Salam adult male Podenco, a nice quiet boy, good with other dogs and people.
A note from Salam’s foster carer (05/06/2017):
Salam arrived in the UK yesterday and i have had the pleasure of fostering him for the past 24 hours. Salam is a lovely, gentle boy. He is living with my 2 dogs which , i think has helped him settle in plus my 14 year old son and husband. He is nervous of strange sounds in the house and when out walking. He walks well with a harness and enjoys going for a walk. So far he has been clean in the house and settled well on his bed for the night. Salam has now started to come and put his head on my knee for a tickle by the ears and the back of his head – and will look at you with his most engaging eyes. He is very gentle when talking treats from your hand and he loves egg and toast! Salam will undoubtedly have a lot of love to give once he overcomes his nervousness and will make the most wonderful family dog.
Salam has leishmaniasis.
Leishmaniasis is a disease that is transmitted by the sand fly Mosquito in Spain, A sand fly has to bite an infected dog and carry the infected blood to the next dog it feeds from and will then infect that dog, You cannot catch Leishmaniasis from a dog with the condition, you need to be bitten by a sandfly and we do not have any in the UK, so a dog with Leish is not contagious to you or your family. Mediterranean Leish is not the same as African Continent Leish which can be transmitted to humans.
In the Uk vets do not have much knowledge of this condition and often can give advice that may be over cautious. We us Vets Klinic and they now have a good understanding of the condition.
Dogs who come to the UK with Leish, come with their blood tests and medication. Stress in dogs with Leish can lead to dogs having a higher reading and once settled in a loving home many dogs reading lowers, sometimes to the point they no longer need medication.
All dogs coming to us from Spain are prepared under the strict TRACES rules with their own pet passport.
If you have already been homechecked you will not need to fill out a new application, just email SNDrescue@gmail.com and let us know. Homes already checked will get priority.
Rosalind not only saved SNDog Gizmo by adopting him, she then felt the need to help save Salam and Rosa by covering all their costs to come to us in the UK. Thank you Rosalind for your support in helping to rehome not one, but three Spanish rescue dogs. Salam and Rosa are now looking for their forever homes.