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SOS Algarve Animals Visits Local Shelters and Canils:

From an Algarve shelter manager: “I know there are so many appeals, so many urgent cases that are now there on the streets and needing help, and I am happy they are getting help.  But you have to wonder if the poor dog who has been waiting in the shelter for years will ever get the chance.”

Most of us who are animal lovers and living in the Algarve do not even know what takes place behind the walls of our local shelters and canils.  We do not know what animals they have, we can only guess at the day to day struggles.  We do know that they have too many animals, not enough space and not enough money.  They may manage to home a few but they always have more waiting to come in than ever going out.

We at SOS Algarve Animals are now seeking to change this…we are seeking to publicize the plight of shelters…of canils…some may be good, some may be not so good, but almost all are trying to do the best they can for the animals in their care.

As we visit these shelters and canils we will (with permission) post photos and a report of what is happening in the shelter, what are the biggest obstacles they face, what help they need, what animals are there….waiting…..

Stay tuned…we already have three visits to share. 


Featured Animals:
Gerry - Available Small Dog - Specially FeaturedGerry - Available Small Dog - Specially Featured
Added: Jul 23, 2014
Location: TBA
Description: Gerry is a little guy who is absolutely delightful. A terrier cross podenco, he is now 7 months old and about 9 kilos. He is absolutely lovely, pleasantly crazy, loves to be with you, throws himself a...

 Welcome to SOS Algarve Animals.  We rely entirely on donations and support, so please make a donation and help us keep helping.

We continue with sterilisation campaigns to offer affordable sterilisations to street animals and animals at risk of getting pregnant.    If you are looking for this help please email us to  Owners of animals will have to show that they  are without means to otherwise afford the operation.  Thank you!

We also operate a small rehoming centre and have dogs, puppies, cats and kittens all in need of new loving forever families.  Please visit available animals.

To read more about our activities please visit Special Features and Stories, or sterilisation.  To find other rescue centres, groups and animal forums please visit useful links.

We hope for your continued support as we continue our work to improve the quality of life of animals in the Algarve.

For more information please visit our Mission Statement 2014 or Sterilization


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To view our available animals seeking their forever homes please visit Available Animals.


“To Say Nothing, To Do Nothing, Stops Nothing”


How To Help

We need your help, it is only with the help of donation, like yours, that we are able to continue this work and to help the next animal who simply needs a chance, a little time, and a little helping hand.   There are many ways to help, almost every way.  Goods donations, money donations, drivers, holding fundraisers even being a flight parent.  If you would like to be involved or learn more about how to help please contact us.


Sponsors and Supporters

Please visit our supporters to show them your support…..

We are delighted to announce a new sponsorship by Alyson Sheldrake. For the whole of 2014 Alyson will be donating 10% of all profits from Pet portrait paintings to SOS Algarve Animals. Please email for more information or visit the website A3Art Pet Portraits