HOW TO ADOPT and TIPS

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We – Dogs of Portugal – do adoptions in Portugal and abroad. In Portugal distance does not matter – you can come to shelter where your chosen dog is or we can bring the dog to your home. We also do adoptions abroad: to Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and adoptions of galgos and podengos to Italy. How does it work? After a visit to your home by our foreign partner the dog comes to you with vaccinations, required blood tests, passport and electronic chip.

Most of our dogs come from Cantinho da Milu (Milu’s corner). This shelter is a private farm in Portugal belonging to a brave lady, Milu, who has over 400 dogs rescued from the streets. The dogs are well treated, vaccinated, neutered but in need of real homes.
Please see the webpage of the Cantinho (in Portuguese): http://www.ocantinhodamilu.com or follow the present blog.

We also work on an ocassional basis and under certain conditions with some other shelters and private people who found an abandoned dog or cat and need help rehoming him/her.

If you are thinking about adopting a dog please take into consideration the following elements:
http://matadornetwork.com/life/so-you-think-you-want-a-dog-4-questions-to-ask-before-buying-a-dog/

Once you have adopted a dog, here are some tips for the first days:
https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/bringing-a-dog-home/tips-for-first-30-days-dog/

Once you have adopted a cat, here are some tips for the first days:
https://www.petfinder.com/cats/bringing-a-cat-home/tips-for-first-30-days-cat/

Contact us at: dogsofportugal@gmail.com if you would like to adopt one of our dogs or cats.

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