The Podenco Orito is not as common a type as the Andaluz, Ibicenco and Canario, so here is a story about an Orito X who desperately needs a forever home. He's called Toribio. His rescuer is desperate to find him a forever home and she has done everything for him to make him ready for travel. Despite spending 2 years living rough he is negative for all diseases and is a typical loving podenco cross who wants to please and is very loving. He is house trained, castrated and vaccinated. He has a large scar on his neck which is healing well. His rescuer tells his story.
'This little boy showed up at our house few weeks ago. Since then he made a real progress. From a shy, tired boy he has turned into a loving family friend. It’s amazing really since he has a terrible life.
He has a chip. Our vet called the owner who said he didn't know what we were talking about ( what dog? what color?). Eventually the owner remembered that he had a dog a few years back but gave it to his friend - a hunter, who 2 years ago told him Toribio was shot during a hunt and died.
The facts are:
-the owner doesn't care about him and doesn't want him back (he put it in writing so no issues for someone to adopt him)
-the dog has a monster scar on his neck from a chain (the pink line on his neck where the collar grew into his skin)
-he must have been wondering the streets for the last 2 years
-the dog was in a terrible state, exhausted, full of fleas and with an ear infection
IMPORTANT NOTE: He is NOT GOOD with cats.
Toribo deserves so much better!!!
He is a loving boy: great with people, craving human touch, good with dogs, walks nicely on a lead, amazing in a car, fantastic at the vet! Trust me when I say he will make a wonderful family pet and if not for the fact we already have two dogs, he would stay with us forever, we just don't have the room for another.
He was born in 2007, he is 16 kg and 45 cm. He is podenco orito x, dark chocolate brown - a really handsome boy.
He had a bit of TLC at the vet: nice shower,ears cleaning, pills to kill the fleas, deworming & general check up. He was so brave and didn't complain at all
All blood test done: Toribio is one healthy boy, NO Heartworm , NO Leishmania , NO Ehrlichia cani.
He has been castrated and vaccinated.
He will stay with us a little bit longer, but if we don't find anyone who can give him a forever home we will need to take him to the shelter.
PLEASE SHARE to give him the best chance to find a loving home, he's a perfect dog.'
Contact Jennifer about him. He's in Sotogrande, near Cadiz.
What would you do if you got a message saying there was a dog lying injured by some rubbish bins? Clare Roberts had just such an experience earlier this week. Here's the story.
'I received a text message this lunchtime from a friend with a photo attached of a Podenco lying next to a bin area. The message said that the dog looked dazed and was very quiet.
When I got there to collect him, I found a badly injured dog who was nearly at death's door. I sped him to the vet's, thinking I would be too late, but we made it and the vet quickly assessed him and took an x-ray after making him more comfortable and pain-free. The x-ray showed that he has a shattered femur in his rear right leg and his pelvis/hip is also broken on that side, but it is a clean break. There were also signs of internal bleeding in his lungs and possibly his intestines.
And tiny Pepa, only 6 kgs and 18 months old, in Cordoba, Montilla municipal perrera, she does not understand why. And already she has had a little of puppies. She is very sweet, nervous just wants to feel love and give love in return. What has she done wrong? She's been born a podenca in Spain!!
Age: April 2012
Weight: 6 kg