Sponsorship for our pound dogs

What is The Pound?

Muscat Dog Adoption has a makeshift pound to house the dogs while we look for their forever homes. There is a brilliant kennel hand named Masseum who feeds, cleans and socialises the dogs throughout the day. There is also a group of dedicated volunteers who socialise and walk the dogs on certain days throughout the week. The running costs of the pound are about 300 OMR per month.

Why sponsor a dog?

The pound used to house around 12 dogs at any one time. Nowadays, there are around 20 dogs at any one time. That's a lot of food needed! Every dog is also vaccinated, neutered, given flea and worm treatment and microchipped. Your sponsorship will be used to help with the costs of keeping your chosen sponsor dog at the pound each month.

How long do I need to sponsor a dog for?

That is completely your choice. You can sponsor a dog for one month, two months or even 12 months!You will be given a certificate of sponsorship to show our appreciation for your support.

Who is Muscat Dog Adoption?

- Muscat Dog Adoption (MDA) is a dog rescue organization, established in 2012, run by a group of dog loving volunteers in Muscat, Oman. MDA's aim is to rescue abandoned and injured dogs in Muscat. Once in MDA's care, the dogs receive necessary veterinary treatment such as vaccinations against diseases, neutering/spaying, worm and flea treatment and any other treatment that may be required. The rescued dogs are then taken to MDA's makeshift pound where they are placed alone or with another dog in a large safe kennel space. There is a superb kennel hand who feeds the dogs twice a day and keeps the kennels spotlessly clean. The dedicated volunteers visit the pound in their free time to walk and socialise the dogs, teach them basic commands and monitor their health and behaviour. This helps us to assess the dogs' personalities and determine what kind of home would be best suited for them. Some of our dogs are lucky to go into foster care which is great for them to have more one to one attention, be house trained and have regular walks in a variety of environments. 

The difficulty of animal rescue in Oman: 

- Oman has no animal welfare laws yet and as a consequence there is no government funding for charities or shelters. It is therefore very challenging rescuing animals with limited resources.  

The difficulty of rehoming dogs in Oman:

Local adoption rates are very low each year. Wadi dogs are not popular in Oman and are viewed by many as feral or just street dogs when in fact, wadi dogs make wonderful pets. They're incredibly smart, loyal and loving and all deserve a home and family of their own. Out of the many dogs we rescue each year, only about 35 find homes locally with the majority of this number being puppies. We are therefore hugely reliant on rescue and adoption groups in the USA and Canada to find the forever loving homes that our dogs deserve. Without their kind help, we wouldn't be able to rescue as many dogs. 

  • Anne Kurian 
    • £50 
    • 1 mo
  • Bettina Hansen 
    • £59 
    • 3 mos
  • Shirley Bissett 
    • £50 
    • 3 mos
  • Nova De Mesa 
    • £18 
    • 4 mos
  • Yana Denisenko 
    • £5 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Laura Cooper 
Raised £791 from 23 donations
Clyro, Hereford
Kirsti Mckenzie 
Team member