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Adopting A Nowzad Rescue

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Providing a safe home

SADLY we are now unable to offer adoptions to the United States due to the CDC dog import ban. You can read more about that here. We CAN still adopt to the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada!

As the only official dog and cat shelter in Afghanistan we are now seeing western contractors, soldiers and Afghan nationals alike rescuing stray and injured cat and dogs from the harsh streets of Kabul.

Whilst our main priority is to attempt to re-home dogs and cats from our shelter in Kabul with caring homes in Afghanistan, we also have many dogs and cats that; after being looked after by a westerner working or serving in Afghanistan; we feel that a forever home in the west would be the best long term solution.
If you have any doubts about adopting a dog or cat from Afghanistan then please take 5 minutes to read about these amazing adoption stories and how the dog or cat changed their new owners lives;

Moosh Boy
Bear Cat
Raven
Rafiq
Poppy

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?

Before any of our dogs or cats leave Afghanistan they are vaccinated, spayed/neutered by our highly experienced team of Afghan national veterinarians at our clinic in Kabul.

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.

If you think that you may be suitable and would like to take on one of our companion animals, then please complete the adoption application that you can find by clicking here.

Please note that all of our adoptable dogs and cats are currently at the Nowzad shelter in Kabul, Afghanistan and that we will need to fundraise for their transportation costs before they can travel to their new forever home.

Rescues

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.

You can donate to support rescues like these that are currently at the Nowzad shelter in Kabul by clicking here and could you give a loving home to a Nowzad dog or cat? Here at Nowzad we care for over 140 dogs and 50 cats. Could you offer one of these amazing companion animals a loving home? If so, please reach out to us via our adoptions page where you can view all our  fabulous loving dogs and cats available for adoption. You can download our adoption application form too!

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

Rolo
Rolo

This lovely little rogue was rescued from the unforgiving streets of Kabul by our very own Basir; the poor little mite was suffering from severe mange when he was found in September 2019.

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…

Lily & Tulsi
Lily & Tulsi

Tied to a Tree outside the clinic during July 2019; Lily was found by our team as they came to work one morning. The frightened young pup need not worry. Soon safely inside our clinic, young Lily (named after a supporter’s dog) was processed through our health check routine and the first of her vaccinations against rabies and other diseases. Paired with Tulsi already residing at the Nowzad dog shelter, they soon became inseparable.

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.

Special boy Senator – our miracle survivor!
Special boy Senator – our miracle survivor!

*Please note that some may find the content of this story distressing*

One day towards the end of 2019 we received a call from a distressed Afghan local who had seen a dog with severe abdominal injuries by the side of the road in Kabul.

Rafiq
Rafiq

Pen found a tiny pup with string tied around his neck and in the early onset of mange wandering across the busy main road in Police District 6 of Kabul. Safely at the Nowzad clinic he was treated and cared for and immediately became a firm favourite with the Afghan team. Mango as he was known in the early days, was a delightfully friendly dog and we were desperate to find him his forever home.

Jamila stepped forward to be the difference for Mango and renamed him Rafiq. Here is her story;

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