My name is Luke

Photos taken 26 March 2013


Video taken when he was found 10 Sept 2010


Name: Luke Ref: D-796
Sex: Male Sterilised: Yes
Born: 10 January 2012 Ok with Dogs: Yes
Breed: Mixed Ok with cats: Yes
Size: Medium? Ok with Children: Yes

This dog was running around lost and very thin. He is a very friendly dog with a cut/small tail and should grow to be medium size?

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ADOPTING A DOG OR CAT IN SPAIN - (We reserve the right to deny the adoption of an animal)

COST OF A DOG OR CAT - There is no charge but we kindly ask for a donation to cover our costs for the sterilisation, micro chip and vaccinations where applicable.

PUPPIES & KITTENS - When adopting a young animal we will also require a donation to cover our costs for the micro chip, vaccinations and future sterilisation. When the puppy or kitten is of age, you may bring it back to us and it will be sterilised free of charge by our local vet.
Should you wish to have it sterilised by your own local vet, please note that the donation will not be returned and it will be used to help stray/abandoned/abused animals.

NOTES - We do not receive any type of government or local authority funding to help the animals and we purely rely on fund raising. Every dog or cat that comes under our care is wormed, vaccinated, micro chipped and sterilised. The medical bill for each animal ranges from 70 – 200 euros each. This amount does not include things like other operations, food, collars, leads, flights, travel boxes etc.

Each long stay animal can cost on average 30 euros per month to feed, worm and flee treatment. This cost does not include vet treatment for other medical conditions that the animal may have.

What can I expect from my adopted dog?
Many dogs are found in a vastly neglected and malnourished state.
These dogs have had to fight to find food and survive.
Please keep this in mind if you want to adopt one of our dogs.
You cannot expect them to be the perfect pet from the first day. Some dogs need from a few days to a few months of trust and slow adjustment is needed.

Please do not give up after only 24 hours, how can you expect a dog to get to know and understand things in such a short time?
Some of these dogs have had a very sad past others are simply pets that have suddenly been left without a home, we therefore ask you to think twice before adopting and give these animals some time.
Some dogs have never been in a house, much less had love and hugs.

Every animal that comes in to us is prepared for this as they get as much love and attention as possible in our foster homes and our refuge, but when they are adopted, they are suddenly taken away and for some dogs this is another stressful situation but with enough patience and love things will turn out alright.
Adult dogs will need to understand commands in a new language, which will be very strange for them.
While the dogs are in our foster homes we try and teach them in English the basic commands e.g. come, sit, stay as well as walk on the lead and most     answer to their new given name. Most of the dogs in our refuge will learn their new name and answer to it as well as walk on the lead.
We get to know their character so that we can advise you when you place an adoption enquiry but will also advise you as to which dog would be most suitable for you.

Unfortunately, many people expect the perfect dog!
People will sometimes adopt a dog and after one week he still pees or messes in their new home or maybe barks a bit too much or he growls a bit, which is not a problem so they decide that the dog must be returned without making an effort to make it work.
Unfortunately you are adopting a dog, not purchasing a jar of coffee and you do not like that flavour so you exchange it or return it to the supermarket.
It is a living creature, sometimes with a very sad past, so we would prefer that you thought about it 10 times before you make the decision to adopt.

If you adopt a puppy please be patient as he will need more attention and he will for sure have little accidents all over the house. Make sure that you have some newspaper down and show it to the pup as that tends to work most of the time and take him out at regular intervals.
A grown dog will need lots of reassurance and love and be taken out at regular times on the lead for walks and to do their business

Unfortunately we can not always predict the behavior of a grown dog once he is in his new home, many factors can cause stress e.g. children, cats other dogs they do not know.

People are free to decide whether to buy a pure bred dog or adopt a refuge dog, but please remember that every time you buy a dog from a shop or breeder, you are killing a dog because if we cannot home our dogs then we cannot make space for others that could possible end up in the local killing stations as they are called.

Every day we try and help animals and when we cannot we sometimes lay awake at night worrying as to where or what has happened to that poor dog
There biggest joy for us is when one of our dogs finally finds a forever home and we receive photos and information on their progress.
All we can do is hope that the new owners have made a conscious choice and that they have thought about it many times before the adoption





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