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Sad, Lonely Stray Dog Is The Happiest Boy After His Adoption

Sad, lonely and fearful, Arnie was spotted by E., a SCARS volunteer in a gas station on the highway, about 65 kilometers from Athens, Greece. A calm, silent giant, looking at you with those huge, green eyes, but not approaching, thin, neglected and with a dermatological disease that made him scratch unstoppably. Continue reading Sad, Lonely Stray Dog Is The Happiest Boy After His Adoption

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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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

Mangy And Fearful Stray Puppy Gets The Transformation Of A Lifetime

Mangy, alone, and scared to death, Petri suffered more than any dog should, during the first three months of his life. Born by a stray mum, up on a mountain, near one of the busiest and richest suburbs of Athens, Greece – Glyfada, Petri was rescued by SPAZ on July 6, 2016. Continue reading Mangy And Fearful Stray Puppy Gets The Transformation Of A Lifetime

Mercy Adoption – Why Animal Lovers Are Not Always The Best Dog Owners





Mercy, compassion and empathy are some of our most special and delicate human values. So I have absolutely no intention of demeaning them in this post. But it is a fact that I have seen some huge mistakes take place throughout my short “career” in Animal Welfare, and I just need to make some things clear. Continue reading Mercy Adoption – Why Animal Lovers Are Not Always The Best Dog Owners

Stray Puppy Recovered From Mange Still Has A Long Way To Go





Some rescue stories get their happy end once the dogs are healed and recovered, and some others have a long way to go before they reach a happy end. Before – after can be awe-inspiring and amazing, but sometimes, behind the incredible photos and the “I can’t believe it’s the same dog photos” there’s a lot more than just the rescue dog’s appearance that needed time and effort improve. Continue reading Stray Puppy Recovered From Mange Still Has A Long Way To Go