Italian Dogs

Abbie

Abbie

This is Abbie. Back in September 2011,we were asked to take a look at this tiny puppy, by some local people. When we saw her, she looked as if she couldn’t possibly survive. She was very tiny,and had been mauled by a bigger dog. She was quite lame when she started to walk. We took her…

Bicki

Meet Bicki. He was dumped right outside of our gate in the summer of 2006 aged about 2 months. What else was there to do but to take him in. He is a Pastore Maremanno, an Italian sheepdog. There are many of them here. He has turned out to be a very handsome young man, with…

Bob

Bob with Manuela

Our very good friend Bob called us in April, for us to please come and look at a dog! Oh my, when we saw him, well words fail me, he was literally a skeleton covered with patchy fur, the poor boy. We of course brought him home. We called him Bob. He was a Bretton,a hunting dog….

Carina

This is Carina. We have known this little girl for sometime,she lived two roads away from where we live,owned by a nasty old man,that used to keep her on a chain that was bigger than her. She would walk around with the weight of the chain bringing down her head. Mino had many words with…

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie was abandoned outside of our house in 2006. He had a fractured femur. He would be waiting outside our gate when we took our own dogs out, and always came with us. He would play and run with ours, it was awful to watch, as he was in such pain, but insisted on running, with…

Doby

Doby

This is Doby. During a really bad thunder storm, Mino found Doby huddled against our wall, shivering with the cold and drenched to the skin. We had seen him around, he was left here last summer, probably got too old for someone and replaced with a pup! He is very obedient, but we cannot interact him…

Dottie, a Puglia Pooch - caring for stray and abandoned animals in Puglia

Dottie wa found abandonded by the side of a main road,with a green stick fracture to her bacl leg,she was about four months old. We took her home,had her leg mended,and the rest is history,whoever could have dumped such a beautiful little girl? There loss was our gain,Dottie is beautiful.Such a gentle little creature… For…

Dulcie’s Story

We dropped in at our local petrol station a couple of days ago with Tuppence and saw this tiny little dog. The owners of the petrol station told us she had been abandoned and they had been feeding her. They did not want to keep her as they already had two dogs . Tuppence had…

Ellen

Ellen

Ellen is a female with a lot of Dalmation in her. She is delightful. In May 2010 we found her and her sister/mother not far from where we live. They had made their home besides some wheelie bins on an old mattress. Mino would go and feed them daily, and as the  summer drew on …

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

This is Flossy. I witnessed her being attacked by a bigger dog one day, whilst out on my bike and came to her defense. She then followed me home. What was I to do, she wasn’t going anywhere, she just sat outside my gate waiting for me. Dog number 11. She remains to this day very timid…

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