April 4th is World Stray Animal Day, and we are super happy to see our president Mr Mitsotakis visiting a dog shelter in Ilioupoli on World Stray Day 2021, see the article here.
So in celebration let’s meet the BlueVillas Dog Team …
Juliette. Rescued in Athens.
Human: Dimitris – Villa Consultant
Meet Juliette! Once abandoned in a back yard and fed by neighbours, and now living the life of a princess with her 2 pet parents who took her in! She was 1 year-old when she was rescued, and now, 6 years later, she won’t go anywhere without her mom, such a mama’s girl! She is happy to chase her ball around (but doesn’t know when to let go) and of course getting treats and pets, she won’t say “no” to that!
Patouha. Rescued on Santorini.
Human: Amanda – Concierge Team
She is such a sweet dog, so quiet and slightly comical. She was abandoned in a village probably because she has such stubby little legs for her big body. She is 9 now and we always have amazing adventures. Here she is on Paros for work with BlueVillas, we go everywhere together!
Blue. Lives in Athens.
Human: Alex – Operations Team
This is Blue, he is 15 years old, totally deaf and half-blind but he still has his puppy attitude and I enjoy every single day with him. He is a snuggle dog and the only thing he wants is to be held and cuddled. Favorite food: Pasta Bolognese, favorite toy: Niko, his plush crocodile that he carries it around since he was a puppy.
Don’t forget, if you want to bring your pet on your luxury Greek vacation, many of our luxury villas are pet-friendly! Just email the BlueVillas Reservations Team to find the perfect villa for all your family. All our villas offer enhanced on-site Covid-19 standards, and a flexible date policy, so your holiday is stress-free from start to finish. You can also email our BlueVillas Concierge Team to help you create the perfect personalized itinerary for you and your pet.
What to do if you see something of concern regarding an animal while you are here in Greece …
For dogs and cats that are strays, you can give them food and water, they will be very happy.
If you see a donkey/dog/horse tied up in the hot do not untie the animal because it could go into the road.
Take photos and pin the exact location on google maps and call the police to report the incident.
If you see anyone harming or hitting an animal, please call the police to report it.
If you find a stray cat or dog and you fall in love with them, please adopt them! Take them to the local vet who helps with strays and they will fix the rest for you. It is a very easy process, just a question of microchip and passport and then they are good to go.