About SOFA

Owners at the Jewel Fest

After informally helping Spinoni in need over several years, we formalised our rescue endeavours by founding this charity to help Spinoni and Spinone crosses, in need of help overseas. Most rescues come from Italy, the home of our beloved breed, however wherever there is a Spinone in need, we will always do our best to help. 

Thinking of adopting?

When considering whether to adopt a Spinone from abroad, there’s a lot to think about – these pages are essential reading for anyone thinking of adoption with SOFA. 

A good place to begin is our information for those considering adoption here.  You can also read how the adoption process works, and we have a Q & A here for frequently asked questions.  

We also have advice for preparing for your Spinone’s homecoming, arrival day and for the first weeks and beyond

The best way to hear of new rescues seeking homes is to ‘like’ our Facebook page. If we have available dogs, they will always be at the top of the page.
Make sure you are getting notifications – instructions here.

We highly recommend you join our Facebook group, Spinone Adopters and Friends, where you will find lots of interesting first-hand experience and discussion. 

Funds are being raised and used constantly via donation, charity auction and more and we are thankful for the enormous generosity of our supporters. More about fundraising and how to help here