Hello and welcome to the


Associação para Protecção dos Animais de Rua

 (Association for the Protection of Abandoned  Animals)

Moncarapacho and Fuseta


APAR is a small association dedicated to looking after abandoned and mistreated animals in and around the towns of Moncarapacho and Fuseta in the East Algarve area of Portugal.


We run a small shelter in the area and always have dogs available for adoption, including (usually) puppies as well as adult dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes. 

If you’re in the area, please come and say hello (by appointment only).


 Welcome to our fledgling website – very much a work in progress . . . 


We hope to go live in early 2017!


Our most up-to-date information can be found on Facebook (in a mixture of English and Portuguese language) and includes photos of many of the little chappies currently in residence at the shelter – all looking for new homes.


Search for “APAR Moncarapacho” or click here to visit our Facebook page



You can contact us in the following ways:-


By email at



By telephone at:-

+ 351 964 591 700 (Portuguese language)

+ 351 965 363 279 (Portuguese language)

+351 918 907 008 (Portuguese, English, Spanish, French languages)


Or via our Facebook page



We always need dog-related things such as food, towels and blankets, leads, collars, toys etc. as well as (human) volunteers to help at the shelter – everything from cleaning the cages (not a very glamorous job but it needs to be done) to walking the dogs so that they get some exercise.  If you can help, please get in touch.


If you would like to make a donation to support our work then please just contact us – we accept cash, cheques, bank transfers, standing orders and PayPal (including credit card) and will happily give you the relevant details plus an official APAR receipt.


Thank you for visiting (sorry there’s not much to see as yet . . . ) and we hope to see you again soon either here or over on Facebook.


All the best from everyone at




It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit

Harry S. Truman



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