Takis is a passionate dog rescuer that started a non-profit organization called The Takis Shelter. The rescue facility is well-known in Greece for its efforts to save poor stray dogs.
One day, Takis received an urgent call about an aggressive black dog that was left behind.
Outside a small abandoned home, bystanders heard loud barks coming from the inside. One concerned citizen called Takis’ shelter and asked if he could swing by and have a look.
Takis immediately responded and drove to the location of the house. The exterior of the building looked run down as if no one lived there for months. The closer he got to the house’s door, the louder the barking got.
When Takis entered the home, he spotted the poor black dog chained to a corner. There wasn’t any food or water in sight, and the dog looked ragged with a terrible skin condition.
As Takis attempted to get closer, the dog got aggressive. He tried speaking softly to the dog while he grabbed one of his gloves and petted her with it. Takis knew he had to gain the dog’s trust first before he tried anything else.
After a while, the dog calmed down. Takis knew it was safe to put a leash on her, then he brought the dog outside and led her into a carrier.
Takis drove with the dog on the passenger seat as they made their way to his shelter. He named the stray dog Themis and introduced her to the other rescued dogs.
Themis was pleased with the shelter. She easily got along with the other dogs and always played with them. As each day passed, Takis got to see tiny improvements.
After a few weeks, the once aggressive dog transformed into a loving and affectionate canine. Takis realized that the next step was to find Themis’ forever home.
Many potential adopters visited the shelter, but one particular woman felt a strong connection with Themis. Takis knew the dog would be in good hands, so he happily prepared the adoption papers for her. When it was time to say goodbye, Takis hugged the dog tightly. Themis came a long way from being an angry dog to a loving pet with a new family.
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