Asociación por los Derechos de Animales Abandonados
Association for the Rights of Abandoned Animals
CIF: G29463635


This Month's Super Dog - Nero

Nero is our longest serving resident at the shelter and we have absolutely no idea why. He is a small Labrador cross and was dumped in the outside cage at the shelter in the pouring rain when he was about 3 years old and has now been with us for 5 years.

He is a super dog who appears to have no issues and would fit into any home very easily. As a privilege for being an old timer we have been letting him out loose when we are at the shelter. His favourite spot is a cushion in the office right next to the treats. Failing that he will get into any car or van he can find - he is happy in the front seat or the back, he doesn't mind as long as there's a hope he may be going home with someone. He's not really fussy who takes him home either - he loves everyone!


Warning for dog owners

There have been reports in recent weeks of several incidents of dogs being poisoned in an area ranging from El Padron Estepona, La Quinta, Benahavis to San Pedro.

These incidents together with the processionary caterpillars that, due to the mild climate, are already about, mean that we must be extra vigilant when out walking with our pets.


Extendable leads - yes or no?

Of course we are all entitled to our own opinions and we all have good and bad experiences in our lives. Here one of our supporters would like to share with you her and her dog's story of their experience when using an extendable lead. When choosing equipment and toys for your pet do some research, listen to advice from others and this will help you to make an informed and hopefully right choice for you and your dog.

Bobby’s Story

"I cannot remember why I was found wandering around the restaurant area in Aloha, Nueva Andalucía that famous day, I was only about four months old, and had been there for a couple of days, some nice people gave me food, others, not so nice, were, well, NOT very nice to me!!

"Anyway, I saw two nice looking chaps walking into a place with a large green false lawn (I subsequently found out it was a BOWLS CLUB), and I just sort of followed them in. At the bar was a blonde lady with her blond brother and French partner...she looked kinda nice, so I sort of went up to her. She bent down, and stroked me and, well, that was it. She invited me home to her house, sat me on a towel, gave me lots of food, and let me sleep in the kitchen – and called me BOBBY, whatever that means!!


Fund raising 2016

The annual planning meeting of the Fund raising group, normally held in October was finally held in January. A fantastic turn out heard Jayne recap on the many successful events held last year before discussions turned to this years events.


This Month's Super Dog - Dan

Dan the Lovable Rogue, looking for his Valentine?

Dan was born in March 2014. One of ten puppies born to the dog of a homeless man. He is tan and brown, rough haired with the longest, waggiest tail. He is one of our larger dogs, Dan's legs just kept on growing when those of his siblings stopped months earlier. He loves his food and the treats he cleverly manages with soulful eyes to wheedle out of us - this would be an ideal way to train him. He walks well on a lead and is very obedient on his walks, especially if he can smell out a treat in an unsuspecting pocket. He is the most lovable rogue and a firm favourite with the volunteers who take such good care of him in the kennels.


Asociación Canina de Estepona dog food collection

Many thanks to the Asociación Canina de Estepona who organised the 19 December food collection event for Adana and Mirada Libre Estepona where over 1000 kilos of dog food was donated by the people of Estepona. Hopefully this is just one of many events where we can all work together to improve the lives of mistreated and abandoned animals.


This Month's Super Dog - Recti

Why hasn't Recti found his forever home?

Recti is almost 4 years old and has been at the shelter since he was a puppy. He is a beautiful boy who always gets noticed but never gets chosen and we just don't know why. He is slightly larger than most Spaniels but this just makes him more unique.

Many volunteers have a soft spot for Recti and enjoy taking him out for a walk as he is great on the lead and can also be walked off the lead. He loves going for a paddle in the river and also really enjoys cuddles.


A Christmas message from our President

Dear Members and supporters,

I can hardly believe it is December already, 2015 is coming to an abrupt end and what an incredible year it has been for ADANA in it's 25th anniversary year.

A spectacular array of events were organised to raise funds for our shelter and I would like to thank everyone involved for their time, energy, compassion and generosity, it is truly appreciated. It is sometimes difficult to convey just how much of a difference you make to our animals but without you, it would be impossible to operate.


"I'm a super dog, get me out of here!"

To coincide with the return of the reality TV show, "I'm a celebrity get me out of here!" we are going to showcase some of our wonderful dogs, which for one reason or another, seem to get overlooked. First up is a two for one mother and daughter combo who are just hoping that they will soon be voted out (adopted!) of the shelter.

"The people at ADANA say I am a Podenco born 2010. They have called me Ferdi and think I look like a bewildered fawn! Myself and my son, Pablo, were brought here 13.08.15 after we were found alone in the El Padron area of Estepona. I cannot remember much about what happened before I was found except for the intense pain in my back leg. People think I may have been caught in a hunter’s trap and managed to free myself, with my leg healing naturally, thereafter. One of my back paws is missing but I can walk just fine using the other three.