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.
2 year old Rex weighs approx 20kg and was found dumped next a bin along with 6 of his siblings. Unfortunately he was the only one that survived.
He is a very happy boy who is good with children, loves car rides and walks well on the lead. He's not god with cats.
Lucy is around 18 months old and weighs approx 16kg. She is a very good natured, gentle girl who walks well on the lead and is very good with other dogs.
She is a very laid back dog who ignores cats and loves to get affection and have a cuddle.
Hector is an energetic 6 year old Golden Retriever who weighs 20kg. He loves going for walks, running and digging the occasional hole!
He is excellent with dogs but has not been tested with cats. He walks well on the lead, is good while travelling in the car and loves people of all ages.
Leyla is 5 months old and weighs approx 8g. We can only describe her as HAPPY!!
This fun loving puppy want to investigate every sound and smell, play with everyone and everything and loves a cuddle!
She gets on well with others dogs and is good with cats, but cats may not be keen on Leyla, due to the fact that she wants to play with them!
As Leyla is a very enthusiastic dog she would be best suited in a household with older children.
8 month old Ruby was abandoned on the streets of Megara and was hit by a car in October 2014.
She was rescued by a lady who witnessed the accident and was transferred to the vets where she was diagnosed with 2 fractures in her back leg and had to undergo 2 operations.
She has made a good recovery and is a very happy and sociable girl. She loves people of all ages, is very good with children and other dogs and would be ideally suited to a family.
18 month old Harry was unwanted by his owner who threw him over the fence at a shelter.
He is a very friendly boy, who is good with other dogs and could tolerate cats.
He loves people and human company and would be good with older children. Who could resist that adorable face?
Aliki is a small active girl who is approximately 8 months old.
She is very friendly with other dogs and cats and is good with people and older children.
This gorgeous girl loves to run and play and would make somebody really happy if only they would open their home and heart to her.
Meggie is a medium sized mixed breed and is about 4-5 years old. She was abandoned outside a shelter and at first was found to be blind.
The vet was unable to say what had caused her to become blind but after receiving treatment she is able to see from her right eye. Unfortunately her left eye had to be removed.
She is a very friendly, lively girl who is good with other dogs, people and older children. She has not been tested with cats.
Mirva wasn't a stray dog; she had an owner who abused her and left her to die.
Now all this is in the past and she is ready for adoption. She is about 2 years old and a very gentle character.
She is doing well with other dogs and she loves human company.
Sheila was rescued around 3 years ago (along with another dog called Ella), from an illegal breeder in the area.
She is an energetic dog who is very people orientated and loves to get attention.
She would be the ideal dog for a family as she is very playful and active.
Sheila is very good with other dogs but has not been tested with cats. She is very inquisitive and loves to investigate every sound and smell.
She is approximately 5 years old and weighs around 15-18kg.
5 year old Ella was a rescued 3 years ago (along with another dog called Sheila
who is also available for adoption), from an illegal breeder in the area and has clearly had many litters puppies in her life.
Despite the fact that she is pure breed of Gkekas hunting dog, she doesn't display any hunting instincts.
She has excellent recall and is very content to walk beside you. She gets on very well with people of all ages and is extremely laid back.
She loves attention and adores having a cuddle, is good with other dogs and cats.
Ella weighs 22kg and loves her food!
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.
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.
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.
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 result
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.
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.
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: 19th November 2014
Updated: 19th November 2014