Introducing “Tierschutzhof Gieshübel” – a German Foster and Partner of Sanctuary of Hope since 2016

Since September 2016 we, Jess and Michael, run a foster place for Romanian strays and until today have found for more than 120 dogs a new home.

Now, we have the opportunity to publish our news also on this blog – thanks to our friend Aniela.

The love and passion for animal welfare connects us deeply and since we met – more coincidentally (or fateful?) – the contact has never been broken.

Sometimes we are sad that, since we are responsible for the wellbeing of our own dogs here, we are no longer able to travel to Romania much often. Every day there is so much to do – live animals need care and that is what we do, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Our last journey took place in May2017 – 8 days full of emotional struggle, hard work, tears and laughter, hope and despair. We left Aniela with a load of donations (most of it food), and the promise that we’d come back soon, but still we are waiting for this opportunity.

Maybe we can put a smile on your faces when you read our stories here on this platform. We want to show you that there IS hope – even if the way to a better life for any stray is still a long and hard one. In less than two years we have achieved a lot with just a few passionate people who give their lives to make things better and every life we saved gives us the power to go on.

And we say: We will never give up! Together with our Romanian friends we already achieved more we could ever dream of.

And now we are going to share the great stories of our rescued dogs here with you – I hope I will find some time every week to send news from Germany to you. We are 27 hours by car away but our thoughts are always with you, Aniela!

So – take a look now and then and hopefully enjoy our stories for you…


Blessings from “far far away”,



  1 comment for “Introducing “Tierschutzhof Gieshübel” – a German Foster and Partner of Sanctuary of Hope since 2016

  1. emmie poutsma
    July 2, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you for caring and all the good things for the strays. I have three of them.

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