If I only had a home!

Santa Claus, rescued from the streets at Christmas.  He's a little chap, 9kg, with neurological problems with his back legs which he is fine with but is looking for a home without too many stairs.

Santa Claus, rescued from the streets at Christmas. He’s a little chap, 9kg, with neurological problems with his back legs which he is fine with but is looking for a home without too many stairs.

As spring starts to flutter its delicate wings, hope starts to fill the air and with it a desire to sing a little song.  The one that springs to mind today is the scarecrow song from the Wizard of Oz – but perhaps with one small adaption for all our dogs wiling away their lives in the shelter:

I could wile away the hours
Conferrin’ with the flowers
Consultin’ with the rain
And my head I’d be scratchin’
While my thoughts were busy hatchin’
If I only had a HOME!

Lotus.  A friendly 4 year old, 50cm dog, who absolutely hates the mud in the shelter and spends his time on the kennel roof to avoid the mud.

Lotus. A friendly 4 year old, 50cm dog, who absolutely hates the mud in the shelter and spends his time on the kennel roof to avoid the mud.

We have hundreds of dogs wiling away the hours, with little to do in small, dirty muddy and over-crowded kennels.  They do not have flowers to confer with but they do the rain, with little protection from it.  They are busy scratching their heads with the flees that are rife in the shelter, along with disease and malnutrition.  They are busy hatching thoughts of escape and of their own forever home.

Pirate is a relaxed 4 year old dog of moderate temperament. He is friendly to humans, you can crawl and searches for the contact. Pirate has no problems with other dogs.

Pirate is a relaxed 4 year old dog of moderate temperament. He is friendly to humans, you can crawl and searches for the contact. Pirate has no problems with other dogs.

We work very hard to try to help these dogs, by providing them human interaction and improving kennel conditions as much as we can.  We have started funding kennel upgrades that provide cement floors, rather than mud, and with roofs and better kennels.  We fund de-worming and other treatment for dogs that we can.

Austin - around 2 years old & with a deformed paw.  30cm big & 5- 7kg

Austin – around 2 years old & with a deformed paw. 30cm big & 5- 7kg

But there are so many dogs and we have so few resources.  The very best thing for all of these dogs is to find their very own forever home.  There are so many lovely, friendly dogs, that have so much love to give.  These dogs deserve more than the cold, miserable and sad existence they have in the shelter, never knowing if they will get enough food or whether they will survive another year.

Zofie - 2 years old & 45cm high, 15kg.  Missing her front paw

Zofie – 2 years old & 45cm high, 15kg. Missing her front paw

Please join us and support us is finding homes for these dogs.  Please share their photos.  Please ask friends and family if they would consider opening their homes and their hearts to one of our Romanian dogs and give them a future.  If you hear of someone thinking of getting a dog please tell them about Hope for Romanian Strays and the dogs here in Romania, so desperate and in need of a home.  Let’s give some of these dogs a little bit more hope this spring!

6 year old Nelly, very shy and always overlooked by potential adopters.

6 year old Nelly, very shy and always overlooked by potential adopters.

Dumbo, shy boy born into the shelter two years ago, in desperate need of a home

Dumbo, shy boy born into the shelter two years ago, in desperate need of a home

Grandpa Frederik, nearly 10 years old friendly chap

Grandpa Frederik, nearly 10 years old friendly chap

Malik - a gentle bear.  60cm, 30kg, 4 years old and with a very friendly nature

Malik – a gentle bear. 60cm, 30kg, 4 years old and with a very friendly nature

Austin - around 2 years old & with a deformed paw.  30cm big & 5-7kg

Austin – around 2 years old & with a deformed paw. 30cm big & 5-7kg

Zofie - 2 years old & 45cm high, 15kg.  Missing her front paw

Zofie – 2 years old & 45cm high, 15kg. Missing her front paw

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  2 comments for “If I only had a home!

  1. Miriam
    April 15, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I would like to adopt a dog and I am looking for a dog nobody else wants maybe a dog severely injured who i personally would pick up and take it home to be part of the family l will pay for the neseserry papers to bring him abroad to my home to look after maybe you can’t understand why i am looking for a dog like that but I have seen pictures of their sad face as they see all the others go and nobody wants them

    • hopeforstrays
      April 18, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment and your amazing offer. There are a number of dogs on this new page looking for urgent homes: http://www.hopeforstrays.com/dogs-needing-homes/
      Unfortunately we are having a blip with the website template so it is not showing on the home page but hopefully this link should work. If you drop Aniela an email at hopeforstrays@yahoo.com she can also provide you with more information.

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