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Porto: loving and affectionate

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Names: Porto

Gender: M

Age: d-o-b: ~2012

Breed: galgo

Size: big (24kg, 60cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated

Story, Personality, Others:
Porto was brought to us from Spain at the end of hunting period, surrendered to the shelter by a hunter. Of course given his age he does not serve for hunting. He should consider himself lucky that he was not just killed like they do it there. Mercifully he was surrendered to the shelter alive.
Galgos are such peaceful and loving souls… Porto is so sweet, gentle and friendly. He is cuddly and affectionate. He loves attention. He walks well on the leash. He is good with other dogs.

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Sweetie: a survivor of a fire, a victim of human madness

Information:

Names: Sweetie

Gender: M

Age: d-o-b: beg-2018

Size: small (7.5kg, 40cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated

Story, Personality, Others:
Sweetie is a victim of a fire. There was an illegal deposit for dogs in northern Portugal, in Santo Tirso, 200 dogs crammed into small spaces in unacceptable conditions. The local authorities knew about the situation as they had received many complaints but for 3 years they were turning blind eye. One day there was a fire in the place. The owner refused to let the fireman in and the local police prevented people from entering to help as it was private property. The owner of the place did not open the kennels and watched dogs dying in the flames. The police stayed at the gates preventing anyone from helping. Over one third of dogs died there and others suffered serious injuries. Only after the fire the public opinion made enough pressure to oblige the owner to open the gates and let the dogs be rescues. The dogs were distributed over vet clinics and various shelters. We got two survivors. One is Sweetie.

Sweetie is a vert friendly and gentle dog. He is used to people. He must have had a home one day. He walks well on the leash. He us friendly with other dogs.
His lungs are ful of smoke. He is taking medication. The prognosis is optimistic, he should recover nicely.

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Dick: a dog of 14 years left to die in the shelter…..

Information:

Names: Dick

Gender: M

Breed: poodle

Age: d-o-b: 1 September 2006

Size: small (7kg, 35cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, castrated

Story, Personality, Others:
Dick was left in the shelter by his owner who cannot take care of him anymore due to health reasons. Noone from the family wanted to step in (but they are certainly waiting for inheritance). Dick was always well treated and lived in a home. He is very gentle, good on the leash, nice to other dogs. This must be a shock for him and from our experience if he does not find a new home soon he will just die of sadness in the shelter.
He is old but in good health although he has problems typical for his age. He has cataracts on both eyes and does not see very well and he has some heart murmur and take medication, Benazepril 2,5mg once a day.

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