Asociación por los Derechos de Animales Abandonados
Association for the Rights of Abandoned Animals
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Success Stories

Happy Endings: Liddie and Dino

Betty and Louise - Mother (lives in Yorkshire) and Daughter (lives in London) in the UK have both adopted rescue dogs from ADANA. Louise adopted Liddie in August 2014. Liddie has become a great ambassador for ADANA showing how rewarding adoption of a rescue dog from ADANA can be and no doubt as a result Betty has now recently adopted Dino in February 2016.

Liddie had been waiting for her forever home for 3 years and 3 months when Louise (who was looking for another dog having lost her beloved Molly rescue dog aged 12yrs in November 2013) spotted Liddie on the ADANA website:
"I recall starting at 'A' in the list of names alphabetically browsing through all the dogs, all lovely dogs needing homes when I got to 'L' I saw Liddie - she looked so sad, timid and so bedraggled I scrolled on but returned to her photo and read her story which was a sad one likes many others before her and since, she was found abandoned on the street rescued by ADANA cared for and loved by the staff and volunteers but had been there such a long time she was an older dog - her chances for adoption were diminishing as time went by but somehow for me it was love at first sight - you can't explain how that happens. I called ADANA the next day. Helen who answered the phone sounded surprised saying what made you pick her and I answered honestly saying I didn't really know - it was just something I still can't explain. Anyway she arrived at her forever home in a London suburb on 22nd August 2014.


Happy Endings: Amaretto now Pablo

"Our beautiful boy Gilmore, also a rescue doggie, passed away in August at the age of 12. Devastated beyond words, we couldn't imagine putting ourselves through such grief again. But we had Dollie a 3 yr old Cockapoo to think of as she was getting more and more depressed with out a playmate.

"We have an apartment in Estepona so knew of Adana. We tentatively spoke about another dog and knew it would only be another rescue. So that's how we found our Pablo. We had only seen him in the site video and ever helpful Adana were very happy to answer any questions. So my Husband flew over to collect him in October and drove him back with a friend.


Happy Endings: Bill now Mickey

"On the 14th October I was scrolling on my iPad when a little face appeared on my screen. A golden Podenco called Bill, with soft brown eyes, the sweetest little ears and a scarf around his neck saying adopt me. In a heartbeat I knew I wanted this dog. So after an exchange of emails, paperwork sorted, transport arranged and a travel date set our little dog set off on his journey from southern Spain to the UK. The van arrived, he climbed out and straight into my arms. I fell in love immediately.

"We introduced him to his German Shepherd brother, Major, and his Cockapoo sister, Molly, and they accepted him into the pack and we renamed him Mickey. Within a week he was house trained and had learnt several commands. He loves his food, his bed, his toys and his treats. He also likes chewing (Dad's shoes are a favourite) and he loves bringing you things (Toys, shoes, blankets).


Anthony and Truffle

"I moved to Spain full-time just a year ago. I had hunted for what could be the perfect place. If you’ve been reading my blog you will know, definitively, that I believe I found it here in Estepona. Time will tell, but so far it has been amazing.

"I spent the first year establishing a business and a home. That done, there were still things missing. I’ve had dogs, particularly working dogs for much of my life. Time for some companionship of the canine variety. But with caution, knowing the right source. I’m so pleased I found it.


Happy Endings: Haribo

Once upon a time there was a Belgian family who moved to the South of Spain and who was looking for a furry addition - that's us: Kurt, Martine, Elise and Benjamin.

We decided to have a look on the ADANA website and soon after we paid them a visit. There he was - Haribo! One of the 7 puppies named after sweets. He was one of the tiniest in his pen, crawling under the others at the door. All were trying their very best to catch our attention.

Together with 3 other siblings we took him apart to see that he was a very lively little pup, untying our shoelaces and enjoying the cuddles. All 4 of us fell in love and we decided to take him home.

A match made in heaven! He really fits in perfectly. He likes to sleep late (in his own bed or ours), he loves to relax with the family in front of the open fire. Enjoys picnics on the beach, walking and playing. Picking up the kids from school? "Yes! but can I have my nose in the wind and open the roof please."


Happy Endings: Newky now Elsie

"Just writing to let you know how Elsie is getting on now we've had her for three months or so.

"She's a lovely little girl who loves people and gets on well with all dogs. She has lots of new friends in the village - her favourite being 'Uncle' Arthur (a Hungarian Vizler). We couldn't have wished for a dog with a better temperament.

"She's getting more and more confident - the long trip back to the UK was a little daunting but now she's here, she's loving her countryside walks and running around the garden. After a few months of practice with 're-call' we are now able to walk her off lead when on country walks - which she loves.