Giant Dog Afraid Of Human Touch Becomes A Loving Pet

Arnie was spotted by E. 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 Giant Dog Afraid Of Human Touch Becomes A Loving Pet

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Dog Returned After A 2-Month Adoption “Tells” What Went Wrong

Dog adoption can go from perfect to very bad. The worst thing is not having the dog just returned, but also changed. Unfortunately some dogs come back to us unrecognizable, and since the temporary owners will never be frank about what really happened, we only have the dog’s behavior to guide us through what went wrong.
So, this is my Christie, returned after spending two months in what appeared to be her forever home. She was brought back with the excuse that she “became aggressive”, and that not much else.

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Funny Dog Narrates His Rescue Through A Comic

Funny, witty and very active. That’s what Chino is. He was rescued several months ago by a SCARS volunteer, after she found wandering in a busy street of downtown Athens. Just seven kilos and one year old, he was left wandering alone by his owner in the city’s busiest suburb. Continue reading Funny Dog Narrates His Rescue Through A Comic

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Rescue Dogs That Crossed The Rainbow Bridge In 2016

Rescue does not always result in a happy ending. I used to think that, because I had been so lucky since now. Watching dogs come back from the dead made me believe that anything is possible. I lived in that pink bubble for some years, until 2016 gave me a slap on the face and forced me into an “adulthood” I wasn’t ready for. Continue reading Rescue Dogs That Crossed The Rainbow Bridge In 2016

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Dog Friendship – Do Our Best Friends Have Canine Best Friends?

Dog friendship is something real – well, friendship is what we call it, for them it might be something more complicated (or less complicated), but dogs seem to make best friends with other dogs. Continue reading Dog Friendship – Do Our Best Friends Have Canine Best Friends?

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Handicap Cat Dies After Living His Nine Lives To The Fullest

Handicap animals are not to be pitted. They can’t survive on their own out on the streets, but can have a happy life in a home. Melinos survived, against all odds, and lived his nine lives to the fullest. He deserved to be remembered, and the video above is dedicated to his memory.  Continue reading Handicap Cat Dies After Living His Nine Lives To The Fullest

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10 Foster Homes That Saved Lives

Fostering is everything when it comes to dog rescue. There are things that can be accomplished in a shelter, but some issues – mainly behavioral ones – can only be resolved in a good foster home. Fostering is not just about temporarily placing an animal in a home, because there is no space available elsewhere, it is mainly about preparing a dog for his forever home, and if it is done properly, it can be life saving. Continue reading 10 Foster Homes That Saved Lives

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Pavlov’s Dogs And Classical Conditioning – Learning The Cool Way

Pavlov’s dog, apart from the 70s rock band (remember Julia?), is much more. Ivan Pavlov was a Russian psychologist, back in the 1890s, responsible for one of the greatest scientific advances: classical conditioning (Pavlovian conditioning). Continue reading Pavlov’s Dogs And Classical Conditioning – Learning The Cool Way

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Starving And Sick Rescue Dog Takes Her First Steps Towards Trust

Starving, alone, wild, very sick and surviving on her own, feeding off corpses somewhere in the outskirts of Athens, Greece, Shadow’s rescue was not an easy task – nor is fostering her. Continue reading Starving And Sick Rescue Dog Takes Her First Steps Towards Trust

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Abandoned At 17, This Elderly Cat Finally Trusted Her Rescuers

Abandoned, betrayed, chased around the house with sticks, hurt and abused at the age of 17, Cinnamon was rescued from the only place she ever knew as “home”. Continue reading Abandoned At 17, This Elderly Cat Finally Trusted Her Rescuers

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