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The Dog Story Behind The Dress: ROMY

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...


This very kind, old lady had a very hard life. She got caught by dog hunters on the Romanian streets at a young age and was brought to a killing shelter. Usually, the dogs from the killing shelters get killed after two weeks in an inhuman and incredibly cruel way (if no one has adopted them during this time - which barely happens).

Romy´s extremely friendly character made one of the dog killers like her enough to never have her killed. However, instead of adopting her or finding a home for this wonderful dog, he kept her in a small kennel in the killing shelter. The years went by and on a daily base, Romy had to hear and see how hundreds of dogs got killed. She heard them screaming and crying until there was nothing left but silence. Six years went by until we found Romy in her kennel. She was about 8 years old at that time and her eyes were telling us how hard the past years had been. We knew we had to get her out of hell immediately! Sometimes it can be difficult to find homes for elder dogs, but Romy was lucky. We found a wonderful home for her in Germany where she happily lives on a large farm with a few other (rescue) dogs and animals. She quickly found her spot in her new pack and we are very pleased to see that this dog is now able to live her last years happily in peace. 


Shop the BODENLANG ROMY 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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