New lives for Kaya and Bony

Posted on 22 January 2020

When you loose something, you don’t know what are you winning!

This is exactly what happened with Parvomartha – she was adopted and then left again. She waited her real family for a long time.
New home, new beginning, new name – Kaya has started the adventure, called happiness!
Thank you, Monica and Vilian! We wish you many happy years with Kaya!

Alone. Sick and blind. Desperate. Worn out by countless pregnancies and births.
That was Bony, when we found her.

Loved, slightly spoiled and very happy – this is Bony now!
Thank you, Vanya, for giving your heart to our old girl! We wish you the best of luck and happiness together!

Month of the week: Miley

Posted on 17 January 2020

Ah, we can see the end of the adventure named “Calendar 2020! Last copies of our amazing charity calendar are expecting the late birds, willing to help us save lives HERE!

We keep on meeting you with the stars in it – all of them habitats of  “The Farm”

Today this is Miley. Or, to be more exact – Betty, because this is her new, pet’s name.

Photo credit: WINGS

When we found Miley, roaming on the streets, we were sure that very soon a worried and panicked owner will come, looking for her. It is not possible, we thought, that someone would abandon this sweet and soft lady!

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But we were wrong as no one came to look for her for a couple of months. For that time we all fell in love with her – she is so amazingly good and kind to everyone, that we felt there isn’t a word invented do describe her.

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

And this is the reason we were not surprised when Biliana came and fell in love in Miley from a first sight!

Betty is now exactly where every dog should be – at home, with the human who loves her!

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Ognyana – a story of fire and ice

Posted on 13 January 2020

One morning, just in front of our shelter, we saw a big black dog, lying in a puddle of blood on the road.
Of course, we immediately took her in and our vets started fighting for her life!

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

When we checked the security cameras, we were shocked to see how a car stops, the door is opened and the dog is thrown out!
Poor girl was so scared, she started chasing the car and almost instantly was hit by another car…We don’t know if the owners saw that, but they didn’t come back…

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

Ognyana was broken – hips, pelvis – it was doubtful if she will ever walk again.
But still – we decided to try and you helped us, so we gave Ognyana into the hands of the best orthopedist – Dr Vladislav Zlatinov!

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But yet, again she surprised us – only a day later, Ognyana met us in the morning on her feet and with a tale wagging!
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Day after day, Ognyana got better and better, happier and happier! Her love to one of our dog carers – Indre – also grew stronger and bigger.
We were wondering, if this girl will ever find someone who’d love her as much, as Indre does.
Of course not! And there is no need of this, as Indre adopted Ognyana and now the good girl not only has adopters who adore her, but also two furry brothers (one of them was recently mentioned here, as Archie is also adopted from “The Farm”).

The whole black pack and their proud parents:)

Photo credit: Indre Vilkaite

Farwell, Ogi! 
You got the jackpot with Indre and this time you will be loved and cherished forever!



Nitro is at home!

Posted on 08 January 2020

Nitro is 10 plus years old. He has only one eye and a sick heart.

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

Is he ever going to have a home?

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Of course! He is at home now!

And the best part is, that he was adopted by someone who loves him for a long time now – our ex junior vet Dr Teddy!

We wish them both happiness and love! And to Dr Teddy, who recently started her new career path – we wish you many healed patients and grateful owners!

Farewell, Nitro, sweetheart! All the best!


Month of the week: Kaloyan

Posted on 03 January 2020

If you have our magnificent charity calendar, you have probably seen one furry chap with warm eyes?

Kaloyan in our calendar

Photo credit: Wings

This is Kaloyan – an incredible creature, who walked long way for a really short time and instead of the slow and agonizing death he was doomed, he found his new home and a real family!

Kaloyan’s first day at “The Farm”

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

Kaloyan and two more dogs were found by accident – an extremely lucky one – by two men, who got lost in the forest near Novi Han village.

The three poor souls were chained on three trees – starving and extremely dehydrated, who knows how long they have been waiting for a salvation!

What kind of a monster did such thing and doomed them – we cannot even imagine.

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

Kaloyan had ehrlichiosis. A serious condition, but comparing to Zornitza and Borimecho, who had ehrlichiosis and heartworm – Kaloyan actually got lucky.

After a while with us, Kaloyan got confident and healthy!

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures 

From the very first days with us, Kaloyan has always been extremely happy dog. At first he looked surprised every time, when we cuddled him, and this surprise broke our hearts. They have had tough lives indeed…

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

The best part of the strory is, that Kaloyan is already home!

Yes, he must learn German, but both Kaloyan and his owners speak the most important language – love!

Kaloyan’s long journey home is over! The road that lead him there was rough, but the best part is yet to come!

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Happy New Year!

Posted on 01 January 2020

We wondered which is the best post for staring the New year. Or better say – who would be the ambassador of 2019, that will bring us joy and hope in 2020?

Well, frankly, we never wondered.Because no one is better for that part than our Sharo! Our adopted Sharo!

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson


We know him for a lot of years. We’ve treated him, we’ve healed him, we’ve been taking care of him, we’ve loved him.

But we have never imagined him in a home – not even in our dreams! Because no one adopts old dogs, right?

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson

We are extremely happy we were wrong! Sharo and his people send us regards!

Happy New Year! May 2020 bring homes and love to many like Sharo!

Stay with us, dear friends, because TOGETHER WE HELP!

At home!

Posted on 27 November 2019


As we say in Bulgaria – if I was born lucky, even if you throw me in a garbage, I will be fine!

Probably the people who threw away little Nicky, didn’t expect that:

He was found by a person who cares for the animals and already has rescued a lot – our volunteer Galina.

Nicky was raised by her with a lot of love and care.
And finally – he got adopted quickly, after we accepted him at the shelter!

He is now at his new home with Margaret, the person who chose Nicky for a best friend!


And how come you choose between 20 dogs?
How do you know, who is your future best friend?

According Megan and her family – easy! You look at them, you like all of them, but when you look at the eyes of your dog, it is the one who recognizes you!

Or at least that way little Mila chose to join their family!

Congratulations! We wish you a lot of happiness together and “Thank you!” for choosing to adopt!

Bonnie is home!

Posted on 13 November 2019

When we found Bonnie, almost two years ago – shot, scared and lonely – we promised her something.

We promised her, that all bad things are now over. We promised to heal her, to love her and to find her the best owner ever!

Today we are finally completely happy – we have kept our promise!

Bonnie is now at her own home and she has her own person – Julia.

True – the second part of our promise took us a bit longer, but we were looking for the very best owner:)

Do you know, what did Julia answered, when we asked her why she chose exactly Bonnie?
She said:
“After I saw Bonnie, I somehow stopped seeing the other dogs.”

Farewell, dear Bonnie! Best of luck for you and your human!


Posted on 19 November 2013


If anyone had truly loved him, maybe he wouldn’t have ended up in the street – punished for a bold back. He wouldn’t spend his days trying to get very person he meets to like him – jumping and being an acrobat, licking hands and if none of that helps – by looking at you in a way that makes your heart skip a beat – shy and friendly at the same time.

We called him Barnie, because he is small and kind and always has a smile on his face. With his massive 5 kilograms he can easily fit in any human lap.

Barnie is a very young boy, he could have had a whole world ahead of him, a world full of adventures. He could be handed over from a hug to the next by the volunteers, just waiting for his new person to show up. He is such a cheerful fellow nothing can bring him down. And why should it, he is one of those dogs that see the plate half-full…

…The only sad thing remaining is his poor hearts knowledge of the fact he is not loved by anyone. No one wants him in their home.


It is too late to dream of warm evenings at home, cuddled up next to his people. It is too late to imagine a little winter coat and a walk in the park. Because Barnie has cancer. His enthusiasm will fade month after month after month and he will not know why the other dogs are chosen and go home whilst he is left alone in his cage. He will try to jump higher and lick people’s hands even more enthusiastically, but whatever he does – he will lie down in his little bed all alone in the evening. He will wander what he did wrong to deserve this. He will do his best to climb in someone’s lap begging for love with his smiley eyes. And in a year or two – he will die. His story will be yet another one of a dog unloved and unwanted, that died without ever truly living.

But what if we are wrong? What if little Barnie has someone out there waiting for him? This person could exist – someone who’s pain of losing Barnie will be an ounce smaller than the joy of giving him a happy life, someone who would not think skin cancer is disgusting. This person would feel with all their heart that Barnie shouldn’t spend his last days in this world alone…

Where are you, Bernie’s friend? He is waiting for you, all his love and gratitude packed. He is waiting every single moment. Where are you?

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Lovely kittens

Posted on 24 September 2013

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Jemma is a wonderful young cat, who was lucky that Lily found her. The beautiful cat has grabbed the attention of her foster mom with her unique eyes and with the fact that she was pregnant. Lily took the young cat to the veterinarian clinic and before one knew it, she got in labor and that was how in the world arrived 4 tiny babies.


Hugo and Asha are two of the babies of Jemma. They are looking for homes.

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Hugo is the biggest in the litter and it seems that he will have long fur. He is very active, almost a trouble-maker with his braveness and curiosity. He doesn’t know rest.

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Asha is the princess in the litter. She is very sociable, playful and beautiful.

Both babies are vaccinated, dewormed, and healthy. We are looking for the best forever homes. Jemma is a wonderful and graceful young cat that has the unique talent to give joy and happiness to the people around her.

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Reagan and Harvey are two little brothers. Reagan is a little lion as his name suggests. Harvey is a real fighter with an irresistible cute face. Both babies are little boys with big luck to be in the foster home of Stanislava. She made a little miracle with the two shaking scary little furry balls that now are sociable, loving, cuddly young cats. They play all the time together and are inseparable during the day. Their favorite things are eating, cuddling, playing and… drinking water from their foster mom’s glass. Not that they don’t have water… just it is much more delicious from the glass. The only thing they are missing is their own families.


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Mickey is a sweet young boy that has a very calm character and very big heart. He is healthy, handsome and irresistible. He is already neutered and vaccinated, absolutely ready to make someone happy.


Posted on 01 September 2013

Lady River was born April 24. She is a lovely clever young lady who grew up in a foster home with many cats and a dog.


River is healthy and vaccinated, social and friendly to everyone. Still, she is not a sissy – she is a smart, curious and strong little kitty.

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River is a wonderful friend to have, makes every minute of the day interesting and loves to play. She is not one of those cats that are always in your hands, but she will always be close to you with a soft purr and a clever look.

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Granddad Hovis

Posted on 25 August 2013

Shar-Pei is a Chinese breed created (far from the extreme look it has today) for dog-fighting and boar-hunting. They are animals that need special efforts and good early socialization to become good pets. Today and among our fellow country-men, thanks to the careless greedy dog dealers who look for quick profit on the dogs’ expence, shar-pei is considered a curly toy. Or at least whilst they are easy-to-sell little babies…

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As “attractive” as some people might find this look – this sort of breeding, bringing whole dog populations to an extreme phisique, costs the lives of hundreds of thousands of dogs globallye very year. You can learn more about the insanity proffecional dog breeders have organized if you see BBC’s documentary PEDIGREE DOGS EXPOSED.

Most dogs of this breed that we had (much like their fellow chinise friends, the Chow-chows) were dogs with difficult temperaments. Unsocial and suffering from many skin-related issues that are typical in their breed, because of the excess ammount of skin puts them at higher risk of abandonment. And once the kin problems begin, the eyes and ears start dripping, the dog grows more nervous from the pain and itching, the risk becomes more of a rule. The dog ends up in the street or chained in someone’s yard to live what is left of their lives in torture.

It is known about the Shar-pei that they are a stubborn breed, they don’t like strangers and have a strong guarding instinct. We know enough as to give them the space and respect they need to behave well. So we were quite unpleasantly surprised when Hovis got to the shelter – an old Shar-pei male with a horrendous skin infection and ears that were dripping… white worms.

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Instead of making problems Hovis proved for yet another time that every dog deserves it’s chance and has been a perfect animal from day 1. Of course, not even Ghandi would sit still whilst larvae were being extracted en vivo from his infected ears, but for the rest of the time – Hovis has been really a flawless pet. He even waits to be taken out of the quarantine to do his things.

Hovis is not just some nice old dog. Hovis is an exceptionaly kind guy who cares for the other ill dogs at his quarantine cell, letting them have his food if they want it and even serving as a warm pillow to a little dog that has lost the skin on it’s head. He is a wonderful guy, a faithful dog who loves people and has only one fault, but it’s a major one – he is old.

It is bad enough to be a young Shar-pei at a shelter. But being an old Shar-pei at a shelter is a life sentence. So, the minute we found out what a great guy Hovis is, we began looking for an option for him to be loved and not get a lonely ending to his hard life.

We dare not say anything, as the miracle hasn’t taken place yet, but it seems that Lady Luck is deffinitely set her ming on giving Hovis a chance. If we manage to put him on his feet and get him ready, he may very well have a chance to go to a wonderful place soon enough. Keep your fingers crossed, dear friends! Keep them crossed tight!

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