Rescue Pointers? We just can’t have enough. Rescue comes in all forms, colors, sizes, and breeds. Personally, I am huge mix breed fan, and will continue to – there’s no evidence to the opposite so far. But it’s been about a year I volunteer at the Save a Greek Stray shelter, and it is where I got to meet… THE POINTERS!
Save a Greek Stray has a thing about hunting dogs. From mix breed to purebred, when rejected by everyone else, they are taken in by Save a Greek Stray per dozens. Among all the types of hounds, the shelter has a soft spot for Pointers, and nobody can blame them.
I had no idea about Pointers before. To me, like to most people, a Pointer were just another hunting dog breed, too active for my taste. But after getting to know them at the shelter and spending time with them, I came to the conclusion that they are not just another hunting dog breed.
Pointers are special, and I realize now why they have such a huge fan club worldwide. I have never read anything about them, nor have I done any research about the breed. What I know only comes from experience, based on the few rescues I met at the shelter.
I know now that Pointers are very loyal and human centered. They are people’s dogs, and as much as their noses distract them, people are a priority.
I know that they make excellent couch potatoes. Even a Pointer who has spent all its life as a typical hunting tool, sleeping chained next to a barrel all its life, it will immediately recognize a couch when it sees one.
Pointers make excellent sleeping or cuddling companions for a couch. They have a way of fitting right into the corners of the couch, making the most of it. Having you by their side, will only make them even happier.
I also know that Pointers are social and need to feel that they have someone there with them. They are not loners; in fact they are the opposite of loners. People who have more than one Pointer as a pet can verify how these dogs love to sleep all piled up, hugging each other, taking comfort in the warmth coming from their companion’s body.
I know that a happy Pointer, is one that gets to experience the freedom of running loose in the countryside every day, but comes back to a warm home and a place on the couch.
Last but not least, I am convinced by now that you cannot have only one pet Pointer – again, people who have two or more can verify what the company of one Pointer means to another.
The ones you see in all of Irini’s amazing photos were rescued by Save a Greek Stray. They were found abandoned, abused, emaciated, and sick. Some have been adopted and some are still looking for their forever home.
To adopt a rescue Pointer, please contact the shelter at: firstname.lastname@example.org or message their Facebook page. Donations are always welcome – PayPal: email@example.com