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 was so crying 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 was so crying 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 was so crying 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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.     


08-12-2017     ADOPTED     23-02-2018

SIMON

MIXED BREED, MALE

Simon 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.


08-12-2017     ADOPTED     21-02-2018

SOFIA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Sofia was born on November 3, 2017. She is very much alive now and can - if adopted - get a wonderful life thanks to our vets 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.


08-12-2017     ADOPTED     21-02-2018

SOL

MIXED BREED, MALE

Sol 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.


08-12-2017     ADOPTED     23-02-2018

STALLONE

MIXED BREED, MALE

Stallone 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.


06-12-2017     ADOPTED     26-02-2018

STANLEY

MIXED BREED, MALE

Stanley was born on October 24, 2017, we think. To his luck he was found - only 4 weeks old - somewhere in a field, all alone, no mother dog in the neighborhood and no brothers or sisters . Probably he was dumped there and he had to figure out by himself how to stay alive. But now he is in good hands. He is being taken everywhere by his foster mum and thus will become a super social dog. In any case, he is a lovely puppy with beautiful blue eyes at the moment. We expect that he will be small medium when adult.


08-12-2017     ADOPTED     23-02-2018

SUKI    

MIXED BREED, MALE

Suki 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


13-03-2018    ADOPTED     16-03-2018

TEJO

RAFEIRO DO ALENTEJO, MALE

Tejo, born in April 2015, had a happy life until his owner could no longer pay the rent because he lost his job. His boss was removed from the house and Tejo was no longer allowed to live in his luxury dog-house and was locked up in an old pigsty. Everyone got involved in this problem, but nobody foundh im a solution. When we heard this, we could do nothing but get him out of that loft and look for a new home for him.


24-11-2017    ADOPTED     11-01-2018

ZEBEDEE

MIXED BREED, MALE

Zebedee, born around September 20, 2017 did not know what happened to him, when he was put in a plastic container just 8 weeks old, together with 2 brothers and placed next to the rubbish container. Fortunately, a young Dutch woman passed by earlier than the garbage truck and that was his rescue. Now he is in good hands in our shelter and is looking forward to a home of his own where he will be loved for ever. We expect him to grow to a good medium size dog.


24-11-2017     ADOPTED     11-01-2018

ZEPHYER

MIXED BREED, MALE

Zephyer, born around September 20, 2017 did not know what happened to him, when he was put in a plastic container just 8 weeks old, together with 2 brothers and placed next to the rubbish container. Fortunately, a young Dutch woman passed by earlier than the garbage truck and that was his rescue. Now he is in good hands in our shelter and is looking forward to a home of his own where he will be loved for ever. We expect him to grow to a good medium size dog.


24-11-2017    ADOPTED     11-01-2018

ZEPPLIN

MIXED BREED, MALE

Zepplin, born around September 20, 2017 did not know what happened to him, when he was put in a plastic container just 8 weeks old, together with 2 brothers and placed next to the rubbish container. Fortunately, a young Dutch woman passed by earlier than the garbage truck and that was his rescue. Now he is in good hands in our shelter and is looking forward to a home of his own where he will be loved for ever. We expect him to grow to a good medium size dog.