Dear Friends, just a little hello to let you know how our heroes, podenco brothers ELOY & CAMILO are doing!
This is them with their lovely Christiane enjoying some home schooling before some running around time in the patio with their hound friends.
As you can see Eloy seems to be moving more comfortably, so we hope his pain medication is starting to help. Again thanks to everyone for your kindness and generosity and work with the recent wonderful Verein Windhundhilfe Malaga auction. The funds are helping to cover the boys' ongoing vet needs now they sadly have their new spondylosis diagnosis. Eloy and Cami are learning "busca busca busca" to hunt for tasty treats under the cushion, and all the time getting more comfortable with human contact.
Also they are getting more comfortable as we are sneaking in more and more cosy things into their kennel. This is all practice for a proper home, but we think they like their new raised chill out zone. Thanks to Pilar trainer for this nice supermarket pallet recycling and pretty carpet.
Rhonda Martins tells the story of how she came to be a podenco adoptant and the start of her passion for them and homing them.
'In January 2014 a small chocolate and white Podenco puppy traveled to Canada to his new home. Things didn’t work out as planned as they do sometimes and in a totally unplanned series of events our family ended up fostering him. We had never had a podenco, let’s call this baptism by fire. Our lives were changed forever by little Oreo the pod puppy from Podenco Friends in Spain, he never left our home and we adopted him in January 2015.
Late September in 2016 I was given the opportunity to travel to Spain with my friend Jeanette, we were to spend some time at Bev and Warren’s and then fly home with Podencos and Galgos our organization had helped to find forever homes for. At that time I could never have imagined the impact this trip would have on myself and my family. Bev and Warren were amazing , and I have never worked so hard in all my life. Running a rescue is certainly a labour of love.
'Beautiful, great, sociable with animals and people, balanced, loving, noble. That's right Nile, this stunning 6-and-a-half-year-old and medium-sized podnquito that urgently NEEDS to find a family to adopt him.
It's not fair that he's been behind bars for more than half a lifetime, being such an adorable puppy and so easy to carry. No, it's not fair!, that's why we ask you to share his photo, because it's time for him to become VISIBLE and for a good heart to fall in love with his beautiful look that says it all.
Want to know more about this wonderful podenquito?: tele Spain 0034 638.475.167, but please! share it, we can all find a family.
Who has had a podenco, doesn't understand life without them.'
48 lives more safe! Last weekend we went to pick them up to Andalucía.
Some of them have been given by their owners and others have been taken from the perreras.
Some are so scared that they react when you approach them, others are sick and there are all ages, from puppies to grandpas.
Where their owners, hunters, see them as a useless thing and a hindrance that the only thing that supposes them is an unnecessary financial expense, we see wonderful beings that the only thing they deserve is a dignified life, in a comfortable home and surrounded by love.
Now they all have to pass a veterinary check and when they are ready we will present them to you, because we have to find responsible families for them.
'Dear Friends of our beautiful timid podenco brothers CAMILO & ELOY, an update that's a bit mixed - sad and happy and practical... Firstly the sad in that unfortunately we have unexpected health news for our boys as we have discovered they both have the degenerative spinal condition spondylosis deformans, and Eloy has it very badly. But we are all going to help them so they will be as well as they can be! The happy news is that they have had their first official class with behaviourist-trainer Pilar. What posh pods they are with a personal trainer! And so to the practical, and this is a very heartfelt request because to cover their tests, x-rays and sedation together with new monthly medication and supplements they are now going to need, and of course their kenneling, their costs are rising to over £500/560 euros per month. That's a lot! But together we can do it.