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Urgent Appeal: Meline

Meline arrived at the ScPA way back in December 2018. At this time she was extremely thin and malnourished, she had clearly recently had pups and was struggling to get her strength back. At the time we wrote that she was baggy of breast, but that this would soon sort itself out. And guess what, it did. Meline now looks fabulous!

At the time of arrival Meline was extremely nervous of people. Well that has changed too. The staff and volunteers have done a wonderful job with her. Walking her has changed a lot too. Those of you who have visited the refuge will probably know that there is a railway bridge just down the hill. On her first walks Meline was too scared to set foot on this bridge (even though it is effectively just part of the road). Now however she doesn’t even notice it, skipping across without a care in the world.

Meline shares her kennel with a male dog, and although she can be a bit bossy (she wants to be up front, where the visitors can see her easily), she is fine. She cannot tolerate cats, however, so a feline-free home is required for this lovely girl.

Meline was born in January 2014, meaning that at the time of this appeal she is not quite 6 years old. This is just early middle age, and hopefully Meline will have many happy and healthy years head of her. I am sure that after the life she had before reaching the ScPA, Meline thinks that the refuge is the best place in the world. But we all know how wonderful things are outside the ScPA. Who wants to help Meline discover the world?

Meline is vaccinated, sterilised and microchipped and her adoption fee is €170. However as she is the urgent appeal, if you wish to adopt Meline, then DRC will pay half the adoption fee.

Please get in touch if you would like to adopt this lovely girl.



Fudge | A548

Fuge young small Brittany spanielMale, Young, Small

Fudge is a small sized Breton spaniel who has just arrived at the refuge. There is a chance that he will be reclaimed, but this does not often happen with this breed sadly; their owners are often hunters who tend to be quite practical about their animals; if the dog is not a good “tool” then he is not worth the expense of reclaiming from a refuge that will insist on identifying the animal. If this is the case then so much the better for Fudge, who is a fabulous lad. He is small sized and very cuddly. Fudge has not finished his pound time yet, but is definitely one to watch!

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Small sized
  • Very cuddly
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Pepsi and Paco | A587 and A588

paco and pepsi puppiesMedium

Puppies Pepsi and Paco were brought to the refuge as the result of a mistreatment case, and at one stage we feared that they would suffer the same fate as poor Kaline; blocked by the French legal system from either being adopted or even being walked till legal formalities are complete , which in Kaline’s case took 2 years (yes, that really happened!). However 5 weeks after their arrival the ScPA has been given the green light to home the pups, so let’s get on with it, shall we?
Pepsi (female) and Paco (male) are both short-haired black and white crossbreeds who were born in June. They will be of medium size when fully grown and are typical mischievous pups at present, interested in everything the world has to offer. They have been very fortunate in making it to the refuge, and as we know, things are only gong to get better from now on!

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Will be medium sized
  • Will need basic puppy training
  • Will make lovely family pets

Elvira| A547

Elvira young female crossFemale, Young, Medium

Poor Elvira. She actually arrived in May 2018 and was adopted a couple of months later only to be brought back again in mid October. And apparently the time she spent in her new home was not a happy one. Yes, sometimes the ScPA gets it wrong. Elvira doesn’t seem to hold it against anyone though, she has got right back into the swing of refuge life. Elvira was born in April 2017 and although she might look like a categorised dog, one of the measurements doesn’t fall into the scale. This means she avoids all the annoying permitting procedure. Ideal for people who, like most of us, agree that breed specific legislation is nonsense. If you think that you can offer Elvira a GOOD home, please get in touch.


Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Needs a stable environment
  • Lovely temperament
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Shoes Litter| A514

Shoes litterMedium

The shoes litter were brought in by their owner, not found abandoned at the refuge gates! Hip hip hooray! They are the result of an unwanted encounter between two neighbours’ dogs, and as usual it was the owner of the female who was left with the pups. She was very proactive, however, and sterilised her own dog and the neighbour’s dog too, plus she brought the dogs in to be rehomed in a responsible manner. The pups are shepherd crosses who will be of medium size. They are lovely pups but as all litters there is great variation in their character. Some are very wiggly and bouncy and others are calm and snuggly. If you are after a medium sized short haired pup, come along and have a cuddle!

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Will be medium sized short haired dogs
  • Will need all the basic puppy training
  • Will make a lovely family pets

Perla| A536

perla young female shepherd crossFemale, Young, Medium

Pretty Perla was found straying at a local shopping centre, and so far her owner has not been to collect her. Perla is a wonderful young dog. She is just one year old (she was born in October last year). She is full of joy and is wonderful on the lead, really interacting with the person on the other end of the lead. She is treat motivated and will be easy to train. It took one walk for me to fall in love with her; she is magical! Perla will leave the ScPA identified, sterilised and vaccinated. Perhaps being abandoned at the shops is the best thing that has happened to Perla!

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  • Friendly and well motivated
  • A treat to walk on the lead
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Bolide| A532

BolideMale, Young, Large

Oh, poor Bolide. He waited so long for his home and everything was going so well for him. The ScPA received countless photos of him in his new life, and his family was enchanted with him. Sadly they did not tell us that Bolide was having problems sharing with the family’s cat. Had they asked for help, then perhaps the problem could have been resolved (as has been the case with other dogs). However they just brought Bolide back one afternoon and so this young lad is looking for a home again. Bolide is a wonderful German Shepherd cross who was born in January 2018. And he has already spent more than 6 months at the refuge. Please help us find him a home!

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Friendly and affectionate
  • Fine with other dogs not cats
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Thea| A527

Thea young female shepherd crossFemale, Young, Medium

Thea is the sister of Tom, and she like him, almost certainly shares the same parents as my dog, Caillou and recently adopted Tommy. It looks like their start in life has been far better than Caillou’s was. Thea is a already lovely and affectionate. She is fine with other dogs and loves people. And thanks to the ScPA she is now sterilised so will not be condemned to having litter after litter of pups, as he mum seems to have been. Thea is one of those dogs who you need to come and meet to appreciate, so why not pop along and say hi!

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  • Friendly and affectionate
  • Fine with other dogs loves people
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Tom| A526

Tom young shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium

I strongly suspect that Tom, like the recently arrived and adopted Tommy, is a younger sibling (a few litters later) of my Caillou. He has exactly the same markings; white bib and white socks on all four paws, plus the same features. However I have to point out that Tom is like Caillou is now, not how he was when I adopted him. Tom is a very friendly and sociable dog who loves a cuddle. He is sharing his kennel fine and is going out on walks already. Tom was born in February 2019 so is not much more than a puppy. Let’s get him a home quickly and start him off on the wonderful new life that he, and

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  • Friendly and sociable
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Cherry| A522

Cherry young beauceron crossFemale, Young, Medium

Cherry is a beautiful young girl who was born in October 2018 according to the vet’s estimation. She is a black and tan beauceron cross who is very easy on the lead. She is very attentive to humans too and there is lots of interaction on walks, it is not just a question of full steam ahead, as is the case with some dogs. Cherry is fine with other dogs and although she is a bit timid initially, she is already making great progress at the refuge.If you are looking for a big, young female, then it is really worth coming to meet Cherry. She is one of those dogs whom it is easy to overlook, but who will make a wonderful pet.

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fine on the lead
  • Timid at first but fine with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet