'Everyone has always answered our call to help sharing our podencos for adoption and we have had great success but again we ask for you help. To find homes in Spain for Podencos is limited so we look to other countries and we ask for your help to share their details as much as possible. This is the lifeblood of any rescue unless people are aware we have so many waiting for their forever sofa they will remain here'.
This is a link to all the podencos on fazcebook, Bev again 'these are some of our ours for adoption we have more that are not ready for their next stage in their lives. We have a number reserved due to leave soon and have some waiting to come to us but have come to a position where we can not accept anymore until some are re-homed we just dont have space to take any more in please hit the share button and lets find these their forever homes. Unless stated all of them have been tested negative for Leishmania, Filaria, Ehlrichia, and anaplasma all are sterilised unless they are puppies. Thank you for your support
Do you remember this story in January, 4 tiny puppies dumped in a bag in a rubbish bin, who luckily were found and taken to Podenco Friends. Look at them now! Here's what Bev Farmer says.
'The three pups Aemas, Onni and Lumi happily playing without a care in the world but it could have been so different for them if they had not been discovered. Wrenched away from their mother 4 pups only a few hours old tied in a plastic bag and thrown in a bin, there was a greater force looking out for them that day and they were saved. The pups came to us a couple of days later and had to be bottled fed never the ideal solution but the best we could give them. Sadly Jalo died a few days after, his little body just not strong enough.
It's not uncommon to come across pups in this situation especially Podencos as they usually have big litters 10 plus pups. The hunters cull the numbers the day they are born and often it will be the male pups discarded, some will take them to a vet and put to sleep in a humane way. Others won't put their hand in their pocket and pay, the alternative tie them up in a bag and throw them away in the rubbish. Left there the pups would have died the most horrible death.
Rachael Lepage of Leash for Life in Trowbridge, UK, has successfully homed many of the dogs which have been in Pepis refuge, some for years. 6 more lovelies have left the refuge today en route for the UK and forever homes. Rachael has sent this appeal, please donate to help her with kennel fees until the dogs are adopted.
'We have 6 dogs now coming from Pepi's Refuge which will need homing where the owners Jane and Alan Brian have retired and the refuge is closing. Some of these dogs have been there many years. The dogs will arrive by the weekend. At the time we had many offers of help. It’s now D day and as I don’t have a single foster offer on any of them, I’m really left with finding enough sponsors to cover a few days kennel fees for each of them when they arrive. Each dog will be £11.50 per day and they have to by law stay there 48 hours. Is there anyone that’s willing to chip in? All pledges can be paid direct to the kennels or our PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help Rachael by donating/sponsoring one or more of the dogs. Even better, contact Rachael if you would like to adopt one of them. The dogs who left today are Bill & Ben, podenco X brothers, Sienna, Podenca Honey, Stitch and Zac.
Regular readers - and owners of my book From Pyramid to Perrera - will know that podencos come in different sizes, shapes and colours. This is a tri colour podenco - introducing Marlin.
'Hello, I'm Marlin, 15 months young, a hound Portuguese, 44 cm takk abd weight 8,8 pounds. I'm very social with all dogs, cats and I like people big and small. I like to play, love walks, I'm housebroken and clingy. You can visit me in the Westerwald, Germany. I'm looking for my own family. I am healthy, vaccinated and castrated.'
This poor podenco was found with a terrible neck injury on 14 February, in Almeria. I haven't been able to find the story but it looks like an attempted hanging. Luckily he is safe, at the vet clinic and his infected neck wounds are being treated.
These 2 oldies were taken from their owner and are now in the care of Nuria on Lanzarote. One is 13 years old, having trouble standing through muscle wastage and the other 8. Podencos in Need Scotland (PINS) are hoping to raise funds to pay for their care back to health and hopefully travel to forever homes in Scotland.
Tino Ramirez lives in Scotland, a far cry from Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Here Lorna tells his adoption story
'My husband and I had been talking about the possibility of getting a dog for some months through 2017, and always knew we would adopt a rescue dog. We knew we wanted a hound-type of dog and were thinking of a rescue greyhound or lurcher. At this point we had not even heard of the Podenco breed.
A friend who already has a rescue Podenco suggested going to the Podencos in Need Scotland (PINS) charity and rescuing a dog from Spain. When I researched the breed and realised the cruelty these dogs suffer in Spain, it was a no brainer and I contacted PINS to adopt a dog. Tino was being fostered in Edinburgh and came to visit us in our home first to see if he would be ok with our 3 cats, and introductions went well. He came to live with us at the end of September 2017.
He had been a stray in Lanzarote for over 2 years and unsurprisingly did struggle at first, particularly with men and with dogs he didn’t know. Watching him blossom over the last 4 months has been fabulous. He is brilliant with people and other dogs now, although does still have an issue with the letter box! He is also brilliant with our cats (so it is absolutely not true that sight-hounds cant live with cats!) and regularly sleeps on our bed with our boy cat Woody and with our older girl Venus on the sofa. Our lives have been changed hugely for the better, we love him to bits!'
Thank you for sharing your story of Tino, wishing you lots of years of fun with him.
Apologies to Lynn Paulrodos...this story should have been published at the beginning of October 2017!
Lynn Paulrodos lives in northern France and has opened Avalon Animal Sanctuary as her collection of rescued animals has increased, which includes dogs, horses, goats... Here is the story of her most recent arrival - Destiny, a Gran Canary podenca found starving, chained up in a cave, and obviously used as a breeding machine!
'DESTINY aka Cave Girl was found chained up in a cave in Gran Canary in August 2017 and taken to Pet Pals GC. She was under 8kgs and had a large mammary tumour with a cluster of smaller tumours inside and also tumours on her lungs---she's only just 5yrs old!!
It was decided to give her a chance and she was operated on on 4 Sept --the vet removed 14 mammary tumours and 2 hernias!! I was asked to help her as it's not known how long she will live and no-one else was interested to take her---she is also Filaria (heartworm) positive.