Rescued does not mean damaged
It means it has been let down by humans
You can't change a dog past
but you can rewrite it's future
Second hand pets
make first class animals
I adopted my
best friend
I got to grow old
because I was adopted

How to adopt a pet?

We, at the Cosmopolitan Pet Foundation, we are very passionate about our animals and we strive to provide them the life they deserve. To this end, we developed a procedure which focuses on the owner’s personal requirements and capabilities, coupled with the animal’s needs. To this effect, we ensure the well-being of both the animal and the owner resulting in a beneficial and healthy relationship for both parties. Our trusted volunteers rescue animals from the streets and the shelters of Russia. Their living conditions are dramatic, even in shelters, since the funding usually is done by very few people, so their life expectancy is quite low (approximately 0-5 years). We, at the Cosmopolitan Pet Foundation, we are here to save as many animals as possible. We aim to give these animals a forever home and help them feel the love and tranquility that all beings should experience. That’s where you come in! If you have any enquiries about our animals’ background, questions on adoption or you simply wish to meet our furry friends, simply give us a call! We are always happy to help!

1Find a pet

Browse our database, find the pet you want and apply for adoption. Afterwards certain questions should be answered in order to understand your needs and requirements.


There are certain criteria that we use to try and make the perfect match between the animal and their family. The screening process is very important and we take pride in our method. When the match is approved by our team, we will contact you and you will receive an adoption contract as well as an invitation to join our private WhatsApp group.

3 Collecting

In the WhatsApp group you will receive all the information required concerning where you will pickup your pet. There you will also get its passport and all its documents. The adoption fee must be transferred by bank in advance, or paid by cash at the meeting point.

4 Aftercare

In the WhatsApp group you can share your animal’s progress, photos, questions as well as help future parents with your experiences. Please bare in mind that everything is on voluntary basis. Please note: it is mandatory to share your adopted pet’s life moments. 

Our Services

Aftercare and Advise

How we facilitate aftercare & advise...

Support other volunteers

How we support other volunteers...

Transporting your pet

How we transport our pets from Russia...

Find your dream pet

How we intermediate between pet & families

Who are we?

The Cosmopolitan Pets Foundation is founded by Marco Peters and Elena Smirnova. Together, with the help of other volunteers like Olga Evseeva, Elena Herman and others, we find golden baskets for our pets. We act as a mediator between the volunteers that rescue pets and the adoptive families. We take care of the transport, makes sure all pets are healthy, and comply to the European regulations.

Please check the about us page to read the full story.

Our mission

our core values

Become a volunteer

we need your help

We need sponsors

help us grow the foundation

Please read out mission, and find out what we stand for. We like to think we’re different than other foundations. Honesty and transparency is the foundation are our core values. We really need foster homes, and sponsors to grow the foundation. For more details, click one of the above pictures and find out what kind of help we need.

We need your help!


All the donations we receive will be used only for the foundation to aid help for the volunteers in Russia, advertising our pets, find golden baskets for our pets, fund sterilisation projects, vaccinations, vet visits, chipping, passports you name it.


We're also looking for sponsors that can help us with pet supplies like dog leashes, pet food, and all of the basic supplies one need to adopt a pet. We need those supplies for our foster families to give the pet a head start in life.

Foster Families

We're looking for experienced families that are willing to host a pet to be adopted for a short time. Please drop us a line if you think you can help us with fostering our pets. Here you can find more information.


We always need extra help, because our foundation is growing really fast! We could use some extra hands with content management of the website, social media (influencers), marketing specialists, webmaster and much more!

We started a fundraiser to save and help pets in Ukraine. The situation is horrible right now, for humans, but also for all those pets on which no one really care about.

We have gather solid connections, trustworthy and we know for a fact that the aid will arrive in Ukraine. If you want to make a donation, you can scan the QR code underneath.

There’s another issue that we need to tackle. Currently, Ukrainian refugees are coming to Holland with their beloved pets. The problem is that the refugees are (temporarily) hosted in designated accommodations. Not all of their pets are allowed in there, so we’re looking for foster families who are willing to host their pets, until they have a more secure more permanent solution, and can take their beloved pets to their new home. If you’re willing to foster one of these pets, or you know someone, send a message here.

We would appreciate this very much, and together we can make the suffering less! 


Available Pets




Reserved Pets



Our Team

Marco Peters


Founder of the Cosmopolitan Pets Foundation. Marco is responsible for the Dutch market, strategy and all IT related work

Elena Smirnova


Founder of the Cosmopolitan Pets Foundation. Elena is responsible of the logistics and communication with Russian volunteers

+31 (6) 2508 4618

If you have any questions, please contact us!

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