Tag Archives: Senior Dog Adoption

Catching up with Old Friends

We love catching up and hearing from the people who have adopted animals from Aanifeira.  It can be from Portugal or in a foreign country and one person who constantly keeps us updated on her dog is Betty from France.  … Continue reading

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Fairytale Ending for Senior Shelter Dog

This is Pa a senior girl who came into the care of Aanifeira many years ago. Unfortunately we know very little of Pa’s past.  Where she came from? Was she stray? Where she was found?  Who owned her?  All a … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Old Friends

Today is ‘Happy 2nd Gotcha Day’ at the Dj-Imba household in France. Our favourite old podenga, Sonia, is celebrating two years of a relaxed and loving life at this wonderful animal rescue sanctuary and she and her family have been … Continue reading

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It’s Moments Like These ….

It’s moments like these that make us just so happy!   Aanifeira’s volunteers not only willingly come and offer their help and services to the shelter but sometimes there is an added bonus! Mascha with an Aanifeira dog Mascha, a Dutch vet, who … Continue reading

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Catching up with Old Friends – Sonia in France

We just love catching up with old friends from Aanifeira!  From time we bring updates of animals adopted in other countries (read here for more) and Sonia was one of these special cases being almost blind and incontinent when she was adopted by Betty … Continue reading

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From Fostering to Adoption

It’s not everyday that we have two dogs from the same kennel adopted out together on one day, but TODAY was one of those days for Xila and Polo, two long time residents at Aanifeira. Aanifeira’s has two fostering programs available for … Continue reading

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Catching Up with Old Friends

We always enjoy hearing news of how our animals are after they have been adopted and are in a totally new environment.  This month, we had news from Holland about one of our senior shelter dogs plus we had a visit … Continue reading

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Seniors’ Week at Aanifeira

It was a busy week at Aanifeira this week along with the normal day-to-day running of the shelter and veterinary clinic, there were several adoptions plus one new canine member to the shelter. Last Tuesday vet Claudia arrived at the shelter to open up, … Continue reading

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A Poignant Story – Given a Final Chance in Life

RECENT FACEBOOK PLEA by AANIFEIRA Member, SONIA RIBEIRO Blind Podenga bitch, dehydrated, hungry and with serious health problems found lying motionless on main road. This is the moving story of GAIA, a Podenga bitch used relentlessly for hunting and then  senselessly discarded … Continue reading

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Helping a Chained Dog – Take the Step NOW TO DO IT!

Until quite recently, Portugal had a reputation for having dogs chained up both in suburban and rural areas.  In many rural areas this problem still exists but things fortunately have improved in suburban areas.  With the improvement in education and … Continue reading

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Tuka Living it up in Holland

Just look at our dear Tuka since she left Aanifeira early last month to begin her new life in Holland.  Tuka is blind and during the day she naps on the sheep skin mat of her choice but every evening she is … Continue reading

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New Opportunity Finally Comes for Senior, Visually Impaired Dog

Aanifeira has several visually impaired dogs and it is not always easy for them to live in a shelter with other dogs.  We try to ensure that total harmony prevails during their lives here with us and this often means placing them … Continue reading

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Plight of Aanifeira Rescue Dog Brought to Life in New Novel by Barbara Zach-Miller

We are sure that everyone will remember the story of dear Lady May, the small elderly dog that was rescued from a pile of rubbish and restored back to life at Aanifeira and subsequently adopted by a wonderful family in Switzerland.   Aanifeira … Continue reading

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Animal Medical Care Foundation taken over by Animal Foundation Platform

Since 2008, Aanifeira has had the wonderful support of the Animal Medical Care Foundation (AMCF) in the form of donations of medicines and equipment for our veterinary clinic, very successful real life and virtual adoptions and as well the close … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Lady May, Sadly Missed – Never Forgotten

Yesterday, we at Aanifeira, received the very sad news that Lady May had passed away at her home in Switzerland. To refresh your memory, little Lady May came into all our lives in early 2010 when she was found dumped in … Continue reading

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A Saturday Full of Surprises

Celebrating Aanifeira’s 12th Birthday Aanifeira’s staff and volunteers received a great surprise last Saturday morning when member D. Rosa very kindly dropped in a beautiful birthday cake to celebrate Aanifeira’s 12th anniversary on December 7th.   D. Rosa had obviously gone to … Continue reading

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Four Great Success Stories to “Bark” About

We are always pleased to have news of Aanifeira animals that have been adopted and would like to share four beautiful success stories that are really worth BARKING about! LADY MAY – Senior dog found abandoned in miserable state on a rubbish … Continue reading

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Senior Day at Aanifeira

Guria Goes to a New Home Today at Aanifeira, one of our older dogs had the good fortune to get adopted by a wonderful lady called Sandra who came to the shelter, with her small son Antonio, looking for a … Continue reading

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President of the Animal Medical Care Foundation (AMCF) visits Aanifeira

This week Aanifeira had the great pleasure of receiving Betty Heideman, President of the Animal Medical Care Foundation (AMCF) at the shelter.  The AMCF is a foundation whose goal it is to support more than 80 animal refuges and shelters in over 30 … Continue reading

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A Special Story – Rags to Riches

One cold Saturday morning in early 2010, Aanifeira member and fosterer Ana Célia, was driving down to the entrance of the shelter when, out of the corner of her eye, she spotted something furry lying in a pile of rubbish by the side … Continue reading

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