Ruby Goes to Wales

It was love at first sight for K9 beauty, Ruby, and holiday-maker, Cath Davies. During her stay on the island at the start of the year, Cath came to the refuge to walk our dogs and immediately fell in love with sweet-natured Ruby. Cath decided there and then to do whatever she could to get Ruby home to Wales. But where to start? Cath talked it over with K9 kennel manager, Hazel Eames, and they agreed that “where there’s a will, there’s a way”. Cath started a Just Giving page to help raise the money needed for the expensive flight to the UK and, with generous donations and sponsorship for a 100 mile cycle ride in the Welsh hills, the £570 target was soon met.

Ruby flew to Gatwick two weeks ago where Cath and fiancé, Wayne, anxiously awaited her arrival. It was a happy reunion before a car journey to South Wales. Jet-setter, Ruby, took it all in her stride and has settled in very well and very quickly with her lovely new family. She loves the outdoor lifestyle and, while it’s ever so slightly colder than here in Tenerife, she has a choice of cosy jackets and coats to keep her warm!

Cath says “K9 is an amazing place, with all the hard work the people do to give the animals the best chance at life as possible. We fell in love with Ruby on our holiday to Tenerife but never thought it would be possible to get her home to Wales. But with the help of K9 and the generosity of people who donated, we were very lucky to raise the money for her flight. Now she’s here, she’s settling in really well and we will give her a life of cuddles, long walks and a soft bed to call her own.”

Aren’t happy endings lovely!

A Date For Your Diary

K9 are having an Open Day on Sunday 14th May from 14:00 to 16:00. A chance to meet our dogs, talk to our volunteers, win some prizes and enjoy something to eat and drink. More details nearer the time but, for now, please keep put the date in your diary.

Meet Our Dogs

We have many dogs – in all shapes and sizes – waiting patiently for their loving, safe and secure forever homes.  You can see them all – their stories and pictures – on our website at     Go to “K9 dogs/Dogs waiting for homes”.

Why not visit us at K9 Refuge on Calle Chimbesque between Las Chafiras and Las Zocas any day of the week between 10:00 and 14:00.  Alternatively, you can get in touch by telephoning us on 667 638 468 or emailing

You will also find stories of our dogs, their antics and heartwarming re-homings on facebook by following Diary of a K9 Tenerife Dogwalker and also K9 Tenerife.

For more info on Tenerife read the Red Queen Musings everyone’s favourite Tenerife Blog
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