11-02-2019

BUDDY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Buddy, probably born around April 21, 2018, was found far away from any home by a family with young children. It was so far from the civilized world, that it can not be otherwise that he has been taken there and deliberately left behind. They took him home because he was so sweet. But the family has more animals and not much room for this active boy. He is still with the family at the moment because the family does not want to take him to the shelter. Buddy is very social towards people and other dogs and with cats he is OK. He walks well on the leash, is fine in the car, learns quickly and is actually everything you want from such a young dog. But now he is looking for his own house and his own family where he can stay for the rest of his life.


07-02-2019   RESERVED

COOKIE

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Cookie, born around November 23, 2018, was found on the street when she was about four weeks old. And so she came to us. At the moment she lives with a foster mother and gets all the attention and love that such a young puppy needs. She lives there together with a large number of dogs that help with her upbringing. The cats of the house also teach her how to deal with cats. Cookie lives up to her name, she eats like a wolf and grows and grows. Cookie will become a very big girl, who needs a lot of space. Who can give her that space?


01-02-2019   RESERVED

DIANA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Diana, born around November 1, 2017, was found on the street. We do not know anything about her background and what she has gone through and fortunately she does not know that either, because Diana is a dog without problems, good with people and all dogs. She is just a nice happy dog, who enjoys life and that's why we look for a home and a family of her own. Diana currently weighs about 19 kg and is 50 cm high.


01-02-2019

TAMMY

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Tammy, born around November 15, 2017, was found on the streets as a young puppy together with a little brother. She looked very well fed, was very friendly to people from the very first day and that means that she definitely was born and raised in a house with people around and dumped on the street with her brother on a bad day. Tammy is a very playful and active dog, who can cope extremely well with everything and everyone. And that is why we are looking for a playful and active family who promise never to dump her again. Tammy now weighs about 19 kg and is 53 cm high.


23-01-2019   RESERVED

BAYLEY

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Bayley was born on 10 November 2018. The first 4 weeks of her life were fine until she and her 7 brothers and sisters were put in a cardboard box and dumped in the middle of the night next to a garbage bin. They were found in the morning and taken to the shelter where they received more love in one day than in the 4 weeks before. Bayley is a very social pup and is taken out by the volonteers for a walk every day. We expect that she will become a medium sized dog when adult.


23-01-2019

BRITA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Brita was born on 10 November 2018. The first 4 weeks of her life were fine until she and her 7 brothers and sisters were put in a cardboard box and dumped in the middle of the night next to a garbage bin. They were found in the morning and taken to the shelter where they received more love in one day than in the 4 weeks before. Brita is a very social pup and is taken out by the volonteers for a walk every day. We expect that she will become a medium sized dog when adult.


23-01-2019   RESERVED

BRENDA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Brenda was born on 10 November 2018. The first 4 weeks of her life were fine until she and her 7 brothers and sisters were put in a cardboard box and dumped in the middle of the night next to a garbage bin. They were found in the morning and taken to the shelter where they received more love in one day than in the 4 weeks before. Brenda is a very social pup and is taken out by the volonteers for a walk every day. We expect that she will become a medium sized dog when adult.


23-01-2019

BEATRIX

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Beatrix was born on 10 November 2018. The first 4 weeks of her life were fine until she and her 7 brothers and sisters were put in a cardboard box and dumped in the middle of the night next to a garbage bin. They were found in the morning and taken to the shelter where they received more love in one day than in the 4 weeks before. Beatrix is a very social pup and is taken out by the volonteers for a walk every day. We expect that she will become a medium sized dog when adult.


23-01-2019

BERTIE

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Bertie was born on 10 November 2018. The first 4 weeks of his life were fine until he and his 7 brothers and sisters were put in a cardboard box and dumped in the middle of the night next to a garbage bin. They were found in the morning and taken to the shelter where they received more love in one day than in the 4 weeks before. Bertie is a very social pup and is taken out by the volonteers for a walk every day. We expect that he will become a medium sized dog when adult.


23-01-2019   RESERVED

BODIE

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Bodie was born on 10 November 2018. The first 4 weeks of his life were fine until he and his 7 brothers and sisters were put in a cardboard box and dumped in the middle of the night next to a garbage bin. They were found in the morning and taken to the shelter where they received more love in one day than in the 4 weeks before. Bodie is a very social pup and is taken out by the volonteers for a walk every day. We expect that he will become a medium sized dog when adult.


23-01-2019

BLAKE

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Blake was born on 10 November 2018. The first 4 weeks of his life were fine until he and his 7 brothers and sisters were put in a cardboard box and dumped in the middle of the night next to a garbage bin. They were found in the morning and taken to the shelter where they received more love in one day than in the 4 weeks before. Blake is a very social pup and is taken out by the volonteers for a walk every day. We expect that he will become a medium sized dog when adult.


23-01-2019   RESERVED

BRISTOL

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Bristol was born on 10 November 2018. The first 4 weeks of his life were fine until he and his 7 brothers and sisters were put in a cardboard box and dumped in the middle of the night next to a garbage bin. They were found in the morning and taken to the shelter where they received more love in one day than in the 4 weeks before. Bristol is a very social pup and is taken out by the volonteers for a walk every day. We expect that he will become a medium sized dog when adult.


13-01-2019   RESERVED

PIP

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Pip was born on November 20, 2018 because Rui did not notice that the mother dog was heavily pregnant. And when 10 pups were born, it became too much for Rui and we were approached with the question if we could help him. And yes we will do that, including the sterilization of the mother dog. The mother dog is a black labrador type, not pure but with the typical labrador characteristics, father is unknown of course. Pip and his brothers came to us when they were 8 weeks old and they are developing into extraordinary social pups. We expect Pip to become a large medium sized dog.


13-01-2019   RESERVED 

POMME

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Pomme was born on November 20, 2018 because Rui did not notice that the mother dog was heavily pregnant. And when 10 pups were born, it became too much for Rui and we were approached with the question if we could help him. And yes we will do that, including the sterilization of the mother dog. The mother dog is a black labrador type, not pure but with the typical labrador characteristics, father is unknown of course. Pomme and his brothers came to us when they were 8 weeks old and they are developing into extraordinary social pups. We expect Pomme to become a large medium sized dog.


13-01-2019   RESERVED 

PLUTO

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Pluto was born on November 20, 2018 because Rui did not notice that the mother dog was heavily pregnant. And when 10 pups were born, it became too much for Rui and we were approached with the question if we could help him. And yes we will do that, including the sterilization of the mother dog. The mother dog is a black labrador type, not pure but with the typical labrador characteristics, father is unknown of course. Pluto and his brothers came to us when they were 8 weeks old and they are developing into extraordinary social pups. We expect Pluto to become a large medium sized dog.


13-01-2019   RESERVED 

PEDRO

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Pedro was born on November 20, 2018 because Rui did not notice that the mother dog was heavily pregnant. And when 10 pups were born, it became too much for Rui and we were approached with the question if we could help him. And yes we will do that, including the sterilization of the mother dog. The mother dog is a black labrador type, not pure but with the typical labrador characteristics, father is unknown of course. Pedro and his brothers came to us when they were 8 weeks old and they are developing into extraordinary social pups. We expect Pedro to become a large medium sized dog.


03-01-2019   RESERVED

PENNY BLACK

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Penny Black was born on November 20, 2018 because Rui did not notice that the mother dog was heavily pregnant. And when 10 pups were born, it became too much for Rui and we were approached with the question if we could help him. And yes we will do that, including the sterilization of the mother dog. The mother dog is a black labrador type, not pure but with the typical labrador characteristics, father is unknown of course. Penny Black and her sisters came to us when they were 5 weeks old and they are developing into extraordinary social pups. We expect Penny Black to become a large medium sized dog.


03-01-2019   RESERVED

POOCH

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Pooch was born on November 20, 2018 because Rui did not notice that the mother dog was heavily pregnant. And when 10 pups were born, it became too much for Rui and we were approached with the question if we could help him. And yes we will do that, including the sterilization of the mother dog. The mother dog is a black labrador type, not pure but with the typical labrador characteristics, father is unknown of course. Pooch and her sisters came to us when they were 5 weeks old and they are developing into extraordinary social pups. We expect Pooch to become a large medium sized dog.


03-01-2019   RESERVED

POLLY

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Polly was born on November 20, 2018 because Rui did not notice that the mother dog was heavily pregnant. And when 10 pups were born, it became too much for Rui and we were approached with the question if we could help him. And yes we will do that, including the sterilization of the mother dog. The mother dog is a black labrador type, not pure but with the typical labrador characteristics, father is unknown of course. Polly and her sisters came to us when they were 5 weeks old and they are developing into extraordinary social pups. We expect Polly to become a large medium sized dog.


03-01-2019   RESERVED

PENNY

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Penny was born on November 20, 2018 because Rui did not notice that the mother dog was heavily pregnant. And when 10 pups were born, it became too much for Rui and we were approached with the question if we could help him. And yes we will do that, including the sterilization of the mother dog. The mother dog is a black labrador type, not pure but with the typical labrador characteristics, father is unknown of course. Penny and her sisters came to us when they were 5 weeks old and they are developing into extraordinary social pups. We expect Penny to become a large medium sized dog.


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.


09-11-2018   RESERVED

JULIETA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Julieta was brought to the shelter as a puppy, simply because nobody wanted her. And why? Because it is a bitch. And that is enough to throw them away in the garbage container. But when they are 4 months old that is of course no longer possible. Then dumping in an shelter is still the most humane solution. Julieta has been living in the shelter for a few months now, she is a very social and playful dog and that's why we think she should leave and get her own house with people who love her. At least when they promise never to dump her again.
Julieta was born in March 2018 and now weighs just under 20 kg at 8 months. She has been sterilized already.


12-06-2017

JOSEFINA

RAFEIRO ALENTEJANO,  FEMALE

Josefina, a female Rafeiro Alentejano, was given as a birthday present for his 80th birthday to an Englishman living in our village when she was only 8 weeks old. For some reason, they could not say "NO." Josefina was born in August 2015 and is now not yet two years old. But she has grown quite well and weighs now more than 40 kg, maybe 50 kg. She is a very big dog. The couple, the wife is some years younger but also seventy plus, could quite comfortable live with Josefina because their son, who, of course, is a few years younger, lived with them in the same house. But recently, their son moved to Cyprus for his work. The old man, almost 82 years old, can only walk with the support of a walker and his wife, a little pretty woman, is not strong enough to take Josefina on a walk. Josefina is a very sweet dog, good with everything and everyone. Even with strange people she has no problem. She lives with 2 other dogs and a cat. Due to lack of movement, she is overweight and therefore we are looking for a loving active family - and if possible - with active children.

 


01-10-2016   RESERVED

SAMMY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

SAMMY, so I called him when he arrived 3 days ago with a gammy leg and a muzzle on his lovely, sad face. He may have a lovely face but the rest of him is certainly not lovely. Sammy was a young male, 18kg, mixed breed, seen walking the streets of S.Bras for ages and fed scraps by locals.
Well, it probably were the scraps that kept him alive these past few months and he must be a tough little guy. He has a fractured right hind leg at the tarsal/metatarsal joint and a huge hole on the inside of that area as well as several small wounds, many fleas and ticks..well you all know how street dogs look. Yet nobody thought to pick up this dog until 3 days ago when he could hardly stand upright any more. He was taken to a "petshop vet" where he was assessed and the verdict was: give him some antibiotics and painkillers for 10 days and then put him back on the street where he came from!!!
Well, I have met many vets in my life but this one must take the biscuit with chocolate trimmings.
This is where we came onto the scene. I was asked if I could kennel a dog for ten days, a dog with a bad leg, and administer the medication which still had to be bought at the local pharmacy.
Being the nosy person I am by nature I asked all the questions to which you have just read the answers.
Ad and I were both horrified to say the least. Put a young dog with a severely injured/ broken leg ( no x-rays had been done ) back on the street? Never. We don't work like that. If we take on an injured dog, we go the whole way. I immediately phoned Dr. Pedro Caramelo in Faro and took the dog down for observation and diagnosis.
Today I fetched him and he is here with us, safe and eating quite well. The diagnosis for his leg is not good at the moment as there are several scenarios to take into consideration and all require intricate surgery.
Sammy also has prostate problems and these need to be dealt with as soon as possible. All blood work needs to be done to see what other hidden, underlying conditions he has. He needs to build up his strength first before he can undergo any surgery and it will be a long road to recovery. But we have done it before so we'll try and do it again.
We hope our true friends and doggy lovers will help by sponsoring SAMMY in any way they can, privately or with a fun fundraiser. Please contact me by PM or by email if you can help.
Sorry this is so long but these awful situations need explaining and just pics are not enough. Thanks everyone for reading.


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.