The Embark team accompanied Otara on a visit to the St Nikolaas Elder’s home on Saturday, 1st October, 2016 to celebrate world older persons day , with a few cute rescue pooches in tow and our very own Niko, Browny and Rusty. The residents loved their visit and spent the morning cuddling, patting and talking to them.

The Embark team carried out their weekly mobile visits, which are arranged primarily for street dogs who have non-emergent medical conditions or need vaccinations.

An Embark Puppy Adoption Day was held on the 17th of September, 2016 at the Dolce Vita Café in Negombo. 11 out of 21 little pooches found their forever homes on the day.

The Embark team carries out monthly follow up visits to homes of pups adopted in previous adoption programmes. This ensures that dogs adopted through Embark have grown with their families and are happy and healthy.

On September 25th, 2016, Embark held their puppy adoption event in Colombo. 15 out of 35 rescue puppies found their forever homes and families at the event.

The next Embark puppy adoption day in Colombo will be held on the 25th of September, 2016 from 2.30 – 5.00 pm at ODEL Alexandra Place Car Park. All pups are vaccinated and females also sterilised. Please call 777740129 for more information or come on over to the event and take home a best friend for life. 

Otara Foundation organized an event to educate our future generation on the importance of treating animals (both wild and domestic) with compassion and kindness.  The event, called Animal defenders, was held on the 10th of September, 2016. Part of the event was based on an art competition which was held a few weeks earlier in which kids in the 5 – 10 year age category and the 11-16 year age category were asked to send in art on their views and thoughts of the Dehiwela zoo.

It was time once again for the annual photo-shoot of the much loved Embark calendar. This year many of the calendar stars were from people who sent in their stories of their very special adopted rescue pooch. Some of the pups who are featured in the calendar however are currently in foster care awaiting new forever homes, and would love to be adopted soon. Calendars are sold to raise funds for Embark rescue work and will be available by October, 2016.

The Embark Puppy Adoption Day will be held on the 17th of September from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at the Jetwing Blue Car Park in Negombo. All pups coming for the program are vaccinated and female pups are sterilized. Embark also conducts home visits post-adoption.

Embark together with Best Care Animal Hospital completed a CNVR programme at the Jetwing Yala Hotel on the 11th and 12th of August. The programme was initiated and fully funded by the hotel. A total of 15 dogs were sterilised, 11 were vaccinated and 2 were provided treatment. Corporates and hotels in particular are welcome to contact Embark on how to get a similar programme set up.

On Friday the 19th of August Uber and Embark came together to bring UberPuppies to Colombo, to commemorate International Homeless Animals Day which falls on 20th August.

Rescued on the 6th of August from Kalutara, Legolas has a cancerous growth on his hind leg causing him constant pain and discomfort. He was unable to walk due to the weight of the tumour he was forced to drag around behind him.

The Embark field team carried out routine follow up visits to homes of pups adopted in June 2016. We were glad to see all pups are now grown, healthy, playful and happy pooches. The dogs had integrated well into their new families and are loved. The team will be carrying out more visits within the weeks to follow.

The Embark Puppy Adoption Day which was held on the 28th of August, 2016 at the ODEL Alexandra Place Car Park helped rehome 23 pups including Trip and Pancha – two of our recent rescues.

A special surprise of a photo wall, balloons and our very own Embark pooches adorned with ribbons and balloons welcomed Otara on her special day. A litter of adorable puppies joined in the fun too!

The Embark team together with a vet from the Best Care Animal Hospital, carry out mobile treatment visits every Thursday. Help is sought for most dogs who are a part of a community, and need some extra care that the community may be unable or unwilling to provide.

Rescued from the Colombo Port, Sporty had a fracture on his leg and a wound on his head. The initial mobile vet treatment was carried out but long-term care for Sporty was still needed. He was therefore hospitalised and will be returned to his friends at the Colombo Port once he has healed.

Pancha and Trip were both rescued off the streets as tiny pups with injures to the hind leg and neck. Both pups required extensive treatment, Pancha also had to have his hind leg amputated. At the Embark puppy adoption day on the 28th of August, 2016 they both found wonderful forever homes.

The Embark team carried out a monthly follow up visit to homes which adopted a pup from our adoption program. We were glad to see the puppies were well looked after and happy. They have settled in well with their new families and we are happy to see them all doing  well.  

Simba, a Dalmatian was found abandoned in Panadura with  maggot infested wounds on his back and paws. He is currently receiving treatment at the hospital and we hope to find him a good home once better. If you would like to sponsor Simba or any other rescue pooch’s treatment, please visit


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