Last winter a call for help arrived from Romania. Miron, our big boy, had an inquiry from a man who wanted to get Miron as guard dog. For Miron this would have meant a life in shackles.


Aniela called us in despair and luckily we just had found for another big guy, who lived at our foster place, a home recently. So the place for “the big boy” was free again and we didn’t bother to take Miron.

In the beginning, everything was fine but after a few weeks Miron showed aggressive behaviour towards some of our dogs – we had to seperate him from the others which is very sad because we live with our dogs like a big family – all together in our old farm house.

Miron has his own kennel and he is very modest: The only important thing for him seems to be a place, where he can lay around and enjoy the summer sun. Towards people, even strangers, he is absolutely nice, loves to be cuddled and brushed.

So, still we are trying to find a nice place to live for him. Sometimes it takes a while but we are sure that his big day will come! Although we are not happy with the circumstances that he has to live alone in a kennel we know that this is better than living on a chain for the rest of his life. And Micha takes him for long walks every day into the forest which he enjoys muchly. You wouldn’t imagine but big Miron indeed loves to hunt – he is on the leash, don’t worry, but sometimes Micha needs lots of power to get hold of Miron who wants to run after deer.

This week we make another try and publish a small article about him – maybe the right person will show up – fingers crossed for teddy bear Miron! He deserves a real home so much!

TRAVIS – A Fast Way Home

On 22.06.2018, TRAVIS was allowed to travel from Sanctuary of Hope to a foster home of Tierhilfe Lebenswert e.V. in Germany. Now, he has already found his forever home and is enjoying his new life with his family.



Vroni’s story started as a sad one and developed into a real happy end:

In Aniela’s Sanctuary of Hope it could be seen that she had bad problems with one of her front paws which she didn’t use anymore. Medical treatment was urgent, it was obvious that she suffered from pain and luckily one of our private foster places was free and could take her to Germany.

She was brought to a clinic immidiately and the diagnosis is, as already said above: arthrosis.

People who suffer from arthrosis know that medical treatment is necessary to ease the pain and Vroni already feels much better with it. The vet also decided to give her laser treatment twice a week – after two weeks of treatment she already uses her paw again and likes to go for short walks with her foster mom.

In autumn her teeth will be taken care of by the vet. Unfortunately she also suffers from a special form of Dirofilaria (skin worms) – that is, even if it sounds rather ugly, no problem to be treated. There is a medicine called “Advocate” which she has to be given for the duration of nine months. It kills eggs and larvae of the worms – adult worms will die soon of age and then she is “free” again.

Very soon, when she is healthy and strong again, we are going to look for a wonderful new home for her where she gets all that she deserves: love, love, and extra love… (Yes, she gets so much love already in her foster place 😉 and the story shall go on like this!)


SURI – “My Way Home” or “Yes, I am Alive”

Hi there,

I’m Suri, about 6 years old (I don’t know exactly, but well,I’m a girl, so say 5 years :-p ) and I got the important job from my former mommy Aniela to tell you a little bit about me.

A little more than 3 years ago I was sitting in Bucov shelter, in a small, overcrowded kennel, and I wasn’t feeling well at all. I was bullied and even hurt by the other dogs, always tense and under stress. I wouldn’t have made it there much longer!

But one day mommy Aniela kissed me and put me in a big white car. She said everything’s gonna be all right now and my own family is waiting for me! Nevertheless, I was afraid the whole trip – because I didn’t know what would happen. And then at some point in the middle of the night, my box opened and I was carried out of the car and placed in the arms of my new mommy. I made myself small and I didn’t know what was going to happen to me. Mommy looked at me with eyes full of love and said: “Welcome, little Suri, you’ll never have to be afraid again. From now on, I’ll love and protect you – forever.”


Then I had to get into a box again and drive on alone with my mommy for a while. She already told me something about my new life, and I only looked at her out of big, anxious eyes. Mommy later said that this sight hurt her heart.

But you know what? When we arrived in front of our home, suddenly my new sister Kira stood next to the car, she left Bucov 7 months before! – and then I knew for sure: I made it! I am safe! Together we walked a small round over a meadow and looked over the river, that was sooooo beautiful! And then, at home, I really got worked up. Explored everything, jumped up on the sofa and down again, out on the balcony and back in again, asked the cats to play (they did not like that at all 😀 ) and I ran to Kira again and again. Sleeping after a long trip? NO! 🙂 Hhhhmmmm, for some reason, Kira was annoyed by me at the beginning, but today we are best friends, playing catching, digging togehther, “fight” together and just have fun.

I immediately took my mommy to heart, and so did she me. Only with strange people, and above all with strange dogs my past still follows me. The fear of being catched or getting attacked again is too deep. But once I got to know a dog, then everything is usually great and we romp together.

I am so glad that I have been allowed to live here for 3 years now, and whenever I see my mum sadly looking at the pictures of my dog ​​buddies who are still in Romania, my heart becomes heavy. Please give Shelter Dogs a chance and, if you can, support those who fight for us day by day. Without Aniela Ghita I would not be home today. Not happy. No longer alive …

With Love, SURI