My first interaction with Anastasia was a phone call inquiring about adopting "Scott". At the time, I didn't realize he was in Greece, and had no idea what the process was. But after talking to her for over an hour and setting up a time to meet in person I was excited about the prospect of adopting this beautiful dog and making him a part of our family. Upon meeting Anastasia in person, her passion in finding the right home for each and everyone of her dogs was evident and we were humbled by the fact that she entrusted us with "Scott" to become a member of our family. We eagerly awaited her weekly photos/videos of Scot as they prepared him for his trip to Canada. Shopping trips to the pet stores to buy supplies helped bide our time until the big day of his arrival.
The day of his arrival was so emotional and magical at the same time and was the beginning of our new family. Scott became Tucker and has settled into his new life amazingly well. He is incredibly smart, loving and believe it or not a bit of a comedian - he makes us laugh on a daily basis. We are blessed to have Tucker as part of our family and its all thanks to Anastasia and Stray Paws from Greece. We are incredibly fortunate to have found this organization who work so hard to find loving homes for such deserving dogs.
A year ago today I had a conversation that would change my life furever.
Our family had discussed the idea of getting a dog, but my daughter suggested we look to adopt a rescue dog - something we hadn't done before and I had no idea where to start. I happened to be on line scrolling through many pictures of dogs looking for a home, when one particular set of eyes caught my attention.
His big brown eyes completely drew me and I called the phone number listed immediately - and I mean immediately. Anastasia and I spoke for almost an hour about Scott and Stray Paws from Greece. I felt an immediate connection with her and was hopeful Scott would become part of our family. Anastasia was so amazing - she explained the process of adopting a dog from Greece and sent us weekly updates/pictures/videos of Scott until the magical day when he finally arrived here in Canada.
That day will forever be ingrained in my memory as one of the most exciting days when we finally got to meet him and bring him home with us. We can't thank SPFG enough for everything they did to make this happen, and continue to do for other dogs and families.
With much love
Scott & family xoxo