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".
Birthday: June 2015
She is a very kind pointer, totally fit for her 8 years and ready for a forever home.
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.
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.
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!
Birthday: October 2020
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 is quick to learn and readily accepts the company of large groups of dogs. He has a deep affection for cars and adores human companionship. He was abandoned near the lighthouse, often standing for days in the middle of a rather dangerous road, eagerly trying to follow any passing car.
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.
Birthday: September 21
Meli was abandoned in front of a supermarket. Tourists took her to their hotel and then brought her to SAWA