Because I already love you!

Posted on 18 May 2020

Animal Rescue Sofia and Together tell you about the real friends, who’d be happy to stay at home with you. Forever.

Adopting a dog means giving a promise.
A promise for friendship. For love. Forever.

If you are ready to keep such a promise, adopt a shelter dog!

Your best friend wants to come home with you. Because he already loves you!

Photo credit: Aneta Ivanova

Dog of the week: Lana

Posted on 28 February 2020

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

In our eyes Lana is one of the most beautiful girls, but strangely – no one has asked to adopt her for nearly two years now.
Lana knows pretty well how beautiful she is and acts like a real primadonna.

We are looking for her an adopter like her – active, outgoing, person ready to give love and happiness to our sweet girl!
If you think you may be her future best friend – Lana is waiting for you at “The Farm”!

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson Photography


Eat, pray, love

Posted on 25 February 2020

Eat, pray, love, Kappi!

Eat whatever you find in the garbage bins. This is your only option to survive!

Pray that you survive, as you live at the very same spot where sweet Bonnie was shot and Ognyana was hit by a car.

Love, because…well, because this is you and even the fact your people betrayed you and left you on the street, it didn’t stop you from loving everyone!

Kappi is an amazing dog and without doubts, he deserves much better than running after everyone and begging for love and food on the street.

Kappi also deserves better than a shelter life, he deserves a real home and a human to love!

Kappi is waiting for you!

We introduce to you: The Wobblers

Posted on 18 February 2020

In reality these are Toto and Tonko, but the reason why these beauties are still in the shelter became also the reason why we gave them their nicknames. We‘ve called them “The Wobblers” for so long that nobody already remembers who is who.

The wobblers have a hereditary ataxia – they wobble when they walk, and if they are very excited or too tired – they stagger.

We don’t know whether this is due to the inner ear not properly working or to a vertebrae malformation, although they both had an MRI scan.

The wobblers came to us when they were tiny, tiny pups. They were a litter of four. Only the ones with the ataxia condition – Toto and Tonko – stayed in the shelter for so long.

Both of them are very friendly and cuddly. They can lead a completely normal life, as long as they are given the chance for a true home.

Please, share their story! Let’s find their home together!


Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

Harvey – it should never happen

Posted on 15 January 2020

Harvey’s story is one of the most brutal we’ve run into.

He was severely beaten – by a group of young children. Probably you remember him from the video we took, when we went to take him – scared, crying and shivering out of pain and terror. You may see it here: Harvey 

We have managed to safe his life, his sight was also partly recovered.

But he keeps scars from this beating.
Sometimes he looses balance, other times – orientation. But the worst part is, he is still terrified of children.

Harvey may not be in perfect condition, but he can love and be loved. We believe he deserves the best future, as he suffered more than enough.

We are looking for responsible and experienced owners, without small children.
Help us to find them, by sharing – Harvey needs your help!

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

Grown-up fellows

Posted on 22 July 2013

Can you imagine what it is like to be abandoned as a small puppy – put in a cardboard box, a sack, or somewhere on the streets on a completely unknown place? To be taken away from your mother, her cuddle and her love. With no safety, no knowledge about the world, the cars, the good and the bad. And despite all chances to be found by good People. People, who will take you under their care, will comfort and caress you, will help you. People who care. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

The dogs we will tell you about went through all of this. They share similar past, the same presence and dreams for better future full with love, plays, cuddles and treats. They are all young puppies with cheerful temper – sociable, cuddling, curious, learning, looking for adventures and games. Meet Joro, Valio, Lozan, Toshko, Tsetso and Vania.


Joro was abandoned in a cardboard box in front of a building in the centre of Sofia. He spent a lot of time in our storehouse until we put him all vaccines needed to be safe for him to be put with the other dogs. Joro is one of our smaller by size puppies, very sweet, bright and curious boy. Born May 2012th.

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Valyo is the last dog from his litter, just another one abandoned in a cardboard box. It’s a shame such a sweet and non-conflict boy to still be in the shelter. How is it possible for anyone to resist his expecting and loving look and his good heart is a mystery for which we don’t have an answer. Born March 2012th.

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Lozan was found in Lozen village and that is how he got his name. When he came to us he was one little puppy, kind of an ugly duck, but he grew up as a wonderful good-looking guy. He loves cuddling and walks. Born July 2012th .

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Toshko came to us last summer with a bunch of relatives. An year later only him and his brother Ventsi are still with us. Unlike Ventsi who is still a little mistrustful to people, Toshko is very sociable, kind-hearted boy. Born June 2012th.

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When Tsetso was first noticed the people thought he’s just a little corpse on the road. When they passed him he moved and they understood that he is still alive. No time was wasted; the people took him in their car and drove him to us. Thankfully it was only a sunstroke. In the shelter Tsetso showed his wonderful temper. He loves playing with everybody – human or dog, adores being caressed and has this sweet and unique face that makes you smile. Born April 2012th .

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Vania is Nibs’ sister, who is also known as Tsar Kiro amongst our keepers. Vania unlike her brother is a lot calmer and usually stays away from the big craziness in the shelter. She loves cuddling and caressing. Born April 2012th .

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All of these little fellows are neutered and vaccinated and wait for you in the Bogrov shelter so you can walk together the road called “Happiness”.

The white mice

Posted on 25 May 2013

Meet the White Mice litter – abandoned in the middle of nowhere to battle for their survival as tiny babies. Where, what, and why we don’t care. The litter got lucky to find foster families who took them in the most critical moment of their lives and fought for each of them. All needed vaccines were made and the foster families brought to us healthy, lively, mischievous, and grown up cuties. We all thought that those beauties will be taken with the speed of light but alas – we weren’t right. Probably amongst our 500 dogs even the white color of these dogs didn’t managed to make them noticeable. So far only one girl of the litter found home and the rest are still waiting patiently in the shelter for their turn to come.

These wild dogs are born May 2012th. They are natural furies – playful, teasing, merry, kind, imaginative, loving and affectionate. They are neutered and vaccinated and ready for adventures in their own special families. If you think that some of these dogs is the new member of your family – come meet him/her in Bogrov. They are waiting for you!


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Once upon a time – from timid to bright

Posted on 23 May 2013

Chad, Misha and Tanie are brother and two sisters. Kety is sister of Kimbo (who you should know very well as you helped us raise money for his diagnose and is now treated for his demodecosis – you can read more about Kimbo’s story so far HERE and HERE). There is one common thing between these dogs and it is their common destiny. They were all brought to us by Ecoravnovesie together with their moms. The mothers were timid and mistrustful, the puppies too. When the puppies were weaned we neutered the mothers and turn them back. The puppies stayed in the shelter where little by little they started to calm and get used to our presence and finally were completely socialized. They grow up and turned into wonderful, kind-hearted monkeys. Today they have nothing in common with the timid babies they were. On the contrary – they are cheerful, rompy, curious, social and playful dogs. And Kety is unstoppable fury.

Born May 2012th, neutered and vaccinated. Chad,Misha, Tanie and Kety come a long way and turned into these loving dogs who will fill your life with lots of kisses, games and cuddling…If you decide to give them a chance.



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The Humpty-dumpty family

Posted on 21 May 2013

Meet the Humpty-dumpty band – they are one very charming and fluffy family that came to us in a small frayed carton box so we admit them straight into the quarantine rooms. Today, a year later, grown-up, dumpy, loving, with the most comely looks, cheerful and unique, we present them to you. For that year nobody asked for them, nobody adopted any of them. Why- we just can’t explain. Supposedly everybody wants to adopt as sociable and sweet dogs as they are but they spent the last year in the shelter feeling love and human attention only once a week. Living deprived of any comfort of an own home without even knowing what they are missing. But they are never unhappy or complaining – they take with full paws of life as much as they can under the given circumstances and the life in the shelter. And you will always recognize them for their wild temper and funny faces.

Born may 2012th, neutered and vaccinated.


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Diva and Keira

Posted on 25 April 2013

Diva and Keira are just two of the many dogs we have in the shelter, another pair of dogs that is waiting for their person to come and find them. As they already spent so much time waiting we thing that it is about time for the luck to change and those beautiful girls to get adopted. At the end they were made for loving and being loved, for an own bed in which they can sleep, long tiring walks and the sense of real home and family. And now let us tell you a few words about those girls:


Diva is born May 2011th. In the shelter she is also known as the Brown dog of Marieta (our lovely doctor) because she is one of her favorites. That\s the reason we gave Marieta the honor to name her. With 500 dogs in the shelter you can only imagine how hard it is for us to come up with appropriate names for all of the dogs and Marieta is one person that not always approves our ideas. So this time we decided to not risk with choosing a bad name for that dog exactly and to be on the safe side we asked her for a name – and she did for seconds. It’s different when you name a dog you love so much and know absolutely well.

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So Diva came to us from Bistrica with one other dog. We admitted her with very bad bronchitis and while we treated her for that she won everyone with her uniquely sweet temper – she is one wonderful dog loving people and dogs. Although you can’t see very well how sweet she is in the photos you can do it in person if you come to visit her in the shelter. We are absolutely sure that she will also charm you as fast as she already did with everybody else.


Kiera is born May 2010th. She came to us as a little puppy. Actually she is the last baby of Arahna also known as The Big Momma who was adopted like ages ago from one of our volunteers – Milena. Unfortunately Kiera didn’t have the luck of her mom and is still waiting in the shelter. She is very active and curious dog and doesn’t waste any time in regret for staying in the shelter. She acts a little bossy in her pen. But with people she is such a spoilt girl. Just need good owner who will love her and teach her how a true lady should act.

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Both girls are neutered and vaccinated, waiting for in Bogrov so you can start together one happy life.

The wildest

Posted on 14 March 2013

We are 4 – brothers and sisters. Good people found us when we were little babies. They took us home; they fed us and cared for us. When we had all necessary vaccines they brought us in the shelter. And since then we are waiting for our people to recognize in us their best friend and the newest family member. It’s been a while but we are sure that this will happen very soon.

When we first came in the shelter we acted a little like bullies. With such a wild blood we didn’t miss a chance to quarrel with our buddies in the puppygarten or even with our siblings. But with time we mellowed. My beautiful sisters – Arya, Nimeria and Sansa – became nice and gentle ladies but they still love playing. And I – Tootles, am still very wild and playful. As the boy in the family it’s normal to make more mischief.  But my sisters compensate for us 😉

We were born March 2012th. We are neutered and vaccinated and waiting for you in the shelter.


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A cover letter for your heart

Posted on 11 March 2013

Hello there,

We are another group of the Bogrov’s . Just like the rest of the shelter’s inhabitants we share the same destiny – at some point, somehow, in some way we met the wonderful people in Bogrov. And that sure is not a bad thing as they feed us, clean after us, but most important they love us and care for us and try to find us a home. For the last thing to happen you should first know about our existence and what faster and easier way for that than to introduce ourselves to you. Of course you can find us in Bogrov where you can see us in our whole wonderfulness. But as many of you don’t have the chance to come and meet us in person accept the next rows as our candidature for your hearts and homes. We apply some photos so you can see us. Although they can’t represent perfectly our sweet faces and ask for a cookie or treat they’ll fulfill their purpose – to show you how we look. And now let’s start:

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I’ll be the first to start. Who am I – Renly of course. I was born 06.2010th. If I have to be honest with you I’m wild dog. With all the energy I keep insight it’s absolutely impossible to keep quiet all day in the pen. I need walks, a chance to run and enjoy the wind. So if you want a friend for playing and outside activities, that’s me. I came in the shelter as a little puppy but I don’t remember how or why. It doesn’t matter. All that is important is my wild and free heart waiting for you to come take me home. I’m neutered and vaccinated. I won’t take anymore of your time because my other friends want to say hi too. And you know writing on that keyboard with paws isn’t easy or fast. And as we have an access to the computer for a while we’ll have to hurry. Bye from me. Hope to see you soon.


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Hey there. I’m Fazan and I was born in 2009th. If you come in the shelter ask the volunteers for Mruncho (from mutter) – that’s my code name. A beautiful girl gave it to me as I don’t stop muttering during the walks. What can I say? If you had to share one pen with more than 10 other dogs and the same building with 489 more, you would want to complain to your human friends of all the noise other’s make. And to share how much you love the walks and how much you missed the volunteers during these 6 days. And as I see my friends only once a week for like 25 minutes I don’t have any time to waste in silence so I talk and talk and talk. You understood me, right? I’m just wordy. Oh, I came from Seslavci. When I first came in Bogrov I was one skinny puppy and very shy. I’m still calm and kind and sometimes shy but now I know that people are my friends, good friends. I love them with my whole heart and I know that someone will be very lucky if he/she takes me home. Uf, I run off again. I have to say goodbye now as Rickon and Bran are waiting to tell you their story. Love you, Fazan (a.k.a Mruncho).



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We are Rickon and Bran, born 12.2010th, sons of the most wonderful mother – Charlotte, who you may know and is now happily adopted in Germany. Our lovely mom was abandoned together with us – tied to the garbage container. That is how the people in Bogrov found us coming to work. Mom was still breastfeeding us and we were put in a carton box. Now Bran and I are the only ones still looking for a home. We might be brothers but we are nothing alike. I guess that\s normal for every family. Brancho is still shy but he is the best brother in the world and I really love him. I’m sure that if someone adopt him he’ll become the perfect friend and will be just as social as I am. And Rickon always tells me that people are good and that playing with them can be so much fun. And he told me that someday someone will love me just as much as he does. Do you think this is true? Bran,  I told – it’s true, you’ll see.


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We really loved talking with you but now we have to go. There are so many more of our friends that are waiting to introduce themselves to you. We hope that you liked us, that  may be you saw your best friend in us.

Your friends – Bran and Rickon, Renly and Mruncho