A Male Mixed Breed (Greece) presently Adopted
Update – May 6: KEEP CALM – because I’m back. Yup, just like that …. POOF …. Beli has returned. Animatch is not a bakery so we’re not going to sugar coat anything -- don’t be upset if it’s not what you want to hear. Adopting a dog – especially a dog with history – is not easy. Love is required in copious amount but even more important is commitment, patience, and determination. I have never tried to convince anyone to adopt me; in fact, the potential adopters are the ones who are continually trying to persuad the people at Animatch that I am the dog of their dreams and that they would “never” give up on me. Do you know that it takes most dogs three months or more to adjust to their new environment? Just go back and think of the changes that I have gone through in the past few years. I spent my first years in Greece in a loving home until my human died. I am taken under the wing of rescuers in Greece and spend time with them. I take the long trip from Greece to Canada and spend a month or two at the Animatch Centre. Because I was not great with other dogs and needed some work on leash manners, *FIC took me under their wing and they have been my stability (in fact, they have been the only “family” that I have known for quite some time). My first adoption was unsuccessful and I am returned; not my fault – just not the type of personality my adopter was looking for. This time I was adopted and returned – again, I didn’t measure up to their expectations. I’m counting on third time lucky! I’m on the lookout for an experienced family, with no other pets, who is ready to commit to me for my lifetime. I deserve nothing less.
*Ecole de Formation des Intervenants canins du Quebec
Update – Feb 23: Yes, you are truly seeing me back up for adoption. Me, Beli, who left about a month ago. Let’s just say it was not my fault. Please before taking the plunge and adopting, understand that time, effort, and patience is needed. I am the same Beli that I was a month ago and the wonderful people at FIC have welcomed me back with open arms. Next time, will be forever.
Let me introduce myself. I am Beli and my brother, Diggy, and I newly immigrated from Greece. Life in Greece was all “hunky-dory “until our Guardian died just over two years ago. We were taken in by a foster family and stayed there until “Compassion sans Borders” helped us find our way to Animatch. One more step is left and that is to find me a furever home. I may be 3.5 years old but I am still young and eager to learn; with your guidance I can become skilled at anything you want to teach me. I am picking up this leash thing except I must understand that when I see another dog, I am not supposed to charge! I might be a little rough around the edges although some people do find diamonds in the rough. Obedience training will do wonders for me since I am so eager to please and it will give us such a great opportunity to bond. I can share my space with another dog as long as they are calm and respectful of me. I tend to protect my toys and food and sharing is not high on my list of priorities. Cats, on the other hand, are merely destined to be chased. How would I best describe myself? I’m a spirited, sensitive, sweet and very responsive dog and in my books that makes me best friend. If you are feeling it too, then please do fill in the Adoption Form.
More Details About Beli
- Status: Adopted
- Breed: Mixed Breed (Greece)
- Size: Medium-Large
- Age: 3.5 years
- Gender: Male
- Grooming: Low
- Energy: Medium-High
- Children: 8 and over
- Cat friendly: No
- Dog friendly: Yes (but selective)
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