These beautiful pups are looking for a home. If you may be interested please email [email protected] or message us.
Greek strays, regarded as vermin, often meet brutal deaths. We rescue strays, bring them to the US, a But some people have reached out to help them.
WHY NEW ENGLAND HELPS GREEK STRAYS:
The incidents of animal cruelty and abuse have reached epidemic proportions in countries like Greece where, culturally, companion and working dogs are not regarded as they are here in The United States, Canada and most parts of Europe. Without humane societies or animal shelters, thousands of homeless Greek dogs do their best to survive on the streets, beaches,
and rugged countryside. They are unwanted, unloved and considered common pests, especially during tourist season when the international community might bear witness to Greece’s “dirty little secret.” Though technically against the law, dogs and puppies are routinely poisoned, shot, beaten, drowned, and hung as means of population control. Perpetrators are rarely identified and almost never prosecuted. OUR GREEK PARTNERS:
Most people in Greece do not actually harm stray and homeless dogs. Our group works with several experienced and reputable rescuers throughout Greece.These individuals risk ridicule, hostility, and retaliation by the few who resent their efforts on behalf of the dogs. But their dedication, in spite of the horrors they’ve seen, is a testimony to the strength of their character and gentle, loving souls. These rescuers are the strays’ first line of defense and often show them the first kindness they have ever experienced from humans. Once rescued, dogs are d are seen by a veterinarian, vaccinated, tested and treated for parasites and spayed or neutered if they are old enough. They remain in Greece until a home is found for them here in The States. During that time, they are evaluated, socialized with children and cats if possible, often housebroken and above all, receive lots of love, high quality nutrition and the chance to play and just be dogs without the stress and trauma of surviving on their own. ADOPTING A GREEK DOG:
Adopting a Greek dog is a gift. These dogs are special, magical, possess something intangible. It takes a leap of faith to bring a dog into your home based on little more than a photo and a brief description. But when you see your dog, you’ll know -- in your heart. Suddenly, getting this dog from halfway around the globe is the only thing you can think about. We screen potential families very carefully and home visits are required before an adoption application is approved. It is our responsibility to keep these dogs safe. Our Greek rescue partners are trusting us with “their” dogs’ lives. There is no cost to you in getting the dog here. Our adoption fee is $400.00 and covers the dog's medical expenses and care while in Greece. If the dog is 4+ years, the adoption fee is reduced to $200.00. All dogs are pre-screened and vetted prior to coming to the US. If they are 6 months or older, they will be altered unless other arrangements are made.100% of our adoption fee goes back to Greece for in-country travel, food and vet care for the dogs. We provide the perspective adopter with as much information as we can regarding the dog they are interested in adopting. And then we are there with continuing support to all adopting families. It is extremely important not only to NEHGS but to the Greek rescues that we work with that we receive updates and pictures as often as possible. All NEHGS dogs are adopted out under a contract that requires the dog be returned to us if the placement should fail. No exceptions. Lastly, we ask that our adoptive homes provide us with updates and photos of our dogs as often as possible. Whether adopting or fostering a Greek Stray, your new family member will be an ambassador for other Greeks. He or she will introduce others to the plight of stray dogs in Greece. For every dog placed, another is rescued. Every adoption makes a difference. Thank you~NEHGS
These beautiful pups are looking for a home. If you may be interested please email [email protected] or message us.
Coming to NEHGS soon. This beautiful boy is looking for a home! Maloo was dumped by his fosterers after
his owner became ill and couldn’t take care of him properly. He was left with some people who just kept him in a small back yard in an abandoned house, all alone day and night.This guy is now five years old but could pass for a yonger dog. Maloo is playful and friendly with other dogs, cats and children! If you may be interested please email [email protected] or message us.
We have a new unexpected edition to NEHGS. Please meet Cai, short for Cairo. We had a chance to help this sweet little boy find a home. He was living in a parking area in Egypt. Obviously not a safe situation. With the help of his rescuer in Egypt, Cai and five other dogs flew to the JFK in NY yesterday. Cai joins his mom and two Greek fur babies she has previously adopted from NEHGS. We want to thank Tara Hopkins-Papura ❤️ for picking up this sweetheart and driving him up to meet NEHGS. Also special thanks to Anne Noonan ❤️ who was graciously on standby to help send some extra funds for the dogs if needed. We are lucky to have these ladies and Kateri Spears Miller ❤️ who are always willing to help our rescue. We wish Cai and his new family love and congratulations. 🥰🥰🥰🥰
Leo, Happy 6th year anniversary of your Gottcha Day. Leo's mom affectionly calls him the monster! We think he's the cutest monster ever! Love and Congratulations to Jan and Leo. 🥰
We will never forget this day twenty two years ago today. We pray for the families that lost loved ones and honor all the heroes that ran into danger to protect others.
This is a beautiful letter from Fiona Apple explaining to her fans why she must postpone a concert date.
I am impressed at the way she was instantly able to make the decision to choose love over her career. Indeed, the world needs more of this.
Enjoy the story...
“It's 6pm on Friday, and I'm writing to a few thousand friends I have not met yet. I'm writing to ask them to change our plans and meet a little while later.
Here's the thing.
I have a dog, Janet, and she's been ill for about 2 years now, as a tumor has been idling in her chest, growing ever so slowly. She's almost 14 years old now. I got her when she was 4 months old. I was 21 then — an adult, officially — and she was my kid.
She is a pitbull, and was found in Echo Park, with a rope around her neck, and bites all over her ears and face.
She was the one the dogfighters use to puff up the confidence of the contenders.
She's almost 14 and I've never seen her start a fight, or bite, or even growl, so I can understand why they chose her for that awful role. She's a pacifist.
Janet has been the most consistent relationship of my adult life, and that is just a fact. We've lived in numerous houses, and joined a few makeshift families, but it's always really been just the two of us.
She slept in bed with me, her head on the pillow, and she accepted my hysterical, tearful face into her chest, with her paws around me, every time I was heartbroken, or spirit-broken, or just lost, and as years went by, she let me take the role of her child, as I fell asleep, with her chin resting above my head.
She was under the piano when I wrote songs, barked any time I tried to record anything, and she was in the studio with me, all the time we recorded the last album.
The last time I came back from tour, she was spry as ever, and she's used to me being gone for a few weeks, every 6 or 7 years.
She has Addison's Disease, which makes it more dangerous for her to travel, since she needs regular injections of Cortisol, because she reacts to stress and excitement without the physiological tools which keep most of us from literally panicking to death.
Despite all this, she's effortlessly joyful & playful, and only stopped acting like a puppy about 3 years ago. She is my best friend, and my mother, and my daughter, my benefactor, and she's the one who taught me what love is.
I can't come to South America. Not now. When I got back from the last leg of the US tour, there was a big, big difference.
She doesn't even want to go for walks anymore.
I know that she's not sad about aging or dying.
Animals have a survival instinct, but a sense of mortality and vanity, they do not. That's why they are so much more present than people.
But I know she is coming close to the time where she will stop being a dog, and start instead to be part of everything. She'll be in the wind, and in the soil, and the snow, and in me, wherever I go.
I just can't leave her now, please understand. If I go away again, I'm afraid she'll die and I won't have the honor of singing her to sleep, of escorting her out.
Sometimes it takes me 20 minutes just to decide what socks to wear to bed.
But this decision is instant.
These are the choices we make, which define us. I will not be the woman who puts her career ahead of love & friendship.
I am the woman who stays home, baking Tilapia for my dearest, oldest friend. And helps her be comfortable and comforted and safe and important.
I need to do my damnedest, to be there for that.
Because it will be the most beautiful, the most intense, the most enriching experience of life I've ever known.
When she dies.
So I am staying home, and I am listening to her snore and wheeze, and I am revelling in the swampiest, most awful breath that ever emanated from an angel. And I'm asking for your blessing.
I'll be seeing you.
Sadly, even the International Day of the Dog didn't stop the poisoning of strays in Greece 💔💔💔
Greece is still experiencing out of control fires. This was from the Tribe fire. Although we don't know who this man is we all can admire his bravery. We are thankful for all that he did to save those that couldn't save themselves, and praying he also made it to safety. 😢
Let's keep them wild, free,
and safe in the sea.
There are so many beautiful stray dogs. Please adopt and save a life. 💙🤍💙
We are so very grateful and humbled by the extreme generosity of our friends at New England Helps Greek Strays who have made a much needed donation of 600€ towards the extremely high veterinary expenses incurred in the last couple of months.
Because of you and with your support we can continue helping the animals that so need us.
You make this possible and we are so very grateful.
Happy Gottcha One Year Anniversary Callie, Luna, and Zoey!
Five years ago today Boubou landed in Montreal and went home with her new family. It is so exciting to see new photos and hear how wonderful her life is. From a stray in Poros to a very loved pup. Love and Congratulations to Boubou and her family. 🥰🥰🥰
Minnie was a five year old stray dog from Greece. Thankfully the laddies from GAF were caring for her but were desperate to find her a family. In comes Karen and Ken. They were looking for an older dog. Now Minnie gets to enjoy all kinds of terrific adventures with her family. Happy Gotcha Day Minnie Mou! ❤️
Here is an update from Penny 's mom. Good morning! 🌼
It’s going very well, we’re lucky. We love her!
She’s a fast learner, already sits, almost gets the recall. She understands Billy’s boundaries. They are a great team!
Happy 8th Birthday Bruno! You are one amazing search and rescue K9! From the streets of Greece as a stray, to a very loved search and rescue dog! ❤️ We thank you for your service. ❤️
We wish all who are celebrating a happy and safe Fourth of July. Locally to our rescue in Vermont there is already a dog missing because of early fireworks. Please leave your pets at home and take precautions to keep them safe. ❤️🤍💙
While the 4th of July is just a few days away here are a few tips to keep your pets safe. We suggest a good long walk a few hours before the fireworks start. Please make sure your pets are inside prior to the the start of fireworks and that all windows and doors are secured to prevent a panicked escape. Having a fan or air-conditioning running along with the TV or music playing will hopefully distract from the scary sounds of the fireworks. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇺🇲🇨🇦🇺🇲
Happy Canada Day to all of our friends and family. Please have a safe holiday. 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦
Welcome to Canada Penny! Our first little Greek pup has arrived. Special thanks to the volunteers of GAF! Penny's mom and dad have previously adopted Billy from NEHGS and were looking for a second pup. Thank you Jessica and Victor. Love and Congratulations!
Mimi out for a walk today. Please email [email protected] for more information about adopting!
Just look at Mimi! What a sweetheart. She is six months old, twelve kilos, and fully vaccinated! For more information about adopting please email [email protected]
We have a lovely boy named Hermes who is looking for a home. He’s like a golden retriever . A little smaller.
He had tested slightly positive for Leish but his PCR test is negative now.
He is around one and a half years old. For more information about adopting please email [email protected]
Sweet little Mimi is five months old! She is going to be a small to medium size pup. She loves other dogs and cats. Please share her photos. For more information please email [email protected]
Penny would like to say a huge THANKYOU to NEW ENGLAND HELPS GREEK STRAYS ...for donating 600 euros towards Penny s upcoming surgery for removing 2 tumours...and to Michelle Wyatt for 100 euro.....Sweet Penny travelled recently from Greece to Holland.......Many thanx as allways to Angelique Oort and to Penny s new Mum..Anouk....thankyou all.xx..
Sweet little Mimi was found in the garbage. Her legs were a bit deformed due to poor nutrition but since being rescued she has had special food and vitamins and her legs are now normal. Mimi is a 5 month old puppy and weighs 8 kilos. She is expected to double that weight when full grown. For more information about adopting please email [email protected]
We are happy to report that Penny the senior pup from Greece has made it to her new home. Thank you again to all who have contributed to NEHGS. 🥰
We are looking for a flight buddy for Penny! Penny will be adopted in Montreal. Do you know of anyone traveling from Athens to Montreal? There is a monetary compensation for your assistance. Please message us or email [email protected] if you can help.
Happy Mother's Day to all the dog moms! 💙💙💙
A huge thank you to everyone that donated to NEHGS. Through your generosity we were able to provide the funds for Penny to get to Holland. Although we hoped we could find her a home in Canada or the US, we are absolutely thrilled she will be in a home. Love and Congratulations to Penny and her new family. ❤️ Penny s journey to Holland is booked....before the end of the month....she is wondering if anyone can help her out with her ticket...220 euro......HIDDEN HOUNDS funds cant quite stretch that far....UPDATE.....A huge THANKYOU to NEW ENGLAND HELPS GRÈEK STRAYS once again....for helping our dogs...xx..
Just look at these sweet sisters. Aria has more brown fur and is smaller. Ira has the black fur. Last year they were overlooked when people were choosing their dogs. They have waited a whole year to have a second chance. Please help us by sharing their photos. These beautiful girls have not had one inquiry about them. For more info please email [email protected]
PLEASE ADOPT, don't shop.
*** Update!! We are happy to report that Penny will be adopted!! *** New pictures of our senior Penny!!! For more information please email [email protected]
We are hoping for better pictures soon. This is Penny from Poros. People always tell us that someday your going to open your home to a senior. Believe us when we tell you, Penny is your girl. Penny currently lives outside year round with other dogs and cats. She is a beautiful, friendly, senior who deserves a home to live out her final years on a soft bed perhaps in front of the fireplace. We offer a reduced adoption fee for our older pups and are committed to making sure we can help support these dogs for any vetranarian care needs that may arise. For more information please email [email protected]
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