We all have a hard time resisting images of cute animals on our social media feeds, and when we know that they’re currently up for adoption, it can be hard to keep from jumping out of our seats immediately! Such is the temptation which MFÖEK, 'Everyone Adopt A Puppy', an animal rescue and fostering shelter operating out of Budapest, is familiar with. Beyond everyone's first impulse, they go through all the little things needed to care for and educate a four-legged housemate. Together with MFÖEK, we will be showcasing four or five new rescues as advertised through the organisation.
Kefir is a four-year-old male
puppy who loves people, hearty snacks and is quick to pick up on new tricks.
Pair that with his winning smile and soft, cosy white fur, and it’s clear that
whoever takes Kefir home will have a steady friend for life. Kefir prefers a
calm approach and quiet words – he might seem a little distant at first, but
once the trust is established, he will cheer up your everyday life with constant
tail-wagging and affectionate smiles.
Kefir is still a little unsettled by the big city, but he takes deftly to obstacles, and with a little extra, patient encouragement, he will soon realise how many fun experiences and adventures are waiting for him in the world. Kefir would be a good match for someone who enjoys long, roaming walks, as well as curling up in the evenings for a relaxed end of the day.
Puszi, only six months old and
full of playful energy, has arrived from provincial Miskolc. Sixteen kilos of love, joy and of course, curiosity, Puszi has also just been neutered
without complications. Puszi is energetic and enthusiastic in seeking
attention, which should come as no surprise considering his age!
The name – meaning ‘kiss’ in Hungarian – is not an accident. Get too close, and expect a smacking smooch! Puszi requires an active, sporty owner, who will be happy to cover the kilometres with him and patiently teach him how to navigate this exciting world.
Castor, a stray from Miskolc, has
demonstrated his resilience and adaptive capability in his short time at MFÖEK,
having already becoming accustomed to city life. This one-year old, 12-kilo bundle of love especially likes going on long, hearty walks through the
downtown, as well as learning new tasks. He is progressing nicely in
socialisation – even being around young children and cats – but he has yet
to be neutered.
Castor requires continuous learning and mental work, as well as a relatively high-energy owner who will provide him with a loving home, and plenty of access to exercise.
This clever, tiny, two-year old darling
is already a pro at living in the big city, quickly mastering the art of
leash-walking discipline. It also turns out that his motivation stems not from
culinary delicacies but from the ball and active recreation. With his wide
smiles and exploding enthusiasm, as well as his intuitive hunter-gatherer
nature, make him a charming addition to the family.
If you’re open to adventure, you’ll find a lovely spoonful of everything in this silky-eared companion.
Contrary his famous namesake,
Houdini is only just making his first public appearance, as this two-year-old
curiosity is being presented for the first time here on WeLoveBudapest! Houdini
is a friendly kitten who is quick to become acquainted with other four-legged
members of his family – both dogs and cats! He is also a huge champion in
gymnastics and twisted yoga positions, and then once he’s captured your attention,
he’s like to expose his tummy for rubbing, ensuring that you won’t focus on
anything but him.
Houdini’s other hobby is hiding, sometimes withdrawing from the limelight to tuck himself away in various parts of the apartment. Houdini would do well both as the sole animal in the family, as well as in a household with other pets already.
How to adopt a pet
Want to bring one of these animals home? Write an introductory message on the MFÖEK page! An important principle of the organisation is that the rescues should be in the most ideal home for them, and the owners should choose an animal suitable to their lifestyle. It is worth mentioning in the letter where the animal would live and with whom (other people, other animals), how much active time you would have with the pet in your daily life, how many walks you plan a day and how much time you are usually away from home. Once an application is confirmed, MFÖEK will connect you with the animal for a “dating” period where you get to know your chosen one-on-one to test for compatibility. And then: welcome home your new friend!