I met some of the volunteers from Axarquia Animal Rescue at the PAES conference last October. Like so many people involved in animal rescue in Spain, they do incredible work for long hours and need supp0ort in homing their hounds. Here is one stunning little podenco.
Hi everybody, my name is Flash (AAR 1329) and I was found abandoned, hungry and really skinny last October 15, 2015.
This is not the first time a Podenco has been advertised for free on Gumtree in the UK. It makes me blazing that these people don't understand that, if they can't keep a dog, they need to tell the rehoming/rescue association so they have a chance to sort the problem out. That is, if the dog was taken into the country through an association...looks like this poor boy wasn't and there is no backup for him. Grrrrrrr! Can anyone help?
Click on this link to find the dates and venues for the All About Dogs Shows in the UK - go along with your Spanish hounds and fly the flag for the podencos and galgos. Podenco Friends will have a stand at some of the shows.
Edy - a special and unusual black and white podenco boy who longs to be loved, but is still so shy and nervy and would need a very gentle patient family to build his confidence. Edy was in the kill pound in Valencia and saved by volunteers, he is safe in a kind kennels in Spain but he has got quite stuck and as he only knows rural kennels (for far too long) is very scared of anyone or anything new. But he is the most handsome gentle boy and would become your most wonderful friend. Will you show Edy that he is NOT invisible and that he too can have a loving family of his own, a sofa, soft bed and fabulous walks. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How did it come about? I've been publicising the plight of the podenco since I became involved with their rescue, fostering and rehoming back in 2007, along with galgos. In those days most people hadn't heard of podencos, outside of their rescuers in Spain and those living there with the problem of abandoned ones. In 2009 Ed Verhaegan created Podencoworld, a leading podenco rescue and rehoming association in Holland. But still publicity was mostly about galgos, always the galgos! Yet the podencos suffer just as much maltreatment.
It wasn't until about 3 years ago that there was an explosion of interest through facebook and now these fantastic hounds are getting the help they deserve, as far as is humanly possible, bearing in mind the over-breeding and mass abandonment the cazadores and podenqueros continue to practice.
Can anyone who has adopted a Podenco off us from SARA on Lanzarote please forward me a photo of your dog/dogs? SARA have asked for photos of the UK dogs to add to their site. I have many but recently cleared down many photos not believing that they would be used again!