Our Mission

MISSION To improve animal welfare and bring about an end to animal cruelty, neglect, overbreeding and abandonment through rescue, rehabilitation, veterinary treatment. To change attitudes towards animal welfare positively through education and publicity. To arrive at a situation in which animals are seen as sentient beings and companions.   VISION “Transforming animals’ lives and changing […]


SANCTUARY   The Sanctuary at Scooby is the permanent home to 200 farm animals, all victims of the livestock and entertainment industry or other types of abuse. Amongst our residents we have horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, cows, rabbits, raccoons, hens, geese, ducks, etc. Most come from Guardia Civil seizures, zoo closures or after been abandoned.These […]

Spain’s Hanging Horror

New evidence reveals the horror of hangings in Spain A new investigation by WSPA has exposed the way in which thousands of Spanish greyhounds (known as galgos), are hanged following the end of the hare coursing season at the start of each year. [yt_lightbox title=”The remains of a dog, still with the noose around its […]

Vídeo Tours

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Scooby Shelters

SCOOBY SHELTERS Currently we have shelters in Medina del Campo (Valladolid), Valladolid, Zamora and Palencia: [yt_divider style=”1″ color=”#fa9d22″ align=”center” bottom_top=”0″ width=”100″ icon_divider=”” icon_color=”#444″ icon_style=”1″ icon_align=”center” icon_size=”24″ margin_top=”10″ margin_bottom=”10″ border_width=”1″ text=”” ]   Scooby Medina del Campo. Dirección: Carretera de Olmedo km.2 Teléfono: 983 481 065 email: refugio@scoobymedina.org   [yt_divider style=”1″ color=”#fa9d22″ align=”center” bottom_top=”0″ width=”100″ icon_divider=”” […]

Galgos & Podencos

GALGOS & PODENCOS   Eighty per cent of the dogs rescued by Scooby are a result of hunting. Most of them are simply “discarded” by huntsmen and galgueros (Spanish greyhound breeders) when they are no longer profitable, and are mainly galgos and podencos. The over-breeding of these animals in the hope of getting a “winner” […]


EDUCATION   In order to fight against abandonment and animal abuse, we believe that working on several educational lines that promote empathy is crucial. Periodically our educational team organises open days and visits to schools and nursing homes. Our educational lines are based on three pillars: Encourage Responsible Tenure. To inform about the importance of […]

Rescue Centre

What began in an old ruin with bed frames as fencing, and an old run down warehouse, both without electricity, heat or water, has moved into a new refuge facility. In 2001 the land, right across the old warehouse, with a size of 90,000 square meters (22 scres), was purchased with the help of a […]

About Us

ABOUT US Scooby, shelter and sanctuary, has been providing a home to mistreated and abandoned animals for more than 30 years. It was created thanks to the initiative of a group of women who wanted to do something about the amount of abandoned dogs in the area of Medina del Campo (Valladolid). In the nineties, […]