Read all about our dogs who have gone to their forever, adoptive homes ❤️
Luna (previous name Zaya) was found wandering the streets alone and only a few weeks old. A local gentleman in Larnaca found her, and offered her shelter and food in a warehouse.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t a sustainable situation for the gentleman or for Luna. Thankfully, the man reached out to Christina for help in finding a suitable home for her.
It was a good few months of being advertised until Luna received any serious interest in a forever home. By this point she was 9 months old. In September 2018, Luna made the long trip from Larnaca to York, UK where she is now happily living with her best dog friend Simba, and 2 cats.
Due to Luna being sheltered from people, other dogs and general noises, smells, sights etc, she had severe anxiety regarding all of the above. Simba, her best dog friend helped her overcome these, and slowly but surely she has learnt how to be a dog ❤️
Christina from Paws 4 Homes found Tanya at the pound back in 2017. She was starved, full of ticks and in a poor condition. She was around 2 years old at the time and had never had a place to call home.
The man at the pound advised Christina to not bother taking Tanya – “She’s going to die anyway” he said. Luckily, Christina had other ideas and took her straight to the vet.
Tanya has now been living in the UK for 3 years and is now around 5 years old. We spoke to Tanya’s owner, Hayley who said “I saw that little face and I knew I had to have her. She really is the dearest, sweetest little soul. She has never gotten over being starved – she still eats every meal like it’s going to be her last.”
Hayley believes that Tanya may be Chihuahua crossed with a Pug, both of which breeds stand out in her unique face. As you can see from the photos below, she is much happier and healthier. Hayley adds “She is very happy now and absolutely loves children. She would happily sit on your lap under a blanket all day”.
Thank you Hayley!
Bella (previously Storm) was found with 2 toes missing from 1 foot, and all toes missing from another, she had been caught in a snare. Bella had much less chance of finding a home – she is large in size, had medical problems and was black in colour. According to rover.com, black dogs are the least likely to be adopted due to the fact that they are not easy to photograph, reading their expressions is more difficult, and that their fur shows up in the house more.
Luckily for Bella, her owner Jenny saw her plight. “I could not see that anyone would choose to take her on with the problems she had, so I did. One toe missing and snare damage on one back foot, and no toes at all one the other and still with a nasty wound. On top of that, she was big and black so had everything going against her”, Jenny tells us.
Bella arrived with Jenny in December 2017, and since then she has been working tirelessly to improve Bella’s injury. “She still has secondary problems due to her feet, mainly due to restricted exercise but she is the most lovable, endearing goof ball there could ever be, she also loves the world”
Bella is a Pointer, and Jenny takes her to the annual Pointerfest where they enjoy games and fun whilst raising money for Pointer rescues. Jenny adds “Problems with her feet will take it’s toll on her length of life unless she has a really big operation… Bella needs a prosthetic foot”. Jenny estimates that the operation will cost at least £2000 to stabilise Bella’s foot, and around £8000 for a protesthetic foot. Jenny has created a gofundme page to try and raise the amount needed for Bella to have the operation to stabilise her foot.
Ruby arrived at the Paws 4 Homes shelter with her 5 brothers in October 2018. She was the smallest of the litter – around half the size of her siblings.
Unfortunately, all pups were suffering a parasitic infection, and despite the best efforts of the vet, all pups except Ruby lost their fight. At this point, it was imperative to find Ruby a forever home and get her to safety. Paws 4 Homes advertised Ruby, and luckily Wieteke saw Ruby’s plight.
“We saw the photos on Christina’s site and we knew we could give Ruby a lovely home. She came to live with us in November 2018. She settled in really well with us but she was still not right. We took her to the vets and she still had the parasite which was treatable. Straight after that she had a very bad bladder infection. She had a fever and was shivering. The Vet gave her antibiotics and she soon felt a lot better.”
Luckily, Ruby has gone on to make a full recovery, and is now a very happy, healthy and clever dog. Wieteke explains “She is a very clever dog! She rings some bells that are attached to the kitchen door if she wants to go out.”
Despite Ruby’s difficult start in life, she has blossomed into a cuddly dog, who loves humans, dogs and especially Tillie, her 4 legged sister. Wieteke adds “When we go to the forest she wants to greet everyone; kids, other dogs, any humans!”
As you can see from Ruby’s after photos, she has increased in size quite dramatically! Ruby is a suspected cross between German Shepherd and a Border Collie. I think you will agree she is absolutely gorgeous, and how lovely it is to see her in a happy home.