The manetos have arrived! Andrew & Betsy are part of a little family that needed sprung from a shelter. They were all taken in by Casa de Postas in Spain. Andrew is roughly 9 years old & Betsy is about 8. This little couple is obviously very bonded and we would like to adopt them together. They'll need a patient, quiet family to help them settle in since we have no idea how long they were on the streets fending for themselves. Betsy is good with other dogs but Andrew prefers smaller dogs. They also will need a home free of cats. If interested in adopting this adorable little couple, fill out an application today! They're currently being fostered in WV but can travel for the right family.
Flora is a dalmation/shepherd mix. She cam to came to us from Spain along with her sister, Lina. They were abandoned by their hunter & spent a LONG time in a kennel. They're not only black, but they're mixes, & also were very shy when they first arrived. Their foster family has worked with them on socialization and making them understand that not all humans are bad. Lina has been adopted but Flora is still looking for her perfect forever family. She walks great on leash & LOVES to go for walks. She's also VERY cat friendly! She's currently being fostered in MA but can travel for the right family.
This little girl may NOT be a sighthound but she definitely needs us to help her. She has quite a sad story. Little Martina was adopted out by Casa de Postas in Spain as a puppy. She ended up going back to them at age 2 because they never socialized her and never sterilized her as they were required to do. She was then adopted out again and later showed up at a vet’s office. She apparently got loose from her family & they never bothered to look for her. She’s now back again at Casa de Postas and 8 years old. I agreed to help her so that she doesn’t spend the rest of her life in a shelter, never knowing the true love of a family. She’s very good with people but gets nervous around a group of dogs so she’ll need to be adopted by a family with only 1 or 2 gentle dogs & a quiet home. Her mother was a pinscher but they have no idea what dad was. What she IS though is gorgeous & super sweet and snuggly with a gentle nature. She's currently being fostered in MN.
We present to you the adorable little Oreo with the chestnut colored coat! Oreo is a 6 year old podenco currently being cared for by SOS Podenco Rescue. Oreo is one of the many boys in Spain who would be overlooked. This sweet little guy is cat safe & great with other dogs. If you’re interested in fostering or adopting this handsome guy, please send us a message or fill out an application on our website! He's being fostered in IN.
Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear! Well, actually a podengo. Make that TWO podengos! These gorgeous little fuzzy guys are Toze & Ze Miguel & their story is quite a sad one. They've been in a shelter in Portugal for over SEVEN years! Through thick & thin they've had each other all those years. Fortunately for them, Bring Podengos to Light is now helping them. We want to change their future & would love to find them a family where they can remain together thru their golden years. Both these boys are around 9 years old & are completely healthy. We would like to bring them to the US this fall, if we can find a family willing to take on both boys. If you think they might be a good fit, please send us a message. They're currently being fostered in VA but can travel for the right family.
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Poor Carlota is only 3 years old but learned to fear humans early in life. She was rescued in Spain with her puppy. She has an innate sense of guarding what’s hers including her puppy & then once the puppy was separated to start his own life, she went into the kennel with Gandalf at Casa de Postas & then tried to protect him. Carlota has such fear that it will take her time to relax and adjust to living in a home with humans. She's currently here at the Sanctuary and I'm letting my dogs do their magic. We’ll post more later.
What’s more gorgeous than a shiny black dog? Not much! This beautiful, slightly fuzzy girl is Lily & she’s a 4 ½ yr old lurcher who’s also a tripod. A devastating injury earlier in life necessitated her right front leg to be amputated. Lily would do best either as an only girl or with dogs her own size or larger. She also prefers a home with no cats. Lily loves to snuggle, go for walks, & play with toys. She even jumps in a car with no effort & can do stairs! As a front tripod, she would do best either with carpet or plenty of rugs scattered so she doesn’t slip. She’s currently being fostered in the Minneapolis- St Paul area. Fill out an application today on our website if interested in meeting this gorgeous lady!
The classically gorgeous Bianca is roughly 10-11 yrs old and as sweet as they come! She's a laid back girl who thrives on attention & loves to cuddle. She does like her space & would do best with a small, quiet pack or as only dog. We're not sure at this time if she's cat safe but can test her if needed. She's currently being fostered in VA but can travel for the right family. If interested in adopting this gorgeous girl, send us a message or fill out an app on our website!
Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear! Well, actually a podengo. Make that TWO podengos! These gorgeous little fuzzy guys are Toze & Ze Miguel & their story is quite a sad one. They've been in a shelter in Portugal for over SEVEN years! Through thick & thin they've had each other all those years. Fortunately for them, Bring Podengos to Light is now helping them. We want to change their future & would love to find them a family where they can remain together thru their golden years. Both these boys are around 9 years old & are completely healthy. We would like to bring them to the US this fall, if we can find a family willing to take on both boys. If you think they might be a good fit, please send us a message. We're looking for a foster or even better, an adopter for them!
The handsome Ares is a Spanish Mastin & the first one for the Sanctuary! This gorgeous 2 yr old boy is considered special needs because he either needs to live as an only dog or with just one or two females & also no cats. He also will need a secure fenced yard for exercise.
He's currently working with a trainer in Spain & was rescued thanks to our friends at Proyecto Berta! If you'd like to learn more about him & possibly foster or adopt this big, gorgeous boy, please send us a message!
This handsome old guy is Rusty! Rusty is from Portugal & is 10 years old. Rusty has been invisible while in rescue for a year. When first rescued, both his front legs were crushed by something, probably a vehicle. The left front leg didn’t heal as well as the right so he continued to lick it. He has since had a skin graft but will occasionally still lick at it. He gets CBD oil & will occasionally need Gabapentin & an NSAID for arthritis. Rusty is also great with other dogs and is even cat friendly, having lived with 4 cats in a foster home. Thanks to his angel Helen & Bring Portuguese Podengos to Light for helping him. If you want to make this old man’s dreams finally come true, please send us a message or fill out an application! We plan to bring him to the US in January to find a forever family.
Haley was rescued along with Vera & Sue in Spain. All three of these girls were in horrible condition both physically and emotionally. Haley had a huge hygroma on her side that's since been removed. She will need a quiet family who can accept her for the shy homebody that she is. She would be great for someone who's retired and stays home a lot with few visitors.
If you'd like to learn more about this special girl, please send us a message.
Who needs a gorgeous little fuzzy red headed girl in their life?! This is Xana & she’s spent more than half her life in rescue! She’s now 2 years old & has been in rescue for over a year. Hard to believe but true! We would love to bring her to the US in November but need a foster family to step to the plate so she can make that next step towards a family of her very own. If interested in fostering or adopting her, please send us a message! We know for sure that she’s not chicken friendly but not sure about cats. I’m going to say that she probably won’t be cat friendly. This lovely girl is being sponsored in Portugal by Bring Portuguese Podengos to Light! .
This fuzzy little girl is Nikita & she’s a roughly 6 year old Portuguese Podengo with wise old eyes that could probably tell some sad stories. The dogs in Portugal are treated just as horribly as they are in Spain unfortunately. Nikita is a sweet & snuggly girl who just wants to find a forever family of her own. She’s still in a shelter in Portugal & we hope to bring her to the US this fall with the help of Bring Portuguese Podengos to Light! If interested in fostering or adopting her, please send us a message or better yet, fill out an application on our website!
Booz is a 6 yr old Breton mix, what we know in the US as a Brittany Spaniel. No, Booz is NOT a sighthound but you'll soon realize why I want to help him. Booz survived on the streets of Seville in Spain until being hit by a car & injuring his jaw & leg. It took 2 weeks to finally capture him & the amazing folks at Casa de Postas took him in & fixed his injuries. He still has a droopy bottom lip due to nerve damage. Sadly Booz has been at Casa de Postas for the past 4 1/2 years! I can just imagine how many other dogs he's seen come in and then move on, all while he remains behind. There's just no substitute for living in a home so that's why we plan to bring him to the US within the next few months to find a forever family of his very own. Initially he's very shy of strangers but will warm up with proper time given by his family. He'll benefit from a quiet home & will need at least one other canine companion to follow. If you think you have a spot in your home & heart for this guy, please send us a message! We vow that he'll be invisible no more!
This extremely shy girl is Lunara who's 8 years old. A year ago she came from a hunter where his other dogs had badly attacked her. She then was taken in by Finca la Castellana. She is frightened of her own shadow and being in a kennel is not helping her. She is scared of people & would need someone very experienced and gentle with nervous dogs. While it's hard to see her like this, we know that she is good with other dogs. Thanks to a partnership between Finca la Castellana & Podenco Friends, we were made aware of this gorgeous girl. She may go directly to the Sanctuary once she arrives to the US for observation & to let her settle before finding her a family that will let her blossom & can help her. If interested in learning more about her, please send us a message!
Continuing our quest to help black dogs, we present to you Bessie! This gorgeous 7 year old girl just couldn’t be sweeter & has a great personality! She’s about 26 lbs & is good with other dogs. She’s on an inexpensive medication & is currently at Finca la Castellana in Spain. Through our partnership with Podenco Friends, we were made aware of this girl & would love to help her find her forever family. We plan to bring her over in the new year. If interested in learning more, please send us a message or fill out an application on our website!
UPDATE: RESERVED FOR ADOPTION!
Yes, there really IS a Portuguese Podengo as small as a yorkie! This is Sardinha & she was found abandoned, tied to a trash bin in Portugal. Fortunately for her she was rescued & is being helped by Bring Portuguese Podengos to Light. She’s around 1 year old & gets along great with other dogs & even kids but it’s unknown how she is with cats. She’s probably smaller than most cats! This tiny little peanut can come to the US soon & look for a family but first she needs someone to offer to foster her! If interested, please fill out an application on our website!
I think most everyone knows how much I love the podenco manetos & I can never resist sharing that love with others. Whoever adopts this girl will be entertained 24/7. This is Tashia & she’s an 8 year old adorable little maneto who was rescued from a pound by our friends at Proyecto Berta. These low riders are the clowns of the podenco world & she’s going to be a hoot! She’s shy until she gets to know you & weighs around 26 lbs. She’s great with other dogs & would probably do best with kids over about the age of 10. If interested in fostering or adopting this lovely little lady, fill out an application today!
We present to you Mr Perfect, better known as Paul! This gorgeous 2 year old podenco is another overlooked & forgotten dog in Spain. Luckily for him, he was spotted by the dedicated volunteers with Proyecto Berta, one of our partner groups. He had a collar on that was too tight & would have quickly become embedded if not rescued when he was. He’s an amazing boy who’s great with other dogs & even cat friendly. What more could you want? Paul has it all & he’ll be coming to the US soon! If you’re interested in giving Paul a soft landing once he arrives, we’re looking for a foster or adopter for him. Please send us a message or fill out an application on our website!