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Podencos make remarkable pets 


Podencos are a breed of Canarian hunting dog which we often find coming in to the kennels. Because hunting is still permitted on the island, thousands of them are still used as working hunting dogs. Inevitably, these dogs often go missing and end up as strays which breed continuously or are collected and delivered to local shelters, such as K9.

Podencos make remarkable pets, although they are notorious for their energy and nervous attitude, they are very loyal and gentle dogs which cherish their owners. Because of their nervy behaviour, they can develop phobias if not socialised. Many of them are nervous around strangers which can make them difficult to home. However, most of them are abolutely fine like Marco (seen in photo) and are waiting for someone to give them the opportunity they deserve, so why not come meet Marco?

We encourage you to adopt a Podenco if you have the chance, for they make amazing pets and deserve great homes!

Meet Our Dogs

We have many dogs – in all shapes and sizes – waiting patiently for their loving, safe and secure forever homes. You can see them all – their stories and pictures – on our website at www.k9tenerife.com Go to “K9 dogs/Dogs waiting for homes”.

Why not visit us at K9 Refuge on Calle Chimbesque between Las Chafiras and Las Zocas any day of the week between 10:00 and 14:00. Alternatively, you can get in touch by telephoning us on 667 638 468 or emailing info@k9tenerife.com

You will also find stories of our dogs, their antics and heartwarming re-homings on facebook by following Diary of a K9 Tenerife Dogwalker and also K9 Tenerife. Also, to see daily potos of the walks that take place at K9, like the facebook page Voluntarios del Refugio K9.