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Sammy| T402

SammyMale, Young, Large


It is wonderful to be able to put Levy and Sammy on this site. They are two of seven dogs who were brought to the refuge one by one over the period of a month or so last summer. They had all been left in a garden when their owner basically just ran away from the mess he was responsible for. The dogs’ mother, Mattie was brought in with the “pups”, all of whom were one year old at the time and had never had any contact with humans. Mattie was well socialised and was adopted very quickly. The pups have been a lot harder work. Sammy went for a walk last week and proved to have made huge progress. He walks well, although like all these dogs likes to hear a friendly voice as he walks. He is very affectionate and just needs a bit of guidance, but his desire to please means that he is very responsive. Yes, he and Levy are two hidden gems! Sammy was born in August 2017 and is a weimaraner cross.

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  • Affectionate and will be responsive to training
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Dyson| A110

DysonMale, Young, Medium


Dyson (what a great name for a dog!) is a Cursinu cross, which is a Corsican breed dating back to the 16th century and originally used to herd sheep. And he is a fabulous lad, too. Tall and with fabulous pale brindle markings. Dyson is at the refuge because his owner has unexpectedly become homeless and wants his dog to have a better life. And Dyson should have no problems finding a home, bearing in mind that he is good with other dogs, cats and children! He was born in November 2014 and is vaccinated, identified and castrated. All he needs is a new home and he will be all set!

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  • Fabulous looking dog
  • Fine with other dogs, cats and children
  • Will make a great family pet

Stewey| A117

Stewey male fox terrier crossMale, Young, Small


Oh, what a shame. Stewey had a home and everything seemed to be going so well. The ScPA received photos and videos of him enjoying his new life, and his owners said they loved him. Only they didn’t really, as it turned out. Stewey was not clean in the house overnight. Now there are many ways of dealing with this, but first up is to see a vet and make sure there is no medical reason for it. This is what the family was advised to do, but rather than do so they waited a week to see if things resolved themselves then brought poor Stewey back. I suspect that with a bit of patience and perhaps a bit of crate time, all would have been well. Stewey was adopted in mid February, it was still early days. But some people want instant perfection. Perhaps the company and guidance of another dog in the family will do the job. Stewey is a lovely fox terrier who was born in December 2013. He is fine with other dogs but not cats.

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  • Needs a patient owner perhaps with a doggy friend
  • Fine with other dogs but not cats
  • Will make a great family pet

Bezingha| A113

Bezhinga female Bruno de Jura crossFemale, Young, Large


Bezingha was brought to the ScPA by one of their cruelty inspectors; she has not been mistreated at all, but she was definitely not wanted and a life of neglect awaited her. Her owner was a hunter, and Bezingha does not like to hunt. Clever girl. Instead of spending her life in an outside kennel with 5 other dogs, she is at the ScPA with a far far better life to come. Bezingha is a bruno de Jura cross who was born in January 2018. She is fine with people, (not at all timid) and loves other dogs. So far her interaction with felines has been limited to being biffed on the nose by the office cat, but she might well chase ones that run. A fabulous fabulous dog for everyone that likes dog with long ears!

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  • Fabulous dog loves humans
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Pryce| A097

PryceMale, Young, Medium


Pryce is a big chunky lad with quite a bit of bull terrier in him. Unlike staffie crosses, this breed is not categorised in France, meaning that they do not require any special permits. This of course if good news for dogs like Pryce; he can be adopted just like any other dog. He was brought in as his owner has been hospitalised. Pryce has been well loved and well looked after all his life. He was born in November 2013 and has good basic obedience. He pulls quite a bit on the lead, but that is something we will work on at the refuge. Pryce is a really lovely boy and we would love to find him a home.

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  • Previously well loved
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Hermione| A069

Hermione Jack Russell crossFemale, Young, Small


Looking for a young small, and very active dog? Meet Hermione, a tiny jack russell cross who was born just over a year ago. When she arrived at the refuge she was very thin, but that didn’t seem to reduce her energy levels, and now she is back to full strength, she is a real firecracker. Having said that, she does love affection, and if you gather her in your arms, she does a great impression of a lap dog. Quite a wonderful mix! Hermione is very small, not much more than ankle high. She is a great little girl, if you like ‘em small and feisty!

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  • Small and feisty
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Urgent Appeal: Griff

We at DRC simply cannot understand why Griff has not been adopted. He has been at the refuge since October 2017, which is just incomprehensible, both to us and to the staff and volunteers.

He and his two brothers were kept in garage until the age of two, when their owner finally agreed to bring them to the refuge and let them have a normal life. Initially he was very timid, but 18 months of love and walks and company have made a huge difference to this lad. Griff has been sharing his kennel the entire time, although he has seen a lot of his kennel-mates leave.

He is a stunning boy, who was born in October 2015. He is fine on the lead, fine with other dogs, he has wiry fur, like a terrier but obviously he is bigger. Griff really deserves a home and will return a thousand-fold the love of whoever is lucky enough to adopt him.

Rusty| A086

Rusty male Fauve BretagneMale, Young, Medium


Although Moira and I have only met this boy briefly, I think we both know that he is going to be a DRC favourite. A medium sized fauve de Bretagne, Rusty is not at all scared of people, rather the reverse. Both Moira and I had our faces washed, in fact. At present Rusty is living inside, as he is painfully thin, but that is easily rectified. He is getting lots of love and care and we will make sure that continues after he leaves for his new life. As Rusty has only just arrived we don’t know his date of birth yet, but watch this space, or get in touch!

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  • Very sociable
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Kyklos | A057

Kykloslabrador crossMale, Young, Medium


Kyklos is another DRC favourite. He is a russet-brown coloured lab cross who was born in April 2018, so he is yet another “not-quite-pup” who finds himself at the SCPA, and for the life of me I cannot understand why. He is exuberant, but no more than you would expect of a dog of this age. He is perfectly well socialised, and was happy to share his box as soon as he left the pound. He is at that lovely play-fighting stage with other dogs, but knows exactly when to stop, so he has what we call the “codes!. Kyklos is a really great lad. Let’s get him out very soon!

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  • Well socialised
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Cortex | A047

Cortex pyrenean mountain crossMale, Young, Large


Cortex is one of two big and handsome cross breeds who arrived at the refuge having been found straying in a nearby village. They were eight months old at the time, and we suspect that they just grew bigger than expected. However lots of people like big dogs, especially white fluffy ones! These dogs would love to find homes, and the sooner the better!

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  • Good natured handsome dog
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet