Alice was rescued by Save a Greek Stray over a year ago. As most hunting dogs that we rescue in Greece, she was abandoned because she got sick.
Everything I say and everything I write about Mentee will never be enough. He broke my heart the first time I saw him, as he was sitting there, just rescued from the streets, with his beautiful huge eyes looking around, not knowing what to do, and how to behave. Not knowing how to be happy, how to be a puppy.
Puppies like these are so common in Greece. Abandoned as trash, born in the wrong place at the wrong time, unwanted and alone, they are usually ignored by everyone, left to die a horrible death, as if they deserved to come into this world just to suffer.
Imagine a perfect dog, A dog that can be happy and funny, and social and active and yet that sleepy and quiet in busy places, surrounded by people and dogs. A dog that likes the beach, and dog park and walking the streets on leash. A dog that is perfect with other dogs, and children and people, hat is trusting and loyal and playful and a pro when it comes to selfies. A dog you can take shoping, driving , swimming or just chilling.
Black dogs are invisible, and that’s a fact. You can get the occasional adopter that will go for a black dog, instead of a white or brown one, but most people simply just don’t see them.
I’m guessing (I’m hoping anyway) that thee must be places in the world where stories like this one are not an everyday thing, and where once in a while, some sick individual abandons a puppy, or a litter of puppies and the story makes headlines.
Tiny, fragile and sick, this dog weighs only 7 kilos and was found wandering the streets of a town in Greece alone.
After mange dogs recover, especially if they have been left untreated for so long that their skin has “turned to stone”, always make you go “wow!”.
Mentee was found on the side of a busy road, in the outskirts of Athens, Greece. He was just sitting there, like he does in the video, gazing and waiting. Waiting for what, I do not know, nobody does.
When Eri was rescued from the streets of Greece, she suffered form mange, ehrlichia and leishmania. She received treatment and responded very well. For two years now, she has been a happy, healthy dog.