Want to Sponsor a DAR dog? Fill out the form to learn how!
Dharamsala Animal Rescue relies solely on donations for our work. Thank you so much for caring for our animals and people.
You will get three updates a year from your friend, so you can hear how you’re making a dog’s life great! You can also sponsor a dog for someone else too! It’s a great gift for any dog-loving friend!
Volunteer with us
We welcome volunteers from all around the world. Click below to find out how you can get started. We truly appreciate your interest in helping us help the animals we serve!
Your donations help us run important projects
Animal Birth Control/Anti-Rabies
DAR has implemented a humane and effective program for creating a healthy sustained population of stray dogs which directly impacts community health.
We visit schools and villages to educate them about rabies and compassion towards animals. The goal is to have the community as our partner in caring for the street animals of Dharamsala.
We welcome local and international adoptions
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.
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 seek a humane and sustainable environment for animals with direct benefits to the people of Himachal Pradesh, India.
Dog Biscuits Eaten
Meet the team behind Dharamsala Animal Rescue
Our motto is simple…Live. Love. Bark.
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
Hi friends! My name is Suraj and I never bark up the wrong tree. Never. I play an important role here at the Dharamsala Animal Rescue Centre. As a very “handsome” volunteer at DAR, I work as their Mascot, Reviewer, and Advice Columnist. My job is to make people aware of the plight of the street dogs and animals of Dharamsala.
Hi friends! My name is Suraj and I never bark up the wrong tree. Never. I play an important role here at the Dharamsala Animal Rescue Centre. I am here to entertain our volunteers and together with my fellow woofers (yes, that’s a word!) spread the message about our great work we do here in Dharamsala.