The Dziko Project

The Dziko Project is a non profit organization traveling through Africa working to improve animal welfare, specially in dogs
∼ the health, safety and psychological wellness of the animals ∼

This project was born in Malawi in 2017 after seeing the terrible conditions and abuse dogs were living in. We met Tiger, a dog whose owner had a motorcycle accident and had to leave for a bigger town for medical care, but just abandoning Tiger on the beach. We spent 2 months gaining his trust until we were able to rescue him. This is how The Dziko Project started.

Why Dziko? Dziko was the other Malawian dog, with Tiger, who stole our heart and made us understand what a wild and free African dog is like. And, funny, Dziko also means “wild” in Chichewa, a Malawian language.

At Baobuyu Learning Center, a local school in Livingstone, Zambia

Our work


♦ bringing our educational program to local schools with our dog Ginger

♦ capturing photos of shelter dogs and other media support to improve their adoption possibility and raise awareness in the area

♦ host vaccination/sterilization/education campaigns (first one coming soon)

♦ feed, medicate and vaccinate pets in need

♦ rescue dogs in neglectful situations

♦ document every dog we meet and know his/her story


Aware of the impact of human footprint on the globe, wildlife species need, also, help to try to decrease their threats or improve their welfare.

♦ provide conservation programs and activities to local schools

♦ media production for wildlife sanctuaries

♦ animal welfare consultant


We have partnered with Baobuyu Learning Centre, a small community pre-school and adult learning centre, located in a small rural village called Mwandi (Livingstone) that we met through our travels in Zambia.  The Learning Centre relies on donations and sponsorship to offer free education to the community.

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child? Give him or her the best gift that can be given – an education? We offer a Sponsor a Child program in support this awesome initiative. Send us an email and we will be happy to give you all the information.

We will be announcing soon great news for 2018! We can’t wait!

With our greyhound Joy at the march in Barcelona on the 4th of February raising our voice against dog abuse coming soon!