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Bobby | T290

Bobby fox terrier crossMale, Young, Small


We are hopeful that Bobby will find a home soon, especially after DRC’s enormous success in rehoming fox terrier Stuart recently. If you missed out on that little lad, Bobby is here for YOU! He was born in January 2012, making him six and a half years old. He is fine with other dogs, “megafine” with cats and fine with children. He is fine on the lead and is really affectionate. Bobby weighs under 15kg, and has a lovely smiley face and great body language. Come and meet him and let him wiggle his way into your heart! He would be fine as an only dog or as a friend to another dog, but he is so loving that we would prefer him to have lots of presence, be it canine or human. Or feline, actually, as some of Bobby’s favourite friends are cats!

 

 

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  • Loving and Affectionate
  • Fine with dogs, cats and children
  • Will make a great family pet

Jax | T365

JaxMale, Young, Large


Jax was abandoned by his owners as they were out all day and, left to his own devices, Jax barked a lot. This annoyed the neighbours, and as there was no solution possible (ah-hem), Jax, a young brindle coloured beauceron, was brought in for rehoming. It is probably the best thing that could have happened to this dog. He has seen nothing of life, and is terrified of his own shadow. Even the noise of his food bowl terrifies him. Poor, poor dog. As yet we have not been able to find him a companion to share with, but we hope to do so soon, as dogs are much happier when they are not alone. And Jax has so much to learn, and this will be done far quicker once he is able to share his kennel. So for the moment Jax is a work in progress, but he is in the right place, as the staff will look after him well, have no fear. Jax was born in October 2016 and is vaccinated, identified and castrated.

 

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  • Timid at the moment but making progress
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Gaya | T361

Gaya female griffon crossFemale, Young, Large


Gaya is a slightly timid but adorable griffon cross who was brought to the refuge due to that age-old problem…not all dogs can live in harmony with cats. Gaya, with her griffon-y looks, probably has quite a developed prey instinct. So a cat-free home is definitely required for this girl. Gaya was born in October 2017, so is still very young. She is fine with other dogs, and is gradually coming out of her shell. Gaya will be a very rewarding dog; she has so much love to give, and we want to find her wonderful home.

 

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  • Needs a cat free home
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Marco | T349

Marco border crossMale, Young, Medium


Marco is a stunning white and black border collie / shepherd cross who was brought to the SCPA as a stray in early July. He is fine with other dogs, and is gentle and playful. The vet estimates his date of birth as being in July 2017, so he arrived at the refuge when he was one year old, and just at the start of the summer holidays. He was probably left to fend for himself deliberately. I just hope his former family does not get another puppy to replace him when they are back from their holiday. Marco would be a great friend for a family who like walking, as he is young and active. Why not come along and meet him; he is one of those dogs whose photos don’t do justice; he is magnificent!

 

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  • Gentle and playful
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Yoshi | T346

Yoshi young male berger crossMale, Young, Medium

We are not quite sure of Yoshi’s history, but we are sure that his future is going to be far better than his past. This gorgeous beige and white shepherd cross was found as a stray, but he had obviously spent most of his life tied up by the back legs. He had managed to escape and the marks to his legs are gradually disappearing. And incredibly this dog bears no ill will to mankind. He is a dream, affectionate and playful, and at under one year old (he was born in September 2017, according to the vet’s estimate), he has a long and happy life ahead of him.

 

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  • Affectionate and playful
  • Deserves a lovely home
  • Will make a great family pet

Teddy | T331

TeddyMale, Young, Large

Teddy was found in a local village, and as he appeared to belong to one of the village’s many homeless people, we initially assumed that he would be reclaimed. He is such a calm, handsome lad and is very well socialised. However that was in June, and no one has come to collect him. Could it be the legal obligation to identify the dog that is the reason? Teddy was born in June 2016 and is an incredibly affectionate dog. He craves human company and is a dream to walk, as he doesn’t pull at all. He is fine with other dogs and is just like a big fluffy teddy bear. A wonderful sociable dog who will be a great family pet.

 

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Wonderfully social dog
  • Will make a great family pet

Urgent Appeal: Puppies

Oh, gosh. Where on earth do they all come from? Well, we all know the answer to that one, don’t we…Irresponsible people not sterilising their dogs and expecting the SPA to pick up the slack. More than 20 puppies arrived in the space of a couple of weeks, and as the SCPA already had pups growing up behind bars and who were hoping to find homes soon, it is a disaster for them, too.

So who are the pups? As none of them were born at the refuge, we can only really guess at their parentage. Some arrived alone, most arrived with litter mates. Some were brought in by people who had “found them”, others were found at the refuge gates, giving the staff a nice surprise when they arrived in the mornings.

The one thing that all the pups have in common is that they all need good homes. We have written on numerous occasions about the responsibilities that come with puppy ownership. Basically you have a blank canvas, and there is no point taking on a puppy if you are not prepared to put in some effort. However many people prefer it this way; you have no history to overcome, and your dog will grow up knowing nothing but love.

Here are some of the puppies. We have several spaniels, both male and female, who were born in April, we have border collies who were born at the end of May, we have some pups of indeterminate breed who were born in mid May, and we have a couple of others. Not forgetting of course the not-quite pups, that is the pups who are over 6 months old and who are still waiting for homes.

If you are thinking of adding a puppy to your family, please consider adopting from the SCPA.

Just four of the many puppies who are at the SCPA

 

Freddy | T286

FreddyMale, Young, Small

I am worried that Freddy is going to be one of those dogs who just slips through the net. Like Bridou (our last urgent appeal) and Némo, both of whom are still at the refuge, Freddy arrived at just the wrong time. He was not a puppy, but neither was he an adult. So he was too young to appeal to people looking for a puppy (and we have lots of pups), but people looking for a calmer older dog would not be interested in him, either. Freddy was born in January this year, and sadly it looks like he is doomed to grow up at the refuge. Having said that, Freddy is making the most of it. He is busy playing with his kennelmate and bouncing around as much as he can within the confines of kennel life. If you are after a young, lively dog, then please give Freddy a chance. He is desperate for love and will make a great family friend.

 

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Needs some basic training full of fun
  • Will make a great family pet

Prosper | T304

Prosper male fauve crossMale, Young, Medium

Oh, what a fabulous boy Prosper is. Lovers of the fauve breed will definitely like this boy. He is not a purebred fauve, but he has all the breed’s usual traits, apart from (we hope) the one that causes these dogs to follow their noses wherever they lead. Propser was found as a stray, so we have no idea where he came from. He was born in June 2013, though, and as he arrived in good condition, he just must have had a home before. However no one is looking for him. Prosper is sharing her kennel with another male, and they get on fine. He is a very easygoing lad who would love another chance

 

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Lovely easy going dog
  • Will make a great family pet

Grisou | T285

Grisou male shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium

Grisou arrived along with Annick, having been given up for rehoming by their owner who had too many dogs. The owner was not able to adequately socialise his pack, and we saw this from Grisou’s behaviour when he first arrived. He was extremely timid and very difficult to approach. He showed no sign of aggression, he was just unused to being touched. The refuge staff and volunteers are working hard with him, however, and he is making good progress. And being such a pretty young dog, we hope that he will soon be adopted, and of course once out of the refuge, he will make far quicker progress. Grisou is a speckled black and white crossbreed who is medium sized. He was born in June 2016.

 

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Timid at first
  • Will make a great family pet