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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With immediate effect we are no longer able to accept any donations of ‘out of date’ medical supplies of any nature.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.



The Pawtraits Exhibition

Over the last 20 months, media photographer Maria Slough has travelled approximately 2440 road miles, 360 nautical miles and 10,000 air miles to photograph well known faces and members of the public all with an animal of their choice. The photographs tell stories of love and companionship and each picture raises awareness for an animal related charity. The book of the entire collection is available to buy below, by clicking on the image, raising funds to support the charities in their ongoing work for the animals.

For each book purchased £5.00 will be donated towards your chosen charity which can be selected from the list when ordering.



Pawtrait Ex

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Nowzad prize draw. Rob Pen and Kirstie Shield BVNA

Reiki for Dogs Home Study Course Prize Draw

A really BIG thank you must go to Mr Rob Fellows of, who not only manned the Nowzad stand throughout the Crufts four days but also ran a prize draw which raised a brilliant £71 for Nowzad and he donated the fabulous Reiki for Dogs Home Study course as the prize!

The winner, Camilla Amos, was drawn from the hat by current BVNA President Kirstie Shield as the BVNA have nominated Nowzad Dogs as their charity of the year and she was visiting the stand!

But not to stop there, Rob is offering a £10 donation to Nowzad for anyone booking a course using the special link below.

Reiki is a simple to learn and easy to do natural healing therapy which dogs, and other animals love. Help to improve your bond with your pet at the same time as helping your pet cope with any stress issues and/or to reduce pain. Reiki complements all forms of prescribed veterinary treatments and can be used with any other therapies too.

Seriously not to be ignored. Please visit Rob’s website here.

Prize Draw Update

On Thursday 27th March 2014 International Reiki Master Rob Fellows completed the Reiki attunements for Camilla Amos from Nottingham England, the winner of the Reiki for Dogs Home Study Course which we offered at Crufts 2014 in March. Lucky winner Camilla is now able to give hands-on Reiki to her pets, herself and to other people. Her new skills, the gift of Reiki healing will remain with her for life.

Also … Rob recently completed the attunements for Jo from Cyprus and Fiona from Hong Kong, which means they too can do hands on Reiki on their dogs.

Jo from Cyprus and Fiona from Hong Kong recently purchased a Reiki for Dogs Home Study Course from Rob Fellows Reiki using the special offer link , which means that Nowzad receive a £10 donation for each of the two bookings. If you want to help the health and wellbeing of your dogs, or other pets, AND help raise funds for Nowzad then please visit Reiki/Nowzad to find out more and book your course.