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A.P.A.Ri.V Association for the Protection of Animals Rincon de la Victoria The rewards of an older dog: Rubia's story have you ever thought about adopting an older dog, but thought perhaps it might not be able to adapt to new surroundings? We would like you to meet Rubia, an 11 year old mixed breed. When Rubia was just a small puppy, she came to the refuge with her mother. Rubia was one of a litter of four but was the only one who did not find a new home. She lived with her mother until two years ago, when her mother died. Since then, Rubia has lived a very quiet life at the refuge, seemingly resigned to the fact that her chances of finding a home were rather dismal. All that changed when Sarah and Ali came to visit our refuge with the idea of adopting an older dog that no one ever wanted. By the end of their visit, Rubia was happily in their car, heading to Lanjaron where Sarah and Ali operate an equestrian centre known as Caballo Blanco in the Alpujarras. Rubia has been eat-

ing and sleeping well, getting along with the other animals as well as the family members and has even been caught playing like a puppy. All this despite Rubia's age, some medical issues and the fact that she is stone deaf, she acts as if the farm has been her home for her entire life. We love to think of Rubia living out her days on the farm with Sarah and Ali. To those who have thought about adopting an older dog but not yet done so, we hope that Rubia's story will give you reason to consider it again and go ahead. We have several older residents at the refuge who would love to be given a chance for some comfort in their “golden years.” They certainly deserve it. If you are interested in adopting an older dog, call Lola - 657 21 92 69 / Pam - 952 51 46 71 or email:

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NOW 137,000€ (negotiable) Tel: 644 424 320


The Sentinella Axarquia August 2011  
The Sentinella Axarquia August 2011  

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