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Rehoming Portuguese Dogs

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

ABOUT US

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.

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HELP

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!

ADOPT

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!

LEARN

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.

DOGS FOR ADOPTION

Pepe: adorable puppy

Pepe: adorable puppy

Name: Pepe Gender: M Age: d-o-b: 10 November 2022 Size: will be medium Others: dewormed, vaccinated Story, Personality, Others: Pepe was found on the road near the shelter. Probably abandoned there by cowards who did not have a courage to hand him over at the gate. ...

Sadie: happy girl!

Sadie: happy girl!

Name: Sadie Gender: F Age: d-o-b: ~April 2022 Size: medium (18kg, 55cm) Breed: x flatcoat retriever Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised Story, Personality, Others: Sadie was brought to us from a municipal pound. She is a lovely girl, always happy, always wagging...

CATS FOR ADOPTION

Minou: a shy cat making a progress, little steps

Minou: a shy cat making a progress, little steps

Information: Name: Minou Gender: F Age: d-o-b: January 2020 Size: medium Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised, FIV and FELV negative Story, Personality, Others:Minou was brought to the shelter in March 2021. For 11 months she was hiding in the darkest places in...

Sophie: a cat that has been too long in the shelter

Sophie: a cat that has been too long in the shelter

Information: Name: Sophie Gender: F Age: d-o-b: June 2019 Size: medium Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised, FIV and FELV negative Story, Personality, Others:Sophie was brought to us from a municipal pound. We were told she had a home, together with 4 other cats,...

Oscar: he will stay with us forever

Oscar: he will stay with us forever

Information: Name: Oscar Gender: M Age: d-o-b: mid-2014 Size: medium Others: dewormed, vaccinated, castrated, FIV and FELV negative Story: Oscar was brought by his owner to the shelter. The person was so loaded with antipsychotic medication that we were surprised she...

O Cantinho da Milu

The sanctuary home for more than 700 dogs

DOP BY THE #NUMBERS

650+

Dogs available for adoption at the sanctuary

3,300+

Dogs & cats adopted since 2012

400+

Dogs who received emergency medical care