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Adoptions of Fly and Gus.

We promised you good news, and today we have two adoptions to tell you about.

First fabulous Fly left for his new home. This lovely pitch black braque cross arrived just short of four weeks ago having been found in a local village. He was not identified, and when Fly visited the vet we found out he was just 7 months old. Could this be yet another puppy who was given away for free on the internet and who just outgrew what his family was expecting?

Luckily Fly caught the eye of a braque-lover. She had two female braques and although Fly was not at all what she was looking for (she wanted a female of a non-hunt type!), when she saw his photos, her heart just melted. Earlier this week she came to see how the three dogs got on, and today she came in to take lucky Fly home.

She has promised photos of the three dogs together, and we look forward to that, because they did look truly magnificent. And surprisingly similar, in form if not in colour.

black lab cross

Fly – ADOPTED

Next we said goodbye to Gus. This breton spaniel was abandoned in May by his elderly owner who was no longer able to exercise his active dog. His family are great animal lovers, with quite a menagerie at home. In fact they came in with another dog in mind, but thanks to the questionnaire, the employees, who know the dogs best, were able to suggest a dog who was the same breed as the one they wanted, but whose character was better suited to their lifestyle. They were happy to take the ScPA’s advice, and we are sure that everyone will be very happy. Gus and his new pal Bilou both had big smiles on their faces as they left, in any case.

Gus (with his new pal Bilou) – ADOPTED

We have more leavers tomorrow, so the week is certainly finishing better than it started.

Adoption of Gustav

Towards the end of February we happily reported the adoption of Otto. As we told you, he was one of two dogs who were left alone in an appartment when their owner moved house. Needless to say both dogs were a bit hungry when they arrived, but apart from that were in good health. Anyway, today, some four weeks later, it was the turn of his dad, Gustav.

This handsome lab cross caught the eye of a family from the Netherlands who were looking for a dog to share their life. They wanted a dog who gets on with other dogs, and ideally wanted a dog who needed them. Naturally Gustav’s story touched their hearts. They took him for a walk, then had a think, returning the following day to officially reserve this lovely dog.

A week’s holiday was planned, so Gustav did not leave immediately, but employees and volunteers have been walking him and telling him that he didn’t have long to wait! We hope to have lots of news and photos of the newly renamed “Roux” as his new life begins.

pale lab cross

Gustav – ADOPTED

There is at least one other dogs who has his bags packed, so let’s wait and see who will be leaving us tomorrow!

November brings joy to Auguste

We had another wonderful adoption today. After four months at the SPA Auguste found a new home today. Despite his name this lovely shepherd cross did not arrive in the month of August. He in fact got his name due to his resemblance to SPA resident Cesar. In fact there are many dogs who look a bit like this, and our hearts always sink when new ones arrive. Looking a bit unusual can definitely be a good thing at the SPA, when each dog is effectively competing for the attention of visitors.

Auguste’s new family did in fact look at a couple of dogs of the same type, but they finally chose Auguste and we are delighted for him. We suspect that he was left behind when some travellers passed through the area, and he has not enjoyed being locked up. His new family promise lots of lovely walks and outdoor activity, and Auguste should have a great life with them.

Tomorrow is December 1st, and that is Auguste’s third birthday, according to the vet’s estimate. What a great birthday present he has had. Other dogs are hoping that Christmas brings them joy, even if it is only in the form of a Christmas bauble! Although of course an adoption would be best of all!

There were no arrivals…let’s hope this carries on. More dogs in the warm is what we all want.

Auguste – ADOPTED

big dog with couple

 

Gus..two weeks on

We always follow up on our dogs after adoptions. This is to check that all is well and ensure that any niggly little problems are nipped in the bud.

Gus arrived in the UK two weeks ago. He was one of our ‘long termers’ who had lived in a kennel for two years. We always advise the adopters not to expect too much too soon and to take things slowly which is exactly what Jane is doing.

Here is what Janes has to say after two weeks ;

‘Gus arrived in Yorkshire, after a 3 day journey, cross-crossing France, England and Wales, still his happy waggy self.

He is such a character, affectionate and clever. He watches me intently as I cook every meal, and you can see the cogs whirring as he tries to work out how to get into the bin, the cupboard, fridge, cellar. I wonder if he’s memorised any recipes yet?

He probably hasn’t had much exposure to the world around him, horses, cats, squirrels, birds, rabbits, bin men, street cleaners, and these are all too exciting for the moment for us to do normal walks. Instead, we do loads of play in the back yard, and he gets lots of visitors, including the children from the terrace, who make a point of coming to see him every day. And each day, we walk a few steps outside the house, all the time increasing his boundaries.

He’s only been here two weeks, but he has learnt his name, sit, wait and let’s go.

Darren, in whose name he was sponsored at the SPA, would have adored him, and would probably have been Face Timing him every day!

Thank you to everyone who helped in his rescue, the SPA, For the Love of Dogs and Cats, Jane R, and everyone who sponsored him’.

At the end of this week another dog is off to the uk…watch this space to see who the lucky boy is!

At the SPA 2 dogs arrived, 2 dogs were reclaimed and we had a super reservation.

Gus..relaxing at home!

Gus

Neigo| A219

Neigo male lab spaniel crossMale, Young, Medium

Neigo arrived in early May with young female malinois cross, Kara. Neigo was identified, but he was not reclaimed. Perhaps just as well, as his owner is not the most attentive, at least not in terms of tick and flea treatment. Both dogs were riddled when they arrived. Neigo and Kara are now doing well, Neigo is far more outgoing than Kara, he is very affectionate and used to being petted. A handsome lab/spaniel cross (I think), Neigo was born in August 2017. He is now vaccinated, castrated and of course treated against parasites.

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Affectionate
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Molly| A182

Molly Austrian ShepherdFemale, Young, Medium

Molly was found and brought to the SPA in March, and as she was not identified, we hoped that her owners would come to collect her. Then they did come and we wished they hadn’t! They came to reception area and then stole the dog, returning her the next day. Strange days indeed. In any case, there has been no sign of them since, and Molly is looking for a new home that is, how shall we say, a bit more stable. In fact she is an amazing dog. A fine boned brindle girl who is mostly if not all Dutch shepherd, Molly was born in August 2016. She is perfect on a lead, trotting alongside, occasionally looking up for reassurance. She will be a devoted family friend. Very much a DRC favourite, Molly deserves a wonderful home. She is identified, sterilised and fully vaccinated.

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Lovely nature
  • Not too strong on the lead
  • A devoted friend

Adoptions of Goliath and Fossette

Two more adoptions today to keep things ticking over and moral on a high.

First to leave was Goliath.

We have noticed on a couple of previous occasions that for some dogs, adopters are like buses. You wait for ages and then they all come at once. Such was the case for Goliath. This dogue Argentin cross has been at the ScPA since August 2018, when he was brought in with his son, Samson, both in very poor condition. After a couple of initial enquiries  that came to nothing, it all went quiet. Then last week THREE families wanted him! Of course only one family could adopt him, but things actually sorted themselves okay due to compatibility issues with other dogs.

Goliath’s new family has no other dogs, but they have children who are completely gaga about Goliath, and he seems to feel the same. It has been a long wait for this lad, who is now over seven years old. But he will soon forget his time at the ScPA and whatever went before it, too.

dogue argentin cross

Next we said farewell to Fossette, a tiny puppy who arrived earlier this month. We are not sure what breed she is; perhaps a fox terrier, perhaps a fauve de Bretagne, but one thing is clear, this girl is very lively! And that is great, as that is just what Kate and her husband were looking for. They came post haste to the refuge to reserve her, pending the end of her pound time.

So today Fossette is in her new home, where she will never have to spend any time alone. Kate plans to take her everywhere with her, which is perhaps as well, as Fossette has already become quite an expert at opening doors! Plenty of fun is expected!

small brown pup with couple

Fossette – ADOPTED

As well as that there were plenty of walkers plus several people with plans to adopt, so it was a good day. And don’t forget the ScPA is open tomorrow afternoon for those of you who would like to take a tour!

Adoption of Puppy Popy

It was another fabulously sunny day today, and it brought a new home to a very lucky puppy.

Popy and his 2 pals were brought to the ScPA towards the end of January following a phone call from the Mairie of a nearby village. As was the case with the seven dogs brought in last August (Trudy and Billy, who have just left for Animal Trust were two of them, and Mattie was adopted last year), the dogs’ owner had simply moved house, leaving the dogs alone. And this time the dogs were inside, so it is just as well that someone intervened! When they were rescued they had already been alone for between 2 and 3 weeks.

The wheels of justice can turn very slowly at times, but it was not too bad this time, as a couple of weeks ago, the ScPA was given permission to rehome the dogs.

Popy is the first to leave, he was only two months old when he arrived, so it is great that he can enjoy the rest of his puppyhood in a loving home. His new family has four children and a house surrounded by vines. He is going to be a very happy little lad, we are sure.

We hope that Pomy and Poma won’t have too long to wait either, but tonight we say huge thanks to Popy’s new family and look forward to news, of course!

beige puppy lying in basket

Popy – ADOPTED

shepherd cross

Pomy needs a home too. She is only 2 years old

border collie

And this is Poma, she is 3.

Levy| T449

LevyMale, Young, Medium

 

It is wonderful to be able to put Levy and Sammy on this site. They are two of seven dogs who were brought to the refuge one by one over the period of a month or so last summer. They had all been left in a garden when their owner basically just ran away from the mess he was responsible for. The dogs’ mother, Mattie was brought in with the “pups”, all of whom were one year old at the time and had never had any contact with humans. Mattie was well socialised and was adopted very quickly. The pups have been a lot harder work. Levy went for a walk last week and proved to have made huge progress. He walks well, although like all these dogs likes to hear a friendly voice as he walks. He is very affectionate and just needs a bit of guidance, but his desire to please means that he is very responsive. Yes, he and Levy are two hidden gems! Sammy was born in August 2017 and is a weimaraner cross.

 

 

 

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fabulous looking dog
  • Fine with other dogs, cats and children
  • Will make a great family pet

Sammy| T402

SammyMale, Young, Large


It is wonderful to be able to put Levy and Sammy on this site. They are two of seven dogs who were brought to the refuge one by one over the period of a month or so last summer. They had all been left in a garden when their owner basically just ran away from the mess he was responsible for. The dogs’ mother, Mattie was brought in with the “pups”, all of whom were one year old at the time and had never had any contact with humans. Mattie was well socialised and was adopted very quickly. The pups have been a lot harder work. Sammy went for a walk last week and proved to have made huge progress. He walks well, although like all these dogs likes to hear a friendly voice as he walks. He is very affectionate and just needs a bit of guidance, but his desire to please means that he is very responsive. Yes, he and Levy are two hidden gems! Sammy was born in August 2017 and is a weimaraner cross.

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Affectionate and will be responsive to training
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet