Unique & Beautiful Myra - Available for adoption

July 10, 2011. 
She is leaving Scooby on July 15!
I am surprised that Myra is still available for adoption. She is on our adoption pages.
She is absolutely beautiful and I had the pleasure of meeting her when I was at Scooby a few weeks ago. She is very calm and likes the company of people.

She was by our side the whole time we were in the paddock with the dogs. As you can see from her profile she is perfect with other dogs. If you need a cat test, we would be happy to make for you! Please let us know if you are interested in reserving or adopting the "Beautiful Myra".


ps - please don't be alarmed by the red spots on Myra's neck. Christiane was kind enough to be pulling off ticks from Myra's body and that is why there is a little blood... it's so terrible. We are doing all we can to prevent these terrible ticks from attacking our dogs, but they seem to winning at the moment. The best solution is ADOPTION!!! ;)

Working as a volunteer at the Scooby Shelter in April 2011

After spending the last 5 years of holidays at a dog shelter in Macedonian, the owner is now trying to close down the shelter because of the very bad conditions she is forced to work under from the culture towards animals in the country.

Even though the owners and the very few volunteers who come from abroad are fighting for the rights of the animals, she has now reach a point where she can no longer go on. Sadly sometimes the opponent with the locals and government is just too hard to fight.

Therefore I started looking up other shelters in Europe where I could go and work as a volunteer. Soon I was looking into The Scooby Shelter in Spain. I was able to read a lot about the shelter and the animals there, because of a very informative homepage and other links and videos. Sadly Spain has a long history of treating especially the galgos very badly. The galgos are used for hunting and bread all over the country. But at the age of 2-3 years, they are not considered to be useful anymore and therefore are thrown away as garbage.

Luckily Scooby has been taking care of these poor souls for over 22 years now, and has saved innumerable animals as well as given them a second chance in life. The size of Scooby Shelter makes it the biggest one in Spain, and because they also take care of other animals such as cats, horses, donkeys, pigs, birds and any other animal that need help, I decided to offer my help. Therefore I visited Scooby for the first time as a volunteer in April 2011.

I was very pleased to see, that the organization of Scooby has rules and guideline to follow, also for the volunteers to come work there. All for the sake and safety of the animals. If your heart is at the right place for the animals this no problem at all to follow. So even before coming to the shelter for the first time, I felt very much informed and had been in good contact with the people involved. Everyone from the beginning was very friendly and helpful towards me.

So, with a lot of excitement to go work with animals again I arrived at Scooby , and was overwhelmed by the size of the place as well as the amount of animals. But from day I saw, that even though this is a everyday challenge to overcome for the people working at Scooby, everything is very well organized.

The daily routine for a volunteer starts in the morning and includes everything from cleaning out the cages, to feeding the animals, looking out for any sick or injured animals, preparing the food, any help needed around the shelter and of course attending care and support the animals.

During my stay for ten days about 25 dogs, mainly galgos, were brought to Paris by some of the workers of the shelter. It was very nice to see, that this happens so that the animals only stay at a shelter for as shortly as possible. Since then Scooby has sent on even more dogs, which they do as often as possible. This is only possible because of hard work from Scooby as well as the organizations aboard, which they work together with.

I loved every minute at Scooby, and even though the animals are brought in with injuries and a very sad past, everyone does his best to give them all a second chance in life. The time together with the animals, is so rewarding and I´m always amazed to see how much faith they still have in people. The love that they give is priceless and I can only highly recommend others to work as a volunteer for these animals. They need all the help they can get.

Working at Scooby is in itself a very pleasant experience, everyone treated me very nice and there was also time to have a bit of fun and good laughs together.

I´m looking very much forward to coming back this summer, and to see all the animals and the people again.

By Malene Andersen, Denmark.


A letter from our Scooby Vet

My name is Enrique and I am the vet of our so beloved Scooby shelter. Many dogs and cats and in some cases 2 and/or 4 legged other animals, well I have been able to help them to get rid of their ovaries, testicles, pain and suffering and this makes me very happy. I love animals, so Scooby and I would like to continue this.

However, only with the help of you, our readers and sincere interested animal lovers, and of course our generous donators it is possible to progress with this joyful task. You can imagine how many medicines and many more medical equipment, as for example bandages, creams, sterile operation equipment etc, are necessary and needed at a shelter like Scooby and with such a large variety in animals. And also please do not forget that with this variety of animals we are in need of a lot medical instruments, equipment like stoves, ventilators, operation lamps.

This is why I ask you all to support me in my medical quest to take care of all of these animals. I made a list of the medical equipment I need to help our animals and I take the liberty to ask all of you that read our Scooby website to help me to obtain all of these so necessary tools in the hope that you are prepared to help me in order to help the Scooby animals and in helping me to fulfill my task as vet.

I thank you all in advantage for your cooperation and help.



* Medethor
* Revertor
* Propofol
* Isoflurano
* Ketamin

* Benzatard injectable
* Bencilpenicilline procaina
* Benzilpenicilline benzarina
* Convenia (Ceforecin Sodium)

Pain killers
* Previcox 227 mg
* Previcox 57 mg
* Metacam injectables

Anti Pararasites
* Tablets
* Pipets
* Scalibor colars
* Preventix colars

Cremes - lotions - drops
* Calendula
* Vitamine A eye drops
* Colirio (metilcelulosa)

* Blue
* Yellow

Intravenous needles
* Pink 20 G1 1/4
* Blue 22 G1
* Yellow 24 G 3/4

* Oftalmoscopio
* Thin version Hartmann (brand name), pliers preferably 16 cm (14-15 cm will be welcome also)

Sterile materials
*surgical knives
* Stitching material, absorbing 20 0 1 with needle
* Sterillium
* Operating gloves
* Operating covers
* Sterile bandages standard measure
* Syringes 1 ml
* Adhesive traction, all measures and colours

* surgical light (also a dentist'' one is welcome)
* industrial rolls of paper for multifunctional use
* dog caps and collars, all sizes
* ventilators, fans, all sizes
* heaters, mobile radiators
* chipreaders


What is going on at Scooby...

This time I will tell you about all the things that we already have in place, one of which is the course for dog trainers in collaboration with ETCAN Canines, well in reality, they give the course and we provide the classroom and the dogs, so the dogs end up perfectly trained and with increased chances of being adopted. They have also done some puppy training (or neonatal class as you could call it) with some puppies that arrived from Salamanca, so that when they grow up, they will be more sociable. We do these courses on Saturdays and we are thinking of arranging some seminars for dog owners to learn to deal with most of the behavioral problems that they might encounter.

We have also begun talks in schools, so far there have not been many but we hope that the number of schools that decide to promote animal welfare among their students will increase gradually!

And we are being visited by students from Zaragoza, Spain and Ohio. USA, and their invaluable help in the treatment of our animals, headed by their wonderful teachers Pablo and Guillermo, and because of this we are getting help from vets from half of Spain and even half the world.

Perhaps one of the most important projects of this year is the opening of the Scooby Kennel, this one in Valladolid. It used to be an animal shelter and kennel, and we are in the middle of scrubbing the place, reconnecting water and electricity and we think we will be able to open soon.

Our idea is to use part of it as a real dog kennel, and another part for the dogs that are ready or adoption, because we think that most of our potential adopters will be from Valladolid, seeing the number of people that live there, so if we move our dogs closer to the people, there is a good chance that the number of adoptions will increase. The part of the dog kennel we can rent per days or even longer periods, with of course special tariffs for our Scooby friends and ex-Scooby dogs.

Another project we need to work on sooner than later, is to build a puppy-house and a quarantine area for cats. I really hope we can start working on that this year since lately we have been rescuing a lot of puppies, sometimes we even needed to put three or four litters together and this is sheer madness since these are still very small and delicate and you must realize that no matter how clean the shelter, this is no place for puppies, because it is filled with diseases and bacteria.

So as usual it all depends on the funds we have so if you have a special feel for this project, and you want to donate money, we would really appreciate it, and the puppies, whose lives you’ll save, will appreciate it even more.

As you see we are busy with a lot of things, and that it even without the daily continuing madness of organize, clean and feed more than 600 animals of different breeds, most of them galgos.

This is all for today...Fermin