S.M.A.R.T. Businesses

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Esplanade Open Kitchen Bar
Varkiza

Our smart business award for this month goes to Esplanade an open kitchen bar in Varkiza with food, cocktails and coffees! 😻🏆🥇

They open at 7am in the morning and close at 2:00-3:00pm. All the staff members are very friendly and kind and they were happy to receive our S.M.A.R.T. business award certificate, our handmade masks, mugs, goodies and Brit pouches for the strays they are feeding.

Everyone who works here is great with the local strays. They have put two bowls with food and water outside for the strays to drink and eat. In the past the owners of this restaurant called us and that’s how we came to rescue Sissy and Luna many months back.

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Taxi drivers
Varkiza

We are honored to present our 6th Varkiza SMART business award for the month of June 2021 to the taxi drivers from the main square in Varkiza for leading by example for helping and caring for our resident stray dogs and cats 😻🏆🥇

The taxi drivers are very friendly towards the local stray dogs and cats that live in the area they have their taxi station. Most of the taxi drivers are pet owners themselves and we so much appreciate their compassion and love for animals. They were very happy to receive our S.M.A.R.T. business award certificate, our handmade masks, mugs, goodies and Brit pouches for the strays they are feeding. The three men in the photo are proud pet parents of one cat, one dog and two dogs. 

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Mini Market

Varkiza

We are honored to present our 5th Varkiza SMART business award for the month of May 2021 to Mini Market in Varkiza for leading by example in helping and caring for our local stray cats 😻🏆🥇

The owners of the Mini Market previously operated a kiosk in the Varkiza main square for more than 40 years, but due to their moving they rented the space and turned it into a Mini Market. They are a very animal friendly business and they agreed for us to install our SMART Yard next to their mini market for the local stray cats to have a safe place to eat and sleep. They were taking care of stray cat Sally and her babies Popcorn, Skittles, Pringles and Marshmallow who were eventually accepted to our rescue shelter (mom and all kittens were adopted abroad). They are feeding stray cats on a daily basis and became a great example for community involvement. The owners of Mini Market were presented with a SMART gift bag, a large bag of BRIT cat food to feed the strays and our SMART award certificate which is displayed at their storefront. We love this local business for their kindness and compassion with animals and we are grateful for their support of our work and being a guardian angels for the local strays.

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Savalas Café

Varkiza

We are honored to present our 4th Varkiza SMART business award for the month of April 2021 to Savalas Café for their dedication to helping and caring for our local stray cats 😻🏆🥇

Savalas Café has been operating in Varkiza for more than 40 years, it is an iconic location for the locals and tourists! The business is owned by Ioannis and they have an amazing team of 8 employees which are always helpful and animal loving. They take care of 4 local stray cats that live behind the café on daily basis and all 4 kitties are sterilized. Ioannis agreed for us to install our SMART yard on their premises for the stray cats to have a safe place to eat and sleep. Ioannis also cares for another stray cat at his residence yard and arranged for the sterilization.  Ioannis also has an animal loving daughter who is happy for the kitties to be around her home and her daddy’s business!

We presented Savalas with a SMART gift bag and our SMART award certificate which is displayed at their storefront. We are grateful to Savalas Café for their support of our work as well as for their loving care of local strays. They are certainly an example to follow! 

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We Love Pets

Petshop & grooming Varkiza

We are honored to present our 3rd Varkiza SMART business award for the month of March 2021 which goes to We Love Pets for their dedication to helping and caring for our local stray cats 😻🏆🥇

Mike, the owner, opened his WeLovePets store in October 2016. The shop sells dry and wet pet food, accessories, toys, beds, clothes, litter ..... everything you can think off! Mike also offers grooming services by appointment. You will always meet three cats living in Mike´s store! Being an avid animal lover and owner of two dogs, Ruby and Abbath, Mike is actively involved in the local animal welfare community. He is feeding local strays and also helps with their sterilizations. WeLovePets is one of our Let´s be S.M.A.R.T. collaborators and suppliers for our shelter and foster home. We are also very grateful for Mike´s continuous support as a donor and sponsor of our events. Mike received a SMART gift bag and our SMART award certificate which is now displayed at his storefront. We wish Mike to keep up the great work he does for the strays of Varkiza!!​

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Dimitris Spanakis Pharmacy

Varkiza

We are honored to present our 2nd Varkiza SMART business award for the month of February 2021 which goes to Dimitris Spanakis Pharmacy for their dedication to helping and caring for our local stray cats 😻🏆🥇

The pharmacy has been operating in Varkiza since 2014 and the owner, Dimitris Spanakis, believes that the way a person treats animals shows a lot about his personality and character. Dimitris is feeding local strays and he helps also with their sterilizations. He is a proud owner of a dog named Ira. Dimitris received a special gift bag from us and also Brit cat food for the strays he is feeding, graciously donated by our collaborating pet food supplier KTENAS Group (distributor of Brit and Nutrican pet food in Greece). Dimitris is proud to display our SMART award certificate and we wish him to keep up the great work he does for strays of Varkiza!!​

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Stavros Kategiannis Photography

Varkiza

We are honored to present our 1st Varkiza SMART business award for January 2021 to Stavros Kategiannis Photography for their dedication to helping and caring for our local stray cats 😻🏆🥇

Their store graciously has a couple kitty residents welcomed as well as Stavros, the Owner and his wife, taking care of several other cats around their store. They help feed and sterilize these kitties. Let's Be SMART encourages people to support our animal friendly businesses and are happy to present our SMART award for them to display! Their kitties received a special gift bag from us as well. Keep up the great work!!

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