12-08-2019

CEDRIC

MIXED BREED,  MALE

When he was very young Cedric was thrown at night over the fence in the garden of an old lady who really could not take care of him. He was full of scabies and that's why we think it were the gypsies who did it. And so he ended up in our shelter, where he was lovingly nursed and is now fully recovered. Cedric is a super friendly puppy, social with all other dogs and also with all types of people. He is already walking very well on a lead and joins the group walk. In short, a very happy young man. But now he has had enough of living in a shelter and is looking forward to his own little house where he can play with his own toys. Cedric weighs nearly 7 kg at 16 weeks and we expect him to become medium-sized when he is an adult. Estimated date of birth is April 12, 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.


04-08-2019   RESERVED

NATHAN

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Nathan was taken to our shelter with his brother Noddy and mother Nina by a very sick man, who was going to be hospitalized the next day and probably would never be able to care for his dogs again. Nathan is now in foster and is a very social dog, who likes to play and is also used to cats.
Nathan was born on April 21, 2019 and will become a medium size dog.


04-08-2019

NODDY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Noddy was taken to our shelter with his brother Nathan and mother Nina by a very sick man, who was going to be hospitalized the next day and probably would never be able to care for his dogs again. Noddy is now in foster and is a very social dog, who likes to play and is also used to cats.
Noddy was born on April 21, 2019 and will become a medium size dog.


02-08-2019   RESERVED

MARIO

CÃO DA SERRA DA ESTRELA,  MALE

We got an urgent SOS call from a colleague…could we please take in a rescue Serra da Estrela male.

This would be the second Serra male in 5 months! Often males do not get on very well together so what to do?

After seeing a video of the dreadful conditions this dog was living in, together with many others, all dumped on a wasteland in Faro, capital of the Algarve, tourists take note, we agreed and he was brought to us in the back of a normal car by a caring man named Mario.

The dog was in an awful state but so calm and relaxed that we knew he would be fine with the right care and treatment.

He is now called Mario and lives in our garage kennel and garden together with Codey, our other rescue male Serra.

Mario is about 3.5 years old, estimated date of birth January 2015, grey and fulvous brindle colour and weighs around 40kg.


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.


29-05-2019   RESERVED

ROSE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Dumped in a garden of a rental villa…..surprised? No, not at all. Two unwanted female pups and a holiday home filled with foreigners. Surely, this is the ideal way to get rid of them?

Sterilising their mother is never going to be an option as no-one knows where they came from.

So in 6 months there will be another litter of Roses and Petals……..and so it goes on and on…..

They were born on 25 April 2019 and were about 6 weeks old when dumped and found. They like people and will become lovely pets. This is Rose, who is somewhat bigger than her sister.


29-05-2019   RESERVED

PETAL

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Dumped in a garden of a rental villa…..surprised? No, not at all. Two unwanted female pups and a holiday home filled with foreigners. Surely, this is the ideal way to get rid of them?

Sterilising their mother is never going to be an option as no-one knows where they came from.

So in 6 months there will be another litter of Roses and Petals……..and so it goes on and on…..

They were born on 25 April 2019 and were about 6 weeks old when dumped and found. They like people and will become lovely pets. This is Petal, who is somewhat smaller than her sister.



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.