Charity Sponsorship for 2016

SOS Algarve Animals Sponsorship 2016 Algarve Blog

Many of you will remember our post earlier this year about our adoption of a rescue dog called Kat Adopting a Rescue Dog in the Algarve. We are so grateful for the work of so many charities here in the Algarve who work tirelessly to support, re-home and most importantly, sterilise dogs and cats here in the Algarve. For several years now our charity of choice to support has been SOS Algarve Animals – long before they found our gorgeous ‘Kat the dog’ for us – although now they hold an even more special place in our hearts!


We are delighted to announce that for the whole of 2016 Alyson will again be donating a percentage of her profits from all of her Pet Portrait paintings to the SOS Algarve Animals Charity here on the Algarve – and this year we have increased the amount to 15%

SOS Algarve Animals are a registered charity that help abandoned animals in the Algarve. Portugal is believed to be one of the worst countries in Europe for animal neglect and abandonment; on average SOS Algarve Animals re-homes between 300 and 400 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens every year. They are also involved in sterilizing approximately 600 dogs and cats every year.

You can find out more about this charity by clicking the logo below which will direct you to their website:

SOS Algarve Animals Charity Sponsorship

As an acrylic painter based here on the Algarve, as well as creating modern acrylic paintings, Alyson also completes Pet Portraits as commissions. For the last three years we have sponsored the ‘Best in Show’ at the Algarve Dog Show, and wanted to do something more for a worthwhile animal charity and therefore we began to donate a percentage of our profit for each Pet Portrait painting to the SOS Algarve Animals charity each year.

Pet Portrait Painting Alyson Sheldrake

‘Barney’ Pet Portrait © Alyson Sheldrake

Pet Portrait paintings

Alyson loves creating an original and unique portrait painting of a pet. She enjoys creating unique, hand-painted portraits and aims to capture both a realistic likeness and also something of the personality of the pet, working from the owner’s own photographs.

Pet Portrait Painting Alyson Sheldrake

‘Teddy’ Pet Portrait © Alyson Sheldrake

To find out more about her paintings, including pricing, please click the image below or the link here to view the work on her website:

SOS Algarve Animals Sponsorship 2016 Algarve Blog

And please feel free to share this link with anyone else that you think might be interested!

'Satisfied Customers!' Pet Portraits © Alyson Sheldrake

‘Satisfied Customers!’ Pet Portraits © Alyson Sheldrake

Thank you.

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2 Responses to Charity Sponsorship for 2016

  1. Someday I know we’ll be hanging up our traveling shoes and when we do I’ll be visiting SOS Algarve Animals Charity for our own special dog to rehome. Lovely portraits Alyson. Anita

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