We recommend searching for animal-related Facebook groups including the following details:
- Animal name:
- Good with dogs?
- Good with cats?
- Good with kids?
- Leash trained?
- High energy or mellow?
- Description of personality (what do they like, any funny behaviors, outgoing/shy, etc)
- Your best contact details (email and WhatsApp number)
- 3-5 clear and in-focus pictures of the animal looking at the camera.
You can post in Facebook groups:
Dog adoption nepal
Nepal dog adoption
nepal street animal rescue
Lost and Found Dogs (Nepal)
Adopt and Lost Dogs Nepal
Lost, Found And Adoption Nepal (Voiceless Animal Nepal Network)
We can’t bring a healthy animal to the shelter for adoption. However, we can do a courtesy to post on our “Dog Adoption Nepal” Facebook page.
It is extremely important to interview applicants for adoption to make sure they are a good fit. Begin with a phone call. Ask them:
- Do they have other pets? Have they had pets before?
- Does anyone else live in the house? Are they ready to adopt the pet?
- What is their house like? Rented or owned? If rented, does the landlord allow pets?
- What is their average daily schedule like? How long will the pet be home alone?
- What do they plan to do for exercise for the pet?
- If they need to travel or go on vacation, what will they do with the pet?
It is also helpful to set up a house check. This allows you to see that they are being honest, that the dog will have plenty of space, and gives you a chance to speak with other family members.
Be sure you are being honest with yourself about the home. If you get any gut feeling that it is not the right family, it probably isn’t. Keep looking!
Take them to a vet right away!
If you cannot take them to a veterinarian you can:
- Contact to rescue organization according to your area.
- Post to the local groups
You can learn some basic first aid and start treating animals on your own. If there are maggots you need to remove as many as possible and use D-Mag or Maggacite. This will kill them all. Then you need to clean inside the wound and cover it up.
If the dog is starving and has no regular access to food, and if you have nothing else to give them, then please feed them the ParleG! However the high sugar content makes them a poor diet for dogs. Opt for a more balanced diet if you feed regularly!
It can take some time to transition a dog to a new kind of food. Start by adding just a spoonful of your new food to their old diet. Every 3-5 days, add a little more of the new food and a little less of the old food. Eventually, they will be eating just the new!
If your dog stops eating the food at one point, let them leave meals for up to 2 days! Fasting for a little while won’t hurt them, and they might just get hungry enough to try the new food. This works on children as well!
Dog food can get expensive. If you are feeding many dogs every day, here are some alternatives:
- Make your food instead of buying kibble. See the video above for our recipe.
- Ask butchers for their waste meat, many will give it for free. You can boil bones and make a bone broth (you MUST not feed cooked bones! Take them out before feeding), or get the internal organs (wash very thoroughly and boil into soup).
- Ask subze walas to give their dog-safe veggies which they cannot sell. Don’t feed moldly or rotten vegetables, but bruised ones are perfectly fine.
Dogs can be vegan or vegetarian, but it must be done carefully to make sure they have all the nutrients they need. Cats, however, are obligate carnivores, they must eat meat! Ask butchers for their waste meat. You can boil bones and make a bone broth (you MUST not feed cooked bones! Take them out before feeding), or get the internal organs (wash very thoroughly and boil into soup).
Feeding stray animals is within your rights. Start by trying to explain why you are feeding them. Some good points include are:
- Well fed dogs fight and bite less
- It makes it easier to catch them for sterilization, which will help reduce the population
If they continue to harass you then you can file and F.I.R. with you local police.
There are many ways that we can help animals in our neighborhood. This list tells you where you can start, and progress, to help reduce their suffering.
- Start feeding strays Learn what to feed here.
- Put out water. Dogs, cats and birds will appreciate this. It is especially important during the hot summers. It can be a difference between life and death.
- Put a bed outside your house. Strays can use a comfy place to sleep. This can be anything as simple as a doormat or a bori/gunny sack. It is a great addition to a water bowl.
- Don’t use sticky mouse traps. These are just cruel! The mice will have a slow and painful death. At Oxsa Nepal we use catch and release traps that do no harm.
- Support of people who feeding strays. Some people get harassed for feeding strays. If you see this happening, stand up for them! We need to defend each other. Let them know that they have your support.
- Start feeding a stray animal. They will love you for it! It will help them stay strong and healthy. You can start making new friends every time you leave home.
- Make a list of your local rescues and doctors. If you see an injured stray animal you will already be prepared to help them. People For Animals has created a list of organizations. It will not have them all but is a great place to start.
- Learn first aid. You can start doing your own minor treatments in the street. The best way is by volunteering at a rescue or vet. Good thing you already made a list of your local organizations! Vets Who Care is a great online resource to ask specific treatment questions.
- Foster. Not sure if you’re ready to take on the responsibility of adopting a dog? You can foster! A foster is some one who provides a temporary home for an animal in need. It is often while they are looking for a forever home. This can be a big help for rescue facilities and give an animal a loving home when they need it most. Once adopted they will move into their new home. This is a great way to see if adopting is right for you and you never know. You might just fall in love and choose to keep them forever!
- Adopt! Rescue an animal from the street yourself or help out one of your local rescues. There are so many cats and dogs suffering in the streets. Very few kittens or puppies survive the tough life. They struggle to find their next meal, have clashes with abusive humans and have to learn to avoid fast moving vehicles. Don’t separate a puppy from its mother unless it is at least 2 months old. They need their mother’s milk to get proper nutrition and build up immunity.
- Reduce your consumption of animal products. This point is about something that we can stop doing. Stop, or reduce, your consumption of meat, eggs and dairy. Go veg-ish → vegetarian → veganish → vegan. This helps keep animals away from these cruel industries. Check out our vegan FAQ page.
Remember these are just some examples. They are a good start but there are many other things that you can do to help animals.
Take the time to share all of the good deeds you are doing with your friends. You have the chance to inspire others! We always like seeing what good our friends are doing in Oxsa Nepal. Let’s make helping animals the new normal. Together, we can make a difference.
- Visit our page “Nepal Dog Adoption”
- Adopt from a local organization.
- Adopt a dog near your home!