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MEET OUR WONDERFUL ADOPTABLE DOGGIES

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TRY NOT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ALL OF THEM

By area (25,000 m2), the main site of Every Dog Matters EU near Sofia is the largest no-cage, open-yard, no-kill dog sanctuary in Bulgaria, possibly Eastern Europe.

Apart from a couple of temporary yards (usually for puppies or emergencies), our smallest yards range from 400 m2 to 630 m2. Our main yards range from 1,600 m2 to 2,400 m2 (inc. 400 m2 of indoor space). We also have dogs roaming freely in our main work areas and they all love the extra human interaction they get there.

As a nonprofit foundation, our whole philosophy is centred on large, no-cage open-yard environments and not tiny, medieval cages that deny almost everything a dog needs for a healthy existence. Our dogs are walked often in the surrounding farmland and get plenty of loving human attention from our volunteer heroes and Every Dog Matters’ EU staff.

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.

The Every Dog Matters EU sanctuary approach is very different from most medieval-style prison shelters for dogs because we give all of our sweet pooches:

–> huge open yards that are not overcrowded with dogs,

–> 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

We never ever give up on finding a loving forever home for any of our rescue dogs.

Many of the beautiful dogs below have suffered shocking cruelty, abuse or abandonment but in our sanctuary, they have blossomed and are thriving extremely well. To meet them, you would think that they are perfectly happy, social dogs who have enjoyed a good life. Sadly no, but they have bounced back with astonishing resilience and now just need a loving forever home with a caring human being, possibly you.

We are very experienced in humanely transporting dogs from Bulgaria to Germany, the Netherlands, France and Switzerland and we ensure that all legal documentation, vaccinations, passport and chip are in order for travelling in the least stressful way for the dogs, who we always ensure are in a healthy state before travelling.

Usually our dogs over 6 months of age have been castrated and given all normal vaccinations and deworming treatments.

If you wish to learn more about any of our great dogs below, inquire about adopting one or wish to make a financial contribution to our work, please email via contact@everydogmatters.eu

You can view our available puppies here.

Kathy
(female)

Kaya
(female)

Shara
(female)

Betty
(female)

Jumpa
(male, almost blind)

Dana
(female)

Jessie
(female, German Shepherd mix)

Terri
(male
)

Godiva
(female)

Sara
(female)

Eliza
(female)

Gina
(female)

Nada
(female)

Belcho
(male)

Harry
(male)

Larry
(male)

Stevie
(male)

Amy
(female)

Marley
(male)

Donna
(female)

Ducky
(male)

Aiko
(male)

HARRY
(exciteable, full of energy)

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Harry was rescued along with his siblings Larry and Gina after a terrible shooting occurred and a man killed several of their packmates. All three of them are now safe and sound at our sanctuary, and managed to get away unscathed.

Harry is friendly, playful, and full of energy, with a sociable nature.

Approximate age: 1-2 years.

Height: 55cm.

LARRY
(playful, loving, energetic)

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Larry was rescued along with his siblings Harry and Gina after a terrible shooting occurred and a man killed several of their packmates. All three of them are now safe and sound at our sanctuary, and managed to get away unscathed.

Larry is a social, friendly guy with lots of energy and would be a great addition to any family.

Approximate age: 1-2 years.

Height: 56cm.

sara
(young, energetic & playful)

We don’t know Sara’s backstory before she appeared at our sanctuary one day from nowhere.

She is a young, now castrated, healthy female with a huge appetite for play and cuddles. Plenty of exercise is highly recommended.

However, Sara can be dominant with other dogs and that can cause trouble so she is best in a single animal home.

Approximate age: 1 year.

Height: 62cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 08.01.21 & Rabbies – 02.02.21.

gINA
(sweetest young lady)

We rescued Gina and her pack-mates, the lovable rascals Harry and Larry, not long ago when a well-known local maniac shot and killed their other pack-mates.

If we had not extracted them, they would likely have been shot and killed too – all without any legal consequences for the shooter.

That’s the semi-lawless environment that Every Dog Matters EU operates in here in Eastern Europe.

Gina is about 1 year old, great with people and other dogs and will make a terrific companion.

Approximate age: 1 year.

Height: 55cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 11.02.21 & Rabbies – 09.02.21.

betty
(total sweetheart)

We found Betty (castrated female) in a badly-underfunded government shelter on the other side of the country, along with Eliza who you can see below, and 12 puppies who have thankfully already found homes.

She was very malnourished and terrified of people when we first saw her.

However, within a couple of weeks at our sanctuary, Betty put on plenty of weight and found a new confidence in approaching people, even new people.

She is a lovely older lady, extremely sweet, calm and friendly with other dogs – the perfect pet in other words!

Betty had a venereal tumor but was operated on and has fully recovered. She is currently being treated for ehrlichia canis.

Approximate age: 8-9 years.

Height: 50cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 23.07.20 & Rabbies – 12.10.20.

DANA
(loves all people)

Rescued from a hostile village where we assume she was repeatedly kicked by vicious locals, Dana had to recover from a leg fracture and complicated operation after we rescued her.

Despite that, the young Dana is now playful as ever. She loves nothing more than long cuddles with people and will make a wonderful companion.

She is currently being treated for anaplasmosis.

Approximate age: 1-2 year old.

Height: 55cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 28.11.20 & Rabbies – 04.11.20.

jessie
(german shepherd mix)

Jessie lived most of her life on a short chain.

When she developed a skin condition, her owner didn’t want to pay for her treatment and abandoned her.

Following her rescue, Jessie (7-8 years old) was properly treated for her skin condition and made a full recovery. 

Despite being a German Shepherd mix, there is no trace of aggression in Jessie, towards new people or other dogs. She is intelligent, calm, and her only wish is to please people and enjoy walks together.

Approximate age: 7-8 years old.

Height: 55cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 30.11.20 & Rabbies – 05.11.20.

terri
(enthusiastic to please)

Terri, Dobrinka (below) and Godiva came to us when their owner died and there was nobody to take care of them.

Terri is a very enthusiastic and energetic boy with a lot of love to give to the right owner.

We are currently treating Terri for heartworm and any adopter will need to continue that treatment.

Approximate age: 5-6 years old.

Height: 45cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 14.12.20 & Rabbies – 19.11.20.

godiva
(sweet old girl)

Godiva is more reserved than Terri and Dobrinka (above) but loves people just as much and after a little initial shyness with new people, she is very loving, friendly and adores cuddles (practically a huge teddy bear).

When their owner died, Godiva, Dobrinka and Terri came to Every Dog Matters where they enjoy a 630 m2 yard together, just the 3 of them.

We are currently treating Godiva for heartworm and cystitis, any adopter will need to continue that treatment.

Approximate age: 7-8 years old.

Height: 62cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 14.12.20 & Rabbies – 19.11.20.

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little ELIZA
(loves nothing more cuddles)

Like Betty above, Eliza was rescued from a terribly under-funded government shelter on the other side of Bulgaria.

Too many puppies and not enough food or human affection in her previous life, Eliza (castrated now) shares a big open yard with Jumpa and sometimes Dana in our sanctuary.

Perfectly behaved on a walk, Eliza loves human affection and her small size also makes her easy to manage.

Approximate age: 6-7 years old.

Height: 47cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 23.07.20 & Rabbies – 24.10.20.

blind jumpa
(discarded hunting dog)

Jumpa is an extremely enthusiastic young hunting dog type who is too exuberant for most other dogs. Luckily our Eliza and Dana bear him somehow.

Malnourished as a puppy, Jumpa has grown up almost blind and we found him dumped in the middle of nowhere as he was useless to that hunter, we are guessing.

Jumpa loves people but his chaotic energy will require a patient owner and its uncertain if other dogs in a home will tolerate his friendly enthusiasm.

Approximate age: 1-2 years old.

Height: 50cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 07.12.20 & Rabbies – 05.11.20.

little nada
(her owner died, very sweet dog)

Small in size but with large on love, Nada came to us when her owner died.

Her small height, extremely friendly nature and social character will make her very easy to manage as a pet.

Approximate age: 5 years old.

Height: 41cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 15.12.20 & 07.02.21.

belcho
(naturally friendly)

Belcho used to live in one of the worst municipality shelters in Bulgaria in a small single cage.

Since coming to us where he can roam in large yards and get regular affection, he has blossomed and loves human company now.

Belcho is a bigger dog but very easy to handle and social with people.

He has a cataract in one eye so doesn’t see well with that eye and is currently recovering from a orthopedic operation on his back leg.

Approximate age: 7-8 years old.

Height: 60cm.

shara
(loves people)

Young Shara barely survived a shooting attack which claimed the lives of other homeless dogs in her street group.

Shara still has some bullet fragments in her face and body but they are not life threatening and are inoperable.

Though wonderfully affectionate with people, Shara can try to dominate other dogs so she is best in a single animal home (no other dogs or cats).

Approximate age: 1-2 years old. 


ducky
(a.k.a. our george clooney)

Ducky lived most of his life in Bulgaria’s largest dog shelter, 1,500+ dogs, and sadly, he lived alone in a single cage for all that time.

For the last 2 years at that shelter, he was walked most Sundays there by the founder of Every Dog Matters, Terry Kyle, before he was rescued and brought to our open yard, no-cage sanctuary.

He is a very friendly, social old guy loving his new life in our large open yards and regular walks with Terry.

We are currently treating Ducky for heartworm and any adopter will need to continue that treatment.

Approximate age: 10-11 years old.

Height: 60cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+L – 02.02.21 & Rabbies – 12.10.20.

marley
(small cuddly teddy bear)

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Marley was rescued with his friends Kathy and Hanna from the small village of Tsatsarovtsi where they were threatened by locals to be killed due to supposedly being “aggressive” – which is actually very far from the truth.

Marley is incredibly social and affectionate, and the first thing he always does when you come up to meet him is snuggle up to you. He could cuddle for hours if it were up to him.

Newly taught how to walk on a leash, he is ready to find his forever home.

Approximate age: 4-5 years old.

Height: 47cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+LR – 21.04.2021.

kathy
(very loving)

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Kathy was rescued with her friends Marley and Hanna from the small village of Tsatsarovtsi where they were threatened by locals to be killed due to supposedly being “aggressive” – which is actually very far from the truth.

Kathy may not be our youngest girl at our sanctuary, but she has plenty of energy and at the same time is extremely gentle, loving and affectionate. She is patient and calm on walks and when walking on a leash – a perfect dog.

She is currently being treated for anaplasmosis.

Approximate age: 8-9 years old.

Height: 55cm.

Last vaccinations: DHPPi+LR – 21.04.2021.

kaYA
(LOYAL)

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Kaya was abandoned by her owner and found in the Sofia city centre. She has Cushing syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism), tumour in her pituitary gland and with a lot of accompanying health issues as a result of that. 

Despite her tough life, she is extremely loyal and affectionate towards people she trusts with a lot of love to give, though it takes awhile for people to get on her good side.

It is preferable that she lives in a single dog home since she tends to get jealous of other dogs, and territorial as well.

Approximate age: 5-6 years old.

Height: 50cm.

Stevie
(gentle & kind)

Stevie was rescued off the streets of Bistriza, near Sofia, where he was threatened to be killed by locals despite his sweet demeanor. He has made himself at home now at our sanctuary and has not shown any aggression towards any of us. On the contrary, he is one of the sweetest and calmest dogs we’ve had the pleasure to take in.

Stevie would make the perfect family dog. He gets along with everybody – both dogs and humans, and is great on a leash.

Approximate age: 4-5 years old.

Height: 65cm.

donna
(gives the best hugs)

Donna was discovered as a tiny puppy near the Sofia airport, along with her siblings Amy and Aiko. She has grown from a baby into a lovely young lady here at our sanctuary. 

Donna is full of affection, loves giving hugs just like a human, and yet is extremely gentle at the same time. She might be shy at times, but due to her warm disposition, she would make any family incredibly happy.

Approximate date of birth: 10.2020

Height: 65cm.

AIKO
(loves belly rubs)

Aiko was discovered as a tiny puppy near the Sofia airport, along with his sisters Amy and Donna. He is impossible not to love, is very charismatic and affectionate, and can get anyone to be his friend straight away.

Aiko has a very sweet personality – he would make the perfect cuddle buddy, but also has tons of energy and loves a good playtime session.

Approximate date of birth: 10.2020

Height: 65cm.

Amy
(ball of fluff)

Amy was discovered as a tiny puppy near the Sofia airport, along with her siblings Aiko and Donna. She is sociable, playful, never boring to be around, a loyal pal, and most importantly – very fluffy.

Amy is friendly, kind, with a colorful personality and would make for a lovely companion for someone who can match her playfulness.

Approximate date of birth: 10.2020

Height: 65cm.

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