We like to make sure the dogs who crave company have friends and someone to play with. Those who are nervous can mix with dogs who brim with confidence to help them feel happier and more confident too. Sometimes we all need a role model. So yesterday a new friendship group was formed. Logan has been missing his kennels mates Millie who is now adopted and Whoopi who is recovering from her sterlisation in a foster home.
We decided to introduce Logan, Iris and Kiki. Iris despite being nervous around human men is a queen bee amonga all other dogs and loves their company and they always love her. Kiki is shy and nervous but loves Iris and follows her lead and being with Logan who is super confident with all people could really boost her confidence. Logan loves a lap and a cuddle and a kiss or too.
It was a success Logan investigated Kiki but gave her some space she eventually walked around investigated her environment enjoying some time away from the kennel. Iris found her match with a playmate her and Logan bounced and bounded for a long while it was love at first sight.
Fingers crossed for today that the animals get out of Afghanistan.
(Explanation by Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends_. We truly hope that by tomorrow morning there is some good news for Nowzad and the evacuation of their team and the dogs and cats
Here is some insight about Nowzad and how it began not just rescuing abandoned dogs and cats from the streets. That the animals of Nowzad are truly life-savers. Many who been reunited with their Veterans from combat have kept their comrade alive, when the black dog of PTSD and depression looms around the corner.
To think these dogs and cats may be euthanised, they are so close to freedom and a better life but certain people are preventing this happening . They include a dozen British embassy cats — such as Mr Grey, Chopsy, Sweep, and Scar — which were dumped by British diplomats.
Those who prevented this flight of freedom will never be forgiven.
From Melissa MontagueRaise 4 Nowzad
My husband has given me permission to share this letter that I want to share far and wide because this is a voice representing thousands and this is what Nowzad means to our veterans (I told you he was so much more eloquent than I am!). Rest well Nowzad army, hoping for better news tomorrow (25/8/2021)
I've only visited Portugal on holiday, I've never been on a rescue so haven't visited any refuges or rescue associations.
Recently I learned about a rescue association in Central Portugal, Louzanimales. This weblink will take you to their website.
This is the story of Louzanimales.
Louzanimales - Association for the Animals of Lousã - was formed by a group of citizens with the mission to defend the rights of animals and, at the same time, reduce the overpopulation of homeless animals in Lousã through sterilization and the development of initiatives that seek their referral for adoption, when their sociability characteristics allow it.
Louzanimales is a 100% voluntary Association, without its own facilities for welcoming animals. It is a group of citizens who offer their contribution to the animal cause.
'We got an email asking for desperate help for this poor podenco. Found by some guys who are sightseeing in the county area, in Jaén. He was lying in the middle of the road.
They stopped to pick him up and, not knowing anyone in the area, they called SEPRONA, they told them they would go but they didn't show up, then they went to the local police in Castellar and they did not receive help either. Fearing that he would end up in the kennel despite his condition, after much prayers, they have managed to get police to contact them ′′ someone who cares about helping animals ". Here's how they have been able to get to the store where works Silvia, who is the person who has written to us.
That's how it is, the poor dog wasn't in a position to go back and forth, but nobody except Silvia and these guys has lifted a finger for him!
Gentlemen of the Seprona and Local Police, we remind you that you are to enforce the animal welfare law, some do not show up, others pass without even looking at whether you have chip and be able to warn your owner. Animals are living beings who feel and suffer and this podenco unfortunately has suffered a lot without you lifting a finger!
Thanks to an amazing group of volunteers in Mogan, Gran Canaria, help was commenced to rescue 90 podencos trapped in cages in the mountains. PACMA became involved to support them and finally the podencos were rescued.
Are there any pod families in the Dover area of Kent, UK?
Writing on behalf of this sweet newly adopted handsome fellow and his loving Mum who has recently moved to Dover and who would be glad to meet some fellow pod families to share tips and trips...maybe a regular joint walk. This little hound is very easy at home, good with people and other dogs and even on public transport, but has a high prey drive, so it would help his Mum to gain confidence to get out and about more if they had some partners in crime! And it would be more fun.
The more pods the merrier!
There are quite a lot of us poddie people up here on the north Kent coast, but are there any down south? Or are you in Dover and part of a really friendly dog (not specifically pod) meet up group? Or on your own with a dog and would love a walking mate.
Dear Friends of our CAMILO & ELOY podenco brothers, now proudly going by their new adoptive names MIGUEL & MIGAS, it is incredible to see the strides the boys are taking now on only DAY 3 of their new lives in Germany with their loving forever Mums Regina and Monika and their sweet pod siblings Whoopie and Muffin.
The video of the boys tentatively creeping out of the cosy igloo to explore is from this SUNDAY NIGHT, just hours after they arrived from their long journey from southern Spain to northern Germany! Amazing. And their other video eating side by side. How proud we are of our shy little loves and how grateful we are to their new family, the KeksBande (The Biscuit Gang) for helping Migas-Eloy and Miguelito-Cami to feel this secure and so comfy already.