27-10-2017     ADOPTED    06-02-2018

ALMA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Alma, born around July 1, 2017, was found with her two brothers because she cried so loud that people went searching for her. She was found a few hundred meters from the house, starved, dehydrated (because it was almost 40 degrees in the shade) and of course covered with fleas and ticks. She was lovingly picked up and taken home, immediately received the medical care needed and completely recovered after a few weeks. But these people already have 6 dogs and 3 puppies extra is too much. Alma knows that she has been saved by people and makes that very clear in her behaviour. She is now in a foster home and loves people. Alma will be a good medium size dog.


27-10-2017     ADOPTED     26-01-2018

ALVARO

MIXED BREED, MALE

Alvaro, born around July 1, 2017, was found with a brother and sister because he cried so loud that people went searching for him. He was found a few hundred meters from the house, starved, dehydrated (because it was almost 40 degrees in the shade) and of course covered with fleas and ticks. He was lovingly picked up and taken home, immediately received the medical care needed and completely recovered after a few weeks. But these people already have 6 dogs and 3 puppies extra is too much. Alvaro knows that he has been saved by people and makes that very clear in his behaviour. He is now in a foster home and loves people. Alvaro will be a good medium size dog.


27-10-2017     ADOPTED     26-01-2018

ALVY

MIXED BREED, MALE

Alvy, born around July 1, 2017, was found with a brother and sister because he cried so loud that people went searching for him. He was found a few hundred meters from the house, starved, dehydrated (because it was almost 40 degrees in the shade) and of course covered with fleas and ticks. He was lovingly picked up and taken home, immediately received the medical care needed and completely recovered after a few weeks. But these people already have 6 dogs and 3 puppies extra is too much. Alvy knows that he has been saved by people and makes that very clear in his behaviour. He is now in a foster home and loves people. Alvy will be a good medium size dog.


23-12-2017     ADOPTED    30-01-2018

BEAR

MIXED BREED, MALE

Bear, a big name for a small dog of 7 kg and 33 cm high, born 1 July 2016, was found together with his sister Hope when he was a few weeks old. From that moment on he always lived in the house with children, cats and other dogs where he was in temporary shelter. Due to changed circumstances in his shelter family, we are now looking for a new home for him. It is a lovely little dog, who will feel at home in his new home from the very first minute. He can be in a family with young children, older children or no children or with older people. He is just a happy dog, always and everywhere. He likes to be picked up and cuddled. Loves going on a walk and loves to travel in a car.


15-03-2018     ADOPTED    18-04-2018

BEN

MIXED BREED, MALE

Our vet is open from 9 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock in the evening, but that is not long enough for some people. On a bad morning there was a box in front of the door with a small puppy in it. We call him Ben. Ben is estimated to have been born around December 1, 2017 and will remain a small dog. With 3.5 months it weighs less than 3 kg. He looks like a mini shorthair collie. At the moment he lives with our vet in the clinic, but as soon as he has had his vaccinations he comes to us. He is very social towards cats, dogs and people and would be best in place in a family with (small) children.


12-01-2018     ADOPTED    28-08-2018

BIJOU

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Bijou is about 10 years (born 2008), but she does't look that old. When Bijou was still quite young, she ended up in our shelter. How happy she was to be adopted by a very sweet lady. And she lived there happily for a long time, at least that was what she thought. But after 5 happy years her owner died. In the room there was a note stating that it was the wish of her owner, that if something happened to her, Bijou could lease go back to our shelter. And of course that happened. That was more than 2 years ago. But now that her boyfriend has been adopted and moved to England, she is completely alone again. That is why we are now looking for a new home. Bijou weighs about 22 kg and is 55 cm tall. It is a very sweet dog, she likes to be cuddled or to play with her toys and she is good with all dogs. She is used to living with cats.


18-07-2018    ADOPTED    09-09-2018

CARAMEL

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Caramel, born around May 15, 2018, was thrown over the gate at night at a house of a woman who already has 12 dogs and no conditions to keep 12 dogs, let alone 2 puppies. And so he came to us. Caramel is obviously born in a house because he is extremely social. He is still very small at the moment, but we expect him to grow to a small middle size. Where can Caramel live without fear of being thrown over a gate somewhere in the middle of the night.


03-01-2018    ADOPTED     21-02-2018

CARLOS

MIXED BREED, MALE  

Carlos, born around November 3, 2017, was about 6 weeks old when he was found in the garden of a vacant rental villa. The woman who found him brought him directly to our vet Dr. Carlos (hence the name) where he was put on a drip immediately. But now he has been recovered completely and he is looking for a lovely family where he can be happy forever and where he no longer has to worry about being thrown over a fence again. Carlos now weighs 2.1 kg with almost 9 weeks and we think he will not grow very big.


12-03-2018    ADOPTED     07-05-2018

CHICO

POODLE, MALE

Little Chico was found wandering in the countryside around deserted houses in a small hamlet. Some people fed him and others tried to find his owner around that area. Three months later, he was still wandering around but a few kilos lighter and not looking very happy at all.

He is such a lively, social boy..how is it possible that people just left him to fend for himself?

Chico is now in a foster family with 6 other dogs  looking for a permanent home where he gets fed twice a day and needn’t worry about where his next meal is coming from or where he is going to shelter from the pouring rain.

He is about 3 years old (born July 2015) and weighs 8 kg. His colour is creamy white with a few beige patches. His coat is the curly type, easy to brush and groom.

He loves walks and playing with the other small dogs. Would be great in a family with children.


18-07-2018    ADOPTED    09-09-2018

CHOCOLATE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Chocolate, born around May 15, 2018, was thrown over the gate at night at a house of a woman who already has 12 dogs and no conditions to keep 12 dogs, let alone 2 puppies. And so she came to us. Chocolate is obviously born in a house because she is extremely social. She is still very small at the moment, but we expect her to grow to a small middle size. Where can Chocolate live without fear of being thrown over a gate somewhere in the middle of the night.


18-07-2018    ADOPTED     01-09-2018

COCO

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Coco was born in a house on 1 May 2018 and she lived there with her mother, brothers and sisters until she was about eight weeks old. Children were probably her best friends. But then it had been long enough, because nobody wanted her, because in Portugal almost no one wants to have a bitch. And so she had to leave. But where to? She was too big and too old to be tipped into the garbage bin. So, the solution was to take her in the car and drive far away into the hills, preferably in the night. And so it happened. But Coco is not a dog that lies down in a corner and waits for what is coming. No, she would save herself and went out to find someone who wanted to help her. And so she arrived at a house, far away from the civilized world, and walked into the garden where four other dogs were playing. But one of those dogs did not like her and then we were called if we could help her. And now she lives with us. Coco is very social towards all people and other animals. She likes to play with her toys and when she does not, she will find something to keep busy. That is why we are now looking for a lovely family where she can live forever.


09-04-2018     ADOPTED     16-06-2018

DILLY

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Dilly and her sister Dolly were found under a car parked along the street while it rained buckets. With their short legs they stood up to the belly in the water. Someone got them out from under the car and brought them to our shelter. Their estimated date of birth is February 18, 2018 and because of their short legs and long body we think their mother or father was a dachshund. Dilly is now looking for a house where she will always have dry feet.


17-02-2018     ADOPTED     18-04-2018

DODIE

MIXED BREED, MALE

Little Dodie was “rescued” from a gypsy camp and he is now living in a foster family with other dogs, cats and children all around. He is very social and loving. We expect him to become a small sized adult. Estimated DoB 24/12/2017


09-04-2018     ADOPTED     16-06-2018

DOLLY

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Dolly and her sister Dilly were found under a car parked along the street while it rained buckets. With their short legs they stood up to the belly in the water. Someone got them out from under the car and brought them to our shelter. Their estimated date of birth is February 18, 2018 and because of their short legs and long body we think their mother or father was a dachshund. Dolly is now looking for a house where she will always have dry feet.


28-02-2018    ADOPTED    09-04-2018

FELIX

MIXED BREED, MALE

Felix fell into the hands of a hoarder who did not have the financial means and the physical and mental strength to take good care of her animals. In July 2017 a large number of dogs and cats were taken and Felix has been living in our shelter since then. He is a very social male, both to people and to other dogs. He is also used to living with cats. He walks well on the leash and likes to go out for a long walk. Felix was born on February 18, 2014 and weighs 8.5 kg.


10-05-2018     ADOPTED      11-06-2018

FELICITY

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Felicity was found roaming the streets. No owner could be found. She is a lovely girl who deserves a home of her own. She was born in January 2016.


22-03-2018     ADOPTED      27-04-2018

FOXY

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

FOXY was left in the early morning  at the door of our local pet shop, probably pregnant. When the shop owners arrived to open the shop, there she was tied to the door handle!! This is what people do when they are desperate to get rid of a dog, for whatever reason. They dump the dog when no-one is around and run away.

People looked for the “owner”,  put out posters etc but no-one turned up to claim this little red-brown, bundle of fur.

Now Foxy is looking for her forever home. She can’t spend her life in a pet shop however much food and cookies are around there. She is very lively, social with all people, dogs and cats, walks well on the lead and is small.  Foxy is about  2.5 years old, 34cm, weighing 6kg. Spayed, vaccinated and house trained.

A pet for taking along with you, everywhere.


12-06-2018    ADOPTED     17-06-2018

GWEN

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Gwen's owner was a shepherd in the north of Portugal and one of Gwen's tasks was to guard the flock of sheep and to fight the wolves. But when the wolves came, she ran back to the village as she is not a pedigree Cão da Serra da Estela but half a Golden Retriever. This is why she came to our attention. She is about 3 years old and weighs 42 kg.


07-07-2018    ADOPTED    09-09-2018

HANNA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Hanna and her brothers and sisters were born around 20 May 2018 in a cave under a large sea container on a small industrial site. When they were about four weeks old, the puppies came out to see that their container was right along a busy road and that the lorries were only passing by 1 meter from their house. Fortunately they were noticed by one of our rescue ladies and we decided that it could not stay that way. With the help of the local police, the street was shut down and the dear men of the fire brigade took all puppies and the mother from under that large container. Since that day they live with us in a special emergency kennel. Mother Helena took great care of her babies and is exceptionally social and friendly. Mother Helena weighs just under 6 kg and we think her puppies will not grow big either.


07-07-2018    ADOPTED 19-09-2018

HAROLD

MIXED BREED, MALE

Harold and his brothers and sisters were born around 20 May 2018 in a cave under a large sea container on a small industrial site. When they were about four weeks old, the puppies came out to see that their container was right along a busy road and that the lorries were only passing by 1 meter from their house. Fortunately they were noticed by one of our rescue ladies and we decided that it could not stay that way. With the help of the local police, the street was shut down and the dear men of the fire brigade took all puppies and the mother from under that large container. Since that day they live with us in a special emergency kennel. Mother Helena took great care of her babies and is exceptionally social and friendly. Mother Helena weighs just under 6 kg and we think her puppies will not grow big either.


07-07-2018    ADOPTED 19-09-2018

HINTON

MIXED BREED, MALE

Hinton and his brothers and sisters were born around 20 May 2018 in a cave under a large sea container on a small industrial site. When they were about four weeks old, the puppies came out to see that their container was right along a busy road and that the lorries were only passing by 1 meter from their house. Fortunately they were noticed by one of our rescue ladies and we decided that it could not stay that way. With the help of the local police, the street was shut down and the dear men of the fire brigade took all puppies and the mother from under that large container. Since that day they live with us in a special emergency kennel. Mother Helena took great care of her babies and is exceptionally social and friendly. Mother Helena weighs just under 6 kg and we think her puppies will not grow big either.


07-07-2018    ADOPTED 19-09-2018

HONEY

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Honey and her brothers and sisters were born around 20 May 2018 in a cave under a large sea container on a small industrial site. When they were about four weeks old, the puppies came out to see that their container was right along a busy road and that the lorries were only passing by 1 meter from their house. Fortunately they were noticed by one of our rescue ladies and we decided that it could not stay that way. With the help of the local police, the street was shut down and the dear men of the fire brigade took all puppies and the mother from under that large container. Since that day they live with us in a special emergency kennel. Mother Helena took great care of her babies and is exceptionally social and friendly. Mother Helena weighs just under 6 kg and we think her puppies will not grow big either.


08-06-2018     ADOPTED    26-08-2018

HOPE

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Hope is a cross Shar-pei and was born in January 2017. She was found on the street looking for food. Hope is not just an average stray dog and that's why everything was done to find her owner, but unfortunately without any result. That is why she is now for adoption. Hope is a very social dog, to people but also to other dogs. Hope weighs 23 kg. Who has a warm basket for this lovely dog.


07-07-2018    ADOPTED 19-09-2018

HUBERT

MIXED BREED, MALE

Hubert and his brothers and sisters were born around 20 May 2018 in a cave under a large sea container on a small industrial site. When they were about four weeks old, the puppies came out to see that their container was right along a busy road and that the lorries were only passing by 1 meter from their house. Fortunately they were noticed by one of our rescue ladies and we decided that it could not stay that way. With the help of the local police, the street was shut down and the dear men of the fire brigade took all puppies and the mother from under that large container. Since that day they live with us in a special emergency kennel. Mother Helena took great care of her babies and is exceptionally social and friendly. Mother Helena weighs just under 6 kg and we think her puppies will not grow big either.


23-05-2018    ADOPTED     08-06-2018

HUXLEY

MIXED BREED, MALE

Huxley was found, along with his siblings and mother, in the closed grounds of an abandoned house. How they got there is unknown, but at least they could not get out. Probably the mother dog is left behind and the people just left, because that is very common in Portugal. We think that the puppies were born there and that the mother had to raise her offspring without any food given or any other help from outside. Fortunately it rained in those months, so they had water. When found, the pups were at least 10 weeks old and all malnourished. Huxley and his sister Haya came to our house and have long forgotten what they have been through. Huxley is now ready to go to a house of his own where he can play and enjoy life. He is a very social puppy, can get along with all dogs and is also used to cats. He loves people and children. Huxley was born in early January 2018 and, although very lightly built, will become a medium to large dog. We are now looking for a loving family, preferably with grown up children.


29-01-2017     ADOPTED     11-06-2018

INCA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Inca and her sister Isha were found in the wild near a cat colony that was being fed by local volunteers. There were 3 pups, about 10 weeks old at the time, all very ill, taken to the clinic by a kind lady where one died. The two sisters recovered and the lady took them home. Because she works all day, the pups were fed morning and night and left in a run for the rest of the time. One month ago, we were asked to help them. They are now about 9 months old and needed to be spayed after their first heat then. They came here for a week just before and after the surgery and are really very nice girls, a bit timid the first day but fine after they get to know you.
Because they are medium size and social we would love to find them a home. They will have no life at all if they have to stay in a small run for the rest of their lives. They do not need to be adopted together.
Inca weighs 17 kg. Estimated date of birth 02/04/2016.


16-01-2018     ADOPTED     18-03-2018

INDIGO

MIXED BREED, MALE

Indigo was born on November 9, 2017 in a house of a Portuguese family who did not sterilize their bitch due to lack of money (or nonchalance). The positive thing is that he grew up in a social environment with people, children, cats and other dogs. Indigo is a friendly happy puppy, who likes to be with people and likes to be stroked and picked up. At the moment that is still possible, but not for long, because Indigo will become a lot bigger and will grow into a labrador adult size.


16-01-2018     ADOPTED     18-03-2018

ISAAC

MIXED BREED, MALE

Isaac was born on November 9, 2017 in a house of a Portuguese family who did not sterilize their bitch due to lack of money (or nonchalance). The positive thing is that he grew up in a social environment with people, children, cats and other dogs. Isaac is a friendly happy puppy, who likes to be with people and likes to be stroked and picked up. At the moment that is still possible, but not for long, because Isaac will become a lot bigger and will grow into a labrador adult size.


16-01-2018     ADOPTED    12-03-2018

IVAN

MIXED BREED, MALE

Ivan was born on November 9, 2017 in a house of a Portuguese family who did not sterilize their bitch due to lack of money (or nonchalance). The positive thing is that he grew up in a social environment with people, children, cats and other dogs. Ivan is a friendly happy puppy, who likes to be with people and likes to be stroked and picked up. At the moment that is still possible, but not for long, because Ivan will become a lot bigger and will grow into a labrador adult size.


04-03-2018    ADOPTED     05-04-2018

JACKO

MIXED BREED, MALE

Jacko came from an awful place with 30 dogs and 30 cats closed in abandoned dirty kennels that do not seem to belong to anyone. Small dirty cages, dirty water, garbage all around. No people though. Someone came upon this hell hole and helped to transfer the dogs and cats to the shelter. Those that were still alive. As behind the cages there were lots of bones….

Jacko came to us and from the beginning he felt completely at home. He did not have any traumas from his stay in that awful place. He is very social with other dogs and loves people. He is well on the leash and has definitely had a home. Jacko was born around September 1, 2016, weighs 14 kg and because of his short legs he is only 36 cm tall.


08-03-2018    ADOPTED     04-05-2018

JACKY

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Jacky came from an awful place with 30 dogs and 30 cats closed in abandoned dirty kennels that do not seem to belong to anyone. Small dirty cages, dirty water, garbage all around. No people though. Someone came upon this hell hole and helped to transfer the dogs and cats to the shelter. Those that were still alive. As behind the cages there were lots of bones….

Jacky came to us and did not know what happened to her. But after a few days she learned that there are also nice people in this world who you can trust. When we see her now running around and playing with other dogs it seems that she has already forgotten her stay in that hell hole. She is very social with other dogs and loves people. She walks well on the leash and definitely must have had a house in the past, because when she entered our house she knew what a chair and sofa should be for. For dogs to lie on of course. Jacky was born in March 2014 and weighs 12 kg.


07-08-2018   ADOPTED    09-09-2018

JAFFY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Jaffy was brought to the shelter by the owner of the parents. Very social, walks on lead no problem with cats and children. Age about 4.5 months. Estimated date of birth 1 April 2018. Very playful. Father black lab, mother, cross shepherd dog. Will be a big/medium size adult.


07-02-2018   ADOPTED      26-04-2018

JAY

MIXED BREED, MALE

Jay is one of two pups rescued from a situation where the adult dogs were chained up and the pups locked up in a kind of chicken coop. In spite of this, they are both lovely dogs, friendly, playful and full of fun. We have taken these two under our wing and are looking for a forever home for each one. Can be with other dogs and cats as well. Estimated date of birth is 1 August 2017. Jay weighs at 6 months 13 kg.


07-08-2018   ADOPTED     09-09-2018

JED

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Jed was brought to the shelter by the owner of the parents. Very social, walks on lead no problem with cats and children. Age about 4.5 months. Estimated date of birth 1 April 2018. Very playful. Father black lab, mother, cross shepherd dog. Will be a big/medium size adult.


22-07-2018    ADOPTED    28-08-2018

JELLY BEAN

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Jelly Bean was delivered at the gate of the shelter together with three sisters, because the man, who brought her, could do nothing more with these females. No one wanted a bitch and he did not want to take them to the hills, where they certainly would die. Please could  the people of the shelter take care of them. And of course we did that. The sisters were already about four months old and very used to people. Jelly Bean was born around January 15, 2018 and she will be a good middle sized dog. She is just a happy dog, very social, good with people, children and other dogs. We are now looking for a sweet family, where this happy dog fits in.


07-02-2018     ADOPTED     20-03-2018

JODY

MIXED BREED, MALE

Jody belonged to an old lady who was taken into a home. Her dogs were just left behind and fed by the neighbours.

A tiny puppy needs more than this so he was taken into foster by a friend and needs a permanent home.

Jody will stay small. He is 3 months now and weighs only 3 kg. He loves to be handled, cuddled and will make someone a wonderful companion. Estimated date of birth is 06-11-2017.  


09-06-2018  ADOPTED     09-07-2018

JOSÉ

MIXED BREED, MALE

José was born in February 2017 and weighs now about 7.5 kg.  We do not know his way of life in his first year, but it was not too good. We only heared about him when we got a phone call in January 2018. An English tourist begged us to help a small pile of misery that hid in the bus station there. And where was there then. It was in the Albufeira bus station, a popular seaside resort in Algarve. But that's more than an hour away by car! She could not do anything herself, because next morning she had to go back home. So we did what we normally do in such cases. We called a colleague rescuer Isabelle, who runs a small private shelter in Albufeira called The Tiny Shelter and Isabel immediately got in her car and went to pick up José. José was indeed one pile of misery, full of fleas and ticks, almost no hair because of scabies, a situation we are used to and that we are no longer afraid of, and he got all the mediation that was needed. Now José is completely recovered and he looks forward to a home of his own where he never has to hide in a bus shelter. José is very sweet and social, both to people and to other dogs.


07-02-2018     ADOPTED      26-04-2018

JOY

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Joy is one of two pups rescued from a situation where the adult dogs were chained up and the pups locked up in a kind of chicken coop. In spite of this, they are both lovely dogs, friendly, playful and full of fun. We have taken these two under our wing and are looking for a forever home for each one. Can be with other dogs and cats as well. Estimated date of birth is 1 August 2017. Joy weighs at 6 months 6,6 kg.

We called Joy, Joy, because she really is a bundle of joy!


22-06-2018    ADOPTED     01-07-2018

LAILA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

We don't know anything about the first months of Laila's life. We only got to know her when one of our foster mums was having dinner on the terrace of a restaurant in a small hamlet just north of us in the hinterland. A car stopped, the door opened, a dog was thrown out and then the car went off at high speed. No one knew the man, the car or the dog and our foster mother could do nothing but pick up the dog, put it in her car and take it home. Laila is estimated to have been born on October 19, 2017 and appeared to be very friendly from the very first day and social to people and other dogs. She is also grateful that she now has a home - albeit temporarily - and she also shows that. She walks around freely on the unfenced terrain and does not think about looking for her happiness elsewhere. Yet we are looking for a more permanent home for her, with lovely people, who can love her too, so that Laila will become even happier and happier. Laila weighs 17 kg with 8 months and will probably grow to 25 kg.


08-01-2018     ADOPTED    12-03-2018

LENA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

When she was 6 weeks old Lena (born around November 13, 2017) was found together with her mother and a brother. Where they came from no one knew, but it is certain, that the pups grew up with people, because every form of shyness is strange to them. Now Lena is in good hands and is in the care of a family with many other dogs, cats and children. Lena will remain a small dog. Her mother weighs only 6.6 kg and with 8 weeks she weighs 2.0 kg.


20-06-2018    ADOPTED     26-07-2018

LEYLA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Leyla was born around 18 March 2018 in a home environment and when she was about 6 weeks old she was taken to the shelter together with her brothers and sisters. Due to this early experience Leyla is used to people and she is very social towards people, dogs and other pets. She is a puppy to our hearts and we wish they were all so easy. She is expected to be a good sized dog of 20 kg.


25-06-2018    ADOPTED     26-07-2018

LEX

MIXED BREED, MALE

Lex was born around 18 March 2018 in a home environment and when he was about 6 weeks old he was taken to the shelter together with hius brothers and sisters. Due to this early experience Lex is used to people and he is very social towards people, dogs and other pets. He is a puppy to our hearts and we wish they were all so easy. He is expected to be a good sized dog of just under 20 kg.


25-02-2018    ADOPTED     28-03-2018

LINETTE

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Linette was found in a ruin without a roof, of which there are so many in the hinterland of the Algarve. Nobody knows how she ended up there. What we do know is that she is very social and craves for attention and love. She loves people, children, she is good with other dogs and with cats she has no problems. She is born in November 2016. Who can offer her a house with a roof so she will stay dry when it rains. Linette weighs about 11 kg.


23-06-2018    ADOPTED     26-07-2018

LOESJE

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Loesje was born around 18 March 2018 in a home environment and when she was about 6 weeks old she was taken to the shelter together with her brothers and sisters. Due to this early experience Loesje is used to people and she is very social towards people, dogs and other pets. She is a puppy to our hearts and we wish they were all so easy. She is expected to be a good sized dog of 20 kg.


25-02-2018     ADOPTED.    18-04-2018

LOGAN

MIXED BREED, MALE

Logan was probably born on 1 January 2018. When he was about 4 weeks old, he was handed over to the shelter. No one knows where he comes from. Was he found or was he simply unwanted. Probably the last because in Portugal nobody wants to have a black dog. Black dogs will bring bad luck. Fortunately, this is different in the Netherlands and Belgium. There black dogs bring an abundance of happiness and are an asset to every family. Therefore we are looking for a family that can use some extra happiness. Logan with his beautifully shiny fur looks very much like a labrador and he will probably grow to that size.


08-01-2018     ADOPTED    12-03-2018

LONNY

MIXED BREED, MALE

When he was 6 weeks old Lonny (born around November 13, 2017) was found together with his mother and a sister. Where they came from no one knew, but it is certain, that the pups grew up with people, because every form of shyness is strange to them. Now Lonny is in good hands and is in the care of a family with many other dogs, cats and children. Lonny will remain a small dog. His mother weighs only 6.6 kg and with 8 weeks he weighs 1.8 kg.


07-07-2018   ADOPTED    27-08-2018

LUNA

SIBERIAN HUSKY, FEMALE

Luna was born on July 28, 2017. When she was about 4 months old she came to Portugal and became a victim of domestic violence.  Luna lives in the shelter for 6 months now and recently the wife has given up Luna. That is why we are looking for a family in a colder climate than Portugal where Luna can enjoy the rest of her life. Luna is a young, lively dog, who likes to play with a ball. She knows the basic commands, walks well on the leash and does not have a problem with any dog around her.


08-01-2018     ADOPTED     26-02-2018

MELVIN

MIXED BREED, MALE

Melvin, a pitch-black male, was born around October 24, 2017. When he was about 5 weeks old, he was found in someone's garden and from that moment he lives with a foster family. With 11 weeks he weighs 8.5 kg and is 35 cm tall. He has a firm body and relatively short legs. It will not be a big but a very powerful dog. He is incredibly friendly, but still a bit hesitant with unknown people and situations. He walks very well on the leash, but can also just walk along. He loves the beach and water. He is well used to other dogs and cats.


08-02-2018     ADOPTED     22-06-2018

NICKY

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

People walking their dogs had seen Nicky as a small puppy near an old house in the country side, where an old lady used to live with her animals. No one knows what happened to that lady. She was gone and the house was uninhabited. Has she moved, was she dead or has she been admitted to a retirement home? Whatever the case may be, the pigs broke out of their enclosure and are now free in the campo looking for food that they can find in abundance. The walkers started to feed Nicky and Nicky joined them on their walks. But nobody really wanted to take care of her. Until someone called us with the question if we could help Nicky. All the shelters in the neighbourhood are full to the brim as are we, but when we were told that the dog was a bitch and about 7 months old we could do nothing but pick her up. Because, if not, people would call us in about three months time with the question whether we can arrange for the care and adoption of 10 more puppies. Nicky is a very sweet and calm dog with a very stable character. We think she has a lot of labrador in her and certainly its character. She is good with all people, children, dogs and also used to cats. She has been sterilized and therefore we are looking for a loving young family where she can be happy for the rest of her life. We think that Nicky was born early July 2017 and with 7 months of age she weighs 21 kg.


22-06-2018     ADOPTED     19-08-2018

NOVAK

MIXED BREED, MALE

Novak was born to Portuguese people on May 10, 2018. As we unfortunately often experience, Novak is the only survivor of the litter. He was lucky because he is a male. When he was about 3 weeks old, his mother became very ill and Novak ended up with his mother in the clinic of our vet. Unfortunately, his mother could no longer be saved and the vet had to put her down. The Portuguese people did not want Novak back. And the veterinarian thought that was fine, because in fact they did not want to give Novak back to those people. That is why we are now looking for a loving home for him. Novak is currently cuddled by the veterinary assistants all day long and he enjoys it. His mother weighed 21 kg and Novak will also become so big, maybe even a little bigger. Where can this sweetheart live?


03-06-2018  ADOPTED     09-07-2018

OLGA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

OLGA was found roaming around the streets of a sea-side town that has a large campsite for tourists. Of course she was soon picked up and taken in for safety. Who wouldn’t pick up and hug a little bundle like her. Tourists come and then they go. So Olga was taken to a rescue centre and then brought to us for fostering until she can go for adoption. She is very lively, social with small dogs and kittens as well as people. She likes to sleep in bed. Olga was born on 21 March 2018 and will be a small dog when adult.


03-06-2018  ADOPTED     09-07-2018

OTTO

MIXED BREED, MALE

OTTO was found roaming around the streets of a sea-side town that has a large campsite for tourists. Of course he was soon picked up and taken in for safety. Who wouldn’t pick up and hug a little bundle like him. Tourists come and then they go. So Otto was taken to a rescue centre and then brought to us for fostering until he can go for adoption. He is very lively, social with small dogs and kittens as well as people. He likes to sleep in bed. Otto was born on 21 March 2018 and will be a small dog when adult.


24-01-2018    ADOPTED     18-03-2018

PATRICK

MIXED BREED, MALE

Patrick was born in the wild around November 20, 2017. When he and his 5 brothers were about 3 weeks old, they came out of their den and were picked up with mother Papoila and taken to the shelter where his mother could take care of her babies without having to worry about anything. Patrick has developed into a very social puppy, who at this moment does nothing more than play, sleep and eat. Mother Papoila weighs about 14 kg and we expect the puppies to grow a bit bigger.


24-01-2018     ADOPTED    09-04-2018

PELÉ  

MIXED BREED, MALE

Pelé was born in the wild around November 20, 2017. When he and his 5 brothers were about 3 weeks old, they came out of their den and were picked up with mother Papoila and taken to the shelter where his mother could take care of her babies without having to worry about anything. Pelé has developed into a very social puppy, who at this moment does nothing more than play, sleep and eat. Mother Papoila weighs about 14 kg and we expect the puppies to grow a bit bigger.


24-01-2018     ADOPTED     20-03-2018

PEPPER 

MIXED BREED, MALE

Pepper was born in the wild around November 20, 2017. When he and his 5 brothers were about 3 weeks old, they came out of their den and were picked up with mother Papoila and taken to the shelter where his mother could take care of her babies without having to worry about anything. Pepper has developed into a very social puppy, who at this moment does nothing more than play, sleep and eat. Mother Papoila weighs about 14 kg and we expect the puppies to grow a bit bigger.


04-03-2018    ADOPTED     24-03-2018

PERDITA

DALMATION, FEMALE

Perdita came from an awful place with 30 dogs and 30 cats closed in abandoned dirty kennels that do not seem to belong to anyone. Small dirty cages, dirty water, garbage all around. No people though. Someone came upon this hell hole and helped to transfer the dogs and cats to the shelter. Those that were still alive. As behind the cages there were lots of bones….


Lovely Perdita came to us and what a jewel she is. Gentle, sweet, calm, friendly. Lovely with people. Good with other dogs. Good on the leash. Obviously a dog that had a home one day….
She is deaf but this is not uncommon with Dalmatians. And she can still make a wonderful pet.


24-01-2018     ADOPTED     20-03-2018

PIPPIN

MIXED BREED, MALE

Pippin was born in the wild around November 20, 2017. When he and his 5 brothers were about 3 weeks old, they came out of their den and were picked up with mother Papoila and taken to the shelter where his mother could take care of her babies without having to worry about anything. Pippin has developed into a very social puppy, who at this moment does nothing more than play, sleep and eat. Mother Papoila weighs about 14 kg and we expect the puppies to grow a bit bigger.


24-01-2018     ADOPTED     18-03-2018

PONTO

MIXED BREED, MALE

Ponto was born in the wild around November 20, 2017. When he and his 5 brothers were about 3 weeks old, they came out of their den and were picked up with mother Papoila and taken to the shelter where his mother could take care of her babies without having to worry about anything. Ponto has developed into a very social puppy, who at this moment does nothing more than play, sleep and eat. Mother Papoila weighs about 14 kg and we expect the puppies to grow a bit bigger.


26-08-2017    ADOPTED      22-01-2018

RITA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Rita, a mother dog of about 3 years (born August 2014) got her pups somewhere in the field. She was a good mother and her 4 puppies grew like cabbage. In Algarve,  it has been very hot with temperatures above 40 degrees, causing the asphalt of the road to melt. She apparently fed her puppies, lying on her side on the hot melted asphalt, because both her 4 puppies and mother Rita were full of tar. For Rita it was even so bad that her left ear was completely black of the tar and we even thought she was stuck/glued on the road. The puppies were taken by a rescue organization, because for puppies it is easy to arrange adoptions, but for mother Rita there was no place in their shelter. And so they just left her behind. When we heard this, we could do nothing but get Rita and now she is with us. With a lot of love and care we have been able to remove all the tar. Rita let us do this painful operation and we had the impression that she knew we were just good for her. Rita turns out to be a very nice bitch and we therefore look for a loving home for her, where she never has to sleep on the asphalt again. Rita weighs about 12 kg.


17-08-2018   ADOPTED    05-09-2018

RUBY

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Ruby was delivered at the gate of the shelter together with three sisters, because the man, who brought her, could do nothing more with these females. No one wanted a bitch and he did not want to take them to the hills, where they certainly would die. Please could  the people of the shelter take care of them. And of course we did that. The sisters were already about four months old and very used to people. Ruby was born around January 15, 2018 and she will be a good middle sized dog. She is just a happy dog, very social, good with people, children and other dogs. We are now looking for a sweet family, where this happy dog fits in.


08-12-2017     ADOPTED     21-02-2018

SAFARI

MIXED BREED, MALE

Safari was born on November 3, 2017. He is very much alive now and can - if adopted - get a wonderful life thanks to our veterinarians Sophia and Pedro Caramelo. What has happened, you will ask. A customer, who came to Pedro with her dog, told him that she had seen a dog laying in the middle of the street, apparently run-over and probably dead and that all cars were just driving around her. Pedro immediately jumped into his car and picked up the dog. Arriving at the clinic, a first investigation showed that she not only had a broken leg and a dislocated hip but she was also heavily pregnant. She was in shock and could not be operated. 3 days later 8 puppies were born. The mother dog was fantastic. Despite the pain of her broken limbs she fed her puppies, cleaned them etc. The mother dog is small and weighs about 12 kg. The puppies were kept in the clinic and therefore very social. Sophia and Pedro have arranged a special puppy place but of course they can not stay there for long. We expect the pups when adult will be larger than the mother, probably they will grow into a medium size.


20-01-2018     ADOPTED     04-02-2018

SANDOKAN

MIXED BREED, MALE

Sandokan was found in such a state that you could not see what was his front or tail. His weight was about 10 kg. After he has been shaved a nice little boy appeared, only 7 kg. Estimated date of birth is 1 january 2016.


08-12-2017     ADOPTED     23-02-2018

SELINA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE  

Selina was born on November 3, 2017. She is very much alive now and can - if adopted - get a wonderful life thanks to our veterinarians Sophia and Pedro Caramelo. What has happened, you will ask. A customer, who came to Pedro with her dog, told him that she had seen a dog laying in the middle of the street, apparently run-over and probably dead and that all cars were just driving around her. Pedro immediately jumped into his car and picked up the dog. Arriving at the clinic, a first investigation showed that she not only had a broken leg and a dislocated hip but she was also heavily pregnant. She was in shock and could not be operated. 3 days later 8 puppies were born. The mother dog was fantastic. Despite the pain of her broken limbs she fed her puppies, cleaned them etc. The mother dog is small and weighs about 12 kg. The puppies were kept in the clinic and therefore very social. Sophia and Pedro have arranged a special puppy place but of course they can not stay there for long. We expect the pups when adult will be larger than the mother, probably they will grow into a medium size.


04-02-2018     ADOPTED     04-03-2018

SEREIA

CAO DA SERRA DA ESTRELA, FEMALE

SEREIA which means MERMAID in Portuguese came to us from another rescue centre colleague the first week in October 2017. She called me in desperation because she had a Serra da Estrela female who needed a place to stay immediately. We are well known for our work with Estrelas so we went there, 40 mins drive,  the following day to meet the dog. We were greeted by a very stable, laid back Serra giving us her large paw. Typical female behaviour. She was in a state. She had a huge open cyst on her back, her coat was thin and matted and you could put your fingers into her ribcage. Her feathers were full of urine and dried up faeces. She had been totally neglected and subsequently abandoned.

Her cyst was removed and cleaned up the next day by our colleague’s vet. The wound had about 14 stitches and her coat had been shaven about 30 cm all round her back. She looked dreadful and I had to pick her up the next day because there was nowhere to put her in the shelter and a kind man had offered to keep her in his tiny apartment until I could go.

When I drove her back to Sao Bras, the car reeked of old urine and she tried to force her way onto the passenger seat. All she wanted was cuddles and attention. She trusted me completely and that has not changed.

We soon noticed she also had a couple of mammary tumours and after a few weeks of good food, immune system boosters, etc etc she went to our own vets in Faro to be spayed and have the tumours removed. We then have all bloods done to determine the general health of the dog as well as the special blood tests for Mediterranean parasites. This is part of our protocol for rescue dogs  in dire conditions. All tests were fine and negative for parasites.

Sereia is always very “cool” during visits to the vet and convalesces well. She has now been vaccinated, chipped and will be able to travel to a new home soon. Her estimated age is about 5. She walks very well on lead, is very social with people, pups, cats, other male dogs but not really with other females. She seems to be jealous of them getting attention. This could change with time but we would only place her with males at the moment. She does not run around the garden a lot, she walks. She sleeps in a kennel at night and also for time out. We are looking for a home with people with some experience of the breed if possible.