Believe it or not this young dog was found at the bottom of a well! Yes, Goltenk is very lucky to be alive, so many thanks to the dog walker who heard his barks and managed to get him out and bring him to the refuge. Miraculously this lovely lad was identified, and thanks to this the owner was contacted. It turns out that he had been trying to give his dog away free on the internet, but with no success. I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions. In any case, the end result is that Goltenk is looking for a new home, so let’s see if the ScPA can succeed where leboncoin failed! We are all in favour of responsible homing, so let’s try and help Goltenk on his way to a fabulous new life! He is a small russett coloured crossbred with fur a bit like a ridgeback. He is very friendly and well socialised and just adorable. Far too lovely to finish up down a well, in any case!
Anyone who knows about the ongoing love affair between me and Caillou will understand why I love Tommy so much. In fact I suspect that he may have come from the same place as my dog, just from a much more recent litter. Unlike Caillou Tommy doesn’t seem to have been beaten, but he is quite wary when initially meeting people. Once he meets you, though, he is quick to trust and is a very affectionate dog, just desperate for someone to love him as much as he will love them. He is sharing his box fine and is doing really well. Plus just look at how handsome he is! A dog anyone would be proud to have at their side! Tommy was born in June 2018 and is a shepherd cross, with quite a bit of staffy about him, but no need for papers and insurance!
Yet another spaniel, this time a Brittany spaniel, and a young one at that! Marvin arrived in late July wearing one of those luminous collars so beloved of hunters. However almost inevitably he was not identified and just as inevitably no one has been along to collect him. Marvin was born in August 2016 and is on the small size. He is quite a calm dog, who went to share his kennel immediately upon leaving the pound. The fact that he may have had a hunting background does not mean that he is unsuitable as a family pet. Brittany spaniels are very loyal to their owners, and although they are interested in hunting, they tend to play more of a flushing role, staying close to their owners. Marvin will make a great companion for anyone who likes the outdoors but he will be very happy lounging around as well.
Hansel was found with his “sister” Gretl, who has already been adopted. Apart from being female, she was a bit smaller and an unusual russet colour, so attracted much more attention than her bigger, blacker “brother”. I suspect that Hansel just outgrew his owners’ expectations of size, as he is quite a big lad, and is only now learning to walk on the lead. Unsurprising that a big, lively dog should need some training, and it is a shame that irresponsible owners have yet again neglected to look after their dog properly. However look at how handsome Hansel is! He is a lovely boy, with stacks of enthusiasm for everything that life has to offer. He was born in January 2018 and although he has a lot of learning to do, he will be a very faithful and rewarding dog. home!
Spaniel lovers really do have plenty of choice at the ScPA right now. We have many more dogs of this breed, or crossbreeds with quite a bit of spaniel in them, as is the case with brothers Ben and Jerry. In fact they had two sisters, as well, but as is often the case, the girls have been adopted before the boys. But please don’t overlook the boys, they are wonderful. They were found unidentified in a nearby village, but have not been abused or neglected. They are good on the lead, very used to people and sociable with other dogs. Ben was born in January 2017 and is ready for his new home!
Spaniel lovers really do have plenty of choice at the ScPA right now. We have many more dogs of this breed, or crossbreeds with quite a bit of spaniel in them, as is the case with brothers Ben and Jerry. In fact they had two sisters, as well, but as is often the case, the girls have been adopted before the boys. But please don’t overlook the boys, they are wonderful. They were found unidentified in a nearby village, but have not been abused or neglected. They are good on the lead, very used to people and sociable with other dogs. Jerry was born in January 2017 and is ready for his new home!
Boomer had a very sad life before coming to the refuge, and will need a dog experienced family to help him get over his trauma. We are not sure where his life started, but he was “acquired” (presumably free via the internet) by someone who left him tied up 24/7 and reliant on passers by for scraps of food and sometimes he was even without water. Luckily for him he made it to the refuge, and immediately to foster, where he settled in well and was fine with the family’s other dog as well as being clean in the house. He was adopted directly from this foster house, however his new family turned out to be far from ideal for him, and by the time they brought him back, Boomer’s former foster had taken on another dog and were unable to take him back. So Boomer is at the refuge, but that is fine in some ways, as there he will get far more exposure to other dogs and people, which will help him with his socialisation. Boomer is looking for a dog-savvy home, with or without other dogs, but with lots of love and presence. Boomer was born in January 2013 and is medium haired labrador cross.
Wess is a lovely lemon setter cross who was brought to the refuge in late July. He was already identified, but as is so often the case, he waited and waited for his owner to come and collect him, only to be disappointed. Wess was born in December 2017, so is a very young dog. He has made lots of friends since his arrival at the refuge, with both other dogs and people, and he enjoys his sadly all-too-infrequent walks. Setters make wonderful pets. They are great walking companions as they love the outdoors, and they love just generally exploring. Although they have powerful noses, they tend to stay close to their owners. Wess is all ready for his new home, and for an adoption fee of just €170 could be at your side!
Although in reality no dog should be at the ScPA, this is even more so the case for Vick! This dog was rescued by a local association from a pound that covers villages not in our sector, who then found him a foster home. His foster family no longer wanted him, and brought him to the ScPA. The principle of having sectors is a good one, as the idea is to prevent any one refuge from becoming overloaded, but sometimes things just don’t work out as planned, so for the time being at least Vick is with us, and whatever happens he is in need of a new home! Vick will be happier as an only dog, and will need an owner who is prepared to give him the training and education he has missed out on so far. But as he is only 18 months old (he was born in March 2018) there is plenty of time to teach him everything he needs to know to become a good canine citizen. And Vick will be well worth the effort; he is a lovely boy and has loads of potential!