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Joshi: poor little boy


Name: Joshi

Gender: M

Age: d-o-b: ~July 2019

Size: medium (15kg, 50cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated

Story, Personality, Others:

Joshi was brought to us from a municipal pound, a very bad place, they are never good but this one might be the worst in Portugal. All dogs we got from there were extremely neglected but the case of Joshi was extreme.

Joshi came to us in March 2021. From the first day he limped on his front left leg. When the vet from the municipal pound where he came from was asked about it, he said the dog never limped before, it must have happened in the transport. Interesting.

The limping continued. The medication did not help. The Xray was made, but it was not conclusive. The problem persisted. Joshi hardly walked, she was just laying down. Cat scan was made. This is when we finally discovered that Joshi had been shot and the bullet exploded into lots of small pieces in his leg. He needed two operations to clean all the little bits that were scattered in his leg. It was done the best as possible but the damage is permanent, he will never be able to use his leg 100%. He is much better than he used to be and he can now run and jump and seems pretty comfortable but he only sometimes puts the leg on the ground and sometimes keeps it up. This is the best it can get…

In the meantime we also discovered how sweet and gentle he is… Indeed, he is an extremely gentle dog, he likes cuddles and attention and he is great with other dogs. Poor little boy, he deserves much better, but with this handicap noone will adopt him….

Bianca: so sweet, so gentle – and still discarded


Name: Bianca

Gender: F

Age: d-o-b: ~January 2016

Breed: x labrador

Size: big (30kg, 55cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised

Story, Personality, Others:

Bianca had a home since she was a puppy – she was actually adopted from a municipal kennel when she was 2 months old. She lived with another dog, until one day her owners moved to another place and brought both dogs to the shelter saying there rented an apartment where pets were not allowed. As simple as that. So, could not they look for a place where pets are allowed? It is not impossible, plenty of people rent and have pets in rented accommodation. They simply never cared for their dogs anyway, they did not consider them family members.

Bianca is an extremely sweet dog and this situation confuses her. She is sad, she seems lots in the shelter, but at the same time she comes to us whenever we enter her kennel and she wants cuddles and attention.

Bianca is friendly, social, very gentle and really sweet. She gets along with other dogs. She walks well on the leash. She is used to living in a home. She deserves better!

Tux: so gentle, so sweet


Name: Tux

Gender: M

Age: d-o-b: April 2015

Size: medium-big (26kg, 50cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, castrated

Story, Personality, Others:
This sweet boy was dumped in the shelter by his owner who moved to another place and did not take his dogs with. (Tux was surrendered with another dog). But what else would you expect from a person that for years did not even bother to vaccinate his dogs.

Tux is just the victim of negligence and stupidity. He deserves to be immensely loved and he never was. He is very sweet and gentle. Lovely with people and social with other dogs. He can even live with cats, he does not pay attention to them. He walks well on the leash. Used to living in a home. Calm temperament.