Many people arrive at an animal shelter thinking they will be able to adopt a dog for free and are surprised to learn that fees apply.

You might be thinking, “Why should I pay to take responsibility for a dog that needs a forever home?” After all, you’ll be paying for the dog’s care for years to come.

Los Infiernos Protectora does receive basic funding for each animal brought in from the Town Hall where the dog is found.

They get nothing extra for dogs received that have been injured or sick. These costs can be very expensive. 

They can’t afford to let you adopt the dogs in their care for free. Food, vet visits, and other important care that dogs need before they are rehomed cost quite a bit of money.

The adoption fee most shelters will ask you to pay helps to cover the costs of caring for the dog you are taking home as well as the general costs of running and maintaining the shelter.

The fee also shows how serious you are about taking on responsibility for a dog for the next 10 to 15 years. If something is free, then it has more of a throwaway value if things don’t turn out as expected.

Some opportunities actually do exist where you’ll be able to adopt a dog for free. 

A friend whose dog has had pups, and they need to find homes for them or someone who is moving away and can’t take their dog with them, for example.

Unfortunately, these kinds of opportunities are pretty rare and down to chance.

Here we have some dogs for your consideration, who are worth every cent of their adoption fee. 


Peppa is a curious lively girl. She’s young and strong, so would benefit from some leash training, but she gives out so much affection. She gets on well with other dogs and loves tearing around in the park with her pals. 

(Peppa has 200€ sponsorship towards travel out of Spain)


Ruperta is very affectionate with people but doesn’t get along with her canine companions, so would need to be the only dog in the household. She has been with us since November 2020.

Because of her breed, she requires a special license and insurance. 

We have had a massive influx of puppies lately,  13 with mum from a cave and the following day 11 dumped in a bin!

For details of available dogs contact us via the Facebook page Los Infiernos Protectora Supporters, or by email, or our new web site

Dog walkers are always needed. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings. We especially need walkers who are experienced with bigger stronger dogs.

Our PayPal address is and by using the FRIENDS AND FAMILY OPTION (very important), we get the full donation. We accept donations in Euros and Sterling. Any donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.

When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.   Nora Ephron