24-01-2017     ADOPTED     10-02-2017

ACORDA

RAFEIRO ALENTEJANO,  MALE

Acorda is a lovely rafeiro alentejano puppy. He was abandoned at the police station. Someone left him just outside and ran fast.
The puppy is lovely. Social, friendly, gentle, cuddly. But he has a problem. His front legs are bent and he walks strange. He does walk and he does not seem in pain and most probably he was born like this. This however can improve as he is still growing. He is now doing physiotherapy. Date of birth is May 2016.


25-04-2017     ADOPTED     23-06-2017

ALBERT

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Albert was born around February 5, 2017. He was about 8 weeks old when he was found with his siblings. As he was covered with ticks and fleas he was immediately taken to her vet by his rescuer who gave him a Bravecto anti-tick treatment despite the manufacturer's instructions, that Bravecto should not be given to puppies under 6 months. And so he came to our shelter. After a few days he became ill, was taken to our vet and put on a drip. Fortunately our veterinarian could save his life. Now he is back in our shelter and very well alive. He is very social and after all those medical treatments also used to a lot of people. We think he will be a medium of about 18 kg when he is adult.


25-04-2017     ADOPTED     23-06-2017

AMELIE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Amelie was born around February 5, 2017. She was about 8 weeks old when she was found with her siblings. As she was covered with ticks and fleas she was immediately taken to her vet by her rescuer who gave her a Bravecto anti-tick treatment despite the manufacturer's instructions, that Bravecto should not be given to puppies under 6 months. And so she came to our shelter. After a few days she became ill, was taken to our vet and put on a drip. Fortunately our veterinarian could save her life. Now she is back in our shelter and very well alive. She is very social and after all those medical treatments also used to a lot of people. We think she will be a medium of about 18 kg when she is adult.


25-04-2017     ADOPTED     06-06-2017

ARABELLA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Arabella was born around February 5, 2017. She was about 8 weeks old when she was found with her siblings. As she was covered with ticks and fleas she was immediately taken to her vet by her rescuer who gave her a Bravecto anti-tick treatment despite the manufacturer's instructions, that Bravecto should not be given to puppies under 6 months. And so she came to our shelter. After a few days she became ill, was taken to our vet and put on an infuse. Fortunately our veterinarian could save her life. Now she is back in our shelter and very well alive. She is very social and after all those medical treatments also used to a lot of people. We think she will be a medium of about 14 kg when she is adult.


25-04-2017     ADOPTED     24-06-2017

ARCHIE

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Archie was born around February 5, 2017. He was about 8 weeks old when he was found with his siblings. As he was covered with ticks and fleas he was immediately taken to her vet by his rescuer who gave him a Bravecto anti-tick treatment despite the manufacturer's instructions, that Bravecto should not be given to puppies under 6 months. And so he came to our shelter. After a few days he became ill, was taken to our vet and put on a drip. Fortunately our veterinarian could save his life. Now he is back in our shelter and very well alive. He is very social and after all those medical treatments also used to a lot of people. We think he will be a medium of about 18 kg when he is adult.


07-05-2017     ADOPTED     30-06-2017

AYSHA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Aysha is a beautiful girl, born 02/2016 weighs 25 kg and is 60 cm tall. She is a Rafeiro Alentejano cross. This beautiful dog was found on the street. The first days she was very shy, but she soon got confidence. She is excellent with people, social with other dogs and tolerant with cats. She does not want to live on the street or ever at the chain, she is looking for a home where people can love her.


25-04-2017     ADOPTED     07-06-2017

BEATRIX

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Beatrix was born around February 5, 2017 in a field just outside the village. Her mother and her brothers and sisters were fed by local children from the neighbourhood. When someone wanted a puppy they could just go there and take one. Until the puppies were almost 10 weeks old and then we thought that this situation had lasted long enough. Because if nobody takes the puppies, they will disappear and the bitches will be pregnant, when they are 6 or 7 months old, and then this process will never stop. So we picked them up and the puppies are now safe in our shelter. All puppies are very good with people and especially with children. We expect them to be medium size when adult.


25-04-2017     ADOPTED     07-06-2017

BELINDA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Belinda was born around February 5, 2017 in a field just outside the village. Her mother and her brothers and sisters were fed by local children from the neighbourhood. When someone wanted a puppy they could just go there and take one. Until the puppies were almost 10 weeks old and then we thought that this situation had lasted long enough. Because if nobody takes the puppies, they will disappear and the bitches will be pregnant, when they are 6 or 7 months old, and then this process will never stop. So we picked them up and the puppies are now safe in our shelter. All puppies are very good with people and especially with children. We expect them to be medium size when adult.


25-04-2017     ADOPTED     06-06-2017

BERNADETTE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Bernadette was born around February 5, 2017 in a field just outside the village. Her mother and her brothers and sisters were fed by local children from the neighbourhood. When someone wanted a puppy they could just go there and take one. Until the puppies were almost 10 weeks old and then we thought that this situation had lasted long enough. Because if nobody takes the puppies, they will disappear and the bitches will be pregnant, when they are 6 or 7 months old, and then this process will never stop. So we picked them up and the puppies are now safe in our shelter. All puppies are very good with people and especially with children. We expect them to be medium size when adult. Bernadette has a half-long tail.


25-04-2017     ADOPTED     23-06-2017

BERNARD

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Bernard was born around February 5, 2017 in a field just outside the village. His mother and his brothers and sisters were fed by local children from the neighbourhood. When someone wanted a puppy they could just go there and take one. Until the puppies were almost 10 weeks old and then we thought that this situation had lasted long enough. Because if nobody takes the puppies, they will disappear and the bitches will be pregnant, when they are 6 or 7 months old, and then this process will never stop. So we picked them up and the puppies are now safe in our shelter. All puppies are very good with people and especially with children. We expect them to be medium size when adult. Bernard was born with almost no tail.


10-01-2017     ADOPTED     27-01-2017

BOLLY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Bolly is a small male, estimated date of birth early January 2016, only 25 cm high and weighs 3.7 kg. He was found in a garden by foreigners and then brought to the shelter. Because he is too small to survive among a large group of dogs at the shelter we have removed it immediately and now he lives with us. It's a wonderful dog to have, not shy, always happy and really without any problems.


06-11-2016     ADOPTED     21-05-2017

BONNIE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Bonnie, a female of about 3 year old, born July 2013, wandered for months with her buddy Clyde in Vilamoura old village, a luxury holiday village in the Algarve. They kept themselves alive because they were very friendly and so were fed by tourists and the local restaurateurs. Until the municipality decided to do something about it and ordered the municipal dog catcher to pick them up and bring them to the local animal shelter, where the future of Bonnie and Clyde would last only eight days. Fortunately we were tipped off and Bonnie and Clyde are now in hiding in a private shelter where a tiny spot could be released. Bonnie weighs 28 kg. She is a sweet, calm dog, walks well on leash and is accustomed to traffic.


14-02-2017     ADOPTED     07-04-2017

BRANSTON

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Branston was not yet four months old when he was found early in the morning, tied to the gate of a house where English people live. It must have been an owner with a great sense of responsibility, because normally they drive with their dog to the hilly area far from civilization, tossing the dog out of the car and driving away fast. Maybe they were watching from a distance. Immediately Branston was taken to a vet for examination, etc., etc., who told us that he was born on October 1, 2016. He was de-wormed and de-flead and even got his first vaccination. But now he is in the shelter and we do not want him there. He has to get out as soon as possible. He now weighs 8 kg.
He is a very friendly dog towards people and good with dogs around him. He will grow into a small middle size.


03-04-2017     ADOPTED     05-05-2017

CASH

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Cash is a small boy, born about 1 October 2016. He is 35 cm and weighs 5 kg. He is a beautiful dog, playful, friendly, social, affectionate and yet no one has looked at him. Since puppy he is waiting in the shelter for a warm home, even though he's a little dog.


25-04-2017     ADOPTED     23-06-2017

CEASAR

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Ceasar was born around February 19, 2017. He was found with a brother at a supermarket. No trace of a mother. And what do people then? They grab the puppies, put them in the car and drive to a shelter. Fortunately, OUR shelter, because they are well taken care of. We do not know what they have experienced in their short life because they keep themselves apart, but that will be over in a week or so. They are not shy, but do not know that there are people who are good for them. We expect them to be medium when they are adult.


08-02-2017     ADOPTED     16-02-2017

CLARA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Clara was given to us by the gypsies when we were negotiating to sterilise their bitches. As she is a female they did not want her. Clara is a very friendly and playful pup. She will grow to a medium size dog and her estimated date of birth is 11 November 2016.


25-04-2017     ADOPTED     10-06-2017

CLAUDIUS

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Claudius was born around February 19, 2017. He was found with a brother at a supermarket. No trace of a mother. And what do people then? They grab the puppies, put them in the car and drive to a shelter. Fortunately, OUR shelter, because they are well taken care of. We do not know what they have experienced in their short life because they keep themselves apart, but that will be over in a week or so. They are not shy, but do not know that there are people who are good for them. We expect them to be medium when they are adult.


06-11-2016     ADOPTED     08-04-2017

CLYDE

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Clyde, a male of about 1,5 year old, born July 2015, wandered for months with his buddy Bonnie in Vilamoura old village, a luxury holiday village in the Algarve. They kept themselves alive because they were very friendly and so were fed by tourists and the local restaurateurs. Until the municipality decided to do something about it and ordered the municipal dog catcher to pick them up and bring them to the local animal shelter, where the future of Bonnie and Clyde would last only eight days. Fortunately we were tipped off and Bonnie and Clyde are now in hiding in a private shelter where a tiny spot could be released. Clyde weighs 16 kg. He is a sweet, calm dog, walks well on leash and is accustomed to traffic.


08-11-2016     ADOPTED     11-01-2017

DELIA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Delia,  was found in the roots of a carob tree by a hiker with his dog. There was also a mother dog nearby. But when the mother dog was not seen for several days, we were called by the walker if we could help and then of course we could not say no. Now she is with us and in good hands. She was born about September 15, 2016. We think she will be a small medium size when adult.


08-11-2016     ADOPTED     10-02-2017

DERRIK

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Derrik was found in the roots of a carob tree by a hiker with his dog. There was also a mother dog nearby. But when the mother dog was not seen for several days, we were called by the walker if we could help and then of course we could not say no. Now he is with us and in good hands. He was born about September 15, 2016. We think he will be medium size when adult.


25-03-2017     ADOPTED     26-04-2017

DONNA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Donna (the dark one) and Kim (the blonde one), were born on July 21, 2009 at our house as we did not know that their rescued mother, a blond Labrador, was heavily pregnant. They were about three months old when they were adopted by a Dutch couple in the Algarve. However, because of poor health, the couple will now go back to the Netherlands and they can not take the dogs with them. So we are urgently looking for a loving family for these wonderful dogs, which have always lived in a house.


03-04-2017     ADOPTED     12-05-2017

FAISCA

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Faisca was born in June 2015. He is 35 cm tall and weighs 6 kg. Faisca was brought to the shelter by the owners, after a collision with a car. They said that his leg was broken and they could not afford a vet. So we could do nothing else than to help Faisca. He had tremendous pain as he had an open fracture, which was days old. He was immediately taken to the clinic and everyone feared it that he would lose his leg. But luckily his leg could be saved. He remained 1,5 months in the vet's hospital until his leg was healed again. He endured extreme pain, but he endured them without whining. He was simply neglected by its owners and the pain he suffered after the accident left them indifferent. Fortunately, he was saved and he may become a happy dog again. Faisca is a funny, loving, very kind and gentle dog. After all he had to go through he is limping so now and then, but that does not bother him. He runs and plays like any other dog. Now he is waiting for a golden home where someone will love him.


07-05-2017     ADOPTED     15-06-2017

FRANKIE

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Someone saw Frankie being thrown out of a car on the road late at night. These people picked up the dog and took him home for the night and to the shelter the next day. He was very well behaved in a home – we know that he was house clean, calm, he slept on the top of the bed and he did not bark when left alone for short time nor destroyed anything. Obviously a dog that is used to living in a home. Unfortunately the people that found him could not keep him. He came to the shelter and he was also at ease, not stressed but curious about everything. He is lovely with people and good with all other dogs. He walks well on the leash. He is calm in the car. He loves attention. Estimated date of birth is 2011. Frankie weighs only 6,5 kg and is 35 cm tall.


12-03-2017     ADOPTED     09-04-2017

HOPE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

HOPE, was found in the garbage with 2 siblings, one of which was already dead. She was taken to a clinic as she was not expected to survive, either, and thus the name, HOPE. But survive she did and was taken into temporary foster whilst the people who found the pups went back to their native country. As often happens, family circumstances did not allow for the people to come back to Portugal so Hope is now for adoption.
She is 7-8 months old (born 1 July 2016) and very lively. Her foster has more dogs and children of 11/12 who all love to play outside together with sticks and balls and ropes. Hope will be spayed and ready for travelling at the beginning of April. She weighs 7kg and is 35cm. She has tons of energy and is not suitable for an apartment but needs a safe garden and people who are prepared to share her energy. We don't think she is suitable for toddlers or very young children.


16-01-2017     ADOPTED     07-04-2017

JAMIE

CROSS BREED,  MALE

Jamie, born on November 11, 2016, his mother and siblings were found in an abandoned quarry when he was 3,5 weeks old. Born in the wild they were rescued just in time so that they could grow up in a home environment. All puppies are lovely friendly pups who love people. The males are slightly larger than the females. Jamie is the largest of the lot and will probably become a good medium size dog.

Update 6-2-2017. Jamie is now 12 weeks old and weighs 5.4 kg.


16-01-2017     ADOPTED   09-03-2017

JEDWIGA

CROSS BREED,  FEMALE

Jedwiga, born on November 11, 2016, her mother and siblings were found in an abandoned quarry when she was 3,5 weeks old. Born in the wild they were rescued just n time so that they could grow up in a home environment. All puppies are lovely friendly pups who love people. The males are slightly larger than females. Jedwiga is the smallest of the litter and is likely to develop into a very small medium size dog.

Update 6-2-2017. Jedwiga is now 12 weeks old and weighs 3.0 kg.


16-01-2017     ADOPTED     04-08-2017

JENNIE

PODENGO,  FEMALE

Jennie and her six puppies were found in an abandoned quarry when her pups emerged from their den. She was seen before, but we did not try to catch her at that earlier occasion, because otherwise the puppies would perish of hunger. Armed with a variety of trapping material we went to the quarry, but it was not necessary to catch her because she naturally came to us to greet us. From the first moment she was confident. She just let us pick up herself and her puppies so that we could put the whole family in our car.
Jennie is a beautiful white Podengo, very friendly to people, defending her puppies against our other dogs that come to see her and a very good mother.
As she was a street dog she is good with other dogs, but with cats we are not so sure.
Jennie is about 2 years old (born late 2014) and now weighs about 12 kg.


16-01-2017     ADOPTED     09-03-2017

JERRY

CROSS BREED,  MALE

Jerry, born on November 11, 2016, his mother and siblings were found in an abandoned quarry when he was 3,5 weeks old. Born in the wild they were rescued just in time so that they could grow up in a home environment. All puppies are lovely friendly pups who love people. The males are slightly larger than the females. Jerry is the second largest of the litter and will probably become a medium size dog.


16-01-2017     ADOPTED     09-03-2017

JODIE

CROSS BREED,  MALE

Jodie, born on November 11, 2016, his mother and siblings were found in an abandoned quarry when he was 3,5 weeks old. Born in the wild they were rescued just in time so that they could grow up in a home environment. All puppies are lovely friendly pups who love people. The males are slightly larger than the females. Jodie is smaller than his brothers and will probably become a medium size dog.

Update 6-2-2017. Jody is now 12 weeks old and weighs 4.8 kg.


09-01-2017     ADOPTED     28-02-2017

JONTY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

JONTY male and JOSIE female.
These two small pups were put into the garden of a rented villa.
Of course, the person who put them there knew that the occupants were foreign and that it is those holidaymakers who will deal with their unwanted pups.
Unwanted because the mother dogs run around on heat and get pregnant.
Unfortunately, holidaymakers GO home and then what to do with the doggies??
So, they take them to the shelter and we have to find them a home, vaccinate, worm, deflea etc etc.
This is a story with no end in sight here in Portugal.
Pups are very pretty, about 10 weeks' old now (estimated date of birth 1 November 2016) and will be smallish adults.


09-01-2017     ADOPTED      27-02-2017

JOSIE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

JONTY male and JOSIE female.
These two small pups were put into the garden of a rented villa.
Of course, the person who put them there knew that the occupants were foreign and that it is those holidaymakers who will deal with their unwanted pups.
Unwanted because the mother dogs run around on heat and get pregnant.
Unfortunately, holidaymakers GO home and then what to do with the doggies??
So, they take them to the shelter and we have to find them a home, vaccinate, worm, deflea etc etc.
This is a story with no end in sight here in Portugal.
Pups are very pretty, about 10 weeks' old now (estimated date of birth 1 November 2016) and will be smallish adults.


16-01-2017     ADOPTED     09-03-2017

JUDY

CROSS BREED,  FEMALE

Judy, born on November 11, 2016, her mother and siblings were found in an abandoned quarry when she was 3,5 weeks old. Born in the wild they were rescued just in time so that they could grow up in a home environment. All puppies are lovely friendly pups who love people. The males are slightly larger than females. Judy will likely become a medium size dog.


16-01-2017     ADOPTED   10-03-2017

JULIE

CROSS BREED,  FEMALE

Julie, born on November 11, 2016, her mother and siblings were found in an abandoned quarry when she was 3,5 weeks old. Born in the wild they were rescued just in time so that they could grow up in a home environment. All puppies are lovely friendly pups who love people. The males are slightly larger than females. Julie will likely become a medium size dog.

Update 6-2-2017. Julie is now 12 weeks old and weighs 3.8 kg.


25-03-2017     ADOPTED     26-04-2017

KIM

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Kim (the blonde one) and Donna (the dark one), were born on July 21, 2009 at our house as we did not know that their rescued mother, a blond Labrador, was heavily pregnant. They were about three months old when they were adopted by a Dutch couple in the Algarve. However, because of poor health, the couple will now go back to the Netherlands and they can not take the dogs with them. So we are urgently looking for a loving family for these wonderful dogs, which have always lived in a house.


01-01-2017     ADOPTED     27-02-2017

LADY

POODLE,  FEMALE

Lady was rescued in the Azores. Estimated date of birth is mid 2014. Due to malnourishment she weighs only 3,7 kg.


08-10-2016     ADOPTED     30-01-2017

LOTTI

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

LOTTI is a mixed breed female pup with a lovely head full of character and expression in her eyes.
But her story is not lovely at all. She was rescued together with 2 siblings from a dark barn with no light and no human contact.
This happens when ignorant people have a female dog to guard their property and the dog runs around even when she is on heat. Some of these ignorant souls do not even know "when" the dog is on heat and so they get pregnant and give birth to unwanted pups. Some people drown the pups at birth, some put them in the garbage and some hide them away in outbuildings.
Lotti was lucky to be found and taken to a shelter where she has been socialised, fully vaccinated, wormed etc. She is about 5 months old now ( born 12 May 2016) and ready to go to a loving home. We expect her to be a medium/ large size adult.


02-12-2016     ADOPTED     03-02-2017

LINDSEY

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

LINDSEY, one of 3 pups left at the garbage bins in a box and the only female.
Brought to the shelter and now ready for adoption.
She is about 12 weeks old now (DoB 9 September 2016) and will be a medium adult dog.
Very friendly and socialised with people.


09-12-2016     ADOPTED     16-01-2017

LUCAS

MIXED BREED,  MALE

LUCAS, one of 3 pups left at the garbage bins in a box.
Brought to the shelter and now ready for adoption.
He is about 13 weeks old now (DoB 9 September 2016) and will be a medium adult dog.
Very friendly and socialised with people.


09-12-2016     ADOPTED     03-02-2017

LUCIFER

MIXED BREED,  MALE

LUCIFER, one of 3 pups left at the garbage bins in a box.
Brought to the shelter and now ready for adoption.
He is about 13 weeks old now (DoB 9 September 2016) and will be a medium adult dog.
Very friendly and socialised with people.


03-04-2017     ADOPTED     05-05-2017

LULIA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Lulia was born about 1 November 2016 and is one of the puppies of Lillimar, which is a Rafeiro Alentejano. She is very social, loving, playful, not shy at all and affectionate. She will be as big as her mother Lillimar, who is rather big. She would like to have a home of her own and that she can look forward to a future of happiness.


23-01-2017     ADOPTED     09-03-2017

MADELEINE

SMALL MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Madeleine would no longer be alive if Marie-Jose and a Portuguese colleague had not gone to the gypsy camp to discuss the sterilization of the mother of our puppies Pinta and Ponta. Not too far away she saw a gypsy doing something with small puppies. When she went to look, she saw that he was drowning the puppies in a barrel with very dirty water. The first one was already in and the rest were hiding under a pile of junk. "The mother doesn't feed them any more and we do not even have money to feed ourselves, let alone to feed the puppies," he said as an explanation. Of course Marie-Jose could not let this go by and when the man walked away they could catch three puppies and take them home. Madeleine was born November 11, 2016, she will remain a small dog, less than 8 kilograms, we think.

Update 6-2-2017. Madeleine is now 12 weeks old and weighs 2.8 kg.


19-04-2017    ADOPTED     12-05-2017

MAGGIE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Maggie, born on January 13, 2017, was found in a difficult accessible hilly area. She was just 2 months old. Of course we did not know how she got there, but that's not hard to guess. Her left eye was so heavily damaged and infected that it had to be removed. She is now living with a foster family and has forgotten her bad experiences. She is super friendly, has lots of self-confidence and is good with other dogs, cats and children. She weighs now (19-4-2017) about 6.5 kg and will grow into a middle-sized dog. We find that, with her disability, which she does not mind at all, she is entitled to her own house where she can become happy.


08-04-2017     ADOPTED     10-06-2017

MARGARIET

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

MARGARIET was brought to the shelter in the evening by a woman who said she had just found her in the road!
Because it was evening there was nothing else to do but put her in a crate in the van. Next morning it was obvious that she is used to people so we now suspect she was the woman's little dog. Who does such a thing?
She is very sweet, a little bit shy in her new surroundings with 150 other dogs but walks well on the lead and is very inquisitive.
She is too small to put in with other dogs so she will have to stay in the box in the car until someone can foster or adopt her.
She is about 15 months old (born January 2016) and weighs 8kg. Will not grow any more.


10-04-2017     ADOPTED     26-05-2017

MARTY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Marty would no longer be alive if Marie-Jose and a Portuguese colleague had not gone to the gypsy camp to discuss the sterilization of a mother dog Not too far away she saw a gypsy doing something with small puppies. When she went to look, she saw that he was drowning the puppies in a barrel with very dirty water. The first one was already in and the rest were hiding under a pile of junk.  Marie-Jose could not let this go by, she caught three puppies and took them home. After long negotiations we have managed to salvage another puppy Marty together with the mother dog Maya. Maya was ill, malnourished, skin and bone, and too weak to walk. And that would be the fate of Marty, if we had not sustained. There is another brother, so we are not ready and negotiations still continue. But now we are looking for a lovely home for Marty so he can be as happy as his sisters. Marty was born on November 11, 2016. He will be a bit bigger than his sisters.


04-04-2017     ADOPTED     07-06-2017

MICKY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Micky was born on January 30, 2017 in an abandoned and totally overgrown garden between very large rocks. When new tenants came to live in the house and started to clean the garden he, his siblings and his mother were found and brought to the shelter. In the beginning they were obviously very anxious, but after a few days that was over. Now they are very happy puppies who love to be with people and they to do everything to be picked up first. Micky will remain a small dog like his mother, who weighs only 7.3 kg. He was born with half a short tail.


04-04-2017     ADOPTED     26-05-2017

MILLAR

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Millar was born on January 30, 2017 in an abandoned and totally overgrown garden between very large rocks. When new tenants came to live in the house and started to clean the garden he, his siblings and his mother were found and brought to the shelter. In the beginning they were obviously very anxious, but after a few days that was over. Now they are very happy puppies who love to be with people and they to do everything to be picked up first. Millar will remain a small dog like his mother, who weighs only 7.3 kg.


23-01-2017     ADOPTED     09-03-2017

MIRABELLE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Mirabelle would no longer be alive if Marie-Jose and a Portuguese colleague had not gone to the gypsy camp to discuss the sterilization of the mother of our puppies Pinta and Ponta. Not too far away she saw a gypsy doing something with small puppies. When she went to look, she saw that he was drowning the puppies in a barrel with very dirty water. The first one was already in and the rest were hiding under a pile of junk. "The mother doesn't feed them anymore and we do not even have money to feed ourselves, let alone to feed the puppies," he said as an explanation. Of course Marie-Jose could not let this go by and when the man walked away they could catch three puppies and take them home. Mirabelle was born November 11, 2016, she will remain a small dog, less than 8 kilograms, we think. She was born with a short tail.

Update 6-2-2017. Mirabelle is now 12 weeks old and weighs 2.8 kg.


16-04-2017     ADOPTED     26-05-2017

MOGLI

SMALL MIXED BREED,  MALE

Mogli would no longer be alive if Marie-Jose and a Portuguese colleague had not gone to the gypsy camp to discuss the sterilization of the mother of our puppies Pinta and Ponta. Not too far away she saw a gypsy doing something with small puppies. When she went to look, she saw that he was drowning the puppies in a barrel with very dirty water. The first one was already in and the rest were hiding under a pile of junk. "The mother doesn't feed them any more and we do not even have money to feed ourselves, let alone to feed the puppies," he said as an explanation. Of course Marie-Jose could not let this go by, she caught three puppies and took them home.  These pups, Madeleine, Mirabelle and Muisje,  are all now adopted and living in Belgium. After long negotiations we have managed to salvage another puppy Marty together with the mother dog Maya. Maya was ill, malnourished, skin and bone, and too weak to walk. Mogli, the last pup, was on a chain and we were able to buy him free. Now we are looking for a lovely home for Mogli so he can be as happy as his sisters and brother. Mogli was born on November 11, 2016. He will be a bit bigger than his sisters and has a very short tail like Muisje.


04-04-2017     ADOPTED     07-06-2017

MONROE

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Monroe was born on January 30, 2017 in an abandoned and totally overgrown garden between very large rocks. When new tenants came to live in the house and started to clean the garden he, his siblings and his mother were found and brought to the shelter. In the beginning they were obviously very anxious, but after a few days that was over. Now they are very happy puppies who love to be with people and they to do everything to be picked up first. Monroe will remain a small dog like his mother, who weighs only 7.3 kg.


04-04-2017     ADOPTED     07-06-2017

MONTY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Monty was born on January 30, 2017 in an abandoned and totally overgrown garden between very large rocks. When new tenants came to live in the house and started to clean the garden he, his siblings and his mother were found and brought to the shelter. In the beginning they were obviously very anxious, but after a few days that was over. Now they are very happy puppies who love to be with people and they to do everything to be picked up first. Monty is the biggest boy but will remain a small dog like his mother, who weighs only 7.3 kg.


23-01-2017     ADOPTED     09-03-2017

MUISJE

SMALL MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Muisje would no longer be alive if Marie-Jose and a Portuguese colleague had not gone to the gypsy camp to discuss the sterilization of the mother of our puppies Pinta and Ponta. Not too far away she saw a gypsy doing something with small puppies. When she went to look, she saw that he was drowning the puppies in a barrel with very dirty water. The first one was already in and the rest were hiding under a pile of junk. "The mother doesn't feed them anymore and we do not even have money to feed ourselves, let alone to feed the puppies," he said as an explanation. Of course Marie-Jose could not let this go by and when the man walked away they could catch three puppies and take them home. Muisje was born November 11, 2016, she will remain a small dog, less than 8 kilograms, we think. She was born with a short tail.

Update 6-2-2017. Muisje is now 12 weeks old and weighs 2.0 kg.


28-04-2016     ADOPTED     03-07-2017

ORLA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Again two puppies were dumped at the shelter and of course they were females. It is estimated that are they now 2.5 months old (born about January 20, 2016). Nobody knows what they have experienced and that is why they keep a little distance in the beginning, but when they know you they lose all fear and just want to be with you. We call them Olivia and Orla. They are very similar to each other and are therefore a real twin. They will be medium large, we think. These are the pictures of Orla.

Update 23-04-2017. Orla weighs now 12 kg and is 40 cm tall.


09-12-2016     ADOPTED     02-02-2017

PINTA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Pinta and Ponta were "rescued" from a gypsy camp by a colleague and we have agreed to spay the mother for them.
They were born around 04/08/2016 and we expect them to stay small when adult.
A little shy at the moment when cuddled as gypsies don't do cuddles but very social and playful pups.

Update 22-12-2016: Ponta and Pinta have been in foster for a week and are now lovely cuddly girls, very stable and social and going to puppy classes.

Update 04-01-2017: She is now 5 months old and weighs 5,0 kg.


28-11-2016    ADOPTED     12-05-2017

POMBINHA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Pombinha, 11 kg and 45 cm high, was found wandering the streets. She looked very bad and thin which indicated that she had to ensure a long time for herself. She has had puppies that were otherwise nowhere to be found and probably all died. Now she is completely recovered. The heap of misery has become a beautiful dog, not only from the outside but also from the inside. Pombinha is a very sweet dog, walks well on a leash, is kind to people, gets along with other dogs, is always happy and shows this by wagging her tail all day. A perfect dog. To new situations and environments she needs to get used to, but when she realized that people will not harm her, she will be as enthusiastic as ever. Pombinha was born early 2012.


09-12-2016     ADOPTED     10-02-2017

PONTA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Ponta and Pinta were "rescued" from a gypsy camp by a colleague and we have agreed to spay the mother for them.
They were born around 04/08/2016 and we expect them to stay small when adult.
A little shy at the moment when cuddled as gypsies don't do cuddles but very social and playful pups.

Update 22-12-2016: Ponta and Pinta have been in foster for a week and are now lovely cuddly girls, very stable and social and going to puppy classes.

Update 04-01-2017: She is now 5 months old and weighs 4,0 kg.


16-10-2016     ADOPTED     03-02-2017

PRESLEY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Presley was found in the bush bush without his mother. We estimate that his date of birth is around August 7, 2016. He will grow to a medium size dog. He and his four siblings are very social, happy and cheerful when someone comes near who pays attention to them. But unfortunately they are in the shelter, where there really is no place for them and what is not a place where these puppies should grow up. But that is their future if they are not adopted.


23-03-2017     ADOPTED     07-04-2017

RITA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Rita, born on December 10, 2016, was found with her sister on Christmas Day 2016. They were raised with the bottle. Currently she lives in a foster home with other dogs and with cats. She likes to get on your lap for a hug, but prefers women. For men, she would first wait if they can be trusted. Probably because there were only women around in the first weeks of her life. She is house trained and already knows some basic commands. She walks well on the leash and is expected to be about 12 kg when she grows up.


15-04-2017     ADOPTED     11-07-2017

ROMAN

Portuguese Pointer,  MALE

ROMAN is a Pointer pup about 6 months old now ( Oct. 2016)
He was abandoned and spent some time out in the open fending for himself thus very undernourished when found.
He is now putting on weight slowly but has still some way to go. Very energetic when outside but quiet in the house unless with other pups. He is in need of other dogs to play with and does not like to be alone. Sleeps in crate all night and completely house trained.  Roman needs an experienced family who know about Pointers and their training and behaviour. He also needs space. Not for beginners and not for apartments.


03-02-2017     ADOPTED     26-05-2017

ROMEO

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Romeo, a small male of approximately 1.5 years (born 31-7-2015), weighs only 8.2 kg and is 37 cm tall, was dumped at the shelter and nobody knew where he came from.
He is very kind and does well with other dogs. He walks well on leash as if he used to do so all his life.
He has been tested and recently castrated. He shows no interest in cats.


20-01-2017     ADOPTED     27-02-2017

ROSIE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Rosie, a small female of 7.2 kg and about 3.5 years (July 2013), was found in the garden of an empty house five months ago. Since then she lives in the shelter. She really does not know what she is waiting for, because she has given up the hope for a home and a loving family of her own. Rosie is a very affectionate dog, happy when people pay attention to her and she will do anything to get a pat on her head.


09-12-2016     ADOPTED     16-01-2017

SAM

MIXED BREED,  MALE

SAM is a very lively little puppy found in the hills near Goldra and taken in by kind people who cannot keep him as they only come here a few months a year and travel a lot. He has had first vacs and flea and tick treatment and can travel at the beginning of January or adopted now in Portugal. Estimated date of birth is 25 August 2016.
He will be a small/medium adult. Now he weighs about 4kg and is 3.5 months old.


28-11-2016     ADOPTED     30-01-2017

SANTA

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Santa, a small male of about 5 kg and 35 cm high, was found on the street. Apparently got lost or dumped. Who knows. The owner could not be found anyway. Santa is very kind, has a gentle nature and is social with other dogs. Actually a lovely dog to have. He was born early 2014.


06-05-2017     ADOPTED     14-08-2017

SARGON

MIXED BREED,  MALE

First appeared the mother! She was very pregnant and wandered into an English family's garden begging for food. She was extremely hungry and thin. Although they could feed her as she would come to the food, no-one was able to catch her and on 3rd April this year she gave birth to the pups in the bushes in the garden. Nine in total, 7 survived.
After 4 weeks of nursing her pups in a quiet part of the garden, the mum was tranquillised and she and her pups taken to the shelter. They are already quite relaxed and don't mind being picked up to be photographed. All have been wormed and will follow the protocol for adoption at 8 weeks in Portugal, vaccinated and chipped or 16 weeks abroad. We expect him to grow to medium size when adult.


06-05-2017     ADOPTED     14-08-2017

SAVANNA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

First appeared the mother! She was very pregnant and wandered into an English family's garden begging for food. She was extremely hungry and thin. Although they could feed her as she would come to the food, no-one was able to catch her and on 3rd April this year she gave birth to the pups in the bushes in the garden. Nine in total, 7 survived.
After 4 weeks of nursing her pups in a quiet part of the garden, the mum was tranquillised and she and her pups taken to the shelter. They are already quite relaxed and don't mind being picked up to be photographed. All have been wormed and will follow the protocol for adoption at 8 weeks in Portugal, vaccinated and chipped or 16 weeks abroad. We expect her to grow to medium size when adult.


06-05-2017     ADOPTED     24-07-2017

SHAAN

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

First appeared the mother! She was very pregnant and wandered into an English family's garden begging for food. She was extremely hungry and thin. Although they could feed her as she would come to the food, no-one was able to catch her and on 3rd April this year she gave birth to the pups in the bushes in the garden. Nine in total, 7 survived. After 4 weeks of nursing her pups in a quiet part of the garden, the mum was tranquillised and she and her pups taken to the shelter. They are already quite relaxed and don't mind being picked up to be photographed. All have been wormed and will follow the protocol for adoption at 8 weeks in Portugal, vaccinated and chipped or 16 weeks abroad. We expect her to grow to medium size when adult.


06-05-2017     ADOPTED     24-07-2017

SHEILA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

First appeared the mother! She was very pregnant and wandered into an English family's garden begging for food. She was extremely hungry and thin. Although they could feed her as she would come to the food, no-one was able to catch her and on 3rd April this year she gave birth to the pups in the bushes in the garden. Nine in total, 7 survived. After 4 weeks of nursing her pups in a quiet part of the garden, the mum was tranquillised and she and her pups taken to the shelter. They are already quite relaxed and don't mind being picked up to be photographed. All have been wormed and will follow the protocol for adoption at 8 weeks in Portugal, vaccinated and chipped or 16 weeks abroad. We expect her to grow to medium size when adult.


06-05-2017     ADOPTED     07-08-2017

SHELLEY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

First appeared the mother! She was very pregnant and wandered into an English family's garden begging for food. She was extremely hungry and thin. Although they could feed her as she would come to the food, no-one was able to catch her and on 3rd April this year she gave birth to the pups in the bushes in the garden. Nine in total, 7 survived.
After 4 weeks of nursing her pups in a quiet part of the garden, the mum was tranquillised and she and her pups taken to the shelter. They are already quite relaxed and don't mind being picked up to be photographed. All have been wormed and will follow the protocol for adoption at 8 weeks in Portugal, vaccinated and chipped or 16 weeks abroad. We expect him to grow to medium size when adult.


16-10-2016     ADOPTED      10-02-2017

SHIVA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Shiva, a female, was found by gypsies and brought to a shelter. Because it was such a nice puppy, we have removed her already after one day and she now lives in our house, along with several other puppies. Now we know her better, we no longer believe that she was found, she probably somewhere stolen by gypsy children, but their parents did not allow them to keep her. Shiva was born on or about June 20, 2016 and weighs at 12 weeks of age approximately 12 kg. She is very social with humans and animals and is trying bossy over the other pups. She is obviously the largest. She loves human attention and wants to be cuddled. Her origin is unknown, of course, but we think that there is something of a shepherd in her. She is very inquisitive and intelligent. She will be a larger middle size dog when adult.


12-12-2016     ADOPTED     26-03-2017

STELLA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

One summer night STELLA was put over the hedge into the garden of an 80 year old man. She was then about 6 weeks old. No mother, no siblings, just all alone with an old man who could not take her in.
She was full of Demodex and needed treatment urgently. Someone took her to the shelter where she still lives with 120 other dogs.
Stella is about 7 months old now, born in May 2016, weighs about 14kg and will be spayed soon. She is very social with dogs and people and stays outside the boundary fencing with several other dogs who all sleep in little dog houses at night.
She would love to have a home and family of her own.


14-12-2016     ADOPTED     10-02-2017

SULTAO

RAFEIRO ALENTEJANO,  MALE

Sultao is a Rafeiro Alentejo, an original and great Portuguese breed. He was born on October 15, 2015 and now aged a little over a year. When he was about 2 months old, he was picked up along with a sister at the breeder and he lived in a house. But the owner ran into financial difficulties and the bank repossessed his house. And then Sultao had no home and he ended up in the shelter. His sister got lucky and found a wonderful new home. But not Sultao. He is waiting a long time. Adoption in Portugal is not an option, because then he probably will end on a chain as a watchdog. Of course he will defend his family, his home and his children, but he can not do that when he is chained up. Sultao is very gentle, radiating happiness, is accustomed to people and friendly with other dogs. He loves to get attention and be cuddled. He has a calm temperament and pays no attention to cats. He is very big and therefore needs a lot of space.


06-05-2017     ADOPTED     07-08-2017

SVEN

MIXED BREED,  MALE

First appeared the mother! She was very pregnant and wandered into an English family's garden begging for food. She was extremely hungry and thin. Although they could feed her as she would come to the food, no-one was able to catch her and on 3rd April this year she gave birth to the pups in the bushes in the garden. Nine in total, 7 survived.
After 4 weeks of nursing her pups in a quiet part of the garden, the mum was tranquillised and she and her pups taken to the shelter. They are already quite relaxed and don't mind being picked up to be photographed. All have been wormed and will follow the protocol for adoption at 8 weeks in Portugal, vaccinated and chipped or 16 weeks abroad. We expect him to grow to medium size when adult.


14-10-2016     ADOPTED     28-02-2017

WALLY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Wally was born on or about August 16, 2016 in a hollow ancient carob tree, next to a house where an 80 year old woman lives. This woman did not know what to do and the only thing she could do was feeding the mother dog some rice. When the puppies were 7 weeks old, one of the neighbours told us about the pups and we went immediately to have a look. Once there, the only thing we could do was to fish the pups out of the hollow tree. It were 3 females and 4 males. The puppies are now living in the shelter, because we are already full of puppies. Of course the shelter is not an ideal place for puppies, but sometimes we have to choose between two bad ones. We expect that Wally will become a small medium.


14-10-2016     ADOPTED     11-01-2017

WALNUT

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Walnut was born on or about August 16, 2016 in a hollow ancient carob tree, next to a house where an 80 year old woman lives. This woman did not know what to do and the only thing she could do was feeding the mother dog some rice. When the puppies were 7 weeks old, one of the neighbours told us about the pups and we went immediately to have a look. Once there, the only thing we could do was to fish the pups out of the hollow tree. It were 3 females and 4 males. The puppies are now living in the shelter, because we are already full of puppies. Of course the shelter is not an ideal place for puppies, but sometimes we have to choose between two bad ones. We expect that Walnut will become a small medium.


09-12-2016     ADOPTED     06-02-2017

YVES

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Yves and his brothers Yankee and Yoda were "rescued" by a colleague from the gypsies under the condition that the mother would be sterilized at our expense. They were born about 4 October 2016 and we expect that they will remain small because the mother dog weighs just 6 kg and father dog about 8 kg. They are very sociable and play all day. When people come to their little kennel they just want to be picked up.


07-04-2017     ADOPTED     26-05-2017

ZAZA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

ZAZA, is a small female, 11 kg, born July 2016. This poor little girl lived on the streets and spent the winter outside in the cold and rain ignored by humans and attacked by other, larger dogs. She was extremely frightened, skin over bone, full of bites, ticks and fleas. A colleague animal rescuer resolved to take her in as there was no other chance for Zaza to survive.
Now, a few months on, she is a completely different dog, calm, friendly, intelligent, social with other dogs and people, walks on the lead and will make someone a true companion.