GAR Dogs available for adoption
There are hundreds of thousands of stray animals in Greece and they all deserve a loving home. Unfortunately we can bring over only a small number due to the expenses involved. Below are photos and details of dogs who are currently ready for rehoming.
If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please complete our pre adoption questionnaire form which is available to download in
All GAR dogs are microchipped, vaccinated and sterilised and 'prepared' for entering the UK according to DEFRA requirements. In addition, they are blood-tested for tick-borne and other diseases. These tests are not required under the PETS travel scheme, but we feel they are important to ensure that adopted dogs are healthy.
As we are only able to home check in the South-East, potential adopters must live in the following areas: East and West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Essex, parts of Kent and Hertfordshire. We will of course consider adopting to homes outside of the South-East provided we a have a volunteer in your area who is able to carry out a home check.
Bijoux was found by a volunteer at the end of April 2014 in Aspropirgos. She was trembling, severely malnourished and covered in wounds from mange and ticks.
After receiving the care and attention she so desperately needed, Bijoux began to make a fantastic recovery and her personality began to shine!
She is an extremely friendly girl who is very comfortable in the company of adults, children and other dogs.
Bijoux is approximately 1.5 years old, weighs 20 kgs and is relatively small in size. She is a total beauty who has been badly let down in the the past and she really deserves
a happy new chapter in her life! Please help her find a forever home.
Sheba is approx 1-2 years old and weighs 12kg. We've nicknamed her the 'pocket pointer' on account of the fact that she is smaller and shorter than most dogs
of this breed. This is no doubt due to the fact that she was malnourished and has clearly been abused in the past.
Despite having been through so much in her short life, she is quite submissive, friendly with other dogs and ignores cats.
Sheba really is a very sweet girl and a real head turner. Who can give our pocket pointer the love and care she deserves?
3 year old Theo weighs 23kg and is a very playful but calm boy. He walks well on the lead and LOVES people of all ages and is very good with children.
He has not been tested with cats.
Robbie was rescued in October 2014 when he was found at a feeding point for strays. He was terrified and bewildered and clearly had been recently dumped by his 'owners'.
Despite having been through such an ordeal he is a happy and healthy boy. He walks well on the lead, and travels well in cars.
He is very friendly to everyone he meets and greets everyone with a smile and wagging tail.
He is approx 2 - 3 years old and weighs 12kg.
3 year old Zoe is a labrador cross who was rescued after nearly drowning in the sea. We can only assume that someone had thrown her into the water deliberately.
She was tranferred to the vets immediately as she was in a terrible state and suffering from shock. Unfortunately, one of her eyes was so badly infected it had to be removed.
Despite being through such a traumatic ordeal, Zoe is a very happy lady who loves to play and receive attention.
She weighs 15-18kg, gets on well with other dogs but has not been tested with cats. She loves adults and children, walks well on the lead and enjoys car rides.
8 year old Eva was a malnourished female Caucasian mix that was found in Aspropyrgos, near Athens, on Thursday June 7th 2012.
She had sarcoptic mange and had clearly been hit by a car some time ago but being a stray, never received any treatment and was clearly in pain.
After being rescued she underwent surgery as she had a fractured heel and her Achilles had ruptured.
Whoever adopts Eva should be aware that she will require Hip Replacement surgery.
Lilla (also nicknamed as Shortie by the volunteers at the shelter), is approximately 2 years old and weighs 10kg. She was extremely emaciated when she was rescued,
along with her sister, in February 2014. We believe she may have been abused previously as she often cowers when people she is not used to attempt to stroke her.
But it only takes her a minute to forget herself and she'll soon be asking for attention and giving 'kisses'. She is ultimately a sociable girl. Lilla walks well on the lead
and is good in cars.
1.5 year old Dimi is an adorable Cocker Spaniel who weighs 14kg. She is a very inquisitive and highly intelligent girl who loves to investigate every sound and smell.
She is good with other dogs, and children and she loves to play with her ball. She's full of energy and would be the perfect addition to any home!
9 year old Lili was extremely emaciated when she was found in Markopoulo in February 2013, had sarcoptic mange and could barely walk. She is a gentle dog who loves people of all ages, food and to sleep in a soft bed!!! Lili weighs approximately 36 kilos and is good with other dogs but has not been tested with cats. Life has been unkind to Lili too many times and she desperately needs to find the home she deserves.
2 year old Bacardi was abandoned at a shelter in Thessaloniki along with 4 of his siblings, all of which have been adopted, so we can't understand why this handsome boy has been overlooked! He loves a cuddle and is a very affectionate and devoted dog. He is good with other dogs and people of all ages. He can be shy at first but soon becomes attached to the people who care for him. Bacardi is a medium sized dog weighing approximately 22 kilos.
Norma is one of 3 puppies that were dumped in front of a church door in Thessaloniki and left to die. She is a medium size dog, with a unique appearance and is approximately 20 months old. Norma has a wonderful, gentle character and is a very happy dog, who loves toys and adores receiving affection. She is great with other dogs and loves people of all ages. She has not been tested with cats.
She is waiting for that unique person that will offer her the LIFE she has been dreaming of.
Ellafina, is approx 3 - 4 years old. She is a large size dog but is an extremely quiet, sweet and gentle girl.
She walks very well on the lead, is house trained, behaves well when travelling in cars and even when going to the vet!
She is fine with other calm and quiet dogs but will take time to get used to them but she is very frightened of cats.
Ellafina is prone to being protective of her things towards other dogs and for the most part prefers to be a loner.
She does play with some dogs, and ignore others. She would be great in a home with adults. She is quiet, well behaved and is very affectionate.
Everyone who sees her now is amazed by her beauty. When she was rescued her legs was badly hurt but our vet did an amazing job
and no one would know what she went through! Ellafina is adorable and loving.
She would suit someone that's not too active, but someone who loves to cuddle up on the couch & watch a good movie with her. This girl LOVES her cuddles!!
Joy is a large girl who thinks she's a puppy and forgets her size. She weighs around 45 kilos and is about 2 years old.
She is good with other dogs, small and large. Good with people and older children. She has not been tested with cats.
Aris is about 3-4 years old and weighs almost 30kg. He had been living as a stray in Thessaloniki since 2011 but was removed from the streets by Argos Animal Welfare
Society when locals threatened to poison the strays.
He has been staying at a pet hotel run by a local man who assisted the society by allowing some strays to stay there at a reduced fee. Sadly the owner of the hotel recently passed away and now we are looking to find a permanent home for Aris.
Aris is quite a calm dog and has been living at the hotel for almost a year. Having lived on streets for a number of years he is struggling to adjust to life indoors and is not house trained. He has not been tested with cats but being a stray for so long it is likely that he will not be good with them. He walks well on the lead.
5 month old Oslo was found crying in a communal wheelie bin amongst plastic rubbish bags and unable to climb out.
He was rescued by a neutering programme for the stray cats of Kalithea in Halkidiki. When he was picked up he was suffering from terrible diarrhoea.
Today, following 2 months of fostering he is in perfect health and is looking for a family who are going to help him forget the bad start in life he had.
He is a very sociable boy who loves playing with other cats.
4 month old Clio was found in June in the Thermaikos sea in the centre of Thessaloniki. She had almost drowned after falling into the water
but was thankfully rescued by a coastguard. She was in a pitiful state but after receiving veterinary care and much needed love and attention she
has shown herself to be a very sweet, affectionate cat.
The only thing you see in her eyes is gratitude and the need for a family who will love her.
Her only company is a little tom cat which was saved the same day (after being removed from the inside of a car engine!!!).
You can view video footage of Clio HERE.
1 year old Vesna weighs approx 18kg and was 1 of 5 puppies to be dumped at a shelter in Megara.
She is a very active and playful 'puppy'. She is sociable with other dogs, walks well on the lead and is good with children. She has not been tested with cats.
Vesna would make the perfect addition to any family!
Goliath belonged to a man who rescued him from an abusive owner. His rescuer adored Goliath and took him everywhere, but the man sadly died in a car accident. As a reult
Goliath was left forgotten in his owner's garden for almost 3 weeks without food, before neighbours contacted a shelter in Megara.
He's estimated to be around 4-5 years old. Despite such tragedy Goliath can only be described as a big affectionate teddy bear.
He walks well on the lead, is well behaved in the car and is very good with kids. He is also good with other dogs, provided they are friendly to him.
Goliath loves attention and having his belly rubbed. Who can give this big 'bear' a second chance?
Mr Puppy is a medium size dog who is approximately 18 months old. He loves to play with other dogs but has not been tested with cats.
He is often shy when he meets new people for first time but will soon ask for affection and attention.
He is very inquisitive and loves to investigate every sound and smell.
Cute by name and cute by nature. Who could resist this face? Cute is 7 months old and is an adorable puppy who is very affectionate, loves people and is good with other dogs.
She has not been tested with cats but judging from her gentle nature we expect that she will be OK with them.
Once fully grown she will be a medium size dog.
2 year old Romeo was rescued as a puppy after being dumped in a rubbish bin.
He is excellent with people, children and other dogs. Romeo is a very affectionate boy, who will hug you gently and kisses you all the time.
He may weigh 30kg but if he could he would be on your lap all the time to get the cuddles he so enjoys. He loves to have his belly rubbed, walks perfectly on the lead,
and enjoys car rides! He is a lovely boy who has been badly let down in the the past. Please help him find a forever home.
Felipe is 2 years old and weighs 24kg. He is an athletic boy who has lots of energy and loves going for walks.
He is very friendly and gets on well with other dogs.
Luna is around 1.5 years old and weighs 14-15kg. She is a highly intelligent, playful girl who loves attention.
She is good with other dogs and cats but would be better suited in a home with older children.
Ticos is around 1.5 years old and weighs 15-16kg. He is often shy when he meets new people for first time but will soon ask for affection and attention.
He is very good with other dogs and OK with cats but would be better suited in a home with older children.
Three legged Momo is approximately one year old. He loves cuddles, playing with other dogs and he adores his food!
He gets on well with cats (although he is a little scared of them) and walks well on a lead. He can be shy when he meets new
people but soon loses his inhibitions when he gets used to them.
CHINOOK & LEO
Urgent assistance required - Chinook (Setter) and Leo (Pointer) were rescued from Greece about 7 years ago. Their owner has died suddenly and they are now homeless,
they desperately need foster care and eventually a forever home. They are currently on the Isle of Wight.
2 year old Betty was heavily pregnant when she was found wandering the streets of Megara. She walks well on the lead and is a very happy and playful girl.
She is good with children and other dogs and would make a wonderful addition to your family.
Smart by name and smart by nature. This highly intelligent girl is around 2 years old and weighs 14kg. She is very inquisitive and loves to investigate
every sound and smell. She is good with other dogs, OK with cats but would be better suited in a home with older children.
Smart is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Updated: 28th October 2014
Updated: 28th October 2014