August 2005. SAPT Hellas has just been founded and is desperately looking for volunteers, people and dogs. Bijoux is at a veterinary clinic as the only one of the 8 siblings who survived after consuming rat poison. Thanassis, the vet assistant, gladly accepts to start training classes and still says that these classes and our visits changed the way he communicates with dogs. Thus, Thanassis and Bijoux start joining SAPT’s visits to schools and foundations that until that point, were only done with the help of Koukla and Liselle. Just two dogs, can you imagine that? Bijoux, a true “lady”, always balanced with the other dogs and always proud to be accompanying one of the few men of the team.
Bijoux retired from service in 2015 and Thalassis along her. She passed away in August 2018. In her many years as a member of out team Bijoux helped so many children and adults with disabilities and taught us all what it means to be a true companion and partner