Tag Archives: dog rescue

Dog Found With Legs Tied, Shoved In A Sack And Abandoned In The River

Dog disposal in Greece comes in many forms. You can shoot it, hang it, or shove it in a bag and let it drown in a river or the sea. This is not an exaggeration and yes, it happens more often than you can imagine, especially in rural Greece, where apparently people still live in the Middle Ages. Continue reading Dog Found With Legs Tied, Shoved In A Sack And Abandoned In The River

Playing God – Choosing Which Dog To Rescue And Which One To Leave Behind

Here’s the thing: for every dog we rescue in Greece, we simply choose to leave a dozen others behind. Every time I upload a rescue video, I prefer to exclude footage showing other strays wandering around the dog we chose to save, because I simply don’t want to answer to the same questions every time (“there was another dog there, why did you not rescue him?”) Continue reading Playing God – Choosing Which Dog To Rescue And Which One To Leave Behind

Rescue Of A Giant Who Didn’t Know He Was Asking For Help

Rescue comes in many forms, from having a dog jumping into your car and rescuing himself, using you as a means to an end, to chasing dogs that don’t realize they need help, having them sedated, caught in traps and literally dragging them to the rescue. Continue reading Rescue Of A Giant Who Didn’t Know He Was Asking For Help

Petra – The Dog That Beat Death Still Waiting For A Home

Dog rescue comes in all forms and, in Greece, heartbreaking stories keep competing against one another every day. I am not sure what was it that made Petra’s story go viral. We rescue dogs like her every day, so it is not because she was found is such terrible condition. So maybe it was those breathtaking first photos of hers, maybe it was the video, or maybe it was that she is simply too special. Continue reading Petra – The Dog That Beat Death Still Waiting For A Home

24 Hours In A Dog Rescuer’s Life

24 hours, provided that we don’t sleep. If we sleep, we are left with about 16 hours. 16 hours, provided that we don’t have a job. If we have a job, we are left with 8 hours. 8 hours, provided that we don’t have a personal life. If we have a personal life (a husband, kids, a boyfriend, a hobby, our own pets to take care of), we are left with as many hours as we decide to dedicate to rescue. Continue reading 24 Hours In A Dog Rescuer’s Life

Rescuers Discover Something Amazing About This Rescue Dog

Rescuers have seen almost everything in Greece, so nothing can surprise us anymore. There was something off about Oscar since day one, but then again, there was nothing wrong with him either. He was rescued from the streets of Greece by Save a Greek Stray in April 2016. Only one year old, he had to survive among a pack of stray dogs that would constantly bully and terrorize him. He arrived at the shelter very sick – leishmaniasis, mange, ehrichia, you name it. Continue reading Rescuers Discover Something Amazing About This Rescue Dog

Youtube Vloggers – How Can Dog Adoption Go Mainstream?

Before I begin, I should probably say that it all sounded a lot better in my head – I was one of those students who kept failing every single composition test anyway – but I’ll give it a try. Just this morning, I was answering some recent comments in my latest rescue video in Youtube  and happened to notice that one of the suggested videos on the side was titled “Things to know before getting a puppy”, or something like that. It was a vlog and I realized that I know the girl – millions of people do. She is one of the youngest and most successful bloggers ever and her Youtube channel has more than ten million subscribers. For this article I’m gonna call her ” Abby”. Continue reading Youtube Vloggers – How Can Dog Adoption Go Mainstream?

Dog Rescue And Best Selling Stories – How Awesome Can Average Be?

If you had the option of sharing the two photos in the header image separately, which one would you choose? 99% of the people, including me, would choose the one on the left, Petra. Now how is that a problem in dog rescue and what is this article about? Well, here’s the thing: about a month ago, Petra’s rescue story was shared by an Australian media page, and as usual, I read all 576 comments below. Among all the “God bless you” and the “I can’t believe it’s the same dog” there was one comment that has been on my mind since then, and for which I did not have a quick answer – in a way I still don’t. Continue reading Dog Rescue And Best Selling Stories – How Awesome Can Average Be?