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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

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

Adoption of Paco and Pebble

Great news today, there were two adoptions

First Paco. He has only been at the refuge since just after the New Year, but this was his third time at the ScPA. And he was so distressed at being returned to the refuge after his recent failed adoption that all he did was cry. He really had no idea what he had done wrong, mostly because he hadn’t done anything wrong. And he really didn’t understand why he was back at the refuge. Especially as that was the second time he was brought back; once due to a divorce and once due to someone making an unwise choice. Life was certainly not fair as far as Paco was concerned.

But that is all over now, and it looks as if Paco has found the right home at last! This time he has a friend to play with and a family that are already well used to dogs. What’s more, they came to the ScPA with the hope of adopting a “sausage-type” dog….and not many dogs are more sausage-like than Paco! It looks like this dog’s luck has finally changed!

paco

Paco – ADOPTED

We had another lucky leaver today, too, although you can hardly say that Pebble has been traumatised by her stay at the ScPA. This lively dog has been with us since the end of August, although had she been okay with cats she would probably have been adopted sooner. However she is very much NOT okay with cats, and is quite difficult with some dogs. Her new family have a staffie, so we hope that Pebble will carry on being as well-behaved towards him as she was when they met yesterday. Don’t blow it, Pebble, this is your big chance!

black and white dog with big ears

Pebble – ADOPTED

Moira and I were chatting this morning about how some of the refuge long termers just need a chance to show how wonderful they are. This was prompted by this picture of Taser, who was getting his morning cuddle. This dog spent 5 years at the ScPA before finding a new home. How sad, thinking of all these wasted years! Admittedly he is making up for it now, but if only someone had taken this leap of faith years ago…..

Taser- spent five years at the ScPA before his adoption.

Dogs can surprise you; don’t write them off just because no one else has given them a second glance. There really are some hidden gems at the ScPA. Let us find you yours!

 

Adoption of Karadoc….

Well today has been a cold miserable day so when the refuge messaged to say that our  DRC sponsor boy Karadoc had been adopted it certainly cheered me up!

Kardoc arrived in August as a stray and why its taken so long for him to be adopted is anyone’s guess. Perfect on the lead, calm, very human oriented…what more could you ask for?

Karadoc adopted!

So no more cold concrete kennel for him and now we will just have to choose February’s sponsor dog!

The aim of the monthly sponsor is to give a dog regular social media updates as well as get him out and about and socialised.  It really does make such a difference but with 100+ dogs its impossible to do it with everyone.

Lets hope that this week we can get more dogs out of the cold and in front of cost fires!

Feel sorry for our dogs in cold kennel?   Its not to late to donate to our ‘Hot Dog’ challenge. You can do this by clicking on the link below and then clicking on the donate button. The more donations that we get the more heat lamps we can install and run!

http://dogrescuecarcassonne.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the last leaver before Christmas is….

Most of you probably know that December 24th is a big night in France. Most people meet with family for the evening and often this goes well into the early hours. So perhaps today is not the ideal day to adopt a dog.

In fact many refuges do not allow adoptions to take place in the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year. It is true that these periods can be quite hectic, and perhaps with all the comings and goings, it is not an ideal atmosphere in which to settle down a new dog or cat. Equally, animals should never be bought as Christmas presents, unless the recipient has been involved in the choice of animal and is committed to being a pet owner. However a refuge like the ScPA that has no control over the number of arrivals cannot possibly halt all adoptions for a 2 week period; the place would be overflowing. Instead, as ever, we try to be vigilant as to who adopts. The local pet stores will let animals leave with anyone who has the money and we do not want any of our animals to miss out on a good home, because of course many people who wish to adopt at this time of year are doing so after proper reflection.

Besides which, knowing that dogs are in loving homes for Christmas puts a huge smile on everyone’s face.

So did we have any last minute adoptions? Well yesterday we said goodbye to Ziggy, a fabulously affectionate little Pinscher who had been at the ScPA for about five weeks. Quite a long time for a dog this small and adorable. On Saturday there were a couple of families interested in him, and as is so often the case it seemed to be just his turn, because it was a third family who adopted him yesterday. Ziggy will put a smile on anyone’s face, he is as happy on a lap as he is racing round and he will be bags of fun.

small brown pinscher

Ziggy – ADOPTED

And today we said goodbye to Grisou. He was one of two dogs who were brought in in June this year by someone who had trouble looking after their dogs. The ScPA stepped in and took Grisou and Annick. Annick left for a new life in the UK at the end of August, leaving Grisou behind. But finally, after 6 months, his turn has come too.

His new family visited the ScPA to meet a couple of other possible candidates, but it was Grisou who stole their hearts. So he is our last pre-Christmas adoptee. But hopefully not the last one of the year!

small speckly dog

Grisou – ADOPTED

We won’t be around tomorrow, (and the ScPA is shut, in any case, although of course the staff will be there to look after the animals in the morning). So can we take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and see you on Boxing Day, assuming there are any adoptions, that is. The year is not yet over!