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My name is Zuca!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 year ago

Adoption process

Submit Application




Home Check

My basic info

Podengo Portugueso/Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog
Brown/Chocolate - with White
6 years 4 months old, Adult
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
36 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Zuca here!

If you want someone to cuddle up on the couch with you, I might just be the right dog for you. Although I like to play around, snuggling is a major priority. Oh, and I do like butt scratches. They are my favorite. Walking on a leash is second nature to me, and I take it very easy for my walks.
I tend to like to take some breaks and lay down for some belly rubs mid walk.

I’m a little bit older than some of the other dogs here, being 5.5 years old, and weighing 52lbs.
My life was forever changed when I was found abandoned in the woods in Portugal.
Thankfully Bring Portuguese Podengos to Light took me into their care.

I do take a bit of time before becoming comfortable with strangers though, and you would need to take it very slow with me to earn my trust and affection.
Please think about adding me to your family even though I am a bit shy, it’s nothing against you, it’s just what I’ve experienced in my life before being rescued.

Zuca would do best in a home with a low activity level.

* Fast Friends adopts in the New England area. If you are interested in Zuca or one of our other available dogs, please complete an adoption application at
Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption Center

Contact info

Pet ID
14 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446

Their adoption process


Submit Application

Please visit to fill out an online application or print one to send back in the mail.



We will schedule a time for a phone call to get to know you better and help match you with a dog who will be the best fit with your family.


Home Check

We will come to your home to help assess any areas where your new dog may have trouble or need extra training (stairs, etc.).

Additional adoption info

Our adoption fee includes a state health certificate, all vaccinations, spay/neuter, dental cleaning, harness, collar, leash, and dental kit.

Adoption application

More about this rescue

Fast Friends is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to educating the public about Greyhounds and sighthounds from around the world with the primary goal of finding responsible, loving homes for them. Fast Friends envisions a world where no Greyhound or sighthound lacks for a loving home and these breeds are valued and celebrated for their uniqueness.

Fast Friends works closely with both international and domestic partners to bring retired racing Greyhounds and other sighthounds in need from countries where they have almost no chance of a local adoption to its facility in Swanzey, New Hampshire. Each dog receives high quality care with a focus on one-on-one staff time and individualized plans to help them overcome any neglect or trauma they have experienced so that they can be successful in a home. We are dedicated to taking in dogs with the most challenging circumstances.