Titti - Rescue # 11- Puglia Pooches

Titti – Rescue # 11

There was a restaurant opposite where we lived, and one of the women that worked there asked us if we would look after her little dog Titti for a short while, as she was currently living with her in-laws. The mother in law didn’t like animals, she was very cruel to Titi. She even left…

Paco - Rescue # 10 - Puglia Pooches

Paco – Rescue # 10

Here we were in Italy, there were stray dogs everywhere you looked. Paco was the first Italian one we took in after arriving in Italy. Rescue number 10, what a dog, he had been wandering the streets of Squinzano for some considerable time. Beautiful boy, he fitted in with all the others like he’d known…

2021 website

Happy New Year to you all …. hopefully it will be a better year than 2020. If you are reading this you have found your way to the new Puglia Pooches website. If you visited the old site then you will have noticed that, at the moment, a lot of content is missing. More content…

Scruffy - Rescue # 7 - Puglia Pooches

Scruffy Rescue # 7

Scruffy was a real challenge for me, he was unapproachable. I loved him at first sight and was determined to get close. Again, perseverance paid off, he used to come for food, but wait until we had gone before he ate it. Slowly he became less afraid until he was so friendly, we had to…

BeBessie Rescue # 6 Puglia Poochesssie Rescue # 6 Puglia Pooches

Bessie – Rescue # 6

Bessie was a small, very frightened rough-haired jack russel …her owner had died and his son was supposedly taking care of the dogs. (There were three of them.) He left the dogs in the old man’s house, which was practically falling down. They were lucky if he fed them once a week, let alone once…

Our dear Bear-over the Rainbow Bridge

Bear – Rescue # 5

Bear was a big old soft gentle giant. In 2003 Mino found him, abandoned most definitely. What a lovely boy he was. He certainly was not a young dog. I expect someone got tired of him and wanted a newer model. That and the fact he wasn’t well, these people won’t spend any money on…

Ginger Mino's Golden Boy - Puglia Pooches

Ginger – Rescue # 4

In April 2003, Mino and I witnessed the headmaster of the primary school opposite our restaurant in the Algarve kicking Ginger, trying to get him out of the playground. All he was trying to do was be friendly. What an example to set to children.😡 We went in and got him out, he was such…