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Male dogs looking for homes 

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K9 refuge have many lovely male dogs that are looking for homes!

Although we currently have the lowest number of dogs we have had in a while, which is a good thing, we are finding at the moment that most of our dogs are big single males. They are lovely and friendly dogs but their size makes them difficult to home. Unfortunately, many residents on the island live in small apartments and therefore prefer smaller dogs, which leaves the bigger ones abandoned at the refuge. Furthermore, large dogs are inevitably rather strong and can be difficult to manage if not trained properly. Finding kennel mates for large males also proves difficult as they tend to get along better with females, which the refuge is lacking at the moment. Consequently, many of our large males are in single kennels which is not ideal for them or the refuge. Mixing these male dogs without correct supervision is a risk we are not willing to take. This does not mean that these dogs are not social and do not get along with other dogs, but refuge dogs go long periods of time without supervision and due to their size and strength, they can cause significant damage in a small time when left unattended.

All of our large males are extremely friendly and affectionate, they love going for walks and are very playful. We hope you consider offering one of our beautiful males a home. Ideally, they require a garden or lots of walks in order to release their energy. Why don’t you come and meet them or find them on our website? Our lovely males include: Sonny, Sani (photo), Sam, Viz, Dylan, Macbeth and Pumpkin.

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 photos of the walks that take place at K9, like the facebook page Voluntarios del Refugio K9.

Charity Shop

Our charity shop in Alcala is always looking for new items to sell. If you have any unwanted clothes, shoes, books or bric and brac, please pop them into our shop in Alcala or to K9 itself. We welcome all kinds of items and all proceeds go towards helping the dogs at K9 Animal Refuge. Collections can also be arranged through a phone call.

The K9 charity shop is located in the plaza in Alcala and is open from 10am until 2pm Monday to Saturday, pop in or call them on 646561035.

Ways you can help

If you wish to support K9 animal refuge and contribute towards the safe rescue and adoption of abandoned dogs and cats of Tenerife, we would be very appreciative. There are several ways to help: you can buy our merchandise (T shirts, vests, key rings, wristbands and more) at K9, you can sponsor one of our wonderful sponsor dogs via our website, you can donate either money via our website or in cash at our refuge or food and other items which help us look after our dogs and cats. Also, you can become a volunteer dog walker by calling us or simply popping by any day during our opening hours. Remember to keep an eye on our website or Facebook page for any fund raising events which you may like to attend.

K9 are often looking for people travelling to Germany and other locations to accompany dogs which have found new homes outside of Tenerife. We are currently looking for flights to Munich or Stuttgart. If you are able to accompany our dogs during their flights, please contact us ASAP.