16-09-2019   RESERVED

MAX

MIXED BREED, MALE

"I am MAX. I was abandoned, but someone found me. Unfortunately, this person cannot keep me. Please adopt me because I have no owner. Thank you." And on the back of the paper, a receipt from a local supermarket, it was written: "I suffered enough. I have been treated very badly and I deserve better. Please help me." And that note was stuckin the early morning to the door handle of our vet's clinic . And tied to the door handle was also a leash and on that leash was Max. Max is a wonderfully sweet and social small dog, about 30 cm high, and he weighs around 6.7 kg. He is still very young, probably born in March 2018. That is why we are now on behalf of Max looking for a loving home and family for this small, sweet, lively, social little man who can and wants to meet Max's request. Please adopt and help him.


11-09-2019

DIXON

JACK RUSSELL, MALE

Dixon is a small, bouncy, excitable little Jack Russell terrier who lived on a building site with some kind workmen for over one year! Can you believe that? No-one looked for him, missed him, wanted him. Now the workmen are going home, their job finished and Dixon was to be left all alone again to fend for himself. Fortunately, one of our friends saw him and took him home for fostering. Dixon is extremely friendly with everybody and all other dogs regardless of size which can get him into a bit of trouble when he faces a huge Serra da Estrela, alpha male. He loves sniffing around the garden and running after a ball. Will make a great family pet for people who like to get out and exercise.

Estimated date of birth is January 2017, he is only 30 cm and weighs 7 kg.


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.


03-09-2019   RESERVED

WANDA

MIXED BREED, FEMALE

Due to unforeseen circumstances cute little Wanda has come back to us and is once again looking for her, this time we hope, “forever home and family”. Wanda is in the UK. Please contact us via the website mail if you are interested in giving her a five star home.

Wanda and her siblings were born around January 13, 2018, probably in a house, because they are used to people and very social. When they were about eight weeks old, they were left somewhere far from the civilized world. When they were found they were so happy to see people again that those people could do nothing but pick them up and put them in the car. They did not even have to be caught. First they went to the shelter where they were immediately examined by the vet. Luckily they were not sick but very healthy. Father and mother are unknown, but judging from the outside, the father or mother is probably a Portuguese water dog. Wanda will become a medium-sized dog, we think, who will love water very much.


20-08-2019

VENUS

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Venus and her sister Estelle 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.


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.



20-08-2019   RESERVED

MIMI

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Mimi is a sweet small female that has been in the shelter since a puppy. She is good with other dogs, walks on the lead and is very sociable. Why is she still there? Why does no-one want her? Who can answer that? Shelters are to help rehome dogs not to keep them! We are therefore looking for a loving home for this lovable little dog. Mimi is vaccinated, spayed and weighs now about 13 kg and will be a medium size dog when adult. Estimated date of birth is first half of March 2019.


10-08-2019   RESERVED

ASTRA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Astra and her pup Asteria were found on wasteland near Faro where there used to be agriculture and gypsies. They were part of a group of more than 50 dogs all running around free, never treated or neutered. All dumped on that terrain over time.
A terrible situation. Astra and Asteria were saved because they are so friendly and love people. Astra had lots of skin problems and tick fever but these are all resolved now. She is a lively little dog who desperately needs a loving home of her own. She is great with other dogs. Cats we dont know yet. When you sit down, she only wants to climb on your lap. At night, she sleeps in a crate. She acts like she's used to a home.
Estimated date of birth is January 2016. Weighs 7kg. Now neutered of course and vaccinated and negative for Leishmania and heartworm.


01-07-2019

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

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

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.