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Zorba is a lovely, mature gent with a long,  predominantly black coat, with brown and white markings.  Zorba came to us after being in a home for all his life.  His owner got sick and could no longer care for him.  He was recently adopted by a lovely family here in Portugal, but sadly he doesn’t accept cats.  He really hates them.  They are really upset because they love him very much, but cannot risk their cats.

His Best Points :

Zorba is a lovely boy and very cuddly.


Foster Report :

Zorba is a beautiful dog.  A lovely big bear who loves to walk, cuddle and play. Although he is a big fellow and a senior, he is very active, flexible and fast. He is great with children and adults. Zorba enjoys being part of the family. He can easily get used to other dogs within the family, but can be dominant towards other dogs in the street.  He can walk on the leash, is strong but calm and knows commands like stay, sit, jump and lay down.
Short: He is a wonderful and sweet family member!

Dog Details :

Breed :     Serra da Estrela

Age :         10 years

Gender:    male  

Height:      60 cm

Weight:      45 kg

Living with dogs :

Living with cats :   no!

Living with children :  yes

NEEDS to live with another dog     no

Health:  No health issues notified

Neutered:    yes

Current location

In Portugal can travel to the UK in April or May once he has a home to go to

Adoption Fee : £85 – to be paid direct to the Portuguese rescue to cover new, excessive, extra EU travel costs, via UK bank account

NOTE – Homecheck : All our adoptions are subject to successful homechecksThere is now a deposit for all homechecks of £25 which is deducted from the adoption fee.

If the homecheck fails the £25 will be reimbursed.

If people withdraw after the homecheck this is non refundable.





Can live with other dogs
Can live with children

Adopting A DogWatch UK Rescue Dog

Before being adopted, dogs will have been vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.
If old enough they will have been neutered, if too young the new owners will need to ensure this is done.
All dogs are microchipped
All new owners can apply for 4 weeks Pet Insurance  FREE, to apply please ask us for the pamphlet, our charity reference number is 1400005179.

All new owners will need to change their new dogs microchip information to their contact details. This costs £17. If you would like us to arrange this for you, at a reduced rate of £7.20, we will ask you to do a bank transfer to allow us to register the change.

For Rescue Dogs coming from overseas

This adoption fee is a contribution towards the costs of rescuing the dog including
– microchip, pet passport, vaccines, tests for South European diseases, neutering (IF OLD ENOUGH), parasite treatment and transport to the UK.
We can not home dogs from overseas to people who work full time or long hours, unless some sort of doggy day care is offered. They need someone at home a lot of the day, they are not used to being alone for long periods. A dog walker for an hour out of the day is not enough.
Leaving dogs a long time on their own means they are highly likely to develop separation anxiety which is distressing for them and everyone in their new home.

How to adopt a DogWatch UK Rescue Dog

For full details see our Adoption page

To apply to adopt please fill in our adoption application