Coffe Shop Lets Stray Dogs Sleep Inside Every Night

Stray animals are often caused by people abandoning their pets due to issues with their finances, space, or just time

In Greece, stray dogs are certainly a problem, with over 1 million of them roaming the streets looking for their next meal or a place to sleep.

Thankfully though, there are some places like Hott Spott which are making a difference to the poor animals.


Located in Lesbos, in the daytime it is a regular cafe that feeds people, but in the nighttime, it lets stray pups sleep inside.

“When the bar closes each night, the dogs come and sleep here. We don’t have a problem. From July, every night there is a dog on the couch,” said a waiter at the cafe, who preferred to remain anonymous.

Lesbos not only has a stray animal problem, but also a refugee crisis. Eustratios Papanis, whose photo above of the pups in the coffeeshop went viral said:

“The locals have increased levels of solidarity towards environmental and humanistic issues. The new generation is more sensitive and well informed.”

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