Pet owners will know the feeling all too well.
You’re busily packing for a much-anticipated getaway. Except that there’s a pair of big sad eyes right by your suitcase asking where you’re going. Somehow it just doesn’t seem right to leave a beloved family member behind while you enjoy all the benefits of a well-earned rest.
For the weekend of May 19-21, Costa Navarino is inviting you and your best 4-legged friend to join them as they host a special #WeAreBetterwithPets event, in conjunction with Purina.
The ravishing resort, which has always been a friend to pets, will unleash an exciting itinerary of pet-targeted activities such as grooming and training workshops, and general bonding, as you romp together around the stunning beaches and outdoor spaces of Messinia. You’ll also have the chance to add to your family by adopting a new pet.
The initiative is part of the activities of the Navarino Pet Community, a shelter for stray animals currently operating at Costa Navarino, with the participation of volunteers, employees and professionals, who aim to find a permanent home for the area’s stray animals.
Over 30 dogs have been adopted so far by partners and guests of Costa Navarino, and are now enjoying better lives in Greece and abroad, namely Sweden, Switzerland, Italy and the UK.
The program of the #WeAreBetterwithPets weekend includes training by a professional Greek dog trainer, pet grooming by the Aussie Pet Mobile GR and six months of complimentary food supply from PURINA®, for all adopted dogs.
And if you’ve not yet taken the plunge, or you fancy finding another four-legged family member, you’ll also have the chance to discover among the Navarino Pet Community a new irresistible hairy friend to claim your affections.
Here’s the line-up:
Friday May 19
Arrival at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino
Welcome gift #WeAreBetterWithPets from PURINA®
Saturday May 20
10:00-12:00 Basic obedience: tips and “beginners” secrets from Theodore Trianti (of the Greek Dog Training Center).
Discover the puppies of the Navarino Pet Community at 10:00am in BarkYard Park.
15:00-17:00 Training, techniques and “Advanced” tips to make life with your dog even better – from Theodore Trianti (of the Greek Dog Training Center).
17:30 The time of adoption
Sunday May 21
10:00-12:00 Grooming and beauty tips for your hairy friends, from the group of the mobile unit Aussie Pet Mobile GR
12:00-14:00 The time of adoption
Departure from The Westin Resort Costa Navarino
Guests who adopt a puppy from Navarino Pet Community over the weekend will receive free PURINA® food for 6 months, while the Aussie Pet Mobile GR will groom and trim your new arrival to keep his clean and well-kept.
For information on Costa Navarino and bookings visit HERE
POST & WIN with Athens Insider!
Post your favourite photos or videos of your pet at play on holiday to our Athens Insider facebook page by May 17 and be in the running to win a free exclusive portrait session with an Insider-recommended pet photographer.
Insider Weekly, May 10, 2017.