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Mirabelle|R256

Mirabelle French bulldog beagle crossFemale, Young, Medium

Like her brother Caramel, Mirabelle was one of 11 pups (in two litters 6 months different in age) brought in by a woman who had let her dogs breed irresponsibly. Her female is now sterilised, and the SPA is homing the pups, who are French bulldog/beagle crosses. That is a great mix, and although these older pups, who were born in October 2016, are not used to being handled or walking on the lead, all are doing really well, and those who have been homed already are responding to love and kindness the way of all dogs! Mirabelle is vaccinated, sterilised and identified and all ready for her new home!
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  • Need training on the lead
  • Good with other dogs
  • Shows no sign of wondering

Pador|R248

Male, Young, Small

Pador is a jagd terrier cross who was born in June 2016 and was brought to the SPA as a stray. Dogs of this breed are well known in France for their feisty characters, they are a bit like Jack Russells, in that they make both great pets as well as superb hunters of small game. It is on the former that we will concentrate, as we are not really fond of hunting as a rule! Pador is of small stature, some 12 kg, and he has wonderful rough fur.
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  • Fine on the lead
  • Good with other dogs
  • A confident breed

Helly|R245

Female, Young, Medium

Helly is a gorgeous girl who needs just a bit of kindness and attention to gain confidence and really come out of her shell. Nervous of people on first meeting, Helly loves hearing a gentle voice, and adored cuddles. On a lead she is fine but shies away from cars and loud noises. This will pass once she gains in confidence, we are sure. A reassuring hand on her collar steadies her, and then she trots along happily once again. Helly probably has her origins in a hunt type dog, she is black and tan with longish ears. She is a very pretty girl indeed and should appeal to lots of you. Plus she is young, her date of birth is January 2016, and she is fine with other dogs. A real gem.

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  • Fine on the lead
  • Good with other dogs
  • Needs help to gain confidence

Urgent Appeal:Whisky

 

WhiskyWhiskey looks like a very small black labrador, he weighs about 17kg, about half of what a “real” labrador would weigh. He was adopted from the SPA when he was a puppy and brought back in mid April. The reason? His owners moved to a new house with no enclosed garden, and as they insisted on letting Whiskey “free range” all day, the new neighbours objected. And rather than make any effort to keep the dog safe, bringing him back to the SPA (in the boot of the car, by the way) was the chosen solution.

His owners assured us that Whisky is fine with other dogs. At the SPA this does not appear to be the case. By a strange coincidence, two relatively new SPA volunteers used to look after Whiskey while his owners were away. They, too, tell us that he lived with their dogs in total harmony, so his former owners were telling the truth.

I guess the answer is that Whisky is very stressed at the SPA, and this is why he is our urgent appeal.

Whisky was born in October 2010, so perhaps he has good reason to be stressed. Can you imagine living with a family for six and a half years and then being dumped in a cage?

Whisky is wonderful on the lead. He is a very affectionate dog who deserves a new home and we would love to help him on his way. He is vaccinated, castrated and identified and his adoption fee is €170.


Isidor|R227

isidor male young MalinoisMale, Young, Large

Isidor was abandoned by his owner who has changed jobs and no longer has time to devote to his dog. And Isidor is going to take quite a bit of time, to be honest. Not a dog for the faint hearted, Isidor pulls a lot on the lead and is a bundle of energy, as is often the case of the malinois breed. We are told that Isidor is fine with dogs and cats and children, but at the SPA he is alone for now, as he has just too much “bounce” for most of our dogs. Isidor was born in May2013 is looking for a home with experienced owners and an enclosed garden where this lad can get rid of some of his energy!
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  • Strong and full of energy
  • Good with other dogs and Cats
  • Needs an active experienced owners and enclosed garden

Hershey|R225

Hershey male BraqueMale, Young, Large

Wow, what a fabulous dog. Hershey is a chocolate brown braque who was born in May 2013. He is simply magnificent, tall, elegant, positively regal, and a dog to make any owner proud. A dog of this size can look imposing, but Hershey is very friendly and affectionate. A bit slobbery, but that is due to his breed’s soft mouth. At the time of writing we have not tested Hershey with other dogs, but so far he appears to be extremely friendly and affectionate. His adoption fee is €170, which includes castration, microchip and vaccinations.
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  • Friendly and affectionate
  • A magnificent breed
  • Will make a lovely pet for an active family

Jango|R223

Jango male springer spaniel crossMale, Young, Medium

One of our recent adopters was walking his new dog when he came across young Jango, who was clearly lost. So he brought him to the SPA, and at the same time gave us news of how well his own dog was doing! Jango is identified, but the owners details are not up to date, and we cannot track them down. Jango was born in January 2014 and is a springer spaniel cross. He is a great looking lad and we are sure that he will make a great pet for anyone who likes the great outdoors!
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  • Great looking dog
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely pet for an active family

Duke|R217

Duke male newfoundland look alikeMale, Young, Medium

Duke looks like a Newfoundland, except for the size. Now this may be a good thing, as not everybody wants an enormous dog, but sadly for him the only people who have liked the look of him on Facebook wanted exactly that! Duke was straying for a long time in a local village before being brought to the SPA, but he does not seem to have been mistreated at all, and is a friendly young lad. Duke was born in January 2014, so no, there is no chance that he will grow any more!


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  • Newfoundland look alike without the size
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Louisa|R216

Louisa spaniel cross femaleFemale, Young, Medium

Louisa is a very pretty spaniel cross, pale brown and white in colour. She was found as a stray in Aragon and as she was not identified we have no way of finding her owners. However we are pretty sure she must have had owners until fairly recently; she is not particularly thin, she is affectionate and she HATES being locked up. Still, if her owners are not looking for her, surely someone else will fall for this beautiful girl. Louisa was born in January 2016.
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  • Affectionate
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Look|R199

Look male german shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

Look is a lovely gentle german shepherd cross who was found at the SPA gates one morning. He was identified so we called his owner, who said that she no longer wanted him, and she subsequently came along to sign him over to us. Look has spent a lot of time tied up in a garden, so he has not seen much of the world. Despite this he is very affectionate, and is gradually getting to know other dogs. He settles down really well on walks and is very attentive to whomever is walking him. Look was born in April 2013.
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  • Good with children
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet