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Savanah | R388

savanahFemale, Young, Small


Savannah is a basset fauve de Bretagne, a breed that is very popular, though not necessarily with French people, so maybe this site can give her a hand in finding a home! Savannah was born on January 1st 2016 and is in many ways a typical fauve. She is a bit timid but responds well to love and affection. She is meeting dogs for the first time, and is just learning how to play. Isn’t it a shame that some dogs have never had the chance to enjoy other dogs’ company? Savannah has a lot of life to catch up on, but she is great with people and loved having her fur hand-stripped by a team of volunteers at a recent open day. So not as timid as all that!


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  • Responds well to affection
  • Gentle nature
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Carmen | R395

Carmen female jack russell crossFemale, Young, Small


Little Carmen arrived courtesy of the cages left at the SPA gates and we immediately matched her with a notification for a lost dog (unidentified) on the internet. However messages left on the answer-phone have remained unanswered, so either it is the wrong dog, or now the owners know she is safe at the SPA, they have lost interest. In any case, seeing the condition of Carmen, a new home is probably the best thing. If your dog has red, painful and itchy skin, it is best to see a vet, not just put on a flea collar. Sigh. Carmen is a small sweet black and white jack russell cross who was born in August 2012. She is adorable!
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  • Happy lively and friendly
  • Small size
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Denis | R391

denis male border collie crossMale, Young, Large


We are very cross that Denis is back at the SPA. No, he has never been adopted from us, but this is the third time he has been here, and each time his owner has come to collect him. As Denis was identified we had no option but to let him leave. The first time we had found him a wonderful new owner, who was just waiting for the ten days’ legal pound time to be over. The next time Denis was reclaimed by his owner on day ten. This time he is too late. Phew. We have now castrated Denis, so doubtless his owner will no longer want him. Good! Denis is a beauceron/border collie cross, with one brown and one blue eye. A stunning lad, but the size of a shetland pony! He is fine with other dogs and would love a training minded family with an enclosed garden. Denis was born in July 2016.
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  • Happy lively and friendly
  • Needs a training minded family
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Urgent Appeal: Balou

We are trying once again to find a home for Balou. He has now been at the SPA since March 2015, and I don’t think a single person has looked at him with a view to an adoption in all this time. We just cannot see why!

When Balou arrived it was as a stray. We have since found out that he was abandoned as the result of a divorce, with neither partner wanting him as they started their new lives. Apparently he used to live with children, and was a loved member of the family. Not loved enough, obviously, but not a “problem dog” in any way.

Balou was born in June 2006. That means he is now eleven years old! We need to find him a home soon. Although for many years we thought he was not good with male dogs, he has lived happily with females. Many different females; they are all adopted one by one, leaving Balou behind. Recently our dog behaviourist, Vincent, has mixed Balou with males quite happily in the park; he shows no aggression at all. And the same is true when he meets males on walks; he just trots by wagging his tail. Likewise he can walk alongside other males. So it is more than possible that he can live with a male dog.

Balou does pull a bit at the beginning of a walk, but he soon settles down, and with more regular exercise will probably not pull at all.

And he is really loving and affectionate. He deserves a new home. His adoption fee is just €80, and even this is negotiable, as there are plenty of people who would pay this just to help this boy on his way.

Please please don’t leave this lovely lad at the SPA to end his days behind bars..

Max | R264

Max shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium


Max is yet another dog who was brought in having been neglected, and another dog who is happy to be at the SPA! Sadly for him, Max looks like many of the other dogs at the SPA, a kind of miscellaneous shepherd cross. However like all our dogs, Max has that certain something that marks him out, and we definitely have several people who love his looks! In fact one of them got as far as taking him home to test with their cats, and Max was absolutely fine with them. Max was born in August 2016 and is a lovely friendly lad.
 

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  • Happy lively and friendly
  • Good with cats
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Chappie | R366

Chappie male yorkie cross with a special needMale, Young, Small


Chappie is a lovely little Yorkie cross who was found and brought to the SPA towards the end of July. At first we expected him to be reclaimed, as despite being covered in fleas, and with an unsightly growth on his chin, he looked to be in great heath. However very sadly little Chappie is almost blind. So he is looking for a lovely owner who does not mind a dog with this disability. And Chappie does not let it get the better of him at all. He is very happy and lively and super affectionate. As long as someone is in sight (or maybe within hearing), he is content. If you are looking for an affectionate but lively dog, come and meet him!

 

 

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  • Happy lively and affectionate
  • Will need a special family
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Kipnak | R371

Kipnik mature husky crossMale, Mature, Medium


Regular readers will know this boy. Several years at the SPA ended with an adoption less than a year ago, but the dream is over. What appeared to be the perfect family turned out not to be such, and so at 13 years old, Kipnak is back. He pulls on the lead slightly more than in the past, but is still an easy dog to walk, he is not quite as good with other dogs as he was before, but we will work on that. What he still is is a lovely husky cross who was born in January 2004 and who never deserved to be at the SPA in the first place, let alone come back a second time. As a senior dog Kipnak’s adoption fee is just €80 or why not ask us about fostering?

 

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  • Affectionate
  • Will mix with other dogs
  • Needs a family that loves older dogs

Freedom | R368

Freedom male pointer crossMale, Young, Medium


Sometimes a dog arrives and attracts attention for all the wrong reasons. When we first put photos of Freedom on the SPA Facebook page, we had hundreds of comments. The fact is that he was found tied up in a local village, and his collar was so tight that skin had grown around it, meaning that it had to be surgically removed from his neck. Dozens of stitches later, but Freedom is doing wonderfully. He will make a full recovery and although he will probably have to wear a harness rather than a collar in future, that is nothing when you consider what he has gone through. For medical reasons he is alone in his kennel, but we expect to be able to mix him soon. And despite the treatment handed out by his former owners, he is a very affectionate lad. Freedom is a chocolate coloured pointer cross who was born in August 2012 and who is very much looking forward to his new life.

 

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  • Affectionate
  • Not tested but expected to mix with other dogs
  • Will become a lovely family pet

Mario | R363

Mario male doberman crossMale, Young, Large


When I first saw the pictures of Mario I assumed he was a small dog. There was very little in the picture from which to judge the scale. In fact he is the size of a Doberman, which shouldn’t be surprising, as he is a Doberman cross! Lovely Mario was born in July 2016 and before being brought to the SPA he was living with children. We know that he is good with other dogs, too, and he is cohabiting quite happily at the SPA. If you want a dog who looks impressive, this could be your boy. Mario is a go-everywhere dog, too, he loves car travel and smiles happily out of the window.

 

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  • Impressive dog
  • Fine with dogs and children
  • Will become a lovely family pet

Lili | R357

Lili female black shepherd crossFemale, Young, Large


Lili was adopted from the SPA when she was a puppy and brought back recently as the owners no longer want a dog. Yes, this may seem impossible to you, but we have had three dogs brought in for this very reason just in the month of July! Lili is a fairly big stocky black female, she perhaps has some dogue in her, as her jowels are a bit droopy. Or maybe it is just her age! I know, I am not painting a glowing picture, am I. In fact she is adorable, and fine with cats and children, too. Who wouldn’t want to offer this lovely lass a home? Lili was born in June 2009, Shocking that after so long in a family she should find herself back at the SPA.

 

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  • Friendly and affectionate
  • Fine with cats and children
  • Will become a lovely family pet