Latest news & video

Latest news & video

 

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 Dog of the Month for September is Jenny! Jenny is such a sweetheart! She is so very loving and often approaches Anthony and Emma for really meaningful cuddles. She is a timid little girl who just wants to be loved. Jenny’s puppies are leaving the shelter this week and…
Our Project Development Manager, Vinny, has been working wonders within the local community. Since June 2021, Vinny and the Community Outreach Team have achieved the following; Located 62 dogs as a direct result of outreach work - 31 owned and 31 stray. Added 28 of the 31 owned dogs to…
With the winter months swiftly approaching (and bringing the colder weather with them), now’s a great time to invest in some snuggly, warm clothing. We have brand-new Street Hearts BG Branded Gilets in our online shop! They’re super soft, extremely comfortable and, best of all, they’re made from recycled polyester…
Do you enjoy splashing your cash online? Would you like to support Street Hearts BG whilst treating yourself to a spot of retail therapy? Well, thanks to EasyFundraising.org.uk, you can! EasyFundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause. It’s so simple to use! Just click…
Our fantastic Project Development Managers, Vinny and Emeline, have been working hard over the past few weeks, running an education programme for local children. The children have visited our brilliant vet, Dr Dimitar Dimitrov, and spent time at our shelter, being taught about dog care, behaviour, and welfare. They’ve also…
Are you hardworking? Do you adore dogs? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? If so, we would love to hear from you! We’re accepting applications for volunteers who wish to visit Street Hearts BG from 2022 onwards. The link for our volunteer application form can be found below. VOLUNTEER…
Two of our puppies, Xena and Lola, have really pulled at the heartstrings of our supporters! Xena is a gorgeous, cheeky pup with a terrible facial injury, and sweet Lola suffered a broken hip after being hit by a car. We’re happy to say that, despite such atrocious injuries, both…
We’re delighted to announce that our Social Media Manager, Laura, is now a permanent full-time member of staff! Laura’s employment is being sponsored by an incredibly generous businessman and supporter who has several former Street Hearts dogs of his own. He is working closely with us to bring about some…
We’re thrilled to announce that our shelter improvements fundraiser has reached its goal of £3,000! Thank you to everyone who donated! Because of you, our shelter will soon have a desperately-needed large washing machine, and our dogs will have another comfortable, dry, and warm place to sleep this winter. Once…
Penny’s pack walk video! Our pack walks take around an hour every morning, the dogs are able to be free and have fun. It really works to maintain calmness in good behaviour within the shelter along with socialising dogs so they are ready for the outside world and new homes.…
As of June 15th 2021, our vet has neutered 220 dogs, 117 of which Street Hearts BG paid for. Furthermore, 104 cats have been neutered, 16 of which we also paid for. Altogether, that’s 324 neutered animals within the Tryavna and Dryanovo municipalities in 2021!
Street Hearts Sweet Hearts! Inspired by one of our much-loved dogs, Casper, our brand-new t-shirts and tote bag are now available to purchase! Made from 100% organic sustainable cotton, you can both look good and feel good about wearing them! We also have brand new merchandise featuring the original Street…
“If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.”- William Glasser. Vincent and Emeline volunteered at Street Hearts BG back in the year 2020. Whilst volunteering they saw first hand the issues concerning the stray dogs, but also the mindsets which had led to the stray dog…
FUNDRAISER ALERT! Can you please help us make improvements to our shelter? Our shed houses six to nine dogs; however, it is no longer safe or fit for purpose. The heavy stone roof is being supported by rotten wooden beams, and we fear that the roof will eventually cave in…
Some positive news, is that we are transporting forty dogs to their forever homes this month and we have plans for twenty more at the end of June! It's such a joy to see our former street dogs safely delivered to the loving arms of their new families. Despite all…
As always, we've been busy here at Street Hearts BG. Since January 2021, we have neutered 137 dogs in Dryanovo and Tryavna alone; 38 of these dogs were owned, and 99 were rescued. Furthermore, in the past two weeks we've had fifteen new dogs arrive at the shelter, five of…
Hello everyone, I am currently writing this post whilst Anthony is driving us back to Bulgaria from the UK. What a week it has been, 40 dogs delivered to their furever homes thanks to our UK rescue partners Dogs 4 Rescue and Wild at Heart Foundation. Renee the rescue bus…
Earlier this year Dan and Emma attended the iconic Battersea dogs home in London. We did a week long course which has been life changing in the way that we manage our shelter. After the course we applied for a £10k grant which we got! So, over the summer Anthony…
After 18 months Dan is going onto pastures new, he has been offered a job working with Cats Protection in Liverpool. He will be working on a street cat sterilisation programme and also working with the community. We will be very sad to see him go as he has really…
We now have our 2021 calendars in stock along with face masks, clothing a wonderful cookbook written by our volunteer Maria. All proceeds from our shop go towards to helping dogs in the shelter. VISIT OUR ONLINE SHOP
This year we hit a record number of dogs in our shelter, 142 to be exact. Many of them are puppies that have been abandoned in our village, many have been abandoned in town and many were from people who came to us asking for help. It’s a very difficult…
Renee the rescue bus has been converted and fully licensed to transport dogs. This week she set off on her maiden voyage with new dogs including Renee who she was named after. A huge thank you for all your support. The fundraiser is still ongoing so please donate if you…
As you may know, we are currently fundraising to buy and equip a new van, allowing us to double the number of dogs we can transport to their new homes each month. We recently did a live tour of our existing transport; Frankie the furever bus. Showing the equipment on…
We have had a huge amount of people who enquire to adopt dogs from us since lockdown.   The enquiries are incredible and we are so proud that people wish to adopt a dog instead of buying.  Due to this Wild at Heart Foundation and Dogs 4 Rescue are handling…
We have some very exciting news that we have been desperate to share with you all? STREET HEARTS BG HAS BEEN AWARDED A SPECIAL £10,000 GRANT FROM BATTERSEA DOGS & CATS HOME. Street Hearts BG has been awarded a special grant from one of the UK’s leading animal welfare charities…
When the Coronavirus pandemic hit and placed the world on pause, here at Street Hearts, we were obviously thinking of those who were affected and those who would be affected. It also left us a little anxious of what the situation might mean for the dogs. It’s been just over…
2019 saw us take a gamble printing calendars, hoodies, tshirts and doggy bandanas. They have been a huge success and the calendars have now sold out, thank you to everyone who bought a calendar or one of the other items, it has been a massive help and brought in funds…
We have many permanent residents now at Street Hearts that cannot be rehomed due to age, health reasons or behavioural issues. We are looking at a way to communicate better with lovely people who sponsor dogs’ so they know where their money is going and also have more updates and…
Who knows what Brexit will bring but we are continuing as usual until we are instructed otherwise. Our state vet doesn’t know what is happening and neither do Defra so we don’t have any idea how things might or might not affect us. All of our dogs’ travel with TRACES…
We have worked with the wonderful Dogs 4 Rescue in Manchester for 3 years now and our relationship is going from strength to strength. Not only do they help us find awesome homes for our precious rescues but they also provide UK back up for all of our dogs which…
Our beloved old furever bus Frieda will be turned into a volunteer kitchen in 2020. She already has a roofed decking area which we made last year. This will be a great communal space for volunteers to cook, do their washing and socialise in the lovely Spring, Summer and Autumn…
As you may already know we did a crowdfunding campaign to finish the perimeter fencing of our shelter which is so desperately needed. Thank you to everyone who has helped with this. When the fencing is complete, we will have up to 10,000m2 of secure areas for the dogs to…
Thank you to everyone who helped us to buy Frankie the forever bus. So far she has taken 86 dogs to their new homes, the last trip went just in time before the harsh Bulgarian winter sets in. Every doggy loves a home and a warm bed, you have helped…
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,…
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