The individuals behind the Dog Welfare Network are also the founders of Lucky Tales: Dog Rescue Without Borders, a UK-
Based in Kent, we have helped to re-
We have many partners including dog rescue organisations from across Europe and airline companies and commercial sponsors. If you are looking for a particular organisation, please use this search facility to search for its name.
How You Can Help
There are many ways to help abandoned dogs -
Each organisation's Request Page shows you their top priorities and explains the various options that you can choose from in order to help.
Linking European Dog Rescue Centres -
THE MAIN OPTIONS ARE
Visiting the rescue organisation:
Visiting the rescue organisation, maybe volunteering to walk a dog. This is a simple activity that you can perform even whilst on holiday and it involves the whole family.
Take some dog food:
Take some dog food or treats to the rescue centre to help them cope with the constant strain feeding the dogs housed there. It's a good idea to check with the dog rescue organisation first about what type of food they will find most helpful. You can see this from their Request Page.
Visit the kennels:
Visit the kennels, get to know a few of the dogs and take their photos. These can later be shown along with your holiday pictures, possibly posting them on Facebook or in the window of a local shop.
Make a donation:
Make a donation to the local neutering campaign, or sponsor a dog that you find on the streets to be neutered. A single female dog can produce up to 120 puppies in her lifetime -
Your local rescue organisation can help you sponsor a dog for neutering, or will gladly accept donations towards their neutering fund, and will email you once the operation's done so that you can see how you've directly helped a dog and the general situation in that area.
Sponsor a dog directly yourself:
Sponsor a dog directly yourself. Your local rescue organisation will advise you how to do this for a small sum each month, whilst explaining how the chosen dog will benefit from your donations.
Offer your skills to a local rescue organisation -
Adopt a dog:
Adopt a dog. If you fall in love with a local dog and decide to take it home with you to start a new life together, then your local rescue organisation can help and support you every step of the way until you are back home together.
There may be both organisational and some limited financial assistance for this. Full details can be found at your local dog rescue's Request Page or website.
This website has been designed to put people who want to help alleviate the suffering of stray and maltreated dogs and local dog rescue centres across Europe in touch with each other. Whether you are visiting a Continental European country on holiday or for business, you may notice starving, harmless dogs along the way.
This can be distressing and leave you wondering what you could do to help, but you may be unsure who to contact for more information, especially if you're not in your home country. Dog Welfare Network is here to help.
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