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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.



Poppy: stunning green eyes

Poppy: stunning green eyes

Name: Poppy Gender: F Age: d-o-b: November 2015 Size: medium-big Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised Story, Personality, Others: Poppy was dumped in the shelter for whatever reason by her owner. She deserves better. She is a gentle, friendly and cuddly cat. She...

Little P: beautiful black cat

Little P: beautiful black cat

Name: Little P Gender: M Age: d-o-b: July 2017 Size: medium Others: dewormed, vaccinated, castrated, FIV and FELV negative Story, Personality, Others: Little P was left by his owners in March 2022 because his owners were moving abroad and they did not want to take...

Filou: sweet cuddly cat

Filou: sweet cuddly cat

Name: Filou Gender: M Age: d-o-b: ~June 2021 Size: medium Others: dewormed, vaccinated, FIV and FELV negative Story, Personality, Others: This little boy was found near the shelter, he was sick, was coughing and could hardly breathe. It is not by coincidence that a...

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