Two more rescue refuges/associations which help podencos, many needing forever homes.
Tail Torrox is in Andalucia where Carole has uprooted from her London life to go and live and help the dogs - over 60 at the last count.
And The Goldra Dog Santuary is in Portugal, with over 100 dogs. There aren't many shelters in Portugal, dogs have a terrible time abandoned on the streets. If you can sponsor one of their podencos, please help them. And publicise their work, organise a fundraiser, go and stay for a week volunteering.
Unlike the keyboard bully to whom I refer in an earlier post, I don't profess to know all there is to know about podencos. Yes, I've been involved in their rescue, foster, rehoming for several years but in order to complete my definitive guide to the plight of the Podenco - From Pyramid to Perrera - I enlisted the help and experience of several other people involved in helping these wonderful hounds. There are new associations to add to the ever growing list on Podenco Post and only this week I have been introduced to one.
I'd like to introduce you to Charley, a podenco with TAIL Torrox, a refuge in Andalucia. Carly Cole tells his story.
This lovely little podenco is Abu, with a sad history, the scar of which he wears round his neck! He's been rescued and is in foster but will need to leave soon, so Karen urgently needs another foster home or preferably a forever home for him. Here's what she says about him.
Abu, a small podenco. around 6 years old. boy. healthy. Good with bitches and most boy dogs as long as they aren't dominant. very good nature. In desperate need of a loving home. Has rope scars from being tied probably for long periods of time while owner leaves for days!! This boy has had his share of misery and now deserves to have some
Please contact Karen if you can help or offer him a forever home.
During my working life, I wore 2 hats. One was with BBC Radio, the other was in the legal profession. But both overlapped in so far as I was trained to carry out full research on a subject, check the wording of whatever I wrote and include references where possible to substantiate my claims. This work has stood me in good stead, especially publicising some dishonest working practices by a firm of solicitors which I, with the help of the BBC, exposed on television. There was nothing the solicitors could do about it because the report was full of fact and backed up, and also passed by the BBC legal department.
If you buy things from Amazon, please help Axarquia, Malaga, Spain, and raise funds for them at the same time. Here's the link, scroll down the home page and you will find the links. They have many podencos waiting for forever homes, so here's another way of helping them.
Anne O'Connor adopted Livia, a podenco with leishmania. She has written in great detail about their journey together to find the best and optimum treatment to enable Livia to live a normal long life. I am pleased to say Anne agreed to the article being included as a chapter in my definitive guide to the Podenco, From Pyramid to Perrera, on sale above.
Now Anne has taken the time out to write another very informative article on understanding the symptoms of leishmania, to be able to asses your own dog. Thank you Anne, for sharing this with everyone.
Got some gorgeous puppy pix of either your own dog or foster dog? Share it with ACTIN and raise funds for their vet fees and legal fees. Here's the link. Doesn't matter if your dog is now adult or been adopted ...help ACTIN
Another delightful rehoming story, this time from Dawn Richardson, about her 4 podencos. She regularly takes them to dog shows where they are winning plenty of rosettes.
'I came across Molly our 1st Podenco cross in January 2013 by accident. A friend had invited me to a facebook site called Costa Blanca Dog Homing as she knew we were looking for a dog after losing ours 7 years earlier. I spotted Molly on the site when I saw her photo from Little Pods. Lots of emails later and we reserved Molly pending a home check. The nice lady arrived and gave me lots of info regarding Pods as I never knew or heard about them before. Molly arrived with us in May 2013, and tiny, nervous little girl, but it was love at first sight. Molly soon became more happy & confident but seemed a little lonely.
Two podencos, one born blind, one going blind. They desperately need understanding forever homes. Please take a look at them.
Pocoyo - a gentle boy who is losing his sight and likely to be completely blind soon urgently needs a loving home. Pocoyo is about aged 5 and a really sweet boy but has been stuck in a residencia in Sevilla for a couple of years after being saved from the perrera.
As he loses his sight life in an overcrowded refuge is getting increasingly bewildering for him. If we can help him then it also frees up his place in the residencia for another podenco on death row. If you can help please get in touch with Polly, who has more information, photos and videos of Pocoyo.