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Lia – a rehoming story

Lia’s rehoming story

We rescued our beautiful Pointer Bella from another charity about three years ago and at the time we already had a 12 year old working cocker spaniel. They spent over a year together, but our beautiful boy sadly passed away and Bella really missed the company. It took us a while to bring ourselves to have another dog, but as we loved the Pointer breed so much, we decided to rescue another and came across Pointers in Need. It was so difficult to choose as each poor dog had its own awful story of neglect and suffering, however, when we saw the photo of Lia; her face looked so sad and pitiful, we immediately knew we had to try and adopt her.

Lia was living with a foster family in Greece and at the time, was around 3 years old. She had spent most of her life in a cage and used for breeding. She had also fractured her front right leg at some point in her life which had been left untreated which resulted in her having a
permanent limp. She was found by her fosterer in the town of Loutraki, wandering from one end of the town to another, looking for food and really underweight. We were so touched by her story that we immediately sent an adoption enquiry to PIN and in no time were given the good news to say that a home check would be made.

From the very beginning, Pointers in Need were amazing and made the whole adoption process so easy. Lia’s fosterer was very helpful too sending photos and updates of her as we had to wait a few weeks before she was able to travel.

From the very first day she arrived, Lia settled in quickly, finding her place on the sofa! She fit in so well with us and Bella, and she is such a happy and loving dog. She loves her walks, enjoys running in big open spaces and in the woods. She has built up a lot of strength and muscle in her chest, so you can hardly notice her limp anymore and this definitely doesn’t hold her back! She enjoys playing with her sister and like most rescue dogs, loves her food!

Looking back at Lia’s photos, she is now like a different dog. She is so happy, a real softie and loves nothing more than cuddling with us on the sofa. She is fabulous and we are so pleased that we adopted her, to give her the love and great life that she so deserves.

Published in
25 June 2020
Last Updated
20 March 2023