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Adopt a dog or a cat from Crete.

Thank you for caring!
25 € / a year


Kreetan kodittomat eläimet ry was abolished 2.4. 2017. It means that association no longer exists. All the money that is left will be donated to Animal welfare people/ associations that we have been collaborated with. Donations made to specific purpose/association, will be given to them as soon as possible.

Facebook page will be closed after one week. You can contact us by e-mail

Thank you for all our supporters and to our partners. The decision was very hard.

We wish, that the people still continue helping homeless animals even if we can´t receive donations anymore. You can make donations direct to the shelters in Crete. Thank you for caring.



• Adopt Cretan Paws / Camelia Maxinciuc  (facebook)
• Ambers Hope / Tracee Walton  (facebook)
• Hectors House / Sue Hawkins  (facebook)
• Noah`s little Ark / Silke Wrobel  (facebook)
• Paws Paleohora  (facebook)
• Takis Shelter non profit organisation  (facebook)
• Walk with Donkeys sanctuary, Crete  (facebook)
Camelia Maxininciuc
• Dora Milonaki
• Natalie Cohen


You are very welcome to join our new association !

Follow and like us on Facebook.

You can still support our work by becoming a member of Hard Luck Paws.

The membership fee is 20 € / year and will be used to help the animals in need.
As a member you will get newsletters / e- mails every now and then :D
How to become a member: pay 20 € to the associations bank account :
Hard Luck Paws Ry
IBAN FI65 3131 1001 7017 74
Message : Membership 2017
Send us an e - mail of your payment with your contact information to

Welcome to join us and thank you for your support !


You are still warmly welcome to our old website and here you can still read information about homeless animals. Unfortynately the support of our association is no longer available. We hope that you will take this into account when using the web-browsed through it. Thank you.




Dogs from Souda´s Shelter.

• We spread information to Finns and Cretan about Crete´s homeless animals.

• We help Cretan animal protection organizations by supporting them
  financially and delivering donated goods and medicine. The local animal
  rescue shelters need regularly our help in providing the daily nutrition to
  dogs as well as gathering all kinds of equipment.

• We cooperate with travel agencies. We aim constantly to bring out issues of
  stray animals through media and appointments with local authorities.

• We aim to improve better treatment of the island´s stray animals.
  We spread information about the importance of sterilization and support it.
  Sterilization is a practical, human and ethical way of controlling the amount
  of stray animals.

• We have many important collaboration. Our newest target to help is
  Takis’s shelter Takis Shelter. In addition, we also help smaller shelters if needed.

» How to help

Registered association in Finland: Kreetan Kodittomat Eläimet ry
(register number 208.763)




Her name is Spithas. She lives in Takis Shelter.• Support our work for the homeless animals by joining our association
  or by making a donation.

• Spread the word about our mission to your friends!

• You can adopt your own Cretan dog or cat from the local shelter.

• You can also donate e.g. dog food or your beach towel to a local shelter
  (your travel agency possibly has a donation basket). Even a small donation
  makes a big difference!

• Please don’t walk by if you see a suffering or abused animal.
  Contact the local animal shelters. You can also contact us via facebook.

• Join us to make Crete even better place for visiting, where both people
  and animals enjoy a good life!


Our brochure!





There are many dogs at shelters still waiting for their own homes. Sylvi is a lucky one. She got a lovely and caring home in Finland.There are a lot of abandoned puppies at the shelters which we hope will find homes. These approximately month-old little guys, Jonah and Ben, were found at a garbage dump. They were lucky and got a place at Takis shelter.

With your donations, we can make sure that animals get off the streets and get the daily diet and medical care they need. 



He couldn´t really walk and he was suffering from hunger after being a long time without food. Elpida´s forelimb was also broken. In a Takis shelter he started to strengthen. Now you can see the joy in Elpida´s eyes and he is full of energy.


There are many dogs at  shelters still waiting for their own homes.
Sylvi is a lucky one. She got a lovely and caring home in Finland. 

» Read more about adoption