Please Join our Teaming group!
We have many Podencos here at the centre and still more waiting to come in. There are many costs to run a charitable organization helping to rescue and rehabilitate Podencos from the cruelty that bestows them at the hands of the hunters in Spain. To neuter, blood test vaccinate etc, provide veterinary care and a sanctuary for these dogs until they are able to be re-homed. There is no funding from the Spanish government; all monies have to be raised by us to allow us to help these wonderful creatures that were once the pride of Spain and now the great forgotten.
Please consider joining our Teaming group. Teaming is an online tool to raise funds for helping social causes with micro donations of 1€ a month. Our philosophy is based on the idea that with 1€, If we are alone... we can't do too much but if we join together, we can make beautiful projects possible.
Together We Are Stronger.
The Suzannah Stacey Saving the gran canaria memorial kennels,
An Appeal to our supporters
As many of you may remember, it was only ten months ago we had to raise 120.000 euros in one month to save the centre when Suzannah Stacey suddenly passed. Miraculously, we were able to raise the money and the centre is now owned in the name of Hope for Podencos. A year in, we have taken in 90 podencos with 65 finding their forever homes, but are only at 1/ 3 capacity as we are operating out of a half-derelict site. We have been turning away many podencos in need the last three months as we are at maximum capacity.
As a memorial to Suzannah Stacey, one of our cofounders, we are fundraising to build 11 more kennels, which would allow us to take in 22 more dogs. In addition, we would like to add a puppy unit for those in quarantine so they are able to enjoy some outdoor space to play and be safe.
The Suzannah Stacey Saving the Gran Canaria Memorial Kennels will help us fulfill Suzannah’s legacy. We are asking for your help to make her dream a reality. Please visit our GoFundMe page to contribute.
Thank you xx
Saving the centre
In January 2018 we had the devastating news that Suzannah Stacey, our charity partner, friend and Podenco comrade had sadly and unexpectedly passed away. Suzannah had moved to Albacete, Spain to unite her charity - Saving the Gran Canaria Podencos with our Hope for Podencos (Irene and Steve Allan), both working out of the one centre to raise awareness of the Podenco crisis and to help the Podencos in need.
This left us in a devastating situation where we had to raise €120,000 in three weeks (then extended to 8 weeks) to ensure the centre would be saved, and with huge community support and spirit we were able to do this, we thank everyone who donated, shared and ran their own events in our name around the world. The centre is now protected, and will become the hub of the future Hope for Podencos Foundation.
The immense crowdfunding we ran during this time led us to a wonderful and very generous follower, who dug deep and provided us in the very last days of the fundraiser the outstanding amount in the form of a loan for us to repay over the next five years.
Now the centre is saved and we are back doing what we do best, rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming the Pods in need, we want to make sure we can honour our side of the deal and start raising the funds needed to ensure we can pay back every last penny as soon as we can!
We would like to reach out again to our community of supporters (with a little more notice this time!), and ask that if you can continue to share, spread the word and donate to the cause we can reach our goal again.
To donate, please click the link below (will open in a new window to PayPal) and enter our e-mail address, then choose the amount you would like to donate.
Spanish: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred- select Friends and Family)
GIVE A POD A LIFE CLUB
We would like to take a moment to be super clear that we do have a specific page on our website where we gratefully accept donations for the dogs in our care (Give a Pod a Life Members Club), and if you would prefer to donate in this way we are raising the funds separately and can even donate on a regular basis using the PayPal links on that page.
We will also be running regular events/projects/auctions for the specific fundraising on this page which will be announced on our Facebook page and Instagram profile, so make sure you follow us so you can stay up to date with whats coming up and our progress!
The many angels that help us so much helped even further by proposing to create a crowdfunding page to raise funding for this Centre for the many Podencos in need.
Adopt a podenco
To adopt a Podenco please complete our preadoption form.
We applaud every share. Thank you!