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Latest News

An appeal for Bele....  

We've taken on a lovely, but very ill female black Poodle X who was found in a shopping parking area in VRSA, left outside in a storm.  She is around 10 years old and weighs 52kg.... her problems include blindness in one eye, 4 x breast tumours, 2 x leaking heart valves and a heart murmur.  She's been prescribed medication and will be examined shortly to assess her readiness for surgery. Bele is unlikely to be rehomed because of how much care and medication she'll need in the future, so she'll be an "Honoured Resident".  Once we have more information, we'll be asking our kind supporters for any help they can offer.

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Please have a look at our dogs waiting for their "furever" homes.... scroll down!!  
Recent adoptions.....

2 April - We've recently had quite a few of our precious residents adopted..... as always, it's with mixed feelings that we say farewell!  As happy as we are that they've found 5* families, farewells are always hard.  If you have a look at the "Waiting" post below, you'll see that Dina, Magnum, Patrick, Tank, Andrex and Kiara have all been adopted. Both Lola and Terri are reserved and we're confident that their adoptions will materialise.

If you'd like to read more about the dogs we've rehomed, please go to our "Doggies.... Adopted" page.  

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Partnering with StreetLife!.....

14 March - StreetLife who have sterilised 1,034 dogs since 2017, requested a few private shelters on the eastern Algarve to partner with them in promoting the next phase of their "Be Wise.... Sterilise" campaign. This was an offer for free sterilisation of pregnant dogs and sterilisation at a mere €30 for all other dogs up to 29 February... particularly, they were keen to reach rural families who may not have access to social media. StreetLife have let us know that during this campaign, they received 49 applications for sterilisations - a really great achievement! 

The Puppies are Huge!.....

13 March - click here to have a look at some cute images of the puppies who are now four months old, having arrived with their mother (the lovely Kacey) who was just days away from giving birth in early November 23.  We're also attaching a short video clip from our FB page...... click here. They are so active and full of energy....  they love cuddles and having been raised from birth at CDH, they are not fearful and there are none of the behavioural issues that we sometimes see with rescued puppies.  


From the left we have Tank (who now weighs 24kg+), Patrick, Rita, Oliver, Dominic (at the back) and Nicholas.


Please contact Sharron if you'd like to visit the haven and meet our baby monsters! 

Lucy Lugs and Caroline.....

CDH has an amazing friend in Suffolk in the UK... Caroline Burgess!  She adopted both Lucy and Aleysha and she's been responsible for organising the adoption of numerous CDH residents in her village.  There's an article with more details about her in the latest Portugal Resident.  Click here to have a read. 

Featuring our adults waiting for their "furever" homes........

It's always with a heavy heart that we continue to see our adult dogs at CDH..... especially those who've been with us for a while. Although we're doing what we can to socialise and train our residents, taking them for walks and giving them free time in their garden, there's no substitute for a golden basket with a family that loves them.  Please go to our "Doggies.... Waiting" page to see their stories. 

Volunteering, Fostering and Dog Walking....

From time to time, CDH is in need of supporters who are able to foster a dog, usually not for more than a week or two.  Whilst some families may not be able to offer a full time home to any of our rescues, it may transpire that they'd enjoy looking after a pooch for a while.  CDH will cover the related costs - food, veterinary services, etc.

We are always looking for and welcoming volunteers.  The chores are not back-breaking and volunteers are encouraged to spend time socialising our rescues which is always fun for those who love animals.... our dogs are quite used to joining volunteers at a local café for a cup of coffee!   At the haven, the kettle is always ready for a drink and the biscuits are great!

We also have a dog walking group.... if you'd like to join, you'd be most welcome.  

If you're keen to volunteer, foster or join our walking group, please click here to go to our "Contact Us" page and send your details to Sharron.

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.....every dog deserves a loving home

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