Cassidy (adopted)

Cassidy (adopted)

Update 28.2.2024:

Her owner tells us:

It was overall a very nice, smooth experience.

After we reserved Minos (former Cassidy), the shelter set us up with a contact person who spoke our language and could help us find a flight buddy. On the day of departure, the shelter dropped Minos off at the airport and handed him over to Minos’ flying buddy. we were waiting for them at the arrival airport.

Minos was a bit stressed upon arrival and had pooped in the kennel. I immediately took him out of here and took him to our car. He was anxious but was easily bribed with sweets.

Minos is a very sweet dog in character, he wants to keep everyone happy and is bursting with energy. it is very large, weighing 30 kilos and 60 cm high.

He is very social and really everyone’s friend. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. He is a happy egg and makes every day beautiful.

His story:

This is Cassidy. A most beautiful, handsome boy! Heads will turn! He was born June 2023.


In Souda, a small town nestled on the beautiful island of Crete, a heartwarming but sad tale unfolds. Once again, the cementary at Souda finds itself as the backdrop for a tale of abandonment. Eight adorable puppies, a mix of Australian Shepherds, were left behind by their irresponsible owner, who has been repeating this heartless act for the last three years.

This year’s litter has a peculiar feature – the Australian Shepherds seem to carry the Merle gene, giving them a unique and attractive coat pattern. However, while this pattern may catch the eye, it brings along some challenges that are not kind to the pups. Sadly, three of the eight puppies have been born handicapped, being both deaf and blind.

Yet, there is hope. These special puppies, though facing adversity, have proven to be resilient and strong-willed. The world may be a silent and dark place for them, but they are not without their abilities. Deaf and blind dogs, with the right care and patience, can be trained to live fulfilling lives.

Their journey to happiness begins with finding a dedicated and compassionate owner. Someone who understands their needs and is willing to put in the effort to train them through touch, love, and perhaps even smells. With the right guidance, these handicapped puppies can flourish and experience a life full of love and joy.

Remarkably, despite their challenges, all eight puppies have developed a playful and friendly nature. The company of their littermates has helped socialize them, allowing their puppy spirits to shine through. They embrace each day with curiosity and enthusiasm, blissfully unaware of the hardships that life has thrown their way.

In the picturesque town of Souda, a new chapter awaits for these brave little souls. A chapter that holds the promise of love, understanding, and the opportunity to thrive despite their obstacles. They just need a chance, a kind hand, and a loving heart to help them on their journey towards a brighter future.

See their first video on youtube:  click here