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Defense and Rescue Network for Animals - Registered Charity Number G40650640

Welcome to D.A.R.N.A Animal Rescue

D.A.R.N.A Animal Rescue is a NO KILL sanctuary in Carlet, Spain, run 100% by volunteers. We defend and support abandoned, abused, and neglected animals regardless of age, size, behavior, or medical status. Our ultimate goal is to change the practices in Spain to embrace and enforce basic animal rights, leaving them free from abuse and suffering.

Ways to Help

There are plenty of ways you can help D.A.R.N.A continue this important work
Donate

100% of your donation will go toward the care of the animals.

Bizum: 611 495 265

PayPal: santuariodarna@gmail.com

Bank Transfer: ES7600811475560001091613

OR

Foster or Volunteer

There are plenty of ways to help D.A.R.N.A, whether it be assisting with transport, organizing an event, fostering. or working at the sanctuary.

For more information, write to adopt.darna@gmail.com

Virtual Gifting

Give a unique gift to a friend or family member for their birthday, Christmas or any occasion. A customised certificate will be made for you to present to them. We also have an Amazon Wishlist you can send us items from.

CHOOSE YOUR GIFT TODAY 

ONE of the following:

  • Worming Treatment

  • Parasite Pipette

  • 10 Cat Meals

  • 10 Dog Meals

  • Toy Bundle

  • Treat Bundle

€10

  • Medium Dog Bed

  • 20 Dog Meals

  • Cat Bed

  • Vaccination

  • Small Dog Bed

  • 20 Cat Meals

  • Parasite Collar

  • Scratching Post

€20

  • Medium Dog Bed

  • 30 Cat Meals

  • 30 Dog Meals

€30

  • Large Dog Bed

  • 40 Cat Meals

  • 40 Dog Meals

€40

  • 50 Cat Meals

  • 50 Dog Meals

€50

  • Sterilise a male cat

€80

  • Sterilise a male dog

€100

  • Sterilise a female cat

€120

  • Sterilise a female dog

€150

Adopt

Find your new fur-ever family member today!

Dogs

These Dogs are Paw-some

All dogs over 6 months are adoptable anywhere in the EU. Puppies must be adopted in Spain.

Name: Amanda (F)

DOB: 2020

Breed/Size: Pointer/Medium

Backstory: Found abandoned in field with newborn babies

Personality: Timid, but once she gains trust, she is full of personality, cuddles, and very loyal. Great with other dogs. Is leishmaniasis positive but currently no medication needed

Name: Benji M

DOB: Jan 2016

Breed/Size: Large mix

Backstory: Found in a filed with mum and my 8 other brothers & sisters

Personality: A big softie who loves cuddles, get on well with other dogs and people alike.

 

Name: Faith F

DOB: 2020

Breed/Size: mixed breed medium

Backstory: Found at the side of the road with her 7 babies terrified and alone

Personality: Faith is a super sweet girl but is very nervous when she first meets you and is looking for an understanding family who can give her the love she needs to allow her to show her beautiful self

Name: Reo

DOB: 2020

Breed/Size: mix medium

Backstory: Born in the pound and was due to be pts as he wasn’t adopted

Personality: very loving, great with everyone, people dogs and cats. Loves fuss and cuddles, would suit an active home with or without other pets

Name: Brad

DOB: Jan 2016

Breed/Size: greyhound Mix

Backstory: Found in filed with brothers and sister.

Personality: Extremley friendly and loving loves dancing and giving cuddles and kisses. Great with people and other dogs

Name: Brian M

DOB: Jan 2016

Breed/Size: Large Mix

Backstory: Found in filed with brothers and sister, he was adopted as a puppy but then given away and not to a nice family but re-rescued by us so he was safe again

Personality: Very energetic and affectionate he loves cuddles and to play. He loves other dogs and humans, is wanting a home where he can feel safe and loved.

Name: Jeremy M

DOB: June 22

Breed/Size: Mix small medium

Backstory: Was born in the pound with his 3 sisters and brother unfortunately one of the sisters didn't make it

Personality: Jeremy is a super happy pup he loves to play and is very food motivated. He loves playing with his brother and sister and people he will be a very loyal and loving companion

Name: Carol

DOB:  Oct 2016

Breed/Size: Podenco Mix

Backstory: Had a tough start, bred for dog bait. Rescued by DARNA from pound bullies, now safe with a foster family.

Personality: Carol is very sweet and easygoing, enjoys walks and sun, loves balls and sticks. Prefers to be the only dog, but behaves well on walks. Craves love and attention.

Name: Castor M

DOB: May 2018

Breed/Size: Alsation mix large

Backstory: found in a field with 7 siblings

Personality: Energetic, happy and very playful. Loves cuddles and playing with other dogs. Great with humans and dogs

Name: Charlotte F

DOB: March 2021

Breed/Size: Pointer mix Backstory: found in a field with mum the only puppy left alive

Personality: Typical happy puppy, she loves to play and cuddle shes very energetic and her favuorite thing to do is play. She get on with humans cats and dogs.Needs a home with a secure garden

Name: Clary F

D.O.B: Jan 2021

Breed: Anatolian Shepard large

Backstory: left pregnant in the pound to have her pups after being abused by her former owner.

Personality: Clary is so loving and sweet she always has a very waggy tail. She is friendly and loving great with other dogs and people and would make a great addition to any family

Name: Clay M

D.O.B June 22

Breed/size Mix medium

Backstory: born in the pound with his 3 sisters and brother, he and one of his sisters where extremely malnourished unfortunately she didn't make it

Personality: Clay is the smallest of the litter but he makes up for it with his personality, he is really coming out of his shell and becoming an extremely playful pup

Name: Lilly F

DOB: 2021

Breed/Size: blue staffie medium

Backstory: Taken to the pound with 5 babies due to the poor conditions in the pound one of her babies don’t make it

Personality: Lilly is the sweetest and most loving girl you will ever meet she is always happy wagging her tail and loves to give kisses and cuddles. Lilly gets on great with everyone and other dogs. She would make the best family member ever

Name: Fido M

DOB: May 18

Breed/Size: Mix Large

Backstory: found in field with 7 siblings

Personality: absoulte love bug calm and loving. Gets on great with other dogs and humans

Name: Jerry M

DOB: 2011

Breed/Size: Labrador

Backstory: Spent all his life in the pound as a guide dog for a blind epileptic dog tht passed in 2021

Personality: is an older chap but still has lots of life in him and love to give. Is great with cats dogs and people. has a skin condition that is treated with medication

Name: Milu~Millie F

DOB: 2019

Breed/Size: Griffin mix 15kilo

Backstory: surrenderd to the pound, was not coping and completley heart broken

Personality: great with other dogs and cats. Very loving would suit an older owner as she is very chilled

Name: Noel M

DOB: June 22

Breed/Size: Mix medium

Backstory: Taken to the pound with his two brothers

Personality: Noel is a sweet boy he's a little nervous when he first meets people but when he knows you he is sweet and loving. He is a curious boy who loves to play, ideally he would love a home with playmates so he can have playmates

Name: Penny F

DOB: 2019

Breed/Size: Podenco medium size

Backstory: Ex hunting dog who was abandoned after hunting season

Personality: Penny is nervous around new people but once you know her she loves to cuddle. She needs a home with a secure garden as she is very intellegent. She has high energy and loves to play and run. Also looking to be the only in a home with other dogs.

Name: Paul M

DOB: June 22

Breed/Size: Mix medium

Backstory: Taken to the pound with his two brothers

Personality: Paul is a sweet boy he's a little nervous when he first meets people but when he knows you he is sweet and loving. He is a curious boy who loves to play, ideally he would love a home with playmates so he can build confidence. 

Name: Summer

DOB: 2020

Breed/Size: Galgo medium

Backstory: Handed over by owner who no longer wanted her for hunting. 

Personality: A little shy at first but once she knows you she is more confident. She has a shy nature but loves to play with other dogs ideally looking for a home with a garden.

Name: Savannah F

DOB: June 2022

Breed/Size: Mix small medium

Backstory: Was born in the pound with her 2 sisters and 2 brothers unfortunately one of the sisters didn't make it out. 

Personality: Savannah is the most loving girl she loves fuss and cuddles she enjoys playing with her siblings and toys, she's a very intelligent girl and learns fast. She has a high energy personality so would love an active family

Name: Winter

DOB: 2020

Breed/Size: galgo large

Backstory: Handed over by a hunter who no longer wanted her

Personality: Winter is very nervous and shy after never being socilasied as a pup, she is gret with other dogs but is still a little unsure of humans. she would suit a home wirth a secure garden and an active patient family who can show her the love she deserves

Name: Stumpy M

DOB: June 2022

Breed/Size: mix medium

Backstory: Found in a field near the side of a road with his mum and 7 other brothers and sisters.

Personality:  Stumpy is the last of his siblings waiting to find a home. He is a curious little guy he has a long body and very short legs. He just loves to play, dig and cuddle he has such a sweet personality he really will make the best member to any family. He is great with other dogs and would happily fit in with an established pack

Name: Yoshi M

DOB: 2018

Breed/Size: Spitz Pomeranian Mix smal

Backstory: His owner was moving away and couldn’t take him

Personality:  He is a very cheerful dog, with a playful character and who likes to greet people. He loves cuddles and sitting on your lap. He has learned to socialize with other dogs and does not need much exercise. He is looking for an experienced owner who knows this breed.

Name: Pookie M

DOB: May 2023

Breed/Size: Mix / Medium

Backstory:  Left at the side of the road near the sanctuary scared and alone. He waited there for days before he was confident enough to come with us.

Personality:  Pookie is a happy energetic young boy. He gets on well with other dogs and loves cuddles. He is a very sweet boy who just loves affection. He is active and has high energy, he would suit an active family. His adoption has been sponsored.

Cats

The Purrfect Companion

All cats over 6 months are adoptable anywhere in the EU. Kittens must be adopted in Spain.

Mix - male 2020

Eclipse

Hello, my name is Eclipse. I am the biggest of my sibling and I am super friendly I just love humans so much. Whenever a human comes to visit I jump straight on their lap and purr lots. I cuddle into their arms and show my belly and let them give me lots of tickles. I will give you so many kisses and would stay there all day if you let me. If you want a super cuddly kitty then I’m the one for you. I have lived my whole life in a mix out outdoors and indoors, and would need access to outdoor space in my forever home <3

Tabby mix - male

Gizmo

Hello, my name is Gizmo and I was born on the streets. Luckily the DARNA team took me in and now I live safely at the sanctuary. When I cat nap I dream of a forever home. I am curious and playful, I love chasing and running through the orange groves. I am quite shy but once I get to know you I give great cuddles. I you are looking for an independent kitty then I am your boy. I have lived my whole life in a mix out outdoors and indoors, and would need access to outdoor space in my forever home <3

Mix - male

Jet

Hello, my name is Jet and I was born on the streets. Luckily the DARNA team found me and brought me to the sanctuary. I am super playful and love to chase the toys. I like to play with the other kittens, and I have lots of energy. I am quite independent, although I will come over for cuddles when I want attention. I have lived my whole life in a mix out outdoors and indoors, and would need access to outdoor space in my forever home <3

Mix - female

Lara

Hello, my name is Lara. I was dumped in the pound. I am a small and spunky tuxedo kitty and I love cuddles and affection. I will cuddle and human or cat around. The humans say that I would make a great paramedic first responder, as if any human or kitty near me makes a cry in pain I am first on site! I have lived my whole life in a mix out outdoors and indoors, and would need access to outdoor space in my forever home <3

Siamese mix - female

Lola

Hello, my name is Lola and I was dumped in the pound but luckily the DARNA team saved me. I am a Siamese mix with beautiful deep sapphire eyes. I purr a lot and I love to roll around and be petted. I am a curious kitty and love to explore my surroundings and my favourite thing to do is sunbathe and I can always find the best spots.

Mix - male

Mario

Hello, my name is Mario and I was saved from the pound by the DARNA team. I am currently in a foster home I was nervous when I first arrived but with patience and love and a little baby talk I am starting to become more confident. I am tall dark, handsome and a sensitive soul, but once you get to know me I am affectionate. The humans say I am a little clumsy as I do not realize quite how big I am.

Tortoise shell - 2013

Mia

Hello, I’m Mia. I am looking for a new home because my owner has become sick and is having to go into a hospice. Luckily the DARNA team have agreed to help find me a new home. My mum hopes I will find one soon so she can have peace of mind knowing that I am safe. I am used to a warm home and a lap to curl up in. I am house trained and very loving.

Tabby Mix & Siamese Mix - female

Rona & Sol

Hello, we are Sol and Rona and we were dumped in the pound, luckily the DARNA team saved us. We are cuddly playful cats we will curl up at your feet at night-time for a good sleep. We are both great with the little humans and will play nicely with them. We are best friends and need to find a home together. if you want double the love and cuddles then we are the pair for you. We would really love some outdoor access in our forever home <3

Mix - Female - 2020

Sake

Hello, my name is Sake and I was born on the street with my family. Luckily a nice man took us in and got in touch with the DARNA team. The humans say I am a lovely little kitty. I adore being stroked and I purr lots and lots to tell you how much I enjoy it. I am looking or a forever home where I can purr all the time and be your purfect friend. I have lived my whole life in a mix out outdoors and indoors, and would need access to outdoor space in my forever home <3

Mix - Male

Unagi

Hello my name is Unagi. I am currently living in a foster home with my brothers and sisters. I am a curious little boy who loves to play. I like to curl up in little hidey holes where I feel safe and secure. I will come over for cuddles and spend my days either snoozing or playing. I have lived my whole life in a mix out outdoors and indoors, and would need access to outdoor space in my forever home <3

Mix - female

Vida

Hello, my name is Vida and I am a rare ginger female cat. I was found with a flea collar trapped around my leg and neck, due to how long it had been there I have been left with a profoundly serious leg injury. I am currently having surgeries in order to help me get better. Despite my injuries I am an agile happy kitty who enjoys cuddles and affection. I have lived my whole life in a mix out outdoors and indoors, and would need access to outdoor space in my forever home <3

Tabby Mix - female

Wonky

Hello, my name is Wonky and I was born at the sanctuary after my pregnant mum was left on the doorstep. I needed a little extra support as a baby, and I went everywhere with the DARNA president Grace and now I am strong I am ready to find a home. I am so cuddly, and love being picked up and fussed. I like to jump on your shoulder and my favourite place is curled on your chest purring away. I have lived my whole life in a mix out outdoors and indoors, and would need access to outdoor space in my forever home <3

Happy Tails!

Look at who was recently adopted! We wish them the best in their fur-ever homes!
Mika and LouiseThelmaLola

The Adoption Process

We take pride in doing our best to match an animal with their perfect family. Here is what to expect when adopting an animal from D.A.R.N.A

Complete the Application

Write to adopt.darna@gmail.com to request a questionnaire. Be sure to fill in all the fields completely.

Home Check

The Team carefully reviews each application and if it looks like there might be a good match, a home check will be scheduled.

Contracts & Contribution

If approved, there will be contract(s) to sign as well as details for deposit of an adoption contribution. The contribution helps us cover a small portion of our costs for vaccinations, vet treatments, flea/worming, blood tests, and passport, chip, and sterilization where appropriate.

Pick Up Day!

Once everything is ready, you will get the green light to go pick up your new furry family member!

Adopt a Virtual Pet

Can't have pets of your own? You can virtually adopt one of our long term residents and make sure their needs are covered. Select the plan that works for you, the pet you want to "adopt" from the animals below, and send your donation. It's that simple! You can commit to monthly or annual plans, and 100% of your donation will go toward animal care.

Starter Pack

For the Pets: The "Starter Pack" will provide your "adopted" pet with 2 weeks worth of food per month

For you: "Adopters" will receive a photo of the animal they have virtually adopted

€15/month OR €144/year

Kibble King

For the Pets: The "Kibble King" pack will provide your "adopted" pet with a full month's worth of food

For you: "Adopters" will receive a virtual adoption certificate and social media shout out

27/month OR €300/year

Lux Life

For the Pets: The "Lux Life" pack will provide your "adopted" pet with a full month's worth of food, some toys, treats, and will help cover some vet expenses

For you: "Adopters" will receive a virtual adoption certificate, social media shout out, and video of their "pet"

€47/month OR €540/year
Lulu
Lucky
Pipo
Ella
Autumn & Sol
Nutmeg
Harry
Tia
Poppy
Cooper

Volunteer with D.A.R.N.A

If you love animals and want to help us find homes for ours, read on! There are several ways in which you can lend us your skills...
Animal Care On Site

We currently have 2 sites where our animals live - one for dogs and cats, and one for farm animals. As an animal care volunteer, you will help us make sure their homes are clean and safe, and that they are healthy and happy!

Building & Maintenance On Site

As with anything, our sanctuary always needs things fixing here and there. Sometimes it's putting up fences, sometimes it's building new shelters for the animals. If you like to get your hands dirty and enjoy problem solving, this is for you!

Virtual Volunteer

Behind the scenes at any animal shelter is a helluva lot of organization! From keeping our social media active, to keeping databases updated and forms filed. This can be done from anywhere, and requires great communication skills

"After You're Gone" Program


Do you worry what will happen to your beloved pets if you are no longer around to care for them? Our family are all pet lovers and their biggest concern is "what will happen to my pets if I should suddenly not be around". We can help put your mind at ease. Write to adopt.darna@gmail.com to sign up.

€5 Per month Per Pet

This will ensure we will be able to provide for your pet when you are gone. We will give you a tag for your pet's collar as well as a magnet for your fridge stating that your pet will become the responsibility of D.A.R.N.A should you be no longer available to care for them.

A Plan in Place

As soon as we are informed that a pet has no owner we will collect your pet(s) and start the process of finding them a "Forever Home" Until a new home is found they will stay with us at our sanctuary.

Peace of Mind

As with all the animals in our care, we will carefully select a new, loving home for your pet after you are gone.

About Us

We are a fully registered charity in Spain - G40650640 - and are dedicated to the care of animals that are stray, have been abandoned, abused, and scheduled for sacrifice. We care for different species of animals in our sanctuary, in our eyes all animals deserve an opportunity for a happy life without fear or threat.

Our sanctuary is 100% volunteer run, and we rely on the kindness of strangers for financial support to help us sterilize the animals and take good care of them. Please donate if you can.

Join the Family!

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