Kalamaki Dog Aid

Dog Trouble owner, Jo Cottrell, first visited Kalamaki on the Greek Island of Zakynthos in 2013 where she met an English woman who had lived there for 28 years. She told Jo about how she had helped feed and care for the dogs there for years and as a result Jo got to observe and understand the issues they have with stray dogs. During the summer the stray dogs are in fairly good health because they are fed by the local restaurants and tourists, but during the winter the dogs are totally reliant on caring local people to feed and water them.

The main issue is the number of stray dogs that are not sterilised and are therefore reproducing.  With female dogs giving birth to an average of 6 puppies, sometimes twice a year, it doesn’t take long for the population to increase!   Mothers and litters of puppies are often discarded, being dumped or even drowned due to the costs involved in feeding them.  Adult dogs are often poisoned or shot to reduce their number before tourist season begins. The solution is not just capturing these dogs and flying them to the UK for rehoming, but instead supporting local communities through castrating and spaying stray dogs.

If you find a stray dog whilst on holiday in Kalamaki that needs medical attention, or you wish to adopt, you can contact the local vet or Zante Strays.

Local Sterlisation Programme

Kalamaki Dog Aid was developed by Dog Trouble Foundation to help provide reduced cost sterilisation to support the reduction of the stray dog population.  By sterilising stray dogs the number of puppies being born on the island can be reduced, and by providing flea/tick/worm treatment they can live a healthier life. We truly believe in this programme being the answer to improving the quality of life of Kalamaki stray dogs. 


You can help us with this important programme and save a life TODAY by making a one off donation, or set up a monthly direct debit, to support Kalamaki Dog Aid. Use the Donate link send us your gift. No amount is too small to make a difference. Thank you!

Donate to Kalamaki Dog Aid
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Your donation goes towards improving the life of the stray dog population on the Greek island of Zakynthos.


By providing flea, tick, and worm treatment they can live a healthier life, and by sterilising stray dogs the number of puppies being born on the island can be reduced.


We really appreciate whatever amount you can give - no gift is too small to make a difference. Use our contact form to get in touch if you would like more information on supporting this programme.




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