Honey is one of our “Deer” puppies from Muscat, Oman. The Deers got their name from their deer-like large ears and sleek physiques. These beautiful girls, Reem and Honey, and their handsome brother, Ghazal, were taken from the street as part of Omani Paws’ trap-neuter-release program. Their sweet temperaments melted the hearts of the volunteers, however, so they were taken into foster homes instead. Now the Deers are ready to become Americans and to find their forever homes.

The wadi dogs we have received from our Omani rescue partners to date have made excellent family dogs; they are social, athletic, intelligent, and very loving towards adults and children alike. Some of these puppies were fostered in households with cats, too.


Oman is an Arab country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It has wonderful national treasures, vivid landscapes… and thousands of “wadi”–or street–dogs. These wadi dogs can be seen virtually everywhere. Unfortunately, they face the same plight as dogs in many Muslim countries where they are generally viewed as unclean and not fit to be pets. Dog ownership is rare, and when they are owned, dogs are usually not allowed in the house. Pets are viewed more commonly as guard dogs who roam the outside vicinity of the property.

Humane animal welfare laws don’t exist in Oman, and, worse yet, police have open rights to shoot “any and all” street dogs. There is no requirement that the dogs have to be a nuisance or sick; rather, they will be killed just for having the unfortunate luck of being born on the streets in Oman. Many wadi dogs suffer a slow, painful death caused by festering gunshot wounds. If a gunshot does not kill them, street dogs die of disease, starvation, abuse by people, vehicles, and extreme weather conditions. In the summer, the temperature can easily soar to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Most Omani street dogs do not survive beyond the age of three.


If you are interested in adopting HONEY, please contact Dawn Trimmel at info@istreetdog.com. You can also find our adoption application here. Your application must be approved before scheduling a meet and greet.

  • Hometown Muscat, Oman
  • Rescue Partner Nada AL Moosa, Omani Paws
  • Sex/Age/Est Adult Weight Spayed Female, 5 mo, 30-40 lbs (11 lbs now)
  • Arrival Date May 5, 2018