02-11-2019 RESERVED

MAIA and SEIA

Cão da Serra da Estrela, FEMALE


28-10-2019

OSCAR

MIXED BREED, MALE

OSCAR, very sad, little male dog found on the road where he had been abandoned/wandering for quite a few weeks.

A kind lady took him home for a day and then brought him to us. He is too skinny and has an old wound in his neck which could be from a chain, rope or something with which he was tied up. He is slightly nervous of people he doesn’t know but he’s slowly gaining confidence. Oscar was tested for Med. blood parasites and only has one type of tick fever for which he is being treated.

He will be castrated and vaccinated soon. Difficult to tell but we estimate him to be 4-5 years old, so probably born April 2015. He is small and weighs less than 10 kg. Very versatile even on the lead and loves to run and jump. Will make a lovely walking companion. Who can give Oscar the home he deserves?


27-10-2019

NERA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

NERA was found abandoned together with Julietta wandering the fields after gypsies had been camping there, so they just left her behind, a young vulnerable female pup. This is what happens to female pups all the time and everywhere. She also has only half a tail. We believe the tails were cut off when they were tiny puppies. Crazy people do this so they can identify which pup/dog they or their children want to keep. When the two girls were found, they were taken to the shelter. Nera is now looking for her forever home and family. Even with half a tail, she wags it when she’s happy. Look at her beautiful eyes and expression! She is small/medium size, less than 10 kg, very social and playful, also with children. Good with other dogs. Will make a lovely family pet. Estimated date of birth 22/12/2018, spayed and vaccinated.


27-10-2019

JULIETTA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Julietta was found abandoned together with Nera wandering the fields after gypsies had been camping there, so they just left her behind, a young vulnerable female pup. This is what happens to female pups all the time and everywhere. She also has only a short tail. We believe the tails were cut off when they were tiny puppies. Crazy people do this so they can identify which pup/dog they or their children want to keep. When the two girls were found by a volunteer, they were taken to the shelter. Julietta is a kind, social doggy, fine with children, she is less than 10 kg.

She is now looking for a loving home and family. Estimated date of birth 22/07/2018, spayed and vaccinated.


14-10-2019

BILLY BOY

MIXED BREED, MALE

Billy boy was found and taken to the clinic. He had no identification and we dont know where he came from. He was in a very poor condition then but lovingly treated by our vets and is now for adoption. He is a very playful, social puppy and loves cuddles. He plays a lot with other dogs at the clinic and sleeps in a crate at night and for time out during the day. He will be a strong adult dog and needs to go to puppy/ junior dog training. We dont recommend a home with small children or cats. He is of course vaccinated and will be castrated soon. Estimated date of birth is 1 May 2019. He weighs at 5.5 months about 12 kg. Who can give this gorgeous pup a five star forever home?


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BOLF

MIXED BREED, MALE

Close your eyes and imagine, you go to your wheely bin just down the path to throw away your rubbish like a good citizen. It’s quite deep down there and you see a black bin bag struggling!! Struggling to find the mother’s nipples and some milk! Yes, a bin bag tied up and full of new born pups with umbilical cords that joined them to mum and to life. Need we say more??

SIX pups survived and were rescued and lovingly bottle fed. They are now (10-10-2019) 8 weeks old and are looking for 5 star homes where they will surely never need to go near a rubbish bin. Date of birth approx 15 August 2019. This lovely pup is called Bolf and we believe he will become a medium sized dog when adult.


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BOB

MIXED BREED, MALE

Close your eyes and imagine, you go to your wheely bin just down the path to throw away your rubbish like a good citizen. It’s quite deep down there and you see a black bin bag struggling!! Struggling to find the mother’s nipples and some milk! Yes, a bin bag tied up and full of new born pups with umbilical cords that joined them to mum and to life. Need we say more??

SIX pups survived and were rescued and lovingly bottle fed. They are now (10-10-2019) 8 weeks old and are looking for 5 star homes where they will surely never need to go near a rubbish bin. Date of birth approx 15 August 2019. This lovely pup is called Bob and we believe he will become a medium sized dog when adult.


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BEA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Close your eyes and imagine, you go to your wheely bin just down the path to throw away your rubbish like a good citizen. It’s quite deep down there and you see a black bin bag struggling!! Struggling to find the mother’s nipples and some milk! Yes, a bin bag tied up and full of new born pups with umbilical cords that joined them to mum and to life. Need we say more??

SIX pups survived and were rescued and lovingly bottle fed. They are now (10-10-2019) 8 weeks old and are looking for 5 star homes where they will surely never need to go near a rubbish bin. Date of birth approx 15 August 2019. This lovely pup is called Bea and we believe she will become a medium sized dog when adult.


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BIZZY

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Close your eyes and imagine, you go to your wheely bin just down the path to throw away your rubbish like a good citizen. It’s quite deep down there and you see a black bin bag struggling!! Struggling to find the mother’s nipples and some milk! Yes, a bin bag tied up and full of new born pups with umbilical cords that joined them to mum and to life. Need we say more??

SIX pups survived and were rescued and lovingly bottle fed. They are now (10-10-2019) 8 weeks old and are looking for 5 star homes where they will surely never need to go near a rubbish bin. Date of birth approx 15 August 2019. This lovely pup is called Bizzy and we believe she will become a medium sized dog when adult.


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BOO

MIXED BREED, MALE

Close your eyes and imagine, you go to your wheely bin just down the path to throw away your rubbish like a good citizen. It’s quite deep down there and you see a black bin bag struggling!! Struggling to find the mother’s nipples and some milk! Yes, a bin bag tied up and full of new born pups with umbilical cords that joined them to mum and to life. Need we say more??

SIX pups survived and were rescued and lovingly bottle fed. They are now (10-10-2019) 8 weeks old and are looking for 5 star homes where they will surely never need to go near a rubbish bin. Date of birth approx 15 August 2019. This lovely pup is called Boo and we believe he will become a medium sized dog when adult.


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BUDDHA

MIXED BREED, MALE

Close your eyes and imagine, you go to your wheely bin just down the path to throw away your rubbish like a good citizen. It’s quite deep down there and you see a black bin bag struggling!! Struggling to find the mother’s nipples and some milk! Yes, a bin bag tied up and full of new born pups with umbilical cords that joined them to mum and to life. Need we say more??

SIX pups survived and were rescued and lovingly bottle fed. They are now (10-10-2019) 8 weeks old and are looking for 5 star homes where they will surely never need to go near a rubbish bin. Date of birth approx 15 August 2019. This lovely pup is called Buddha and we believe he will become a medium sized dog when adult.


08-09-2019

BONECA

PORTUGUESE POINTER, FEMALE

Boneca is a Portuguese Perdigeiro, a Pointer. This breed is well known for its gentle nature and tolerance and that is one of the reasons they are so easily abused and mistreated.
Boneca was living in a gypsy camp when she became very ill so they asked a rescue organisation for help. After veterinary treatment she went back to the camp with medication and they promised to look after her. A few months later a volunteer went to check on the well being of Boneca. To her horror she was emaciated and ill. Consequently, she was "bought" from the so called owner and taken into the shelter where she has been ever since. Boneca has border line Leishmania with no clinical signs. She is a lovely, gentle dog, plays with all other dogs, male or female and loves walks. She will make a lovely pet. Estimated date of birth is June 2015 and she weighs about 20 kg.


20-08-2019

ESTELLE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Estelle and her sister Venus were found as pups abandoned somewhere in the countryside, as usual, and taken to the shelter by a kind man who could not keep them himself. They went into a foster family for a few weeks when the shelter was being renovated and relocated. Sadly, after their short term in a proper home and garden, they are now back in the shelter and that is traumatic to say the least. Why should these pretty girls be imprisoned. Shelters are no places for young dogs to grow up in so we are hoping to find them a loving home.

They are social with people and other dogs and love to play. They still need to learn to walk outside on leads and harnesses but volunteers for this are scarce, especially during the hot holiday months here in the Algarve.

Estimated date of birth is mid-February 2019 and they will be medium size adult dogs for sure.


01-07-2019   RESERVED

ASTERIA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Asteria was born in a field somewhere in the outskirts of Faro, the capital of the province of Algarve, where her mother Astra was dumped on a terrain together with more than 50 other dogs. Asteria is probably the only survivor of the litter because she and her mother were saved by very nice people. For six weeks, Asteria was lovingly nursed by our veterinarians, who initially thought she would not make it, but fortunately she is a little fighter and is now alive and kicking. At the moment she and her mother are in foster and happiness radiates from her. From the first moment she lets everyone know that she is happy and loves life. It looks as if she knows that it is because of people she is still alive. We are now looking for a loving home with people who will never disappoint her. Asteria will become somewhat larger than her mother, who weighs around 8 kg. Estimated date of birth is 15 February 2019.


21-05-2019 In Training

BLITZ

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

When females with no owner start getting fed by everyone and anyone around popular supermarkets,  the results can be easily fore spelled. They get pregnant and have pups somewhere where those lovely people who feed them cannot find them nor catch them. As a consequence of this negligent strategy, there are 13 more pups on our website for adoption that should never have been born were the mother dogs “caught” by the competent authorities instead of just left on the street.

Nine of these pups are female! Imagine we had not caught them. If each female had, on first heat, say 8 pups, that comes to 72 pups. No further comment is needed.

Pups were already 10 weeks when captured. With lots of TLC and special attention from a foster mother who comes here every day, bless her, the pups are making good social progress and will be ready for adoption after all the necessary vaccinations.

We need to find them all homes and get the females spayed at the correct time so these will not go on to produce more unwanted offspring.

This is Blitz, born on 4 March 2019, and we expect that she will be a small medium.


21-05-2019 In Training

BLONDEY

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

When females with no owner start getting fed by everyone and anyone around popular supermarkets,  the results can be easily fore spelled. They get pregnant and have pups somewhere where those lovely people who feed them cannot find them nor catch them. As a consequence of this negligent strategy, there are 13 more pups on our website for adoption that should never have been born were the mother dogs “caught” by the competent authorities instead of just left on the street.

Nine of these pups are female! Imagine we had not caught them. If each female had, on first heat, say 8 pups, that comes to 72 pups. No further comment is needed.

Pups were already 10 weeks when captured. With lots of TLC and special attention from a foster mother who comes here every day, bless her, the pups are making good social progress and will be ready for adoption after all the necessary vaccinations.

We need to find them all homes and get the females spayed at the correct time so these will not go on to produce more unwanted offspring.

This is Blondey, born on 4 March 2019, and we expect that she will be medium.


15-12-2018

CIGANO

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Cigano, Portuguese for gypsy, weighs 22 kg and is now about 5 years old, born in 2013, and was rescued from a gypsy camp just over a year ago. And the "rescuer" dumped him at our vet and then disappeared from the world. That was in September 2017 and since that date Cigano "lives" in a 60 by 80 cm crate between sick and operated dogs in the vet's clinic. And yes, a few times a day he can go out and stretch his legs in the courtyard. Cigano had not an easy life and that is why he first looks at you whether you can be trusted, but when you are approved he approaches you very enthusiastically. He is also special because he is Leishmania positive and has a food allergy which means he has to get special dry food. But that must not be a reason not to adopt him. We therefore seek for him an adopter who can give him the time, love and attention he deserves and who "saves" him from the little jail he was condemned by his previous savior. Cigano is good with other dogs, with people and children, but not with cats.


12-09-2018

JOSEFINA

RAFEIRO ALENTEJANO,  FEMALE

Last summer Josefina’s owner died suddenly from a tragic fall. Her husband, in a wheelchair most of the time, was taken back to his native Scotland by his children. Their other three dogs, Podengos, were able to travel to Scotland to live with members of the family. 

We agreed to take in Josefina. She was overweight but has lost quite a few kg now and is more active than she was. She is an Alpha type and is not very keen on other females who she regards as competition. Males are better if she likes them and vice versa. With people she is very affectionate and loves attention. She will climb on your lap, sit for a treat and give you a paw, and even go after a toy that she takes away to her bed in her kennel. She sleeps all night in an inside kennel and roams free in the garden some of the time.

She has been with us too long for such a lovely dog and needs a home of her own. She is born in August 2015.


27-09-2015

DEXTER

PODENGO, MALE

DEXTER is a small/medium cross Podengo born in April 2012 and weighs about 14kg. He was found abandoned in the Algarve hills by campers and lived in a caravan until they went back to their own country.
He was then dumped in a shelter for more than a year until we agreed to take him in. Due to his background, he never got a bond with people and was very insecure. He focused 100% on his nose and what it was telling him rather than on the people and other dogs around him. He spent a lot of energy with searching for all kinds of "moving" things in the trees, in the bushes and between the rocks and gravel and cats. We don't think he could live with a cat but you never know.
For the past couple of months he has been going to special training classes for concentration, nose work and a bit of agility. He is doing very well and loves to work for the trainer. At last, he has something specific and rewarding to do with his nose.
Dexter needs a family that would continue the training as a hobby and exercise for everyone concerned. He is affectionate, great fun and loves treats. He walks very well on a lead and is fine with other dogs.


10-02-2015

FLASH

MIXED BREED FEMALE

FLASH and her 3 pups were spotted wandering in the middle of the main road that goes from Alportel to Almodovar. It is a long windy road through hills and desolate terrain with few houses along the highway. Not a good place for mum and pups of 6 weeks old. A friend called us and Ad went to pick them up having no other alternative so quickly.

Mum is very friendly with people and a good mum for her children.
Flash is medium size, +/- 20 kg and 50 cm. We believe she was born in July 2013.

Update 19-7-2016. Flash has now been here for more than one year! Her pups are extraordinary dogs, one now being trained as an assistance dog for diabetes and one being trained as a sniffer dog for rescue. BUT Flash just runs around the dog run and still has no home. She is a lovely, gentle dog and will thrive in a home of her own. Very affectionate and people orientated, eager to please. Gets on with other dogs but probably not cats in an outside environment.