WELCOME TO THE ONLY SHELTER AND ADOPTION CENTER IN SAINT MARTIN!
We are very proud to introduce our new Adoption Centre. It has taken a lot of time, work and patience to finally open this shelter which for a very long time was only a dream of a small group of friends that shared one passion: "to help the animals of Saint Martin". The need for an establishment for our delightful Creole dogs, or “Coconut Retrievers” as we affectionately call them, has existed for a very long time. [More...]
I LOVE MY ISLAND DOG
Why? Because island dogs are extraordinary creatures. They are of mixed breed, tall, small, short legs or medium size. They are intelligent, good guard dogs, loyal, have a very strong health and (unfortunately) they are good reproducers as well...... As they are pregnant very frequently, we are faced with a real problem: how to find a suitable home for all those nice creatures? Only one solution: encourage the people to sterilize their dogs as on St. Martin there are probably as many dogs as inhabitants..... That's why we have founded the association I LOVE MY ISLAND DOG, to protect them too and sterilize them. Our motto:
NEUTERING IS PROTECTING THEM
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU SEE A STRAY DOG
Thank you for reading this carefully, if you love doggies and if you want to help us! Be aware that not all dogs who roam freely are abandoned! So do not just take them! Perhaps it is a dog belonging to someone who just lets the dog out when away? Perhaps it is a dog that is not neutered that went by the call of nature? A dog left in search of a female (or male) can sometimes get away for miles, a long time without necessarily finding food, which often gives it an aspect of a "stray dog". They may all return home alone (if he remembers his way back!) You do not know anything ... What is the condition of the dog that you saw? Emaciated, frightened look, possibly without collar, fleeing altogether? In this case, yes, this may be an abandoned dog. (Often very difficult to approach...)
What is the correct approach?
- First, ask around you if anyone knows this dog. Have they already been seen? Does it belong to someone else? Since when is it in the neighborhood?
- Take a picture with your mobile phone to notify us of the animal. Send it to our telephon no. 0690 503 407 or contact us. Often we recognize or are already aware of the dog that is walking around, because he had already been reported. Together we will agree to find a solution.
- If you have a big heart for animals, a little time and a car, bring it to a veterinarian to check if the dog has a microchip. (Invisible to the naked eye, because under the skin). Its owner can be found now! (Identification of a dog is required, you will recall)
- If it is a dog that suddenly just appear in front of your home or shop ... good advice: give him fresh water, as he might be thirsty. If you do not want that this puppy starts to squat your entry, do not feed it right in front of it, because it will not leave anymore if the dog is looking for a new master! If you think it is essential to feed him, do it at least 30 feet away from your entrance!
- The problem is different if you come across a dog in very poor condition, suffering or injured or dying outright. In this case, we will do everything to come to help, we will move as soon as possible to bring it to a veterinarian to end the suffering.
Thank you for your understanding and for any help you can give us as the ADOPTION CENTER has a limited number of places and we obviously can not accommodate ALL dogs of our island! Beyond our possibilities you can always contact the Municipal Pound, but we try to avoid this last solution? Be aware that we do our best to help everyone! Remember that the only way to reduce the number of births of unwanted dogs that often become later stray dogs is to sterilize!
AdoptionsTo see all the adoptions click here
We also have kittens awaiting you!
- EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH: FOOD DRIVE IN FRONT OF LE GRAND MARCHE IN COLEBAY BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM.
- Thanks to DIVICO who helps us feed the orphans...