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Tango | T603

TangoMale, Mature, Small

Tango was brought in for rehoming at the age of nine, but as he is a small dog, this little jack russel braque cross is still in fine form. And he really is a great little lad. Fine with other dogs, Tango is an affectionate and sociable lad, as well as being suitably lively. As he has reached the age at which our “senior dogs” tariff kicks in, Tango’s adoption fee is just €80. For this fee he will be identified, vaccinated and sterilised. SO if you are looking for a small-ish dog who is ready to go, look no further! He will be a great companion, easy to walk and always happy to have a cuddle.

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  • Small size easy to walk
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Jagger | T590

Male, Mature, Medium

JaggaI cannot count the number of times Jagger has been to the refuge. Each time his owner has come to collect him. However this time, with Jagger aged 11, she has decided to abandon him. This is just disgraceful behaviour. Had she taken this decision when Jagger was younger, his chances of finding a home would have been far better. As it is, we have an 11 year old dog looking for a new family. Still, it could be worse. Jagger is fine with female dogs and some males. He is sharing his kennel at the SCPA with no issues. He is used to being collected by his owner, so we can’t expect him to just transfer his love to the first person who comes to walk him; he needs to settle in and get used to refuge life a bit. However we hope that soon Jagger will be ready for a new home.

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  • A fine old dog
  • Fine with female dogs and some male dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Jasmine | T587

JasmineFemale, Young, Small

Jasmine is a very small black and white fox terrier. She arrived in early November looking very sorry for herself, cold, wet and dirty. And very very scared. When dogs arrive like this we sometimes have trouble taking photographs, as they can be a bit snappy due to fear. However Jasmine was fine, although she did her best to cower from human contact, which is always sad to see. She is now sharing her kennel and so is feeling a bit happier. So far we do not know much about her, apart from that she is not at all good with cats. If you like this breed (classically non shedding), please get in touch.

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  • A small size
  • Fine with other dogs not with cats
  • Will make a great family pet

Urgent Appeal: Loubi

Many of you will probably think that Loubi has been rehomed, because that was the title of one of last week’s blogs. However it did not work out and 24 hours later Loubi was back at the refuge. I did not mention this in the blog because it was absolutely nothing to do with the dog, and the reasons for his return are extremely painful for the family involved. There is no need to add to their woes. They were even more upset because Loubi was absolutely perfect during the brief time he spent with them. He appeared to be housetrained, and despite our warnings about his interaction with their cats, apparently he was absolutely fine with their two felines.

So Loubi is looking for a new home. And as he waited so long to find his first home, we really want this to be soon.

Loubi was born in May 2018, so he is really still a puppy. He is fine with other dogs, and cats (we now know) and children. He is a lab/griffon cross who has everything going for him, apart from his colouring…yes, you guessed it, Loubi is black. But lots of us like black dogs, of course, so let’s get Loubi out of the refuge and into a home.

Loubi is all ready to go, castrated, identified and fully vaccinated. He is waiting for his family at the SPA Carcassonne. He is a pup still, and although he is sharing his kennel with another young dog, he would love a home of his own.

 

Tylian | T571

TylianMale, Young, Smal

It is really strange that Tylian has not been either reclaimed or adopted, as he has been at the SCPA since the end of of October, and dogs this tiny are usually snapped up. Tylian is a tiny mid-brown pinscher who arrived unidentified and terrified. He is now sharing his box with another dog and is feeling much happier, but of course finding a home would make him happier still. Tylian was born in January 2017 according to the vet’s estimate, so is a young dog who is full of energy. He is pint-sized and will make a great lap-warmer, just in time for winter!

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  • A small size
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Pia | T503

Pia female staffie crossFemale, Young, Medium

Pia is a lovely little girl who has had a difficult time so far and is looking for a new home. Unlike the family’s other dog, who had a normal life, with regular walks etc, Pia was kept inside to look fierce and guard the property. Probably because she is small and stocky and looks like a dangerous dog! It is true that Pia has problems with some men, particularly when she first meets them. She is fine with all the male SCPA employees, however, proving that it is just a question of confidence. On the positive side, Pia is fine with other dogs, and she passed the cat test with flying colours. This is a chance to get a staffie type dog with none of the administrative hassle that comes with these breeds here in France. Pia was born in August 2015.

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  • Needs to build her confidence with men
  • Fine with other dogs and cats
  • Will make a great family pet

Noisette | T501

Noisette female shepherd crossFemale, Young, Medium

Noisette was found at the refuge gates one morning with her puppy, Pirouette. Both dogs had mange and were put in isolation until this infection had been treated. Luckily they had each other, so it was not too bad an experience for them. Now, they are all well and ready for a new home. Noisette is a shepherd cross who seems to be a very calm girl. Recently she escaped from her kennel and her first instinct was to run to the nearest person, who just slipped a lead over her head and gave her a cuddle. Yes, you are right, probably a homeless person’s dog; sociable and well balanced. Her puppy-bearing days are over now, and although she is not quite five years old, Noisette would like a more stable lifestyle than she has had up to now!

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  • A lovely calm dog
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Mecano | T538

Mecano male setterMale, Young, Medium

This is not Mecano’s first visit to the ScPA. He is a pretty regular visitor and up till now each time his owner has come to collect him. This time, however, there is no sign of him, and perhaps it is best all round if this stunning setter finds a new home. Mecano is a white speckly setter who was born in May 2012. He might give the impression of being a runner, but left alone all day outside with an insecure garden has obviously proved to be too much temptation for him. I bet that with a bit more effort and regular walks, Mecano would be a very loyal dog.

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  • A lovely breed
  • Needs a secure garden
  • Will make a great family pet

Paco | T570

Paco male sharpie shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium

Paco arrived first at the ScPA when he was little more than a puppy. He was rehomed relatively soon, and we are very upset that now, five years later, he has been brought back as his owners are divorcing. Paco is now a much bigger dog, but still as bizarre looking. Imagine a sharpei with stumpy legs! Paco is fine with other dogs, and although he pulls a bit on the lead, I think it is just enthusiasm. I am not sure his former family took him out very much. Paco was born in April 2015.

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  • Still a young dog
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Ilona | T529

Ilona bull dog crossFemale, Young, Medium

Ilona is a fabulous white coloured bull terrier who needs a new home fairly urgently. We do not know all the details, but we believe that she has been used for breeding. Coming to the ScPA is really a blessing for her, especially as her owners have made no attempt to find her. What she needs now is a new home. Ilona is wonderful with people, but is a bit reactive to dogs, and she hates cats. So a home as a single dog would be ideal for this lovely girl who was born in May 2013.

 

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  • A lovely dog
  • Needs to be an only dog and no cats
  • Will make a great family companion