Category Archives: Tributes – From Rescue to Home

Starving Sick Dog Recovers And Becomes A Loving Pet

Starving, sick (very sick), abandoned, desperate – this dog suffered for everything, everything you can imagine. She was rescued by the Ghosts of Aspropyrgos – a Greek charity struggling under impossible conditions in one of the suburbs of Athens you wouldn’t believe even exist. Continue reading Starving Sick Dog Recovers And Becomes A Loving Pet

Unwanted Greek Stray Becomes A Therapy Dog After Her Adoption

Unwanted, rejected, and desperate for attention and human company – this is what Blue was when I first saw her roaming alone on that beach in August 2016. She spent a summer chasing people, cars, and others dogs, following everyone, trying to fit in, wanting to belong. Continue reading Unwanted Greek Stray Becomes A Therapy Dog After Her Adoption

Rejected By Everyone, This Dog Finally Found Someone Who Loved Her For Who She Is

Rejected – constantly and repeatedly rejected, this is what Kallie was for about three years. A typical Greek hound, abandoned when sick with leishmaniasis on the streets, she was rescued by ZEIL back in 2014. Continue reading Rejected By Everyone, This Dog Finally Found Someone Who Loved Her For Who She Is

Three-legged Treasure – Scarlet’s Nightmare And Awakening

Scarlet arrived at the shelter with her front right leg smashed. Nobody knows what had happened exactly – was it a car accident, a trap or was it done deliberately? She must have been in terrible pain, but by the time she came to us, she was already beyond pain. Continue reading Three-legged Treasure – Scarlet’s Nightmare And Awakening

Christmas At Home For “The Dog Than No One Would Adopt”

Christmas makes excellent stories and it’s just the perfect atmosphere for “aww” photos of dogs posing near the tree – apart from “puppy surprises” and kids opening a present to find a puppy inside, I HATE THOSE! Continue reading Christmas At Home For “The Dog Than No One Would Adopt”

Stray Puppy Goes From An Empty Beach To Her Dream Home

Stray dogs are probably millions in Greece, and given the fact that the mentality here will not be changing anytime soon, there will be millions more to come in the next years. My Blue was one of the million strays out there, when I first saw her in August 2016. Continue reading Stray Puppy Goes From An Empty Beach To Her Dream Home

Rescue Anniversary Of The Dog Who Made Me Who I Am

I am not going to tire you with boring, heartbreaking long sentences, nor go through Billy’s rescue story again. Most of you probably follow me because of him, so I don’t need to introduce him to you. He has been shared so many times already anyway, that it’s more enough. Continue reading Rescue Anniversary Of The Dog Who Made Me Who I Am

Breeding “Bitch”- After The Misery, New In Her Forever Home

Breeding as a word alone brings nothing but a shiver down the spine, if you have the slightest idea about pet overpopulation and the conditions most female dogs live in, in order to deliver purebred puppies twice per year, for “customers” to “consume”. Continue reading Breeding “Bitch”- After The Misery, New In Her Forever Home

Mangy Stray Dog Turns Into A Happy Family Member

Mangy dogs are to be seen everywhere in Greece – well, not really seen, as they hide in water sewers and abandoned building, waiting to die alone and abandoned. There are too many of them, and the reason why you don’t see them in plain sight, is because after being constantly rejected by disgusted people, who simply don’t want to look at them, the resort to seeking shelter, as far away from people as possible. Continue reading Mangy Stray Dog Turns Into A Happy Family Member

Rescue Dogs Who Grew Up Together In The Shelter End Up In The Same Home

Rescue can be so amazing sometimes, that even we don’t believe the stories we witness every day. Rico’s and Rafiq’s story is one of those that put a huge smile on our faces, and their happiness keeps helping us move forward every day. Continue reading Rescue Dogs Who Grew Up Together In The Shelter End Up In The Same Home