Thursday, October 27, 2011

Puppies need home

Here are five pups who need a loving home. They are currently being looked after at accion-del-sol. If you would like to adopt any of these pups please call Accion-del-sol on 922 778 630.

Accion-del-Sol refuge is situated at Poligono De Industrial Estate, Granadilla, Exit 51 on the TF1, directly next to ITER the  Parque Eolica where the windmills are. The refuge is open monday - friday 3-6pm  .

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Wooftastic Christmas Accion-Del-Sol Competition

A Wooftastic Christmas competition for the doggies at Accion-Del-Sol.
Can you write a funny caption to accompany this photo of me ?. The winner will be announced the week leading up to Christmas, the prize will be a hamper full of goodies just 'pawfect' for Christmas.

Please write your captions in the comments section below and email to Karen
Accion-del-Sol refuge is situated at Poligono De Industrial Estate, Granadilla, Exit 51 on the TF1, directly next to ITER the  Parque Eolica where the windmills are. The refuge is open monday - friday 3-6pm visit or call Accion Del Sol on 922778630.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chica Needs a Home

This little pooch ( Chica) was found in the El Medano area and is being kindly looked after by Claire. Claire though cannot keep Chica permanently and would like to find a home for this doggie.

Chica is a small foxy like dog approx 7 to 8 months . Very sweet, does not bark, fun to play with, loves to walk, good at home (garden/terrace). She sleeps outside.  Chica is able to stay with Claire until a home is found.

If you are interested in adopting this pooch please ring 608219223 or email

Friday, October 21, 2011

Accion-Del-Sol News

Press release supplied by Karen Clack


This lovely little dog is Petra who is a very good companion and best friend to Lana Bellamy who came to visit Accion Del Sol recently, Lana was amazed by the first class refuge and she had a  great time playing with the puppies and viewing the kennels. Lana very kindly made a very generous gift to Accion Del Sol which was very greatly received , many thanks to you Lana.

 The first two weeks in December are going to be a very busy time for Accion el Sol as Jack and Panchito who is a Farabella pony along with Gizmo, Nikki Attree and a few puppies from the refuge will begin the" Accion Del Sol Educational Roadshow ". Educating the children at an early age we believe will help children to understand animals and learn  to respect them aswell as learning basic care , feeding, there needs and to explain to them the difference between two animals. Nikki Attree wrote and designed an excellent training aid in words and pictures which will play a vital role in the educational roadshow see here.  This has been translated into German and Spanish as well as English and it has also been put on Aktion Tiers Website  and it is being used at the Aktion Tier Juniors club and it is proving to be a huge success. Nikki has a brought a little humour into a very serious issue of abandoned dogs and there rescue plight which allows the children to learn in a good and interesting way. Accion Del Sols vet will also attend to explain basic veterainary care and feeding as well as explaining the difference in herbivores and carnivores . Accion Del Sol is very committed to there educational programme to try to help the children of the future learn to love and care for there pets hopefully making this a better place for our four legged friends and to make headway in reducing the amount of abandoned dogs here in Tenerife.
The Director of Accion Del Sol Marion Köpke De Gonzälez is always happy to show people around the refuge and answer any questions you may have. The refuge is situated at Poligono De Industrial Estate, Granadilla, Exit 51 on the TF1, directly next to ITER the  Parque Eolica where the windmills are. The refuge is open monday - friday 3-6pm so do pop down for a visit. The refuge has seen a large increase in dogs over the last few months so if you are looking for a dog to adopt then please do pay the refuge a visit or call Accion Del Sol on 922778630.  Every dog is micro chipped, pass ported, fully updated with inoculations, sterilised / castrated and ready for new loving homes. Please do come and visit Accion Del Sol and see the amazing good work that they do there. The best care and medical treatment is provided for every dog brought into the refuge. The kennels are spotlessly clean and no flea or fly dare enter the premises !! The dogs are kept in small groups between 2 and up to 6 except for the dogs classed as dangerous dogs which have a kennel each to avoid any arguments. The dogs all arrive terrified and mostly untouchable but within a very short time they soon learn to trust humans again. Accion Del Sol do have some very nice families that do come and walk the dogs in the afternoons, if you would like to volunteer as a dog walker and you have a bit of spare time then please do call the refuge or pop in for a chat . The dogs love to go out and its a good way to get a little bit of extra exercise.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

' Handbag Dogs'

( Me trying to get into a handbag fortunately for me only my front paws will fit, thank goodness !)

This definately makes me barking mad , 'Handbag dogs' or 'Purse dogs'. I mean what is all that about !. Stuffing a poor defenceless pooch into a bag. A dog is a dog irrelevant of whether the doggie is small in size or not.  Very small dogs like Chihuahuas which are popular hand bag dogs, need walks  and be socialised with other dogs just as much as large hounds , otherwise they get bored then can turn nasty. Not surprising really I would turn nasty if I was expected to sit still in a hand bag all day, fortunately for me though I can't fit into a handbag ( as illustrated in photo ).

So anybody out there if you are thinking of getting a Chihuahua or any very small doggie  please don't keep him in a hand bag its down right cruel. Every dog deserves to be treated like a dog not a fashion accessory.!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Breaking doggie news..!

This poor pooch, lives in appalling conditions in the south of Tenerife, Isa Animalista has spoken with the dog's owner and he is willing to give up the dog for adoption. 
The Labrador is 5 years old. He gets along well with other dogs
Please email if you are interested in giving this doggie a home:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Me having a run...!

Me having a run this morning..

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Number of dogs being abandoned has soared

According to an article in The Telegragh the number of dogs being abandoned has risen to its highest level in more than a decade in the UK. Though there are no statistics in Tenerife , the refuges are having many more dogs being brought in over the last few years and its becoming increasingly difficult too find space for these strays in the shelters.

So if you are thinking of adopting a dog there are plenty of doggies in the shelters who would love to become part of your family.

Here are few doggies who are looking for homes, and do check out the shelters websites.


A female puppy, who will grow to small/medium please ring  Marion at Accion-Del-Sol on 922 77 86 30 or visit the refuge between Monday and Friday from 3 to 6 pm. If you are interested in adopting this sweetie.

 Live Arico

Bina  needs a home with a garden,terrace. Bina has had an operation and can't control her pee pee all the Eugenio at Live Arico on 649 001 907 email


Aramis is one years old, castrated, a very active dog . Contact Chantal at Madat shelter on 636 126 766  Website


Marley is a mix breed dog, around 5 months old, he will be a large adult. Friendly and obedient. Telephone: +34 608 121

Friday, October 7, 2011

My Fur-cut

I had my fur-cut today  by my favourite fur-stylist Steph Tufft . What I like about Steph is she is very patience, as I do wriggle around a bit when I am being groomed, Steph is also very kind and gives me cuddles. 
If you would like to get your dog's fur-cut by Steph contact her by email or ring on 628859973

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Doggy summer

Its hot,hot, today. I think these doggie dudes have the right idea having a splash in the water to keep cool.