Adotta un animale

For each animal adopted abroad there are hundreds who remain in Sao Vicente struggling every day for food and water. Help us to help them to survive and to stop reproducing, creating even more suffering!
The dogs and cats rescued by SI MA BO receive around the clock care. It is important to continue this care for the animals not lucky enough to be adopted yet. Because of this the adoption process can only be completed after receiving a donation of 200 for the work done during the 4 months (normally longer) to prepare your dog or cat for adoption (including documents for embarking to be done 24 hours before departure). In case the dog you would like to adopt is not from our shelter but she/he is rescued by you and you would like to leave him/her with us for the time necessary to prepare him for travelling, you will be charged 100 euros/month for food, medical assistance, spaying/neutering and any other need.
Additional costs on top are as follows:
  • SIMABO’s yearly membership card – 12
  • vaccination with chip and booklet – 30 + €10 for the vet that applies the vaccine
  • after at least one month from vaccination: drawing blood, centrifugate it and preparing it to go to Europe, including looking for a carrier at the right time and for a vet in Europe that forward the serum to the competent institution – 20
  • anti rabies blood test (must be done in Europe by an authorized lab) – 100. If the test is positive, the pet can travel after 3 months from the date of the test, if the test is negative, the pet must be-revaccinated and the blood taken again after 1 month, and the re-tested, and if the test is positive, the pet can travel after 3 months from the test date.
  • kennel for sending the dog/cat (as you deem appropriate, you can buy one here or send one from abroad at your expense)
  • paperwork at the Ministry of Agriculture not before 5 days before departure – €10 (including transport of the dog)
  • if you fly by TAP, taking the documents at the airport to get authorization to embark  as soon as all the docs are available – €20
  • transport of the animal to the airport on the day of departure, sedation and any other needs – €30
  • flight home at your expense (see relevant airline for details)
Adopt an animal and you will be fulfilling one of their biggest needs: love and companionship!!
Please write to Silvia at for further information and instructions pertaining to travelling abroad and adoption fees.

If you are unable to adopt at this time, you can sponsor one of our cats or dogs by covering their expenses on a monthly basis. He or she will be forever grateful, thank you!!

Follow the link below and search through our list of dogs and cats for adoption to find the perfect dog or cat for you and your home.

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via Alessandria 26
15013 Borgoratto (AL)

SIMABO Cabo Verde
Rua Angola, 14
Mindelo – Sao Vicente

(+238) 9 937347
(+238) 2 312465
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