Friday, 17 December 2010

Volunteers to translation NEEDED

As you noticed it's impossible for us to keep on translating and updating everything is in portuguese.

Can you help us?

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

ZUCA, still waiting...

Zuca is still in the hotel... she needs someone who can give her a home...

Name: Zuca
Age: around 2,5 years old
Gender: female
Weight and Size: medium size
Breed: mongrel
Colour : black and white
Behaviour: very sweet and gentle
Situation: in hotel (Algarve)
Vaccination/CHIP: vaccinated / no micro-chip
Spayed: yes
Contacts for adoption: Teresa Sampaio - 96 2843562

See Zuca's file here

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Win 2 tickets to Zoomarine!

We have 2 tickets to Zoomarine, in Albufeira!!

The validity of the tickets is the 31st of August. The regular price of an adult ticket is 24€, but you can win 2 adult tickets if you buy a number, for 1,50€.

You can choose from 1 to 49. Each number has the cost of 1,50€. You can buy as many as you wish! Then you have more chances of winning, and you'll be helping our animals!

Please let us know which number you want to buy, by sending us an e-mail to

As soon as we sell all the 49 numbers, the winning number will be the spare number of the portuguese lotto game during the week of the last sold number.

If you're the winner, we will give you the tickets by hand (if you live near Portimão), or we will send it to you by post.

To check the numbers that we've sold already, go to

Thank you so much for helping our animals!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

TOBY, sweet cat looking for a new owner/Foster Home

Toby was rescued from Portimão's Municipal Kennel, and luckily he didn't have to spend any night in the kennel, thanks to a person that is keeping him in a very temporary Foster Home, against the rest of the family's will.

He is sweet, likes to be in his little bed, and doesn't give any kind of trouble...

He is a spayed cat.

Toby is looking for a new owner, or a new Foster Home, because the actual one can't keep him anymore...

To adopt Toby / be Toby's Foster Home, contact:
Elsa Correia
or call (00351) 916385053

Monday, 14 June 2010

QUINCAS, waiting for too long...

This nice boy is in the Municipal Kennel, waiting for someone capable of making him trully happy...

Contacts for adoption or Foster Home:
Teresa Sampaio
or call (00351)96 2843562

Sunday, 13 June 2010

EROS, waiting for a new family

Eros is a young dog, of medium/large size, who is in the Kennel, waiting for a new family...

Contacts for adoption or foster home:
Teresa Sampaio -
or call (+351)96 2843562

Sunday, 6 June 2010

BUNKI, in the kennel, waiting for a new home...

This nice dog is in the Municipal Kennel, he is probably more than a year old and is a small dog.

He needs a foster home, urgently. Better than that, would be to be adopted!

Contacts for adoption/foster home:
Teresa Sampaio -
or call (00351) 96 2843562

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

BELLA, black hairy sweet dog

Bella's first photo records are from July 2009. After almost a year Bella still wasn't adopted. It is very urgent for Bella to be adopted, as she has been in the kennel for too long. Who knows, you could be Bella's foster home, while she waits for a new owner! She is a lovely dog, she is very sweet.

Contacts for adoption:

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Foxi, in the kennel for the 2nd time...

Foxi had owners before, but they put her in the municipal kennel in May 2009. She was adopted in October that year, but she was betrayed again for the new owners and she got back to the kennel in December. Who's the fault? Poor dog... She loves humans, and she always gets to be betrayed by them...

She is a lovely and sweet dog, she's young, and she looks like a sweety little fox.

Urgent adoption!

Contacts for adoption: - 96 2843562

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

About ADAP

We started in April 2008 as a group of about 5 people wanting to start a project to help the animals in Portimão. There were almost no one helping them in this area and none association working close with stray animals and the dogs in the city kennel, managed by the Câmara Municipal wich means if they are not promoted and rehomed, for sure will be put asleep.

In August the same year we formed a legal association with all the advantages that this carries with it, including being able to recruit members and being mor known by Portimão citizens and visitors.

We do not have our own centre for housing dogs or cats so we have them at our homes and on temporary accommodation called FATs (abreviation in portuguese, means animal foster home), familys that accept one or more animals with them till adoption. We also have dogs on other places like dog hotels/boarding kennels. In this case we have (and need more) sponsors/godparentes to help pay the monthly fee, cause is very difficult for us without any support to keep going rescuing more animals.

We love what we do but without the ongoing support of everyone it is very difficult to combine this passion with family and professional life not to mention all the costs that caring for these animals bring. For this reason we are asking for your help and support.

For more information you can have a look on
Sorry, but it's difficult to have time for everything so it's not updated frequently! Portuguese/english spoken volunteer to translate our blog in portuguese to english needed!

Friday, 1 January 2010

JONAS, urgent adoption

"Jonas is a two-years-old small/medium size dog that has already suffered a lot (he was abandoned twice, spent 3 months at a municipal kennel, was almost put to sleep, ran away at least once, was abused…). He is awaiting for adoption at a Foster Family since the end of September. He needs some time to get used to people and trust people, but he is extremely sweet, he loves to play and gets along quite well with bitches. THIS DOG IS NOT SUITABLE FOR APARTMENT LIVING, as he loves to be outside and panics whenever he is in closed spaces. The ideal home for him would be a house with a well-fenced garden, patience and a lot of love to give. Jonas is a healthy dog, vet checked, vaccinated, dewormed and fixed.
He is presently (8th December) in Faro, Algarve, but I can offer transportation to other parts of the country."

Susana Figueiras – 917433941 / 962694062 (
Cecília – 963604901
Isabel – 913020221