Sugar and Spice

K9 animal news

SUGAR (long hair) and Spice are small, female dogs who were discovered wandering the streets of Garachico. At the time they were found, no one was available to help, so the lady took them to her house, here in the south.

Unfortunately, she was not able to keep them, so she brought them in to the K9 refuge. They were both a bit nervous at first, but it only took them a day to realise they were safe, and were going to be well taken care of.

Spice is a year old, and Sugar is 18 months. They are both very happy little dogs, but it is clear they are used to life on streets, and not to walking on leads!

Nevertheless, they love to jump around and play with each other. Sugar, unfortunately, has a very old fracture on her back leg, which has left the muscle too short for her to use. As a result, it is constantly in her way when she tries to walk and go to the toilet.

We made the decision to amputate this leg, which we believe will make her life much more comfortable. She had this surgery yesterday (21st June). Both Sugar and Spice had a minor flea allergy when they arrived, so have been on medication to cure this before adoption.

If you think either of these beautiful dogs would make a great companion for you, please come to meet them, or contact us for more information.

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, K9 Tenerife and, not forgetting, K9 Tenerife Cats.

Also, to see daily photos of the walks that take place at K9, like the facebook page Voluntarios del Refugio K9.

Ways you can help

If you wish to support K9 animal refuge, and contribute towards the safe rescue and adoption of abandoned dogs and cats, we would be very appreciative.

You can buy our merchandise (T-shirts, vests, key rings, wristbands and more) at K9, sponsor one of our dogs via our website, and donate money via our website, or cash at our refuge. We also welcome donations of food and other items.





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