Our little cripple friends

Hi, these are our little cripple friends, both have been run over by a car, both have their paws broken, both have been operated, but only one of them has had more luck than the other. She has been adopted, and the other one has not.

 For one the operation has been paid for by our friends of Levriers sans Frontieres and of course I can never thank them enough for what they’re doing, but the other one’s has not , and please note, that nobody misinterprets what I am saying, and our friends of LSF are doing very much already, but I just want to point out that even being born a dog you need to have luck. If anyone wants to adopt this poor little one, she really needs an adoption home now!


Falling in love 50 times in 4 days

Right now I am visiting Scooby for the first time and now I’m supposed to tell you what I do here all day. Well, I can be very brief at that: I clean paddocks, take some pictures, clean paddocks, cuddle and hug a little, clean paddocks, think of fitting descriptions of some of the (new) dogs and… clean paddocks.

I’m also supposed to tell you what I think of being here and how I’m experiencing Scooby and that is a far less uncomplicated matter altogether.
How one feels visiting Scooby is something one can only understand to the fullest by actually being here, I think. It is without doubt the most beautiful place in the world and it is absolutely impossible not either to be or to become happy and content around here.
As soon as you enter a paddock (no matter which one), you are showered with unconditional love, endless gratitude and loyalty that knows no boundaries. Feelings that can only be experienced and shared by animals.

Most people would describe the perfect dog as loyal, sweet, grateful, friendly, pretty… in a german shelter you may find maybe one dog out of 20 to 30 who would really fit that description. In Scooby I found that out of the 200 – 300 dogs I got to know here only a maximum of 20 would not fit that description and actually just 3 who weren’t likeable to me from the start.
The only thing that makes me a little sad around here is seeing these wonderful dogs living here, although each and every one of them so much deserves to have the best and most beautiful home in the world.

I have been here for only 3 ½ days and tomorrow I will travel back home and even though all my muscles and bones enjoy the thought of getting some rest, my heart will stay here.
Of course I am looking forward to seeing my own animals, my friends and my family, but I have found a new family here and leaving them isn’t easy. I will miss every single one of them.

My fact: Visiting Scooby is well worth your time and I will definitely come back!
Above that: Future 4-legged family extensions will only come from Scooby!

PS: For me personally it is especially wonderful seeing my 3 favourite dogs, whom I already fell in love with on the internet site, all found their own stories‘ happy ending by now. Pancho is going to Holland, where he surely will find a new family he can make totally happy very soon, Felipa will be welcomed with a nice warm sofa in England where she can enjoy her well-deserved retirement and Gabriela, my virtual adoptive child and my best friend in this world is the unchallenged queen of the oldies‘ paddock where she enjoys having the sun on her fur and getting fussed and spoiled.
I wish them and all who are still waiting for their happy endings all the best and everything they have dreamt of in those Spanish winter nights.



Mara – thrown out of a moving vehicle while pregnant

Mara is only 2 years old and already came through some hard patches in her life. She was thrown out of the window of a moving vehicle while pregnant (!), was lying on the street bleeding and helpless and was found only in the nick of time to be saved. The evil spiritness of some people seems to know no boundaries. Of course she lost her pups and barely came out of this harrowing experience alive. Then she was taken to the perreira in Sevilla, where we took her from. Here at Scooby she can now play and run in peace, in a big paddock together with other dogs we took from Sevilla.
Mara is a merry small (well, rather medium sized) female, with a funny sassy face. The look on her face makes you feel like smiling all the time. We suspect there is some terrier lineage responsible for her sassy looks. She goes along just fine with the other dogs in her pack and is friendly towards people visting her in the paddock. Mara is the ideal dog for people who are looking for a medium sized, sporty dog, who loves going on walks and likes to be kept busy.
So now we ask you: we are looking for a great home for our Mara. Please help us find one, so she can soon pack her suitcase and travel out of here!


Adiós and take care, big boy!

A long time ago a 6 months old Rottweiler was dropped at our shelter in Laguna by his owner because he didn´t fully match the standards of the breed and therefore was useless for exhibitions. The boy was totally afraid of men and impossible to rehome with this behaviour.  He was finally moved to Medina about 15 months ago and there, living in the busy entrance area and with mainly male workers, he little by little gained trust in this species because they all were fond of him and gave him the best reason to change his mind. Love.
He also participated in a dog training course at Scooby to do all we possibly can to make him ready for adoption. But still there were no suiting requests for him…
Until one fine day in December. The adoption request sounded already really good on the phone and after returning from the pre-check of the new home we decided that this could be the ideal home for our Rotti.
Last weekend the workers and volunteers on site finally had to say Adiós to him and that was quite hard since they had become very attached to Rotti and were already missing him before his departure. Some even had to dash away a tear…

But he and all the other dogs arrived save and sound and as you can see in the photos, Rotti and his new owners look very happy!
Today we were on the phone with them and already have  something funny to tell. They bought a new blanket for Rotti but unfortunately it was partly synthetic fiber and while his dad and Rotti were rolling and playing on it they both got so electrostatic charged that when they touched again it was like they were struck by lightning. Rotti became very angry and bit in the blanket again and again like saying “not with me you bloody thing”. Now it´s in the waste bin, the blanket of course, not Rotti;-)
The Scooby Germany team