APASA Open Night & BBQ

APASA BBQ and Open Night Friday 17th August from 6.30pm till late.

Live music by Barry Peters “The Swingman” at the APASA shelter, Cami de les Sorts, Jávea. Come and join us for a fantastic evening!

It should be an excellent opportunity to come and see the APASA dog kennel first hand, maybe say hello to a cute dog or two and have some excellent bbq as night falls and the swing man entertains. Put a big fat cross in your calendar and go support the APASA effort – you can see more at APASA Jáveas website

Zumbathon For A New Dog Kennel

Zumbathon – marathon zumba on the beach – to raise money for a new dog pound near Javea. Check the poster for more details and see the message from the organizers below.


Some fun to help us raise some much needed spondooleys for the new AKIRA dog pound covering Benissa/ Moraira/ Teulada!! Coma along and shake and shimmy your stuff to the hottest Latin and international sounds, with fab national and international presenters! No need to know how to dance, just come along and follow our lead, or if you really can’t bear the idea, whoopers and clappers are also in high demand 🙂 . You can do as much or as little as you like, the location is amazing, right by the sea, (see poster), kids come free and it’s all for a fabulous cause! Can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning! Please come along and support, and bring your friends and family along with you! It’s set to be the beach party of the year, and it’s right here on the Costa Blanca! See you there! xxx Contact details on poster for enquiries….

Volonteers for the Dog Kennel

Posted yesterday on Javea Connect:

“Hi is there anyone out there that can help in the APASA DOG POUND as there are a lot of the regular helpers that are on holidays at this time if you can spare some time please pop in and offer your help THANKYOU”

So if you can help in any way – please head over to APASA Javea and offer your service

Dog Walking in Jávea – Questions Answered

Dog Walking in Jávea. Frequently asked questions about taking dogs from APASA for a walk in the nature of Javea:

Can anyone do it?
Yes, if you love dogs and want a nice walk with one – just head down there and ask for a dog to walk. They will always give you a dog that matches you, so if you are a little elderly lady you dont need to fear equipped with a giant energetic pitbull terrier.

Is it necessary to book in advance?
No, just go round the kennel during opening hours.  They are open from 11am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. Take note that the sign on the door is deceptive, you are not limited to walking dogs from 11-1 as the sign indicates – its perfectly fine in the afternoon too.

Do we need to be members?
No, anyone can do it.  Of course supporting the kennel by becoming a member of APASA, giving a donation or sponsoring a dog would be nice, but there is no pressure or obligation to do so … by talking a dog for walks you make that particular living create really happy for the day.

What if I get an aggressive dog?
You wont be given an aggressive dog. The people at the kennel seem super knowledgeable about dogs and able to determine which one would be a nice match for you. There is nothing to fear in that sense and of course if you do encounter a problem you can just take it straight back to the kennel

Do I need to sign up for a weekly appointment?
No, just turn up during opening hours, no need for appointments or solid commitments

How do I find the kennel?
Check the How To Find The APASA Kennel post

Is it allowed for people on holiday too?
Yes! Resident or tourists, expat or Spaniards, young or old … by all means go take a dog for a walk. It might in fact be a really nice way of exploring the nature round Javea during your holiday to do it with a doggie companion.

APASA At Javea International Festival

The International Festival in Javea is happening right now in Avenida Augusta between the Port and Javea old town. The main feature of the festival is culture, music and food from more than 21 participating countries … but there has been made room for APASA, the local Javea dog charity too.


The APASA Javea stand at the International Festival has plenty of information about the dog rescue efforts, merchandise and plenty of ways to support APASA.

But … to those of us with a sweet tooth the APASA stand is a nice stop for a bit of dessert or a snack during the festival too. They have a wide range of homemade cakes and pastries, miniature pancakes and plenty of other sugary goodies to go with a cup of fresh coffee or a cold drink. Its a real little oasis in the busy festival!

Photos: Javea International Festival – Opening Day
Program: Javea International Festival 2012

Come on down to the Festival and dont forget to visit the APASA stall for a doggie chat, a yummie cake and a coffee!

Charity Event For The Dogs

Last night a nice charity event for APASA was held in La Font Santa Moraira, a small park just outside of the village.

The event featured a tombola, food, music and a relaxing time in the evening sun of Moraira. The band was a covers act called The OK band – quite a telling name one might add – but the atmosphere of the event was very pleasant and tranquil, the weather showed itself from its nicest side and even yours truly, the old Grump, had a good time.

Personally, I spent 10euros in the tombola – and won nothing lol … luckily I had with more luck with the food and munched two yummy homemade burgers. Personally I didnt have a dog to bring, but quite a few cute doggies were parading the La Font Santa park on the beautiful evening in Moraira – and hopefully the event raised funds for making even more of the APASA dogs happy!

Elderlies On Tour From The Kennel

Walking Elderly Dogs From APASA Javea Dog Kennel … lovely elderly couple, they didn’t have too much energy (which was lucky as my knee is bust) – but they enjoyed a little wander by the river, bit of exploration in the bamboos and orange groves … and plenty of cosy cuddles and sitting around chit chatting

Both incredibly well behaved and placed dogs, both very happy to just a little wander around and then relax with some drinks

PS: Dont forget the Friday evening charity event for APASA Javea – it is happening at La Font Santa near Moraira. Featuring a nice chilled evening in a lovely park with live music, tombola, bbq, paella and refreshments – come along for a pleasant evening with fellow dog lovers on Friday June 24th from 7pm till 10pm!

PPS: If you want to take a dog for a walk – APASA in Javea have all sizes, temperaments, breeds and ages ready and longing for a wander round the area – check out the APASA Javea website for more info.

APASA Fiesta Time: Friday Night At La Font Santa

Fancy a Friday night with plenty of fun, live music and paella?

Come along to the APASA fiesta and fundraiser at the lovely recreational park La Font Santa between Teulada and Moraira. The APASA fiesta kicks off at 7pm Friday evening with freshly cooked yummy paellas and BBQ out in the open and plenty of refreshments such as mojitos, wine and soft drinks in the bar. Cake, cake, there´s a stall with homemade cakes and other goodies to explore as well … Play on the tombola, chat with new or old friends, bring your dog if it fancies a night in the park. The entertainment is provided by the Ok! Band performing a live concert outdoors.

Read all about it:
apasa fundraiser

The park La Font Santa is always worth a visit but even more so this Friday evening from 7pm. Enjoy excellent food, drinks and live music with fellow dog lovers – and help support the amazing efforts of the APASA Dog Charity and Rescue Kennel!

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Don´t forget. Load your family, friends and dogs in the car this Friday evening – and head to La Font Santa for a great night of live music, paella, bbq, mojitos and fundraising for your local APASA dog rescue!