Welcome to the Argos Sanctuary

We provide a lifeline from the streets to the safety of our shelter. Help us to protect them, care for them and reach our goal of finding each animal a loving new home.

We can not do this alone so help us give them the chance they deserve by donating to the Argos Sanctuary.

You can donate now using PayPal button or directly into our bank (see details on the 'HELP US' page). We can not survive without your support, every little bit makes a huge difference so help us to help them now. Thank you.

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cat or dog?
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our animals?
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can help us.
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Vet Shaun Opperman praises our shelter.

From the 3rd to 5th October this year we were honored to be the chosen as host organisation for
The Dogs Trust Annual International Companion Animal Welfare Conference.

As host organisation our role was to promote the conference throughout Cyprus, set up venues for the seminar and demonstrations held in Ormidhia village and of course to welcome delegates from all over the world for a tour of our Argos dog and cat shelter.

Workshops provided by Dogs Trust  featured dog training demonstrations and were a huge benefit to local organisations .Our own dogs were used throughout the demonstrations.  Thirty participants at a two day workshop in Ormidhia enjoyed learning from the experienced speaker Steve Goward on subjects ranging from behavioral issues to puppy training. Eight of our dogs also took part in the main conference  held at The Hilton Hotel in Nicosia  demonstrating training techniques including  the Tellington touch (Ttouch ) technique - a gentle touch technique approach to training and calming animals

Three coaches of delegates from over forty countries visited our shelter and were shown around the entire site. We were able to share experiences with each other and learn of the problems faced in countries as far afield as Cape Verde and Nepal . Sadly, some of the participants did not want their identities disclosed in case they were recognized in their own towns where they are active in animal rescue proving that the world over working in animal rescue can be an uphill battle where often support is lacking. Amongst our visitors however we were delighted to meet Shaun Opperman head vet of the world famous Battersea Dogs Home and a face many of you will recognise from the wonderful ITV show Paul O’Grady for the Love of Dogs. We feel extremely proud to receive these words from Shaun concerning his visit

"I really enjoyed my visit to the
Argos Animal Sanctuary.
It was clean, well-run and not overcrowded.
The staff clearly put sound principles at the heart of their decision making.
Thank you for having me”.

Travelling with Pets as Hold Luggage.

Please click on the Hermes logo to open the new procedures for travelling with pets.


From frightened to fearless meet Super dog Lucy.

A few years ago a very frightened and very underweight young  cross breed dog was literally thrown over the Argos fence and abandonedThis young dog, who we named Lucy was very lucky to quickly find a wonderful home in Germany Over two years later and her story is one to warm your heart . In the words of new owner Anja,  Lucy tells us her story.


Please click on this link to take you to our News from Germany page.

Neighbourhood police contact details Island wide.

Click on this link for helpful telephone numbers in your area.

Pan-Orthodox concern for animals.

For many years now our friend and colleague in animal welfare, Dr. Christine Nellis, has been studying for her PhD in Eastern Orthodox Theology which relates to animal suffering and human soteriology and has been instrumental in the setup of the first site to promote love and humane care and understanding animals and their special role in society, as mentioned in the Bible.

Dr. Christine Nellist's influence within the Orthodox Church circle and her close cooperation with CVA, marked the onset of CVA's talks with the Cyprus Church which marked the first seminar on animal welfare with Bishop Isaiah of Tamasou and Oreinis in Nicosia.
The site is still under construction but you can read of some posts and those who are involved.

Click on the link to take you to the Pan-Orthodox concern for animals website.

Argos Cat hotel.

Our new CAT HOTEL has sixteen single runs which can be opened up into eight larger runs to give your cats more space . Clean , safe and with raised areas to help your cat feel relaxed they provide the ideal environment for your pet whilst you are away The cat hotel is set within a peaceful area of our cattery away from barking dogs . It is fully equipped with fans for hotter days and is constructed of a special material to keep them snug in the colder months so that your cat is always comfortable . And of course our experienced staff are on hand to give plenty of strokes !

To find out more or make a booking call Stella on 99326045.

Under the Skin - donkeys at risk.

Click on the link below to read about Donkeys at risk ( you will be redirected to an outside website )

Donkeys at risk.

Stella's Latest News and Views.

Abandonment is a Death Sentence.

Many people in Cyprus believe that by abandoning their dog, they give them the opportunity to find another home and that, "surely somebody will pick him up." who will ever see those dogs abandoned in the hills, or the case of Billy abandoned in the tourist area of Protaras, kicked, beaten starving and nobody showed any compassion to help save this little poodle......

CVA Announcement On Dog Pounds.

Click here to read more on Stella's latest news and 

Argos Sanctuary Latest Video.

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  News from Germany, Click the link to follow sandy's latest news.

How your donations help Argos Sanctuary.

Please take a moment and look at how your wonderful donations have helped Argos Sanctuary.

Make your voice heard.

We get many emails from tourists regarding cases of neglect or animal abuse that they have witnessed whilst holidaying in Cyprus. You have the right to make your voice heard, so if you wish to make your complaint known please address your concerns to the Cypriot Goverment at the following email address and help us make this beautiful Island a better place for animals to live.


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Where there's a will.....

Reduce Taxes and make a Gift.

A gift in your Will, however small or large, can help to ensure that we continue to be here as a lifeline from the streets for animals in need and that your love for animals lives on.

These days, the process of making or amending a Will is straightforward.
To remember The Argos Sanctuary In your    Will.

  Download the attached form.
  Your legacy could save lives.

Join us -

If you're not already a supporter of Argos, please join us  By making a monthly or annual donation and you’ll be part of the many supporters helping Argos protect the  hundreds of destitute dogs and cats, promoting the interests of animals through our lobby group, our animal welfare education programmes  and spaying/neutering programmes.  Animals in need depend on us to speak up and protect them - join Argos today and help us make a difference to their lives.

Memorial and honor gifts -

Make a gift in honor or memory of a special person or animal in your life.

No matter how long a special person or animal is part of your life, it never seems long enough. A meaningful way to honor their memory  can be to support Argos by sponsoring a dog or cat. Sponsor an animal in tribute to their memory and support the shelter animals and our mission to end cruelty.

Sponsorship program.

Looking to give a gift with meaning?
Argos "Sponsor an animal" gift is individual, convenient and above all life-saving.
Do something different; do something special!

Follow this link for details

Vehicle donation -

Donate your used car, truck, or boat to Argos.  We accept donations of any vehicle, from any location, and use the proceeds of it sale to support the shelter animals.