Sick, hungry, and desperate, Emma was found wandering the streets of Athens, Greece, along with her mum and her three siblings. Their mother, a shepherd stray dog, had given birth on the streets, and the family was struggling to stay alive until rescuers got to them.
All five of them were rescued by SPAZ volunteers in terrible condition. The puppies were suffering from typhus and had to stay at the clinic’s infirmary for weeks. Typhus, like distemper, is extremely dangerous for puppies and it is every rescuer’s nightmare.
After a long recovery, Emma managed to come out a winner, and was placed in a dog pension for a few months. Her mother and siblings were adopted, and Emma was left behind…until today.
It’s been almost two years since the family was rescued, and Emma is still looking for a home.
Of all the siblings, Emma was the most reserved and shy of all. Her stay at the dog pension was not helping with her socialization, so she was placed in a foster home.
It’s been more than a year now that Emma is being fostered by a very dedicated volunteer. Her foster mum has managed to turn Emma, from the frightened dog she was to a social, loving animal.
Why such a gorgeous dog like her has not been adopted yet will remain a mystery I guess. Maybe the problem is that Emma is not the kind of dog that will run to her adoptive parents’ arms wagging her tail and thanking them for offering her a home.
I know that people who have visited her so far left disappointed in a way. Emma needs time and patience. She needs for you to be there, ignoring her at first, allowing her to come to you whenever she feels like it.
If you stare at her she will simply look the other way, if you turn her back at her, she will approach you from behind and lick your hand. But after you give her the time and space she needs, Emma will be who she is again – and who she is, is an awesome, loving dog. A perfect pet, a loyal companion.
If you wish to adopt her you can email the charity at: firstname.lastname@example.org or message their Facebook page.