Doris (the founder of 2nd Chance Dogs) always loved dogs, however as a single mum, bringing up a child on your own has its challenges, longing to have a dog in her life again in 2007, Doris added a new member to her family, this was a little dog named Tyson.
Little did Doris know at the time, that Tyson was going to become the starting point in her dog rescue story.
“When working to make ends meet in today’s difficult way of life it is easy to become disconnected to things in life, some times we dont even see things that are in plain sight”. Tyson with his cheerful friendly character and calm temperament had become Doris’s best friend and by this, had awoken Doris to see the plight of abandoned and stray dogs in Cyprus.
Little Tyson became Doris’s shadow and Doris took Tyson everywhere with her. Not long after, Mario (her partner) came into Doris’s life, he too loved dogs. Mario did not have a dog since he was a teenager, becouse at that time he had lost his best friend, a German Shepard named “Spike” to illness, his grief and mourning was so intolarable that he did not want to go through such pain ever again. So he made the mistake of staying away from dogs all these years….
Then he met little Tyson. Well It wasn’t long until little Tyson did his magic and managed to help Mario remember what it was like to have unconditional love from a dog that loves you.
Its because of Tyson that we are working hard to reach the day when all dogs in Cyprus are treated with compassion and respect, allowed to live without pain, suffering and the fear of euthanasia.