Adopt don’t shop EU is a project focused in rehoming neglected animals across European countries.

By helping local shelters and animal rescues we gather different welfare organisations in one website. Dogs, cats and other animals from these shelters require even more visibility today: the pet industry is focused on profit and does not care about these animals at all. Breeders looks after fashionable breeds and selling puppies, when they’re not busy on excessive ethology and working methods. Demand of purebred pups is constantly rising: dogs are officially the new partner in crime of western families. Was this what we aimed twenty years ago? when promoting responsbile adoptions and mass sterilisations, were trying to make people turn the way they had been treating dogs in the last fifty years. No. We didn’t want the rising of medium welfare and healty status for some dogs ending up in milions of purebred dogs spreaded everywhere, bought or taken from silly people following the rules of social media and television system. Hundreds of thousands of unwanted dogs follow: most of them end up in some cages, but many other end on the streets, where they might not be used to. The most affected areas are the countries across Mediterranean Sea (Cyprus, Spain, Greece and South of Italy) and East Europe (Romania, Bulgaria) above all.

We are people from different countries, someone helps when he can in local kennel, other help as they can,  or travels as international volunteers or flight/ship volunteers, some others run a shelter privately.

We don’t make it for profit. Any donations from adoptions are used for other animals. Donations coming from merchandise, from events fundraisings or crowfundings are used to pay all the activities related, vets, transports and food.

We do it just for the animals we try to save. If your Shelter/Organisation needs visibility on Adopt don’t shop EU website and social networks (Facebook, Twitter), feel free to contact us togheter with relevant informations about dogs, cats and other animals. You can also show your merchandise via Adopt don’t shop EU merch page.

Please note and undestand that every adoption is permitted under European animal’s Transportation system only (TRACES).

Please donate using PayPal button at the bottom of this page. Every 31/12 we usually post received donations.

Thank you!








Adopt Don’t Shop EU is a small directory of homeless pets coming from some pet adoption organizations. It is crucial that any pet found through an adoption service be thoroughly examined by a veterinarian immediately upon adoption. Any pets found, adopted through, or listed in Adopt Don’t Shop EU are the sole responsibility of the adoption organizations and/or the adopting party. 

Adopt Don’t Shop EU accepts no responsiblity for any liability or for any injury or damages to any person or property caused by any listed animal, as well as any cause of action, claims, suits or demands whatsoever that may arise as a result of such injury or damage. No information in Adopt Don’t Shop EU is guaranteed. 

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