Many people have dogs in Iran.
Iran has 5 vets schools, I think.
Iran’s first animal shelter VAFA opened about 6 or 7 yrs ago.
"IRAN IS NOT ISLAMIC- Beliefs & CausesDescription:Iran is Not Muslim, We are Secular / Non-Religious! The land of Iran was invaded by Arabs 1400 years ago, and Islam was forced down on our throats; we never asked for it, nor have Iranians stuck with the Islamic identity taken by Arabs. Before the arrival of Islam, Iran was a multi-religious civilisation with religions such as Zoroastrianism, Mithraism, Mandaeanism, Manichaeanism, and Buddhism flourishing, as well as Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism to a lesser extent. Different religions were allowed to practice peacefully together. Iranians are not Arabs [even Khuzestani Arabs are far different culturally from the Arabs west of Iran], and the version of Islam practiced in Iran and other Iranian countries is vastly different from many other countries who have Islam as the state religion."