Commonly called “pet therapy” was born in 1792 when William Tuke encouraged his patients with mental disorders to take care of animals because he realized the many benefits they brought. From there, more and more in-depth studies on the human-animal relationship began. What are the AAIs? Why dogs? What benefits do they bring? Multidisciplinary team … Continue reading AAI – Animal Assisted Interventions
During my internship at CW Azores, I volunteered at the local dog shelter with Dania Tesei on Sundays. Here I came across three little puppies, dying for attention! I immediately connected strongly with one of them. While the other two got adopted, I couldn´t leave her behind. So I adopted the last puppy and named her Madi after … Continue reading Success stories: Madi & Karen
During our vacation on Pico/Azores we, my daughter Amelie and I, had the opportunity to visit the local dog shelter. We were warmly welcomed by all the dogs and each and every one of them wanted attention and to be petted. My daughter remained sitting in front of a dog kennel where there were two … Continue reading Success stories: Zika and Amelie
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!
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…
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!