The Kennels of San Patrignan
The kennel of San Patrignano hosts 70 subjectsof which 25 purebred labrador,in training for assisted pet therapy and 45 mestizos , from the kennels of the province and by animal welfare organizations for adoption.
The animals are ownerless, abandoned, housed in the kennels of the Community. 18 of them come from the kennel of Fagnano (Novafeltria) damaged by recent winter snowfalls, 4 are greyhounds "galgo" brought to San Patrignano by the SOS greyhounds an oranization that helps save these animals after competeing in reserve races throughout Spain.
On the subject of pet therapy The Community of San Patrignano has developed its own professionalism thats been activative for four years now in the field of professional training for dog trainers to support social handicaps. The results of these investments in professionalism were favorable and currently the group cynophilist of San Patrignano intervenes in assisted therapy programs in collaboration with ANFFAS (National Association of Families Fanciulli Adults Subnormal) in Trento, and other programs of various Italian provinces. Within the Community we raise and train dogs and simultaneously maintain continuous exchange of information and update with industry experts, so that the quality of work done is always at the forefront social needs.
The labrador retriever
Fabulous examples of The Labrador Retriever from the great family farming breeds of Aprusa have been with the kennels of San Patrignano since 2001 that we started to breed, leaving the Great Danes, to dedicate ourselves to a new breed.
The Labrador is a dog that, beyond the aesthetic characteristics, has by nature a beautiful character that combines to perfect form. It is an ideal companion, who loves to play games; is very loyal to the family and is always attentive and obedient; has a strong attention and respect for man. Qualities essential for our kids, but also for those who have children and are looking for a friend for them. It's definitely one of the breeds most suitable for the dialogue between man and animal that is central to the recovery path of marginalized and drug addicted people.
The enthusiasm of the residents has meant that, by now, there is a growing interest nourished every day for the care and breeding of this extraordinary animal. Moreover, financially helping the community, since our litters are extremely popular.
The Labrador is a great puppy, matures rather late, after two years. It's never afraid and having fun in all situations. It's also a great retriever, also suitable for hunting in the marsh and has the ability to work in perfect harmony with his master. The passion of the residents of San Patrignano for this breed stimulates them to breed only a few litters a year, paying particular attention to hereditary disorders of the breed, with the aim to select subjects of classical type, correct morphology, good character and natural instincts for work.
San Patrignano runs with greyhounds
They call them "end of career". They are greyhounds, lucher, galgo , with a past of masters who never gave them love, subservient to the environments of the Anglo-Saxon betting races, or the Spanish hunting tradition. San Patrignano association with Sos Greyhounds "runs" to the aid of these animals. Helping them to find a family willing to adopt them. Hosting them in the meantime within its structure where already mixed-breeds sent by municipal kennels live happily.
Activated by a brutal interest, breeders of greyhounds for racing and hunting plan the litters in a systematic exploitation of the breeds.
Half of those born are "discarded" ie killed immediately. Growing up, a quarter of the remaining specimens were eliminated
because they were inadequate by the expectations of those who bred them. And for the animals being very healthy. They are specimens to be exploited, abused, forced into a very short life with a sad epilogue of abandonment and death.
In order to stop this barbarism, San Patrignano and Sos Greyhounds will offer shelter and hospitality to dogs from England, Ireland and Spain. So far they have four greyhounds "galgo's" brought to San Patrignano association by Sos Greyhounds after being exploited in hare hunting in Spain. Soon it will reach 10, including greyhounds and galgo's.
Come discover the greyhounds we already have on offer for adoption.
Adopt a greyhound
Otter is a beautiful greyhound large breed. Very affectionate, cheerful and sunny. Absolutely not shy. He loves human contact. May suffer from separation anxiety so it's advisable to live together with another dog. Is curious but does not pull on the leash. Has no problems being inserted with cats.
A female greyhound, escaped twice from hell first in Ireland and then in Italy. Is affectionate, sweet, witty and loves cuddles all for her. Currently living with dogs of all sizes with which after an initial period of mistrust now goes perfectly well.
Rag is a female Greyhound from a situation of abandonment and recovered from a kennel in northern Italy; was emaciated and full of bites and abrasions. She is now housed in a structure which in recent months has taken steps to cure her both physically and temperamentally. Rag is now a lovely, very affectionate and trusting dog with both people and animals. It certainly has a strong character but now is much more quiet, even with those who she does not know; but remains curious.
With children is quiet and is absolutely not annoyed only interested and treats them in a natural way. Even with people who she doesn't know is very affectionate; when someone arrives she comes running wagging her tail and jumping asking for affection. Rag needs a family that is able to give her all the love and affection she deserves, that perhaps she had forgotten.
Build with us the way to their happiness
"I know, you would like to do something for me, perhaps you would like to adopt me, but you can't, because you already have other dogs, because you do not know if you can do it, because ... well, you'll have your reasons. But every now and then you see my pictures and think you would like me to be happy. You know, there's a way to help me. See, I come from a long way away the journey is expensive. Why not help those who want to take me to Italy and give me a home, where I can finally live with joy? You'll be proud to have done it. "
SOS Greyhounds do not want to work with the racing industry; For this reason, they refuse to take dogs from shelters in collusion with trainers or the industry and, refuses to receive money from the associations that manage the races. The safe transport of greyhounds has a high cost, but consistency, honesty and transparency are worth much more. Therefore help us to save greyhounds without losing our independence and freedom to denounce the exploitation of these animals.
Finance a portion of the road that separates the greyhounds from happiness, finance their journey to Italy:
Donate € 50 to finance 25 km
or Donate € 2 per kilometer
You can help us moment by moment to build the path from Ireland to Italy, their journey toward salvation and happiness!
SOS Greyhounds Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving greyhounds, for their adoption and appreciation as pets the racing and hunting greyhounds (greyhound, lurcher or galgo), forced into a short life, of atrocious exploitation and death. they are also commited to denouncing and combat ill-treatment and the systematic slaughter of greyhounds by the racing industry in the Anglo-Saxon countries and hunting in Spain.
The association was founded by a group of people who believe, from experience and ethical principles, that we can not save the greyhounds and galgo's, without actively fighting to end the businesses of racing and hunting.
For more informationi:
Tel. +39 0541 362111
Fax +39 0541 756108
For puppies contact:
Tel. +39 333 4667583
You can donate via bank transfer to:
SOS LEVRIERI, BANCA POPOLARE DI MILANO
agency 00000 Milan office, IBAN IT97A0558401600000000082170,
or through the circuit paypal.