The Naming Of Our Dresses: MARA

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…


At the age of four months, Mara was found by Annette Held during a castration project in Romania. Annette is a German vet from Munich and one of Jennifer Becks´ best friends.

Annette had instantly fallen in love with the puppy and because Mara had not survived the winter in Romania, Annette brought her to Germany. 
In Munich, Mara was welcomed by Annette's 16-year-old dog. Both dogs immediately fell in love with each other and with Mara's young energy, the old German Shepherd dog was enjoying Maras company for another two years.

Today Mara is eight years old. Every day, she accompanies Annette to the veterinary and supports frightened animals at the clinic with her calm and well-balanced manner. She enjoys warm summer days on Annettes stand up paddle and loves long motorhome rides with her mom.

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

There are plenty of more stories to tell… If you are willing to help, send us an email and follow us on Instagram @bodenlang  and  @bodenlang.animals . We are always looking for new homes and volunteers who would like to join us on our trips to Romania. Together with your help, we can make the living conditions of the dogs a little bit better, make sure that they get food, medical help and the chance of a loving home.

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