Irene and Steve founded an awesome rescue center in Spain called Hope for Podencos. Podenco is the breed that our beloved Ruby is. This breed is used for hunting in Spain which later leads to abandonment and mistreatment.

This center makes sure that all podencos receive medical care and are assessed and matched with their new families. They are neutered/castrated over 6 months, receive worm and flea treatment and a full blood test before travel.

Steve and Irene do a great job at getting these sweet dogs adopted in countries around the world like UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, USA and Canada, where full back up is available if the adoption does not go as planned.

There are many ways you can help with the cause from volunteering, to buying something from their Facebook online shop, participating in raffles, adopting your own podenco or simply making a donation.

They have a new project called Give a Pod a Life Project where they are trying to raise funds for our a centre, our Hope for Podencos Food Fund. They need monthly donations to care for the Pods awaiting adoption and also have  Amazon Wish Lists (UK and US) for purchases as often or as little as you would like for the bits and bobs they need like warm clotes for podencos in the winter months.

You can follow their adventures on Facebook and Instagram and if you’d like to inquiry about these adorable podencos you can send them an email at