pm


Animal Friends

Animal Friends

Founded in 1998, Animal Friends is an ethical pet insurance company that was established with the sole aim of providing insurance as a means to help support animal welfare charities. The company’s ethos, aims and values have enabled them to become one of the largest pet insurance providers in the UK (Datamonitor 2013).

What’s more, they have currently donated over £1.7 million to animal welfare charities all over the world, and this includes us! Nowzad have been fortunate to have a significant amount of funds donated by Animal Friends over the years. We have been privileged enough to receive funds from Animal Friends via their Employee of the Month scheme, Facebook charity competition and goodwill donations. In total Animal Friends has donated a fantastic £10,500 to Nowzad!

We are proud affiliates of Animal Friends, so by insuring your pet or equine with them via this link, Nowzad will receive commission! If you aren’t looking for insurance why not ‘like’ their Facebook page; they donate £1 to animal welfare charities for every ‘like’!

Insure Your Pet Today

Nowzad Stall Picnic in the Park

Nowzad Stand at the Dogs Trust Open Days

Nowzad Dogs will be having a stand at the following Dogs Trust Open Days. There will be a lot to see at all three Open Days including a dog show, dog agility and dog training displays along with lots of charity and trade stalls. If you are attending any of the open days below please be sure to pass by the Nowzad stand and say hello!

Sunday June 29th 11:00am-4:00pm
Dogs Trust Evesham
89 Pitchers Hill,
WR11 7RT

Sunday 13th July 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dogs Trust Kenilworth
Being held at nearby Hatton Country Park
Dark Lane
Nr Warwick
CV35 8XA

Sunday 27th July 11:00am – 4:00pm
Dogs Trust Loughborough
Turnpost Farm
LE12 6ST





Nowzad challenge

Susan is cycling 3507 miles for Nowzad Dogs

One of our fantastic supporters Susan has set herself a personal challenge of cycling 3507 miles (the distance from Afghanistan to London) in aid of Nowzad Dogs. This is a huge undertaking with Susan cycling over a 100 miles in a single weekend and battling all weather conditions! Please could we ask all our wonderful Nowzad family to support Susan by visiting her JG page below and to please sponsor her if you can.

Susan will also be taking part in the Prudential Ride London 100 on Sunday 10th August 2014 and any supporters in the London area that could be there to cheer Susan over the finish line would be fantastic!

All of us here at Nowzad Dogs would like to say a huge thank you to Susan for taking on this personal challenge in aid of the charity and for all her time and dedication to cycling 3507 miles to help the strays of Afghanistan.