Christmas Dog Walk on the Beach, Saturday December 8

by SOS Algarve Animals on December 11, 2012

Tremendous thanks to everyone who made possible such a lovely day (and such happy dogs) at our Christmas Dog Walk on the Beach last Saturday. It was a great success, only possible due to the help of the many volunteers willing to join and take our rescue dogs on this special outing. So thank you so much for all your help, your very energetic walking, and the support.

Due to everyone’s help 17 of our rescue dogs were able to join us, and for many (if not almost all) of them this was there first ever visit to the beach! And they did enjoy themselves! We were also truly delighted to see quite a few of our rehomed dogs and all their new families again. We also thank everyone for their kind donations, walking is free! But nonetheless everyone showed great support, we had many goods donations, and a wonderful € 315,00 euros was raised. 

A special thanks to June of ALGARVE KITCHEN ANGELS for the delicious ‘baguettes’ and Jan Rexstrew for the equally delicious cakes and brownies; Coise, Sebastian, Tatjana, Deirdre, Lisa, Kaz, and Diane who helped getting the dogs ready early in the morning on the quinta; MerryLegs Pet Hotel for the usage of their van, Di of Animal Inn Guia, who helped drive dogs to the beach in her van. And of course to the new families of Curly, Duque, Winston, Julietta, Macho, Minx, Lavinia, for bringing their happy dogs with them… And then last but absolutely not least, all the volunteers who made the walk of 17 rescue dogs possible, thank you so much! 

And last but not least to Sandbanks Vale do Lobo for allowing us use of the location and facilities, and to Breeze Vale do Lobo for boiling all our water for coffee and tea!

Thank you and happy Christmas to everyone and all their animals!

For more photos of the Chistmas Dog Walk please click “photo album“.