Galgo Solace is playful and bouncy outside in the yard and is generally quiet and 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 is about 4 years old, between 50 and 60 pounds. 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 his coat is wirey on top and on his face 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. Solace is super cute and very smart. He seems to learn quickly; he learned “wait/stop” and “bed” on the first day and we believe he learned “come” and his name by day two though you know how sighthounds are with recall. 🙂 If you want a happy, bouncy hound who is full of joy and love, this may be your hound. Update: Solace now also knows “up” (two feet) and “up up”/all the way (as in climb up on things such as the couch), “look,” “down” (as in lie down), and “sh”/quiet. Solace’s estimated birth year is 2012.
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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 met both resident cats and there’s been no problem so far. He’s a very nice dog. Someone will be very lucky to have him! An absolute love. Update: 4th of July fireworks noise really scared this guy so he had some readjusting to do regarding noise fear. He also displays concern when seeing cars during his walks so a very busy city might not be the happiest place on earth for him right now. We’re working on it and he’s getting better. We will continue to work with him on this and shall see how things progress.
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Wire-haired podenca, 2 years old apx. Housetrained, calm inside, playful outside, good with other dogs. 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! 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.
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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.” As a result, we are currently offering to reduce her adoption fee, if the adopter needs that to help make up for potential veterinary needs down the road.
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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 great with all the other sanctuary dogs and is good on lead 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 future roommates leave him; in fact he is now bonding even more strongly with his new roommate, 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 training and behavioral methods and had the time, resources, inclination, personality, and lifestyle that he deserves and needs.
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