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ABOUT US

The Tanzie Project, Inc. is a 501c3 registered nonprofit, incorporated in Virginia.

 

We support global animal rescue and adoption through networking and volunteers.

Our mission is to bring awareness and support to saving the forgotten, homeless pets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in other areas of the Balkan Peninsula.  

 

© 2019  |  The Tanzie Project, Inc.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
 

Why are there so many stray dogs in Bosnia?

 

These dogs are the unintended consequence of a war-torn country. As Bosnian families were trying to survive the Sarajevo siege, snipers, and genocide more than 20 years ago, their pets were unfortunately left to survive on their own -- taking residence on the streets.

 

Now, as Bosnia's social and economic growth is arguably frozen in a pre-war state, generations of those displaced war pets have either been thrown back out on the street again, or have raised litters of new generations on the same streets in which they were born.

  

What breed are Bosnian dogs?

Bosnian dogs come in any shape, size, color, or type "pawsible!" They are primarily a mix of common breeds, such as GSDs (German Shepherds), hounds, retrievers, and labs. But we've also rescued dogs the size of a small poodle or Yorkie, so it jsut varies. You can see examples of our #proudbosnianrescues on our "Furever Stories" page.

What behaviors can I expect?

 

We provide all potential adopters with notes on possible characteristics they may notice when their pet first arrives. Please keep in mind as you read those docs, that not all dogs have all of those behaviors, it’s really dependent on their previous living situation (streets, house, shelter, etc.). 

- ADOPTING A BOSIAN DOG

I have cats. Will my Bosnian pet get along with them?

 

Most of the Bosnian rescues don’t have a lot, if any, interaction with cats.  While they both share the streets, so to speak, the cats are usually up hiding or walking on walls.  We do have some dogs living with cats currently, and will state in their adoption page their compatibility. If you have questions about a specific dog and cats, please email us.

 

So far only 4 of the Bosnian rescues we brought to the USA have cats in the family. One of those dogs did not like the cat but tolerates it now, and the other 3 are more curious and don’t really mess with the cats. It’s hard to predict, really. We advise potential adopters if the pet they'd like to adopt hasn't been cat tested, and they’d be up for working with the their new pet on cat tolerance, then they would probably adjust; however, if that isn’t something you would want to do/have the time for, we are not 100% comfortable telling you that they would get along.

I live in (country). Can I still adopt?

To date, TTP has transported Bosnian pets to the following countries:

U.S.A.

Canada

Germany

U.K.

Switzerland

Austria

Netherlands

Denmark

*Please note - Due to higher costs, U.S. and Canadian transports are contingent on substantial donations from adopter.

How will you get my new pet to me?

 

Where you live is the driving factor of how your new pet will be transported to you. Our most common modes of transportation by country are:

AIR TRAVEL:

U.S.A.

GROUND TRAVEL:

Germany

U.K.

Switzerland

Austria

Netherlands

Denmark

How much does adopting a Bosnian dog cost?

Although we don’t have an adoption “fee,” we do request a donation to reimburse us for vaccines, the travel crate (which adopters get to keep), microchipping, and transport. The donation we request is $300 per dog. This donation is collected when you sign and submit the adoption contract.

*Please note - Due to higher costs, U.S. and Canadian transports are contingent on substantial donations from adopter.

After receiving your donation, we start fundraising and arranging transport! We have online crowd-funding campaigns for any transport costs remaining after your donation.  

 
 
 
 
 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

 

Please send us a message! We look forward to hearing from you!