The Dog Story Behind The Dress: CARMEN

We have mentioned before that all our dresses are named after dogs that we rescued from Romania. We would like to share some of their stories with you…


Life was against Carmen for a long time. Her and her siblings grew up in the Romanian public dog shelter of Bucov, not knowing what a loving home is. But being aware of hunger, thirst, cold and stress instead. The dogs live in small kennels in groups, they are outside all the time – no matter if it rains, snows or if the sun is out. Romanian winters get very cold with up to minus 30 degrees and in the summer you often have up to plus 40 degrees Celsius. While many dogs just die, Carmen and her sister Mika managed to survive for more than two years. When we found the two girls, Carmen was very weak and malnourished. She is a sensitive girl and wasn’t strong enough to fight for the little food the dogs are given. She was very insecure and even tho she accepted food out of our hands, we could tell, that she had lost all her trust in humans and was about to give up completely. With our help she got adopted shortly after our stay and turned into a beautiful, self-confident, lucky princess who is living a happy life ever since.-

Shop the BODENLANG CARMEN dress, every purchase supports our dog rescue project!