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Urgent Appeal:Look

Look male shepherd crossSometimes an urgent appeal really is urgent, a dog who is old, or needs a home urgently for welfare reasons. However sometimes a dog is our urgent appeal just because we like him or her very much and want him or her to be happy. Such is the case this week, as we present to you Look.

This fabulous German shepherd cross was found at the SPA gates one morning along with a note from his owner to tell us that she no longer wanted him. As Look was identified, we were able to phone her (which seemed to take her by surprise!). We were thus able to find out a bit more about this boy.

Turns out that Look had spent his whole life either in the house tied up a the bottom of his owner’s garden. He was never walked and has had no contact with other animals. Look is busy trying to make up for lost time on the walking front, and calls pitifully if there is a chance of going out. He is a little bit strong at first, but is learning very quickly and stops immediately you call his name. Understandably, though, he is keen to explore. He likes to stop for a cuddle, though, and is really affectionate.

Look is gradually being introduced to other dogs and shows no aggression at all, and he is fine with children.

Look was born in April 2013, so is in the prime of life. I really like him and would love him to find a new, loving home as soon as possible.


Fun Dog Show – 4th June

This year’s event at La Petite Pépinière in Caunes-Minervois is going to be a little different and something special. Dog Rescue Carcassonne will be running a “Fun Dog Show”, sponsored by the SPA. The whole event will be in the style of an English Garden Fete and is in aid of the Languedoc: Solidarité avec les Refugies (Languedoc Refugee Support).

Come along with your dogs and show them off by entering into an event at the Dog Show. It really doesn’t matter what breed, age or temperament your dog is – everyone is welcome!  All of the events are designed to be fun for owners and their dogs alike. We are particularly keen to see ex-Rescue dogs as participants or supporters at the event.

There will be lots of other stalls and entertainment throughout the day at the event. Teas and snacks and a buffet lunch will also be on sale. Come along and have some fun with or without your dog. We look forward to seeing you there!

How To Enter

Choose one or more events from the list below and email  jane@dogrescuecarcassonne.co.uk to be entered into the event. Each entry costs 5 euros all monies go to support the charity. Winners will be awarded rosettes and doggy treats and recognition in our Dogs Hall of Fame Gallery. Entries will also be allowed during the morning at the event itself, at Caunes-Minervois.

Come along for a fun afternoon and support both charities!

Events

Biggest Dog or Bitch

Smallest Dog or Bitch

Cutest Puppy (under 12 months)

Most Pretty  Bitch

Most Handsome Dog

Waggiest Tail

Most appealing eyes

Longest ears (0-12 months), Longest ears (+12 months)

Longest Legs (0-12 months), Longest legs (+12 months)

Fastest Bonio eater

Most obedient dog/bitch any breed

Most appealing rescue dog

Best six legs – short course of tests for dog and owner

Look alike competition (most like owner or a celebrity, photo of celebrity required)

Best in show will be the dog the judges would most like to take home.

 

Email jane@dogrescuecarcassonne.co.uk with :

Dogs – name, age, gender, breed (if known) state if the dog is a rescue dog and if so where rescued

Owners – name and contact details and list which events you would like to enter your dog into

Urgent Appeal:Tis

 

 

Tis old male shepherd crossSomeone here must be able to offer a home to Tis. He is such a lovely dog, and is incredibly undemanding. He is a grey and black brittany spaniel who was born in May 2005, making him one of the oldest dogs at the refuge. He was abandoned by his family as his owner is ill, they say, and none of them are prepared to look after Tis. He just lies in his kennel looking out at the world, hoping perhaps for a walk or some affection. And he adores both!

On walks he trots along quite happily. He is a bit overweight, so is perhaps not built for long distances (at least not at speed), but he doesn’t pull in the slightest. And if you stop for a rest, he sits down by your side and waits patiently. An extremely well-mannered dog!

We are told that Tis is fabulous with children and other dogs, but that he does not like cats. Tis could carry on living outside, which is the life he was used to with his previous family, but ideally we would like all our old dogs to spend their twilight years indoors, with lots of home comforts.

Tis is twelve years old and as such comes under our “adopt a senior” programme. His adoption fee is just €80, for which he is vaccinated, castrated and identified.

Please help us find a home for lovely Tis.

 

 

Joyce|R165

Joyce-young female dalmationFemale, Young, Large

I am surprised that we are even putting beautiful Joyce on this site. When she arrived with her sister, Jazzy, I was sure they would both leave immediately. Sadly this is not the case for Joyce, so let’s hope that a bit of extra publicity will give her the boost she needs. Bought as a puppy from a breeder, Joyce is a purebred dalmatian who was born in 2014. If you know the breed, you will know how much dalmatians hate being confined, and we would like to find a home for Joyce as soon as possible. She was born in June 2014 and although she is fine with children (having spent her whole life with 4) is not good with other dogs or cats.

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Good with children
  • Needs to be an only dog
  • Lovely pure breed dog

Tis|R194

Tis old male shepherd crossMale, Mature, Medium

Poor Tis. Due to his owner’s illness, this lovely elderly spaniel is at the SPA. We would really like him to find a home where he can spend his twilight years. Tis was born in May 2005, and it horrible to see a dog of his age in a kennel. Tis is just fabulous on the lead, and although he is happy to go as far as you like, he is also content to take a 5 minutes break where he just sits and looks round happily at the world. Tis is good with other dogs and children but not with cats. He is very friendly and affectionate and seems to be the perfect dog, other than being quite overweight. Please open your home to this lovely old gentleman. As a senior dog, his adoption fee is just €80, for which he is castrated, vaccinated and identified.
Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Good with other dogs
  • Wonderful on the lead
  • Friendly and affectionate

Paddington|R185

Paddington male German shepherdMale, Young, Large


Paddington is another dog who has been brought back to the SPA. This time it is because he does not like being left alone when his owner goes to work, and cries. Rather than solve this problem (perhaps by leaving him with a Kong or similar toy), she decided that he would feel less lonely at the SPA, where of course he is alone almost all the time. Paddington is a young German shepherd/chow chow cross who was born in January 2015. He is fine on the lead but as yet we have not been able to mix him with other dogs.

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Not yet mixing with other dogs
  • Perhaps another doggy companion
  • Needs a forever home

Whiskey|R184

Whiskey male labrador crossMale, Young, Medium


It is a shame to see Whiskey back at the SPA, as when a dog is adopted we don’t really want to see them again, apart from in happy photographs or on visits to say hello. On the face of it, Whiskey seems to be the perfect dog, and in fact his owners thought so, until they moved close to a school and found out that Whiskey does not like children. They have none of their own, so this had never been a problem. But passing kids kept putting their hands through the gate, and Whiskey made his displeasure at this invasion more than clear. By then, of course, it was too late, so it was back to the SPA for Whiskey. He looks like a very small (15kg) black labrador He was born in October 2010, and we are told that he is fine with cats, he does not chew and does not wander off. And we know for certain that he HATES the SPA, because he cries pitifully all the time. He misses his family, and would love to be part of yours.

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fine with other dogs
  • Fine with cats
  • Not good with children

Rex|R169

rex male brittany spanielMale, Young, Medium

Rex was brought in by his owner as he felt he was too old to look after his dog properly. However Rex is in no way a difficult dog and although he would probably like more exercise than he was getting, he seems very happy with whatever life brings him. Rex is a seven year old brittany spaniel (date of birth April 2010) who has fabulous body language and who is wonderful with other dogs. He is not a “runner”, and like other dogs of his breed, is a great “all rounder”. Brittanies are very loving family pets as well as often being used for hunting. Rex would like a new family with a garden and maybe another dog to play with too.

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fine with other dogs
  • Not a runner
  • A lovely family pet

Badou|R168

Badou male podenco crossMale, Young, Medium

Some of you may remember Badou. He arrived with a badly injured front leg and spent a long time recuperating at the SPA before being adopted. During this time we found him to be a wonderful sociable dog and his adopter found the same. His only “fault” was his fear of cars (understandable bearing in mind that he had been run over by one, and was found struggling to escape the other vehicles along the road). His adopter did not feel able to deal with this issue, and so Badou is back at the SPA. He is a young podenco cross who was born in January 2016. A fabulous dog who is great with children and dogs of both sexes but not with cats!
Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fine with other dogs but not cats
  • Needs help to build his confidence with cars
  • A lovely sociable dog

Oscar|R167

Oscar male shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

Oscar’s owner was unable to manage this fairly large strong dog as well as her other animals, so Oscar is at the SPA looking for a new home. He is a shepherd cross with a small griffon-like beard who was born in February 2016. Oscar is good with other dogs but has a tendency to be a bit dominant

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fine with other dogs
  • Needs training on the lead
  • A lovely dog