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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...

PUPPY LOVE: New study from Spain proves dogs really do make a home a happier place

Every dogowner already knows it, but now there is official scientific proof: a dog makes a home a happier place and is good for...

READ WITH CAUTION: Dead dogs found rotting among 22 survivors in ‘deplorable’ Madrid farm – two owners arrested

GUARDIA CIVIL have discovered a farm housing 22 sick dogs, with another seven lying dead among them. The report says the animals were kept in...

Town’s dog owners to take ‘responsibility test’ proving they can look after their pets on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO town council are reminding citizens of the mandatory obligation to register their pets. Ana Ma Villena, of the Vega Baja town’s Animal Welfare...

400 dogs to sniff out COVID-19 in Spain’s Barcelona

Canine handlers ensure that the dogs' reliability is up to PCR. It takes about one minute for the animals to smell the samples and another ten seconds to confirm the result.

Man faces up to two years in prison for baiting and killing neighbours’ pets in Spain’s Costa Blanca

DOGS, cats and other animals havedied over the past three years because of the actions of one 76-year-old in Alcoi, Alicante. Guardia Civil arrested him...

Dog beach campaigners denied permission to petition public on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA City Council has controversially denied a local pressure group in their quest to garner support for more dog-friendly beaches. They have snubbed a request...

How Murcia’s ‘cool streets’ technology helps prevent pets burning their paws as temperatures rise across Spain

RED-HOT pavements can be a danger to both children and pets, as summer temperatures spike in Spain. Vienna-based animal welfare charity Four Paws International, warns...

Dogs in Spain paying a coronavirus price as abandonments soar

THE number of dogs being abandoned in Spain shot up by 25% as the country started its lock down de-escalation. The Royal Canine Society of...

Torrevieja Mayor blames dog-walkers causing ‘conflict’ as reason for new dog-friendly beach on rocky outcrop

The Mayor of Torrevieja has revealed why he suddenly banned dogs from the city's beaches, inciting public outcry and criticism. Eduardo Dolon said he wanted...

British expats ‘outraged’ as dogs BANNED from all beaches in town on Spain’s Costa Blanca apart from ‘dangerous’ rocky...

THE mayor of Torrevieja has said that dogs will be banned from every beach in the town. Eduardo Dolon's controversial announcement means that previously dog-friendly...

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