Work on our new Casa del Sol is continuing and with the assistance of many helping hands, the land has been cleared of unwanted vegetation.  The time and huge effort involved with this difficult task from all of these people has been just amazing and very much appreciated. No news yet on when building might commence so … watch this space!

At the end of October, founding mother of PAPS, Yvonne Schallamach, departed to enjoy a much-deserved retirement in Portugal.  Yvonne originally set our charity up and spent numerous hours – when she should have been putting her feet up – slogging at the shelter, cleaning kennels, caring for our residents and fostering countless dogs to help to get them used to living with and trusting humans again.  We wish her a fond farewell and sincere best wishes for her future life and heartfelt thanks for all she’s done for so many homeless dogs.  She will be missed in so many ways, especially by the dogs who will lose a special hero, who has always fought on their behalf.

As one era ends, we have to turn our sights on a new one; one that will continue to grow and most importantly continue to save and care for abandoned dogs.  To do this effectively, we need new volunteers – people who are not afraid to work hard cleaning kennels, walking the dogs, or help in many other ways: grooming, training, taking photos or videos, doing social media, website, organising fund-raisers, taking dogs to vet appointments etc.  This work doesn’t have to be dirty, but it is oh so rewarding when you see happy dogs wagging tails in thanks and especially when they appear in their new homes, living wonderful lives!  The time commitment can be as little or as much as you want to contribute, but every little task completed will help PAPS in the overall running of our charity.

Sadly, we still have too many dogs looking for new homes – there must be one for every type of person:

Elderly pooches for people who don’t want the work and energy a young dog might require.

Youngsters for those who are happy to take on all that puppy-energy and all those in between?

Poor Nicole has been waiting patiently for quite a few years. Born 25/4/17, approx 45cms tall, this great girl loves splashing around in water, meeting people and having fun.  Because of her breed, she would need a PPP licence and would be better with an owner who understands how to handle her. 

Email animalesperrosdelsol@hotmail.com if you have any questions or would like to know more about fostering/adopting a dog.

Visit our FB page Support Abandoned Dogs/PAPS in Spain to see what we are up to.