Community Dog Welfare Kopan began a few years ago when Kate and Doug Clendon, a New Zealand couple living in Kathmandu, took in a dog with a broken limb, provided veterinary care and then returned it to the community.  

More dogs followed as word spread and the need for accommodation for rescued dogs built until in July 2010, a rescue centre was constructed beside their home in Kopan VDC, Kathmandu, Nepal.


The centre today has the capacity for 70 dogs in two secure enclosures, situated in a rural area with access to open fields.  A separate secure enclosure was added in mid 2013 as a reception area to hold incoming dogs until they have had a health check by our vets, and for holding spayed dogs during recovery.

Here is an article written in late November 2011 that provides an insight into the work of CDW and general information regarding dogs in Nepal.

Republica Article.pdf (5,6 MB)

Our Community Dog Health Programme reports for 2012  and 2013 are given below.

Report on Community Dog Welfare Programme 2012.pdf (3.36 MB)

Report on Community Dog Health Programme 2013.pdf (2.94 MB)

Our annual Newsletter for 2012 is given below.

Dog Days 2012.pdf (1.04 MB)