Adopting A Nowzad Rescue


Give them the gift of a safe loving future...

We have reopened our adoptions programme and have some wonderful and deserving animals for adoption, so if you are looking for a special addition to your family you have come to the right place. We have a number of dogs and cats looking for their forever home. We take our rehoming process responsibly and aim to match the right animal to the right home taking into consideration the needs of both sides. All rescued animals are listed with recent photographs and full profile - as individuals, each animal has certain character traits and wants/needs so interested adopters are encouraged to read the profiles carefully in case there is one that steals your heart!

Our adoption service is personal and we offer post adoption advice and support if you ever need it. And of course we love to receive updates of how they are settling into their new lives. All our animals are neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, Brucella tested (Dogs) and have their vaccination passports.

If you would like to submit an application for one of our cats or dogs please  complete an online application form.

We do not rehome our animals to:

  • Families with Children under 12 years of age
  • Our Afghan dogs generally cannot live with cats - if they can we will say in the profile

We will be updating this page regularly so please keep checking back and remember you can apply and we will match the dog or cat to your needs.

Thank you so much, once again, for your incredible support and compassion for these Nowzad dogs and cats.


Current Animals for Adoption

Reserved DINA (Ukraine)
DINA (Ukraine)

Mixed Breed Female DOB 2018

Gentle Dina is looking for a loving home. She was found in a poor state living on the desolate streets of Ukraine and taken to the shelter that Nowzad supports. It is clear she has once lived in a home. Now fit & well we are desperate to find her a family to call her own. Dina has the sweetest nature. She is kind and absolutely loves to go on her walks. Every new smell is exciting for her and she is becoming more responsive and loving as time goes by. She is a little shy when first meeting people understandably but soon warms up. She loves her food and is good to handle. Dina is fully vaccinated, spayed, and ready to go into a home. She is not cat tested. She is good with other dogs and could live very happily with one. She will make a beautiful loving companion and is a total joy.

Reserved ANISCHKA (Ukraine)
ANISCHKA (Ukraine)

Mixed Breed Female DOB 2021

This happy beautiful girl was found in a basement of a house that had been hit by a rocket in Ukraine. She had recently given birth but sadly the puppies did not survive. She is a super friendly and loving girl who wants affection and is so deserving of a loving family to call her home. She gets so excited to go on her walks, loves her food and is really good natured with people and dogs. She can live with other dogs and loves to greet everyone when she is on her walks. She is adorable and will be a wonderful member of the family. She is the most gentlest, sweetest & kindest soul. She will come for a cuddle when you sit down - it seems she has a lot of love & joy to share. Anischka is fully vaccinated, spayed & ready to go into a home. Please give this darling girl a second chance at happiness in a loving home.

Reserved ISLA (Ukraine)
ISLA (Ukraine)

Mixed Breed Female DOB June 2023

This stunning lovable little girl was brought to the shelter by the military after being found as a young pup in a destroyed village. She is the happiest and most loving dog. Isla is the size of a sheltie. Affectionate and full of character she really will make a wonderful addition to a family. She loves her walks, is interested in everything and has a sweet gentle soul within. She loves to play and is good natured with people and other dogs. She is intelligent and loves interaction. Fully vaccinated, spayed and ready to go into a home. Isla will make you smile and fall in love with her. Can you give this special and lucky little dog the home she desperately deserves. Isla can live with another dog.

Reserved LYALYA (Ukraine)
LYALYA (Ukraine)

Mixed Breed Female DOB June 2023

This effervescent lucky little girl was brought to the shelter by the military after being found as a young pup in a destroyed village. She is the happiest little bundle of fun and will be sure to steal your heart. Lyalya truly loves her walks and happy to meet & greet everyone. She’s cheeky and will benefit from routine & a home. Totally adorable this little dog with a huge character richly deserves her own family to love and be loved. Spayed & fully vaccinated. Can you give this little poppet a bright future. Lyalya can live with another dog.

BERTIE (Ukraine)

Mixed breed Male DOB Jan 2021

Gorgeous boy Bertie is just one big bundle of fun. This gentle lad spent his early years on a chain in a back yard until his owner died and then at a Ukraine shelter for two years as the photograph shows. As a result he is very active. He has really begun to enjoy his walks and is very friendly with dogs & people. He is a great dog and needs an experienced active person to walk him and give him the time, patience and a routine. He’s super affectionate, loves to give and receive a cuddle. Very playful and very active. He really is such a character and we named him Burlington Bertie to fit his wonderful enthusiastic personality. He never fails to make us smile. He would benefit from a garden and could live with another dog if it was calm. Bertie is really adorable he just needs to have stability and a loving home. He is neutered and fully vaccinated. Can you give Bertie the loving home of which he dreams.

Reserved MOLLY

Mixed breed Female DOB Jan 2020

Sweet gentle soul Molly was trying to survive on  the streets in Ukraine after losing her home and elderly owners. She is a shy little girl but once she knows you her beautiful calm loving personality shines through. She is friendly with people and dogs and really would make the most loving adorable family pet. Molly is spayed and vaccinated. She needs and will blossom with another dog in the home. Can you give this little sweetheart the loving stable future she so deserves.

SOFIE (Afghanistan)

Mixed Breed Female DOB Feb 2022

This beautiful smiley girl was found with her Mum & siblings as a very young pup. Sadly the Mum dog died and Sofie was cared for in the safety of the Nowzad clinic. She is the happiest, smiliest dog and we don’t think she ever stops wagging that tail. Super friendly & very affectionate with people she really does charm her way into everyone’s hearts. She has a lot of love to offer. She loves zoomies and is really enjoying learning her lead work. Sofie loves a toy and is happy to be groomed. She loves playing and is  friendly with other dogs. Spayed & fully vaccinated. She is not cat friendly. Sofie will make a beautiful family dog. She really is the most adorable and gentle soul.

PAYA (Afghanistan)

Mixed Breed Female DOB March 2022

Paya is a very sweet beautiful girl with gentle eyes. She can be a little shy at first but soon warms up and always greets us with a big smiley face. She is good with other dogs and loves to play. She is good on a lead and is learning to sit on command. She is keen to learn. Paya loves her toys and enjoys a treat or two! She really is super friendly and very affectionate with people. She is very calm when being groomed. Paya is such a gentle girl and she deserves and needs a family to call her own. Spayed and fully vaccinated. Paya is going to make a wonderful family pet.

Reserved GEORGIE (Afghanistan)
GEORGIE (Afghanistan)

Mixed Breed Female DOB Oct 2021

Gorgeous aka ‘Georgie’ came to us as a young puppy after being found by the side of a busy road with other pups by a local Afghan man who was working close to the Nowzad clinic. They were starving and dehydrated. Luckily they all survived and the others were all adopted out locally. Georgie is still waiting. She is a beautiful & super friendly girl. Loves being with people & is playful and good with other dogs. She interacts very well and enjoys her toys and treats. Georgie is a sweet natured girl who enjoys being groomed. She really will steal your heart with her smiley face and gentle warm eyes. She is young and has a lifetime of fun and adventure to share with you. She could live with another good natured dog. She is not cat friendly. Spayed & fully vaccinated this darling girl deserves a safe loving home after a tough start on the streets of Afghanistan. Can you give her the loving home she dreams of.

Reserved JOYEE (Afghanistan)
JOYEE (Afghanistan)

Mixed Breed Male DOB Mar 2022

Joyee was born in an alley in the East of Kabul. We found him in a stream with an injured leg and so young his eyes were still closed. Miraculously he survived with round the clock nursing. He has grown into a lovely gentle boy. He is very affectionate and super friendly with people. Joyee is an intelligent fella and sits on command and is keen to learn. He walks very well on a lead and is calm. He is such a sweet & kind dog it’s hard to imagine him having such a tough start in life. He loves to play with his toys and we feel he will blossom once he finds a loving home which he really does deserve. He tries so hard to please and is good with other dogs. He also loves a groom! He is not cat friendly. Neutered and fully vaccinated. This darling boy really does deserve a loving family to call his own.

The Ukrainian six to the United Kingdom

Help us bring rescued dogs from Ukraine to the UK for a second chance at life

Nowzad is on a mission to bring hope, love, and a forever home to dogs rescued from the dire circumstances in Ukraine. The recent turmoil, which saw 11.6 million people flee their homes, has left hundreds of thousands of dogs in desperate need of care. Since 2022, there has been a shocking 30% increase in the stray animal population across the country, and numbers of rescued animals placed in shelters has increased by 100% in frontline areas. Tragically, limited resources, space and funding make it extremely challenging for these shelters to cope, and the situation worsens every month, as Russian forces advance.

Our Mission: So many of these animals on Ukraine’s streets are pets abandoned by their owners during evacuation. They have endured unimaginable hardships, but now, with your help, we can offer six of them a safe haven and a loving family in the UK, just like they once had in Ukraine.

These six dogs were all rescued from the Kramatorsk area by a shelter supported by Nowzad. We supply regular food, veterinary equipment, medicines and kennelling to the shelter, as well as daily support to the staff. Kramatorsk city is located about 30km from the front line which makes it very vulnerable to Russian strikes. Over 60% of the population has fled the city since 2022, many of whom made the heart-breaking decision to leave their pets behind. It is a very hard sight to see so many animals, once somebody’s pet, try to survive on the streets.

In order for the Kramatorsk shelter to take in and nurse back to health more of these injured and abandoned animals, we have made the decision to help them free up some much-needed space. This is crucial before the bitterly cold winter months set in again, when temperatures in the region plunge to subzero.

Our Goal: Our goal is to urgently raise £7,000 to cover the costs of transporting these six dogs to the UK, (via road which is vastly cheaper than flying the dogs as we have to do from Afghanistan). We have ensured they will receive the medical attention, vaccinations, and care they need before and after their arrival. They are currently completing their quarantine period whilst we raise the necessary funds, including undergoing a full vaccination regime, being tested for Brucella and rabies and also being neutered/spayed.

Each donation, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to providing these resilient dogs with a second chance at life. Together, we can transform their stories of survival into tales of joy and unconditional love.

Join us in this heartfelt journey and make a lasting difference in the lives of these deserving animals. Your support means the world to these animals, but also to the shelter staff in Kramatorsk who are spurred on to continue their desperate work when they know this can be the result.

Thank you for your generosity and compassion you can donate by clicking here Thank you for caring!