Category Archives: Tributes – From Rescue to Home

An overlooked stray beauty – Bianca’s first spring at home

This is Bianca. I only met her two weeks ago and her rescue-rehome story is the fastest and most amazing ever. Almost everything I wanted to say about her is in the video, so I won’t be babbling for this post.



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Shot And Left Paralyzed, This Stray Puppy Found Her Dream Home

Shot when she was only a few weeks old, in a village somewhere in central Greece, Nicky was left paralyzed. The bullet remained stuck in her spine, and it cannot be removed, so Nicky will be carrying the evidence of the worst of humanity in her tiny little body for the rest of her life.




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Woman Travels 3000 Kilometers To Adopt The Dog She Fell In Love With

Do you believe in fairy tales? Well, some of us do – at least sometimes. When you are a rescuer in Greece, where dozens of new dogs are being abandoned as we speak and litters of puppies pop out in every corner, keeping your optimism is not always an easy thing.



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Sad, Lonely Stray Dog Is The Happiest Boy After His Adoption

Sad, lonely and fearful, Arnie was spotted by E., a SCARS volunteer in a gas station on the highway, about 65 kilometers from Athens, Greece. A calm, silent giant, looking at you with those huge, green eyes, but not approaching, thin, neglected and with a dermatological disease that made him scratch unstoppably. Continue reading Sad, Lonely Stray Dog Is The Happiest Boy After His Adoption

Travelling 2000 Kilometers To Take A Special Dog Home

Travelling across Europe to take a rescue dog to its forever home was a first for me, and actually, it had never crossed my mind that I would have to do it, until a home was found for Christie in Austria. Since the first moment Margaret emailed me, after seeing her Youtube video, I kept thinking that – if everything worked out – Christie would need help adjusting. Margaret realized that, and I can never thank her enough for  organizing everything and paying for our trip. Continue reading Travelling 2000 Kilometers To Take A Special Dog Home

Abandoned At Seventeen, This Cat Thrived Against All Odds

Abandoned at 17, after losing everything and being abused and mistreated, Cinnamon came to us angry, confused and full of hatred. And while we thought that her days were counted, she didn’t just survive, against all odd, she thrived. Continue reading Abandoned At Seventeen, This Cat Thrived Against All Odds

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