Pets&U News

Our angels in the heart of the city! Adoption Weekend at PETS&U – May 23-24

Posted on 21 May 2015

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They say you can’t buy friends, but that’s not entirely true is it?

Many people buy their dogs and cats, often not thinking about where these little ones come from. And behind every cute face in a pet store there is a hidden terror story – one of a mother, broken by constant matings; a joyless life in cramped stinky cages at the puppy mill; one of intensive breeding for the pet industry – sort of a live meat trade.

Thus, unwillingly, the people who buy their pets at the stores become part of the bloody business. Each animal purchased makes space for the next and it’s a never-ending cycle.

The little babies you see here are three innocent souls, whose life path took them to the most dangerous place – the city streets. They weren’t even brought to life to bring profits to someone. Their breeder is called Irresponsibility and if it weren’t for people of our kind, they would probably have been gone for a while already.

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Tiny Sally is one of the gentlest, sweetest little creatures you can imagine. Her sweet heart longs for hugs and cuddles, she breathes in air and exhales love. Poor little thing – she is too young to know that she is one of the Unwanted, she does everything in her power:

“I will be good, she thinks, I will be the bestest! And then there will be no more cage, no more loneliness! I will have my own, human Mommy and she will know I love her more than any treasure or treat in this world!”

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Sally’s love doesn’t cost money. To receive it, you only need to make the right choice.
Come meet her at PETS&U this weekend, at 25A Cherni Vrah blvd.

Sally is a medium-sized dog, about 5 months old. She is neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped and has a passport. The only thing she doesn’t have is a family to love.

Krachun and Malcho

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They are two beautiful, playful and cuddly babies, about 2 months old. Krachun and Malcho might not have families yet, but they trust in the better future.

We heard them whispering to each other after lights out:

-Hey, Malcho, you sleepin? – Krachun asked.
-Nope, Malcho answered.
-I am a little scared… Because I’m black… Do you think we have a chance, brother?
-Being black, doesn’t mean you have a blacfk future! – Malcho responded – look at you, you are such a good guy and handsome, too! Black cats bring luck, any kid can tell you.
-Hm… And you? You aren’t black? What if they take me and no one comes for you???
-Chill out, brother, can’t you see Fortuna is protecting us? Everything is just the way it should be. We have already payed the price, now it’s our turn to be happy. Just a few weeks ago we were on death row and look at us now! Go to sleep, silly, and don’t forget to call your people when you’re sleeping. I do it every night and am sure they’re coming for me. Do you get it? Hey?
-Z-z-z-z… Krachun was asleep, purring away in the hands of his Human. With a capital H.

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What did you dream about last night? Was there a little kitten in your sleep?
Come see if you can recognize it this weekend at PETS&U, they will be there, hoping for a dream fulfillment. It’s up to you if they succeed.

The lucky souls last week

100% success last weekend at PETS&U, Maya and Lea are happy in the hand of their loving owners.

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Clever Maya has a home! The good girl will shine in the life of Margaritta Sabeva, Vladimir Iliev and their daughter Ellie. The family also has a cat, and they’re really close to a park, so Maya is sure to have a very happy childhood!

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Lea too went to a wonderful home! Vessy was in awe to see how she and Tsvetomira Alexandrova got along from the first second they encountered each other. Tsvety’s big experience with cats can’t hurt, but this was really love of first sight!

Food for the farmers

Posted on 22 October 2014

Hey, friends!

We want to thank you again for buying the food for your pets from Pets&U! Let us remind you, that  5% from the value of all food purchases at the two shops Pets&U (near Hemus hotel and Neofit Rilski str.) help us feed the less fortunate cousins of your dogs!

With the donated from Pets&U money for September, we have bought 940kg of food!

From the beginning of our mutual campaign, the kilograms are 9600!

Thank you, on behalf of the full tummies of our doggies!
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Adoption weekend X2

Posted on 11 September 2014

What is better than an adoption weekend! Two adoption weekends, taking place in only one weekend!
Are you confused?

The explanation follows. Our friends from Pets&U opened a new shop and from now on, every week puppies will wait for their people at the shop near hotel Hemus. On the other hand, kittens will visit the second shop at Neofit Rilski street!

This weekend dog people will be welcomed by real friends:

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Cats’ friends can meet our beautiful trio:

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This way, adopters! Choose your animal, shoose your shop and be a hero for a friend for life!

Last weekend four sweet puppies went to play for a day or two at Pets&U and two of them found forever homes (the other two can still be seen at the Farm).

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You haven’t forgotten that every time you buy the food for your dog 5% of the value comes to feed the hungry ones in the Farm, have you? So, if you already have a pet and cannot take a new one, why don’t visit the shop, play with the puppies or kittens and through the food you buy for your pet, you will help us feed two hundred (and something) dogs!

The donations in June

Posted on 08 July 2014

The Farm exists and works without any support from the government, the EU or large international organizations. The people who help us do it by their own will, with an effort, with love and care for the homeless animals. We thank you for saving innocent lives each and every day by your generosity! Here are the wonderful gifts our animals received from their unusual and special friends throughout the last month:

The food from Pets&U

With your great help and thanks to the wonderful people at PETS&U once again – we managed to buy most of the dogs’ food without spending additional money from the little we have.

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As you know, every month PETS&U donates 5% of the price of each bag of dog or cat food purchased at the store to the hungry throats in our care! With the funds donated we buy wholesale food for the Farmers and thus – whilst you are feeding your own pets, you are also feeding the homeless dogs.

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We thank you for shopping your pets’ food at the two PETS&U stores – the one by the Hemus Hotel – 25A Cherni vrah blvd; the other by Vitoshka str – 35 Neofit Rilski str. Thanks to you the dogs at the Farm never go hungry! In both stores you can find our (very cool) cups and t-shirts which are sold 100% in benefit of the shelter. Greetings to everyone helping us out in this way!

Julia and Maya’s fresh lemonade

Julia Nikolova and Maya Perez are two sweet girls who decided to refresh the humans and thus – help the dogs at our Farm! The kids tried an old and reliable recipe – very appropriate for the summer season.

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Making lemonade at home doesn’t take up that much time and the two fairies managed to reach the impressive quantity of 40 liters per square meter, which they sold in cups in the Sofia city center. The goal (to help out our Farmers) has been reached and the kids – satisfied with their achievement came to bring the results directly to the doggies! Well done!

Superb food and many useful things from Gergana and Beat

A huge quantity of food with which to feed the babies (we are full of puppies) were received by our dogs from Tierhilfe Sofia and the amazing Gergana and Beat Senn!

Besides the high-quality kibble, the volunteers and staff got a great tent to keep them from the sun (extremely useful during the weekend walks), chairs, a table and a whole lot of very useful stuff that turned our modest shelter into a place more comfortable for humans and animals! Thank you for your support as always!

The Stotinki Wars at the Anglo-American School

We have told you of the brilliant fund-raising idea that our friends at the Anglo-American School have put to work. It is a simple concept: the kids from Pre-School to 5-th grade get a jar, labeled with their grade. The jars are to be filled with stotinki (pennies). You can only drop coins into other classes’ jars. The goal of each class is that their jar remains the emptiest, by filling other classes’ jars! Thus, the kids at the Anglo-American School raised a total of BGN950 for the doggies at the Farm!

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The sweet children at the AASchool have been coming to the shelter regularly for walks with our barking buddies for 3 years in a row now. That is the result of an effort made by the wonderful Richard and Diana Thiele, to whom, unfortunately, Bulgaria has to say goodbye this year. We wish them great happiness and health and thank them for the big efforts and the invaluable help they have given us throughout the years!

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Tiger announces the PETS&U Adoption Weekends summer vacation!

Posted on 30 June 2014

Rumi Tasseva adopted Tiger and he is already enjoying the wonderful company of her sons – Alex and Boris!

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The little tiger is very happy and content, he hopes to also bring luck to his sweet bothers Blacky and Garfield who are still waiting for happiness to find them.

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This happy news marks the beginning of the summer vacations at our Adoption Weekend. The little ones from the Farm will be expecting you again at PETS&U the very first weekend of September – on the 6-th and 7-th. Until then – you are welcome to the Farm so you can meet the countless homeless angels who are looking for love – kitties and doggies.

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Although the Adoption Weekend is taking “a break” due to the countless plans everyone has to evacuate the oven-hot city, PETS&U are continuing to feed the dogs at the shelter with your great help!

As it has already become a tradition PETS&U donate 5% of the price of every dog and cat food purchased at the store to the hungry throats at our shelter. We thank you for shopping at the two PETS&U stores – thanks to you the dogs and cats don’t go hungry in these otherwise so difficult summer months!

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The Pets&U store where our Adoption Weekends are hosted is located in Lozenetz, on the side of the Hemus hotel – the address is 25ACherni Vrah blvd. (SEE MAP).

The second PETS&U store (where you can also find our stuff and donate whilst shopping) is located just next to “Vitoshka” on 35 Neofit Rilski str. (SEE MAP).

The stores are open every day from 10a.m. to 8p.m.

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The people on staff all love and own animals, all pets are welcome at the facility!

Call the store at: 0884 168 101 or 0889 958 101
The PETS&U webpage
Find them on FACEBOOK

Franky the pug and 3 kittens at PETS&U this weekend, and a home for Whitey!

Posted on 19 June 2014

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Hurray for Whitey the Small who is already enjoying the loving arms and comfortable home of Svetomira Prodanova and Emil Christov!

And this week PETS&U will be hosting a wonderful, really exceptionally good, kind and cheerful pug – the 6-year old Franky. This great little dog is an abandoned pet. His owners left him for euthanasia at a veterinary clinic when they realized he had gone blind. His blindness is caused by a condition that is not rare in pugs and could have been prevented by his people if only they had taken some care of him at an earlier stage…

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Blindness does no harm to Franky and he lives his life just as he would have if he could see – he is a snuffing and muffing cheerful chap with a wrinkled nose and tons of enthusiasm. Franky is a dog that would not enjoy anything more than to be allowed to have his own loving family again, one that would love him for who he is – a tiny fun-machine with loads of hugs to give, a snoring, hungry enthusiast who makes a day brighter like only a pug can.

And who will be keeping Franky company? Three tiny musketeers with lo-o-ong mustache, tails like swords and the cheerful playfulness of a whole musketeer army! Here they are, three brothers:

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The lovely Garfield,

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The exceptional Tiger

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And the wonderful Blacky!

The little musketeers and their uncle Frank will be expecting their adopters in the company of kind Kremena this Saturday at PETS&U – do come visit!

Pets&U

Pets&U is located in Lozenetz, on the side of the Hemus hotel. The store is open every day from 10a.m. to 8p.m.

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The people on staff all love and own animals, the sales-people are both veterinarians. All pets are welcome at the facility!

Find them on FACEBOOK

A march to support the adoption weekend

Posted on 09 June 2014

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“A parade of the lucky dogs” is what Trud daily called the great march to PETS&U on 08.06 and they were right. We thank all the adopters who came to support the wonderful initiative on 08.06! It has been long since we have seen Kremy so happy – weekend after weekend she is the person to meet and greet adopters of our beloved babies at the store, now getting the opportunity to meet them all together.

Besides the pure joy of meeting everyone together at the march there are many benefits from this event – people who aren’t involved in our line of work learned about the Adoption weekends and three tiny babies got new names from famous God-fathers (well, mothers) – Milena Slavova, Nicole Stanculova and our great friend Leo Bianchi.

With all the difficulties and tasks of the reconstructions and living in the filed with the dogs while it’s all done it has been long, long since we’ve met on a happy occasion all together. Many thanks to PETS&U, or as we call them “our place in the city”, who give us this amazing opportunity and – hats off – fight as hard as we do so that the sad little doggies will get their chance to go home.

And let’s hope the next time we meet there will be even more of us! Amen.

The cat pioneers of the adoption weekend

Posted on 03 June 2014

After making a wonderful presentation of herself and the three puppies she was in charge of, our darling Miss Maja could not show up at the adoption weekend – a suspicious little dot appeared on her skin – just like the dreadful fungal monster, so she had to stay at home. Instead – she sent two little kitty girls to take her place – also dumped outside by irresponsible people. Her comment was short: “I had to choose two kitties so that they are at least half as sweet as me, but there is no way to achieve the impossible”.

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Sadly – without their good-luck charm Maja – our tiny puppies had no luck. They had a great time in the two days of the adoption weekend, but then had to go home just as lonely – back to the shelter life. Unlike them, our pioneer lady-cats were totally irresistible and grabbed hold of the hearts of their new friends in an instant!

The kittens did their best to replace charming Maja and in our opinion – they did great! Elena Godjeva and Antonia Zubeva are the two ladies’ new owners – we wish them plenty of happiness, smiles and a good health in their long lives together!

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Nora and Mira went home

Posted on 21 May 2014

Nora and Mira, two lovely German Shepherd mix girls were fostered by our long-term senior volunteer Ivana. Both were raised by her from tiny babies until they were fully vaccinated at 3,5 months to participate in the PETS&U adoption weekend. Greetings and gratitude to all our fosters who give love to dumped babies in a healthy, home environment! Here are the lucky ladies and their new people:

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Anna Kircheva and her kind family, consisting of a husband, a little boy and a cat have adopted Nora. Their motto is “Growing up close to animals!” Nora will live in a Sofia apartment, enjoying long, energetic walks.

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Boyan Kirov and Nora Yordanova are Mira’s new family. She is their first dog, so far a little unsure and rather quiet, but soon to be a strong, happy, beautiful big lady – what a start in life! The couple has decided to name her Nora as well, just like her new “mom”. Major luck!

PETS&U – stars, donations and adoptions

Posted on 16 May 2014

Another week rolled by, this time our friends at Cherni Vrah 25A had a Major Event – the first “christening” of puppies taking part in our Adoption Weekend! It is time to also make a count of the food you have donated for the shelter dogs by shopping at PETS&U:

1 ton of food for the hungry throats at the Farm

1000 kilos of food were received by the shelter dogs from PETS&U! As you know, the shop donates 5% of every package of dog or cat food sold for the feeding of the animals in our care. bruce manja Bruce and 199 heroes who have their bellies thanks to you send you their warmest regards and sincere gratitude!!!

They went home with new names

The very popular musicians from D2 have become the first Godfathers of the Adoption weekend pups at PETS&U! Two of the babies got the names of legendary guitar players – Richie Blackmore and Slash. Mitko Karnev’s favorite got a lovely name – Ruzha. And the fourth baby got the name Didko – like the frontman of the band – because he is “the best-looking and silliest of the bunch”. D2_krustnici Two of the lucky babies went home with their new families: Boryana Kapkin adopted darling Ruzhka: rujka1 rujka2 Nora Slavkova is Didko’s new “mom”: didko didko2 We wish them tons of happiness in their long, sunny lives together!

They will be expecting you this weekend

This Saturday PETS&U will be giving a chance to the lovely sisters Nora and Mira! The two girls are almost 3 months old, they are vaccinated and perfectly behaved as expected – after all, they are ½ German Shepherds. Meet Nora: 10371744_10203768971655706_1988302371879824829_n 10374010_10203768971815710_6723649675428297699_n Nora And here is Mira: 10303441_10203768971335698_1685282885886453632_n 10320585_10203768971175694_7128281580120992941_n 10366119_10203768971735708_6094673349744419086_n Nora and Mira are remarkably clever and very good-looking, nevermind these photos, you should see them in the flesh. Keep your fingers crossed – they would love to go home to their loving families this weekend!

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1 ton of food for the hungry throats at the Farm

Posted on 15 May 2014

1000 kilos of food were received by the shelter dogs from PETS&U! As you know, the shop donates 5% of every package of dog or cat food sold for the feeding of the animals in our care.

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Bruce and 199 heroes who have their bellies thanks to you send you their warmest regards and sincere gratitude!!!

Pets&U

Pets&U is located in Lozenetz, on the side of the Hemus hotel. The store is open every day from 10a.m. to 8p.m.

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The people on staff all love and own animals, the sales-people are both veterinarians. All pets are welcome at the facility!

Find them on FACEBOOK

1200 kg of food from the MARCH PETS&U campaign!

Posted on 17 April 2014

Awesome!
Thanks to you, our friends who’ve purchased the food for their pets at the PETS&U store, this month the dogs at the Farm have received 1200 kilos of kibble!!!

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The PETS&U campaign continues. Buying food (for cats or dogs, any type or package) from the store next to “Hemus” hotel, you automatically donate 5% of its value to the hungry souls at the Farm. At the beginning of the next month we make a careful calculation with the shop staff and use the money raised to buy food for the farmers.

Thus, with your help, the Farm budget is relieved of a serious food burden without any money being laid out additionally. By feeding your dog or cat food purchased at PETS&U you also feed the dogs at the shelter.

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Thank you, dear friends! You rock!

Pets&U

Pets&U is located in Lozenetz, on the side of the Hemus hotel. The store is open every day from 10a.m. to 8p.m.

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The people on staff all love and own animals, the sales-people are both veterinarians. All pets are welcome at the facility!

Find them on FACEBOOK