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Dharamsala Animal Rescue


Dharamsala Animal Rescue relies solely on donations for our work. Thank you so much for caring for our animals and people.

Sponsor a Dog

As a sponsor, you get two updates a year. You can also sponsor a dog for someone else. A great gift for any dog-loving friend!

Volunteer with us

We welcome volunteers from around the world. We appreciate your interest in supporting the animals we serve.

Your donations help us run important projects

Dog Population Management

DAR has implemented a humane and effective program for creating a healthy sustained population of stray dogs which directly impacts community health.

End Rabies by 2030

End Rabies by 2030

Rabies is endemic in India. DAR has joined the UN Sustainable Development Goals to End Rabies by 2030.

Street Dog Rescue

Street Animal Rescue

For animals in critical condition, they are treated at our clinic and heal at our recovery center. Car accidents, wire traps, and skin diseases are the main issues we see daily.

Indian school children

Humane Education

We visit schools and villages to educate people about rabies and compassion toward animals. The goal is to have the community as our partner in caring for the street animals of Dharamsala.

Street Dog

Street Animal Feeding Advocacy

Know your rights! We need local street animal feeders to help eliminate the human/street dog conflict and allow for easier catching and monitoring of animal health.

We welcome local and international adoptions

Local Adoption

Abandoned pets and stray dogs do not ask for much. All they need is another chance. DAR pets come vaccinated, neutered and ready to love FOR FREE. Why would you go anywhere else? Adopt today, gain a beautiful soul forever.

International Adoption

Abused or neglected on Indian streets, Desi dogs are finding loving homes in the West! These dogs are known to have a calm and gentle demeanor around them. They bond strongly with their people and make an excellent family pet that is very loving, loyal and intelligent.

Our mission is to end the human/street dog conflict by creating a humane and sustainable environment for animals with direct benefits to the people of Dharamsala, India.

We provide several key programs to achieve our goals: spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, rescue and adoption, and community education for rabies safety and compassion. 

Dogs Sterilized

Rabies Vaccinations

Animals Rescued

Humans Humanely Educated


Meet the team behind Dharamsala Animal Rescue


Together we can end the human/street dog conflict..

Meet Deb

After years of working in the corporate world, Deb decided it was time to utilize her experience in a different capacity; one that truly touched her heart. With a long time love of travel to foreign countries she set her sights on a volunteer trip to India Deemed the “accidental philanthropist” by a friend, Deb believes it all happened on purpose

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