Contact & Advice

This portal is a not for profit aggregator of charities that all aim to help neglected animals in Spain. We have started to vet the charities listed but have not vetted them all so recommend that you do your own research into the association that you are thinking of supporting financially or adopting a pet from.

Contact: please see the individual charities on our CHARITIES page.
Charities wanting to upload animals, go HERE.
For suggestions on how to improve the website, please contact Caroline & Mats Rennstam on info@adoptapet.es.

We are based in London but spend a lot of time in the Marina Alta region of Spain. We’ve been involved in supporting animal charities for everything from elephants to dolphins.

Please find some links to articles we found useful below.

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Tips and useful articles

Things to consider when adopting a cat

Things to consider when adopting a cat

Adopting a shelter cat is a rewarding experience. Not only does it bring the enjoyment of caring for a new companion, but it also opens a space for that shelter to rescue another cat in need. Following these guidelines will help you make a match that’s truly rewarding for both you and your new kitty.

Adopting a cat
Acclimatising a new animal to your home

Acclimatising a new animal to your home

Adjusting to a new home can be a tense and frightening experience for a cat.

Your patience and understanding during his initial adjustment period can do a lot to help your new cat feel at home.

Acclimatising a new animal
Things to consider when adopting a dog

Things to consider when adopting a dog

Before you rush into this life changing decision, you should ask yourself a few questions to make sure that you’re prepared, that your family and home are ready, and that you’re picking the right dog and shelter or rescue group.
Read through these 7 tips.

Adopting a dog
Introducing your cat to a new cat

Introducing your cat to a new cat

Unfortunately, there are no reliable guides for deciding the best matches among cats. These recommendations is however applicable to all types.
See also CatCheckup article.
And KittyTree article.

Introducing your cat to a new cat
Things to look out for in Nature in Spain 

Things to look out for in Nature in Spain 

The threats to pets in Spain tend to be regional so it’s advisable to discuss the local dangers with your vet.
However, here are some of the most significant threats to pets and animals in the Mediterranean area.

Pets and nature in Spain 
Bringing your pet to Spain.

Bringing your pet to Spain.

Article on how to bring your pet to Spain successfully.

Other useful links: PetAir, AirPets. 

And Taking the ferry.

Travelling with Pets
Flying with pets within mainland Europe

Flying with pets within mainland Europe

Cats, dogs and ferrets can travel freely between most EU countries without documentation if they have the EU PET PASSPORT that is issued by veterinarians within the EU.
More info in this article.

Flying within mainland Europe
Feral and stray cats in Spain

Feral and stray cats in Spain

What to do (if anything) about feral cats in Spain is a contentious topic. Here are some articles to help you decide:
Alleycat
Petfinder
Peta’s opinion

Feral and stray cats
How to Prepare Your Dog for the Vet

How to Prepare Your Dog for the Vet

Trips to the vet can be scary for dogs and stressful for owners. However, with a little training and planning, you can help keep your dog relaxed and well-behaved during vet visits.

Here are 14 great tips!

How to Prepare Your Dog for the Vet