Taking The Long Way Home

Everything I wanted to share about Petra’s story is in this video. She was rescued by Save a Greek Stray in May 2015. She was one of the many stray dogs in Greece that survive on their own out there.

Her recovery from mange and leishmaniasis was amazing, her story went viral and yet she withed two long years to find her forever home. She is still not a healthy dog, and probably never will be. The disease and the heavy treatments have left her with damaged kidneys and other problems that I don’t really want to mention. She will be carrying her past forever, and Laura knows that. She knew all about her when she decided to adopt her, and yet she never second guessed her decision.


For me, Petra was one of the most important dogs that have crossed my path. She was my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye, and I am still not sure how my routine will be without her from now on. A friend once said that every dog that comes to your life has a specially shaped place in your heart, and after it is gone, no other dog can ever fill this place, because the shapes will never match. Nobody will ever fit into Petra’s place in my heart, so in a way, I will always carry her with me.

Huge thanks to Save a Greek Stray for trusting me in training her and giving me a chance to tell her story. You can follow the charity’s Facebook page here. Donations are welcome (PayPal: info@saveagreekstray.com)

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