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Unwanted Greek Stray Becomes A Therapy Dog After Her Adoption

Unwanted, rejected, and desperate for attention and human company – this is what Blue was when I first saw her roaming alone on that beach in August 2016. She spent a summer chasing people, cars, and others dogs, following everyone, trying to fit in, wanting to belong. Continue reading Unwanted Greek Stray Becomes A Therapy Dog After Her Adoption

Rejected By Everyone, This Dog Finally Found Someone Who Loved Her For Who She Is

Rejected – constantly and repeatedly rejected, this is what Kallie was for about three years. A typical Greek hound, abandoned when sick with leishmaniasis on the streets, she was rescued by ZEIL back in 2014. Continue reading Rejected By Everyone, This Dog Finally Found Someone Who Loved Her For Who She Is

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

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

Three-legged Treasure – Scarlet’s Nightmare And Awakening

Scarlet arrived at the shelter with her front right leg smashed. Nobody knows what had happened exactly – was it a car accident, a trap or was it done deliberately? She must have been in terrible pain, but by the time she came to us, she was already beyond pain. Continue reading Three-legged Treasure – Scarlet’s Nightmare And Awakening

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

Christmas At Home For “The Dog Than No One Would Adopt”

Christmas makes excellent stories and it’s just the perfect atmosphere for “aww” photos of dogs posing near the tree – apart from “puppy surprises” and kids opening a present to find a puppy inside, I HATE THOSE! Continue reading Christmas At Home For “The Dog Than No One Would Adopt”

A Puppy For Christmas – Yes Or No?

Christmas. And, on the one hand, there are daily posts from animal welfare pages, with photos of shelter dogs dressed up and captions hoping for them to spend Christmas at home this year, and on the other hand, volunteers get dozens of calls per day by people asking for a puppy for their kids. Continue reading A Puppy For Christmas – Yes Or No?