Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

What if I fall in love with a dog or cat and want to take him/her home with me? I live in another country!

Our dogs and cats have passports and you’re very welcome and encouraged to adopt the dog/cat. We are happy to assist with finding a suitable transport company and arrange all necessary vet work. Each country has their own import requirements and criteria. Please send us a message and we would be happy to work it out with you to ensure a smooth and successful adoption.

How much is the adoption fee and what does it include?

All of our dogs and cats come desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated. There is no adoption fee however a donation is always appreciated to help keep our shelter running.

I saw a dog or cat on the website and would like more information, what do I do?

Please contact us during our opening hours and mention the name of the dog or cat.

How long do you keep the animals for?

We are a no-kill shelter. Many of our dogs and cats have been with us for years and they are welcome to stay as long as they want, but we would love for them to be adopted.

I want to volunteer for a few weeks/months, can I stay at the shelter?

We are delighted to hear this and would love for you to help and experience volunteering at our shelter! Unfortunately we don’t have accomodation on site but you can find accomodation in Dubrovnik.

How can I get to the shelter from dubrovnik?

We are a 15 minute drive away from the Old City and there are amazing sea views along the way!

  • Bus: Catch bus 17 from Pile Gate (in Old City of Dubrovnik). It should be labelled Bosanka - it runs all day (roughly every hour) and it stops right outside the shelter.

  • Taxi/UBER: From the old city of Dubrovnik, our shelter is just a 15 minute drive away.

What should I bring with me when I visit the shelter?

In winter it can get very cold so remember to dress warm and also bring water. In summer it is usually very hot so bring sunscreen and dress accordingly. Donations are always appreciated but not necessary or expected. IMPORTANT NOTE: please only give treats to our dogs after speaking to our workers.