I am just moving to Portugal next month and I want to get a Portuguese dog? Any idea where I could go to find one? I am open to shelters or even private sellers.
Great question Tony! When we adopted Santino we went to Pegadas & Bigodes. We wrote about the experience here:
The whole process cost us about 80 euros but it was about a 2 hour drive north of Lisboa/Lisbon. So you will need a car rental.
A list of shelters we have visited in our search for the little guy are:
There are a few Facebook Groups which sell dogs also but I cannot vouch for or even condone that. Lots of times private sellers are just breeders who don’t really take care of the mother dog and her puppies. Go for a shelter and rescue a dog. Good luck!
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