About 3 years back, I saw a photo of the most stunning dog I personally had ever seen, its looks blew me away and I had to know what it was……That day my love for podencos was born…..I promised myself that one day when the time was right I would own at least one of these wonderful dogs…..I didn’t realise that 18 mths later, my life was going to change and I was going to start up a rescue and now with the experience gained from that and having built up trust and a reputation , the time was right for me to do my bit to help these mind blowing dogs….. :-)
These beautiful dogs are very similar to Lurchers so if you have had sighthound experience then why not consider homing a podenco instead or as well as !!!
Come and find out as much as you need on the website www.lozzaspodencorescue.co.uk
The facebook group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/459425450866123/ if anyone wishes to join….
and the facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lozzas-Podenco-Rescue/419296954891066?pnref=lhc
Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends writes.
What is about Podencos that incite such passion for them….. for me I see beauty nobility intelligence a creature so unique and magical, those who have adopted one will understand how special and sensitive they are. These should be the national treasure of Spain to be held in reverence to be proud of…. such a truly magnificent creature they should be recognized has part of the national heritage of Spain for they date back to 3000 BC. Yet daily we receive more and reports of Podencos abused, abandoned handed in to Perreras.
They are viewed as disposable not animals with feelings but working dogs and when no longer useful, discarded with as much thought as we would throw a soda can into a bin. Many are Podenco crosses but they still should be afforded the same respect as the pure bred for the still have the blood of a podenco coursing in their veins. Yet we see them for sale on second hand web sites for a little as 20 euros or to be used as a commodity to exchange for car parts.
The Podencos need us we have to be their voice for the start of of the hunting season draws ever closer. Soon we will hear more reports of Podencos in need of help has those who do not make the grade will be cast aside. So the cycle continues and where can they go? shelters, rescues are already busting at the seams.
“Save the Podencos – Give them a future “
So that is the section on the wonderful podencos completed…
Now to indulge my other passion , away from sighthounds….Yes, it is the very loyal and awesome German Shepherd…Having grown up with family ones, working alongside them within the Police Service and being lucky to have had my own rescued ones within recent years I have always had a major soft spot for them. I noticed upon my visits to Spain that so many gorgeous ones end up in the perreras out there, with no hope of finding homes due to no rehoming organisations specifically for this breed and the total lack of pet homes available in Spain. Time to take action of course. So I made a pledge in my GSD’s memories that I would bring one over at a time from Spain and assess, get back to full health and rehome to a five star home…
Please come over and take a look at my specific facebook page….https://www.facebook.com/Lozzas-Spanish-GSD-Rescue-1034152409991139/?fref=ts
Two lucky dogs have been saved so far, Daisy and Blade and now I am on my third….Sally…..
I have brought a dedicated kennel for these wonderful dogs and although I do not have a website, the latest dog will always be found on the facebook page that needs a home….