A Gift for Rumi

Rumi is a three-year old neutered male street dog from Nepal. We need $1500 to cover his travel expenses to give him the gift of a home. 

Rumi was found living on a street in Kathmandu when he was a puppy, and rescued by a kind-hearted tourist who wasn't able to keep him. . He grew up surrounded by other orphaned dogs in Nepal, learning to play and wrestle with his pals, and smell his way around.

His caretakers knew something was different about Rumi. When visitors came to the orphanage Rumi would whine and yelp with excitement, wiggling his little body, and expressing his hope that he would one day have a human of his own.
Rumi wasn't like all the other dogs, you see, because Rumi is blind.

But his blindness hasn't disabled him. He can sense goodness in people, smell the nourishment of a hearty meal, and feel the warmth of companionship. He has learned to get along with other dogs, and fit in with humans, and sniff his way around almost as if he could see.


The 13th century poet, Rumi, was known as one who saw with his heart, and not his eyes, and that is where our sweet boy got his name. For although he does not see, he is wise, and carries within his heart a great love. 

When that poet, wrote "you have to keep breaking your heart, until it opens" he could not have known it would become the hopeful mantra for a blind dog in Nepal. Nor that his Christmas gift would one day be the love of a human to call his own. Will you help Rumi?

We are now accepting donations for Rumi's travel to North America. Please donate to Rumi.



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