Adopt an Animal

Adopt a HeroRAT or HeroDOG and help people to live, work, and play without fear or disease

For as little as $9.00 a month you can adopt an animal and help save lives

Magawa in the field

Magawa is a highly trained Mine Detection Rat or MDR for short. Magawa saves lives by using his remarkable sense of smell to safely sniff out explosives faster than existing methods. Cambodia is the world’s second most mined country in the world and Magawa is on a mission to protect local communities.


Meet Mannes

Mannes is strong-minded and a hard worker. Based in Siem Reap, Cambodia, he's known for his tenacity, high-levels of concentration, and loyalty when he's out in the field.


Meet Cyklon

Cyklon is a Belgian Shepherd with a nose for landmines and unexploded remnants of war. He's energetic, fast, and thoroughly enjoys lazing in the sun after a hard day's work.


Meet Gizmo

Gizmo is a Belgian Shepherd with incredible energy at work. She's always wagging her tail but don't be fooled by her playfulness - she's serious when it comes to detecting landmines.



Cyklon is a highly trained Technical Survey Dog whose nose is able to detect landmines over vast areas of rough terrain with dense vegetation. Cyklon's skills enable landmine detection without the need to remove precious green habitat vital to the lives of local people and animals. 

Your support is helping people like Lulu

"APOPO’s HeroRATs detected my tuberculosis, they saved my life!"

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Where your support really makes a difference

Training Animals

There are 12 HeroDOGs and nearly 300 HeroRATs under our care. Your support ensures they're treated like the heroes they are.

Saving Lives

Landmines and tuberculosis kill. Your support enables people to live, work, and play without fear.

Social Change

APOPO empowers people and communities. Your support helps create jobs and improves economic and environmental conditions.

What you'll receive

Welcome Pack

A digital Welcome Pack stacked full of pictures, facts, figures, and quotes that will tell you everything you need to know.

Adoption Certificate

A digital certificate of adoption with your name on it.

Monthly Impact Updates

Monthly updates direct to your email inbox to keep you up to date with the latest news and information from the field.