Adopting A Nowzad Rescue


Give them the gift of a safe loving future...

We have reopened our adoptions programme and have some wonderful and deserving animals for adoption, so if you are looking for a special addition to your family you have come to the right place. We have a number of dogs and cats looking for their forever home. We take our rehoming process responsibly and aim to match the right animal to the right home taking into consideration the needs of both sides. All rescued animals are listed with recent photographs and full profile - as individuals, each animal has certain character traits and wants/needs so interested adopters are encouraged to read the profiles carefully in case there is one that steals your heart!

Our adoption service is personal and we offer post adoption advice and support if you ever need it. And of course we love to receive updates of how they are settling into their new lives. All our animals are neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped, Brucella tested (Dogs) and have their vaccination passports.

If you would like to submit an application for one of our cats or dogs please  complete an online application form.

We do not rehome our animals to:

  • Families with Children under 12 years of age
  • Our Afghan dogs generally cannot live with cats - if they can we will say in the profile

We will be updating this page regularly so please keep checking back and remember you can apply and we will match the dog or cat to your needs.

Thank you so much, once again, for your incredible support and compassion for these Nowzad dogs and cats.


Current Animals for Adoption

PAYA (Afghanistan)

Mixed Breed Female DOB March 2022

Paya is a very sweet beautiful girl with gentle eyes. She can be a little shy at first but soon warms up and always greets us with a big smiley face. She is good with other dogs and loves to play. She is good on a lead and is learning to sit on command. She is keen to learn. Paya loves her toys and enjoys a treat or two! She really is super friendly and very affectionate with people. She is very calm when being groomed. Paya is such a gentle girl and she deserves and needs a family to call her own. Spayed and fully vaccinated. Paya is going to make a wonderful family pet.

Reserved SOFIE (Afghanistan)
SOFIE (Afghanistan)

Mixed Breed Female DOB Feb 2022

This beautiful smiley girl was found with her Mum & siblings as a very young pup. Sadly the Mum dog died and Sofie was cared for in the safety of the Nowzad clinic. She is the happiest, smiliest dog and we don’t think she ever stops wagging that tail. Super friendly & very affectionate with people she really does charm her way into everyone’s hearts. She has a lot of love to offer. She loves zoomies and is really enjoying learning her lead work. Sofie loves a toy and is happy to be groomed. She loves playing and is  friendly with other dogs. Spayed & fully vaccinated. She is not cat friendly. Sofie will make a beautiful family dog. She really is the most adorable and gentle soul.

The Ukrainian six to the United Kingdom

Help us bring rescued dogs from Ukraine to the UK for a second chance at life

Nowzad is on a mission to bring hope, love, and a forever home to dogs rescued from the dire circumstances in Ukraine. The recent turmoil, which saw 11.6 million people flee their homes, has left hundreds of thousands of dogs in desperate need of care. Since 2022, there has been a shocking 30% increase in the stray animal population across the country, and numbers of rescued animals placed in shelters has increased by 100% in frontline areas. Tragically, limited resources, space and funding make it extremely challenging for these shelters to cope, and the situation worsens every month, as Russian forces advance.

Our Mission: So many of these animals on Ukraine’s streets are pets abandoned by their owners during evacuation. They have endured unimaginable hardships, but now, with your help, we can offer six of them a safe haven and a loving family in the UK, just like they once had in Ukraine.

These six dogs were all rescued from the Kramatorsk area by a shelter supported by Nowzad. We supply regular food, veterinary equipment, medicines and kennelling to the shelter, as well as daily support to the staff. Kramatorsk city is located about 30km from the front line which makes it very vulnerable to Russian strikes. Over 60% of the population has fled the city since 2022, many of whom made the heart-breaking decision to leave their pets behind. It is a very hard sight to see so many animals, once somebody’s pet, try to survive on the streets.

In order for the Kramatorsk shelter to take in and nurse back to health more of these injured and abandoned animals, we have made the decision to help them free up some much-needed space. This is crucial before the bitterly cold winter months set in again, when temperatures in the region plunge to subzero.

Our Goal: Our goal is to urgently raise £7,000 to cover the costs of transporting these six dogs to the UK, (via road which is vastly cheaper than flying the dogs as we have to do from Afghanistan). We have ensured they will receive the medical attention, vaccinations, and care they need before and after their arrival. They are currently completing their quarantine period whilst we raise the necessary funds, including undergoing a full vaccination regime, being tested for Brucella and rabies and also being neutered/spayed.

Each donation, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to providing these resilient dogs with a second chance at life. Together, we can transform their stories of survival into tales of joy and unconditional love.

Join us in this heartfelt journey and make a lasting difference in the lives of these deserving animals. Your support means the world to these animals, but also to the shelter staff in Kramatorsk who are spurred on to continue their desperate work when they know this can be the result.

Thank you for your generosity and compassion you can donate by clicking here Thank you for caring!

BERTIE (Ukraine)

Mixed breed Male DOB Jan 2021

Gorgeous boy Bertie is just one big bundle of fun. This gentle lad spent his early years on a chain in a back yard until his owner died and then at a Ukraine shelter for two years as the photograph shows. As a result he is very active. He has really begun to enjoy his walks and is very friendly with dogs & people. He is a great dog and needs an experienced active person to walk him and give him the time, patience and a routine. He’s super affectionate, loves to give and receive a cuddle. Very playful and very active. He really is such a character and we named him Burlington Bertie to fit his wonderful enthusiastic personality. He never fails to make us smile. He would benefit from a garden and could live with another dog if it was calm. Bertie is really adorable he just needs to have stability and a loving home. He is neutered and fully vaccinated. Can you give Bertie the loving home of which he dreams.