Welcome to Jaq's

Cool Critters sanctuary!

Where all the cool cats and dogs hangout!

Our aim is to provide sanctuary to dogs and cats that find themselves forgotten, homeless, injured, neglected & in need of a ‘home before a home’.
We rely solely on the generosity of the public.


A Sanctuary is a place of refuge, a safe peaceful haven, free from all the dangers in the world.

About us

Jaq’s Cool Critters was founded by Jaq, a British woman living in the Czech Republic, and a group of dedicated friends/volunteers of different nationalities. We are based in a countryside farmhouse, an hour north of Prague.

Sowing the seeds of love – It’s the most important thing a critter needs. Volunteers are welcome to come walk our dogs, play with our cats, help socialise, walk, clean, make improvements and share the love.

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

Information for volunteers

Volunteers have always been very welcome at our Sanctuary, many volunteers return and many have become friends. Whether you enjoy dog walking, petting kitties, taking photographs, chopping wood, cleaning or just hanging out with the critters, there is always something to do.

We welcome visitors weekdays and at the weekend by arrangement. Contact us on our facebook page, by email hello@coolcritters.org or call Jaq on 607 901 042.

Adopt your new best friend today!

Are you looking for a friend?

Announcing the Cool Critters adoption procedure! Due to the high volume of adoption requests we receive, we have decided to implement a new adoption procedure to help us find the perfect fit for each and every animal. If you see an animal you are interested in adopting, or would like to be considered for adoption in general, you will need to fill out our adoption application.

We will review these applications and choose candidates we feel are best suited to match with the personalities and needs of the animals available for adoption. These candidates will then be invited for a round of meet and greets, after which the final decision on adoption will be made.

Being first to fill out an application will not guarantee you will be chosen. If you don’t find your perfect fit the first round do not fret! You will be considered again when another pup or kitty that seems to be a potential match comes through our doors.

You can find the adoption application here:

Our adoption fee for dogs is 3900 CZK.
Our adoption fee for cats is 1500 CZK.

Become a foster parent!

Foster care saves lives!

We are trying our best to provide good care for all our critters. We keep them safe, healthy and well fed and we are trying to find perfect forever homes for them. But sometimes this is just not enough. There are always some special animals and they need a little more to find their happily ever after. Some of the are just too scared, too shy or too sick to find their adoptive families. And they need more time and more care than we can provide. They need one on one time with nice and patient human being who can fix their broken hearts or bodies.

We are always amazed what a good foster home does to the animals. Become a part of this magical process! Become a hero! 🙂

In case you are interested in fostering an animal, we do cover all the medical expenses. We would be very grateful if you cover the food costs.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, first you have to complete a foster application. Then you can contact us at hello@coolcritters.org and we will match you with your perfect new buddy! 

Cuddlin' in Kadlin

Come to Kadlin and share some love!

Anyone who has had a critter in their life knows the unconditional love and joy they bring. A companion that will never let you down and is always there for a cuddle and affection.

Here in Kadlin we encourage people to visit and help socialise our critters.
Some need a little extra help, they may be shy, have no confidence, been mistreated by humans.

This is where you can help. Show them they don’t need to be afraid, show them that humans can be kind. Come share some love and we promise you will leave here feeling wonderful.

How can you help our animals?


❤ All cool critters will be very grateful for any donation to our transparent account: 2201832152 / 2010. ❤

IBAN: CZ2920100000002201832152


The collection account is maintained as a transparent account. In case of contribution of funds to this account, the name of the contributor, his account number and the sent financial amount are displayed. By sending funds to our transparent account, you express your consent to the publication of your name and other information, including the amount of the financial donation sent.

We are also accepting financial donations to Cool Critters via Darujme.cz which is a respected and safe way how to donate. We’d truly appreciate your help! 


Material items

We are also very happy for donations of material items. Please contact us if you are willing to donate any goods for the benefit of the animals. We are in desperate need of incontinence pads, detergents, cleaning products (washing liquid, fabric softener, powder or tablets for a dishwasher, dishwasher salt), rubber gloves (M) and kitchen towels

We also need leashes, harnesses (size M/L/XL), collars (size M/L/XL), Advocate, Dia Dog & Cat tablets, CBD oil for dogs and catscat trees.

Thank you ❤


Did you know that you can help our critters while shopping online (for example on Zoohit or Spokojený pes, while buying yummy treats for your own pets :)) by donating a small percentage of your purchase? It’s easy and it won’t cost you anything extra! 🙂 Just download and use Givt for your online shopping! 🙂