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I just read One Dog at a Time, and I loved it. I like how I was able to visualize what was going on and how you and the others felt, including the dogs. I hope that all the animals at the shelter get a loving and caring home that they all deserve in their life time.
Hi Pen, Lisa, Fizz dod, Beamer Boy, Tali n Nowzad.
Just finished reading One dog at a time, fantastic read loved the whole story,
amazing what you have done wish everyone was like you!!
Have 2 dogs of my own, looking to expand our family,
Telling everyone i know to buy the book and to look at the website,
wish i could do more than just donate, going to look into what i need to do to bring one of the nowzad dogs to england.
will do my best!
keep up the good work,
Hi Pen, Lisa and the gang,
Amazing what you have done with setting up nowzad animal charity.
Can’t you apply for help from uk government?
Will keep checking the website,
wish i could do more, but will keep supporting as much as i can.
keep up the brilliant work.
Hope everyone stays safe where ever they are.
Andy and Ruth Brown.
Coventry, UK xx
Hello to all at Nowzad, my husband, Al and I are so blessed to have received one of your rescue dogs who were found by Spencer Sekyer of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. We have travelled to Sherwood Park for training with Grace (AKA Buffy) and are so fortunate that Leanne Barker of Canadian Canine Training offered her expertise to all the new owners.
Grace is such a timid girl, but every day we see her move forward and that is worth more than anything to see her progress. We know that it will take time, but we have loads of love and patience to give her. At the moment she is sleeping on the front room couch, she likes it better than her crate!! Our 3 year old Shitzu, Tanner, really enjoys having Grace for company and they love to race and jump in the snow in our yard. Our rescued cats who live in a heated greenhouse on our property enjoy Grace as well. She really doesn’t bother with them very much but likes to follow me out to feed the cats each day.
Our life has been enriched with adding Grace to our family and can’t wait to see Grace come out of her shell and really enjoy life.
Thanks you so much for your gift of life to these wonderful creatures. They could never have survived without your dedication.
Thank you so much for your hard work and committment to the animals in Afghanistan, your have inspired so many with your kind hearts and our family really appreciates it.
Best Wishes to All
Clydine and Al Grenier
Hey guys ur doing an excellent job saving those furry four legged companions.my mother and father both served in the army and i was born during their 25yr service.they never had to face the danger and hazards that the heroes do now.please keep safe wherever you are guys ur doing an excellent job.
My rescue dogs nothing more loving than a dog who has had a bad start
I have read One Dog at a Time and No Place like Home, which was amazing, as u actually felt like u were there and could feel all the anxiety that Pen and the other boys felt when tryin to get the dog’s to safety.
We have re-homed 2 rescue dogs, the second being the one who was more work, but we couldn’t be without them, and just glad we could help.
I hope you can all keep up the good work.
This is my obvious three-legged cat rescued/pregnant and nobody wants her in Keighley, W Yorks, UK? 4 kittens, 3 fluffy but nobody either wanted her short-haired daughter….they have a good life here but does not compare with the dogs, cats (none pets?) and donkeys (work till drop?) where Nowzad operate.
Dear Pen, Lisa and the pack. Thank you so much. I have just read both of your books. I was touched by your love of animals and my therapy dog cassie and i are trying to promote the charity as best as i can.
was unable to put down book “One dog at a time”. Very well written and an animal rescuers dream come true. Bestfriends animal society ( u.s.) is a great partner. I have been a member over 25 years! I suppose you are aware that . B. F. Was begun by a group of brits here in u.s…I think rescued animals know that they are the lucky ones! But then again we rescuers are also blessed! U
I was unable to put down book “One dog at a time”. Very well written and an animal rescuers dream come true. Bestfriends animal society ( u.s.) is a great partner. I have been a member over 25 years! I suppose you are aware that . B. F. Was begun by a group of brits here in u.s…I think rescued animals know that they are the lucky ones! But then again we rescuers are also blessed!
Just listened to you on the radio – our family are big fans of dogs and want help – we have a greedy spaniel [jess] who also wants to help – but probably only to eat food – so she can contribute by sending some money to help this super cause – good luck!
I heard about you and the charity yesterday on Radio 4, when you and the dogs and a ramble in the company of Claire Balding. I am involved with the various animal rescues in Newcastle
upon Tyne and will now try and help you too. I have just ordered your books from Amazon, will request a Pennies for Pups, etc and email, facebook and tweet all my friends and acquaintances about your wonderful work. Thank you so much on behalf of those you have helped/are trying to help.
This is Stella, a rescued JR cross Yorkshire Terrier who was found starving, pregnant and filthy wandering the fenlands in the UK 18 months ago. She is now fully fit and well and has found her happy home with me. Here she is pictured in her hooded jumper that her aunty Debbie crotcheted for her especially. It’s thanks to Debbie I know about Nowzad and she continues to spread the work and help fundraise to support the charity. Stella has made a donation to the Nowzad JustGiving page and hopes that Nowzad can continue to help all the strays out in Afghanistan find their happy ending like she has xx
Hi, Pen, just read both your books, truly amazing to read about a tour of duty that would change your life forever,both Lisa and yourself are really special people and I find it hard to believe that some people forget animals are also victims of war.Truly deeply you and everyone else in the charity are doing a fantastic job in helping transporting the animals to saftey and loving homes they deserve, with much love to you all Dee
Recently read One Dog At A Time. Was such a brilliant book I found it hard to put down. Finished reading it at midnight one night and was back at the book shop for 9am the next day to buy No Place Like Home. Which was also another brilliant book. I’m now telling anyone and everyone about Nowzad and the fantastic work you’re doing. Well Done, good luck with the Shelter Appeal. xx
hi, ive just finished reading no place like home following on from one dog at a time, both are the best books i have read in a long time and am hoping there will be a 3rd , 4th, 5th etc. The plight of the animals in afghan has certainly touched me , i myself am a animal lover and have 3 cats of my own, 1 which we rescued. I have helped to re-home a couple too, granted 1 feral kitten did go to great friends who knew i wouldn’t let it drop ha ha ha. I am known to some people as the crazy cat lady and my house is known locally as the cat cafe ! I am going to download some of your posters and have asked a friend to provide a link to your website from the website he runs. I am part of a great social network of bikers and will be doing what i can to promote the good work you are all doing in helping these four legged friends of us all.
Keep up the good work , the dogs, cats and animals were truly blessed the day you got posted to afghan penn.
Bijoux, my Pyr mix, joined our family 3 months ago. Just a week later, I found Raja, a Husky, near an intersection starving and very sick. In addition, we have six cats which have all been taken in as strays: Chunky, Tuca, Blondie, Coco, Puntito and Cinnamon. We’ve been out of work for the last 7 months but our luck seems to have changed and we will be helping Nowzad as soon as we can.
After randomly picking up a magazine in a doctors surgery this morning,I read the story of Brin the dog from Afganistan. Such an amazing story which touched my heart, I felt compelled to search for your site as soon as I returned home. The work you and your centre do is truely inspiring. Unfortunately I am not in a position financially to contribute (although really do wish I could as its such a touching cause). However, I will do my bit to get the word out there to promote Nowzad in any way I can, and please contact me if there is any other way I can help with regard to fundraising.
Again..you are truely inspiring!
Just want to say thank you for saving so many dogs. I always say to our dog that he does not know how lucky he is…… God bless you all !! Happy to donate and spread the word !!
Love from Nina and German Shepard Neo (20 months) fron Norway.
I have just finished reading ‘One dog at a time’ and think its absolutely fantastic what you did out in Afghanistan for the dogs and what you are continuing to do here in the UK. Your compassion and commitment is second to none and I am inspired by your work.
I have recently contacted all of my friends encouraging them to send through to you or me to send on, their unwanted bra’s (I did have a little bit of explaining to do being a lesbian & asking predominantly my female friends for their underwear haha)
I hope this will help in some small way and I will continue to promote your charity in any way that I can.
I am very excited to start reading ‘No place like home’ next.
I first heard of Nowzad just recently when Pen was on Radio 4 and am now spreading the word as far as I can. I was so touched by the amazing work you do. My two Cavaliers, Edie and Maxi, are saving all their pennies will make another donation soon.
Hi all Read the books a while ago and have done nothing but rave on about Nowzad ever since. Think you are an amazing organisation and everyone should be aware of what can be achieved with sheer determination. Its a tough life survivng in Afghanistan as a stray and its tough being in the military over there as well. So when a furry friend comes along and makes things a birt easier its nice to give that friend a bit more comfort too. Keep up the good work Nowzad. Good luck with the new shelter and don’t give up. Best wishes – Jenny, Ghil and Fly (The whippies!)xxx
Dear Pen, Lisa and the Dogs,
Ive finally read one dog at a time, and it was so good, i have a dog of my own and she is our baby although she is thirteen, i will be getting a wristband and hopefully a hoodie and will be reading no place like home as of tonight. My brother is off to Afghan in october with the RAF regiment gunners….Good Luck in the Future and Keep up The hard work for the animals.
regards Vicky and Sally
I just finished reading No Place Like Home, it is truly the best book I have read so far. Looking forward reading One Dog At A Time!
Just want to say it is amazing what you are doing to safe the dogs!
She is my little angel, I rescued her 5 years ago and she has been my best friend since!
Orsolya, Bristol UK
my big girl supporting nowzad with a hoodie from the ebay shop
this is sal she is 13 and we have had her since she was 6 weeks old
Thanks to Nowzad Delta and Co all made the long trip home from Afghanistan. They are all doing well. Bravo is now a PTSD companion and Echo is a full disabilty dog Thanks to Paw 4 Vets. These dogs saved us and they are still returning the favor by helping our soldiers at home.
Wow! Just finished ‘One Dog At A Time’ and was totally blown away by it! I’m desperate to help in any way I can so I’m going on a stamp collecting mission and will be trying to arrange a sponsored dog walk in my area. Hats off to you guys for all the amazing work you have done and continue to do. I think you’re all amazing!
Michelle. Lancaster, UK
Just read both your books. Hats off to Pen, Lisa and the team. I worked for many years as a trekking guide in Northern Pakistan, Ladakh, Nepal, Morocco and always felt helpless frustration at the way animals were treated. I also used to feel huge guilt at not being able to do anything but now I can help through your charity. You have shown something can be done and that every little bit helps both the animals and their adopted human. I will do my best to spread the word about Nowzad.
We are co-parents of Lexi (Bruiser) from Nowzad! Thank you for all you do!
This is otter and I love her and would love to bring her home! Im currently in Afghanistan and would hate to leave my friend behind. Any suggestions for me saving Otter?
To Pen Lisa and the pack. I have just finished reading your two books and felt very humble. You do so much good and we send you all our good wishes for the future. I found your site through Happy Landings animal shelter in Somerset, as we have just rehomed a little JR bitch from them, she is an absolute joy. We are pensioners and at the moment are unable to offer financial support, but will promote your work as much as we can.
I so wish i was a millionare.
This is my dog lily she is so spoilt , i wish all of the dogs and animals in afghanistan had her life.
I am also a member of the bull terrier welfare trust , these dogs are also abused unessasarely and ill treated . please keep up your great work will give as much support to you as i can .
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Hi everyone at Nowzad – Kuruk and Floss here- we asked our assistant, Sarah, to put this message up from us both to thank everyone for everything they are doing for our pals out in Afghanistan. We are not very good at typing as our paws are rather large. Floss (the little one) says that as she is a rescue from Portugal she has some idea of how hard life can be – but at least it is always warm there and not harsh like it is in Afghanistan. So keep up the good work and we are telling all our friends about you and asking them to try and help. Sarah says that if she could she would have a house full of dogs and we would probably not mind but at the moment she has her hands full with the two of us!!!
All 6 kitties are rescues. Two as an unwanted litter, two from a hoarders home after she was evicted and abandoned the cats, one was saved from the shelter (long history of neglect), and finaly the 6th which just found us last fall. He is an outside guy afraid of people.
As a family of misfits, we are all pulling for Joe’s recovery and a permanent home for him.
Just signed up to donate via standing order once a month (at last!!).
Keep up the great work. The Doggos need you.
I’ve just finished reading “One dog at a time” and also just finished balling my eyes out!! I always was a softie!!! It is wonderful to hear about heroes such as Pen Farthing: a hero in so many ways. It’s also amazing to feel part of a dog lovers’ movement. Anyone who has shared a part of their life with a dog will know what I’m talking about. Keep up the good work!!! Let me see what I can do to help from Spain!!! Love to all animal lovers!!
half way thru the book, One Dog at a Time, very inspiring, so much so we are doing a sponsored walk today for the charity, (and its POURING down) wish us luck, I have nooo idea how many are turning up!
Pic of the team organising the walk attached!! (it was raining that day as well and i had just gone down with the flu!!) i am the one in the silly cream hat, the van belongs to my husband, he is sponsoring the event… he is on the end with our rescue dog toby, i have got a little jack russell we were fostering (now gone to incredibly nice home..)
will let you know how it goes!
Every time I see one of your beautiful rescued pups I think about my dog, who looks so like the Nowzad dogs. He loves life and loves being loved and I think every dog deserves the same. I think what you do is fantastic so I’m going to run a half marathon and ask for donations to your charity – my page is all set up and ready.
Keep up the good work.
Hello to all animal lovers out there!! I also balled my eyes out over One Dog at a Time! Thank God I had my three Spanish rescue dogs to cuddle!!!
I have just finished reading both your books and just couldnt put them down.
Waiting for a third now, (any chance ?)
The work you do is just fantastic,I havent donated yet, but have started putting all my odd change in a money box and when it starts adding up , it will be heading in your direction.
We used to own two lovely recuse dogs but they died many years ago. We still miss them loads, but these days just own Louis an 8 year old recuse cat.
Love to you all.
From Gill Kevin and Louis the cat
To The Wonderful Nowzad Family; Have just read “one dog at a time” through laughter & tears…much to the amusement of my two rescued girls…Fraggle pooch & Mini Moggie!! Fraggle & Mini have promised to save their pocket money to make a donation to the wonderful work you do….what an inspiration
I’m French and thanks to a friend I’ve discovered “No place like home” which I’m reading at the time…what a heart-rending story! I’ve also bought “One dog at a time”. Your action is great and courageous, as are those who transport the dogs through Afghanistan to the rescue center; the book is so well-written, so funny sometimes and so sad other times. It’s moving to see that some men and women are willing to do everything possible to help animals. I say to all dog lovers around me in France they should read your books and also that there should be more people like you…
Keep on doing the job!
Emma from France
Just finished reading No Place Like Home – what an inspirational book – I regularly send my stamps to Guide Dogs for the Blind & Dogs Trust but have now included you guys – I would love a dog but work full time & have 3 rescued cats & 2 rescued rabbits & 1 tortie so the gardens full! Keep up the good work – donation on its way xxx
Libby the super-spangle and tilly the grumpy cat
Inspiring stories and keep it up!!
Fabulous inspiring awesome work – just finished the book and wish there was lots i could do to help. My rescue is Moss who is now 5. He was in kennels for a year and his background is unknown… we need all the animal rescuers we can get – keep up the fabulous work xx
One bored lunch-hour I borrowed “One Dog at a time” from the shared bookshelf. What a wonderful story but I boo-hooed. I shall definitely seek out the sequel. Have just spent a long time looking at the rescue stories on the website during which my cat felt neglected and peed on the carpet (there is a reason we love cats isn’t there?) I do small fundraisers for a local dog rescue and am going to stir the braincells for something to raise funds for your wonderful efforts. Here are my cats Leopard (the carpet pee-er)being a “lapcat” and Latrell (aka Trelly) who is a rescue trying to look well-behaved. They are both getting on a bit now.
Just read One Dog at a time whilst sitting by the pool on holiday in Majorca whinging like a Melon LOL what a fantastic story keep up the good work you are all the best Xxxxx
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