After the successful launch of it first Almancil WOOFF charity shop, Animal Rescue Algarve replicated its winning formula, this time in Loulé. The new shop opened on January 8 and was very successfully received with a buzzing atmosphere. The shop boasts of a wide range of high quality second-life fashion items, furniture, sports equipment, books, and a children’s section. In the Loule shop, on selected dates, the ARA team will even bring cats and dogs that are looking for new homes.

WOOFF stands for Worn Only Once Fashion & Furniture, and by working on a second-life basis, the shop has an environmentally sensitive approach, while consequentially giving Loulé residents more affordable and socially responsible shopping options. Plus, all profits go directly to ARA to support its great work in animal rescue, rehoming, sterilization, as well as its active role in the education of future generations.

In the past two years of its existence ARA has rescued and rehomed over 700 animals individually, and has carried out its work fully supported by private funding, and none of its executive members receive any remuneration or expenses, having gone through great financial lengths to be able to treat, rescue and rehome even the most extreme cases of sickness and abuse.

Both Almancil and Loulé shops have bespoke collections on display, and the new shop is open Monday through Friday, 10am-3pm, and Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Considering that WOOFF relies on both volunteers and high quality donations, if you can help please contact via email:

Location: Av. Andrade de Sousa Urbanisação Boas Entradas Edificio Atlantico Plaza Lote 73, Loja C, 8100-724 Loulé (opposite Lidl, underneath the 24hr Vet)