“We Are Better with Pets” 1st adoption weekend at Costa Navarino

By Journey to Greece on June 1, 2017

Costa Navarino has launched a new initiative designed to help and support stray dogs from the local area. On 19-21 May 2017, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino hosted the #WeAreBetterwithPets 1st Adoption Weekend in collaboration with PURINA®, with the overall aim of finding numerous stray dogs – currently sheltered by Navarino Pet Community and ranging from 8 months to 4 years old – a loving permanent home. Six stray dogs were adopted during the weekend and left for their new homes in Greece, UK and France.

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The weekend included activities designed to raise awareness on the benefits of pet adoption and the importance of good pet care, complimented by beginners and advanced training sessions by renowned dog trainer Thodoris Triantis, and grooming services by Aussie Pet Mobile GR, with the participation of the guests, who also brought their own dogs along.

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About Navarino Pet Community

Navarino Pet Community is an innovative animal shelter, established two years ago by Costa Navarino, that operates due to the voluntary services of staff members, offering food, medical care and love to the stray pooches in the greater vicinity.  Housed in a specially designed space boasting five kennels and a garden, the shelter can accommodate up to 10 adult dogs and five puppies at any given time. As soon as one is adopted, another takes its place, rescued from what would most likely have been an unfortunate fate. In 2016 alone, 1,500 hours were volunteered at the shelter; this included providing the dogs with both veterinary care and basic training, and carrying out activities to promote adoptions. Find out more about how you can contribute, either by donating time or money, or by simply giving some love to these neglected darlings. www.facebook.com/navarinopetcommunity/

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About PURINA®

For over 85 years, PURINA® is dedicated to create nutritious, high quality pet foods to help cats and dogs live healthier, happier, longer lives. In PURINA® expert nutritionists, food scientists, veterinary professionals and animal behaviorists are all passionately dedicated to helping pets live long, happy and healthy lives, putting a huge amount of research into producing nutritionally complete and balanced, palatable pet food that helps support and maintain the pet’s health and wellbeing.

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