Food, Water and a Refuge for Dogs

The shelter high above Dubrovnik is a very special place. It is home to 328 dogs - amazingly, all living together. They are happy and not really bothered by the state of the so-called "shelter" - they don't ask for much.... just food, water, a bit of TLC and shelter.

It is a constant battle to keep food on the table. There is no running water and no electricity. It has been one woman's life for the past 15 years to make sure these dogs are safe. There are volunteers and there are people from all over the world visiting this very special place. Most of the dogs are up for adoption. Many dogs have been adopted by people who come from all parts of Europe and North America to adopt one or two of these canine buddies.

As one of the visitors and friend of the shelter says "It is an unbelievable feeling you get when you enter the gates. It is very humbling and almost surreal”.

This fund raiser is meant to make life for these animals just a little bit better.

It gets very hot up there and to provide shade for the dogs, the volunteers put up shade netting - which is also used in some parts along the fence.

We also want to make sure the two ​water ​
tanks can be filled with fresh water at least every few days.

The old car the volunteers use to get supplies and to take animals to the vet has completely given up. They are in desperate need of a vehicle - preferably a station wagon. ​Since there is no electricity phones are not always working. If there is a dog emergency it is vital to have a vehicle to go to the vet.​

And of course, food is never enough - they also have to raise money for food.

When you look at your 4-legged buddy and the wonderful life you are able to provide - would you find it in your heart to please give what you can to the dogs of Dubrovnik?

Their gratitude will create a ripple effect that we trust you will feel, no matter where you are.

- Thank You.

​What your donation can buy:
€40 will feed one dog for one month
€160 will pay to spay a dog
€120 will pay for some shade​
€4000 to €6000 will pay for a reliable and safe car for the shelter. They have no other transportation.

To put it in perspective, €10.00 = US$13.00
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    • €250 
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    • €135 
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