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Swimming Therapy For Rescue Dog Hit By Car

Swimming ah physiotherapy will be helping Joy gain back her smile. On October 4, 2016, in a suburb of Athens, Greece, she¬†was hit by a car and left there, on the side of the road, to suffer in agony and pain, until the rescuers got to her. It’s hard to tell if she was recently abandoned or just lost, but nobody has come forward to claim her so far, and I don’t think anyone ever will. Continue reading Swimming Therapy For Rescue Dog Hit By Car

Stray Puppy Goes From An Empty Beach To Her Dream Home

Stray dogs are probably millions in Greece, and given the fact that the mentality here will not be changing anytime soon, there will be millions more to come in the next years. My Blue was one of the million strays out there, when I first saw her in August 2016. Continue reading Stray Puppy Goes From An Empty Beach To Her Dream Home

Rescue Anniversary Of The Dog Who Made Me Who I Am

I am not going to tire you with boring, heartbreaking long sentences, nor go through Billy’s rescue story again. Most of you probably follow me because of him, so I don’t need to introduce him to you. He has been shared so many times already anyway, that it’s more enough. Continue reading Rescue Anniversary Of The Dog Who Made Me Who I Am

RIP – The Neighborhood’s Most Beloved Stray Dog Died At 18

RIP Arkoudos (Greek for bear) is a Facebook page dedicated to the memory of one of Athens’ most famous and beloved strays, where people who met him, loved him and took care of him are free to post about him, and share memories. Continue reading RIP – The Neighborhood’s Most Beloved Stray Dog Died At 18

Types Of Rescue Dogs – A Rescuer’s Perception Of What People Will See In Them

Types of rescue dogs can range from the most expensive breeds¬† money can buy to ..well, you can imagine what’s on the other side of the scale. This is not a post about the actual value of a rescue – to us rescuers, they all have the same value and it is not measured in money. Continue reading Types Of Rescue Dogs – A Rescuer’s Perception Of What People Will See In Them

Breeding “Bitch”- After The Misery, New In Her Forever Home

Breeding as a word alone brings nothing but a shiver down the spine, if you have the slightest idea about pet overpopulation and the conditions most female dogs live in, in order to deliver purebred puppies twice per year, for “customers” to “consume”. Continue reading Breeding “Bitch”- After The Misery, New In Her Forever Home

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

Emaciated And With Chemical Burns, This Dog Is Now The Happiest Boy

Emaciated, confused and with what appeared to be some weird dermatological problem, Sirocco arrived at the Save a Greek Stray shelter a wreck. After just a couple of months, he became a beautiful, happy boy. Continue reading Emaciated And With Chemical Burns, This Dog Is Now The Happiest Boy

Mangy Stray Dog Turns Into A Happy Family Member

Mangy dogs are to be seen everywhere in Greece – well, not really seen, as they hide in water sewers and abandoned building, waiting to die alone and abandoned. There are too many of them, and the reason why you don’t see them in plain sight, is because after being constantly rejected by disgusted people, who simply don’t want to look at them, the resort to seeking shelter, as far away from people as possible. Continue reading Mangy Stray Dog Turns Into A Happy Family Member