Virtual adopted

Virtual adoption is an important way to help the animals at Usko's Nest Dog Shelter, to keep them safe and healthy and to keep the shelter running. With regular monthly sponsors more stable income can be created which will benefits the animals and the continuity of the shelter.


Thank you so much for sponsoring one or more animals of Usko's Nest, Wonna from Sweden, Angeline from The Netherlands, Sonia from Dubai, Bill from Scotland, Anne from Scotland, Betty from The Netherlands, Mervi from Finland, Adri from The Netherlands, Jacqueline from The Netherlands, Mieke from The Netherlands, Lesley from England, Janny from The Netherlands, Nel from The Netherlands, Karin from Belgium, Cora from Belgium, Mandy from The Netherlands, Catties Angels, Kristel from Belgium, Yolande from The Netherlands, Mette from Norway, Brigitte from The Netherlands

Bella, Bibi and Tiko

Bella was saved as a puppy in 2017 after her hind leg had been ripped off by a car. Her recovery took months but she has fully revcovered. Bella is now a happy and healthy dog. Months of therapies, medications, vet bills, sleepless nights have given results.


Bibi was a skinny little puppy when she was picked up from the streets, back in 2017 

Tiko was found as a little puppy in 2015 and had so many health issues. Badly injured legs and a neurological disorder and then he got also demodex. Although he is disabled he is full of life and very playful boy.

Bella, Bibi and Tiko are all three virtual adopted by Brigitte from The Netherlands. Thank you so much for your support, Brigitte!


Mandy has gone through a lot. When she was saved her front leg was completely torn because it had been caught in an animal trap. After the operation she had complications but she managed to recover.

Mandy is virtual adopted by Mandy from The Netherlands. She also is the sponsor of Pronti. Thank you so much for your support, Mandy!


In 2016 Sivka was found wandering in the streets on three legs. As her front leg was already amputated in a professional way, it will always be a mystery what happened to Sivka and why she ended on the streets. She is now a happy dog and in charge at Usko's Nest, she is a boss of the shelter and the only dog that spends time with all groups of dogs. Sivka also supervises all activities at the shelter. She is a sweetheart and an old lady.

Sivka is virtual adopted by Mette from Norway. Thank you so much for your support, Mette!


In 2014 Dalida saw a small puppy which entered in an area of a local company where a famous abuser worked, whose gun had been confiscated thanks to Dalida's legal activities. He tried to catch this puppy but Dalida took it from him. This little girl was all wet, fleas everywhere and bites all over her little body, starved and skinny. Dalida named her Mrvica and with biotin and vitamines she grew out to this beautiful girl and belongs now to the oldies at Usko's Nest.

Mrvica is virtual adopted by Yolande from The Netherlands. Thanky you so much for your support, Yolande!


Tina is one of the dogs that stayed with Dalida and Meliha after rescuing her and now she is one of the oldies at Usko's Nest.

Tina is virtual adopted by Kristel from Belgium. Thank you so much for your support, Kristel!


This beautiful and pure breed sarplaninac is a female and she was only 5 months old when she was found in 2014. She was the only female dog in her pack and beause of that her previous owner abandoned her. After she had been abandoned in Trnovo, a big dog attacked her. Her eye was badly injured by that attack and she was frightened. She belongs now to the old ladies at Usko's Nest.


Bajro was wandering at the streets, skinny, starved and with bad ear inflammation, and saved by Dalida more than 7 years ago. Bajro means “human” in Bosnian language. He is a gently giant with a wonderful personality that likes hugging with Dalida he is active and funny when he plays and runs.

Both Cura and Bajro are virtual adopted by Catties Angels. Thank you so much for your support, Catties Angels!


Pronti  is a mixed terrier and very beautiful female dog. She was found in 2010 while she was trying to find a place to give birth to her puppies. She then was tortured by a local boy who threw stones at her. Pronti gave birth to 5 puppies. Two of them were adopted when they were 6 months old. 

Pronti is virtual adopted by Mandy from The Netherlands. Thank you so much for your support, Mandy!

Tiger, Sivka, Zelena and Micika

These lovely cats were all saved as a kitten in 2015 and 2016, wandering alone, injured or sick. 

They are all four virtual adopted by Cora from Belgium, thank you so much for your support, Cora!


Bess was saved from the streets when she was about five months old, she was scared and had a deformed front leg. Although her leg is a bit shorter by the deforming, she can use it as normal. She has recovered from her trauma's. She now belongs to the group of oldies at Usko's Nest.

Bess is virtual adopted by Karin from Belgium, thank you so much for your support, Karin!

Vucko and Cicko

Vucko, after he was hit by a car in 2016 he was left to die on the streets with two broken legs, in shock and had hypothermia. The recovery was a long and exhausting process. Vucko had wires and fixators in front and hind legs. He couldn't stand or walk on his own and needed help to urinate. Eventually Vucko recovered.

Cicko, she is the oldest cat at Usko's Nest, about 9 years old. She was saved when she was just a kitten and now she is a bit bossy and has an attitude.

Both Vucko and Cicko are virtual adopted by Nel from The Netherlands, thank you so much Nel for your support!


Rue is an adorable looking young girl. She was saved by Dalida on the streets from a deliberately attack of someones dog as the owner stirred his dog up to fight with Rue. But Rue was just a scary baby and wouldn't have lived now if Dalida hadn't been there at that time to save her. 

Rue is virtual adopted by someone from Sweden, thank you so much for your support!


Mala is one of the oldies at Usko's Nest. She was so traumatised while she was on the streets that she is still scared of most people. But she is good with other dogs.

Mala is virtual adopted by Janny from The Netherlands, thank you so much Janny for your support!


In 2021 Lucky was hit by a car and both front legs were broken and he was traumatised by that experience. After a long healing process, he had pins and external fixators with large incisions, he is doing so much better now. He runs and plays on four legs but when he isn’t moving he still prefers to stand in this position.

Lucky is virtual adopted by Lesley from England, thank you so much Lesley for your support!

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December 2021 - When Kuro was found, he was injured, he probably had been hit by someone’s foot, and his cervical part of the spine was injured - the 6th and the 7th vertebrae. Kuro couldn’t use his hind legs normally, he couldn’t walk, he felt pain and moved his legs but he couldn’t stand without help. He had been left at the clinic by someone and would probably have been euthanised if Dalida didn’t come to his rescue. After intensive treatment and therapies of the vets, Kuro learned to walk again and is now a happy dog at Usko's Nest.

Kuro is virtual adopted by Jacqueline from The Netherlands, thank you so much Jacqueline!

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January 2022, this lovely cat was brought to the clinic by a man who saw that another man was hitting her. Dayony from Stichting Save a Stray gave her the beautiful name, Ivy. Poor Ivy was in a very bad condition, her pelvis and both legs were broken, she was full of urine and feces because she couldn’t pee or defecate because of pain, her abdomen was injured. But she was successfully operated, in both of her legs pins were installed and injuries were operated. Her recovery was a long process, she had to learn to walk again and got therapies.

Ivy is virtual adopted by Adri from The Netherlands, thank you so much Adri for your support!

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Medi, Jack, Hope and Noel 

Medi is an old grumpy but adorable teddy bear, he has deformed legs, is partial blind and he needs special care. Jack was hit by a car, ending up with a broken hind leg in 2021. Hope was left to die beside a busy road, (March 2022), dehydrated, frozen and with two broken legs. When Noel was found (December 2021) he was starving, just a bag of bones, with wounds and severe demodex.

Medi, Jack, Hope and Noel are all virtual adopted by Angeline from The Netherlands, thank you so much Angeline for your support!

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Tindra, Sargo, Fluffy, Zacko, Aiko and Freya

These six dogs were chosen by Wonna from Sweden when she had seen them at an illegal public pound, caught and brought there by illegal dog catchers. Freya was chained to a small kennel outside the cages, Sargo was dumped by his owners, little Fluffy was so scared that she didn't want to leave the kennel and be outside at all and Zacko and Tindra helped each other. Wonna asked Dalida and her father to step in and they saved the dogs and brought them to the shelter. All the dogs were traumatised from their experience at that illegal pound. Tindra now suffers from epilepsy but she is doing well. 

Tindra, Sargo, Fluffy, Zacko, Aiko and Freya are all virtual adopted by Wonna from Sweden, thank you so much Wonna for your support!

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Candy, Cookie and Smokey

Candy was found as a pup and grew up to this beautiful lady, Cookie was thrown into a hole and one of her hind legs had to be amputated and she has spine injury and always needs vet care, Smokey (cat) was badly injured (2020) and less than a month old, now he has grown up.

Candy, Cookie and Smokey are all virtual adopted by Sonia Heller from Dubai, thank you so much Sonia for your support!

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Two little pups were wandering in the streets, April 2014, Astor and Anda. Astor suffered from demodex (skin disease) when he was a pup and he has chronic eye problems.

Unfortunately Anda died in 2019.

Astor is virtual adopted by Betty from The Netherlands, thank you so much Betty for your support!

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In Januari 2018 Dalida got a call from a man telling her that he saw a horrific wounded puppy. This lovely little boy was hit by a car and his hind leg was ripped off. After months of recovery he turned into this handsome, happy big boy.

Bastian is virtual adopted by Mervi from Finland, thank you so much Mervi for your support!

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Ola was rescued from the middle of nowhere when she was a puppy. She was extremely scared and traumatised, hide herself constantly under the car. Her recovery has last for months and she still is afraid of many things. But look at her, how happy she is now.


Ola is virtual adopted by Bill from Scotland, thank you so much Bill for your support!

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A very active, cute little fluffy ball, that is the perfect way how to describe Pikachu. He loves to play with the other dogs and is not very cooperative when it comes to taking pictures. Pikachu was so small when he was saved, that he could stand in Dalida's hand


Pikachu is virtual adopted by Anne from Scotland, thank you so much Anne for your support!