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Lasko|R161

Lasko young male jack russell crossMale, Young, Small


Lasko is a jack russell cross who was brought to the SPA by a concerned neighbour who saw this dog was tied up a lot. In fact his owners had tried to find him a new home, (free via the internet) and this had not worked out, with the owners just leaving their new dog tied up alone. Lasko is a great lad, fine with dogs of both sexes and not interested in escaping to go wandering. If you are looking for a small lively companion, Lasko could be the boy for you. He was born in April 2015, and is ready for his new home!

 

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Doesn’t go wandering
  • A lively companion

Urgent Appeal:Billy

 

 

Billy male border collieBilly is a border collie who was born in January 2011, making him just over 6 years old at the time of this urgent appeal. He was abandoned at the SPA as his owners were moving house and did not want to keep Billy in a less spacious environment than before. Ironic that he is now housed in a tiny pen!

Billy is fine with cats and children, but is not keen on other dogs. He is a great companion, he walks well on the lead and is very attentive to whoever is walking him. He sits happily by your side if you take a break, and loves affection. Several families with small children walk him regularly, and although they are not in a position to adopt him, they are very fond of him.

Why the urgent appeal? Not only because Billy deserves a new home (he is a very good and easy dog), but also at the SPA his bright white fur is starting to discolour. This is only a question of aesthetics, but it is always sad to see a dog become less attractive as a result of live at the SPA.

Please help find a home for Billy. He is fully vaccinated, castrated and microchipped. His adoption fee is €170.

 

 

Bullit|R104

BullitMale, Mature, Large

After leaving the refuge for what we hoped would be his forever home, poor Bullit is back. For one glorious moment, it was thought that he would be able to live with another dog, and his new owner made every effort, however it was not to be. We are looking for a fan of the German Shepherd to offer Bullit a home. He is a pedigree and is simply magnificent. However at ten years old, it won’t be easy for him to find a home. As yet Bullit has no health problems, and is an active dog who adores his walks. He would love an owner with no other animals and who can give him the love he deserves. We really do not want him to spend summer in the heat of the refuge.
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  • A home with no other animals needed
  • No health problems
  • Active and adores a walk

Urgent Appeal:Dart

 

 

Dart is a beautiful dalmatian, who like so many of the SPA dogs has arrived due to a change in his owner’s circumstances. Life for his homeless owner improved when he was able to move into a flat, however the hours of being locked up alone did not suit Dart, who was used to much more time outside and with company.

Dart was born in September 2008, which means he will be nine this year. However he is in great shape. And what a gentleman! He is wonderful on the lead, very affectionate and he is good with female dogs, cats and children. There is no reason at all why this dog should be hard to home!

Who has a space in their heart for this stunning lad? The only requirement is lots of love and presence. Surely that is not too much to ask?

Please get in touch if you can offer a home to Dart. His adoption fee is just €170, including identification, vaccination and castration.


 

 

Urgent Appeal:Mami

 

 

MamiIn this appeal we are looking for a very special family, one that is prepared to take on a dog who has ongoing medical issues. Mami arrived at the SPA at the end of October and she was in a terrible state. Bald and painfully thin, she just wanted to curl up and be left alone. As you know, this recuperation of poorly dogs is something the SPA and their vets are extremely good at, and so investigations and treatment began. Mami has leichmaniasis, which is an illness transmitted by the sand fly. You can read all about it here http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_dg_leishmaniasis and there are plenty of other source materials, plus plenty of groups of people who have dogs with this disease, and they are best placed to tell you not to panic. It took us some time to stabilise Mami’s condition, but now all is well, she is fat as butter and has a great coat, and takes just one tablet a day to keep her in this fabulous condition. However she will need to wear a scalibor collar or be treated with a spot-on to prevent her from being being bitten by the sand fly again and potentially passing the illness on.

So no, other animals are not at risk. Nor are people.

Mami is tiny, she weighs about 8kg and is simply adorable. She loves everyone and everything, and has been living in the cat house with other dogs and cats. She was born in January 2005, so is not the youngest dog at the SPA, but providing she keeps on her meds, she could be around for years! Don’t let her end her life at the SPA, please.

Her ideal family would be close to Carcassonne if they wish the SPA can continue to pay for veterinary treatment. This however is not costly, so homes further afield would be considered.

Many thanks.

 

 

Kalou|R074

KalouMale, Young, Medium

Kalou arrived at the SPA the first time when he was just out of puppyhood as a mistreatment case and was adopted shortly afterwards. Sadly this adoption did not work out, and Kalou is back at the SPA. As with every failed adoption, we know much more about the dog than we did before. We now know that Kalou is not good with cats, and never will be, no matter how hard an owner may try to change his behaviour. However we also know that he is fine with female dogs and is very affectionate with humans. Since he has been back at the SPA, Kalou has proved to be fine on the lead and he is sharing his kennel with a female dog whom he adores. And he is such a handsome boy that we hope he will not have too long to wait before finding his new CAT FREE home. Kalou is a fine-boned long haired black shepherd who was born in December 2014.


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  • Affectionate with humans
  • Fine with female dogs
  • Cannot live with cats

Jack|R071

Jack jagd terrierMale, Mature, Medium

If any of you remember lovely Rosie, who was at the SPA this time last year and now happily homed, you will have an idea of what Jack looks like. Jack is smaller than Rosie, but very similar to look at…kind of like a mini black labrador with a stumpy tail. Officially he is a jagd terrier cross, we know this as he arrived already identified. He was already castrated, too, but as he was put in the external boxes when the SPA was open, it seems likely that he was brought in by his owner. Jack was born in July 2008.

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  • Lovely dog
  • Fine with other dogs
  • A lovely family pet

Urgent Appeal: Bullet

BulletOur urgent appeal this week is for Bullet. This 10 year old pedigree German Shepherd has found himself at the SPA following the sad death of his owner. It is always tragic when this happens, but perhaps more so in this case where the owner was relatively young and should have easily outlived his beloved dog.

Bullet was born in November 2006 and is in fabulous condition for his age.He has been loved and well cared for throughout his entire life and has never changed homes. Until now, that is, when he finds himself alone and bewildered in a concrete kennel.

At the moment Bullet is in fabulous health and loves his walks. However people who know this breed know all too well that hip problems can come about with age. For this reason we would like Bullet’s new home to have easy access to outside, and not too many steps inside. The home has to be cat free, too. Regarding other dogs, Bullet ignores them on walks, but would rather not share his home.

Please help us find this poor dog a new home. We have his pedigree papers at the SPA and although he will leave us castrated, we know that lovers of this breed with appreciate this dog’s magnificent physique.

Fadista|R65

Fadista male large shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

Again, it was sad to see Fadista back at the SPA. He was adopted recently after arriving last summer weighing in at less than half of his normal body weight. The SPA brought him back to health and he is a magnificent beast. The problem with this being that lots of people are scared of dogs of this size, and such was the case with the people in the village where his adopter lives. So in the interest of neighbourly relations, Fadista is back. He is a huge-headed cross breed (no permits required) who was born in August 2014. He is fine with other dogs and often has the run of the SPA when the gates are closed in the mornings. Everyone’s favourite gentle giant!
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  • Walks well on lead
  • A gentle giant
  • Will make a fine family pet

Tyson|R64

Tyson large white male shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

It is very sad to see Tyson back at the SPA. He was abandoned on February 8th, which by coincidence is exactly one year to the day since he was brought in last time. Tyson was adopted in July and the couple who took him were just not right for him. I would say he was not right for them, but that implies he was at fault, whereas this is more a case of young people taking bad advice. What kind of behaviourist tells an owner that the dog is “insane” and will never be happy inside a house? In any case, Tyson deserves better, so we will do better at finding him the right home next time. He is a big white shepherd who was born in February 2012. He is fabulous on the lead and is a total pleasure to walk. Although he shares his kennel at the SPA he tends to be a bit more exclusive out of the SPA, so perhaps he would be happier as an only dog.

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  • Walks well on lead
  • Would be happier as an only dog
  • Will make a fine family pet