You know that feeling when you find your tribe? Well, if you are the proud parent of a rescue dog, say hello to your new happy place. Wunderdog Magazine is a brand new bi-annual publication just for rescue-dog people.
Independently published by Founder and Editor Nina May, along with her rescue pup and ‘social editor’ Goldie, Wunderdog is a 112-page celebration of underdogs around the world, created with the aim of galvanising the dog rescue movement.
Nina has pulled together a talented and passionate team of writers, illustrators, photographers and designers, to create a beautiful publication which would look smashing on any coffee table.
Wunderdog hopes to inspire people around the world to realise the benefits of finding a rescue companion – and anyone who has a compassionate relationship with animals will find a home here.
From the serious side of rescue, like the heroes who save animals during natural disasters, to getting inside the mind (and heart) or a rescue dog with canine expert Alexandra Horowitz, and enjoying the lighter side of rescue life with a style edit for fashion-forward hounds, Wunderdog has plenty to dive into (with your rescue dog curled up in your lap of course).
Wunderdog’s first cover star is Wild at Heart Foundation founder Nikki Tibbles. She was photographed by Rachel Oates holding Peggy, a rescue pup from Romania who had been badly abused with her nose, ears and tail cut off. A highly specialised vet in the UK treated Peggy, who now lives in Wales with her adopted family.
Of the cover, Nina says: “This image sums up everything Wunderdog stands for – kindness, dedication and dogs’ capability for happiness no matter what life threw at them.”
The future: The Wunderdog Adoption App
The next step in realising Wunderdog mission – to get every homeless dog a place on a couch – is the creation of the Wunderdog Adoption App. This will allow potential dog owners to browse suitable dogs looking for homes. This not-for-profit tool will receive 10% of profits from Wunderdog plus advertising revenue, which will be shared among participating rescue charities according to dogs listed on the app.
This app has one key incentive for rescue organisations: listing their dogs’ doubles as a fundraising channel. With many charities run by volunteers who divide their time between advertising their dogs and fundraising, the Wunderdog app enables volunteers to earn while they list. But for the app to be developed, Wunderdog needs to make money first.
If this is a movement that you can get behind – you can support Wunderdog by purchasing a copy of the magazine, becoming a subscriber, or buying merchandise including pins, badges and tote bags. The first issue is on sale now, with the second edition due out in Autumn. Visit wunderdogmagazine.com/shop/