Dierenopvang Koningen builds a special place for old shelter dogs

Dierenopvang Koningen, one of our partners in Holland, received a large amount of money from Stichting Dierenlot (an animal foundation) to help them realize their dream: a special place for the older shelter dogs. These dogs are having a hard time in a regular shelter because of the slippery floors and  the temperature among others.  Koningen will create a homely environment where the oldies get special care and also can be visited by old people from a healthcare institution. A very special project! On behalf of all people, animals and especially the old dogs from Scooby: CONGRATULATIONS! We can’t wait to see the results and see old Scooby dogs walking around there.

Watch the Dutch video of Astrid Koningen in the building that will become Veccio's Seniorenparadijs. The first dog you see in the shelter is Scooby’s ten year old Lola and the small black old dog with a tie is Timon, an old Scoobydog that lives with Astrid now:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYrIFcu8YS4

Scooby also has a separate place for older dogs; the Oldies Garden, with a house with beds and couches to make them more comfortable in the cold winters and hot summers. But the best thing for them would be living in a real house with a real family. Please don’t forget the oldies when you are thinking about adopting a dog.


Help me forget my past – AMY

Dear human hands,
I know you a little by now. I know what you can do to me. I have experienced the bad kind and the good kind. I prefer the good kind. Those hands tickle me on places I love to be tickled! Those hands rub me on places I can’t reach myself. I love those hands. They help me feel good. I am lucky that we don’t have mirrors in this nice shelter so I can’t see the scars that remind me of my past as a hunting dog. I prefer the future, definitely. A future full of sweet human hands that constantly tickle me, rub me and pet me. Do you have those hands? Then I think we’re a match made in heaven!
Here you see a short video of Amy, the sweet black Galgo girl of only 2 years old:


I’m special because I’m me! - RUBY

Hellooooo!! I’m special because I’m me! I am Ruby, a happy Galgo-mix. Not a pure-bred Galgo, nor a mix, but a Galgo-mix, so one of my parents is a Galgo. I guess my mom. I live at Scooby with my Galgo friends whom I love to play with, especially the males. I have lots of energy and I’m always in a good mood. Always! So if you come to play with me, I love to run and jump around in the paddock and hug you. But there is one thing I love even more: being stroked or petted. I just can’t get enough of it! My perfect day would be to go for a long walk and play and afterwards lay my head on your lap and be stroked until I fall asleep. This is what I dream of every night when I go to bed here at the shelter. And I wake up the next morning and hope I’m in a warm home with a great family. So far it’s only a dream. Could it be a reality soon? I hope so...
Watch me in this video, loving the cuddles!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yN1Z7-orcM
Ruby is a beautiful female dog, she is 3,5 years old and has been living at Scooby for 11 months now.



To all lovers of Protectora y Santuario Scooby (adopters and sponsors), thank you so much for being faithful supporters of this wonderful organisation over the years. As you can see the number of animals just seems to increase each time and much monetary support is crucially needed. Up to the end of August Protectora y Santuario Scooby saved 300 puppies from the streets, this was 49% of all of the dogs rescued by Scooby by the end of August this year. This presents us with an additional demand on our funding and one we can’t ignore.
We have decided to merge the Scooby3000 scheme with a regular donation scheme. You might remember we launched Scooby3000 in the financial crisis when the limited municipal funding we had came to an end. The council has reinstated the funds but not the full amount and the income from the local authority is nowhere near enough to feed our rescued dogs and cats and give them all of the veterinary care they need.
We will now have one scheme, the “Our Scooby Monthly Club”. It would be fantastic if everyone could please donate at least €5 per month, €10 per month would be exceptional and ideal for the Scooby animals. If you are a Scooby3000 donor, no need to do anything unless you’d like to change your donation.
We hope you will respond to this appeal so that we can count on a monthly income for the Scooby residents. Your donations will pay for food and ongoing veterinary care. We can send you a reminder each month to those willing to help “Our Scooby”. Alternatively you can set up a monthly donation to one of the following accounts:
Triodos Bank account ES06 1491 0001 2021 3033 7229 making your payment to “Scooby Sociedad de Animales y Medio Ambiente”
Via PayPal at refugioscooby@gmail.com
Thank you very much


5th of October is Forgotten Dogs Day: WHAT IF...

“What if I was a cute puppy, would you adopt me then?”
“What if I was a beautiful cat, would you love me then?”
“What if I was a small Chihuahua, would you take me home then?”
“What if I was a forgotten dog...”

Today is Forgotten Dogs Day, the day we put our Forgotten Dogs in the spotlight. And we have a lot of them! Many dogs have spent years and years at our shelter and will probably grow old here. That’s not fair! Each dog is an individual, each dog is different, each dog has a lot of love and happiness to give and they all need the same: a home. You can not save all the dogs in the world, but you can save one. And that one dog will love you to the moon and back. We promise.
“What if I was a forgotten dog, I WOULD LOVE YOU JUST AS MUCH!

Please check our website for more info on that dog that will give you all its love: