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1st Pointer-Friends Rescue Center on Cyprus

A dream finally came true!

We have long dreamed of having our own Rescue Center where we can practice exemplary animal welfare.

In May 2018 the time had finally come and we opened the 1st Pointer-Friends Rescue Center in Cyprus!

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“Pledge A Brick“: Sponsorship Scheme for Dog Rescue Centre

Our charity “Pointer-Freunde / Pointer-Friends” has been working in Cyprus for almost four years now.

To date we have helped more than 150 dogs; not only by rehoming abroad, we are also trying to help on Cyprus with spaying programs and helping other charities and organisations; this is one of our main focuses.

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Patrick Niederhofer

Castration Program

The helping of pointers in distress in our Association, whether locally or abroad, is very close to our heart. The placement of dogs from abroad into Germany is only a reaction and a short-term and direct help for the individual local dogs.

However with that the situation will not improve abroad. For long-lasting help one must start much earlier and with parallel work on various “fronts”.

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P.A.D.S. Psychologically Affected, Disabled and Senior-Pointers

Daily we are getting pleas of help for Pointers in need. These are often puppies or younger dogs, who have good chances to be rehomed.

But the number of Psychologically Affected, Disabled and Senior-Pointers increases as well.

These Pointers need special care and a lot of understanding, patience and love. Maybe even more love and especially time as any other Pointer in need.

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R.I.P. Jo von den Nieplitzwiesen

Our team and our pack of Pointer-Freunde have lost their mentor, teacher and a very special friend ... JO, as he was always called, was the dog of our colleague Britta H. She is our dog trainer and belongs to the team of Pointer-Freunde e.V.  JO has done a great...

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MIKE, Pointer-Terrier Mix, born 10/2018

An animal lover in Cyprus found a stray bitch with her 8 puppies. The mother was in a very bad condition and died shortly afterwards at the vet. The puppies have developed magnificently and are now looking for their own home. MIKE is very affectionate and playful with...

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(Dr.) WATSON, Lab-Mix, born 10/2018

(Dr.) WATSON and his brother (Sherlock) HOLMES are two siblings being "left over" from a litter of 4. They were born with their Cypriot owner, who didn't spay his dog. We offered to take them and spay the mum. So here they are now: Two adorable and so easy going young...

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JEWELS, Sheperd-Mix, born appr. 2016

JEWELS really "deserves" her name. She is as good as gold! We think she was a pet before and was dumped by her owner, as she was taken by a car to a public building and left there. JEWELS loves everybody - people, male dogs, female dogs, kids... she is so friendly and...

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Adoption Procedures

Has one of our pointers won your heart? You want to give a new home to one of our dogs? We are happy!

Here you will find all information.

Adoption Procedures

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Mediterranean diseases

If you consider the adoption of a dog from abroad and research about it, you will inevitably repeatedly encounter terms such as ‘Mediterranean diseases’, ‘Leishmaniasis’ or ‘Ehrlichiosis’.

Mediterranean diseases

Protection Fee

A “protection fee” is not a purchase price” – it fulfills rather different purposes: Coverage of accrued costs and also creates a “barrier” not to get a dog thoughtlessly.

Protection Fee

Tasso e.V.

“You can’t protect an animal from running away; however from not coming back.”

(Philip McCreight, head of TASSO’s headquarter)

Tasso e.V.

Pointer-Freunde e.V.