The Dog Story Behind The Dress: 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 just four months old, Mara was found by Annette Held during a neutering project in Romania. Annette works as a vet in Munich, Germany and she is one of BODENLANG founder Jennifer's best friends.

It was love at first sight with Annette and Mara, and to save her from the harsh Romanian winter - which she most likely would not have survived - Annette brought her back to Germany. 
In Munich, Mara was welcomed by Annette's 16-year-old dog. The dogs had bonded straight away, and Mara's young energy rejuvenated the old German Shepherd and gave the elderly family pet another two amazing years.

Today, Mara is eight years old. Every day, she accompanies Annette to the veterinary practice and supports frightened animals at the clinic with her calm and well-balanced nature. She enjoys warm summer days on Annette's stand up paddle and loves long caravan 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 would like 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.

Do you have a special animal story that you would like to share with us? Contact us on animals@bodenlang.com