Rehoming Portuguese Dogs

We have found forever-homes for more than 3,000 dogs


We are a non-profit Animal Protection Association group with the sole mission of rehoming Portuguese dogs rescued by Portugal’s largest dog sanctuary, O Cantinho da Milu, which rescues 700+ abandoned and mistreated dogs and animals on a multi-acre property located in Setúbal, Portugal.

Dogs of Portugal is a culturally diverse group of highly motivated volunteers who devote their time to improving the lives of animals and finding them loving homes. DOP facilitates the rehoming of dogs and cats to local and international adopters both within Portugal and globally, including Germany, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, France, UK and Canada.

Dogs of Portugal


There are so many ways to help us, whether it be a €5 one-time donation or a food delivery or volunteering at the sanctuary. We appreciate your support!


We have dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds.  Some have special needs, while others are already potty-trained, good on the leash and ready to go!


Our blog has lots of tips about how to search, adopt and care for your next furry friend.  Plus, it has the latest news from our trusted sources.



Topper: such a gentle cat

Topper: such a gentle cat

Name: Topper Gender: M Age: d-o-b: ~July 2020 Size: medium Others: dewormed, vaccinated, castrated, FIV and FELV negative Story, Personality, Others: Topper and his brother were left on the street by their owners who went back to their country. When they lived in...

Pepe, Poldy, Pino and Pirja: adorable tiny kittens

Pepe, Poldy, Pino and Pirja: adorable tiny kittens

Names: Pepe, Poldy, Pino and Prija Gender: 3 M and 1 F Age: d-o-b: 1 May 2023 Size: medium  Others: dewormed, vaccinated Story, Personality, Others: 4 sweet kittens were brought with their mum from a camping place where they were born. The kittens were fed there so...

O Cantinho da Milu

The sanctuary home for more than 700 dogs



Dogs available for adoption at the sanctuary


Dogs & cats adopted since 2012


Dogs who received emergency medical care