Tag archive: Portuguese Dogs

Sparky, a Puglia Pooch : Puglia Pooches, caring for abandoned, sick and stray animals in Puglia

Sparky has to have an operation on Monday. I am sending out this appeal to see if we can help raise some money towards it. He has to have both elbows operated on. He has had open an open wound on one for some time, now the other one has opened. We have tried everything…

Ginger a Puglia Pooch : Puglia Pooches caring for stray and abandoned animals in Puglia

It’s with great sadness I have to tell you that Ginger was put to sleep today. He had not been eating much for sometime and had become quite thin, suddenly around mid morning, he starting behaving differently, and he developed a massive swelling on his side. This just appeared from nowhere. We were in no…

Sparky, a Puglia Pooch : Puglia Pooches caring for stray and abandoned animals in Puglia

Hi Everyone Our dear little Sparky is still having a problem with his elbows. One has healed,the other one still does not want to. I have researched this problem and evidently it’s quite common for dogs with amputations. It’s a very very difficult place to heal and a very very difficult place to bandage. We…

Tuppence, a Puglia Pooch : Puglia Pooches caring for stray and abandoned animals in Puglia

Hi Everyone, I hope you like the new website, it’s thanks to our good friend Debbie, who has been working really hard getting it done. We would appreciate your feedback on it. Tuppence was at the vets yesterday afternoon, she had 12 teeth out, poor little mite. I was shocked when I looked in her…

Puppy Bill

Puppy Bill is one of Bessie’s pups. She had six, we kept two as we thought we had homes for them. The lady that wanted this one changed her mind. So he became dog number 9. We are sure Bobby was his father. Now number 6 He was born on Mino’s birthday, so he is a…

Pooch - a Puglia Pooch

Pooch was our 3rd dog. He was abandoned outside of our place. He didn’t look one bit like a poodle, he was filthy dirty, his coat was long and matted, and he was full of ticks.We took him straight to the vets for a check up. In Portugal they automatically do a test for heartworm which unfortunately was…

Lady - a Puglia Pooch : Puglia Pooches caring for stray and abandoned animals in Puglia

Lady was our 1st dog. We found her in a communal rubbish bin, when we lived in the Algarve. A friend of ours tried to take her, but she was unapproachable, she growled and snarled at him. When I got close to her, she rolled on her back and let me rub her belly. I picked her up…

Sparky, a Puglia Pooch : Puglia Pooches, caring for abandoned, sick and stray animals in Puglia

Sparky was our 2nd dog. We found him in a small crate next door to where we lived, in Portugal. He was left without food or water for several days, apart from what we gave him. When we came home, Mino would let him out of this crate and leave him free for a while. The boy used…

Scruffy - a Puglia Pooch : Puglia Pooches, caring for abandoned, sick and stray animals in Puglia

Scruffy was dog number 7. He, Bessie and Bobby were three dogs that lived together. Their owner had died and his son was supposedly taking care of the dogs. He left the dogs in the old man’s house, which was practically falling down. They had to scavenge for food. Scruffy was a real challenge for me, he…

Ginger a Puglia Pooch : Puglia Pooches caring for stray and abandoned animals in Puglia

Ginger was dog number 4. He was in a school playground, going from child to child, being the friendly boy he is,  the headmaster saw him and began kicking him away. Nice way to teach children about respect for animals! Ginger came home with us and never looked back. We had Ginger neutered. Everyone who knows him,…

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