The crisis is affecting the nation's pets with more than three million cats and dogs abandoned in the country, animal protection organisations say.
The decision follows a public consultation that found overwhelming support for banning third-party sales of puppies and kittens to protect the animals from exploitation.
The white poodle-cross had crawled into a brick-built hollow behind a garden barbeque area as the inferno raged around him in the town east of Athens last week.
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