The reason

12 March 2015 | Blog

Sandy’s family is celebrating 5 years with him! 5 years, since we took Sandy from the municipal dog pound in Seslavtzi and he found love and happiness in Holland!


2009, Sandy in the municipal dog pound in Seslavtzi

Betty, his wonderful mom, sent us this letter, and made us smile and cry at the same time:

The Reason

(to you from all your rescue dogs)

I would’ve died that day if not for you.
I would’ve given up on life if not for your kind eyes.
I would’ve used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands.
I would have left this life believing that all humans don’t care
Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn’t matted
skin that isn’t flea bitten
good food and enough of it
beds to sleep on
someone to love me
to show me I deserve love just because I exist.
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands
Your big heart saved me…

11065714_938421256203065_5641780410787176621_n2015, Sandy at home

You saved me from the terror of the pound,
Soothing away the memories of my old life.
You have taught me what it means to be loved.
I have seen you do the same for other dogs like me.
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair
Why you do it
When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes
You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter
Make just a little more room…to save one more like me.
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes
In the best way I know how
Reminding you why you go on trying.

I am the reason!

The dogs before me are the reason!
As are the ones who come after.
Our lives would’ve been wasted, our love never given.

We would die if not for you!


12 March 2015 | Blog

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  1. Velina

    animals -the better part of humanity ! Благодаря Ви мили хора от цялото си сърце и душа !

  2. Alexa

    God bless you all for caring for those beautiful dogs. Please never give up hope. To Mr Dennis Smith please tell him he is an angel .
    When I have money soon I will send to you. ..Have u thought of putting up a page on the Crowd funding site Go Fund Me please start a page as you will receive many donations place a sad story and photos of the dogs n pups there is a special section for animals for the many many animalovers world wide
    Please do that it i s easy and your shelter will b seen by many thousands of
    animal lovers a r ound the world.
    The website is called Go Fund Me I willlook out for yr page.
    Please set up a page one of yr volunteers will do it for you it’s free to set up.

    God bless all of yr beautiful hearts xx xxxxx

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