The ACE/Shin English Blog

August 20, 2017

Thousands of thanks to Kristel, Earth, Sarah, Dana and Mario, .... for the amazing result of their Dodentocht!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Dear Kristel, Mario, Dana, Earth and Sarah, we are more than proud of you for this incredible achievement. We heard it was a tough trip and yet you went, you felt you had to do it!
No words are enough, thank you very much to you and all supporters!

Here we - Kristel, Mario, Dana, Earth and Sarah - are very pleased and proud too and would like to report that from our Dodentocht 2017 we collected € 3455 Shin!

Thank you to our sponsors, our faithful team followers. And all supporters.

An enormous merci!

Dominique: all she needs is a lot of love and a little patience

Dominique is a young dog who was found on the streets and was brought to Amalia, one of our loving Spanish foster moms. Other dogs are no problem to this little brownie but people do need to have some patience with her. She suffered badly, that's clear, you can always tell - but once you've captured her heart she will follow you wherever you go, she will become your best friend! 

In stressful situations she still gets anxious and she dares to snap, out of insecurity, but never towards her master because he is her guardian angel. Dominique needs somebody who wants to put her on the right path, who wants to give her confidence in life. Somebody who understands her and is willing to give her time. 

She is still young, not yet four, so with a little bit of patience and a gentle approach she will melt. Where there is a will, there is a way. Who wants to take care of this little girl? She will be infinitely grateful! There's more information on her page.

Why on earth is Brody still looking for his golden basket?

Just look at him? Why on earth has this dear chap still not been adopted?

You don't notice him in a big group because Brody is an inconspicuous, young black doggie...a simple chap who clearly has inherited the good Labrador gens. He is playful and gets along well with the other dogs. We noticed Brody in the killingstation and we know by experience that black dogs are not in demand here. 

We took this young dog with us as quickly as possible because his life was in danger. He's been with us for three and a half years, since he was nearly 18 months old - no fault of his own, who knows why this lovely dog has not been adopted yet. 

He is currently in a lovely foster home in the Netherlands. But three and a half years is long enough. Brody is growing up; he's looking for a forever owner, as soon as possible. This chap has a lot of potential; he will surely become a loyal, inquisitive and affectionate mate for his new owner, 

For the fan of black who wants to give Brody a new chance to find happiness... please take  look at his information and lovely videos - here

Loving, loyal and intelligent. That's Brody.

August 19, 2017

Fabienne's Dog of the Week: Albabina

Albabina, now called Donna has been staying in the Netherlands for some time now. She is incredibly sweet and is doing very well.  The foster family has since taken in a second dog and Albabina gently welcomed it and accepted it. And she also saw it leaving for its very own home, its forever home. So now, who has a home for her?  This good girl deserves it! She's looking for a boss or a family who will enjoy walking with her. She listens well and is good with other dogs and will probably get used to cats. Will you visit her? Please do. She so deserves her own home. For more information please click here. You will read about the horrible start in life she had and how she has responded to the love and care from her first forster mum in Spain, Isabeleke, and from her Belgian foster home.


Snapshots from the Refugio

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

Sharmi - sweet, gentle - after two years, she so deserves a forever home

The latest update for our sweet Sharmi was dated 12th May, this year, 2017. This cute Sharpei lady, currently in fostercare in Belgium, is still waiting for a nice forever home. Good food (she really likes everything), a little love and a little walk - Sharmi doesn't ask for much. She loves people a lot and can't get enough of asking for hugs from anyone crossing her path. After all those years of neglect she is so grateful with some attention. She is also as soft as a bear and can look incredibly sweet so that you give in every time :) 

Sharmi is a sensitive soul and a consistent but gentle approach is necessary. She knows the basic commands like bowl, sit, wait and paw. She has already walked in a safe place, but she is comforatble around other animals, such as cats, rabbits or horses, and so far they don't bother her. She is fine on the flexilead. She's good with other dogs, as long as they are not too active or dominant. She does not like them to come into her personal space and snuggle up to her. 

With our chihuahuas she is amazing, very soft and tolerant. The smallest ones are really fond of her and can even sleep on top of her back. With other dogs she has an attidude that's something like "you leave me alone and I'll leave you alone". She just wants do do her own thing. Therefore she needs to be placed as the only dog in the family. 

Her body is sadly showing some signs of her terrible past. In addition to some scars, she suffers from chronic ear infections. This is now under control, but her ears must be cleaned regularly. Just a little cleaner or ointment in her ears a few times a week, no more than that. As if this was not enough, she also has a thickening of her mammary gland. At the moment, this remains stable and there is no reason to be worried. 

Who will take this treasure home and gives her the care and love she deserves? It's not Sharmi's fault she was born in the wrong place. This poor unfortnate really deserves the very best home!


Zino is going home ....

Zino's adopters are coming every day of their holiday to have cuddles with him. He will be flying home to them as soon as possible.

August 18, 2017

Fabienne's Dog of the Day: where is Loekie's golden basket?

Look at that beautiful face? Please, he's asking. Please will you be the one to give me my golden basket in my forever home. Here are some films and more information about Loekie.

Sus needs a home so badly - who will make this sweethearts life complete?

Sus - loving and affectionate and great with children. 

He's such a darling dog. So sweet and gentle. He's appeared on this blog before - click here to read more about him. He's brilliant with children and he really needs a home where he will be loved and cherished and love and cherish back, unconditionally. 

A killing station is no place for any dog ...

Two poodles brought in, inseperable

Moetsie and Poetsie are inseparable.  Two sisters who have spent their lives together, gone everywhere together and were known by everyone who saw them out with their owner. Even now, they will come to you. They are used to people and to being treated nicely.

But their owner became ill and they ended up in the cold, hostile killing station, where they clung together. They sat apathetically, leaning against each other in that sad cage. They had no idea what had happened to them, why they were in that horrible place. 

When we took them away from there, their little bodies were wriggling with happiness, relief and thankfulness. In they car they sat on our laps and you could see them starting to relax again. Now they are with us and of course they are together in the same cage. But they shouldn't be there. they don't belong here. 

They are fragile litle princesses. Quiet, sweet dogs. We would love for them to find a home where they can stay together. They are truly inseperable. If one of them has to go to the vet, the other will be in a total panic. So sad to see that. 

Moetsie and Poetsie belong together. It's obvious. They are really hoping to find a true, warm basket. Together for ever.  For more informaton about these two darlings, please click on their names below their photographs.

August 13, 2017

Dog of the day: WILLEM

Just look at that sweet face. All he wants is someone to love.

Willem is a real sweetheart who would like a warm golden basket with someone who loves him and whom he can love. Who will make Willem happy? (And get his unconditional love in return.)

 Click here for a movie made about him.  And if you would like more information click here.

A compliment from the staff at Malaga Airport!

We got a message from the staff of Malaga airport, to say that as always our dogs look so good - it's great to hear that!! And once again more lucky dogs - four this time - are on their way to their forever homes.

Lucy (Lulli) is in foster care


Lucy (ACE Lulli) has been in shelter in the Netherlands since last Wednesday. Her fosterparents have made a video that you can see here. And you can find more information about Lulli here.

Would you like a friend for life?


Korneel grew up in the Refugio. It was the only home he knew. So he had no idea how to be in a family, how to behave in different circumstances. Then his luck appeared to change and he found a was adopted in Belgium. Unfortunately this stay was only short-lived, he found it difficult to cope, his character canged and so his owners sent him away and he went to a foster family. 

There were other dogs at the foster home and that came as another shock, another change. He was confused at first because he found he was able to do what he wanted to and once more he didn't know how to behave. He was shocked and confused. But he settled down after a couple of days, once he got used to everything and quickly adapted. Now he loves to play with the other dogs in his host family. 

He enjoys going for walks, but preferably with a dog harness, as he is inclined to be frightened by loud noises and tends to want to run away when he hears them.  He is social towards other dogs and behaves well in the pack. Korneel is not a difficult eater and adores to get some sweets. Once he trusts you, he really is such a dear. He gives you licks and comes to join you on the sofa.

Korneel needs a patient owner with experience, who wants to guide him. For he is now ready for a true forever home - a family who wants to adopt him definitively. A family who will trust him, cuddle him and who will know how to teach him to feel even more self confident. A family with younger children up to about 12 years old would be too busy for him as he may still panic and lash out. On the other hand he would love to be in a family with other dogs as he'd enjoy having a playmate or playmates.

Who will give our dear Korneel a chance and offer him, finally, a steady and warm new home?  If you do you will have a big friend for life! 

Why not come and visit us and meet Korneel and get to know him and see how he reacts, so you can assess the situation better. 

For more information and some lovely videos of Korneel, please click here. If you would like to have extra information about Korneel, please refer to the name and the reference number (6387) 

August 05, 2017

Yeiko is the dog of the day!

Yeiko was found on the street. Another young dog that was shamelessly dumped, as worthless waste. Now he is with us and he's a really a nice dog. Yeiko is funny, happy, playful and good with the other dogs. This handsome little guy loves people and is easy to handle. A good soul, which has definitely got a lot to do with it. He'll be ideal for a owner who is looking for a young dog who may just get a little bigger. Who will book this sweetheart his one way ticket to happiness?

Please click here for more information.

Snapshots from the Refugio - 4th August

Sign up for the ACE day today

When it's full, it's full!

Dear All,
You can now sign up for the annual ACE day, to be held this year on Saturday September 9th.

The event will take place in the field of "The Mauricse Dog Racing Association" in Eck en Wiel.
It's a great day where adopters, volunteers, ex-students and the team from Spain will be present, including the founder Fabienne Paques  and come together to celebrate.

On the day there will be various stalls offering different things for sale, for both dogs and owners.  There will be workshops and of course there are also things to eat and drink for sale.

In short, it's going to be a fun day that you cannot miss as an adopter with your dog
Entrance fees are € 7.50 for adults and € 5.00 for children, dogs are of course free :-) You can sign up at for more information, stating the number of persons and dogs.

We hope to see you on Saturday, September 9th

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

Joana: a black cat with golden eyes and a golden character

Black beauty,... Joana,...

Deep, deep black, with a character of gold...She was saved from a cat colony where she  was probably dumped. She was pregnant, but gave birth to only stillborn kittens... she had been too heavily neglected to be able to give birth to healthy kittens. 

When, that same day, we took in a box with newborn kittens without a mama we thought 'Shall we do it?'  We were in doubt whether Joana was capable or not, but we were so desperate we decided to try and see if Joana would be able to take care of them. 

And it was like a miracle, she accepted the kittens, with nothing but love and acted like she was their mama. It didn't seem to bother her that she was very weak, she wanted to save them...and she did. We gave some extra nutritional food and everything extra that could help her survive... She is a perfect mama.... She is black, but black animals are so beautiful!! When you take good care of them, they will shine like stars and will be so thankful being saved. 

We have noticed over the years that black and white dogs and cats have a smaller chance of being adopted and that is a shame... because no matter your colour, it is the character that should count. And this black pearl had a golden character... a really good and lovely cat!!

Please click here, for more information.

August 02, 2017

Fabienne's Dog of the Day: Willa


Willa was tied up with a big chain at the entrance to a death station, she sat there and watched, not knowing what was going on, waiting to see what would happen to her. Around her throat she had the collar of an adult dog, to stop her from getting away. It's incomprehensible because Willa is a small, affectionate, good and sweet pup that really deserves better than being thrown away in this way.She's social and cuddly, just a good puppy with the most beautiful eyes, what a darling!

Atmospheric snapshots of the Refugio

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.

foto van Ace-charity Fabienne Paques.