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Ninja | T231

Ninja young male malinoisMale, Young, Large

Ninja is a malinois cross who was found and brought to the SPA in April 2018. We often have dogs of this breed; they seem to be very popular with people due to their looks, but it is important to do research as to a breed’s characteristics, not just be attracted to their looks. The malinois is not an easy breed. The fact that they are often used by the police and fire services should give you a hint that they are active dogs who need lots of training and stimulation. Taking a dog on without knowing this is foolish to say the least. Ninja is looking for an active home, probably as the sole animal and without young children. Anyone filling these criteria will find themselves with a fabulously loyal and devoted dog.

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Better as an only dog
  • Needs lots of training and stimulation
  • Will make a great family pet for an active family

Falcor | T242

Falcor young male setterMale, Young, Medium

When Falcor was brought to the SPA for rehoming last week, staff took one look at his eyes and said “Uh-ho”. Because yes, those “goggles” do look very much as if Falcor has leishmaniasis. However not so; he is fine. Already a week later and he was looking much better. The trouble was caused by fleas, with which this lovely boy was infested. Nice owners, eh? Yes, Falcor deserves so much better. He is a fabulous setter who was born in May 2012. And he is fine with other dogs, cats and children! So if you are looking for an easy going family dog, he could be the one for you. He is fully vaccinated, castrated and identified by microchip and is waiting for his new home!
Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Great with other dogs, cats and children
  • Easy going
  • Will make a great family pet

Gus | T243

Gus male Brittany spanielMale, Young, Medium

Gus was brought to the SPA by his owner, who had just had a minor stroke and no longer feels capable of walking his dog. “Get a dog walker”, we hear you cry. Yes, we thought the same thing, but that is just not how things work round here. Gus is a lovely Brittany Spaniel who was born in October 2011 and who has been in the same home all his life. Apparently he is an excellent hunter, but of course most dogs of this breed are. As well as being excellent family pets. Poor Gus has not had the chance to see much of the world, however; his owner does not know if he is good with other dogs, cats or children. So we need to learn all about him. If you like the look of Gus, though, please feel free to come along and meet him or give us a nudge and we can tell you more!

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Still being tested with other dogs and cats
  • Needs some TLC
  • Will make a great family pet

Neiko | T223

Neiko young male crossMale, Young, Large

Neiko was found wandering on the road by a volunteer and brought to the SPA. Apparently he was often seen straying, and whereas he may well have found his way home, no one has come to reclaim, so it seems he was yet another unwanted dog who was left to lead his own life. Neiko was born in September 2017. Little more than a puppy, in actual fact. Neiko is very energetic and loves playing with other dogs. He has had no education at all, so walking him is not easy, but of course at the SPA he is learning fast. Neiko would love a family where he can have more attention and learn even more quickly.
Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Very energetic
  • Needs basic training
  • Will make a great family pet

Bridou | T227

Bridou young male crossMale, Young, Large

Bridou is just a big bouncy puppy and that is surely why he is at the SPA. As so often happens, he was brought in by a woman who claimed to have found him. However it was clear that he was her dog, presumably picked up for free on leboncoin or another such internet site. She said that Bridou had jumped up and taken a sausage from her young daughter’s hand, which is why she couldn’t keep him. Hmmm, talk about mixing up your stories. In any case, Bridou needs a new home, and the sooner the better. No point leaving him with a family who are not at all dog people! Bridou was born in January 2018 and is clearly going to a big lad. He is fine with other dogs, but will need some training as he grows up, otherwise he could just become a big, out of control dog. If you think you could offer Bridou a home, please get in touch.

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fine with other dogs
  • Needs basic training
  • Will make a great family pet

Tikia | T224

Tikia female crossFemale, Young, Medium

It might strike you when you see the photo of Tikia that she has a lot of staffie in her. Yes, you are right. However luckily for her she does not fall within the measurements which would make her a “dangerous dog”. So anyone can adopt this lovely girl, without any special permits or paperwork. Phew! Tikia arrived already identified, but her owner’s details were not up to date and so far no one has come to reclaim her. Tikia was born in March 2013 and although she is okay with some dogs and can mix with them on walks etc, she would probably be better off as an only dog.


Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fine with some dogs but would be happier alone
  • Need some TLC
  • Will make a great family pet

Youki | T204

YoukiMale, Young, Medium

Youki was brought to the SPA by the police as his owner has “gone away” for a while, as we politely say. He will not be back for at least a year, and so has reluctantly asked us to rehome his dog. This is the fairest thing; Youki is a young active dog and will not be happy to wait that long. Plus he cringes when he sees men, so perhaps his owner was not always kind to his dog. Youki is fine with other dogs. He is curly haired lad who seems to have a bit of Bernese Mountain dog about him. He was born in January 2016 and we hope he finds a home soon.
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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Timid with men
  • Will make a great family pet

Flute | T221

Flute female braque labrador crossFemale, Young, Medium

Flute was brought in by her owner along with her sister Ficelle, and we don’t know why, as he claimed to have found the two dogs. Had his neighbour (a volunteer) not been at the SPA at the time we might have believed him. The vet estimates Flute to have been born in July 2017, so she is a very young dog, and a very well socialised one, too! She is wonderful on the lead and fine with other dogs and people. We think she is a lab / braque cross, as she is fine boned. Flute is a wonderful girl who would love a new home soon.

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Sociable and adorable
  • Will make a great family pet

Ficelle | T222

Female, Young, Medium

Ficelle and her sister Flute were brought to the refuge by a man who told us he had found them a couple of days earlier but had been unable to find their owner. Imagine our glee when a new volunteer recognised the man as her neighbour and went over to innocently ask why he was bringing his dogs in to be rehomed. Chortle. Ficelle is a fabulous dog, good on the lead and very affectionate. She was born in July 2017 so is very young. She is probably a cross between a braque and a labrador, she is a lovely chocolate colour and is fine boned. Ficelle will make a wonderful family pet; she loves other dogs and has boundless enthusiasm for life.
Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fine with other dogs
  • Sociable and adorable
  • Will make a great family pet

Urgent Appeal: Cappucino

Our last couple of appeals have been for elderly dogs or dogs who have been at the SPA for a long time, so this time we thought we would change it up a bit. As we often remark on the blog, the SPA has many hidden gems; dogs who just get passed over because they do not always show their best side when they are in a kennel.

One such dog is Cappucino. He is a black and white brittany spaniel who is a really easy dog. He is small to medium size, and very affectionate with everyone. He is fine with other dogs, gets on fine with cats, and all in all is just about perfect. He is an active dog, so would love a family with an outdoorsey lifestyle or one who take lots of long walks. An enclosed garden is probably required, at least until Cappucino knows the ropes.

Cappucino was born in January 2014 and is castrated, identifed and fully vaccinated. Why not come and meet him at the SPA Carcassonne?