Podencoworld Holland was founded in 2009 and since then I have reported on much of their news, and indeed their founder wrote the foreword for my book From Pyramid to Perrera. They are working closely with a shelter in Tenerife to home rescued podencos back on mainland europe and this is a link to the story of the visit by 4 volunteers as well of news of more of their work. If you aren't able to get it in english, click on the Union Jack top right hand corner.
Adoptants of podencos will know that generally they are very active and intelligent hounds and need more exercise than their galgo compatriots in the Spanish hunting hell. So here are some links about Canicross and Bikejoring, plus some photos.
Ibizan Hound Rescue was one of the first rescue and rehoming associations devoted solely to the Podenco, and mainly the Podenco Ibicenco. Valerie Wood was my contact when the association was founded. They have homes hundreds of hounds over the years, and indeed organised the March in Manchester some years ago, which I had the pleasure of attending and some of my lovely blog readers and their hounds!
If you can't adopt a podenco, then how about sponsoring one...this link introduces you to Hazel (pictured), looking for a sponsor as she needs a special diet. Contact IHR direct to learn more.
Plea received on my Help the Podencos facebook page.
'Hola buenas es protectora verdad?? necesito ayuda urgente...un vecino de mi pueblo tiene a dos podencos de 1 añito, son helenos, 2 machitos...desde que eran bebés.. amarrado en la azotea sin salir ,sin caricias,sin nada...no le importa frío,calor,lluvia...Y me los ha cedido pero yo no tengo donde meterlos,y busco urgente!¡ porfavor es muy muy urgenge
Hello good is protective truth ?? I need help urgently ... a neighbor of my town has two podenco manetos of 1 year old, they are hellenic, 2 macho ... since they were babies .. moored on the roof without leaving, without caresses, without anything ... no it matters cold, heat, rain ... And he has given them to me but I do not have where to put them, and I am looking for an urgent one! Please, it is very very urgent. In Cadiz.
Mi número de teléfono es 665675921 ... los dos perros se encuentran en un pueblo de Cádiz,pero podrían enviarse
I don't know what caused the injuries to this poor podenco - have asked - but here is the post from my Podenco Post facebook page. (I'm guessing probably dragged along a tarmac road)
'News from Joshua
Joshua has been evolving favourably and now what he most needs is a home to keep recovering inside and out.
No one has called to help him, that more than anything else gives us sadness, because he needs it so much, because we already knew his appearance would not help him, because he is a podenquito among another hundred thousand podenquitos that there are, because sometimes only important.
An appeal for a special forever home for this young podenco who desperately now needs a patient loving forever home to continue his education that there are kind people in this world who can bring out what is probably a very loving character.
From the team at Dog City Residentia. 'Sparky. Podenco born in April 2015. We don't know what this little one will have lived through or suffered before reaching us but what we do know living with him daily is that he is very elusive, distant, without wanting to have human contact... Just wants to be invisible, put his head underground and disappear. But we will not let him live like this, we will not allow him to miss the opportunity to enjoy a family life with the warmth of a home, we will fight to realize that the future could look wonderful tomorrow if you let us show you.
Message from Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends. If you have adopted a podenco from her, or know someone who has, please give them this message.
'I have been asked to submit a portfolio of photos about the Podencos to be considered with a view to be published in one of the top photography Magazines in Europe. With the help of a published professional photographer of this magazine we are preparing this over the next few days with a story line about the podencos. How I started taking photos and the emotional connection people have with them.
So at the moment I am going through loads of photos trying to decide which represent the Podencos and for those who have adopted them. But it would be great to have some input from you guys and welcome any suggestions of a particular photo I have posted resonated with you and the reason why.
This would be a amazing opportunity to get "the great forgotten" story out there to a massive audience and could lead to greater things. Lets do this !!!'