I found Costa-Rica together with 2 other puppies abandoned at around 8 weeks old. Stray dogs are still a problem in Portugal. Many people don´t support sterilisation or castration and fail to take accountability for the consequences. In addition some hunters simply abandon bad perfomers. The lack of respect, compassion and sometimes understanding, coupled with the lack of responsibility means that circumstances are slow to improve. If you are thinking of choosing a new dog this year why not visit a dog home and adopt. I didnt choose any of my dogs. They crossed my path. Some are good looking some are ugly some are tall some are short but all are fantastic and loyal. I have learned to love unconditionally through them. They have enriched my life.