Estrela Rescue & Rehoming

The EMDC (UK) will endeavour to assist in the re-homing of any Estrelas which are unfortunate enough to find themselves in need. If you find yourself in the position of needing assistance to re-home an Estrela, or maybe you are just looking for temporary cover, please contact us and we will do what we can to help.

The Committee realises that we all have changes in life which can occasionally cause us to have to make tough choices. We will not judge you, our sole interest is to help to find any dogs a permanent, loving home.

Any dog which is re-homed by the EMDC (UK) and has KC papers available, will have them withheld. These papers will become the property of the EMDC (UK).

Please email either the Rescue Co-ordinator (call 07490 986674) or the Estrela Mountain Dog Welfare & Rescue   if you need help, or if you are interested in helping an Estrela in need by fostering or adopting.


Rose and Blaise, who are sisters from different litters. Both were bred by Trisha Dean at Asterel. Rose is 6 and Blaise 5 and have been spayed.

Due to a traumatic change in circumstances their family are unable to keep them. As they have had both dogs since puppies, they would love them to stay together as the dogs are so close to each other.

Rose and Blaise are typical of the breed. Affectionate and loyal, and good with children and other dogs having lived in a busy family home. Neither dog is dominant at all.

They are both well trained, but as is often typical they can be nervous at noises so they are not let off the lead outside and need a large, secure garden.

Rose and Blaise are currently in South Wales, but we welcome applicants from anywhere in mainland UK. If you would like to be considered please fill out the adoption form, which can be found via the sign up button on the EMDW&R facebook page. If you have completed this previously, please send us a message so we can re-visit your application.

Please contact Peter (EMDC (UK)Breed rescue coordinator): 07490 986674
or the Estrela Mountain Dog Welfare and Rescue who we now work alongside. *Rose and Blaise bought to us through the Estrela Mountain Dog Welfare and Rescue.

Eva (Successfully re-homed)

Eva was in need of an urgent home or foster placement. Her owners only had a limited amount of time to find somewhere for her.

Eva has a health issue that any potential adopters needed to consider.

We are thrilled to report that the Estrela Mountain Dog Welfare & Rescue have been able to find Eva a new forever home.

Meet Oscar and Rose (Successfully re-homed)

Meet Oscar and Rose. They were both two years old and looking for a new home either together or separately.

Oscar is an entire male, he’s always lived outside and been reared around small children. He’s strong on the lead and barks with excitement when he sees other dogs so would need some firm but kind training to address this. Oscar would need to be neutered. He is boisterous and has hasn’t lived in a house before. He could live with a sensible medium to large spayed bitch. He is untested with cats.


Rose is a spayed bitch. She is used to children but untested with cats. She could live with other dogs with proper introductions. Rose is calmer than Oscar and medium in size.


Re-homed by the Estrela Mountain Dog Welfare & Rescue, thank you for helping both of these dogs in their hour of need.

MARIO - a long term Stray (Successfully re-homed)

Mario was a long term stray, in terrible condition and was taken in by Marie-Jose Mombers for care and preparation to hopefully become adoptable.

The EMDC (UK) Committee agreed to send money from our Rescue fund to help with the veterinary care that was needed by this handsome boy.  We are very pleased to announce that not only is he making fabulous progress, but he has also found a new home with a British person living in the Algarve.  Let’s hope the British love of dogs serves this boy well!