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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 supporting Portugal’s largest dog sanctuary, O Cantinho da Milu, which rescues and homes 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.

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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.


Jessy: so gentle

Jessy: so gentle

Name: Jessy Gender: F Age: d-o-b: January 2018 Size: medium (12kg, 45cm) Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised Story, Personality, Others: Jessy was brought to us from a municipal pound. We know she used to have a home, where she lived with another dog, but we...


Sassy: adorable little kitty girl

Sassy: adorable little kitty girl

Name: Sassy Gender: F Age: d-o-b: 1 March 2022 Size: will be medium Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised Story, Personality, Others: This tiny girl was found on the street together with her sister. She spent a few weeks in a temporary home to get used to people...

Juni: the sweetest kitten!

Juni: the sweetest kitten!

Name: Juni Gender: F Age: d-o-b: February 2022 Size: will be medium Others: dewormed, vaccinated Story, Personality, Others: Little Juni was found on the street. She is a very friendly kitten, not a street cat, she must have been abandoned. She is very used to people...

Salome: adorable kitten

Salome: adorable kitten

Name: Salome Gender: F Age: d-o-b: ~1 June 2021 Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised, FIV and FELV negative Story, Personality, Others: Salome was found on the street. She cannot be a cat that lived on the street though. She is very social with people, cuddly and...

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