We are a registered non-profit organization of volunteers.  Our main purpose is to help take care of the canil dogs and cats and find them homes in Portugal, UK, Germany, Holland and Belgium. We walk, groom, neuter and take medical care of the dogs and cats. When possible, they go to foster homes to help prepare them for adoption.

We have auctions, luncheons, and participate in markets to raise money to provide medication and to sterilize the animals. 

Official name: Associacao dos Amigos do Canil de Portimao

NIF: 510 178 057

BPI Lagoa 

IBAN : PT50 0010 0000 4780 9000 0010 8  


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Dog of the month

Sammy is our dog of the month! Sammy is a lovely dog with gentle nature. He loves attention and would give anything to play in the sun then sit at your feet (or maybe in your lap) to receive and to give some affection. Please come meet Sammy.

Cat of the month


Bob is our cat of the month. He is a young, very playful and sweet cat.  He came to the canil with his brother Dylan. Both are lovely cats that love to be close to the volunteers and are ready for a home.


Events have been limited by COVID.  Please see our FB auction page: 

Auction Support Canil de Portimao

We are currently featuring beautiful Christmas arrangements



ADOPT. if you can't adopt, FOSTER.  if you can't foster, SPONSOR. if you can't sponsor, 

VOLUNTEER. if you can't volunteer, DONATE. if you can't donate, EDUCATE.