The shelter that is now known as Paradise Tails was founded in 2008, but it only officially got its name in 2015. It was founded and is now managed and financed only by Christine Duts, occasionally receiving donations and getting help from two volunteers, who come to lend a hand from Canada.
Over the years, the shelter turned into a part-sanctuary, when Christine rescued a dog with cellular brain damage, two cats with feline leukemia and a dog that had gone through such severe abuse that adoption was impossible. Thanks to her empathy and hard work, both these dogs and the sick cats ended up staying and have been living a very happy life. On top of that, when old dogs came to the shelter and Christine could not find new owners for them, the shelter has turned into a sanctuary and the animal loving hostess would provide a place to stay for the unwanted ones, for the ones that are easily overlooked when it comes to adoption. Some senior dogs that couldn’t be adopted have been sheltered in Paradise Tails for the rest of their lives, having spent some happy years knowing that they had been loved. Needless to say, Christine focuses a lot on older dogs and cats that have trouble getting adopted, as well as sick animals that live separately from the healthy ones.
Paradise Tails also receives many young animals, adult dogs, and cats, and over the last nine years, hundreds of pets have found their new loving homes. As Christine puts it herself: “…there are many stories of little broken souls who were able to heal their physical and emotional wounds and find love again with a beautiful family, and that is what I aim for. Those happy endings keep me going. Those happy endings are what makes all the work worth it.”
Besides rescuing and fostering, Christine, on behalf of Paradise Tails animal shelter, also speaks to people and educate them about spaying and neutering dogs and cats. She has recently bought some land, where a new building for a bigger sanctuary will be constructed in the nearest future so that more animals could be rescued, taken care of and adopted into a new, loving home.
The shelter needs your help. Look at the bottom of the page, where you will find the products necessary for the shelter. You can buy them online and they will be delivered to the shelter directly. Tell your friends about our project and the possibility to help animals all over the world!