Thursday, August 23, 2012

List of Dog Refuges in Tenerife


Accion-del-sol Tenerife was open in July 2006 and is run by Marion Gonzalez and a small team of part -time staff. Accion is on the site of the 'Institute for renewable energy', Granadilla. The shelter has up to date kennels, a large area for the dogs to run around in with agility equipment and a modern surgery.

Marion believes in educating the public about animals and particularly children. School groups are regularly invited to the centre so they can learn about the dogs and how the rescue centre works. The Director also organises events.

Many of the dogs in the centre are transported to Germany to loving homes, but since animals can't travel alone, Aktiontier needs people to travel with the dogs and are continually looking for willing helpers.

If you would like to volunteer at the shelter or accompany a dog to Germany, please ring or email.

Accion-del-sol - Centro de protección animal y medioambiental de Tenerife Poligono 
Industrial de Granadilla, Parque Eólico de ITER 38611 San Isidro 
Tenerife Tel.0034/ 922778630 

The shelter is open from 3pm - 6pm five days a week Mon - Friday - 
Ring if you would like to visit outside of these hours

How to get to Accion-del-sol

On the TF1 going north from the airport towards Santa Cruz take the turning off for the Granadilla Industrial Port, exit A. Head towards the sea and windmills go straight across one roundabout when you reach the next roundabout veer right up towards the Ecological centre. You will stop and see a hut ( you can't go any further as their will be barrier and somebody outside the hut) Aktiontier is up a track on your right about a 100 metres...

Albergue Valle Colino
Somos un centro para la acogida de perros y gatos abandonados en el área metropolitana de la isla de Tenerife, donde los recuperamos y preparamos para su posterior adopción.

Hemos creado este portal como punto de encuentro entre el animal que necesita ser adoptado y la persona que busca un compañero fiel para toda la vida.

Apostamos también por la educación, creando campañas de concienciación 

y divulgación que influyan en la sociedad fomentando el desarrollo de actitudes más respetuosas hacia los animales.

Recuerda, antes de comprar un animal, visítanos y si no puedes adoptar, ayúdanos 

a darnos a conocer para que otros lo hagan.

Nuestro horario de atención al público es de 11:00 a 13:00 y de 16:00 a 18:00 todos 

los días.


APANOT Refugio de Animales

Humane Association of Northwest Tenerife
NIF: G38609103

Calle Pino No. 27 Llanito Valois Perera
CP.38430. Icod de los Vinos.
Tenerife Spain


Tel: 607 612 111


Facebook page

Refugio Fasnia

Refugio Fasnia opened in August 2012. Here is the Refugio Fasnia facebook page

Here is the link on facebook to Fecapap the association who are looking after the dogs -

Fecapap have said that if you would like to make a cash donation to Fasnia Refuge here is the bank account..



ES80 2065 0107 6214 0005 0373


If you would like to donate any items like towels, doghouses, crates, leashes, collars, construction material, tools, bleach, detergent, supona, betadine and anything that may be useful in a dog shelter, that would be most welcome -  Please call Sol on 664 28 70 75

Please call Heidi 682.517.045 or Solange 664.287.075 if you would like to see the dogs for adoption.


K9 Tenerife
Is a Spanish Registered Charity run by volunteers in the South of Tenerife. The purpose of the organisation is to protect, animals from cruelty, starvation and neglect, and to neuter and spay where possible to avoid over population. At the moment there is no official government funding and K9 rely solely on the public for donations and sponsorships.

K9 was formed in 1993 ( official title is Refugio de Los Animales - K9) by three lady residents in the South of Tenerife, who were moved by the plight of the poor and neglected abandoned animals on the island.

At first the rescued animals (dogs and cats) were keptin kennels that had been constructed by friends and volunteers on some land belonging to one of the founder members. K9 Tenerife raised funds for the upkeep of the animals by organising Car Boot Sales, Dinner dances, the placing of Collection Boxes in Bars and the collection of funds at the local markets.

K9 Tenerife is now affiliated to the RSPCA in the UK .

If you would like to volunteer at k9, take a few dogs for a walk or help with fund-raising phone or see website for further info.
K9 - Kennels Tel: 608 121 081 kennels open 11pm - 2pm

How to get to K9 - 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.

La Esperanza

Marisa started the refuge approx 8 years ago, It developed from opening up a boarding kennel 'Petsworld Dog Hotel' and finding, unfortunately some people started to leave abandoned dogs on her doorstep. So then La Esperanza was born. Marisa  has established connections with many other rescue centres in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and France, with whom she has established close and ongoing contact. 

To find out more about volunteering and making a donation phone Marisa on 679 161 682

A small animal centre whose goal it is to help the abandoned dogs and cats here on the island. True, as yet we do not have the capacity of a big animal shelter, but we can offer to take in approximately 50 cats and about 20 dogs.

Ideally we like to offer shelter to those animals who for one reason or another cannot remain

in a normal refuge.  

Regina - 648 137 071
Find us on Facebook at:


Refugio International Para Animales

Refugio Internacional para Animales.
Camino San Bartolomé n 4, Los Perales, La Orotava.
Teléfonos de contacto: 922 372 431 ó 676 445 547.
Horario: De Lunes a Viernes de 10:30 a 13:00, y de 16:00 a 19:00 Los sábados y domingos

de 10:30 a 13:00.
Facebook page

San Francisco de Los Animales
Asociación San Francisco de los Animales was formed in 
February 1999 by a small group of animal loving people distressed by the plight of 
abandoned animals in the South of Tenerife. Due to the ever increasing number of 
abandoned animals and call outs in the west of Tenerife it was decided to start a Santiago
del Teide Branch of the association. San Francisco main aims are to provide a neutering 
programme and veterinary attention, to educate the public in animal husbandry and, where 
possible, find permanent homes.

Permanent caring homes are difficult to find! Unfortunately we do not have funding for a 
refuge kennel, most of the dogs being fostered by members of the association until homes 
can be found, whether it be in Tenerife, Holland, Germany, Luxembourg and occasionally 
the U.K.

President of Main Association - Jill 616747284
President of Tiede Branch - Judith (0034) 922 864102 -


The Little Dogs Home -

The refuge is run by Barbara and Chris and as the name suggests is a small refuge. Chris and Barbara
only take a maximum of thirty dogs at a time, as this way each dog can get the proper care
he/she deserves. Go to this  LINK to read more.

Please phone Barbara or Chris on - +34 672917193 if you would like to visit the refuge.



No comments:

Post a Comment