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Rescue Pointers – The Shelter’s Most Precious Jewel

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!

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Aris, found emaciated and desperate, adopted / Save a Greek Stray

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.

Nelson, found emaciated and sick. For adoption / Save a Greek Stray

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.

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Obama, a black Pointer, and Love, a tiny mix Pointer, both adopted/Save a Greek Stray

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.

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Nelson and Doritta playing, both for adoption/ Save a Greek Stray

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.

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Bob and Dylan, before -after. They are inseparable, for adoption/ Save a Greek Stray

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.

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Lia, adopted/ Save a Greek Stray

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.

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Gandalf, adopted/ Save a Greek Stray

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.

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Bounty, for adoption/ Save a Greek Stray

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.

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Sirocco,a pointer mix, found emaciated and with chemical burns, for adoption/ Save a Greek Stray

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.

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Sarah, for adoption/ Save a Greek Stray

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.

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The shelter’s pointers today. From left to right: Sarah, Bounty, Nelson, Doritta, Elina, Bob and Dylan/ Save a Greek Stray

To adopt a rescue Pointer, please contact the shelter at: or message their Facebook page. Donations are always welcome – PayPal:

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