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Looba | T047

Looba female Brittany spaniel crossFemale, Young, Small

We are reasonably sure that Looba is the mother of Bouba; he sticks to her like glue, and her spaniel colours can be seen in his fur. Looba is a classic looking Breton spaniel though a bit on the small side. She was born in January 2015 according to the vet’s estimate. Unlike her son, Looba arrived unidentified. She is now sterilised and fully vaccinated and ready for her new home. Ideally this would be one where she can have lots of exercise; she is an active little dog. However as well as often being seen on the hunt (as flushers), Breton spaniels make fantastic family pets. You can read about the breed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany_dog.

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Affectionate
  • Would make a lovely family pet

Bouba | T046

Bouba male teckel crossMale, Young, Small

This tiny dog arrived in January 2018 already identified but with his owner’s phone number no longer in service and no sign of anyone coming to collect him, it is time for Bouba to find a new home. He is a great looking chap; no bigger than a chihuahua, but with a speckly back and spaniel colours. I am pretty sure that a DNA test would show him to be a teckel spaniel cross. Bouba is getting over a nervous start at the SPA, and is starting to lose his reliance on Looba, whom we assume is his mum. Bouba is a year old (born in January 2017) and is ready for an active fun-loving family.
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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Affectionate
  • Would make a lovely family pet

Tatiana | T030

TatinaFemale, Young, Medium

This is not Tatiana’s first time at the SPA. She used to be called Maddie, and as far as we were concerned she was happily homed in August 2016 after spending four months at the refuge. However a phone call from the SPA in Toulouse told us that Tatiana had been found and brought to them, and the phone numbers associated with her microchip were no longer working. So Tatiana is back. She is a fabulous brindle coloured girl, who is now fine with other dogs (although she wasn’t before her last adoption, so she has mellowed!). Tatiana was born in April 2014 and we know that she is a great family pet. She is impeccable on the lead and shares her kennel happily.

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Sociable
  • Would make a lovely family pet

Touffu | T023

Touffu male teckelMale, Young, Small

Touffu was brought to the SPA in early January and we were informed via Facebook that he is often seen wandering in a nearby village. This was confirmed by his owner, who came in to see if he was at the refuge. She decided not to reclaim him, so Touffu is looking for a new home. He was born in January 2011, and is fine with cats and also with other dogs if introductions are done well.
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  • Fine with other dogs and cats.
  • Small size
  • Would make a lovely family pet

Gucci | T002

GucciMale, Young, Large

Gucci is a big beautiful lab cross who arrived at the SPA in early January. Like so many of our dogs he arrived unidentified, and as the Christmas holidays were still underway we hoped that he was just lost. It seems now that no one is looking for him, so this lovely lad is up for adoption. Gucci was born in April 2012, and someone must have loved him. As with so many of our dogs, we have no idea why he is at the SPA and why no one is looking for him. Gucci is a sociable dog, fine with other dogs (he is currently sharing with another male) and with very attractive black and white markings. His adoption fee is €170 for which he is castrated, identified and vaccinated.

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Very sociable
  • Would make a lovely family pet

Joli | R526

Joli female griffon crossFemale, Young, Medium

Jolie arrived with (R525 Junior) and in an ideal world, these two dogs would be rehomed together. In an ideal world, though, they would not even be at the SPA, they only arrived due to the illness of their owner. Jolie is a stunning griffon cross who was born in January 2014. She is very affectionate and good with other dogs. Like Junior she loves to play and would share her life happily with other dogs.

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  • Good with other dogs
  • Affectionate with people loves to play
  • Would make a lovely family pet

Urgent Appeal: Tex

Tex was homed by DRC as a home to home, and everything appeared to be going fabulously. He appeared in our Life after the Refuge section, along with the couple’s two other dogs, Gino and Hachi (ex Paddington), both adopted from the SPA. So what went wrong? Why is Tex at the SPA, bearing in mind the home to home was intended to avoid just such an eventuality.

Well, let’s just say that there were problems with the neighbours, and Tex, along with Gino and Hachi, were accused of having killed some of the village cats. Threats followed and guns were shown. In a panic they brought all three dogs to the SPA. Sadly Tex is not doing well at all. He is used to a loving home; he has never been behind bars and has stopped eating.

Please can you offer him a home? He is fine with other dogs, used to be fine with cats (he used to live with a cat!) and is really affectionate. And without the other dogs to lead him astray, he didn’t ever wander, despite the fact that huskies are famous for this. Must be the German shepherd in him that balances out this instinct to roam.

Tex was born in March 2014, he is vaccinated, castrated and identified. Please help us find him a home quickly!!

 



Urgent Appeal: Mila

Mila is a very tall border collie cross, she looks like a tradtional border, classic black and white, but she is more the size of a Belgian shepherd. She even has the pointed ears!

Mila arrived at the SPA in mid-November, abandoned by her owner who was pregnant and not sure about being able to cope with a border collie and a baby at the same time.

This may sound crazy, but we know from a recent failed adoption that Mila does suffer from jealousy. At the SPA she shares her kennel, and although she has no trouble walking or even sharing play areas with other dogs, inside a home she does not tolerate female dogs. She searches for affection all the time and it is this that causes issues with other dogs.

Like many of our dogs she is wary of strangers, particularly men, but will become almost instantly devoted to her family. She is wonderfully affectionate and well-mannered both on or off the lead. She can be left alone without showing any destructive tendencies or separation anxiety; all she wants is a home of her own.

Mila was born in November 2014. She is fully vaccinated, sterilised and microchipped and her adoption fee is €170.



Griff | R481

Griff young male griffon crossMale, Young, Medium

Grif is the third of the three dogs who was brought to the SPA at the age of two having spent their lives hitherto in a garage as their owner did not want them when they were born. Grif is making slower progress than his siblings, but he too is just about ready for a new home, where, of course, progress will be even quicker. Griff is a bit more griffon-like than his siblings, mainly white and with a lovely wiry beard. He was born in October 2015 and would like a home with another dog and kind, patient owners, please.
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  • Calm and gentle
  • Needs a patient owner
  • Would prefer another dog for company

Panda | R482

Panda labrador collie crossMale, Young, Medium

Panda is one of three dogs who were abandoned at the SPA together in mid October by a man who had allowed his dog to have an unwanted litter. Instead of letting the puppies find homes, however, he had kept them in his garage until the age of two years. So when these dogs arrived at the refuge they were not at all well socialised. Thankfully the staff and volunteers have been working hard with them, and Panda is ready for his new home. He is a lovely boy, probably a lab collie cross. He is very calm and gentle, and after an initial panic when the lead is put on, he is fabulous on walks. He is still learning the ropes, though, so a patient home or one with another dog is preferred.

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  • Calm and gentle
  • Needs a patient owner
  • Would prefer another dog for company