Saving Homeless Dogs That Now Have Happy Homes

Saving Homeless Dogs That Now Have Happy Homes

So ,in the past 2 years alot has happened indeed! In 2013 we found Xanthi the homeless puppy in Greece during our holidays! My highlight was ofcourse finding more stray dogs..(they find me) I ended up finding 4 more street dogs from Bulgaria! Three of them I brought to Sweden! The fourth one(Karla) I found a home for her in Bulgaria. I was on a 3 week holiday in Bulgaria and as I was drinking my coffee one sunny morning I noticed two ladies infront of me kicking away a really skinny golden brown dog!!! I was sooo angry I shouted in Bulgarian- ‘Excuse me what are you doing???´

Karla
Karla
Goldie
Goldie, Baby!

They then looked at me and said sarcastically ´Oh, is this your dog ?´ to which I then replied: ´Yes, it is! Come here….Goldie! ´´(the name just popped in my head!) The little skinny dog then ran right up to me as if she knew me her whole life:)The ladies were indeed shocked… I then picked her up , she had some wound on her face- but had the sweetest eyes ever. I took her to the nearest vet and decided I will not be leaving her here…  The procedure was she had to be vaccinated and chipped and I got her a passport. The vet had said that ´´Goldie´´was around 2 years old judging by her teeth and body structure. He also told me she was definitely homeless and badly treated. I was then told I needed to stay another 3 weeks after the vaccination before I could take her out of Bulgaria. I felt it was the right thing to do! Little did I know that 3 days later I would find another puppy……

Goldie was getting healthier by the day ! I started taking her for walks , she adapted really quickly and was a quick-learner! As we were out walking 3 days after I had found her I decided to take another road on our daily walk….

Zennah
Zennah The Princess Warrior!

Little did I know what was around the other corner! Out of the blue a tiny white puppy started barking and screaming and running behind me! As I turned around the puppy then started running away and crying and then hid under a car! I was thinking to myself I should just keep walking and let it go…But ,as I turned around I saw 5 guys walking and the one said-´Ha, is that dog even still alive?!´ To which I then asked them- if it belongs to anyone? They then told me it doesn´t belong to anyone and that it had even been hit by a car a couple of days ago and little children had been poking it and scaring it!!!

I was so shocked and upset I went back to look for it. As it saw me approaching it got really scared and hid its tail behind its legs and yelped. I went really close and it got so scared it lay down and closed its eyes as if it was expecting a blow. I then came even closer and rubbed its tummy-it was hard rock frozen! As I started to rub its hungry tummy it suddenly opened its eyes and relaxed ! Goldie was next to me and was just staring at it! It then followed me and I knew this one was coming with me aswell…. I picked her up- she was a little girl! A little girl whom I decided to name Zennah-like Xena the warrior princess! Now I had a puppy on a leash and one  in my arms. I went back to the house where my friends thought I was losing it after now seeing me with two dogs….

 

The next day I went to the vet but was told that this puppy was too small(around a month) to have the rabies vaccination and that I couldn´t take her to Sweden. She also told me that this dog judging by its paw size would grow up to be atleast 17 kg….So I went to another vet who was a little more helpful and a little more positive. My kind of vet!

I waited a week and vaccinated her the minimal dose. I got her a passport aswell. I then extended my stay!

After about a month and a half later I flew out with both Goldie and Zennah . They really got along! Goldie was a bit like a mom to her=) With my boyfriend´s help we found them a lovely home in the south of Sweden in Falsterbo at his parents. It was his mums first dog ever which was super cool! They now live so well and are plumpy and healthy. From homeless, hungry and skinny in Bulgaria-they are now living like queens!

Zennah in the summer time….

That is another reason why I love Sweden so much. People here really love and respect animals and life in general. It was a long journey getting them here but it was oh so worth it I would totally do it again!

I had then returned to Bulgaria as I travelled there quite frequently as I have a small rose oil company and the best roses are from Bulgaria=)

On my second trip I found Foxy….. Foxy was a beautiful chocolate gold colour. She was abandoned close to this caravan in the middle of nowhere…. I decided to just bring her food every day I was there…but on the second day I decided to take her too….Deja-vu..Vets, vaccines and passports! 3weeks later she was also in Sweden. We found her a lovley family to look after her in Malmo. She was so scared in the beginning but now is also living like a Swede=)

 

Foxy and I just chilling!
Foxy and I just chilling!

 

Roxy and Foxy
Roxy and Foxy =))))

During that exact trip I had rented a room by the sea. As I was coming back one day I heard hectic screams, it was coming from the neighbours house… I immediately went into their garden to find to kids around 8 and 11 who were holding a tiny balck puppy which was screaming non-stop in pain- apparently they had broken her arm by dropping a huge bicycle on her! It was by accident but, I was really angry! I told them they must take her to the vet and they told me that they don´t have any money so I told them I would take her to the vet and find her a home. The little girl was crying but agreed to come with me to the vet and then told me that she anyway couldn´t keep it as they already 2 more. The vet put on a small plaster of paris on this tiny creauture and said that in 15 days it will have healed. I started to look for a new home for ´Roxy´(I named her) many people called but ….I just couldn´t give her away …Roxy I decided to keep for myself=)

Roxette and Me=)

Roxy doing Down-Dog….

I now am aware that there are many homeless dogs especially in Bulgaria and Greece. What bugs me is that people can be really cruel to them. If you don´t like street dogs – then ignore them but don´t hurt them! If you can´t help them then just don´t bug them. As Dalai Lama said

´´Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can´t help them, at least don´t hurt them.´´

Happy Pups!
Happy Pups!
Foxy
Foxy On the way to Sweet Sweden!
Karla and Me at the Beach-Big Pup!
Karla and Me at the Beach-Big Pup!

 

Happy Pack
Just a Little Dog Fairy;))))

 

Dog Quotes :

 

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
Mark Twain

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
Milan Kundera

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
Will Rogers

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
Josh Billings

“A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”
Jack London

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”
Woodrow Wilson

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