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Adult Dogs SAWA

Adult Dogs
2+ Years


Gender: Female

Born 01/2020 Rosanna is a wonderfully kind medium-sized dog about 4 years old who came to the shelter a few months ago. She has really settled in and gets along well with the other dogs. She has had many litters of puppies in her life but is now spayed. If you are looking for a super friendly, calm, and cozy dog, then Rosanna is the girl for you


Gender: Male

Birthday: April 2019

We found out about this sweet boy named Romeo by concerned tourists hiking the long Caldera trail from Fira to Oia. He had found shelter from whatever drove him stray around a small church, literally in the middle of nowhere, and survived on the water and food that hikers shared with him. Romeo has made himself at home at Sawaland and he really is as gentle as they come, showing us how grateful he is to be allowed to stay here. English Pointers and all breeds of hunting dogs on the island fall victims of great neglect mainly if they prove to be "bad in hunting".


Gender: Female

Birthday: June 2015

She is a very kind pointer, totally fit for her 8 years and ready for a forever home.


Gender: Male

Birthday: April 2020

He is a German Shorthaired Pointer, and even though he gets along with all the other dogs just fine, we believe that he would love a home for himself where he doesn't have to share with another dog.

Tiger Lilly

Gender: Female

Age: around 2 Years

The past weeks we had received many reports from visitors on the island that had encountered an emancipated female mother dog who we named Tiger Lilly, begging for food at the Red Beach. Her babies were nowhere to be seen and removing her from the area would definitely be their end. A couple of days ago a crate arrived at the shelter with 7 puppies barely 5 weeks old and mum could be only one! Another mission started to find the mum who had mysteriously vanished. Finally she was discovered hiding in a small cavern quite injured on the head and the reunion was so heartwarming Just a couple of hours later someone entered the shelter dropped a sac with 3 babies and disappeared.... So there we were with a newly finished dog area just the same morning, meant for some of the shelter dogs patiently waiting for their new accommodation and one mum followed by 10 pups! Mamma Tiger Lilly of course was given the new area and she immediately accepted the 3 orphaned pups who happen to be of the same age as her own.


Gender: Female

Birthday: March 21

Naomi is a beautiful three-year-old girl who recently came to the shelter. She weighs about 17 kg and is spayed. Naomi is incredibly gentle and very loyal, getting along well with everyone. She is very smart and learns easily. She also walks very well on a leash.


Gender: Male

Birthday: April 22

Rum is almost 2 years old and has already been neutered. He has recently come to the shelter. Rum is a very happy and friendly boy who loves spending time with both other dogs and people. He is already good at walking on a leash! He has no tail.


Gender: Female

Brava is a very lovely short-haired German Pointer, about 3.5 years old, who has recently been taken in at the shelter. She is a super friendly and pleasant girl who longs for a loving family to share her life with. Brava is spayed.


Gender: Female

Birthday: July 2020

Was found wandering on a busy road and as most Pointers are not streetwise, she was taken in for her own safety. Foxtrot is very playful and easy-going loves walks and me time!


Gender: Male

Birthday: October 2020

Cooper is a 3-year-old boy (Pyrenean Shepherd mix). He is a big and very loyal dog. He has spent most of his life on a chain, which has made him very loyal and somewhat protective, especially when behind fences and on a chain... However, he works excellently in a group with the dogs at the shelter and fully accepts them. He loves to socialize with people and is very fond of car rides. Cooper was found abandoned on a road near the lighthouse in Santorini and waited there for days for a car to stop and take him along... Cooper would be an excellent farm dog, and he would take the responsibility of protecting his flock and home very seriously. A strong desire from Cooper is that there is some opportunity for swimming nearby because swimming is the best thing he knows. He really loves to swim in all weather conditions, and high waves are nothing that scares this guy!


Gender: Male

Birthday: October 2021

He survived behind the airport runway and speed road with his brother, who has already been adopted. They used a large garbage bin as their shelter and had been living there for months, likely abandoned as puppies.


Gender: Female

Birthday: September 21

Meli was abandoned in front of a supermarket. Tourists took her to their hotel and then brought her to SAWA at the end of last summer. Meli is about 2.5 years old. She is a very social and friendly girl who loves attention. She really enjoys playing with the other dogs and walking to the beach with the volunteers. If you are interested in a happy and outgoing dog who learns easily, then Meli is probably the right one for you


Gender: Female

Birthday: January 21

Nina is one of our latest arrivals, following a message about an emancipated English Pointer scavenging in the bins of Vlyhada, Nina was discovered...a skeleton of what we can mark as the tiniest Pointer we have ever encountered weighing just over 10 kilos and a huge belly nourished only by air and parasites. The amazing thing about these dogs is that they still wag their tails and no matter what they have been through, regain their trust in us "humans" so fast. Nina is over 3 years old, she is already gaining weight and courage day by day.

Tiger Lilly

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