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.


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…
The seeds for Evolution Designs were sown over 10 years ago on the purchase of our first property in Bulgaria. Having been through the daunting and somewhat confusing property purchasing process, with the help of a great estate agent, we then began our Bulgarian adventure and property renovation. What began…
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,…
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…
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