Friends forever stray together
BFF Strays is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping Spanish dogs find new homes in Sweden. The use of positive reinforcement and ethical methods for dog training is a requirement to adopt. This is what distinguishes us from other organisations that work with foreign dogs; positive reinforcement permeates everything that we do. For us it is a given to work with positive reinforcement and ethical methods based on modern research. In effect, everyone involved in BFF Strays (the board, dog trainers, foster homes, forever homes) are required to use reward-based training, as well as to be kind and loving to everyone involved in the organisation.
BFF Strays works on a small scale, in order to ensure that every dog comes to a loving home that is prepared to take care of an adopted dog, and that everyone who adopts gets all the support and guidance that may be needed. Our goal is that every dog that is adopted via us comes to its ”forever home”, meaning that we have matched the dog and the family so well that there is no need for relocations in Sweden.
We have chosen to work with long-term foster homes in Sweden, where the dogs have the opportunity to ”land” after their journey and begin to show their true colours. The foster homes are also prepared to work with possible behavioural problems that may arise. We in BFF Strays have extensive experience of dog adoptions from abroad and know that a dog can behave in one way in a rescue centre in Spain, and be a completely different dog when it has arrived in Sweden. Therefore, we want to give all dogs the chance of a fair assessment after they have acclimatised in a safe, loving foster home in Sweden.
The founders of BFF Strays and its board are a group of people who are passionate about dog adoptions and have extensive experience of dogs and animal rights. We have practical experience of working with adopted dogs, and some of us are certified dog trainers. All of us have adopted dogs, and many of us have our very own, fantastic Spanish strays.