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When we launched our website on 26th January 2008 we were overwhelmed by the response. Our visitors have given us increased confidence to continue with our efforts to take care of the stray and abandoned dogs and cats in our area of Puglia, and to one day achieve our dream of building an animal shelter….

Puglia Pooches wishes you all a Happy New Year

So, as we say goodbye to 2019 and get ready to welcome 2020, Mino and I would like to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year. This year has been a particularly trying one, with all the losses we have endured. Four dogs and one cat, it is a lot to lose…

Seasons Greetings

Mino and I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank you for all your continued support,without it,we couldn’t do what we do. We wish you all health,comfort and prosperity this festive season,and throughout the coming year..At Christmas may your homes be filled with your…

Night Night Nipper

Its with great sadness I have to tell you Nipper passed away yesterday 04/08/19 He had been gravely ill for a while and whilst the vet thought he would make a recovery, I didn’t . Little Nipper, was one of those dogs who caused us no trouble what so ever. He rocked up at our…

Love You Lala

Anyone who loves animals,knows how painful it is to say that final farewell to a beloved pet. It’s so so difficult. We view them as family members and treat them as such. My gorgeous Lala was no exception. We rescued Lala and her six pups from an empty villa by the beach,where she had found…

Goodbye Flossie

What a shock this morning to wake up and find our dear little old girl Flossie had passed in her sleep. Yesterday she was fine apart from being elderly ! Thirteen years ago, I was out riding my bike ,and I witnessed Flossie being attacked by several large dogs, of course I intervened, and in…

Lala
Sparky - a Puglia Pooch

Our darling little boy has gone to his final resting place,Sparky you were such a trooper,you were so brave.. The hardest part of having a dog is having to say goodbye. Sparky went to sleep in my arms with me telling him how much we loved him.We could not allow him to suffer ! Our…

Nipper

Yesterday Nipper paid a visit to the vet. It transpires he has a tumour on his willy ! Poor little chap. He is on antibiotics for a week to try and take away the inflamation ,then he will be operated on to remove it. So lets hope for a good outcome. We dont know how…

Happy New Year 2019

As we draw to the end of December, I’m reflecting on what a year we have had…2018 has not been a good year for us. None of us know whats round the corner.The .loss of my brother,the loss of three of our dogs,then Charlies stroke.And thats just the major things! We are truly lucky to…

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