Just been advised of this by Ann Marie Payne of Ann's Canine Care. Email her on this link if you want a copy of the form in pdf.
CHANGE OF LAW. PLEASE READ
From 13th May 2019 the procedure to change ownership of a dog that is registered on raia ( Andalusia) has changed. Also if you want to register a dog on raia from another database.
Now you must obtain one of these forms and have the previous owner fill it out and then have your vet present it to raia, along with proof of identity of the owner. Your local vet will have access to one of these forms.
Also if you rescue a dog from the street without a chip you must register it at the local town hall. This will not effect your right to keep the dog.
These are new laws so please, don't expect Ann to be able to answer any questions. The best person to ask is your local vet.
Leaving your dog's toys and water bowls outside overnight can lead to your pooch being exposed to the potentially fatal lungworm parasite. Watch here to see why it's so important to always bring your dog's toys inside. Lungworm can be prevented, speak to your vet about treatments available.
You will find the latest Greyhounds in Need newsletter on this link. Sit down in a comfy chair, make yourself a coffee or tea and then click on the right-hand box to open the PDF version. It is full of information about the various shelters in Spain and Italy which GIN support, plus taking some of the Macau greyhounds from China, and fundraising ideas.
Sadly there is one report of a galgo hung in a building near the centre of Badajoz in Extramadura. Badajaz has always been a hellhole for galgos. In this instance the galgo was chipped and the perpetrator of this vile act was traced and charged with animal cruelty.
I have lived with dogs all my life - when I was born our family dog was already 1 year old! As far as I can remember, we have always put a small amount of gravy or stock on our dogs' meals. My elderly galga Carmela now has problems crunching large croquettes so she is on the ones for small dogs which she manages no problem. However, I must admit I am not keen on the idea of soaking croquettes for hours.
Many people can walk their galgos and podencos off leash. Unfortunately mine have strong hunting instincts and as we live on a farm with meadows full of birds, hares, feral cats and the neighbouring ones have sheep in, we can never walk ours off leash. Read the full article on this subject on this link.