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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!

PALANG
PALANG
Our senior gentle lad Palang was adopted by a very special family and is happily settled into life with them. Enjoying family holidays with them all he spends his time sniffing in the grasslands and walking the quiet beaches together. He likes to quietly watch his new Dad cook dinner and will... Read more
LEILA
LEILA

Pretty girl Leila is loving her new life in the UK. Always one for adventure this adorable kitty is a professional tree climber by day and insists on sleeping next to her Mum & Dad at night. We love seeing her so safe, loved and happy.

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Mowgli
Mowgli

Mowgli has a battle cry befitting of his name. He loves nothing better than eating chicken, sunbathing in the garden and loves getting into bed with his new family especially the two young boys…happy days ahead now for this handsome fella.

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Nilofor
Nilofor
This beautiful girl is living the dream with her family. Ever playful and always ready to explore places whether it’s a box or the highest bookshelf ‘Noofs’ certainly keeps her adoring family entertained. Only the finest dining for this little puss and definitely loves dreamies... Read more
PAK, SOULHA & OPAL
PAK, SOULHA & OPAL
One of our older bonded pairs Soulha & Opal struck gold when a longtime supporter & adopter offered a loving home to these beautiful girls. Also offering a home to a third if a match could be made the quiet, shy Pak bonded with the pair and all three went to live with two long term... Read more
SPONGEBOB
SPONGEBOB
One of the funniest and affectionate cats Spongebob has  embraced life with his new family with all 4 paws. Evenings are spent chilling with them and his new best buddy Betsy. He really has adapted very well to all the home comforts life now holds for him and runs when he hears the fire... Read more
PEBBLES
PEBBLES
This gentle girl has really settled into her new country life in the UK. Quickly bonding with her new Mum they share so many adventures together and enjoy regular walks around the village and countryside. Her Mum says’ She is lovely, enjoys her treats, is s good girl in the house and knows... Read more
PEESHI
PEESHI
Adorable Peeshi is loving life with her new family. This playful puss has found a great place to sit and watch the birds from a bedroom window and it’s not far to stroll over to her favourite place to sleep on the bed with her new Mum. Full of fun and adventure this little cat has totally... Read more
PRINCESS
PRINCESS
Beautiful Princess has found the perfect spot for a Winters nap. Princess was adopted earlier last year but her family had to wait until the Ark travelled to be united with her and it was worth the wait. They have totally fallen in love with her and she has become such a cuddle bug and loves to... Read more
DAVE
DAVE
Handsome Dave Cat really knows how to charm his new family. This handsome thief of hearts is loving life enjoys a head rub and a big cuddle. A cheeky boy who will play and sleep in equal measures. Dave truly is living the dream and spends his days warm, happy and contented whilst keeping... Read more
REBA & ARNHEM
REBA & ARNHEM
Reba really struck gold with her new family. An amazing tale of two dogs both from Afghanistan. Arnhem was one of Nowzads early rescues from Afghanistan and is the oldest Nowzad rescue. His family saw Reba on our website and the rest is history. Arnhem and Reba make a wonderful duo and as you... Read more
ZEUS
ZEUS
Zeus is one lucky little cat. As you can tell he has settled in perfectly with his new family and is loving  having two new cat buddies to share all his new adventures with. His new mum says….He is such a character, smart, fun loving and lives life to the full. We love him so... Read more
ALFIE
ALFIE
Alfie, who travelled home on the Ark, has been in his new home for a few months now and has really got the art of fine living under his belt. Happy to share a sofa and any ray of sunshine he can find with his adopted family’s resident dog and his new ‘sister’. Loving his walks... Read more
Winston
Winston
Handsome Winston is full of fun and enjoying all the comforts of his new home. He loves to give a daily wash to his new cat sister & has been known to stretch out for a sleep next to his dog brother Otto. Winston loves to push his way onto his new Mums lap and snuggle down for a... Read more
BEAR & SANG
BEAR & SANG
This week we have a special update from two of our lovely adopters. Handsome Bear  (Tan Dog) has happily settled into his new life in the UK with Nowzad rescue Sang who came home the year before…. Here their new family tell the story: We feel so lucky to have been... Read more
Yaran & Disel
Yaran & Disel
Yaran & Disel are two boys that were lucky enough to find a family together. These lovely lads enjoy the comforts of a loving home and really do keep everyone entertained  with their playful antics. They really did hit the jackpot and we could not be happier for them. Thank you to... Read more
NARI
NARI
Beautiful tabby Nari travelled home on the Ark and found her perfect forever home. She has settled so well and soon found the sunniest and most comfortable places to sleep! She keeps her new Mum busy by constantly playing and manages to get the balls out her interactive play box. She is a very... Read more
Mr Mallory Orange
Mr Mallory Orange
Mr Mallory Orange is in the words of his new family ‘the most comical adorable and quirky cat they have ever known. He never fails to amuse and is a total delight’. He has been known to steal an onion from the vegetable basket to play with even though he has a giant catio and lots of... Read more
Fluffy
Fluffy
Beautiful Fluffy is living the life of luxury and is every inch the diva as she has her new family under her paws! Her favourite trick is to bring her Mum her toy mouse on a stick each morning for her early hours play. Her new family say she is a chatterbox and talks all the time about... Read more
Disel
Disel
Our golden oldie Disel also travelled home on the Ark. At 14 this beautiful girl was amongst our oldest travelling home and we could not have been happier when she was matched to her forever family. This gentle soul immediately bonded with her new Mum & Dad. It was love at first sight and a... Read more
Raj
Raj
Our handsome boy Raj is one of our older dogs who hit the jackpot when he was matched to a lovely family who have given him so much love & time. He loves his garden and has also recently made friends with his doggie neighbour. No doubt future play dates will be on his daily schedule. Raj has... Read more
Narenji
Narenji
Our handsome boy Narenji is absolutely loving his new life. He stole his Mums heart from the start and soon discovered that life in a loving home brings lots of wonderful things. His adopter says ….He is obsessed with having a brush and demands one every day, followed by a treat of... Read more
Nama
Nama
Handsome Nama is really settling into life with his new family and  each week sees this intelligent lad learning new things and growing in confidence. His Dad says….He’s truly loving his forever home and really does enjoy a car ride - it’s because he knows he always ends... Read more
Brutus & Russen
Brutus & Russen
Brutus & Russen are fun loving playful inseparable brothers and really struck gold when they were adopted together. Now named Maxx & Mickey they bring lots of smiles, love & laughter each day to their new family. Maxx loves to play fetch with his toy balls, while Mickey loves to play... Read more
Palang
Palang
Our oldest cat on the Ark was the gorgeous Palang. His fabulous new Mum says…. Palang arrived with me just a few days before the 2nd anniversary of my husband's death. After just a half hour of exploring his new home, he jumped up into my lap and has pretty much been attached to me... 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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