It’s always great to see photos of the dogs who have been adopted in their new homes looking happy and bringing so much joy to their owners.

This week I went to visit one of our dogs who came into the shelter with two other dogs in 2017. She was the lucky one of the three, the other two had been tied with twine, very tightly around their necks, which had cut into their skin, leaving very deep open wounds.

This girl was named Roxy.

It soon became apparent Roxy was pregnant, sadly, not all her puppies survived. Roxy hated shelter life, was desperate to get out and walk with the volunteers or run in the paddock. Sometimes, dogs just become ‘invisible’, they get overlooked for puppies or popular breeds. Roxy was a mixed breed, craving a family of her own to love her.

Amanda, one of our UK volunteers approached the owner of a Boarding Kennel in Sheffield about the possibility of sending some of our long term dogs there for a better chance of being rehomed.

Roxy had been waiting two years at Los Infiernos. Finally, she got a break and went to Sheffield.

After two months there, Maria, whose daughter lives in Spain and has a Los Infiernos dog, took Roxy to her forever home just weeks before the COVID lock down and they bonded – Roxy got the security she craved from a wonderful new mum, home and garden. Maria has had some ill health but Roxy has been at her side throughout and they are inseparable.

Maria has since visited her daughter and Roxy came too. It was wonderful to see her so happy and relaxed.

Here are a couple of our residents who need a break like Roxy.

Bruce Cross Breed

DOB 15/5/18

BRUCE is good natured and walks well with other dogs. He’s a strong boy and pulls on the lead from pure excitement, so needs some positive reinforcement there. He is very loving, he would stand there all day being stroked and having his ears tickled.

Logan German Shorthaired Pointer

DOB 02/11/2017

Only one word to describe this boy. Magnificent. Wonderful chocolate brown colouring. A real head turner…you’d be the talk of the dog park with this boy. He’s strong as you would expect and is desperate for his few short walks. He could do with a bit of space to run around in. He would give a lot of affection in return for a loving home but he is wary of other dogs so would need to be an only dog.

For details of available dogs contact the shelter 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 between 9am and 1pm, especially walkers who are experienced with the bigger stronger dogs.

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Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us, and make our lives a little brighter, and they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.” – Dan Gemeinhart