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Adopting A Nowzad Rescue

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We will shortly be updating our adoption page - please do check back to see our lovely dogs and cats that are looking for their forever homes. In the meantime we have beautiful Nari cat who is looking for her special forever home. Please complete the adoption form if you feel you can offer her a loving safe home. Thank you.

All rescued animals are listed with their photograph and full profile – as individuals, each animal 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 animals 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.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONE OF OUR DOGS PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM OR EMAIL ADOPTIONS@NOWZAD.COM

View our animals available for Adoption


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Former Rescues

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!

MAX
MAX
Our stunning older boy Max really hit the jackpot when he went to live with his new family. He loves his walks and making new friends wherever he goes. Whether it’s running on a beach or walking in woodland he is always keen to explore and loves his adventures. This intelligent boy has... Read more
SHAMMI
SHAMMI
This handsome little fella had a really tough start in life in Kabul but a traffic accident saved him after he was brought to our Kabul clinic for treatment after being found badly injured. This little tripaw with cropped ears travelled home on The Ark and eventually found his forever family. He... Read more
QANDOL & FLOWER
QANDOL & FLOWER
These two beautiful girls both travelled home on The Ark and both were the luckiest dogs when their prospective adopters could not decide which one and so decided to adopt both! We have watched them grow in confidence, personality and ability with their new family. The girls are loving their new... Read more
MIKE
MIKE
Handsome boy Mike really landed on his feet when he was adopted by his new family. This dear lad has totally bonded with them and life in Kabul is a distant memory for him now. Always keen to go for a walk and making new friends wherever he goes life really does not get better. A favourite spot... Read more
SAMMIE
SAMMIE
Adorable Sammie was one of our pups that travelled home on The Ark. Her adopters were looking for a young dog and this lucky little girl struck gold! She has really settled into life with her fabulous family and this is what they say…….’We are all loving having Sammie. She is... Read more
AINSLEY
AINSLEY
Our beautiful golden oldie Ainsley travelled home on The Ark & found her new home in her first Summer here in the UK. Always a hit with everyone who met this gorgeous girl we could not be happier that she will live out her remaining years in warmth & comfort. She really is a darling girl... Read more
DELILAH
DELILAH
Delilah is one of our seniors that is happily living the dream with her new family who happens to also be her original rescuer. This gentle girl lives happily with 6 other dogs including some previous Nowzad rescues and clearly life is just wonderful for this golden girl. Thank you to her new... Read more
DUCK
DUCK
This comedic chap has the most adorable face and cheekiest personality. Much loved by his family he has a liking for playing in the garden and tries to resist digging holes but has an occasional moment! He loves his daily walks to the village pond and we love seeing photos of him embracing his... Read more
ZEUS
ZEUS
This gentle boy has settled so well into British country life and really has won the lottery with his family. Happily settled with the family’s other dogs his days are spent helping around the smallholding and is his Dads shadow apparently! It really is so heartwarming to see this big... Read more
GIFT
GIFT
Gorgeous gentle Gift has settled so well into life with her new family. This intelligent girl continues to amaze and has recently started early training agility. Eager to learn and loving spending time with her family this happy lass embraces her adventures. She also enjoys watching the TV and... Read more
JACKSON
JACKSON
This quiet lovable boy is so happy with his new family. He loves being in his own garden and really embraces family time watching TV.   Daily walks have become something he really looks forward to and his new Mum says he holds his head high and struts his stuff! WTG you darling boy -... Read more
LAMMY
LAMMY
Our beautiful older girl Lammy really struck gold when she went to her new family. From their first day together it was clear that Lammy had found her perfect home. We have seen her blossom over the last few months and this is what her new Mum has to say …. ‘Lammy is known as the... Read more
YARAN
YARAN
Our big handsome boy Yaran was looking for a quiet country home and he found the perfect one with a lovely Mum who has bonded so well with him. In fact they have become inseparable as Yaran clearly loves being with her. He has became such a loving boy & loves to be close to his Mum either... Read more
SOLO
SOLO
One of the younger dogs on the Ark this super friendly little guy is really living the dream with his new family. Regular trips to the beach are a firm favourite and although his Mum loves walking Solo much prefers to take his time with plenty of sniffs and chill outs on the way. Over the last... Read more
STAN
STAN
This little spitfire of a cat had already stolen the hearts of his adopters before the Ark left Kabul. When they enquired about him it was meant to be ….and he really has settled into home life so well. His new family say…. ‘Stan is doing amazing, they should come with a... Read more
THORI
THORI
Senior boy Thori has happily settled into new life with his Mum. This quiet gentle lad has really blossomed in his new life and loves going for a walk and realising that life is good! His Mum says ….. "He's very funny,  he loves the recycling and is constantly ripping it... Read more
PATCH
PATCH
Handsome boy Patch is one of our senior boys who has also struck gold with his new family! This gentle giant is definitely living the dream with his new sister Maxi. This unlikely senior duo enjoy playing and she has helped to show Patch what fun life can be. This boy loves his garden and is an... Read more
CHUCHA
CHUCHA
Beautiful gentle girl Chucha was one of our older dogs and immediately stole the heart of her quarantine guardian. This darling girl is loving her new life and happily shares her new home with many other rescues. Happy to stroll out and enjoy the scents & sniffs of the British countryside... Read more
TARA
TARA
Sweet gentle girl Tara really struck a pot of gold when she went to live with her new Mum. Tara makes friends wherever she goes and has really bonded with her new siblings, she loves to run and play with them and life is just a daily pleasure for her. A special friend in her life is her Mums... Read more
Sweetie Jan
Sweetie Jan
Beautiful senior girl Sweetie got so lucky when she was matched to her forever family. Instantly the family dog Rocky took her under his wing and soon she was exploring her new lovely garden and finding out that life was full of adventure. She now loves going on  walks where upon she is an... Read more
APPARNA
APPARNA
Quiet senior Apparna is another gentle girl who really has been so lucky in finding the perfect home. She has settled well and thoroughly enjoying a happy & contented life. She loves nothing better than playing with her doggy friend Alfie and also having fun walks together. Her new mum says... Read more
PEANUT
PEANUT
This comedic little fella has really landed on all his paws with his new family and has settled down so well. His new family say….. "He has a new name, Klaus, with an extension of ‘the king of chaos’ as he causes havoc!! He is very vocal, a complete dare devil (... Read more
ARIEL
ARIEL
Lovely girl Ariel is happily settled into her new life in the UK. Her new family say…….”She is amazing, so adventurous and loves getting up to mischief outdoors, loves helping with office work and taking it easy after a long day. Thank you to her new family for loving her... Read more
DOSTI
DOSTI
Beautiful Dosti was one of our younger dogs. This intelligent friendly girl has really struck gold with her Mum and enjoys the best life walking the moors and woodlands and enjoying time together. She loves meeting people and has made lots of doggy friends which usually results in big playtime... Read more
NALA
NALA
Beautiful Nala is absolutely living the dream with her new family & is very settled with her new cat sister Darbi. Her mum says….. ”Nala is doing great! I home work and she has a cat bed under my desk so not far away from me most days. Her favourite meal is tuna and dry ... Read more
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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…

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.

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.

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