Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Taco Bell Chihuahua, a Doberman, and a Bulldog are in a doggie bar....

Doggie Joke.....
The Taco Bell Chihuahua, a Doberman, and a Bulldog are in a doggie bar having a cool one when a good-looking female Belgian Tervuren comes upto them and says, "Whoever can say liver and cheese in a sentence can have me." So the Doberman says, "I love liver and cheese." The Belgiansays, "That's not good enough." The Bulldog says, "I hate liver and cheese." She says, "That's not creative." Finally the Chihuahua says, "Liver alone...cheese mine!"



Taken from travelling dogs


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Saturday, January 30, 2010

What a Cool Dog..!

What a cool Dog raising loads of money for charity. I live beside the sea, but unfortunately don't like getting my fur wet  so leave surfing to the professionals like this pooch..!









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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Can you give any of these doggies a home..?

Here are some rescue doggies who are kindly being looked after by Pete and Kate at Poochies Pet Hotel. 
Can you give any of these doggies a home..? If so please call Pete at Poochies Pet Hotel  on 661099365 poochiespethotel@hotmail.com



Puppies and mum who all need a loving home


This is bimba she is a female and is 5 years old has a microchip and is castrated


This is Raffa a golden retreiver he is 5 years old and is castrated and has microchip-
14/02/10 Raffa is now possibly going to go back to his owner - will update



Sam is a boy he is 1 year old and is castrated and has microchip



Eva is 5 months old and is a Chihuahua and is microchipped


Ivo is 5 months old a Chihuahua mix and is going to be a small dog he has a microchip


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Monday, January 25, 2010

k9 News and Events


K9 Team in Alcala - Photo taken by John Beckley of  'Sorted Sites.Com'


Sponsored Walk In Alcala 6th December 2009


On Sunday 6th December a Sponsored Walk took place organised by Christine, Kenny & Maggie. The walk was from Alcala to Playa San Juan and back again finishing at Tu Rincon (known as the Beach Bar, run by Juan Carlos) and raised the sum of €732.43.  K9 would like to thank all those who took part especially the Sponsors & Walkers – namely Maggie with Rosie, Francisco, M.Williams, Wendy & Graham and W.Anderson. The evening entertainment was provided by Steve the Wanderer.
Many thanks for such a splendid effort in raising this amount which has gone towards food and vet’s bills at the kennels.


K9 & FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS would like to take the opportunity of thanking our vets for their support during the past year. Victor and his staff at Alcala (922 865505 – 24 hours and 616 366982), Pedro, Cesear & Rafael at Hospivet Sur in Las Chafiras (922 736927) and Fernando & Veronica in Los Olivos, Adeje (922 780088 and 667 802873) who go out of their way to help us and we would recommend members of the public going to them for assistance.


PLAYA SAN JUAN & ALCALA Markets


During the past year Muriel of K9 started going to Alcala Market and was later joined by Kenny & Maggie. This has proved a profitable move on Muriel’s part and since her long stay in the U.K., Kenny & Maggie have taken over organising Playa San Juan and Alcala with the valuable help of Ingrid.
Playa San Juan takes place on Wednesdays and Alcala on Sundays (both 9am to 2pm).


K9 CAR BOOT SALE, Happy Days, Silencio, NEARLY NEW SALE, Shimmers Bar, Callao Salvaje and FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS Car Boot Sale, Los Gigantes.


The K9 Car Boot Sale takes place on the First Sunday of every month,(8am -2pm) the Nearly New Sale on the Second Saturday each month (10am -12noon) and the Friends of the Animals Car Boot Sale on the last Sunday of every month. (8am – 2pm).


More clothes, shoes, bedding, books CD’s, DVD,s & BRIC A BRAC are desperately needed for these Sales, and goods can be left at the Kennels, brought to any of the Sales or collected (Pat the Cat on 
608 121 081 or Kenny on 686 141 003)


Our appreciation and thanks go to all the helpers at the above Sales and those who sort at the Local – please keep up the good work in helping towards the care of the animals at the kennels.


CHRISTMAS RAFFLES



During the festive season we had several Baskets made by Muriel to raise money for K9. Taffy’s Bar in San Eugenio raised a staggering €460., Paddy McGinty’s in Callao Salvaje raised €275 (all tickets sold by Arianna); the Corner Bar at Parque De La Paz raised €140 and Happy Days & The Globe €80 – a fantastic total of €955 – a big “Thank You” from the dogs & cats at the kennels.
Any bars wishing to have Easter Baskets to raffle to raise funds for K9 please get in touch with Pat the Cat (608 121 081)


FORTHCOMING EVENTS


There is to be a K9 Musical Gala Evening on Tuesday 11th May at Starlights Bar, Silencio. There will be an all star line up of entertainment plus a Buffet. The purpose of the evening is to raise awareness as well as money to support the abandoned cats & dogs in the K9 kennels at San Miguel.
More information will be provided in later editions of this paper. Guests will also be invited to donate a tin or bag of cat/dog food and bring it with them on the 11th.


WHAT YOU CAN DO


The dogs like to be taken out of the kennels for a change of scene, so there is always room for more dog walkers and you will be made welcome any day from 10am to 1.30pm. We have sufficient volunteers on a Sunday but very little help on the other days.


Occasionally foster parents for a cat or dog are needed for short term care. The reason might be a broken bone, illness or just TLC. Please contact the kennels if interested.


Help is needed as required in trapping & neutering of stray cats. Training will be provided for anyone interested. Again please contact the kennels for further information.


If you would like to arrange a fundraising event on K9’s behalf, or have any ideas, please contact any of the telephone numbers below.


WHERE ARE THE KENNELS


At Las Chafiras on the San Miguel side of the motorway. Follow the San Miguel road for 400 metres you will see the First Impressions/Kia Car Showroom on your right. After a further 300 metres you will see a road off to your right. Continue up this road for approx 1 mile. The kennels are on the right on a bend (signposted). Car parking opposite the kennels. OPEN EVERY DAY 10AM TO 1.30PM.


USEFUL CONTACTS


Kennels 667 638 468 9am to 5pm
Pat the Cat 608 121 081 9am to 6pm
Spanish only 667 638 468 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
Spanish only 670 841 925 Evenings & Weekends
www.k9tenerife.com
 k9president@k9tenerife.com
 www.etenerife.com

Polite request. Newspapers no longer required at the kennels until further notice. Thanks.

Press release written by Mike

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Doggies Who Need A Home

Here are a couple of doggies that would dearly love a home, they are staying at the moment with Steph  and Tony lovely people who are taking good care of them until the doggies find a permanent home.





Zuri - A gorgeous Podenco -approx 2-4 years old and craves love.





Lina - Timid but very loving. Lina is a cross breed, approx 3 years old, gets on with other dogs and likes having a cuddle.

If you would like to give one of these doggies a home please contact Steph 628859973

Saturday, January 23, 2010

When it comes to pets, dogs are tops..!











Sorry to the feline supporters out there, but apparently when it comes to pets, dogs are top !

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Can you give a dog a home - K9

These doggies need a loving home, call k9 if you think you can give one of them a home..



Rhona - small caniche, 8-10 months, female





Bessie- mix poodle. 2 years old friendly





Eve, female, 1-2 years old, husky, very friendly





Duque - puppy 3 month ,male




K9 tel - 667 638 468
Kennels open from 11am - 2pm daily
K9 is at Las Chafiras on the San Miguel side of the motorway. Follow the San Miguel road for 400 metres, you will see the First Impressions Building on your right hand side. After a further 300 metres you will see a road off to the right. Continue on this road for approx a mile. The kennels are on the right on a bend. Car parking opposite the entrance.




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Monday, January 18, 2010

Can you spare an hour to give a few doggies a walk at K9


Nikki went up to k9 today to give a few doggies a walk on some land opposite the kennels. When Nikki arrived a volunteer took a pooch (Charlie) out of a kennel and gave him some food and when Charlie had finished his dinner then she took him for a walk, which is a small circuit of about 20 minutes.

Charlie posing for Nikki and her camera

Tucking into his dinner before being taken for a walk

The volunteers who work there are sympathetic, so if you feel you can't handle a big boisterous pooch do tell them. Nikki has a shoulder problem at the moment so took out only meduim and small pooches, but of course if you can handle larger dogs they definately also need their walkies.


Volunteer hard at work cleaning out the kennels

Playing up for the camera..!


My turn next for a walk..?

K9 tel - 667 638 468
Kennels open from 11am - 2pm daily
So if you have an hour to spare do please consider taking some doggies out for a walk at k9, they would appreciate it very much and you would also get some exercise. K9 isn't very difficult to find, here are some directions....
K9 is at Las Chafiras on the San Miguel side of the motorway. Follow the San Miguel road for 400 metres, you will see the First Impressions Building on your right hand side. After a further 300 metres you will see a road off to the right. Continue on this road for approx a mile. The kennels are on the right on a bend. Car parking opposite the entrance.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

BBC Pedigree dogs exposed

This is an excerpt from the BBC Documentary "Pedigree Dogs Exposed" the programme looks at the range of diseases dogs can suffer from being excessively inbred.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Encouragement to all who help animals

Starfish Poem

Once upon a time there was a wise man
who used to go to the ocean to do his
writing. He had a habit of walking on the
beach before he began his work.
One day he was walking along the shore.
As he looked down the beach, he saw a
human figure moving like a dancer.

So he began to walk faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw that it was a
young man and the young man wasn't
dancing, but instead he was reaching
down to the shore, picking up something
and very gently throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer he called out, "Good
morning! What are you doing?"
The young man paused, looked up and replied,"Throwing
starfish in the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing
starfish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don't
throw them in they'll die."
"But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles
and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can't
possibly make a difference!"
The young man listened politely. Then
bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it
into the ocean, past the breaking waves and said -
"It made a difference for that one."

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gone to the Dogs - The Movie !


This sounds like a barking good movie to me 'Gone to the Dogs' is a surreal comedy about poor old Jack, a frustrated pensioner who dies and comes back to earth as a dog. A cast of 15 canine stars performs alongside British cinema legends, Tony Booth and Dora Bryan.

Check out the Trailer here


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Asociation San Francisco de los Animales - Dog Show


BREAKING BARKING NEWS !



The Santiago del Teide Branch of AsociaciĆ³n San Francisco de los Animales are holding a Fun Dog Show for Pedigree and Non Pedigree dogs, on Sunday, 10th January 2010. This will be held behind the Los Gigantes Hotel, Los Gigantes, Santiago del Teide. It is open to dogs from anywhere on the island.

check out this link for more info


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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Think before you give your dog up to a Rescue Shelter


The rescue shelters in Tenerife as in many countries are suffering because of the global crisis , down turn on money donated and more people giving up their dogs because they just can't afford to keep them, due to unemployment change of circumstances etc. So inevitably now the shelters are becoming very crowded.

So to anybody who is considering giving their dog away to a rescue shelter have you thought through the implications of leaving your dog in a shelter. It might be an idea to visit a rescue shelter before you decide to give your pooch up, as a reality check. The rescue shelters here are very kind and hard working and look after the doggies as best they can with the restrictions they have with finances, volunteers and constrictions on space. But your beloved pooch will be in a cage a good portion of the day, waiting and hoping for a kind human to take him or her home. If your dog is large he could be waiting for years. I recently went up to a rescue shelter and they have big dogs which have been there for three years !

Of course sometimes there is no alternative and personal circumstances mean your dog will have to go to a rescue shelter . But please don't leave the decision to the last minute try and leave sometime for finding a home for your pooch yourself, he deserves that at least !

There are dog hotels on the island that will keep your dog long term then fly your pooch back to your home. Or maybe you have a relative or friend who could foster your dog for a while.

Please don't just rely on the dog rescue shelters to help you out, they are currently overflowing with doggies to look after.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Basil's Stay at Poochies Pet Hotel this Christmas

Well, I had a fabulous time at Poochies Pet Hotel made some new doggy friends played a lot and eat a lot ,well it was Christmas !
Pete took Nikki and Richard to the airport and he picked them up when they arrived back to Tenerife . I was pleased to see Nikki and Richard when they came back, but it was great fun at poochie pet hotel. I got a christmas present from Pete a stuffed toy called 'Pluto' which Is currently my favourite.
I would highly recommend Poochie Pet Hotel to any doggie who's owner is going off on holiday , etc. Pete and Kate are definitely wooftastic carers.
Phone Pete 661099365 poochiespethotel@hotmail.com
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

What Wooftastic Guys at Coast FM..!


What wooftastic guys at Coast Fm they have dedicated a page on their website to abandoned doggies check it out and make sure to tune in to Coast Fm to listen to some cool sounds.

You can request a song. I think Tenerife dogs would like to make a song request, ' who let the dogs out' ( by Baha Men)

Have a Barking New Year Coast FM..!










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