Pitch in and walk a dog
At any one time there
are 300+ dogs and over 40 cats at the ARK Animal Rescue and
Adoption Centre, all looking for new homes. That's a lot of mouths to
feed & care for and a lot of man-hours to get it all done. In
winter a number of island residents volunteer to help
regularly with cleaning kennels, 'poo patrol' and socialising the
dogs but it's harder in summer when most people are working 7 days a
Many people miss their pets when they come on
holiday so why not pop in and walk a dog or play with some pups? It's
fun for you and essential to give the dogs exercise and get them used
to human company.
In Summer the Centre is open to visitors every day between 11am & 7pm.
you decide to go please phone
ahead so somebody can be prepared to show you around.
Call Dionisis on +30 6979 131136 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate some essential supplies
Posting from the UK
- pots, pans
- blankets, carpets, old clothes
- plastic toys
- construction material (cement, fences, etc). Please contact ARK in advance for information about exactly what they need
- medical supplies and medicines
- animal food
The address to send things is Marina's shop in Argostoli:
"Voskopula - since 1910'
Tel: +30 26710 25434
If you're visiting the ARK shelter you can drop things off there when you go.
you're going into
Argostoli itself, you can leave donations with ARK representative Marina who has a shop on Lithostroto.
Lithostroto is the main paved street where all the coffee shops
are and she has a tiny traditional Greek sweet shop opposite the court
building and next to a stationers. At the 'traffic lights' end,
where the one way road system leaves Argostoli, there's usually a
little metal table & chairs outside - and a dog or two sleeping nearby.
Make a donation
Via Paypal on the ARK site: www.animalrescuekefalonia.com
or directly into the ARK/Doris bank account:
Branch : 1382 Argostoli
Name: Organisation Animal Friends, Municipality Kefalonia Doris
Bank account number : 6382-110096-781 EUR
ΙΒΑΝ : GR59 0171 3820 0063 8211 0096 781
BIC : PIRBGRAA
Adopt a dog
this is the most drastic form of assistance and I mention it only
because it's an option. We all know there are plenty of dogs in the UK
who need homes but if you fall in love with a particular dog here, it
is possible. Thanks to the change in quarantine laws from January 2012
the whole process is also much quicker and cheaper than before because
long-term boarding is no longer required. For further information
look at the quarantine page.