a Scottish charity helping rescued animals in Portugal

Win a portrait of your pet

Enter our competition to win a portrait by local artist Lily Taylor. The portrait, measuring 30cm x 42cm (A3) and worth £500, will come framed and signed by Lily. Download the form to enter.

Latest News

Join our Facebook Page to keep up to date with news from the shelter and ongoing fundraising events.

Send Supplies

The shelter is in desperate need of food and supplies to look after the animals in care. Find out how you can help by sending food from a local pet shop:

Upcoming Events

We attend and host a range of Fetes and different events throughout the year to help raise funds, have a look at our calendar to see what’s on.

Easy Fundraising

If you are looking to buy something online in the near future, why not join Easy Fundraising and help raise money towards animals in need of your help? Companies working with Easy Fundraising will donate a percentage of the sale towards your chosen charity without you having to do anything.


We are a Scottish charity helping the Bianca Associação, a Portugal based animal rescue shelter, caring for over 360 dogs and 80 cats.


For a small monthly sum you can become a God Parent to one of the animals who may never find a permanent home.


Donate any amount you like through PayPal or gift items in need such as dog leads, food bowls and bedding.

ways you can help

All of the funds raised by friends of Bianca go straight to the Bianca shelter to help animals in need. There are lots of different ways you can help, here are a few:


donations of any kind are always gratefully received


visit the shelter and provide some hands on help


become a god parent to a permanent resident

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4 weeks ago

Friends of Bianca

Fantastic work being done by our volunteers ❤️Only two days into volunteering with Home for Bianca Paws Portugal and Friends of Bianca, we’re really seeing first hand the resilience, determination, and love of animals it must take to do this day in and day out.

We’ve included the photos of the good bits - the puppies, the happy dogs, and the happy people.

What these photos don’t show are the hard bits - the overpowering smell of ammonia that seeps into your clothes, the constant cacophony of barking, the rats (dead and alive), and trudging through sludge in pens that look like a dirty protest. Every day the staff here do an incredible job of cleaning things up, treating the animals, and doing all they can to look after the well-being of the cats and dogs. But every day it’s all reset, and everyone needs fed, cleaned and treated all over again.

Any money at all that you can spare to help feed the animals, get them vet treatment, and give the shelter the funds it needs for tools and equipment, will make such a difference.

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1 month ago

Friends of Bianca

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2 months ago

Friends of Bianca

Friends of Bianca and Support Friends of Bianca Rescueare holding a doggy competition to win a portrait painted by renowned painter Lily Taylor up to a value of £500.00
They are trying to raise money for a mother and puppy unit and a haematology machine. Please consider entering to help dogs in Portugal. friendsofbianca.org/
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special thanks to

A special thank you to Audrey at Ardene House,Denise at Town and Country and Mr Swan at Swan Vets.

Who have donated a large amount of much needed medicines and special food again to the shelter.

It is on its way as we speak where it will make a big difference to the dogs and cats.

who need these special medicines and food.


We are currently enjoying support from a group at the Vet school in Edinburgh. Find out more about them on their website.

Thank you once again from us all.