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Adopting A Nowzad Rescue

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Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of all Nowzad and Operation Ark’s supporters, Operation Ark was a huge success, bringing back to the UK 170 animals that were under Nowzad's care in Kabul.

We have a select few dogs of various ages ready for adoption. These dogs are currently in the UK. These deserving souls are looking for understanding and loving homes. Please have a look at their profiles and see if any steal your heart! Do please keep checking back as we add more to the website.

All rescued animals are listed with their photograph and full profile – as individuals, each dog has certain character traits and wants/needs so interested adopters are encouraged to read the profiles carefully before submitting an online application. If you would like to submit an application form for one of these Dogs please complete an application form.

We do not rehome our animals to:

  • Families with Children under 12 years of age
  • Our dogs cannot live with cats

We aim to process applications as soon as we can but please remember the Nowzad team is very small so please bear with us!

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

View our animals available for Adoption


Former Rescues

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Here are a few of our amazing rescues all happily settled and enjoying life with their new families.

Troy & PC
Yakgosh
Tilly
Trixie & Milo
Stapes
Momdog
Anita
Twiggy
Senator
Marty
Barfi
Houdini

All 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?

All our animals for adoption are vaccinated, neutered, tick flea & wormed & microchipped.

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.

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These are just a selection of the amazing rescues that the Nowzad team with your generous support, have been able to achieve since the charity was formed in 2007. Please click on a rescue to read more.

Be the difference and the life for a dog or cat starting today!

Troy & PC
Troy & PC
Troy & PC (now known as Tegan) travelled home on the Ark and spent their days in quarantine together, it soon became clear that these two were inseparable and they were lucky enough to find the perfect home where they could stay together. Troy is one of our older gents and Tegan one of our... Read more
Yakgosh
Yakgosh
Yakgosh now known as Sawyer is living the dream since finding his new forever home after travelling home on the Ark. This handsome intelligent boy is very much part of his family’s life and enjoys many adventures with them. Sawyer enjoys cuddles with and will often fall asleep whilst... Read more
Tilly
Tilly
Beautiful Tilly travelled home on the Ark and it wasn’t long before she was matched to her perfect family. She has embraced Island life and has a special bond with her new dog brother Oso who has helped Tilly to adapt to her new life. Peaceful  walks on beautiful beaches both watching... Read more
Trixie & Milo
Trixie & Milo
Ginger siblings Trixie & Milo are enjoying life so much. They keep their new family entertained with their boundless energy and comedic adventures. They have brought joy and happiness to their new Mum & Dad who could not have wished for a more loving pair. From trying to catch falling... Read more
Stapes
Stapes
Handsome Stapes is one of our older cats that fell on all his paws with his forever home. He loves to watch the deer, squirrels and birds from the comfort of his kitty castle. This intelligent boy enjoys daily walks with his new Mum and has made many new friends. Always ready to play and learn... Read more
Momdog
Momdog
Momdog was one of our tripaws who is now loving life North of the border. She has totally won the the hearts of her family and those who meet her. Affectionately  now called Pod, walks in mountain streams and on moors fill her days. She has started her ‘apprenticeship’... Read more
Anita
Anita
Adorable Anita was one of our older special needs dogs who has found the perfect home. Anita has blossomed since going to her new adopter. She has fully bonded with the family’s older dog and they constantly play together which is a first for them both. Anita has discovered a new passion -... Read more
Twiggy
Twiggy
Beautiful Twiggy has found the prefect home and really living a life  of luxury. She never misses an opportunity to share her adopted cat sisters treats and welcomes her new Mum home with lots of kitty chattering. With a beautiful garden to watch the world go by and play her favourite... Read more
Senator
Senator
After such a tough start in life on the harsh streets of Kabul nothing made us happier than finding gentle Senator the perfect forever family. This lovely boy has embraced his new life and spends many weekends walking the beautiful British countryside with his adopters. He has also found a new... Read more
Marty
Marty
Handsome Marty travelled home on the Ark and finally found the perfect home. He was rescued by Nowzad after suffering terrible injuries on the streets of Kabul. After surgery by our amazing team there he made an excellent recovery. Today this cheeky fella is enjoying the beautiful Nritish... Read more
BARFI, MAYHA & MUTLEY
BARFI, MAYHA & MUTLEY
Gentle boy Barfi travelled home on the Ark and was quickly adopted by a lovely family who had both served in Afghanistan. Building a strong bond with him, Barfi adapted so well to his new life and whilst enjoying his many walks and fine dining his family decided that he was ready to share his... Read more
Houdini
Houdini
This gorgeous & cheeky pup was brought into Nowzad in the Summer of the evacuation - it was not long before he stole the heart of his future Mum. This is their story…. When I first saw Huey he was a scared little dog curled up and frightened of everything.  Now look at... Read more
Dasher
Dasher

Suffering and in pain; Dasher was discovered by a local Afghan (around Christmas time) with a severe injury to the left side of his head. Thankfully it looked so much worse than it was and our team wasted no time in setting him on the road to recovery. The boy liked to jump and as it was the festive season when we rescued; he was soon named Dasher…

Madhuri
Madhuri

During our first lockdown we received a call from the US embassy here in Kabul, they had found a dog wandering the grounds with a severe trauma wound to one of her eyes. Our team was dispatched and a rather ragged looking dog arrived at the Nowzad clinic. Sadly, the injury to the eye was too severe for us to be able to treat and she became a one eyed dog.

Khushbakht / Iris cat also known as Princess Grumbleweed
Khushbakht / Iris cat also known as Princess Grumbleweed

Saved from the streets of Kabul after a horrific road traffic accident, Khushbakht meaning ‘Lucky’ only just survived. We had no choice but to completely remove both of her back legs.

The Farah Pups rescue!
The Farah Pups rescue!

These puppies were rescued along with their mum Riri by some determined soldiers in a land too harsh for them to survive.

The fate of this family had they not met their soldier saviours would have been uncertain to say the least. However, thanks to an extraordinary fundraising effort by the Nowzad Family and help from our friends at No Dogs Get Left Behind, they are now living the American Dream.

Here are their before and after ‘tails’!

Ranger CAT
Ranger CAT

Ranger's Soldier Saviour says:

This little Ranger cat was going from dumpster to dumpster trying to get some food in the freezing winter in Gardez, Afghanistan.

She would spend her nights near the diesel generators on the base to stay as warm as possible.

Meet three of our current soldier rescues!
Meet three of our current soldier rescues!

Nowzad is extremely busy supporting soldier rescues; here are three of the current rescues;

Raisin

Raisin's Soldier Saviour says; 'I found Raisin about a few days after Thanksgiving, here in Bagram. She was in a drainage pipe under one of the towers I maintain. She would come close but not enough to pet. She was young, little, and unsure of what this human wanted. She wouldn’t eat the cheese, bacon, or turkey I left her. This went on for a few days. 
Finally, one day as I visited her, I was eating my favourite cookie; oatmeal raisin.  She came closer, ate a little bit (without raisins) and proceeded to not only come close enough for me to pet, but followed me to my truck.  She loved that cookie for sure, so I named her Raisin. 

A story of courage, determination and hope!
A story of courage, determination and hope!

We recently received a call about a young dog that had been hit by a vehicle and had been left to die by the side of a road with two broken legs. 
The resilient little dog somehow endured her injuries and she learnt to walk and survive without the use of her two dead back legs. 

Asir
Asir

Asir found his own way to the Nowzad clinic one day! We don’t know how he knew but he was found at our front gate with a severely injured paw. 

Kazan
Kazan

Kazan dog is a Dutch Shepherd who worked tirelessly in Iraq and Afghanistan for over 12 years preventing attacks.  Thankfully, when he started to show signs of slowing down, the company he was owned by offered him up for retirement adoption.

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