Centro Canino Sircan is a municipal animal shelter in a district on the outskirts of Barcelona that cares for around 70 – 80 animals at any given time. It’s supported by a group of three dedicated volunteers who work hard to find these animals their forever homes.
A high turnover rate is something that Centro Canino Sircan takes pride in. Nearly all of their dogs and cats get adopted in less than a year, with their three longest residents being at the shelter for one year. These are the three dogs you see pictured in this article–Nim, Son, and Falco (in order from the first photo to the last photo).
Centro Canino Sircan’s impressive adoption speed is thanks to its volunteers who are active on their Instagram and Facebook pages. They showcase the loving animals that are ready for adoption every day, keeping their social media pages up-to-date with the help of a volunteer photographer.
Furthermore, they take great care in promoting animals that are typically harder to find homes for, including older dogs, dogs with illnesses, and breeds like Pit Bulls and American Staffordshire Terriers.
Centro Canino Sircan works with adoptees in both Spain and throughout Europe. Most of their adoptions occur in their home country, although they’ve adopted many dogs to families in the Netherlands and Belgium, especially because these countries enjoy adopting the aforementioned breeds.
The shelter averages an impressive two to three adoptions per week between local and international adoptees.
Address: Cami de la Fontana s/n Olesa de Bonesvals, Barcelona
Phone number: +34 646-958-099 (WhatsApp)
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Below is the activity that Centro Canino Sircan needs the most help with:
Since the dogs at Centro Canino Sircan spend their days at the shelter while waiting to find their forever homes, the shelter’s biggest need is volunteers to walk them. Getting out to stretch their legs and spending one-on-one time with a human helps lift the dogs’ spirits until they get adopted.
Centro Canino Sircan sits in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. There isn’t a way to arrive there by public transportation. So, when you contact them, they’ll coordinate a time for your visit when they have a volunteer heading in that direction so you can catch a ride.
Centro Canino Sircan is always in need of the following donation:
There’s a never-ending need for dog food at Centro Canino Sircan, so this is the item they request most from donors. It takes a lot of food to feed so many hungry stomachs.
You’ll be welcomed with open arms if you’re interested in adopting a dog or cat from Centro Canino Sircan. To begin the adoption process, you’ll have an interview with a volunteer so they can ask you about items including:
If it sounds like you and the animal you want to adopt are a good fit for each other, the shelter will ask for a photo ID with your address. If you’re an international adopter, you’ll need to provide a photo of your passport.
Should you be from outside of Spain and will be bringing your adopted pet to another European country, Centro Canino Sircan can facilitate the transportation. They work with reputable drivers who can transport your new family member to a number of countries for a low fee. In fact, they’ve driven adopted pets as far as Poland!
Centro Canino Sircan values getting their older animals adopted. Therefore, they wave adoption fees for anyone who chooses to adopt one of their older pets that has been at the shelter for a while.
All animals up for adoption at the shelter are vaccinated, dewormed, spayed or neutered, and with a chip that corresponds with their new adoptive owner’s name.
If you encounter an abandoned or abused animal in Barcelona, call the police or go to a police station. They’ll assess the situation and take the animal to the nearest shelter, according to the district where you found the animal.
Should you find an animal in need on the outskirts of Barcelona, Centro Canino Sircan will coordinate with the police to pick up the dog. The areas where they operate include:
Stay up-to-date on current events at Centro Canino Sircan by following their website and social media pages.
Leaving Pawprints connects travelers with animal shelters across the globe for free. We lay the foundation by communicating with the shelters to find out what support they need. If you want to volunteer abroad with animals in Spain, check out the animal shelters we’ve partnered with to find out how you can help.
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