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Roucky | T678

Roucky male beagle crossMale, Young, Medium

Rocuky is only two but the ScPA is already his 4th home. This beagle has been given away from owner to owner on the internet before finally coming to the ScPA, who will finally home him in a responsible manner, rather than just passing him on to whomever will take him, not caring what happens to him as long as he has been got rid of. So what does this dog do that is so bad each time? He runs off from unenclosed gardens, that’s what! You only have to look at this dog’s ears, or read up a bit about the breed to understand that this would be likely. But for some people, as long as a dog is free, it is okay. Poor Roucky.

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  • Needs an enclosed garden
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Banksie | T677

Banksie maleborder collie crossMale, Young, Medium

Six year old Banksie arrived at the refuge on Boxing day morning and we hope that doesn’t mean what we think it might mean. Perhaps he genuinely is lost, although we realise that the chances of him being reclaimed are slim. He is a lovely chap, we are pretty sure he is a border collie cross, and although clearly frustrated at being locked up, he is friendly and smiley. As soon as he comes out of the pound we will have him mixed with other dogs, as he seems to be extremely sociable, and will let you know what he is like on the lead. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this lovely boy, feel free to ask.

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  • Happy and Friendly dog
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Stewey | T657

Stewey male wire haired terrier crossMale, Young, Small

Stewey is a mid brown wire haired dog with more than a bit of fox terrier about him. He arrived in mid December with no identification, and his owners do not appear to be looking for him. Stewey is not the youngest of lads, the vet reckons that he was born in December 2013. However that is no age for a small chap, and Stewey does not appear to have had a hard life! He is sharing his kennel already and has been out on several walks with volunteers. All he is looking for now is a new home!

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  • Friendly little dog
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Oups | T652

Oups young male malinois crossMale, Young, Medium

Oups is a very chunky young lad. He was brought to the refuge by a woman who had been trying to do good, but as is so often the case, had become overwhelmed by the number of dogs she wanted to save, none of whom was adoptable due to the fact that they lived as a pack, with no walks or socialisation. Luckily Oups is young enough to have his life turned around, which is what the ScPA is now attempting to do. At present Oups pulls on the lead and we are not able to get him to share his kennel, but both of these are just a matter of time. And when you see how handsome Oups is, you realise why we are posting him! A boxer malinois cross, Oups is a stunning mix. He was born in July 2017 and is castrated, vaccinated and identified.

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  • Needs some basic training he is still young
  • Wary at first with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Urgent Appeal: Karadoc

Our urgent appeal this time is for Karadoc. We have chosen him for no other reason than that no one seems to notice him, yet the person who does will be very lucky indeed. There is no reason at all why a dog like this should be at the ScPA. Karadoc is an absolute gem.

He is mid size, mid brown, and looks just average. Is that why no one has chosen him? Big mistake. This boy is anything but average. Karadoc was born in August 2014 and is a dark sand coloured crossbreed. He is fabulous on the lead, you hardly know he is there. He responds to his name (and bear in mind he arrived unidentified, he has only had this name for a couple of months). He is affectionate, he is fine with other dogs, he is playful and young. The list goes on.

In fact, perhaps we should rename this section “hidden gems”. Because that is what Karadoc is, a hidden gem. Don’t make him waste all his life at the refuge; he has already been there for four months, which is four months during which someone could have been showering him with all the love he deserves and which he is so eager to return.

Please share for lovely Karadoc.

 

Logan | T574

Logan male shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium

Logan arrived at the ScPA when he was an estimated eight months old, and it is clear that he has had no training whatsoever. This is the age when many of our dogs arrive. They are taken on as puppies (given away free, usually) and it is assumed that they will grow into perfect adults with no effort at all. When they reach about a year old they get either too big or too strong; all those niggles that require either dog training school or at least a bit of attention, and lo and behold they are dumped. A black shepherd cross with a white chest, Logan doesn’t look anything special, especially in a country when black male dogs are always at the bottom of the heap for adoptions, but he will be a great dog. He is fine with other dogs, and although he hasn’t been on the lead much he is getting better already. Dogs like Logan are one of the reasons the ScPA is there. We take in many dogs who have just outgrown their usefulness to the families they thought loved them. Let’s show Logan that the best is yet to come.

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  • Needs some basic training but a quick learner
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a great pet for an active family

Dali | T641

daliMale, Young, Medium

 

We think Dali is what we refer to as a “hidden abandon”, by which we mean that he has been deliberately lost. He arrived identified and in good health and his registered address is in Carcassonne, but so far no sign of his owners. It is hard to know what to do in such cases, but after ten days the best thing from the dog’s perspective is that he finds a new home. Dali is of medium size and looks like many of our other dogs, so he will have to rely on his personality to get noticed. And luckily for him he is a great dog, friendly with others and with a nice calm feeling to him. Another of the ScPA’s hidden gems is waiting for you. Dali was born in May 2017.

 

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  • Sociable and affectionate
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Darco | T626

Darco  male Bruno de JuraMale, Young, Medium

Bruno de Jura Darco arrived at the refuge thanks to one of our supporters. Surprisingly perhaps he was identified but his owner does not appear to be looking for him. We are not too upset, as Darco was extremely thin when he arrived. REALLY thin. He is looking tons better now, though, and it is time he found his new home. For those of you who followed the tale of Fynn, Darco is the same breed. But apart from the usual habits of the scent hound, there the resemblence ends. Darco is not at all nervous or shy. He is a big handsome boy and he knows it! He is fine with other dogs, is surprisingly good on the lead (I thought I would be pulled over, but actually the lead was slack the entire time) and he is very cuddly. Darco was born in July 2008, so perhaps he has been abandoned because his hunting days are over. But so are his breeding days now. Hahaha!

 

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  • Sociable and affectionate
  • Good on the lead
  • Will make a great family pet

Strike | T622

Strike male shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

Strike was adopted from us when he was a puppy and we have no idea why he is at the refuge again, as we cannot get in touch with his owners. And by the looks of things they are not looking for their dog either. Strike needs a new home. Were it not for the fact that he looks like many of the other ScPA dog (that shepherd mix that is so common)he would be adopted very quickly. Because Strike is an extremely well behaved dog. He sits quietly in his cage when a walk is on the cards, and he gets on perfectly with everyone he meets. Let’s hope he hasn’t got too long to wait for a new home. He has just turned 7, so if you are looking for a calmer, steady older dog, he could be your boy!

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  • Sociable and affectionate
  • Calm older dog
  • Will make a great family pet

Captain | T617

CaptainMale, Young, Medium

Captain is one of my new favourite dogs. He is of medium size, and is a short haired tricoloured dog. The most noticeable thing about him is that one of his back legs has been broken and has healed itself slightly wonky. Sometime he forgets to use it, and although he can walk a long way he is not the quickest lad. He keeps up with a good walking pace, but will not be able to accompany you if you are a jogger. Captain does not pull on the lead. He is good with other dogs and seems fine with cats. And he is hugely affectionate and adorable. I hope his handicap does not put people off; Captain is a great lad who deserves a wonderful home.

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  • Sociable and affectionate
  • Still a young dog
  • Will make a great family pet