They had a family of their own and they thought it was a forever home. Until the economic situation forced their bosses to leave. So poor Curro and Cisco were dumped. Fabienne pleaded with the owners to send for them when they were settled back home. They said it was out of the question.
Read their story on Fabienne's Diary. It's so sad. They are both golden oldies - Curro is 9 and Cisco is 11 - and find life in the Refugio very difficult. However kind we are, however we try to find time for everyone, it can never compare to the family life they had before. Please, is there anyone out there who can offer these darlings a loving home for the rest of their lives, together.
Our wonderful Kirsten has send us these lovely pictures of Lisa, happy in her forever home.
Kirsten writes ..
Lisa in Denmark after a very long stay at ACE, she enjoys her garden, walks, bones, for ever sofa, mum and all the other things dogs should have in their lives. Lisa is loved and cared for and she appreciates this very much.
There's so much I love about El Refugio. One of the most striking things, and that certainly sets it apart from so many other shelters, it the attitude towards the dogs I call 'the halt and the lame'. The dogs with broken backs, injured paws, mangled bodies. The oldies, the deaf ones and the blind. The attitude of a shelter starts with its founder and in Fabienne, ever single dog gets a chance. There's no question of only taking those that are pretty and healthy. I salute her, all the teams and volunteers and those amazing people who open their hearts and their homes to these deserving dogs. Below is a message from Roelf and Astrid who adopted Luz, whom they now call Triple. You can see why :)
"She's been with us more than five weeks now. She's a real sweetheart. She's getting on very well with our other two ACE dogs and our old cat. She doesn't appear to suffer from the absence of her left front leg. She seems completely unaffected by it. We have a trolley for her if we go for long walks on the beach or sometimes we use a baby carrier. She came to France with us for two weeks. She enjoyed the beach where they could all run around. Potty training is going well. She eats very well too. Outside she finds many things still very exciting. We are very pleased with our Triple!"
Sincerely, Roelf and Astrid
Bliss. A forever home and a forever lap to cuddle on.
And my very own, golden basket. (It's lovely and soft and, actually, it's purple.)
Chilling with my new siblings.
I love grass. We didn't have grass at El Refugio. Except if we went to the field.
In my forever basket in my forever garden. Love from Triple.
... great personalities. Our Podencos. Some of the most loyal and noble dogs you could ever wish to meet. Sadly they are the most horribly abused by hunters and we have very many of them in El Refugio. The breed is not well known outside Spain, so they are often overlooked by adopters because they are not familiar. With their big ears and engaging personalities, they are darling, sensitive and loving and deserving of wonderful forever homes.