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Scooby| A236

Scooby young male terrier crossMale, Young, Small

Scooby is a small and pretty dog who was brought in for rehoming because he is not good with cats. We won’t go into the grisly details, just take it from us, this dog needs a cat free home! He is a young terrier cross who was initially very wary of people (I think he had been shouted at quite a lot before his arrival, again very much cat-related), but he is doing much better now he realises that people can be nice as well as angry! Scooby was born in May 2018, and will make a great pet for anyone providing that don’t plan to have any cats!


Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Affectionate and lively
  • Must be a cat free home
  • Make a lovely family pet

Vaema| A255

Vaema female shepherd crossFemale, Young, Medium

Vaema is a dog in whom DRC has decided to take a special interest. From time to time we choose a dog who for some reason or other needs us more than all the others, and that is certainly the case with Vaema. This gorgeous and lively shepherd “not quite pup” was probably hit by a vehicle when she was very young, and the break was allowed to heal itself. This has left Vaema with a pronounced limp, meaning that she bunny-hops rather than walks. The vet says that to rebreak the pelvis area risks making the situation worse, so nothing can be done. However there is no reason why Vaema should not have a wonderful life, despite her “handicap”. She is gorgeous, very affectionate and desperate to run and play, but until her bones are fully formed (she is currently 9 months old), exercise should be controlled. I must point out that Vaema is not incontinent, she is just like any normal dog, except her back end is very wobbly. We at DRC love her, and want to find her a home where she can take things at her own pace and be loved as much as all dogs deserve to be loved!


Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Affectionate
  • Needs controlled exercise
  • She seeks a special family

Urgent Appeal: Nino – UPDATE

UPDATE: NINO WILL BE COMING BACK TO THE REFUGE ON 15TH JUNE. HE REMAINS OUR URGENT APPEAL AND THIS WAY MOIRA AND I WILL GET TO KNOW HIM FAR BETTER THAN WE DID DURING HIS FIRST STAY. WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR THE PERFECT  HOME FOR NINO.

Both the previous two urgent appeals have left in double quick time, and we are hoping the same is true for this boy, who needs a new home desperately. And for the first time our home to home appeal is for a dog who is not at the refuge.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Nino. He is a fabulous setter who is five years old and is currently living with his owner. She adopted him from the ScPA but is unable to cope with a young dog and loves him too much to bring him back for rehoming. So DRC has promised to help.

Nino is a great boy. He is fine with other dogs, fabulous with children, and although he will chase cats on the move, he has never shown any aggression to them. He is affectionate, housetrained and lively. And therein lies the problem; his current owner is unable to walk him, and although he has access to a large garden, he needs walks and a lot more fun with other dogs than he has at present.

Nino is living close to Carcassonne but can travel to his new home. Obviously there are no adoption fees, and Nino is vaccinated, identified by microchip and castrated.

Who has a place in their home and heart for a beautiful setter?

 

Urgent Appeal: Kaiser

After the huge success in rehoming Dyson, we have an urgent appeal for another young lad. This time we are looking for a home for Kaiser. He is just nine months old and has been at the refuge since the beginning of April. And although it is perhaps not the first thing you notice about him, he is missing an eye.

We know how this happened. The refuge is Kaiser’s third home, and the loss of his eye was a deliberate act of mistreatment by his first owner. His second owner rescued him and paid for the eye to be removed correctly at the vets, but was unable to keep Kaiser long term. Hence the ScPA.

Despite the cruelty and upheaval, Kaiser is a completely carefree lad. He is full of fun and has fabulous body language. He is not much more than a wriggly pup inside quite a tough looking body. Luckily for him, Kaiser is not a categorised breed, meaning that no special permits are required for his owner.

Kaiser is fine with other dogs, although his relationship with cats is a bit ambiguous, to put it mildly. He is quite a chunky boy and is brusque without meaning to be so. He loves children but could easily knock a child over unintentionally. Yes, you are right, he could do with a bit of guidance. But so could all dogs of this age; remember he is still very much a youngster.

If you like the staffie types but are not keen on jumping through France’s bureaucratic hoops, or if you just want to offer a home to a lovely dog in need, then please think about offering a home to Kaiser.

Lana| A064

Lana young female shepherd crossFemale, Young, Medium

Lana is a very unlucky dog. She has been adopted twice and brought back both times for the same reason…she is what the refuge calls “a runner”. This girl needs a really well enclosed garden, and if this is not the case, she will lead other dogs astray. Her most recent family had another dog, and Lana got him into bad habits, despite the fact that he had never wandered before (or since). Her first family were perhaps better suited as they lived in an apartment (and even Lana could not escape from this). However her owner insisted on letting her walk with no lead, so off she went. Lana is a small shepherd cross. She was born in December 2016, and would love a new home. But only those with well enclosed gardens (or no garden but plenty of walks) need apply.


Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Affectionate
  • Must have and enclosed safe garden
  • She seeks an active family live

Poma| A042

Poma young female border collieFemale, Young, Medium

Why hasn’t beautiful Poma found a home? When she and her two friends were brought in thanks to the ScPA’s cruelty team, I thought she would be adopted very quickly. Especially as like her pals, she was well socialised. It was more a case of neglect, rather than cruelty, and all three dogs were very used to being petted. And who doesn’t love a border collie? Poma’s only fault is that she does not like cats, but surely that is not preventing her from finding a new home? She was born in January 2016, is good on the lead, fine with other dogs, and simply stunning! Poma is sterilised, vaccinated and identified; please help her find a home.


Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Stunning well socilised dog
  • Good with other dogs but not cats
  • He seeks an active family live

Fly| T670

Fly young male crossMale, Young, Medium

Fly was very nervous when he first arrived, and although he is now in many ways one of the refuge’s easiest dogs, he has not found a home. Time to give him a push the DRC way! Fly is a stunning spaniel cross who was born in December 2011. He is fine with other dogs and is good on the lead, as well as being very affectionate. Don’t be put off by that worried look on his face; he is a very cool dog. He really is a lovely boy, and just the right size. A family with an outdoorsey lifestyle will be ideal, although Fly would be very happy with a couple of walks a day and lots of love!


Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Nervous at first but affectionate
  • Good on lead good with other dogs
  • He seeks an active family live

Tia| T631

Tia  young femaleFemale, Young, Medium

Another dog who was adopted and brought back, and thus missed off the website, Tia is not a staffy, and can in fact be adopted by anyone who likes the chunky type dogs but does not want to apply for all the permits needed to have a categorised dogs. Tia was born in June 2015, and although her owners made lots of effort to socialise her, she really has to be an only dog. She has a very strong character and will not be suitable as a first dog, although she already has good basic obedience. A very affectionate dog, Tia will need discipline and an experienced owner, but she is worth it!


Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Very affectionate but strong character
  • Needs to be an only dog
  • Needs and experienced owner

Kalin| T483

Kalin young male shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium

Kalin is a beautiful pale shepherd who should have been put on this site way before now. I think we assumed that he would be reclaimed, so just missed him off. However better late than never, although it is quite late; Kalin has been at the refuge since September 2018. This is far too long for a dog who is this well behaved and sociable. But perhaps that is just it; he has fit so well into refuge life that people hardly notice him. Good with dogs, good with cats, playful and fine on the lead, surely someone will offer this boy a home. Kalin was born in January 2012 and would love another chance at love.


Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Affectionate and playful
  • Good with dogs and cats
  • Will make a great family pet

Mickey| T443

Mickey large young maleMale, Young, Large

Mickey is the third dog to remain from the 8 dogs who were left when their owner moved house. Like his brothers, Sammy and Levy, he was incredibly nervous upon arrival but has improved dramatically thanks to Vincent and the other employees. The only reason he has not had an album before now is due to having no decent photos. Mickey is a wiemeranar cross who was born in September 2017. He is a big, powerful dog, but adorable and very trusting of his human companions. Like his brothers he is not a good first dog, but for someone with a bit of dog-knowhow, he will be a gem.


Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Adorable and trusting
  • Big and powerful
  • Will make a great family pet for an experienced dog family