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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!

Raven
Raven

Raven's story:

Raven and her siblings were born in front of a Canadian compound in Kabul.  People would try to hurt them, so the kind people brought them into the compound. They could not keep all of them, six in total. Raven and her sister, Rae were sent to Nowzad to be looked after.

Poppy formerly known as Khushbakht
Poppy formerly known as Khushbakht

Here is Carter's story!

I adopted my first dog when I was in college. I found her at my local animal shelter, and I immediately fell in love with her. We were inseparable for the next fourteen years. After she passed away, I knew that I wanted to eventually adopt another dog in need of a home because I believe that the love of a rescue dog is without equal. Additionally, during those fourteen years, I married a military service member who saw combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Moosh
Moosh

Here is Moosh’s story from Jon and Ethaar

“It’s a big decision to adopt a dog and particularly so from Afghanistan!  We had personal reasons for wanting to do so and hoped that our new family member could become a good pal for our eight year old collie-X ‘Billy’. 

Bear Cat
Bear Cat

“We adopted Bear, a most handsome, black cat from Nowzad almost 3 years ago.
I guess we could be called 2nd hand adopters because Bear was originally destined for another home. The fundraising had been done and Bear arrived in the UK to start his new life. Unfortunately, Bear did not get along too well with the other cats already living in the house, so reluctantly his new family decided that Bear would be better placed in another home.


 

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.

Danger
Danger

We were informed of a dog by an ex-pat working within one of the many international compounds in Kabul. 

Sadly, the dog had apparently bitten someone and the person was afraid of contracting rabies. We assumed the worse and expected and so took along all of our protective gear and equipment for catching a ferocious dog.........

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