International adoptions 2019: ready, steady….GO!


18/05/2019 With the help of our heroic Marianne, 2 dogs from the AFAMA dog shelter (Afama is a very well known charity on the island of FAIAL) left Horta on the 15th May to be received in Frankfurt by two fantastic adopting families. Here below on the right hand side you see Miji in his … Continue reading International adoptions 2019: ready, steady….GO!

The not for profit association PICO DOGS is born!


PICO DOGS is now an officially registered not for profit association based on the island of Pico, Azores (Portugal). Many thanks to all the founding members Dania, Jess, Karen, Sarah, Ursula, Enrico, Patrizia, Stefano and Arne and to all the people that helped in the last few months, with special thanks to Rita. Please read … Continue reading The not for profit association PICO DOGS is born!

Last call for the Dogs on Flight PIX-FRA…


Two years have passed since our first abandoned dog of Pico’s dog shelter flew to Germany, to be happily re-homed thanks to Edith and Uwe of the Association Tierhilfe Phoenix. We have now started to write the 3rd page of this amazing project that gives hope to those unfortunate dogs that could not find a … Continue reading Last call for the Dogs on Flight PIX-FRA…

1, 2, 3… 7 Picodogs adopted in Germany during Year 2017!


Yes, it is true! Sometimes fairy tales exist. In 2017 Polly, Tom, Jenny, Gerry, Joyce, Nikita and Susy found a loving home in Germany thanks to the Association Tierhilfe Phoenix. All these dogs had been abandoned or had been returned by their owners to the dog shelter located in Pico Island (Azores). Among 70+ dogs living … Continue reading 1, 2, 3… 7 Picodogs adopted in Germany during Year 2017!

The Ocean Call


The most amazing experience I have ever had with my Newfie Coda. One that changes your life forever. Mariangela and Rosa, 2 instructors from the famous Italian School for Water Rescue Dogs called SICS , came to Pico Island last June and started to train me, Coda and my husband Enrico. In the picture Coda is swimming … Continue reading The Ocean Call