A huge thank you to all our supporters and volunteers who turned
out in force to support our Christmas Fair today. It was a
nice, dry day and it was also great to receive a visit from some
of our Greek dogs.
Dog Walk September 2013
After last year’s dreadful weather, we were so relieved to not
have any wind or rain this year! Our supporters came from all
over the country to join in our annual forest walk and about 100
dogs, the majority of which were Greek, earned their rosettes by
walking to raise funds for their less fortunate friends in
Greece. Top fundraisers were Capo and Bianca so a special
thanks to them. It was especially wonderful to see 2 dogs who
had previously been so badly treated, namely Teddy and Dionysis
(their photos are on our News section), they looked fabulous and
were a huge credit to their owners. It was a very enjoyable day
all round and I would like to thank our volunteers who helped to
make it possible.
We are very grateful to local freelance
photographer Carolyn Walker who kindly volunteered her
services at our dog walk. More of her photos of this
event can be found on her website
and she can provide copies if required
We had a wonderful day at Ellingham.The weather was perfect, record crowds attended and we
achieved our best ever result yet at this particular event.
We started with 450 beautifully presented
tombola prizes, thanks to Audrey, and they were all gone by 2.30
in the afternoon!We
had a steady queue of supporters and customers all day and the
Greek dogs who helped (Louisa, Souixie, Robbie, Luna, Woody,
Pocket, Bazi, Loris and Remy) also made a huge difference.Thank you to everyone!
DOG SHOW 2013
100 Greek dogs and 150 others enjoyed a great day! Each
Greek dog received a nice green rosette just for attending and
we were just SO proud of them. The event was a resounding
success and it didn't rain! The Solent Dog Display Team
were again very entertaining and everyone worked really hard to
ensure the day went well. As ever, the Fancy Dress class
was really popular.
'Holly won the Best Family with her Greek dogs Loris,
Remy and Bazi'
On the day a
professional photographer was present
and she took loads of photos at
our dog show last week. Owners can view them and
follow the instructions to donate us £5 and then Amber
will download the digital print to them.
Although it was an extremely windy day, at least it was dry!
We are very
grateful to everyone who supported this event and here are some
photos of the walk along the beach at Hengistbury Head where the
dogs had such a great time.
Xmas Fair 1st December
We enjoyed a cold but bright,
sunny day for our Xmas Fair in Ferndown. At one point
9 Greek dogs were outside where they encouraged people to
come in and join in the event. There was a great
atmosphere and lots of wonderful things on sale - a
wonderful success all round and thank you to everyone who
Supporters Claire Jones and Marina Krywalski completed the
Swindon Half Marathon on 14 October and raised funds for
We would like to thank them and
all their sponsors for such a great effort.
As a result, they have now paid
for 8 bitch spays in Zakynthos and much suffering will be
alleviated as a result. Well done to them!!
Despite atrocious weather, the annual charity dog walk went
100 amazing dogs brought their families for a
sponsored walk in the New Forest and everyone got a thorough
soaking! It was a fantastic response under appalling
conditions, the rain did not stop for a moment but the show went
on! Thank you to everyone who supported us.
Also a huge thank you to the charity's Patron, Paul Martin and
his family, who joined in.
Charity Dog Show 2012
We had a great day with around 80 Greek dogs joining the
opening parade, such lucky dogs.We were also joined by another 100 plus dogs who,
together, with their families enjoyed a fun day.Unfortunately, the weather deteriorated in the
early afternoon and it was amazing to see people
carrying on with the classes even though they were being
bombarded with hail stones!The fancy dress was very well attended and
everyone eventually went home very happy and very wet
Charity Auction 2011
Around 130 people enjoyed a wonderful
evening at the Meridian Milano showroom with TV celebrity Paul
Martin (BBC Flog It).The event was a huge success and we would like to thank
everyone who donated the 200 items that were auctioned on the
Charity Tea Party &
Charity Dog Show 2011
The sun shone all day and we enjoyed our best dog show yet!
Around 250 dogs joined in, 70 of which were Greek dogs that we
It was great fun and everyone
really enjoyed themselves. An additional attraction this
year was a fantastic demonstration by the Solent Dog Display
Team and we also had a visit from two RAF Police Dogs who were
very happy to meet the visitors.
It was hard work but just lovely to
see so many families enjoying a fun day out with their dogs.
News Years Day Charity
On New Year's Day many supporters with their
dogs, including many adopted Greek dogs, took part in a
dog walk by the beach. It is always lovely to see
them and we thank Jan Smith for arranging it once again
2010 Charity Dog Show
Summer Garden Party - August 2009
The recent summer garden party was
a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed tea and home
made cakes on a beautiful sunny day in Bournemouth.
Spyros joined in and thought the
cake was great too
Another Dog Hanged
– this time in Crete
I am so sad to hear that another dog has been hanged in Greece
. It was discovered by a Dutch tourist and I
have seen the very harrowing photographs from Exomouliana,
.He complained to the Greek
Ministry of Tourism and he received the ‘standard’ reply letter.
I am quoting it because it is SO UNBELIEVABLE!
reference to your email, we would like to inform you that our
country acknowledges it’s moral and legal obligation for the
treatment and management of stray animals. For this
purpose has adopted and enacted a legislative framework
targeting the animal protection and reduction of stray animals.
The guidelines of this management consists of their
registration, veterinary examination, deparasitation,
vaccination and their sterilization as well as provision of
veterinary care in case of illness of injury. Their return
to the place they have been collected or for adoption, excluding
their enclosure in asylums, respecting of animals rights
associations. We would like to assure you that isolated
incidences of stray animal’s bad treatment can not put in
question our country’s continues efforts to protect them and
improve their life conditions.’
have never read such rubbish and several of us are doing our
utmost to get this into the media, including the television.
Visit to Greece – May 2009
This time of the year is, sadly, when so many kittens get dumped
into the rubbish bins for disposal! Hard to believe but
this is a very common practice in
Here are some that were lucky enough
to be removed before the bins were emptied.
The Greek authorities have the audacity to say that they have
animal welfare laws in place to prevent animal suffering. But
the truth is that NOTHING is done to help these poor souls.
During our 5 day trip, 19 kittens were saved from the
dustbin lorry and we have pledged to get them homes and pay
for their sterilization in 6 month’s time. If you
would like to make a donation towards helping these kittens
please contact us.
At Hot Day in Greece!
Vasso has been in the dog shelter on
Aegina all her life – she is now 6 years old.
She was finding it a bit too hot so decided to climb into her
water bucket to cool off!