Originally Posted by mhowlin
Yes you are right and thank you for your response.
The reason I was thinking of Madrid was because I have a sister there ( she has just moved and loves it!!) plus I have spent the last 3 years doing courses in animal grooming/animal welfare/canine care etc... and volunteering in a dog shelter and I would really like to get out of the rat race and do something I really enjoy, learn a new language in the process and experience a new way of life.
I love my own dog so much that I am saddened to think that when things get tough that animals get abandoned. I know its happening everywhere and is not unique to Spain.
What type of dog is Tasha? Did you move with your dog or get her/him over in Spain? Where in Spain are you?
Tasha is a mini schnauzer / cocker cross - 8 months old and a gorgeous nightmare on 4 legs! lol ..... we got her here (been here for 5 years) .. we did bring our 2 siamese cats over from the UK and they settled immediately here in Spain ... but they are "house cats" so dont go outside anyway! except to sunbathe on the terrace anyway!
Good luck with your research and stay positive ..... you never know!