We give dogs a new home
Most communities in Spain maintain a “perrera”, a dog Shelter, where strays, homeless ill-treated or merely lost dogs and cats can be cared for. There are rumours that if the animal is not claimed in 21 days, it is sacrificed. In APASA this NEVER happens.
Would you like to give an APASA dog a new home for life?
Our raison d’être, our goal, is to find every dog an appropriate new home. At the end of 2016 we have 280 residents. Click on Dogs for Adoption to find a suitable one for you. We always have several Podencos, which the locals use as hunting dogs and are very often ill-treated or abandoned. They make wonderful loyal pets.
Where are we?
The shelter is in Cami de les Sorts, next to the Ecopark, click here for a map. Here we are able to protect up to around 280 dogs ( 85 are with us as at the beginning of 2023). From here it is convenient to walk dogs. This is where you can view dogs for adoption.
Visit our Charity Shop in Avenida del Pla, selling clothes and household items.
Click here for more information.
How it all began
APASA was founded in 1999 by a group of various nationalities, Spanish, English, German and Swiss, with the aim of rescuing those animals that were evidently abandoned or ill-treated or lost. The Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) allocated land for this purpose and there were 23 dogs in 4 kennel areas of 3 x 4 metres square.
We rely greatly on volunteers, working in the shelter, walking dogs and at our many fund-raising events.
To help finance APASA
We organise events such as Fashion Shows, Quiz Nights, Dog Walks and trips such as shopping to IKEA and organised trips. Visit our Fundraising Events page for more info.