Pounds all over Spain are full of dogs of many colours, sizes and breeds. Podencos, bodegueros, mastins, Spanish water dog and many more, all can be found looking for a home. Each with their distinctive traits and temperaments. On this article we want to introduce you to one of the most common breeds found all over Spain, and in particular the south, the podenco.
Podencos are a sighthound bred to hunt. They change in size and colours but they all are very clever and intelligent, always very aware of its surroundings and sensitive to their human’s reactions. They are very curious and although they can be shy, they cannot help wanting to explore new things and places.
They are a strong breed highly resistant to illness. These dogs are used to hunt under a punishing sun for many hours and in spite of their fragile looking bodies they are very tough and resilient with a high pain threshold.
This is such a sad story...sweet little Portuguese Podengo now abandoned by the hunter she has served loyally most of her life so far. She deserves to know the good things in life from now on. Contact Dogs of Portugal direct if you have room in your home and heart for her.
This podenquita, about four months old, is blind. So most likely its owner has abandoned her for that reason.
As you can see in the video she is a very brave little girl, she guides very well by smell and ear and has no problem to lead a completely normal life.
She is a very cheerful and playful dog and we know she will make very happy the person who decides to share her life with her.
This very handsome boy has been rescued by Sara Romero and he needs a forever home. Sara says '1 year old male podenco, vaccinated and neutered, good with other dogs, children and cats. Contact Sara Romero
(Spain 0034) 635 848 340 firstname.lastname@example.org in Murcia
Isn't this THE most adorable boy?! He's Alfie and he's a podenco x.
DOB approx 14.10.18
Alfie was found a few weeks ago outside the house of one of our volunteers. Now safe in a loving Foster home, where he has learnt what it feels like to be loved and cared for. He is still a little timid, sweet natured, he sits for his meals and treats, and loves snuggling up with the other cats and dogs. Alfie has become a happy, bouncy pup. Email email@example.com for more information.
Wonderful news from Laura Johnson of The Kennel Klub on Lanzarote.
26/1/2019 - Today we are privileged to have been able to go in to the penitentiary centre in Tahiche with one of our dogs. This is all thanks to prison officers, especially Urko, who has spent almost a year organising and making it possible. It's a fantastic opportunity and experience for inmates and dogs alike.
The inmates get some time out of the ordinary prison routine, they get to learn, they are able to interact with dogs who always make things better and it's a therapeutic group activity.
INDIA, the Podenco who accompanied us today, also got a break from the kennel routine, she got to socialise and she got lots of cuddles and treats!
Below is a translation of the newspaper report on this link.
They denounce the terrible conditions of these dogs in the ravine of El Sobradillo: "They are tied with chains of half a meter".
The president of the Animal Rescue Brigade Orion demands the mayor of the capital of Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, to take action on the matter
Tied with strings of just one meter and in quite questionable conditions. This is how a neighbor has located these dogs in the middle of the ravine of El Sobradillo, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, due to the constant barking and howling. Faced with such insensitivity on the part of those responsible for allowing animals to survive in this way, the complainant has decided to record the situation to spread a reality that, unfortunately, happens every day in the Canary Islands.