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Posted on 05 August 2014

We are so happy to inform you that some of our dogs are now in their new homes!
Here are the lucky ones:
The puppy Dark stole the hearts of Nicol Geleva and Gary Bozarov. Dark is one of a litter from 4 puppies and is the second to be adopted. We wish him a happy and long life with his people!

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These three sweet sisters didn’t have luck during their adoption weekend in Pets&U and came back to us. It seems there was a reason for this – they probably wanted to learn English, not Bulgarian. Mila, Kara and Daisy are now happy in the country of Shakespeare!

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And the next one, ladies and gentlemen is…. Chicco! Everyone who has been in Bogrov or the Farm know Chicco – he spent with us 4 years! We are so happy to inform you, that he finally left for good! Chicco will live with Ivan Betrev and will have his own yard and home!

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The unlucky ones

Of course, good things and bad things usually walk together.
Ethan was adopted from us in 2010 as a happy puppy. Four years later he came back to us. The reason? “We don’t want him any more”…

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Ricky was adopted in the winter from Bogrov shelter and came back to us now, due to personal reasons (not his fault). Ricky suffers a lot for his home and family, we do hope that he will find his forever home soon…
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Do you remember the sweet puppy Paspartu? Well, he is here again. His ex-owners don’t want such an energetic dog! We are afraid we weren’t very polite with them, but they were informed puppies and young dogs are energetic. Poor Pass, he has never been in the shelter – as a puppy he lived in a foster home. His ex-fosters cannot take him, because they are now fostering four other pups.

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We wish them all the best and fast forever adoption!

 

Liza – a month in her new home

Posted on 16 May 2013

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Liza, that is the new name of the small brown lady from cage 13 at the Bogrov shelter. She went home exactly 1 month ago with Sofia and Peter, two of our regular volunteers. And this is an update on how her life is going: in the beginning she was very timid, it was difficult to convince her to get into the car, then get off and walk through unfamiliar doors in order to reach the little carpet where she fell asleep blissfully.

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It was only a week time she needed to understand that she has been very lucky to get – her own bed, her own food and water, daily walks a few times a day and what is most important – her own people who love her. Liza loves them too and she does her best to please them, so she doesn’t do any mischief. She loves to cuddle, but her most favorite thing to do is run like the wind in Sofia’s South Park – wether it be chasing other dogs or birds or squirrels – it doesn’t matter, just as long as she can run long and feee, without a lead or a fence to stop her. Liza is doing great on walks with or without a lead – she is really a DREAM dog.

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Her last big moment was at a photo-planner, organized by Lidia Petrova, a kind photographer who has been taking many lovely photos of the dogs at the shelter. Liza even got a special award for her participation.

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Monthly donations – February 2013

Posted on 04 March 2013

Animal Rescue Sofia thanks the generous people who make our work possible.

We are a non-profit organization and our budget is based entirely on the ammount of trust and support we get from the public.

We wouldn’t be able to help the suffering animals if it wasn’t for your donations. It is through your generocity that lives are saved on a daily basis. You are our dogs’ and cats’ guardian angels.

See full list of sponsors for 2013

See sponsors in 2012, See sponsors in 2011, See sponsors in 2010

BECOME A SPONSOR OF ANIMAL RESCUE SOFIA

We want to specially thank everybody who has donated through our collection boxes!
Everyone who’s bought our stuff – we really appreciate it! Everyone who’se brought food and goods to the shelter – THANK YOU for always being there for the dogs!
Please, have in mind that we have no way of keeping a record of your names, so if you have donated through this campaign you will not be able to find your name on the above list. Bless you for supporting our doggies (and kitties)!

February 2013 donors:

Aglika Savtchenko
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Albena Marinova
Albena Petrakieva
Albena Haralampieva
Albena Yankulova
Aleksandra Dimitrova
Alexandra Mincheva
Alexander Birtsoev
Alexander Delivlaev
Ana Barzakova
Ana Pavlova
Angela Bradbery
Andrey Chakalov
Anelia Dimitrova
Anelija Dojchinova
Aneliya Doneva
Aneliya Kamburova
Aneliya Stoyanova
Aneta Pavlova
Anita Valentinova
Anke Wischer
Anna Dimitrova
Anna Mancheva-Dimova
Anna Peteva
Anna Petleva
Anna Salabaschew
Anna Yankova
Anton Tringov
Antonela Popova
Antonia Arsova
Armine Janyan
Asen Klasanov
Asya Rangelova
Atanas Ganchev
Bistra Hristova
Blagovest Moskov
Blagorodna Georgieva
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Bogdana Petkov
Boyka Mihaylova
Borislav Arnaudov
Boryana Gaydarova
Boryana Randelova
Boyan Dimitrov
Boyan Ivanov
Boyana Ivanova
Branimira Veselinova
Branislava Zdravkovic
Bruno Barbera
Björn Meschede
WA van den Eshof
Valentina Dolmova
Valentina Petkova
Valentina Petrova
Valya Paneva
Vanya Alexandrova
Vanya Kaludova
Vanya Stoyanova
Vasil Bratanov
Vasil Pavlov
Vasilena Vasileva
Vassilena Daskalova
Velemir Pashov
Velina Pamukchieva
Veneta Todorova
Vera Antonova
Vera Dogramdzieva
Vera Kirova
Veronica Ninova
Vesela Velcheva
Vesséla Morova
Vesselin Beltchev
Veselina Staab
Victor Kolarov
Viktoriya Avramova
Victoriya Vasileva
Virginia Smirnoff
Vladimir Dochev
Vladimir Spassov
Vladimir Sterngold
Vladimir Yuriev
Vladimira Rasheva
Gabriela Tzekova
Galena Dineva
Galina Borlakova
Galina Petrova
Galina Stoyanova
Galya Milanova
Georgi Yossifov
Georgi Kirilov
George Potchekanski
Georgi Tunev
Gergana Aneva
Gergana Boyadhieva
Gergana Dimova
Gergana Dodeva
Gergana Nikolova
Gergana Hadziyska
Gergina Atanasova
Gwen Shooters
Dalton Brian
Dana Nestorova
Dany Demireva
Daniela Kaimakcheeska
Daniela Kolarova
Daniela Nazlamova
Darina Mihaylova
Darina Hristova
Dafinka Marini
Denitsa Andreeva
Denitsa Dimitrova
Denitza Klimova
Desislava Boyadzieva
Dessislava Dilovska
Desislava Dicheva
Desislava Kirilova
Desislava Krasteva
Detelina Hristova
Deyan Tsvetanov
Diana Bejanova
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Diana Radeva
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Dimitar Hartarski
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Iva Dyankova
Ivaylo Simeonov
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Ivan Zahov
Ivan Stamenov
Ivan Chakarov
Ivelina Ganeva
Ivelina Slavova
Ivelina Yancheva
Iveta Andonova
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Ivo Dezhev
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Ilarion Panov
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Yoana Prodanova
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Jordan Ostrev
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Irina Koeva
Irina Nikolova
Irina Yaacoub
Iskra Georgieva
Kalina Beyazova
Kalina Yanachkova
Kaloyan Todorov
Kamen Todorov
Caroline Kraus
Karolina Sofronieva
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Katia Dimova
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Kristin Pavlova
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Our most special regards to the people who support us every month!

Thank you for your trust and persistence!

Blacky

Posted on 13 December 2012

Blacky is a black boy, who simply wasn’t born in the correct geographic location, not knowing what freezing weather occurs here during some time of the year. 2 weeks ago, right when the cold weather arrived, this little black kitty almost got run

through by a car, but the perpetrators appear to be his rescuers. Freezing and dehydrated, visibly undernourished and with his eyes completely closed, Blacky was barely breathing. When taken to the vet, where he was put on a system, antibiotics, vitamins and injections in the eyes with a real danger about his life.

Destiny, however, decided to have mercy so Blacky cured from the three viruses he had and is now feeling great. He is vaccinated, dewormed, extremely endearing and loving, about 3 months old and has the great luck to live in a foster home. Unfortunately, he can’t stay there permanently, so his foster family and rescuers are hoping that good people could like him and take him home, since they don’t have this opportunity. So, if you had a Christmas wish to have a gentle creation that calmly purrs next to you keeping you company while you watch TV in your warm home, maybe its about time your wish come true. To adopt Blacky, and give him the best gift he ever dreamt of about the holidays – please contact us.

Sadly’s revelations

Posted on 11 November 2012


Hello.

My name is Sadly. I was born 2008, neutered and vaccinated. I don’t have a sad story to tell you. I’m just another one of Bogrov’s dogs. If I have to be honest, I should tell you that at first I wasn’t very sure about people and that entire thing with the walks…I was kind of shy. But now, you can ask everybody, I have changed. Now I’m always waiting for the weekend walks, dreaming for a family like every other dog in here. But alas, I don’t have a pretty look or sweet face to win people’s hearts.

All I have are my big and sad eyes. Those are eyes that have seen a lot, but behind the bars – I have seen days that have gone slowly one after another, volunteers coming and going, rain, snow, sun… But those are eyes that can see behind the dark and gloomy life in the shelter, eyes that see what a beautiful and interesting world there is, that see a different future – full with laughter and games, treats and caresses, with love… Only if you could look behind my plain appearance deep into my eyes…Oh, how much love you will find! And devotion, a promise for a lifetime of true friendship, and one big heart – that will be forever yours! Only if you could give me a chance to show you my true self. Do you think you can!?

Grey

Posted on 11 November 2012

Grey is a wonderful little fat lady with a soft black-gray coat. She reminds of a cheerful, huggable teddy-bear. She was born 2007.

Grey is a sweet cuddly dog, very friendly and lovable. She is someone who will wearm your heart – friendly and social, she is not even sad in the shelter – everything is good for her.

This wonderful dog waits for her people every day – with a smile on her face, sure that happiness is just arround the corner.

  

Beauty and the Beast or Trolla and Celeste

Posted on 04 September 2012

Those beautiful dogs are mother and son. She – Celeste – is around 3-4 years old. He – Trolla – is about a year old. And that is how their story begins:

Once upon a time there was this cute newborn puppy. It came to earth and the first thing she knew was love and a warm mother’s hug. Little by little surrounded by a lot of love and cares this puppy started growing and become more and more beautiful. And with time came dreams – dreams for own home and loving family. Not much after that the dream came true. Some people really liked the little puppy and probably bought it from a pet shop. They named the dog Celeste and that’s how her new life in their home began.

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But as in every story our character should see some troubles before the happy ending comes. At some point Celeste gave birth to puppies – how much and what was their story we don’t know. About an year later this beautiful girl is abandoned together with her son – Trolla, in front of a house in a village near Sofia. What happened with their story that from the life of home pets they became quite useless stray dogs? Probably we will never know. The life on the streets wasn’t easy for our heroes. They were left at a completely unfamiliar place, battling for survival. And like this wasn’t enough the people from the neighborhood didn’t like them and started chasing them. That is how they came to us.

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Trolla had this name because of his haircut and because of his mistrust to people ate the beginning. Today he is very different and with good behavior. Celeste and Trolla are waiting for their new people in Bogrov. Let’s make their happy endings possible!

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Kindest regards from Mimi

Posted on 19 August 2012

Mimi, the dog with the enormous tumor you helped operate is sending you her regards as she takes the first of many healthy steps in her new, cancer-free life!

Mimi is feeling well, and although she still walks with her legs spread apart as if her huge tumor is still there, her gait is perky and you can tell she is having a wonderful time walking free of the huge weight of the cancer.


Mimi is a good, small dog with a kind temperament and noble manners. She is not young anymore and would simply LOVE to have a true friend to be loyal to till her last breath. Mimi si healthy and will be ass good as new quite soon. Inquiries are welcomed at the Bogrov shelter!

Children of the north 3

Posted on 10 August 2012

Nothing new under the sky. A story so well known and suffered – the fashion in dogs. A person decides to take a dog as some kind of accessory, something to brag about in front of other people, some kind of a belonging that you can throw away – because you don’t need it anymore, because it needs care and attention, love and understanding, because you have to make efforts. But why bother? You can just let it go on the streets and after that it’s not your concern anymore. May be there is a new belonging with which to brag. And that repeats over and over again. We already told you about some of our children of the north here the first part and here the second part, and now there is a new group we want to present to you.

Alaska is a beautiful young lady – a year, year and a half, husky mix. She was found wandering on a very busy road in Sofia. Now she is safe in the shelter waiting for adoption. Alaska is vital and energetic and needs attention and a lot of activity. Сhe is also very cheerful and friendly dog.

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Meet Lora – year and a half. She spent that time living on a chain, without the chance to feel free, to run wild and to grow normally. It is understandable that she was very mistrustful to people when she came to us. Now, with her life on the chain left in the past, Lora started trusting us. She is very delicate, careful and kind creature.

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Bella is a little older than one year. She was abandoned in one of Sofia areas when she was only a few months. Out of nowhere she found herself in an unfamiliar place, a territory of other dogs, all alone. What kind of life a typical north dog like her would have on the streets? Definitely not a good one. Now she is waiting to find her people. Bella is very energetic and playful dog.

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Locca is a fantastic, sweet-tempered, people-oriented, fun-loving, energeic girl. She is about 2,5 years old, an excellent dog for active, lively people, who want a friend that is never tired of games and fun.

She lives for walks and fun and spends her time playing and enjoying life. She has one stunning blue eye to remind us of the freedom she needs to be happy, it is so sad to see her locked in a cage…

Children of the North

Posted on 09 July 2012

We have seen this happen before – with German shepherds, then with Dobermans and Rottweilers, then with Cockers, then Dalmatians…

It always happens the same way. A breed becomes very popular, petshops and puppymills begin overproducing, people buy and buy dogs without knowing the responcibilities and a few years later – many dogs of this breed are being dumped on the street.  Goldens and labradors are next. But now – it is huskies.


This here young boy was brought to us as a “gravely ill” animal. After he was checked and examinated it turned out he had simply been hungry for too long.
The boy is quickly recovering his strenght and has a friendly husky temperament.
He is about a year old.


Another young husky lady – between 8 and 12 months old, she has been waitng for owners quite a while already. The girl is healthy and happy and has the tipical energetic and wild temperament of a northern dog.


This wonderful male went home to his owners. Meanwhile we got 2 more huskies from the street. We will inform you about them soon.


We also have your friend Rex – whose life you saved on two occasions. Although he is still recovering from his surgeries, he will need a home too. Read all about him HERE.

We also have quite a few husky-mixes at the shelter – blue-eyed, energetic animals with a free spirit, locked away until god knows when…

Dear friends, the Bogrov shelter is funded trhough donations only. To be able to shelter, feed and care for the dogs – we need your support. To help us help them – please, BECOME A DONOR for Animal Rescue Sofia.

Nadka Notail

Posted on 26 June 2012

 

The story of Nadka (Hope) is the ordinary story of a typical Sofia stray dog. She is neutered, at some period of her young life (1 or 2 years old) she was shot at and she carries a bullet in her body as a memory. She is not giving any trouble to people, being calm and friendly. Nadka is not a big dog, she weighs 18 kg. Her only distinctive feature is her tail –  a piece of bloody meat, heavily inflamed, without any skin on it. Nobody knows what happened to her tail – it could be a human deed, maybe another dog caused this, or it could be a skin problem which she tried to solve by herself.

It was her tail that attracted the attention of two women from the neighborhood to Nadka. They decided to help her, but unfortunately none of them can offer her shelter. Presently Nadka is in a vet clinic, where her tail is taken care of. The doctors hope amputation of the tail might be avoided. But she will never have a fluffy tail any more.
Maybe Nadka is the friend you need? She will not intrude, she will wait patiently and will be grateful for any sign of love and affection!

Kiwi and Africa

Posted on 20 June 2012

Here is how it went:


Poor black Africa is now left alone without her sister who was adopted. Hope she will soon find the right people too!

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