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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!

Eva
Eva

Eva was one of our longest residents here at the Nowzad dog shelter; she was first rescued as a young dog 7 years previously. Loving people beyond doubt she had a serious problem with other dogs and we struggled to rehome her as an only dog. 

Atel
Atel

Atel was brought to Nowzad by a concerned local Afghan man after he found her on the street with a broken leg.  With the best of intentions, he had tied rope around her injured leg in an attempt to splint it. 


 

Abby
Abby

Abby was originally sent to us for TNVR.  But once she had arrived at the clinic it was clear that she had contracted Leishmaniosis, a terrible disease caused by the bite of the sand-fly.
 

Darakht
Darakht

Darakht meaning ‘tree’ was found one morning by a member of our team arriving for work at the Nowzad clinic. Probably at only around a few months old, the poor mite had been tied to a tree outside our shelter. 

Asha
Asha

Asha was rescued by our shelter staff during the middle of winter. Huddled for warmth with her siblings she was just days old. Sadly, Asha was an extremely timid dog and always wary of people. 

Ghost
Ghost

We received a call from a concerned American at the US embassy; ‘We usually have lots of cats and dogs roaming around the Embassy and we become friendly with those that allow us to approach them, I noticed Ghost a few months back, she would come around and play with an adult yellow lab as a small pup, and gradually started approaching the Security teams.

Humphrey
Humphrey

We were on a night operation with our partner force in a small Taliban village in Kandahar. We entered a compound and heard this loud bark. Assuming there would be a large dog inside, we found the room the bark was coming from with much caution. Only to find the sweetest puppy you've ever seen. He was chained up in the tiny dirty room.

Kia
Kia

This is the message we received from the caring American who started to look out for this lonely pup; 

I am currently an English Teacher in Afghanistan, teaching Afghan soldiers. A challenging job to say the least, but one, I feel I am making a difference, despite the location and history.

I have stumbled upon a female puppy, all alone, which at first I thought, she will never make it.

Stella
Stella

From her rescuer;

Stella is a great cat. She was hanging out in her favorite sun spot when we first met. I noticed she had little spot of fur missing on her hind leg and what looked like a small cut. It was nothing serious but I could instantly tell she was a scrapper. A lot of the cats in the area have their special posts when its chow time. They know where to sit to get food from people and they can be protective of those spots. Stella was not very big so she looked to have taken a bit of a beating.

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