Portuguese Dogs

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

Bear was our 5th rescue dog. He was a beautiful gentle giant. Whoever abandoned this dog must have been insane. Unfortunateiy he was diagnosed with Leishmanoise when we found him, he also had an ingrowing eyelid, which we had operated. He was such a lovely dog, we had him for almost five wonderful years. He knew love,affection and…

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

Bessie is dog number 6. A very frightened little girl, that took us a long time to get near. It was all down to Mino’s perseverance, and he eventually had her eating from his hand. Till this day, she is still “his girl.” Bessie was already in pup when we got her, and our vet thought she…

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

Bobby number 8, was young and full of fun. It was due to his friendliness that we took the three. When our vet saw him, he told us he was a Perdigueiro Portugues, a Portuguese Pointer, a hunting dog. In our ignorance we thought he was a boxer cross! This boy could run, he was turbo powered!…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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