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Shaggy dog tales from the Adana shelter in Andalucia

WHEN people discover you are an ADANA volunteer, there are phrases that you should expect:  “That’s AMAZING!”  Quite right! Best day of the week!  “I couldn’t do...

Spain beefs up animal welfare laws

SPAIN'S new animal rights law has been approved on Monday, bolstering animal welfare laws in a country that has traditionally lagged behind its European...

Shaggy dog stories: Surviving the heatwave and how sausages are proving the secret weapon to win over rescue dogs...

SUMMER has landed on the hills, around ADANA. The streams have ceased to flow and the ground has been baked a hard, golden-brown. Not...

Spain’s high-speed trains to allow big dogs in pilot test on Madrid-Barcelona route

AFTER years of campaigning by pet owners, there is finally good news for those travellers in Spain who like to take their pooches with...

PET LOVERS: Spain has twice as many pets than children under age of 15

SPAIN has more pets than children aged under 15—with 15 million pets compared to 6.6 million children under 15 years of age. The number of...

Seven practical tips for a dog-friendly day out at the seaside in Spain

A DAY at the beach with your dog provides a great bonding experience, but be sure to plan and pack paw-fectly. Once you’ve located your...

Spanish ‘dog vampire’s’ animal blood empire in Madrid shut down by police

AUTHORITIES have dismantled the lucrative business of the Spanish dog vampire - a man who kept roughly 500 corpses of cats and dogs whose...

World’s most pampered pooches gather in Madrid for World Dog Show

MADRID has become the world’s capital of pedigree pooches this weekend, hosting a huge international dog show.  Think Crufts but on an even larger scale...

IN PICS: Spain hosts Europe’s first ever surfing championship for dogs

THE first ever European Canine Surfing Championships has been held in Asturias in the north of Spain.  Salinas beach in Asturias hosted the first surfing...

EXCLUSIVE: Expat couple vow to leave Spain after beloved dog shot by hunters and police ‘did nothing’

AN expat couple have slammed police inactivity after their dog was shot dead by hunters on an evening stroll. Jennifer and Victor Gebhardt, 67 and...

Day of the Dog festival kicks off on Sunday in Spain’s Fuengirola

THE 11th ‘Dia del Perro’ festival is taking place in Sohail Castle, Fuengirola. The event is put on to celebrate the role our canine companions...

Andalucia gang post cute photos of Pomeranian puppies to scam online buyers out of €30,000 across Spain

THREE people behind an online dog-selling scam have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Cadiz Province. The trio were detained in San Fernando and...

Dogs in Spain’s Marbella intoxicated by hashish washed up on beaches by recent storm

THERE have been recent reports of dogs intoxicated by hashish that have washed up on the beaches of Marbella due to the passage of...

Owners warned to be vigilant after spate of dog thefts across Spain

DOG owners across Spain have been warned to be vigilant after a spate of recent pet thefts especially of large breed dogs. Police have warned...

People power produces pooch park for pet owners in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO and La Marina Urbanisation dog owners will now be able to treat their pooches a little bit more. After continued pressure from the...

ANALYSIS: The beastly dilemma of animal rights in Spain

A new draft bill triggers fears of an animal farm scenario among the far right, writes Heather Galloway.

WATCH: Soldier rescues cat engulfed by volcanic ash on La Palma by performing ‘mouth-to-mouth’

IT IS said that cats have nine lives, and this lucky feline on the island of La Palma certainly owes one of them to...

Mission impossible: Drone rescue operation given green light to attempt to save three dogs trapped by lava in La...

A Spanish drone operator received permission on Tuesday to attempt to rescue three emaciated dogs trapped by lava flow near a volcano on the...

What you need to know about Spain’s animal welfare bill that bans sale of pets in shops and insists...

SPAIN has unveiled plans to change an animal’s status from a ‘thing’ to a ‘living being with feelings’ and grants them rights along with...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Like a horror movie’ as expat animal charity bosses fled Spain’s Sierra Bermeja wildfire while rescuing dozens of...

THE boss of the Costa del Sol’s most famous animal rescue centre has recalled the dramatic moment she and her husband had to evacuate...

Five-year-old boy dies from dog attack in Spain’s Cordoba

A five-year-old boy has died this Sunday after being attacked, while he was sleeping, by a dog in Lucena, Cordoba. The dramatic and tragic incident...

Poo Fighters! Catalan town brings in superhero to fight a smelly problem

A CATALAN town has created a unique crime fighter to tackle the scourge of dog poo. Superhero SAC - Super Anti-Caques - visits schools and...

International and National Dog Show Exhibition to be held in Spain’s Sevilla this September

THE Alamillo Park in Sevilla will welcome the 26th International Dog Show and 44th National Dog Show this September. The event is organised by the...

Top tips for taking your pooch to the beach in Spain

THE fun of a beach getaway with your furry friend starts with good planning—and packing. Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, do some research and make...

Pooch Poo Crackdown in Spain’s Benalmadena

BENALMADENA starts DNA tests of canine faeces left in public that could see owners fined €300. The health councillor of Benalmadena City Council (Malaga), Juan...

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