HELP US GIVE THEM A BETTER LIFE
Sponsor a dog
Give 15€ a month and help us improve the quality of life for our dogs with special needs, who you’ll meet below. Help us cover the cost of the medication, food, veterinary costs and special treatments they need.
THE PIRATE WHO STOLE OUR HEARTS
Horacio was rescued from the street on December 2nd, 2017 in Sant Vicenç dels Horts. He was in bad shape, very thin, with wounds on his ears and almost blind. We urgently took him to the vet and, as we suspected, he tested positive for leishmaniasis and ehrlichia. He immediately started treatment with Glucantime, allopurinol, doxycycline as well as eye drops and ciclosporin for his dry eye syndrome. We continued treatment until his leishmaniasis was under control and we was taken off the allopurinol.
Horacio spent some time in a foster home, but for personal reasons he was returned to the shelter. At his last vet check-up, he was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and is currently being treated. Horacio is truly the sweetest dog. He’s captured the hearts of so many volunteers. He loves to play and is very sociable. We try to play fetch and spend quality time with him as often as we can.
OUR FAVORITE CHUBBY GUY
Aritzon was rescued from the street on June 19th, 2018 in Sant Vicenç dels Horts. We gave him this name because he reminded us of Aritz, another dog who was lucky enough to be adopted. When we met Aritzon, he was already overweight, although not as much as he is now, and he was quite clumsy. As we do with all the dogs, we took him to the vet and they informed us that he suffers from Ataxia Cerebelosa, a genetic disease typical in American Staffords and Pitbulls (1 in 400). It’s a degeneration of the part of the brain that controls coordination, which causes his “clumsiness”. He’s a sociable and charming dog.
THE FACE OF THE SHELTER
Ancla was rescued on October 3rd, 2019 in Sant Vicenç dels Horts. A woman called us because she had seen a dog in the street. The police sent us to pick her up. When we arrived, the woman explained that she had seen the dog in the street for several days, but couldn’t take care of her. Ancla was pregnant, but we were able to operate in time. Everything seemed to go well, until her health started to deteriorate. So, we took her to the vet, and she tested positive for leishmaniasis. Although we’ve tried many different treatments, we haven’t been able to control her leishmaniasis. In spite of this, Ancla is beautiful and is one of the happiest dogs at the shelter. As you can see in her photo, she loves to play fetch and will always bring the ball back to you.
OUR SWEET GROUCH
Fleming was rescued in 2019 after we received a call from the Sant Vicenc dels Horts police station. When we arrived, he was in a very bad mood, both with people and other dogs. Over time, he’s improved and now he’s loving and good with people…with other dogs, that’s another story.
HIS HUGS ARE UNFORGETTABLE
Totoro has been living at the shelter for a few years and, judging by experience, we expect he will be there many more. Although he needs someone with experience and patience to help overcome some behavioral issues, he’s a dear friend full of love and light. He suffers from leishmaniasis and some liver problems, which makes his cost of living higher than most dogs. He needs medication and a special hypoallergenic food. Sometimes, he doesn’t want to go on walks, although with certain volunteers he will. He’s a charming dog who loves to give hugs and we’re sure that if you see him, you’ll fall in love.
Tulum is one of those dogs who has been overlooked for too long. Until recently, he shared a cage with a very special friend, who unfortunately crossed the rainbow bridge. Now Tulum needs a family more than ever to give him the love and care he deserves. He’s an older dog who likes slow walks, stopping to sniff along the way. Every time we pass by his cage, he’s loves to come say hello. This dog deserves a happy ending.
A FAITHFUL FRIEND
Gastón is part of the sad group of invisible dogs at the shelter. He’s an adult, medium to large, and the only thing he wants is to be close to you. If you walk, he’ll walk with you. Want to take a break? He’ll sit with you hoping to get cuddles. If you give him an opportunity, he’ll always be by your side.
THE WATER DOG
Of all the dogs at the shelter, Yuri is the one who most loves the water. Yuri sees a puddle or a pool and it’s like a theme park. He’s an older dog, but he still enjoys walks in the forest. The older he gets, the more he just wants cuddles, love, and human contact. We’re always very careful when handling him because we may do something he doesn’t like. Whenever you pass by his cage, he always put his neck by the bars to get a scratch. Sponsor Yuri
THE HAPPIEST DOG AT THE SHELTER
Fede is another “invisible” dog. He’s an adult with no behavioral problems. Finding a family for him should be easy, but it’s never happened. Every Sunday when we visit the shelter, he’s happily waiting to greet us and go on a walk, get cuddles and a nice brushing in the summer. Always happy.
THE WILD ONE
This dog was rescued with a trap cage. She’s known as the “wild one” at the shelter, but with the hard work of the people she knows best, she’s made great strides. Now, when she’s out on the patio, she runs and plays with any dog around. On Sundays she now goes on walks. Something that seemed impossible is now one of her favorite activities. If you pass by her cage one day and you don’t take her for a walk, she’ll look at you with her piercing eyes that say, “What about me?”. This is a case that reminds us of the importance of working with dogs to gain their trust.
A FREE AND RADIANT SPIRIT
Rex is an extremely happy, fun, loving and playful dog who loves to be in the company of people. He’s deaf and hyperactive, so he needs a patient and understanding family. He also needs space because if he feels enclosed, he will start to run in circles. The ideal place for Rex would be a house with a garden or land. He’s totally sociable with people and other dogs. He loves to go on walks and he’s great on leash. Rex is a free spirit full of sweetness and love.
THE MOST PLAYFUL
Pimienta loves to play fetch. She’s happy, active, and playful. She’s sociable with women and children, but not so much with men. She’s also sociable with other dogs. She’s good on the leash, but you have to be careful when cars or bicycles pass by because she’s a little scared of them and gets nervous. She needs a person with experience and motivation to work on behavioral issues.
KOYA & JAD
THE MOST FRIGHTENED
Koya and Jad are mother and son. They’re happy when together, but they don’t like to be separated. The need to be walked with a security harness. They’re both extremely frightened, untrusting, and very sensitive to loud noises, although they are sociable with people and other dogs. They’ve spent their lives together, so it would be ideal for them to be adopted together by someone with experience working with fears and insecurities.
We’ve collaborated with Animals Sense Sostre for some years now, and we’ve seen firsthand the difficulties they have to find adoptive families for some dogs. The is due to their breed or special needs. They may have some behavioral problems or need specific food or medication. Some dogs at Animals Sense Sostre will probably spend years at the shelter or never be adopted. This is why we are offering the opportunity to sponsor them and help us cover their expenses.