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Adult Dogs
2+ Years

Holmes

Gender: Male

Birthday: July 2022

​Shoulder height: 53cm

Holmes, Hendrix, Hatchy, and four more sweet puppies were born in a hotel complex. Unfortunately, their mother didn't stay with them for very long, and the exact reasons are unknown to us. At just four weeks old, they moved to a foster home. After spending some time there, they came to our animal shelter. They have thrived and are all incredibly friendly and lively. He is a Labrador mix boy weighing approximately 15 kg. It's truly time for Holmes to find his own family. He is an incredibly friendly dog who gets along well with everyone. He walks well on a leash and loves the interaction with humans.

Hatchy

Gender: Male

Birthday: July 2022

​Shoulder height: 55cm

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Hatchy, Holmes, Hendrix, and four more sweet puppies were born in a hotel complex. Unfortunately, their mother didn't stay with them for very long, and the exact reasons are unknown to us. At just four weeks old, they moved to a foster home. After spending some time there, they came to our animal shelter. They have thrived and are all incredibly friendly and lively. He is a Labrador mix boy weighing between 15-20 kg. Hatchy is truly a super cozy boy who plays with his buddies and loves to socialize with people. If you want a really happy new family member, then Hatchy is the dog for you.

Bellie

Gender: Female

Birthday: July 2022

​Shoulder height: 54cm

She was found with her brother Bingo at the Kamari parking lot by tourists. Bellie is a little shyer than her brother. If you don't pressure her, she will seek contacton her own during the walks. She is a very sweet girl that gets along with all the dogs.

Rosanna

Gender: Female

Birthday: January 2020

​Shoulder height: 53cm

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

Romeo

Gender: Male

Birthday: April 2019

​Shoulder height: 56cm

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".

Amelia

Gender: Female

Birthday: June 2015

​Shoulder height: 54cm

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

Bravo

Gender: Male

Birthday: April 2020

​Shoulder height: 56cm

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

Birthday: January 2022

​Shoulder height: 53cm

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.

Naomi

Gender: Female

Birthday: March 2021

​Shoulder height: 56cm

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.

Rum

Gender: Male

Birthday: April 2022
​Shoulder height: 42cm

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Rum is the smallest of his group and very cuddly. 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.

Hendrix

Gender: Male

Birthday: July 2022

​Shoulder height: 51cm

Hendrix, Hatchy, Holmes, and four more sweet puppies were born in a hotel complex. Unfortunately, their mother didn't stay with them for very long, and the exact reasons are unknown to us. That's how these little treasures came to our animal shelter. They have thrived and are all incredibly friendly and lively. Unfortunately, Hendrix's neutering procedure didn't go as planned. Since the surgery, he hasn't been walking as smoothly as he used to. However, other than that, he is perfectly fine! We are confident that with some physical therapy, he will be able to walk normally again. The surgery was over a year ago, and he walks better and better, gaining more muscle through daily walks. He lives with Christina and Dave in their home, so he is accustomed to being indoors and is comfortable with people coming and going.

Roberto

Gender: Male

Birthday: April 2022

​Shoulder height: 59cm

He arrived at the shelter when he was 2,5 months old. He is easy going, playful, and incredibly friendly with everyone.

Bingo

Gender: Male

Birthday: July 2022

​Shoulder height: 55cm

He was found with his sister Bellie at the Kamari parking lot by tourists. He is shy at first, but if he has space he will approach you himself and is open for some cuddles and treats. We are sure he will warm up to his new family pretty quickly.

Brava

Gender: Female

Birthday: July 2020

​Shoulder height: 53cm

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.

Foxtrot

Gender: Female

Birthday: July 2020

​Shoulder height: 53cm

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!

Cooper

Gender: Male

Birthday: October 2020

​Shoulder height: 72cm

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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 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!

Barley

Gender: Male

Birthday: October 2021

​Shoulder height: 52cm

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.

Meli

Gender: Female

Birthday: September 2021

​Shoulder height: 53cm

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

Nina

Gender: Female

Birthday: January 2021

​Shoulder height: 42cm

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.

Polar Bears

They are the remaining members of a big group of 4 week old puppies who came in the shelter around spring 2022 as they were born from feral mums and the chances of them surviving in the streets were slim.
They were raised in the "hooman" living quarters of SAWALAND with lots of love from the team and the daily visitors.
And they were also taught "doggie rules" by the pack of oldies who live with us.
They are well socialized, enjoy walks, seize every chance to jump in the water and love the car, they are looking for their forever homes and their very own families...in return they offer their unconditional love, loyalty and gentle nature.
Could you be the one?

Monty

Gender: Male

Birthday: April 2022

Mia

Gender: Female

Birthday: April 2022

Maya

Gender: Female

Birthday: April 2022

Milly

Gender: Female

Birthday: April 2022

Goofys

An attentive and kind island resident noticed the litter and informed Christina. Since the puppies were well-protected, and the lady provided food and fresh water for the mom, we left the puppies with their mother for as long as possible.

The gang is very friendly and open; they eagerly welcome every visitor and appreciate all the attention they receive.
They've been learning the ins and outs of being a dog from our older residents since day one.
It's heartwarming to witness how they integrate into the pack and confidently explore the world.

Most of them found their forever home, but Percy and Peewee are still waiting.

Percy

Gender: Male

Birthday: October 2022 Percy is an incredibly friendly and gentle. He and his siblings came to the shelter as small puppies and have developed into fantastically pleasant, fun, and social dogs who love people. Contact us if you want to know more about Percy!

Peewee

Gender: Male

Birthday: October 2022 More info soon

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