BDRUK Update May 2017

First published: Sat 6th May 2017 (Last updated: Mon 15th May 2017)

Dog of the Month

Our dog of the month is Edgar. Edgar was rescued from a public shelter in Bosnia. He has recently arrived in the UK and is settling into his foster family. He is an older dog, fully sighted and is loving and caring. He is very mild and gentle with everything he meets. He would make a great companion and would suit a quiet home.

Dogs we have helped

  • Emma came to UK foster
  • Sidney , became a forever foster
  • Caitlin arrived into UK foster
  • Hope - donation sent to help with her veterinary costs. She was found beaten very bady. She has terrible head injuries
  • Dog foster costs paid for Echo, Anna, Elsie, Quinn, Baky, Sapphire and Berne
  • Lunjo castration paid 
  • Felix was booked for travel to foster but sadly died before he could travel
  • Orson full prep and castration costs paid 
  • Chase castration paid 
  • Memphis vet bills paid
  • Belka veterinary fees paid
  • Vucko tests and prep paid

Dogs that have been adopted

We are delighted that the following dogs have found their forever homes:

  • Elizabeth
  • Costi
  • Chase
  • Star
  • Caitlin
  • Nan - the little dog who was discovered in the shelter at the age of 10, after being surrendered to the shelter at 4 months old nearly 10 years ago has arrived in her forever home
  • Elsie is booked to travel for adoption
  • Balkan is booked for travel to foster
  • Bole is booked for travel to foster in june
  • Jimmi is booked for travel to foster
  • Emily is booked to travel to foster
  • Spot and Minnie are adopted in Germany
  • Masha
  • Orson is booked to travel to foster
  • Danko is booked to travel to foster in june



Portrait raffle

Win a portrait of your pet by Ena's Animal Art!
First prize: a one of a kind pastel portrait of your dog or cat worth £45
Runner up prize (x2): tin filled with BDRUK merchandise and treats
Tickets are £2 each or 6 for £10 and the draw will take place on the 7th of May.
Buy tickets here:


Our forever foster dog Memphis is doing really well in his new home. He has put on weight, his sores have healed and he is due to start hydrotherapy soon. For more information on our sponsorship scheme click here:

Appeal for fosters

We urgently need foster homes to enable us to bring the most vulnerable dogs over to the UK. If you have space in your home to give a BDRUK dog a chance to learn what it is to live in a loving home then please get in touch by email at For more information about fostering please read our foster page at

Happy Appeal

BDRUK are fundraising to bring our first ever Chinese dog to the UK. Shuang Xi (Happy) is currently in the Bo Ai Animal Shelter in China. He is almost two years old and has spent all his life in the shelter. Happy was born blind and left at a vet hospital in Chengdu before the founder of the Bo Ai shelter rescued him.He has no chance of adoption in China so we are raising money for his plane ticket to the UK. Please see for more information.

Volunteers needed!

We would love more volunteers on board to help us continue our work. If you have a few hours a week to help get updates from rescuers, update dog albums, fundraise or take photos of our foster dogs then please get in touch via or see our volunteer page.

New badges

We have some lovely new badges available. They are just £2.50 plus 75p for postage (UK only, for overseas purchase please contact for shipping costs) and all proceeds go to helping blind and partially sighted dogs. To order, click here and make sure to enter your address in the special instructions.

Upcoming events

Table top events in Wales and Coventry in June - keep an eye on our Facebook page and in our next news update for more information.

In August we are going to launch our first commercial project. A silversmith jewellery artist is donating a percentage of her sales of a beautiful dog pendant to us. Full details to come.