13-01-2019

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 extraordinarily social pups. We expect Pip to become a large medium sized dog.


13-01-2019 

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 extraordinarily social pups. We expect Pomme to become a large medium sized dog.


13-01-2019 

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 extraordinarily social pups. We expect Pluto to become a large medium sized dog.


13-01-2019 

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 extraordinarily social pups. We expect Pedro to become a large medium sized dog.


08-01-2019   RESERVED

QUICK

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Quick, born around October 20, 2018, really wants to learn and so he went to the playground of a primary school in our village. He walked around there among all children running and playing, but when the children went back to their classroom, he was left alone. As he apparently belonged to nobody and neither of the children had seen him before, one of the teachers took him home. But he can no longer stay there, because the teacher is too much away from home. We are therefore looking for a very friendly family for this very agile and active pup, preferably with school-age children, so that he can go to school every now and then. Quick is very social, walks already well on the leash and is very eager to learn.


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 extraordinarily 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 extraordinarily 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 extraordinarily 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 extraordinarily social pups. We expect Penny to become a large medium sized dog.


17-12-2018   RESERVED

XANTO

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Xanto, just under 2 years old and probably born in February 2017, showed very loud and clear that he was in need and had to be rescued. Our vet has the practice along the railway in Faro (Centro Vetérinario da Estação) and they had heard a dog crying on the other side of the railway for a few days. But the other side of the railway is not such a nice place with homeless people, drug addicts and criminal youngsters, and Isabel did not dare to go and look. But because Xanto did not stop crying, something had to be done. She then called the police and they have taken her to this aweful place and protected her and also helped to put Xanto in the car. Xanto was in a very bad condition, emaciated, dehydrated, full of scabies etc. etc. but he could not be brought to a better place than to Isabel and Pedro. Now he has been completely recovered, weighs 27 kg, greets everyone he meets in the clinic very enthusiastically and is very social towards other animals. We think that he also has the right to his own home and his own family where he can be happy.


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.


12-12-2018   RESERVED

OLIVIA

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Olivia was born around July 5, 2018, and when she was only 4 months old, they had enough of her. Olivia was found tied to the door handle of a veterinary clinic. And so she ended up in the shelter. At an age of 5 months she weighs 13.4 kg and she is still growing. Olivia is very social and walks well on the leash. An shelter is not a good place for a puppy and that is why we are looking for a loving and caring adopter who has to promise us never to tie Olivia to a door handle and then run away.


12-12-2018   RESERVED

DELILAH

MIXED BREED,  FEMALE

Delilah was born around 10 September 2018 and when she was about 2 months old she was found at the bottom of the escalator which goes to the Continente supermarket. We think she came from the gypsy camp next door and that she followed a gypsy woman when she went shopping. But going upstairs with the escalator was a bit too much for her. And so she ended up in our shelter. Delilah is a very social and adventurous pup and walks already very well on the leash. At an age of 10 weeks she weighed 4.6 kg and she is expected to be a medium size dog when she is adult. Now she is looking forward to a family of her own who she can join when some shopping needs to be done.


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.


12-07-2017

BARLEY

MIXED BREED,  MALE

Barley is a male who was found as a very young puppy in a terrible condition and brought to the shelter. He was born in November 2013 and has been living in the shelter for more than 2.5 years. He is now fully recovered of course, very healthy and fit, and he loves to play with other dogs or toys. Barley weighs about 15kg.


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.