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.



Luisito and Nugget: adorable kittens!

Luisito and Nugget: adorable kittens!

Names: Nugget (the white one) and Luisito (the grey and white one) Gender: M Age: d-o-b: 30 September 2023 Size: medium  Others: dewormed, vaccinated Story, Personality, Others: These two boys were found on the street when they were tiny kittens with eye infection....

Pepe: friendly cuddly kitten

Pepe: friendly cuddly kitten

Name: Pepe Gender: M Age: d-o-b: 1 May 2023 Size: medium Others: dewormed, vaccinated, FIV and FELV negative Story, Personality, Others: Mum and kittens were brought to the shelter from a camping place where they were born. It was in July 2023. Since then they have...

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