I don't know Angelo's story but he is obviously a rescued podenco who needs to learn that not everyone is cruel, that there are caring loving people in the world whom he can trust. If you can help Angelo, contact Protectora Scooby direct.
'She is approx 2 years old. She is a little shy but when she gets to know you she is very friendly and loves a treat or 2. She is good with other dogs and loves to play. She does have leishmaniasis however it is controlled with inexpensive daily medication. She deserves a chance as has been waiting well over a year and as she is shy it means she is often overlooked but she just needs a short amount of time and you have a new best friend.'
Here's another beautiful young podenca, on the run for months and now safely with Akira Dog Sanctuary. If you can offer the forever home she deserves, please contact Akira direct.
Hayley says 'This is the have lovely Lolita waiting for a home, she is 2 years old. She was known as the elusive Moraira carpark dog as lots of people tried every trick to catch her, even sedatives in the sausages to catch her but she still eluded everyone. She was eventually captured and after a long period of rehabilitation is now able to take walks which she enjoys and be petted and is ready for a forever home.
This is podenco Hugo when he was rescued, starving and covered in tick. He's safe now with Akira Dog Sanctuary in Southern Spain. Here's his story. If you can offer him a hearth and a home forever, please contact the Sanctuary direct.
'Dapper my little Mr sunshine dog - My first failed foster. This is his story.
Coming up to Christmas in 2013 Jacqui Ross Last Chance Animal Rescue was trying to get as many dogs out of the pound before Christmas. It was my first introduction to fostering and it was a harrowing time because many dogs were dying of distemper. In one pen Eleanor and Dapper were together, and Eleanor had produced 6 pups. And we think that Dapper was the father. I was fostering Eleanor and the pups and had prepared a bed for them in my bedroom, it was actually my bed as the whole thing lifted up to provide storage underneath. I had adapted the bed so that it would stay up and put a carpet in there and some extra bedding.
So getting back to the pound. We were loading Eleanor and the pups into my car and Dapper started crying, he was so upset. Dapper was going into foster with someone else but we decided that it would be best if he came with me, Eleanor and the pups.
They settled in the bedroom, and the pups were everywhere, they were climbing out of the base of the bed and causing havoc, like puppies do.
My involvement with podencos and galgos came about in 2007 when I joined a French rescue association and journeyed into Spain with the team to collect my first galga. That was where I also learned that podencos suffer the same cruelty as galgos at the hands of the Spanish hunters. My first blog was Galgo News started in 2008 and one of the first stories I ran was about Podenca Pruna, a tripod who was later adopted in France.
Here's a story from Ann Marie Payne of Ann's Canine Care, about a very traumatised podenca she has had for 8 months already and whose journey to trusting humans will be a long one. Little Pearl is in the best of hands for the journey.
'Earlier today while I was at the desk little Pearl came out of her crate, sneaked behind me and went across the lounge, then she came back into the crate again, she did this a few times, and each time she did it I couldn't turn my head to see what she was doing, knowing she'd go into panic mode if we made eye contact. After a little while she hadn't come back to her crate. I was hoping that she'd found the sofa, but sadly no!
I couldn't see her but, knew she was at the side of the armchair where nobody could see her. I left her there for about an hour and gave her some hot dogs, which she wolfed down when I wasn't looking. Then I decided to take her out. When we came back inside she headed straight for her crate. Trying to get my head round this behaviour I thought back to this morning. Galga Amy had walked into Pearl's crate, sniffed her food and walked straight out, and I think that this possibly unnerved her and, she didn't feel safe there any more.
28/4/2020 - Today GRA received a call from Pam who had found a podenco and asked for our help.
The dog (female) followed her on her daily walk with her own dogs and was in her garden. Pam gave her food and water, she was calm and seems not really scared. We gave her the name Zita.
This young girl is really skinny and she is covered in ticks. In no time we managed to catch Zita and put her in the car. First she was very quiet in the cage but once we were driving she panicked and we had to stop. The rest of the way to the kennels we did on foot. Once we were at the kennels she relaxed, so we decided to make an appointment at the vet tomorrow morning.