News April 2016. 


Dogs in Brazil is a struggling small charity. We currently have 67 dogs. We have taken in many more since we last updated this website. First of all the new guys. There are quite a few of them and many came in with serious health problems. Bowie's  story.  




This coming month and next month we have two important major surgeries to do. One is Sugar, who has a deformed leg. He will be having the leg amputated.  Then we have a new girl without a name yet, who had a broken leg and had a metal pin in it. The leg got broken again and the metal pin is protruding through her foot. She was no longer wanted and about to be dumped in the streets. We took her and her friend in. Her friend looks to be her offspring. She has been in this state for quite a while and the broken bone has calcified meaning she will have to have her leg re-broken and have an external pin as now it has been too long just to put another pin there as one leg would end up shorter than the other.  This is a complex surgery and will be done by our vet Dr Andre on the 21st of March. She cannot have the surgery prior to this as she has tick disease. We also have many spay and neuter surgeries to do here as well. This week Luiza is on the list. Here are Sugar and the new girl.



New Girl broken leg.                                                                              Surgery on the 21st March. 




Xray of her leg.                                                                                    Sugar who will be undergoing amputation. 



We also have an International adoption as the little puppy Abby is going to Seattle. We will miss her here at DIB. She was dying of parvo on the streets and alone. Very mal nourished and dehydrated. 




Abby alone and dying on the streets.                                                   Abby rescued. 



Abby now ready to go. 





Her new owners in Seattle, WA, USA have posted a wonderful video with her story including arrival footage!


Please click here to view:


 We are grateful for any donation, large or small, to help with medical bills and maintain the dogs here. We currently need flea meds and worm meds as well as general donations to keep going. We currently have 56 dogs here. 


More about us and our work...

'Dogs in Brazil' is a registered charity in Brazil.

My name is Jan and my husband is Carlos. More than 12 years ago we moved to Brazil to be with family. While moving to a place to make a permanent home, we happened to see a dog in traffic that was ignored and needed help. We had to save him—the rest is history...  



We couldn't stop at saving just one dog, after we saw him, we had to help as many of them as we could, and still do! This was the beginning of Dogs in Brazil.

So many dogs in Brazil roam the streets treated like vermin and thought of as pests. People can be so very cruel to them. We want to educate people that dogs can be friends and loved, and love back. We also want to let people know the importance of de-sexing their pets, so there are less unwanted puppies out there.


Poor Pluto was found fighting for his life,
with his mother dead in a plastic bin liner. 

Before we can get to that education place, we often struggle caring for the dogs we have saved by choice, while dogs are dumped on our doorstep, and locals tell us of dogs in cruel conditions that need help.

To do all this, we rely on the continued help from fellow animal lovers all over the world. We need your help. Not all help means money, even just spreading the word about things here, liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter. Any way you can help us get to educating people that these supposed street dogs need love as much as your family pet—we appreciate any level of support!


Pluto today, enjoying his chance at a full, rewarding life.
This is all possible from donations by amazing people like you! 
Read Pluto's full rescue story (here).

Of course we do need funds, as we survive only on the kindness of caring people that donate to our charity. If you would like to give anything, please visit the donation page of this website (here).

Thank you!!!

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  • Such a worthwhile charity to support. One of my close friends adopted her adorable dog Meg from Jan and Carlos, all the way to Canada. Always the motto ’ Don’t shop, adopt!’… please help with a small donation to Dogs in Brazil. Thank you for visiting their website xx
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  • Such a worthwhile charity. Saving so many sad cases of abuse and illness
    Love seeing pictures of the dogs as they improve under your care.
  • I think you are both modern day saints to do what you do, day in, day out. What an amzing set-up, we must save this rescue and get you more help, you are too important to wear yourselves out, you can be a force for education and change in Brazil and the world!