Helen left her home in London and decided to open a dog sanctuary using her own money and resources after seeing the appalling treatment of many Bulgarian dogs through her work with a dog re-homing organisation in the UK.

Helen’s House of Hope initially started with three dogs – Hope, Faith and Charity – and has expanded considerably since to welcome over 80 dogs now. And Helen was doing it all on her own until recently. Waking up everyday at 5am for the first feeding and walking until 9pm, everyday.

Many of the rescued dogs make significant progress and are restored to full health during their stay at Helen’s House of Hope.

Helen and the volunteers have already found permanent, happy homes for some of the dogs, but many are still looking for the right home.