Welcome to Pawpers in the ruff

Our mission is to provide life saving care, rescue and rehoming to stray dogs in Macedonia.


We are desperately trying to raise £15,000 to pay for our kennel debts and also vet fees for our dogs in our care. We really need to raise these funds to continue rescuing so please help in any way you can ♥️♥️♥️

About us

Pawpers in the Ruff helps the dumped and abused dogs of The Balkans. Many of the dogs in our care have only ever known life on the streets or living within a city or a dump, together we can show them a happy and loved life. We started work in The Balkans over three years ago. Since then we have rescued over 1000 dogs, neutered and released hundreds more. 

We are a finalist! 

We are extremely delighted to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for Best International Dog Rescue in the Animal Star Awards! 

A fantastic achievement for the full admin team, supporters and adopters. We wouldn't be where we are today without the tremendous support and love our members give. 

The awards are judged, so no voting is required however please do share our new wide and far and also look at the Animal Star Awards to see the other wonderful categories and more about the purpose of the awards. 

The winners will be announced later this year at the awards.

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We are just a small group of people, we are not financed by the state, the EU, or by a foreign NGO. We rescue and work thanks to many loyal supporters who help regularly with what they can. Support us to help the dogs in need. Subscribe for a monthly donation or make a small contribution just once.... every euro/pound saves lives!
We are most grateful for your donation.
Thank you on behalf of the animals. 

What makes us different?

No dog gets left behind with Pawpers by their side, no matter what illness or health issues dogs are facing, we are right by their sides battling with them.

We are proud to say we have rescued over 1000 dogs.

We post regular updates across our social media platforms.

We have rehomed over 700 dogs to date.

We know all our dogs and their character, therefore we have an excellent track record of adoptions.

We provide rescue backup for life and work with leading UK dog behaviourists for post adoption support. 

We stop at nothing to ensure our dogs have the best chance and the best life.