By area, Every Dog Matters EU (a WPX.net project) is the largest no-cage, open-yard dog sanctuary in Bulgaria (25,000 m2). Every Dog Matters EU, a registered nonprofit NGO (Reg. 205679614), was founded by and is directed by Australian Terry Kyle.
Apart from a couple of temporary yards for puppies and emergencies, our smallest yards are 400 m2 to 630 m2 (expandable to 1260 m2) and our large yards range from 1,600 m2 (under construction) to 2,400 m2 (with 400 m2 of indoor space).
Visitors to our site are usually amazed by the space the dogs have here and how happy and friendly they are. Here our dogs play with each other constantly every day whereas at most tiny-cage, prison-style shelters, the dogs are too depressed, too frustrated and too fearful to play at all.
We hope that shelter operators EVERYWHERE across the world strongly consider switching to the no-cage, open-yard model as the dogs are much happier, healthier, better socialised and more adoptable.
All that is needed is land – every country has unwanted land – and ambition.
EveryDogMatters.eu is trying to lead the future of rescue dog management with our first (of many) no-cage, open yard dog sanctuaries (we will have rescue cats later in 2021 too).
– huge open yards that are not overcrowded with dogs (see the videos & pictures on this site)
– very regular walks in the open farmland adjoining our site (many thanks to our generous volunteers too!)
– high quality food instead of the cheapest possible non-nutritional garbage usually given to shelter dogs
– the best possible medical care including preventive care against heartworm etc
– constant socialisation with people (staff & our growing volunteer hero army), and,
– ongoing efforts to find their loving forever homes
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
To help us care for our many wonderful dogs here and help many more, please:
Bank account: IBAN: BG64UNCR70001523581895
Account holder: Foundation Every Dog Matters
Our awesome dogs thank you in advance!
our current projects?
As an organisation, our primary goals are:
 demonstrating our successful model of no-cage, open-yard animal sanctuaries as the future of rescue animal management for any person or organisation to implement anywhere in the world
 rescuing/rehoming/medical care for vulnerable animals (dogs and cats for now, abused donkeys and horses in the future)
 castration programs (to reduce the dog/cat population – an unwanted animal can have a terrible life here)
 lobbying for changes to legislation (e.g. outlawing keeping dogs on a chain, very common here)
 education (to castrate, to help animals in trouble, to consider making your office dog-friendly like WPX.net etc)
We also have been feeding hundreds of homeless dogs at an abandoned industrial site near the capital since 2016, co-sponsoring a private shelter in Veliki Preslav for the last 2 years, co-sponsoring a site for disabled dogs in Sofia and providing emergency food relief for shelters that get into trouble and cannot feed their animals.
You can see some of the daily life at our sanctuary in the pictures below: