URGENT! Our shelter is in crisis. The increase in dogs and cats has skyrocketed expenses. Public aid only covers 11% of the annual costs, and private donations are not enough. Our facilities are collapsing, and the animals are stressed. We owe over 10,000 euros to veterinarians, and the bills keep increasing. In May alone, we received 37 dogs. PLEASE, HELP US (donate, become a member, volunteer, or foster)

ASHA 7 year(s) & 4 month(s) old

Life in a city/apartment : NO
Home without an exterior : NO
Contact with other dogs : NO
Life with cats : NO
Contact with children : NO
Need for daily exercise : HIGH
Trauma : YES

Asha is a brave and resilient dog despite having a heartbreaking history. She was rescued on a farm in Cretas, where her owner kept her in a small crate meant for fruit collection. In that cramped space, Asha couldn’t stand up, lacked food and water, and suffered from severe malnutrition. Her life was marked by cruelty, as she was beaten with a stick through small holes and had water thrown at her. Thanks to the intervention of the Guardia Civil and the veterinarian from Valderrobres, who managed to sedate her, we were able to free her after 5 hours of anguish.

Despite the terrible circumstances she has endured, Asha shows incredible gratitude and affection towards the caregivers she meets. This spirit of resilience is reflected, for example, in how she enjoys playing with water. In fact, recently one of our volunteers bought her own pool! Asha wants to overcome her past and enjoy a new life, and this is evident not only in her love for play but also in her great potential to learn. However, due to the difficulties she has faced and the long time she has been in the shelter, Asha tends to react defensively towards unfamiliar people and especially towards other dogs. This is likely due to the traumatic experiences of her childhood and the stress and frustration she experiences within the shelter.

Asha has been involved in some incidents at the shelter, having bitten other dogs out of desperation. As a result, she is isolated and has not had the opportunity to learn proper socialization with her peers. Her only interaction with other dogs has been through a fence, where she hears countless barks. Unfortunately, our limited financial resources and specialized personnel prevent us from dedicating the necessary time and effort to address Asha’s psychological blockage.

It is important to note that her aggressive behavior is not a manifestation of her true nature but a response to her experiences and the accumulated stress and frustration in the shelter. Asha urgently needs a home where she can receive individualized attention, patience, and the appropriate professional work to overcome her fears and develop good social skills. With the knowledge, commitment, and proper support from her future family, we trust that Asha will progress and be able to reach her full potential.

Asha needs a home where she can receive immense love and be cared for by people with great experience in similar cases. We are looking for someone with experience in reactive dogs who is willing to provide Asha with the time and resources necessary for her rehabilitation. We firmly believe in her capacity for change and adaptation, but we recognize that this will require a significant emotional and practical investment.

If you are capable and willing to help Asha overcome her traumatic past and give her a chance to have a happy and balanced life, we assure you that your dedication will be rewarded with the love and gratitude of a loyal companion.

Adoption costs for dogs  : ADULT 180€ / PUPPY 120€ All animals available for adoption have a microchip and passport. They have been tested for common diseases (Leishmania for dogs, FeLV and FIV for cats). Adult animals are fully vaccinated and castrated.

* Until complete adaptation, adult supervision with small children is essential.

** This means we have tested the dog with cats in the shelter and has shown no reactive behaviour, but this does not guarantee 100% compatibility with cats. Therefore, we always advise that cats and dogs are together only under surveillance.