How Do We Help Dogs?
Portugal Paws and Claws (PPC) was formed as a not-for-profit association with the aim of raising funds and awareness to assist in the well being and re-homing of stray and abandoned dogs within the Central Portugal area generally, and Lousã council area particularly. Furthermore we are aiming to work in collaboration with other organisations both nationally and internationally to find suitable homes for the adoption of these dogs, in particular we are looking for homes within the UK,
PPC is dedicated to working with other associations to ensure that all dogs that come into contact with PPC are given the love, support and quality of life they deserve..
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One day, on one of our group walks, this little thing decided to join us. She had a whale of a time but then we were left with the conundrum of what to do with her. After asking round the village it became apparent she'd been dumped. Well of course we couldn't leave her. So we took her to the vet to check for a chip. Surprise, surprise, no chip! In the interim, she went to stay with one of our group members. We then got her vaccinated, sterilised and put out an appeal for a permanent home. Eventually we found somewhere for her but their garden wasn't enclosed and she kept chasing the neighbour's cats; so back she came. The story ends happily, though, as our foster carer decided to keep her. Lucky Girl.
The Lara Family. How it all started. Lara was dumped, pregnant and would come down to the local café terrified, to collect food. She was tracked back to the shed where she’d had the pups in a hole underground. When the pups finally came out of the hole and Lara started to trust, she was taken home. Hence the first real fundraiser. Money was raised to get them sterilized and vaccinated. They now have fantastic homes. Of course Lara and Precious stayed with one of our volunteers she's delighted that she still sees all of them on a regular basis and has made some great friends in the process.
Dear, sweet Runty. He appeared in our village at the beginning of this year. Yet another 'dumped' dog. Runty swiftly made friends with the local dogs and moved in with a dog on the same street, sharing his kennel. We immediately put out an appeal on Facebook and found him a home in the UK. Because of this we were able to secure foster for him so he could be vaccinated, sterilised and prepared to go to the UK. Sadly that adoption fell through and his foster carers continued to care for him. They were going to keep him but their garden isn't secure and being a free spirit and very bright, he kept finding a way out, not a problem until he found the neighbour's sheep! He did not hurt them but this obviously couldn not continue. This is where we found Dogwatch who found him a new home in the UK, which was confirmed after their homecheck. I'm so pleased for Runty. He is a delightful, happy little dog who loves life.
Runty is these living the doggie dream life in the garden of England (Kent) and is extremely happy!