Is there room in your heart and your home for Alan?

Is there room in your heart and your home for Alan?

Alan is a German Shorthaired Pointer (also known as a Kurzhaar) currently in the care of the wonderful Filozoikos Shelter in Athens, Greece. Kiki, Martha and the shelter volunteers are keen to find this delightful six-year-old dog a new home. They say he’s friendly towards people and other animals, very affection, and loves long walks and human companionship.

Kiki takes up Alan’s story:

“Alan was found in April 2013 wandering outside a supermarket in Nea Filadelfeia, sick and alone. He weighted just 22 kilos when we found him and he had obvious signs of leishmaniasis. He was a sorrowful creature who cried and was desperately seeking attention. He immediately started treatment for leishmaniasis and his transformation was amazing!

Now, Alan weights 39 kilos and he is a proud and beautiful animal again. He is very affectionate with people, when walking he is always paying attention to the volunteer. If you stop walking, he places his head on your hip and enjoys cuddles. He is friendly with other dogs, both male and female. If he gets to go on daily walks he doesn’t pull on the leash, but of course, due to his size, he needs a dynamic owner.

Alan was literally resurrected and is now looking for a second chance to live with a person or a family who will love and respect him. Can you give him a chance?”

If you can give Alan a new home or would like to find out how you can help the Filozoikos Shelter, please email Kiki in Greece atΒ kyka@otenet.grΒ or Conrad in the UK atΒ

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  1. fozziemum June 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Oh what a stunning boy Alan is and I am sure he will be snatched up so quickly…he stands so beautifully..bless his cottons πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum xxx

    • Animalcouriers June 10, 2014 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      He has the classic Pointer stance and their lovely character too.

  2. easyweimaraner June 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    I wish he could live with us… But I will share this post on my FB and I hope for a wonderful home for Alan.

  3. 29bertie June 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Such a handsome boy, I hope he finds that special human to give him a forever home very soon!

  4. NuveaSantosCobb June 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    what a gorgeous animal and he sounds so sweet. If I lived in Portugal full-time I’d scoop him right up.

  5. Lavinia Ross June 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    People sometimes leave animals outside of the supermarkets here as well. My heart goes out to this dog. Hope he can find a forever home soon.

    • Animalcouriers June 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Yes, it does seem to be a popular dumping ground for many animals. Here’s hoping.

  6. onespoiledcat June 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Alan is totally handsome and looks healthy now – I’m sure when he was found he was in very bad shape indeed….here’s hoping he does get his FOREVER home…..he sure deserves one!

  7. mollieandalfie June 9, 2014 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Oh if I didn’t have the mad Blonds I would so have Alan, I love him πŸ™‚ I have the auction to get out but I will post if he is still looking for a home πŸ™‚ Just give me a nod. xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • Animalcouriers June 11, 2014 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks M&A – no news yet on a home. Can see the auction is doing really well – you are stars πŸ˜€

  8. purrfectkitties June 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    What a cutie! We hope he finds a wonderful home! xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino

  9. Will and Eko June 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    What a sweet and beautiful GSP, hope he finds a home soon. They are amazing velcro dogs!

  10. Curt Mekemson June 9, 2014 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    I am sure Alan will find a home with your write up. Good work AC and hats off to Filozoikos Shelter. –Curt

    • Animalcouriers June 11, 2014 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks Curt – everyone at Filozoikos is rooting for the fellow.

  11. angelswhisper2011 June 9, 2014 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    What a terrible story. I hope Alan will find a forever home. He deserves it and I’ll send lots of Good Luck Pawkisses πŸ™‚

    • Animalcouriers June 11, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      Pawkisses from you Little Binky are bound to bring good luck for Alan!

  12. Gunta June 9, 2014 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Add my wishes for Alan to find the good home he very much deserves!

  13. Shiva & Jaya June 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    We hoping Alan finding home soon. We has room in hearts, but not in home and on banking account. So we keeping paws crossed and we sure Cat Almighty shall blessing him wiz forever home! XXXX

  14. petspeopleandlife June 9, 2014 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    A really handsome dog and gee was it his lucky day when he was rescued. Who ever adopts him will be lucky as well as I just know he will be the best dog they’ll ever have the privilege of owning.

  15. pawedblog June 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Aww, Alan is a stunner… I hope he’s snapped up double-quick! I’m sure he will be, handsome fella.
    Hugs, Carrie and pups x

  16. Birgit June 10, 2014 at 3:02 am - Reply

    Looks like he’s got personality. Will send him light and love and ample well wishes. Thanks for putting the word out. Btw, I love your blog profile’s featured photo with the horses. Nice :o)

    • Animalcouriers June 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Oh, he has and the shelter feels he would be a great addition to any home.

  17. Birgit June 10, 2014 at 3:04 am - Reply

    Just noticed that your featured photos rotate. Ooops! All nice, truly. :o)

    • Animalcouriers June 10, 2014 at 7:49 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed the horses, as we did! Does confuse sometimes πŸ˜‰

  18. Basil June 10, 2014 at 9:26 am - Reply

    He is so lovely. Typist said if only she could….!

    • Animalcouriers June 10, 2014 at 5:18 pm - Reply

      Yes, indeed, but his perfect home is waiting out there somewhere!

  19. mythreemoggies June 10, 2014 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    We have tweeted. I wish we could have him πŸ™

    • Animalcouriers June 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      If the message gets out there we’re sure Alan will find a lovely family. Thanks guys!

  20. Animalcouriers June 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    That is so kind – Alan will be delighted to know the length his story has travelled!

  21. Mustang.Koji June 11, 2014 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Such a handsome pooch! I’m sure with all your wonderful connections, Alan will be able to find a good home…

  22. dou dou June 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    He’s beautiful. I was thinking about you guys last night. I found a starving dog two months ago – so now I have a dog. πŸ™‚ If I ever make it to Europe again I’m calling on you to transport Hank.

    • Animalcouriers June 13, 2014 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      We’ve been thinking of you a lot and it’s great to hear from you. Hank is a lucky fellow. We’ll be waiting for you both!

  23. Marty the Manx June 12, 2014 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Sigh…..wish he was here in the States! Will put him in my prayers wonderful boy!
    Marty’s Mom

    • Animalcouriers June 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      Thanks Marty’s Mom, your prayers will be much appreciated by Alan πŸ˜€

  24. Clowie June 12, 2014 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    I hope someone gives him a home soon.

    • Animalcouriers June 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks Clowie, with all the sharing, he does stand a chance.

  25. LifeOfBun June 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Aww 22 kilos? :/ He looks so handsome now! I’d be saying “alan alan alan alan alan” 24/7 if he were my fluffball..

    Wish I lived across the pond.

    • Animalcouriers June 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      If dear Alan goes to a home with someone with a sense of humour like yours, we’ll be delighted πŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing!

  26. The Lonely Dogs June 14, 2014 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    You guys are so sweet helping beautiful Alan find a new family, this makes me smile. He really has transformed into a handsome fella, and I am sure he is going to get adopted by a wonderful family really soon.

    • Animalcouriers June 17, 2014 at 10:18 am - Reply

      He’s a great hit with the shelter volunteers who think he’d make an excellent addition to a family.

  27. Misaki June 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Hope he finds a good home soon

  28. Nylabluesmum June 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    “Alan, Alan, Alan”…we seez ya haz da video!! MOL We finkz Alan iz stunnin n hansum n if we cuud we wuud lub to adopt him….butt we iz a bit too far away…ya nose da rite Hu’man will come along for Alan….
    Pawz crossed n purrayin here..
    Lub Nylablue n Mum <3 <3

    • Animalcouriers June 17, 2014 at 9:47 am - Reply

      He he, you know that video too – isn’t it wonderful! He’ll get there.

  29. simbaecreatures June 17, 2014 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Love his coat!! What a beautiful colour and markings he has πŸ™‚

  30. Nylabluesmum June 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    πŸ˜‰ MOL does Alan haz a furend named Steve????
    Oh me iz so funny!
    Lub <3 Nylablue <3
    N Mum too πŸ™‚

  31. crazytraintotinkytown June 18, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Any news on whether this handsome lad has found a home yet?

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