Bio

Laura rehomes setters My husband and I were looking to adopt a dog to join us in our active lifestyle when we came across Sebpra. We came across Asha and Daya on the website. Potentially sisters and a cross between a pointer and a setter. They were extremely nervous rescues and it’s been a very long journey. However, I absolutely fell in love with helping these dogs coming over from Spain. Not long after adopting our girls, I started helping out the Sebpra team. We then adopted a third dog to help build Asha and Daya’s confidence so the beautiful Petra, an English Setter, joinedRead More →

Lucy rehomes Pointers I started my SeBPRA journey in March 2018 when I adopted Dani (sabueso), Dani was on the verge of going back to Spain after a failed adoption and since then I’ve been hooked on SeBPRA dogs. In August 2018 we adopted Luna (pointer) and that’s where my love of pointers started. In July 2020 i started helping SeBPRA with adoptions and it has been one of the most rewarding things I have done. After seeing Dani and Luna flourish i wanted to help more dogs like them get into their forever homes. I’ve been dog mad since I was a child soRead More →

Vikki rehomes Brittanys, or any of our other breeds that need help! I have always had a love of working/gun dog breeds but always preferred to adopt rather than buy a puppy. We usually have labs and Springers so when we lost our rescue Springer in 2020, we started looking at other working dog rescue groups and this is how we discovered SeBPRA. After conversations with Tessa, she suggested a little Brittany called Palma. We knew very little about Brittanys as they are quite rare in this country but once she arrived, our love affair with this beautiful breed began. Soon after adopting Palma IRead More →

Jo is one of our rehomers, primarily focussing on setters! I had always believed that spaniels were only breed for me until one day at a beer festival I met the most beautiful Irish setter who was going to show me that their might be another breed equally special to me. I then became fascinated by the breed and spent time researching and reading up on setters, which is where I came across SeBPRA. A year or so later I welcomed Leah home, my rescue setter from SeBPRA. She’s taught me so much about how rewarding dog rescue can be and the how special itRead More →

Dawn is a SeBPRA trustee charity and is responsible for the co-ordination of transport for the dogs from Spain to the UK and all the associated post-Brexit paperwork. I joined SeBPRA in March 2019 and am proud to be a trustee of the charity.  I love working with the rescuers in Spain (Tati, Conchi and Charo) who rescue these beautiful dogs, they are true heroes. My husband Roy and I live in beautiful North Yorkshire and currently have 3 setters which we have adopted from SeBPRA ; Len, Triki (our failed foster) and Lara (Larraitz).  We also have our lovely Staffie X – Melba who rules theRead More →

Tessa is one of the SeBPRA trustees and organises the day to day running of SeBPRA alongside Sarah, from liasing with shelters to helping support adopters. I started helping with SeBPRA in 2018, as I was determined to help the Brittanys that ended up in rescue shelters in Spain, often for years. Having a Brittany myself, I know they are sensitive, intelligent and enthusiastic dogs that love to be involved in everything, not dogs to be left in a kennel. I could not rehome them all myself, so I offered to help find them homes. Since then I have also looked after pointer adoptions andRead More →

Having been involved with trying to help stray cats on holidays in Spain, I had a feeling when I moved to Asturias, Spain, to live in August 2012 that helping animals would be a feature of my new life here.  I wasn’t wrong!  By early 2013 (after rescuing two street kittens) I had been invited to a rehoming dogs event by friends,  I had managed not to come back with a carful as I’d feared but I had met Choco, a stunning, 18-month old German Shorthaired Pointer and had found out that many gundogs are slung out in Spain and stand very limited chance of finding homes here. IRead More →

Sarah is one of the SeBPRA trustees and organises the day to day running of SeBPRA alongside Tessa, from liasing with shelters to helping support adopters. Having had setters my whole life, I was shocked to hear that so many are abandoned each year in Spain and other countries by their hunters. We adopted Remy, a blind Gordon Setter through Pepe and she joined our two setters Mack and Alf in late 2017. Having an Irish, English and Gordon setter I may be biased, but they really are a wonderful breed that I couldn’t imagine living without and I know a lot of our adoptersRead More →

Ben is a SeBPRA trustee and helps behind the scenes as well as running the online shop and fundraising I first became aware of SeBPRA in November 2017 when we adopted our first rescue dog, Remy, a blind Gordon Setter. At this point I wasn’t even aware there were Setters in Spain, until I received a text one lunchtime, and straight away we decided we should adopt her as we felt we had a great setup for her. Later that night we were on the phone to Pepe and the rest is history. Remy slotted straight into our pack with Mack (Irish Setter) and AlfRead More →