Chelsea – the memory remains
Chelsea and the last chapter – the memory remains First anniversary in memory of lovely Chelsea. ‘The years go by, our time flies away. We turn in a circle, and this is the meaning: Everything has to end and a new beginning, you are the morning, little puppy, and free...
Malia Stray Puppies
Puppies of a street dog from Hersonissos. UPDATE: ALL PUPPIES HAVE LEFT NOW TO THEIR NEW SWEET HOMES ! I currently foster on my veranda and garden a group of 5-6 weeks old puppies, who are looking for a home. These are puppies from a street dog from Hersonissos (which...
Ali and Simba
Rescued puppies Ali and Simba are not more looking for their ‘golden baskets’. IMPORTANT NOTE: Since the two are now ONE YEAR with me, they will not be surrendered anymore and stay here as a permanent foster dog! Donations for maintenance but still welcome (see right column). The two rescued...
Best Dogs are Rescue Dogs
To adopt dogs from Crete or from southern Mediterranean countries is similar to adopting an orphan from a distant Third World country. This concerns the feelings as well as the everyday life with them. There are lively discussions whether dogs from the Mediterranean region or Eastern Europe should be placed in Central Europe, where there are proponents and opponents. Due to lack of local experience the latter often misjudge how much worse the dogs are doing here in the Mediterranean than their comrades in Western and Northern Europe.
The dogs are often the mirror image of humans and their society. Therefore, the dogs from Crete are also a reflection of the society of Greece. Central and Western Europe are more densely populated and there is another tradition of living with dogs. Therefore, there are differences, so that the dogs from the south have a clearer body language and a greater desire for freedom. Many of them are anxious, but at the same time very self-confident and independent.
Wolf and human entered into a symbiosis about 20,000 years ago, but the basic behavior of a species together with its genetics takes about one hundred thousand years to change from wolf to dog. Therefore, the correct and successful education of a dog is only possible on the basis of its species behavior and the knowledge of its origin. However, the dog learns its whole life long and adapts also to changed conditions. Therefore, even the wildest stray dog can become a problem-free city dog over time, depending on what his master does for it or not.
Therefore, it is the task of Best Dogs to help with the adoption, mediation, education and training of dogs - and in particular of their fellow dogs - from the south and at the same time to engage ourselves for the animal protection and against cruelty to animals, poisonings or keeping of barrel dogs, in order to improve the lot of their fellow sufferers locally bit by bit.