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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
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.

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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