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My beloved Leah got a nasty aggressive tumor on her inside of her leg. In a short time it grew and opened up.

Our veterinarian examined her and despite her older age we decided to have it removed. Its uncomfortable for her now and it will probably be painful for her in a while. While she is sedated they will check her with ultra sound.
Leah got a very strong heart and a fabulous personality! 

Our Senior three legged Angelo got a horrible infection in his nose. Antibiotic and painkiller for him.

The lady ChaCha had to go to the veterinarian too, for a lot of different blood tests. I know something is not correct inside of her. Also, our veterinarian told us she need to lose weight. 56kg!!!

We don’t know how we are going to do that!!! She is on 2 small cups of dry food every day, and she got her own personal trainer (walker) Hm! Maybe I need to follow them during their walks to see if they really are walking and not by a fast food restaurant!

Never be Afraid of Adopting a Senior


This is Angelo!

He was found in south Italy with a broken front leg and broken jaw! It was an old damage from probably a car accident. He had self healed and we had to amputate his leg. Amazing Angelo was also a Senior Dog full of life and dominance No dogs could ever be in charge over Angelo. He also was very fast despite only three legs.
He has been in my Senior Sanctuary Care for  4-5 years and he is still very fast and full of joy. He climbs the stairs fantastic however down we have to carry him.
Despite small dog he still jumps up the couch by himself.
So much love and fire. We love him
Never be afraid of adopting a Senior 
That’s Anore!

Grooming time


It was so great to have Judith here working on Angelo’s long hair. Senior Angelo looks so adorable now like a puppy. 

Stella did everything to get in between. 



 We wrote about Angelo before, a lovely senior dog that was found by a family on the streets in the garbage. He had a self healed broken leg that he was laying and chewing on. He was in discomfort.
The family took him in and wanted to make the best for Angelo. AWL sponsored the amputation, cleaning the teeth and blood test.

 Here is sweet Angelo happy home rolling in the grass. The family told me that you could se a big change in his mood, he is much happier now.

 Thank you Dr Damiani & Team for everything.

Sponsors because of you we can save animals from discomfort and pain. You are making a big difference. Thank you.

That’s Amore.



Angelo was rescued by an American family down in Southern Italy. His front leg was damaged and he couldn’t walk on it. Every day he licked and nibbled on it. AWL got a request from the family if we could help with Angelo’s surgery?

Dr Damiani and Dr Fransesco made the surgery this week and everything went super. Even after three days is ANgelo up walking and wagging his tail.

We got so much to learn from our four-legged friends.

He is up for adoption to a five star family, but the foster family will have him in their home until we find that family. (Angelo is house broken)



This is Angelo, he is +10 years old– we think. He was rescued by Family Callahan  when they saw he was injured and “hobbling” around on the streets. Dr Damiani explained that Angelo had radial nerve palsy and couldn’t use his leg. We d

ecided to try antibiotics, Vitamin B injections and some physical therapy to see if we could get any function back. So far nothing. It has been agreed that the only solution is amputation. 

Tomorrow Angelo will have his leg amputated since he is liking and seems to be very bothered of his “hanging” leg.
AWL would like to sponsor this surgery to give Angelo his quality life back. Family Callahan have promised that he can stay and heal. Angelo is no barker, he is house broken, great with other dogs, cats and small children.

Please make it happen and help us with donations. The surgery will cost around 500-600 euro. Ear mark it “Angelo” or leave an envelope at SS vet clinic. Thank you for helping us helping the animals getting a quality life. That’s Amore.



 Weekly column by Mia Mattsson writing for the Magazine NARA.  

Do handicapped dogs have “enough” quality of life to spend time and effort on them?  

What do you think?

 “When they first saw the photograph of Angelo, our first blind dog at the hospice, it seemed the unanimous question was: “Blind dogs, do they really have a quality life?”
The question came from some acquaintances’ to me, and with a small smile on my lips I asked them if they thought the same about visually impaired people.  Snorts’ were all I got for a response.
Angelo, this first blind dog at the hospice down in Southern Italy, was like a big bear with a great big heart. Previously had Angelo lived together with a homeless man and his four other street dogs in freedom and they were very happy. The people recognized him and his dogs on the streets. It was a safe image people, people were comfortable with it, having seen it for the last ten years.
But one day the man became very ill and “his” street dogs were threatened by a life in captivity. There was a great risk that they would end up in a municipal shelter. We who knew the situation feared that outcome, because no one ever came out of there again, and all dogs are kept in cramped cages.
Our hospice could receive two of the stray dogs. Angelo, who was fifteen years old and Tigri who worked as his “eyes”. She was a fourteen-year-old brindle female.
I felt a great humility towards both of them when they entered our hospice. Tigri followed Angelo and with her nose, she pressed lightly against his hind legs in which ever direction he should go. To the right, a light pressure with the nose to the right hind leg and Angelo went in that direction. Tigri escorted him around the house and out into the small garden, “showing him around”.  After a few days he found himself at home. Angelo was very pleased and found his own safe sleeping place on a big mattress. He loved the peace.
Tigri eventually seemed to fall in love with a young crippled dog named Dicky. We joked that when she made sure that Angelo was “safe” in his new environment, she divorced him and moved out on the terrace with Dicky.
To have a visually impaired dog was not difficult, but we had explain to all the volunteers that they could not change anything. Not even the water dish could be moved an inch. The sighted dogs were initially frustrated with Angelo who went straight into them when they did not move. But with patience and our corrections to the sighted dogs, they accepted Angelo quickly.
Here in Germany and northern Italy there are several families who adopt handicapped dogs and cats. When I worked with the foundation down in Sarajveo in 1999, I came in contact with my first handicapped dog. Zeljko had slept/lived with both legs broken under decks and loading docks for days.
He was taken into custody and was then adopted by a family in Germany. It was the first time I saw a dog have a wheelchair. I remember we were all impressed that someone adopted a lame dog in a wheelchair. But Zeljko was a happy guy who skidded with the wheelchair out from the driveway when he played with his two four-legged canine friends.
The most important thing with adoptions of disabled dogs is that one must think with both intellect and heart, because just as with people with disabilities, they are in need of a little extra care and more knowledge and understanding. But if you think that disabled people do not have a quality of life, you have to ask yourself if this is an assumption or a fact?
“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes (or paws)” is a saying I often try to think about before I judge a situation, or an individual with my own opinion.
That’s Amore”