Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Pick up a pet

It seems that it is not just the expertise of Caroline and Joop that the animal shelter in Orihuela has recruited. They also have the assistance of UK dog whisperer Peter Singh to help out with dog re-homing.

Peter, who specialises in dog psychology can help owners to understand and communicate with their dogs. He will be on hand at the adoption day on Wednesday 3rdAugust to offer free advice to would-be owners about the needs of the various dogs and will help match dogs to owners.

Peter said: “When visiting the centre I met so many amazing dogs. All of them have so much to give and anyone wishing to take one of these dogs home will basically be walking out of the shelter with the best friend they will ever have. I was truly moved at how wonderful these dogs are.”

The shelter is open for adoptions most days but Peter and English and German speaking volunteers will be available to help with adoptions on the special adoption day from 11.00am until 3.00pm at the shelter in Partida Lo Arques, San Bartolomé, close to the Vega Baja Hospital – from the ITV station head toward the mountain, turn left at the second roundabout and follow the signs.

Visit www.centroproteccionanimalesorihuela.com and click under Donde Estamos for a map. Or email adoptdogsandcats@hotmail.es and state where you are coming from to get written directions.

The shelter's normal public opening hours for adoptions are Monday to Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm, Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm. Adoptions cannot be finalised on Sundays but dogs can be viewed between 10am and 2.00pm. More details of Peter Singh's work and the services he offers can be found at www.thedogyouneed.com

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