It was almost a year ago (February 2012) when we published that sweet boy Spas is our dog #1000 to be re-homed.
We are re-posting the information below, but first, we would like to share with you a wonderful letter we received this week from Miranda, Spas’ new owner in Holland:
Dear Animal Rescue Sofia,
Browsing through the internet today, I found your story about Spas.What a wonderful surprise to read the story about the first two years of Spas’ life.
Since March this year, Spas is living with us in Holland and he is a true friend to each member of our family as well as to our other dog ‘Astrix’, a German shepherd, whom we adopted from Spain. Spas and I love to go for long country walks; he is wonderful company! He still is very playful and really likes to race around in the fields, together with Astrix. Spas is a real asset to our family!
I would like to thank you and your team for taking such good care of him, the first two years of is life. I’m convinced that your attention and care made him to the wonderful dog he is today!
Please find enclosed some pictures of Spas and his best friend, Astrix! I wish you and your team good luck in keeping up the good work you are doing!
Thank you so much for writing to us, Myranda! And thank you for giving Spas this wonderful life!
Here is the story of Spas as we had published it 10 months ago. This is what his owners found on the internet and how they contacted us about him:
Spas as a tiny baby just out of quarantine – impossibly qute!
Congratulations to us! We now have rehomed over 1000 dogs from the Bogrov shelter.
It has been nearly 2 years since we started working here. We have helped really thousands of dogs throughout this time. Over 2300 dogs were neutered at our Spay/Neuter center. More than 600 dogs have received emergency treatment at our clinic. And now we can happily boast with a very special number – ONE THOUSAND DOGS REHOMED.
Spas as a puppy – trying to look cool for the photos. No chance -pink scarf 🙂
The dog you see on these photos is Spas. A dearly loved boy that we have had in the shelter since the very beginning. He is a nearly 2 years old male dog that came to us as a tiny abandoned puppy, remained for a long time and then was rehomed in Holland. The story of Spas is the most typical story of a dog in our care. Most of the dogs we keep have had or will have the same life story.
Spas as a wonderful young lad – can’t get any sweeter
Spas was only a tiny little baby when he was dumped on the street by the owners of his mother. Tiny and sweet, he was noticed and brought to our shelter. It was so long ago that we actually had space and admitted him.
This must have been one of the sweetest puppies we ever had. Perhaps if it was today and more people had known about the shelter back then – Spas would have never remained with us for so long. But the matter or fact is that we had ZERO adopted dogs from the shelter in the first months of our work there.
Time passed and Spas grew. As you can see on the photos he is one rarely handsome dog… He also became a very friendly and smart dog, easy to train and eager to please. As the weeks rolled by and the months piled up Spas grew more and more aware that there is a chance he will spend his best years locked away and alone.
And that was very true. Until last week. Thanks to our friends and colleagues in Holland Spas finally left the cage and set on a new life’s journey. He was chosen to be rehomed in Holland for his wonderful temperament and attitude – friendly and easy-going.
Spas as the big handsome boy he is today – how gorgeous!
This is a moment to thank all our colleagues from abroad who have done so much to help us find homes for our dearly loved, but sadly unwanted doggies. We hope to be saving many more lives in the future together!
Our kindest regards and congratulations to the 200 families here in Bulgaria that chose to adopt a dog from us in the two years time. You are wonderful people and we are proud to know you! We can only wish that there will be more great people like you to open up their hearts for the animals in need.