We don’t normally single out volunteers as they all do what they can do (and do it so well!) but these two deserve a special shout out 📢
Liz and Robbie came to Bansko 7 weeks ago to help us out. They’d never been to Bulgaria before and just wanted to do what they could to help the Bansko Street Dogs, so they hopped on a plane! ✈️
There was nothing they said no to – cleaning tons of poop, walking tangles of dogs, fostering both chewy puppies and older chilled dogs, vet trips, tracking down escapees – Whatever we needed they were there, morning, evening, sunshine, snow … They saw it all! 😯
They’re off back to the UK today, and in just a few days their very own Gimli will be travelling over to join them! No, they had no intention of adopting a dog, but lovely Gimli stole their hearts 🐾
We truly can’t thank you enough for everything you did, and wish you all an amazing life together! 💞
Valeria’s wonderful crafting ladies have come up with more goodies for us to sell to raise funds We have the dish scrubbies back again, paw print and bone design.
Once again just 6lev each, these sold out in just days last time so get your order in asap! We also have these cute poop bag holders – they attach to a leash or belt, and dispense from the bottom. Also priced at just 6lev each.These are great quality, all hand made, and all monies raised goes directly to Bansko Street Dogs
Thanks to the lovely ladies for making them for us, and to you guys who buy them! (Anyone in the UK wanting to order we will be sending some across to be posted within the UK at the end of the month, all are £4 each including postage, or 3 for £10)
6 months ago today this page was set up in the hope that we could make things just a little bit better for the Bansko Street Dogs.
Today thanks goes to each and every person who has helped in any way, – whether you volunteered with the dogs, sent donations of money, food and supplies, worked on fundraising, social media, or helped in some other way – your support is the reason we have been able to help the dogs that we have, and the reason we can keep going.
We’ve had various numbers of volunteers with varying degrees of help, and we do what we can for as many as we can. Sometimes people forget that volunteers give up their free time even though they have jobs, families and other commitments, and complain about how much more should be done. One thing that is common to all rescue is that there is ALWAYS more that can be done, it’s physically impossible to do everything – or even enough in some peoples eyes. The one thing we all have in common is we do what we do for the love of the dogs. We welcome help from anyone that has the good of the dogs in their heart, so instead of wasting time telling us we’re not good enough come along and use that energy walking a dog, training a puppy, clearing up the poop, doing a vet trip, doing some fundraising..!
We’ve had 6 months of vet visits to neuter, treat for fleas/ticks/worms/infections, trips to specialists for x-rays and medication, papers served (and dealt with!), and so very much more!
In this time we’ve gotten 28 dogs to their forever homes around the world, and have 12 others currently being prepped with vaccines and passports ready to go to their homes next month too. Homing these dogs wasn’t the aim when we began – our priority was to neuter so less puppies are born onto the street and gradually the problem of these abandoned darlings will ease. So far more than 50 dogs you’ve helped have been neutered, or will be once they reach age thanks to the adoption contracts. What an incredible start – and we’ve only just begun!
The hand made scrubbies (6 lev each) have been on sale for a week, and we only have a few left from the summer batch. Perfect for cleaning dog bowls!
Valeria dropped by the Puppy Palace to see the dogs, and drop them off along with the money they’d raised for us so far (256lev!) Thanks to the wonderful ladies of the Bansko craft group (Творческие посиделки Банско). Contact Valeria for more information and orders.
We are very much looking forwards to seeing more of these and the new goodies for wintertime too