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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!

Echo the BACON cat
Echo the BACON cat

Hello, my name is Echo. I’m The Bacon Cat! I was born in a far-away land called Afghanistan, but it was really dusty there and I didn’t like it much. I decided I needed more friends because I was hungry and friends always give you food.

The pup of  Macrorayan
The pup of  Macrorayan

Back in October 2016 the Nowzad team received an email from a very concerned Afghan man named Mohammad. It read as follows: 

"My name is Mohammad and I am living in Macrorayan, Kabul, Afghanistan.  
It is almost more than 20 days that I am seeing a very unfortunate dog in the streets of 3rd Macrorayan and he is living in a very bad and disturbing situation.  
He has lost his two behind legs as a result of the cruelty of people and now-a-days he is just walking on the streets with only his 2 front legs.  

Maggie Saved the Lonely Soldiers
Maggie Saved the Lonely Soldiers

My name is PFC Maggie the Cat. Age 6 months

Log entry 19 Sept 2016

In July 2016 I was stationed on an Army Base in Kandahar, Afghanistan where my mission was to find lost and lonely soldiers who missed their families and cheer them up.

My commander explained to me that my job might become dangerous and very lonely. Too soon I learned how true this was.

Spirit
Spirit

Spirit was rescued from a degassing station in Iraq in a place called Rumaila by a soldier. 

She was a tiny little puppy all on her own and her eyes were found sealed with mud and sleep. How she was surviving we do not know. 
The soldier cared for this tiny pup, made her better and made her stronger. He reached out to us and we managed to get the puppy to safety through an epic journey across Iraq.

Carolina
Carolina

Even with the coalition forces draw down we are still being inundated with requests from soldiers and contractors desperate to find out if they can transport their four legged buddy home with them. 
And thanks to your amazing support we are making that difference and being able to help.

US contractor Brett found playful pup Carolina wandering the perimeter of Bagram airbase about an hour north of Kabul, but with the strict ‘no feral’ policy enforced at the base; Brett was forced to care for her outside of the base security, clearly not a long term solution.

Sharifa
Sharifa

Sharifa’ as she was named, was found by local Afghans at the popular ‘Sakhi Shrine’ in Mazar-e-Sharif in a very bad way. More or less about to give up and die. But thankfully Nowzad is gaining a very good reputation in Afghanistan and a message was passed to us about a dog that desperately needed our help.

Without a moment’s hesitation our amazing Afghan team at the Nowzad clinic jumped into action and arranged to have the poor mite transported to our clinic in Kabul arriving less than 24 hours later.

Ash aka DareDevil
Ash aka DareDevil

Along with all the cats we are helping to rehome that are former residents at the US and UK embassies and for cats now adopted by soldiers serving at the coalition headquarters in Kabul we have also supported the adoption of some of our feline friends that found their way to Nowzad but never had a home to go to.

Little Ash was found miraculously surviving fairly well on the harsh streets of Kabul. I say miraculously, because Ash had been born without eyes. Just empty sockets stared back at the kind expat who stooped to pick up the curious young grey and white cat sat unwisely on the side of the busy road.

Wonder & Serac
Wonder & Serac

Back in 2016 driving through the streets of downtown Kabul in a bitterly cold January morning, Pen & Hannah along with Dr Mujtaba were alerted to a dog believed to be stuck in a drainage ditch. The weather forecast was for heavy rain later in the day so no time was wasted in locating the dog, not finding them was not an option for the rescue team. 

 

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