Here is a fascinating article about the Ibizan Hounds on the island of Ibiza, some of which are being used as PAT (Pets As Therapy) dogs. In England my greyhound Molly was a PAT dog and we used to have great fun visiting a retirement home - folks used to love to talk about dogs they had owned, and Molly really enjoyed birthdays when she got to share the cake!
The article also explains the other activities which young Ibizan Hounds can be trained for - search and rescue, agility and so on. Podencos - whatever type - are not just for hunting or simply a companion dog. Since they are active working dogs, using them for PAT, agility and so on can enhance your ownership of one of these fantastic dogs.
There is a list of associations on Podenco Post which specialise in rescuing and rehoming podencos - please give a thought to offering one a forever home.