Do You Know About the Dog Shelters in Montenegro?

By , 31 Mar 2018, 14:02 PM Lifestyle
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We all know that dogs are a man’s best friend, but how many of us are willing to help an abandoned dog (not purebred) into our homes? At the end of the day, all these dogs really want is someone who will provide them with shelter and food, and they will give just as much pure, unconditional love in return. 

With that said, why get a dog from a shop if you can do a good deed and save one of the 'unwanted' dogs from the rescue shelters? Though I am not sure how many dog shelters are registered in Montenegro, I am familiar with the one in Kotor and Podgorica.

The dog shelter in Kotor is located near the Kotor-Tivat roundabout on the right side when coming from Kotor. It is open from Monday to Thursday from noon until 3 p.m. and on Fridays from noon until 5 p.m. 

As stated on their website

“The main aim of Azil Kotor is to collect stray, homeless and unwanted dogs from the streets of Montenegro. We provide them shelter, food and basic medical treatment until they can be adopted, as far as space and resources allow. “

Just outside Podgorica, on Konik (Vrela Ribnicka), there is a dog shelter which is owned by the company “Cistoca”. Potential owners can apply for dog adoptions on Thursdays from 3 until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon. After the application, employees from “Cistoca” visit the potential owner’s home to make sure the dog would have proper conditions, and if approved, the applicant can go to the shelter and choose a dog they would like to take home. You can find more information here:

Besides these two shelters, there are other ways to adopt dogs, and that is through non-government organizations. These organizations have Facebook pages where they post pictures of dogs needing homes. Therefore, you can visit and and find dogs to adopt, whether they are abandoned dogs found on streets or puppies neglected by their owners. 

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“Ruka Sapi” bank account for donations

Volunteers found these non-government organizations with a strong willingness to help the unwanted dogs, often in need of medical care by veterinarians. Therefore, contributions are more than welcome for medical bills and food for the animals. 

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“NVO Spas” bank account for donations

The organizations mentioned above actively fight against violence towards animals and help raise the level of humanity concerning animals in our society. The best description of their work is the slogan from “Ruka Sapi”: “For the voice they do not have, for the home they deserve!”

Lastly, an organization worth mentioning when talking about the care of animals, in general, is a farm called “Zoo – The Wild and Domestic Animal Sanctuary Montenegro” located near Podgorica. Zoo is open for visitors every day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can find more information here:

At Zoo, you can play and take photos with many animals including a camel called Milutin, deer, pigs, peacocks, swans, donkeys, and more. It is beautiful to see all of these animals in a single place that gives them shelter, food and the love they deserve.


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