If you wish to adopt Hercules, please read our adoption policy information and complete our application form which you will find here.
Big teddy bear Hercules needs to leave the Athens shelter. Having spent a lot of time with the dogs in Athens we got to know a lot more about them.
Walking and grooming is the best way to assess and to get to know the dogs.
There are so many lovely dogs at the shelter, but some we are not able to take as they have health issues so we are unable toh. So we have to try and help the dogs that are healthy and have a hopeful future.
We want to promote the largest boy at the shelter Hercules in the hope someone will open their hearts and home to him so he can leave.
Hercules has a very sad story indeed and was saved from death 3 times by Eleni in Greece.
The first time they tried to poison him, he was saved and he stayed at the military base, but because of his size they were afraid of him. Hercules was just surviving, no danger to anyone.
The second time they caught him and kept him in cage and were going to euthanise him, Eleni rescued him again and was told of a man who had a factory and Hercules could go there and be a guard dog. But when thieves came and Hercules did not prevent the thieves from taking anything, they beat him, then the factory owner came the next day and because he didn’t do his job he beat him also. So Eleni came and took him again.
This poor boy has only known hate and unkindness from man, until Eleni. He then went to the shelter as there was no other option. Eleni goes 3 times a week to walk and care for him. Let’s show this boy there are good people there to love him in the UK.
Due to his size he has been alone in a kennel but since our visit he has two new dog friends and no issues with them, he loves dogs.
Hercules is a young boy, approximately 2 years old. He is neutered, we do not know his breeds, but he is large sized.
Hercules walks lovely on the lead with great recall. He is a loyal boy and his main carer at the shelter Eleni and Hercules have a wonderful bond, he adores her and will be so loyal to his family.
If you think you could offer this special boy a home please get in contact.
Child policy - over 12 years
No adults under 30 years.
Adoption criteria and home check will apply.