Strays have a lifespan of approximately 2 years, depending on the neighborhood they live in and their luck. In Greece, the risks for a stray dog (or cat) range from being poisoned deliberately, ran over and abandoned, suffering random abuse, starving and of course getting sick and dying without proper care and medical assistance.
Continue reading Strays Belong On The Streets – Everyday Ridiculousness
Rescue does not always result in a happy ending. I used to think that, because I had been so lucky since now. Watching dogs come back from the dead made me believe that anything is possible. I lived in that pink bubble for some years, until 2016 gave me a slap on the face and forced me into an “adulthood” I wasn’t ready for. Continue reading Rescue Dogs That Crossed The Rainbow Bridge In 2016
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
It wasn’t easy to choose among all of them, but these are (I think) the ten most inspiring of all Greek rescues I witnessed in 2016 and I am more than proud to have met them all. So here they are (in a random order). Continue reading 10 Rescue Dogs That Beat Death In 2016
How to bring a shelter dog home? How to introduce him to his new life? How to make him feel at ease and offer him all he has been deprived off in the past? I guess there are millions of articles dedicated to this particular subject, so here is something new. Continue reading How To Bring A Shelter Dog Home – A Few Simple Tips
Rescue can be so amazing sometimes, that even we don’t believe the stories we witness every day. Rico’s and Rafiq’s story is one of those that put a huge smile on our faces, and their happiness keeps helping us move forward every day. Continue reading Rescue Dogs Who Grew Up Together In The Shelter End Up In The Same Home
Rescue dogs are not sad, miserable creatures. Most people tend to think that rescue is one sad thing to do and adopting a shelter dog involves problems, sorrow and pain. They couldn’t be more wrong. Once a dog is rescued and recovered, he can range from funny to hilarious, and make us volunteers laugh a lot, every day. Continue reading Penny For Your Thoughts – Inside A Rescue Dog’s Mind