Italian Dogs

Gyp

Gyp

This is Gyp. Gyp came to stay with us in August for two months in 2009, it’s now 2013 and he is still here. We took Gyp against my better judgement. I really had said “no more”! But we were promised that it would not be for long. Of course it goes without saying Gyp will be going nowhere now. He…

Janey

This is Janey, we found her starving not far from where we live, she had clearly recently had pups, which we eventually found. She had six, four males and two females, all identical. We brought them all home here with us, and after a few weeks the puppies went to a local kennel, who had homes…

Lala

Meet Lala, Lala was found by the beach not far from us,we could see she had recently had puppies,but were unsure where they were. We followed her,and she led us to them,she had squeezed through a gate of an empty villa,and had hidden her puppies in the garden. Neither Mino or I could get over…

Lily

In April 2015,a beautiful yellow labrador arrived here,she was to become a very firm favourite with Mino,he adored her. We called her Lily,had her spayed and she settled in like she had lived here all her life.She became best friends with Skinny. I was taken into hospital in April 2016,it was a dreadful day,one I…

Lupo

Next to arrive was Lupo a GSD x. Mino found him in an awful state by the roadside, he was thin, dirty,and full of fleas and ticks, he didn’t look as if he had eaten in a long time. Mino brought him home. A few weeks after, when he was clean and had put a lot of…

Nana : Puglia Pooches caring for stray and abandoned animals in Puglia

This is Nana, he is a poor boy who,because of his size and disability, was being stoned and kicked in a neighbouring village. Nana is the size of an Irish Wolfhound and is a little deformed. But he has a wonderfully sweet nature. He has these eyes that are almost human, and when he looks at…

RIP Nerina, much loved Puglia Pooch

This is Nerina, in 2006,she was found in a pretty bad state, someone had very obviously dumped her due to her condition. She is a minature pinscher. On examination by our vet, she had to have a complete hysterectomy, and he discovered two dead puppies inside her.He sais she was quite an elderly dog,probably into double…

Nipper

On the 12th February 2014, this little guy was abandoned near us,he has spent the nights alone and scared,the days wandering around. He is small,a lot like Squirt,from a distance,when we saw him,we thought Squirt had got out!  He is a very sweet little boy,and does not mind the cats at all.We call him “Nipper“… Which…

Poppy, a much loved Puglia Pooch : Puglia Pooches, caring for stray and abandoned animals in Puglia

It’s with a very heavy heart I must tell you,Poppy was put to sleep in the early hours of this morning. She remained completely paralysed,and began to have difficulty breathing,our poor little girl was dying before our eyes. Mino phoned our vet who suggested another cortisone injection, so at midnight he went out looking for…

Paco

Paco was dog number 10. He was the first dog we rescued in Italy. He was a very beautiful and obedient dog. He would do anything you told him, so it seemed he had been someones pet. We had been told he was on the streets for over a year before we took him! Sadly he got…

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