Ruby goes to Wales

Comm 2K9 animal news

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, she came to the refuge to walk our dogs, and immediately fell in love with sweet-natured Ruby.

She decided, there and then, to do whatever she could to get Ruby home to Wales. But where to start? She 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.

Two weeks ago, Ruby flew to Gatwick where Cath and fiance 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?!

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 10-2pm? 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 heart-warming rehomings on Facebook by following Diary of a K9 Tenerife Dogwalker and also K9 Tenerife.





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