Save a life

And make your life better.

Adopt a rescued

friend from us.

Yona when rescued

Adopt a

Yona, 9 month later - Home!


like we do?

In Tanzania, rabies claims the lives
of about 1,500 humans per year

We are going to change this

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Don't let them suffer

Open your heart and home
to a friend for life

Safari when rescued

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Save a life

And make your life better.

Safari 3 month later


By adopting one of our shelter dogs or cats you save a homeless animal and help us in our goal of giving these beautiful creatures a good and happy life.


Sponsoring a dog give you the chance to provide the necessary funding to shelter and rehabilitate for a dog of your choice.

As we rely 100% on donations, your support is needed to keep our spay / neuter and vaccination campaigns running. Without your help we can’t help.


Are you interested in “hands on” help or trying to gain work experience abroad? Please contact us for details on how you can be part of this program.

Recent News

1 day ago

Mbwa Wa Africa Animal Rescue

Our Luigi found a sponsor in our friend Andy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sponsoring a shelter dog is a great way to help if you love dogs, but can't adopt. That way, you will make sure that essentials like, food, care and veterinary cost are covered and even that extra bit more ๐Ÿ˜‰

What's there more?
Luigi is already with Mbwa Wa Africa since 15 month and as a double amputee, his chances of ever getting adopted are next to zero. But now he has at least that 'special human' he never had before in his life, somebody out there, who is paying his bills and on top of that cares about him - and is bringing treats along of course!

Thank you Andrew J S Cowie, you are Luigi's hero! <3

We would be grateful to find more sponsors, especially for our long term residents! Including Lui, we have four double amputees (meaning they lost both hind-legs for different reasons) (the others are Ajabu, Silla and Babu), two paralyzed dogs (Taji and Akili) and with Gryffindor an old guy with crippled front legs. For all of them our shelter is their forever home and a sponsorship would ensure that we always can be there for them!

So far, only Silla has a sponsor as well in Nyain (thank you so much <3 ) and very recently our Gryffindor (will post it)!
If you consider to become one and would like more information about our residents - or if in Arusha region, would like to visit them - please get in contact!
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New kids on the block ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mack and Melick moved in!
The two four weeks old brothers - Mack is only half the size of his 'big' bro! - had a lucky strike when Oscar found them in a pothole on a street and took them in. But small dogs like this need a lot of care, especially in the cold African winter and he asked us to take them to the MWA shelter.

They are doing very well and aren't they the the cutest puppies ever!?

In 2 month they will be up for adoption into a loving home! ๐Ÿ™‚
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4 days ago

Mbwa Wa Africa Animal Rescue

For all our followers who are Amazon prime members please take advantage of the Prime day staring on 15th July, 12:01 BST, lasting 2 days.

Just go to - choose Friends of Mbwa Wa Africa Animal Rescue (you only need to do this once) and then shop away. Amazon then donates to us for every purchase you make ๐Ÿ™‚
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Missing dog from Ilboru area. Lost or stolen from the yard the day before yesterday (July 12th) in the afternoon/evening. No collar.
Please comment or call 0742222487 or whatsapp +18012447943 with any information.
Really want to be him home safe, reward for information that leads to his return!

This is one of our ex-rescues. He has a wonderful, loving home and is desperately missed.
Please share and help getting him back to his family where he belongs!
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