A Windsor group is celebrating the arrival of four rescued dogs from Beirut, Lebanon.

For the Love of Paws Animal Rescue will take care of the dogs until they find foster homes and then forever homes.

“These dogs deserve a second chance to experience life the way it should be experienced,” says John Dunn, one of the founders of For the Love of Paws.

The dogs endured a 24-hour flight and an 11-hour car ride, but arrived in Windsor safe and sound on Sunday.

They are coming from the organization, Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which started in 2004 and was the first dog and cat shelter in Lebanon. The dogs have experienced neglect and abuse and have already spent almost seven to eight years in the shelter.

A total of eight dogs came from Beirut to Canada. Four dogs came to Windsor and four went to Ottawa.

For the Love of Paws is a foster-based rescue and is currently looking for foster homes to temporarily care for these dogs until an appropriate and permanent home can be found.

Anyone interested in becoming a foster with For the Love of Paws is encouraged to visit their website at www.fortheloveofpawsanimalrescue.com to complete a foster application online. For the Love of Paws provides medical, food, and other supplies for foster homes.

For the Love of Paws is also seeking the support of local businesses and members in the community for financial donations to cover the transportation expense to bring the dogs from Ottawa to Windsor.