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Costacoffeeplease Fri 28-Oct-16 14:21:26

Some of you may have seen my previous posts, I live in Portugal, and there are still a lot of street cats and dogs around. My last five dogs have come from the street, and all 15 of my cats have been picked up either by us or someone we know

On Wednesday my husband came home with an 8-12 week puppy that he'd found, covered in fleas and ticks and with her fur all matted with grass and seeds. She's been to the vet, and had all the treatment required, some of her fur on her tummy had to be shaved off, but she's the sweetest little thing

We've advertised for a good home for her through the various rescues in the Algarve but no-one has come forward as yet - so here I am again, 4th puppy from the streets in about 8 years - wish me luck smile

allfurcoatnoknickers Fri 28-Oct-16 14:47:30

Good luck! One of my rescues was a street dog and he's grateful every day that he gets to be a cossetted apartment dog now thlgrin

Costacoffeeplease Fri 28-Oct-16 14:54:23

Thank you smile

insan1tyscartching Fri 28-Oct-16 15:04:31

Good luck, sounds like she's a lucky dog. You know we all want to see a photo don't you?

Costacoffeeplease Fri 28-Oct-16 15:19:03

Mumsnet might melt......

paddypants13 Fri 28-Oct-16 15:21:57

I call troll on op unless we see a photo! winkgrin

Does the wee beastie have a name? If not I'm sure Mnetters will be happy to help.

Costacoffeeplease Fri 28-Oct-16 15:25:36

I wanted Muriel, but she seems to be Poppet. Still hoping for a good home for her

Onenerfwarfrombreakdown Fri 28-Oct-16 15:27:38


EssentialHummus Fri 28-Oct-16 15:30:29

Oh god, I would end up as Crazy Pet Lady if I lived somewhere that had so many street dogs around.

Good on you OP. She's adorable!

Costacoffeeplease Fri 28-Oct-16 15:32:47

I already am known as crazy English cat lady confused

insan1tyscartching Fri 28-Oct-16 15:56:22

Oh she is lovely, how will you bear to part with her?

GinIsIn Fri 28-Oct-16 15:57:38

I'm sure you don't want to keep her, she looks HORRIBLE - you'd be much better off giving her to me! grin

AdoraBell Fri 28-Oct-16 15:59:59

She is gorgeous. One of mine was a street dog from Chile. She's just turned 8 😊

I do hope you can find a home for Poppy.

Costacoffeeplease Fri 28-Oct-16 16:04:20

She'll only go if I think it's to something better than what we can offer - we have a problem in that one of our other dogs is extremely nervous and it took 18 months to introduce him to the last pup (who's now 3), so it's not going to be easy keeping them separate and doing gradual introductions

paddypants13 Fri 28-Oct-16 19:29:28

Fenella- Knowing absolutely nothing about you or your lifestyle, I can tell you are totally unsuitable to own a dog. To save her from your clutches, I will bravely sacrifice myself and become her owner! wink (I genuinely wish I could but I could not give any dog a suitable home right now let alone a new puppy)

I know a lovely Portuguese woman called Magda. That would be a lovely name for her. Or maybe Lola...

How's she doing op? smile

Costacoffeeplease Fri 28-Oct-16 19:32:01

Well, I've just had a message from a potential new owner, so fingers crossed!

beebeautiful Sat 29-Oct-16 08:27:03

Gorgeous little pup!

Costacoffeeplease Sun 30-Oct-16 08:57:56

She went to her new family yesterday evening. They seemed really nice - we're pleased for her, but also very sad she's gone

AdoraBell Sun 30-Oct-16 11:46:02

Awww, hope she settles well.

paddypants13 Sun 30-Oct-16 13:03:49

Awww, that's lovely news Costa. Well done!

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