The ACE/Shin English Blog

January 29, 2016

Some doggies - some little hearts ...

Some lovely photos sent by Fabienne 

Cosy cuddles.

Little Mia

Mia sleeping

Wht's going on?

Back to sleep

Tana - so quiet, so sweet

We all want to go!

Tana on the couch

We still want to go out - wherever you go, we go!

Little Bente - getting sweeter every day

The pastor and his goats ...

... and his dog.

Little Bente with his bone

January 24, 2016

Update: Poor, beautiful Sien

Safe but so very sad.

Sien, this beautiful soul who was left all alone for two whole years with no company, no food, no care. All alone in a walled garden, he survived by will power alone and by eating the oranges that fell from a tree in the garden and some dirty water sometimes thrown over the wall.

Fabienne writes about him again in her diary - he's been with us now for a short time. He's very skinny and blind in one eye. We will help him get better but Fabienne writes that he has never know love or kindess and he is sad, so sad. Her great hope, all our hopes, are that this sweet fellow finds happiness soon. Who will show Sien how precious he is?

January 23, 2016

Sorry! Normal Service will be resumed as soon as possible!!!

Dear Everyone,

I'm really sorry there have not been many posts on the blog recently. I am moving home and in fact going to a different part of the country. So it's taking lots of time and energy. I will try and put some posts on this weekend and as often as I can. I apologise to everyone who has sent news and photos of their rescue dogs. I will catch up as soon as I can. 

January 15, 2016

How could a dog survive on only oranges for two whole years!

All alone for two years with only oranges to survive on.

Poor Sien, until now his life has not been a succcess story.

He lived in a deserted house for two whole years. The house had a walled garden and for those two years he managed to survive on a diet of the oranges that were growing in the small garden. It is a miracle how the poor animal managed to stay alive……It is a miracle that he is still living……A miracle that nobody noticed…….

Sien is now living with us. He is suffering from anemia and is badly malnourished, he also seems hard of hearing. He is a complete wreck……He couldn't have gone on much longer……We are hoping that he may survive…..

His ordeal has been indescribable……..

He is a Bodeguero, a dog that has so much to offer. He expected so much of his life…..
He is now with us and firstly we are going to make him better and hope that he will recover completely. We have named him Sien, after the Dutch word for oranges (appelsienen) that were growing in the garden and that have kept him alive….


Have  you come to rescue me?

You can practically see every bone in his poor little body.

Safe but bewildered

On his way to a happier future.

Snapshots from El Refugio ...

12th February

Dirk and Friends!

All cosy and warm.


Have you got treats for us?

Such lovely coats to keep us warm.

Look at me! I'm a tiger. 


      Snug in my tartan coat.


Our lovely Galgos enjoying the sun

Safe and dry.

January 10, 2016

Beautiful, beautiful Mia!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Posting pictures of our sweet doggies in their new homes is always such a pleasure. It's what we work for. This is our reward and our grateful thanks go to everyone involved in their rescue, their care and the adoptions. Thank you everyone - here's litte Mia to prove the point.

That little face!

Those wonderful eyes!

Such a happy little dog in her forever home.