Latest news & video

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Here you can browse through all the latest news and happenings at Street Hearts BG. Keep your eyes peeled for new videos, photos, stories and more from all our dogs.


Our Patron, Kate Lamb, has put together this amazing video which demonstrates our work and the reason why we cannot continue without a van. Not only is it used as transport for neutering and rescue, it is also used for transporting dogs to new homes. We have many dogs and…
Here are the dogs that are waiting to go to their new homes via Dogs 4 Rescue. Phoebe, Benji, Teddy, Daisy, Charlie, Ben, Lyrah and Walrus have all been reserved. Blossom and Freckles have got interested families. They are desperate to get out of here, they should have been leaving…
Good morning from all of us at Street Hearts BG. It has been one of the hardest weeks we have had this week and sadly Frieda our forever bus is a complete write off. We have spent 3000 leva recently doing essential works to keep her going which we will…
07.06.19

Disaster!

Disaster struck at Street Hearts BG today. We are both fine but very sadly Frieda our furever bus is not. Sadly Frieda our forever bus is a complete write off. We have spent 3000 leva recently doing essential works to keep her going which we will never get back. We…
We are delighted to announce that we have another company sponsor. Holgersson IT recruitment is a Belgian company based here in Bulgaria, An has visited our shelter and we have also looked after her rescue dog in our dog hotel. To have another local business support us is an honour,…
This little escape artist managed to damage our sturdy fencing which is a first! Things don't always go to plan but we got her back in the end. Another great video made by Robert our technical wizard!  
So very well done Michelle! What an incredible experience it was being at the London Marathon and more importantly being there to support our Champion Michelle. It was absolutely stunning to see so many thousands of people doing such great things for so many great causes and for themselves, it…
We are very lucky to have Robert visit us from Everydaystray.   Rob helps many street dogs and has volunteered at a number of dog shelters across Europe.  His natural ability to make friends with scared dogs is incredible. One massive bonus for us is that he has over 10,000…
We have been incredibly busy neutering over the last few weeks and have been keeping our vet very busy! One evening he worked until 10pm to do a street dog that we caught on a day of action. Here are some photo's of the lucky dogs who will never give…
This week Anthony has started the first new cabin for two or three dogs.  Lots of work to be done this year to make better, insulated sleeping accomodation for the dogs.  Through winter we have used wooden boxes that were very kindly donated by ABB in Sevlievo.  They have been…
Our guest bungalow is having a facelift so it will be lovely and fresh for 2019. We will look forward to sharing the finished work next week. If you fancy a holiday with a difference then please drop us a line. The mountain views and surrounding areas are stunning and…
Hello and apologies for the very late update. The last few months have been the busiest we have ever had! We always knew that doing our own transport would spread us even thinner but we have transported 69 dogs now since October so it is so worthwhile. Most of these…
A long way from England lived a young puppy called Frank, he had a terrible life because he lived on the dirty streets of Bulgaria. Not just that but every night and every day he stood in the cold and slept on the freezing snow. Frank was always hungry, he…
Emma didn't quite make it all the way home from the transport run on Friday night. Luckily just ten miles from home the clutch failed on the van and Anthony was called out to tow it back. It's done well the van, we bought it seven years ago to move…
06.03.19

More Dogs!

"Don't collect anymore dogs" said Emma as she set off with the latest transport to Germany and England. Because of the political shambles that is or isn't unfolding in the UK we are facing some uncertainty regarding taking dogs to England in the future. Then yesterday she messaged me to…
It has been a wonderful week seeing our dogs settle into their new homes and also taking the dogs to Germany and the UK. Lucky puppies. Big thank you to all our adopters and supporters xx. Have a look at some of the fabulous photos below of the dogs looking…
A little update from Emma! 5 doggies delivered in Germany and the UK to their forever homes. Photo's to follow over the next few days. It was a good trip across thanks to Ren and Cris being amazing. All of the dogs were clean on route which is a first,…
On Wednesday the 9th of January 2019 we were called by the municipality of Dryanovo to one of the worst cases of neglect of both humans and animals that we've ever seen. We currently receive no official financial support for our work but we always help a dog in need.…
We are currently battling every day to care for and try to find homes for nearly 70 dogs. We have a waiting list of puppies to come to us who will cost us over 200 Leva each to rehome, not including food while they are with us. Unwanted and preventable…
How amazing is this? Next year our awesome vet Dr Dimitar Dimitrov will be going to Fitzpatrick Referrals home of Professor Noel Fitzpatrick the Supervet.This opportunity is amazing for a vet like Dr Dimitrov! We are over the moon for Dimitar and the knowledge he will bring back to Dryanovo and Street…
My name is Dan, I am from Exeter in the UK and have spent the previous 8 years working in Local Government. I love all animals, but cats are definitely my favourite – their characters and behaviours always fascinate me, so to work with them is a dream of mine.…
Christmas and New Year is a time to enjoy with family and friends and reflect on the year gone by – and life that is ahead. Often our thoughts turn to those who are less fortunate than ourselves – like the street dogs here in Bulgaria. Here at Street Hearts…
In order to transport rescue dogs we are required to have The Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) which is an online system that makes it easier for importers and exporters to provide health certification and track consignments of animals. It is an incredibly efficient system, which means that we…
We have been incredibly lucky to have Hannah, Simon, Pauline and Maria help us at home while we have been away. It is not easy running a dog shelter, it is 24/7 and due to us being free running the routine changes all of the time. The second trip meant…
We have had many requests to adopt puppies and not neuter them prior to adoption. We understand that it is a personal preference, there are many reasons and evidence for and against early neutering. In Bulgaria the benefits of early neutering are obvious, we absolutely have to prevent unwanted puppies.…
As you may remember Morris De La Rocca ran 100 miles for Street Hearts BG this year with the hope that he could raise $4000 dollars to build a cabin. Sadly this amount was not raised so we have had a rethink. It is so cold outside and we want…
Hi, my name is Saskia and I will be running the "DSW Bruggenloop Rotterdam" which is a 15K run including 6 bridges to raise money so that Street Hearts Bulgaria can pay an unexpected and unforseen vet's bill of € 1000. The longest run I’ve ever done was 10K and…
Here is an insight from our fabulous volunteers of the month, Adam and Lauren: "We first came across Street Hearts BG earlier this year when we found our very own little Bulgarian Street dog wandering around in the snow. She couldn't walk properly and we couldn't take her straight to…
Next week we will be doing our first transport run with the dogs. We have some very kind helpers who are looking after things here for us BUT we have a lot of dogs right now! Please can anyone in the Dryanovo area foster for us from the 2nd of…
Today is a really special happy ending ... well they all are but this is extra special! On Christmas Day 2016 we found Noel hidden in a drain a couple of kilometres away from us. He was in the middle of nowhere, about 6 weeks old and would not have…
How lucky are the doggies?! It has been like Christmas at Street Hearts BG this week. Massive thank you to Peter who has recently moved to Bulgaria and is adopting Tina and Trinny soon. He has donated loads of puppy food, worming tablets, puppy and dog supplements, treats and puppy…
Marti was neutered last week, he is an adorable 7 month old boy who has had a rough start in life. Very sadly he came to us after having a pin inserted in his leg which was broken. A vet in Sevlievo has done this procedure incorrectly and the pin…
How absolutely wonderful is this? A lovely family who adopted two dogs from us and their son Henry recently had a party to celebrate him leaving Ermystead Grammer School. From the party Henry raised a whopping £235 which he donated to Street Hearts BG and from that we gave the…
We’ve finally got there! We are a fully licensed private dog shelter with fully licensed vehicles to operate within Bulgarian law and the European TRACES system! We started this whole process over one and half years ago. A process that that has included an enormous amount of fundraising. Lots of meetings with…
This is by no means final but we have had 4 state vets inspect us today and it was very positive. We have done everything asked of us and so we should be a registered dog shelter imminently and have Traces for transport. Everything we do is in Bulgarian with…
We would like to say a huge thank you to Dr Dimitrov who saved our Rufus last night. We called him out because Rufus had been attacked by a wild boar in the forest by our house. Dr Dimitrov worked until 01.30 hours this morning and we are so happy…
Another very busy 24 hours with poorly pups and general work. Last night we were out for a couple of hours trying to catch a female dog who has constantly been having puppies, but failed despite tasty food and patience. At 22.20 this evening we have got a phone call…
We are thrilled to annonce that our new dog clinic is now ready. Lots of time and resources have gone into this project and we are really happy with the end result. It will make a big difference to the dog's lives and will provide us with a much better…
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