Aria is a stunning, wire-coated Galga Espanol, with an estimated birthdate of August 2013. She bonds closely with her trusted human(s) and becomes rather affectionate and velcroish. She is hesitant with people she does not know, however, and will wait until they have proven themselves before trusting. Aria is smart and generally calm, though tender/sensitive, so our training program with her is at her own pace and we did not begin it right away because we did not want to overwhelm her. Once she got settled, though, she learned “sit” and “foot please” (right, left–in preparation for nail trims), and it seemed she was excited when she accomplished those, as she would pop up for a big hug after finishing her sessions successfully. Aria is housetrained and is not a chewer, not destructive. She is good on leash generally but is a bit nervous about cars. She knows “come” but as with most sighthounds, that is not reliable enough for off leash when there is prey in sight. She can jump quite high and she is very fast. A minimum six foot high fence with no climbable parts or items nearby is crucial for her, though 7 foot high fencing would be safer in our opinion. Aria may be placed within 6 hours driving distance, maximum, of Gearhart, Oregon, for the right home.
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Solace is a Galgo Espanol, playful and bouncy outside in the yard and is generally relaxed indoors; he loves to be petted and talked to though and gets excited when his humans enter the room. He was very friendly and social with us immediately upon arrival, and likes to try to get all the attention he can. 🙂 Solace has an estimated birth year of 2012. He is what is known as a “fuzzy” galgo, meaning he has some wirey, longer hair rather than the plain short coat of an American greyhound. Currently however his coat is wirey on top and on his face and tail but not very long; it may become long depending on the environment. No promises though! Solace has the longest tail we have ever seen and he has a very definite case of Happy Tail! He was cat tested in Spain and tested fine but we have not tested him here yet. He was also tested fine with male and female dogs in Spain; here he has only been tested with Aria; his female roomie. Solace is super cute and very smart. He learns quickly and is eager to please because he knows pleasing means rewards. 🙂 If you want a happy, bouncy hound who is full of joy and love, this may be your hound.
Update: Solace has learned UP (as in on the couch/in the van etc); DOWN (as in lie down); SH/QUIET; SIT; COME; STOP. We are working on STAY. That’s a tough one for him but he will get it eventually. 🙂 Solace will need a non climbable, minimum 6 foot high fence, possibly 7 foot high as high as he can jump very high and has shown interest in the fence when something is on the other side.
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Ripple is a Podenco Canario about 2 years old. He is super sweet and friendly with people he with whom he is comfortable, a really great guy. He loves cuddles and affection more than anything except food! At the Oregon sanctuary he has been fine with both indoor cats. He is a very nice, loving, cuddly, funny, goofy dog that seeks just the right adopter and home. He’s had many applicants but no one quite right for him yet; when that right one does come along, there WILL be happiness all around because Ripple is quite a catch. He is a very special boy.
Ripple is housetrained. He knows SIT, COME, and GO PEE. He also knows leave it/drop it but better in Spanish than English.
Update(s). With work on Ripple’s initial noise startle/fears, he has made huge progress and now barely reacts at all to noises; when he does, he recovers quickly and easily to most every noise. He also is doing much better on walks. Still some nervousness with cars on the road but again much improved. He also has more confidence when another person and dog join us on walks. Placement will be within 6 hours drive to Gearhart, Oregon or less. Ripple requires secure minimum 6 foot tall, no climb privacy fencing attached to his home.
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Wire-haired podenca, 2 years old apx. Housetrained, calm inside, playful outside, good with other dogs. Fine with our indoor cats when she has shared space with them. Is fearful of strangers but is very sweet once she knows/trusts you, asking for attention by pawing for cuddles and eventually climbing up in-lap. 🙂 Outdoors she is boisterous, enjoying a good run around the yard, sometimes followed by a little sun bath. A smaller podenca, Zinnia is about 30-35 pounds and very beautiful. She is very treat motivated and knows “sit” quite well, anc “come” fairly well. She also is pretty good with “down” (lie down) and “sh”/”quiet” and so-so with “wait.” We think that Zinnia would be a good fit for someone seeking a cuddle buddy indoors or a play buddy outdoors. She’s very well-rounded. Adoption must be within 6 hours drive from Gearhart, Oregon or less.
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Willow is a sweet, near 5 year old Podenca, about 40 pounds. She is currently fostered in another state. She seeks a calm forever home with a mature, stable adult or couple. She would also by okay sharing that home with one other calm dog, but please no MeowMeows! Willow can be adopted within 6 to 8 hours driving distance of South Portland, Maine or can travel to Oregon to be adopted near the sanctuary. Her dream home would be one where her adopter is home a lot. Between being an abused hunting dog and then an ignored and dumped adopted dog, she had a difficult start to her life and is seeking a really easy rest of her life, thank you very much!
Willow appears to have an old neck injury so while she is mobile and doing ok, we are calling her “special needs.”
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Supra, a larger Podenco Ibicenco, is the sanctuary’s special sweetheart, come from Spain in 2016 when his rescuer there died in a car accident. We had heard about Supra the year before but the rescuer decided to keep him back then. When we heard the sad news of his death and Supra’s need for a new home, we renewed our offer of help. Supra arrived shortly thereafter and we discovered that he had been through some trauma before being rescued; it quickly became clear that there’s a good possibility that it could mean he ends up remaining with us–which would be fine. It’s obvious this guy has been through a lot of pain and we intend to make sure he has no more of it. He had been abused as a hunter’s dog, was very traumatized, and had two broken legs during his time on the streets of Spain. Yet Supra is a very sweet, gentle boy who is somewhat of a velcro dog to whomever he bonds with, wanting to walk and stand around with that person, looking into her eyes (ok and getting cookies), but until he trusts a person, he backs away from touching and getting too close. He is not aggressive; he simply backs up or runs off if an untrusted person tries to come near him. He is good with the other sanctuary dogs and is good on leash as well. We’ve posted him here because we want to make sure that we don’t keep him from a great situation that might be available for him, and because it was a hard for him when his ‘girlfriend’ Kona was recently adopted, so we feel it might be harder for him to continue to have his friends and roommates leave him; in fact he is now bonding even more strongly with his new friend, Zinnia, who is also up for adoption. In any case, Supra is just too sweet to not at least share about, but we’d only send him to an adoptive home if the person were very well qualified in proper behavioral methods and had the time, resources, inclination, personality, and lifestyle that he deserves and needs.
Supra is about 70 – 75 pounds, housetrained, knows COME, LEAVE IT/DROP IT (better in Spanish), and GO PEE. We have not worked the usual beginner training program with him because of his injuries and suspected related discomfort with sitting, etc., but he is very intelligent and bonded so would certainly learn whatever we asked of him that he was physically able to do.
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