Tag: adopt a dog cyprus

20.11.2016

Robert’s Dog Sanctuary is on the sunny island of Cyprus that boasts over 360 days of sunshine in a year. Sounds like paradise, right? Think again… The Island of Love and the weather it commands do not have the same appeal to a furry little friend, as they do to a tourist that has just landed to indulge in sea, salt, sand. Summer temperatures reach in excess of 40 Celsius and summer reigns supreme for over 6 months on end. Winters, though brief, are typically cursed with monsoon-style showers, which are very welcome for us, people and our crops. Yet, an animal that lives in a wiry cage has a different story to tell… We have been based on a largely open field in a village outside Limassol for a while. Because of the lack of utilities and facilities, cleaning pens and cages was a Herculean task. Summers were so scorching that even the staunchest volunteers could only walk dogs in very short periods of time. Winter brought rains so violent that dogs were at risk of drowning. We dreaded the change of season, not knowing what is worse… flood-in-shelter