Shelter Life

Shelter Life

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​About Us


We are a small group of ladies who took it upon ourselves to help the street dogs of Cairo, Egypt. We are a non-profit organisation and we are all volunteers. 

Claire and Lucy are twin sisters who founded Paws Crossed Survivors after they rescued 74 dogs from a fake shelter in Cairo. These dogs were being cruelly neglected by the owner and many had horrific injuries. 

Now all of the dogs are safe in a new shelter and we fund-raise every month for their board, food and medications. 

We also prepare these dogs for travel and find them homes in the UK. It is our intention to get every single dog we have under our care - homed. 

In Egypt we have teamed up with Chance Shelter and have our shelter Manager Sana, and Rofia, who is Chance Shelter manager. We also have 2 wonderful volunteers called Robert

and Sherine who all work tirelessly for the dogs. 

In the UK, Jinny is our main fundraiser and sponsor administrator, Claire is the general manager and Lucy is our adoptions manager. We all have full time jobs and run this mission purely during our free time. We do it for the dogs that need us! 

Thank you for visiting our site and please get in touch if you have any questions. 

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Meet the Team at Paws Crossed Survivors 


Claire is the founder of Paws Crossed Survivors. She recently left the British Army after 17 years service and now works for a Veterans Charity.

She started helping the dogs of Egypt in 2016 when she sponsored a paralysed dog called Liza. Liza was the first dog that Claire brought to the safety of the UK. Since 2018 Claire has re-homed over 30 dogs and doesn't have any intention of stopping helping these poor dogs. She has a rescue dog of her own called Bubu. 


Lucy is twin sister to Claire and first became involved Paws Crossed Survivors when helping Claire fund-raise for Liza. Since then she has been an admin and our biggest supporter, offering financial help when we desperately needed it. Lucy is also in the British Army and lives in Wiltshire. She has two spaniels called Charlie and Milly. 


Alex first became involved in Paws Crossed when she contacted Claire to help with 2 Egyptian dogs called Dolly and Daisy. Since then she has been a vital part of our small team, taking over the fundraising working tirelessly. Alex recently visited the dogs in Cairo to help transfer them to the new shelter. Alex is a canine massage therapist who lives in Dorset and has a Labrador called Spot. 



Rofia is the shelter Manager. She took the dogs in for us when we had nowhere to put them: all 65 of them! Rofia has her own shelter called 'Chance'. The Paws Crossed dogs board there too. Rofia is an animal rights activist in Egypt. She leads many TNR Projects (trap,neuter, release) and is working towards bringing Animal protection laws into Cairo to protect the street dogs and cats. She has over 200 of her own dogs and cats which she has rescued. We do weekly updates and video calls with Rofia to see the dogs!! Rofia works really hard with very little resources to make sure our dogs stay safe and healthy.