Category Archives: Welcome To Greece

Pet Dogs’ Attempted Murder By Poisoned Food Thrown In Their Home

Pet dogs are no safe in Greece either. You see, it’s not just the strays that are on death row, being poisoned every single day. You can have your pet dog murdered  at any time, as long as you have a neighbor  vicious enough to make some meatballs filled with poison of smashed glasses, and leave it for  your dogs to consume. Continue reading Pet Dogs’ Attempted Murder By Poisoned Food Thrown In Their Home

Dog Found With Legs Tied, Shoved In A Sack And Abandoned In The River

Dog disposal in Greece comes in many forms. You can shoot it, hang it, or shove it in a bag and let it drown in a river or the sea. This is not an exaggeration and yes, it happens more often than you can imagine, especially in rural Greece, where apparently people still live in the Middle Ages. Continue reading Dog Found With Legs Tied, Shoved In A Sack And Abandoned In The River

Playing God – Choosing Which Dog To Rescue And Which One To Leave Behind

Here’s the thing: for every dog we rescue in Greece, we simply choose to leave a dozen others behind. Every time I upload a rescue video, I prefer to exclude footage showing other strays wandering around the dog we chose to save, because I simply don’t want to answer to the same questions every time (“there was another dog there, why did you not rescue him?”) Continue reading Playing God – Choosing Which Dog To Rescue And Which One To Leave Behind

Christmas – How A Dog Rescuer Sees Holidays

Christmas is when dog owners get to dress up their pets and have them pose next to the Christmas tree, sending wishes to friends and family. I did that too, but basically I mainly did it so that I wouldn’t be called the grumpy one who tends to ruin everyone’s Christmas spirit. Continue reading Christmas – How A Dog Rescuer Sees Holidays

Ridiculousness – Being A Responsible Dog Owner In Greece

Ridiculousness of the Greek reality when it comes to animal welfare doesn’t only include having pet dogs being chained for life, living in balconies or rooftops (I am not joking) and irresponsible breeding, with litters of puppies abandoned every day. It also extends to responsible dog owners being harassed every day for being responsible. Continue reading Ridiculousness – Being A Responsible Dog Owner In Greece

Greek DA Defies The Animal Welfare Law Simply Because She Feels Like It

Greek animal welfare is like…what Rubik’s cube is to most people: it’s obvious that it can be done, and once you are almost there, a piece (of shit) comes along and spoils the whole structure, obliging you to take the whole thing apart again. Continue reading Greek DA Defies The Animal Welfare Law Simply Because She Feels Like It

RIP – The Neighborhood’s Most Beloved Stray Dog Died At 18

RIP Arkoudos (Greek for bear) is a Facebook page dedicated to the memory of one of Athens’ most famous and beloved strays, where people who met him, loved him and took care of him are free to post about him, and share memories. Continue reading RIP – The Neighborhood’s Most Beloved Stray Dog Died At 18

Ode To Lesvos And It’s Barrel Dogs – The “Beauty” Through Their Eyes

Ode To Lesvos is a short film by Johnnie Walker Storyline, championing the stories of the people of the Greek island whose positive attitudes and action are helping bring about a better tomorrow. The people of the island have seen thousands of refugees come and go over the past years, and their humanity and positivism towards the refugee crisis is definitely worth an “ode”. Continue reading Ode To Lesvos And It’s Barrel Dogs – The “Beauty” Through Their Eyes