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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!

 

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

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

Roosevelt|R155

Roosevelt mature shepherd crossMale, Mature, Small


Roosevelt was very lucky to come to the SPA. His elderly owner sadly died while out shopping, but luckily someone was certain that he had seen the gentleman with a dog on several occasions. The police broke into the apartment and there was Roosevelt, waiting for his master. Roosevelt is not as old as one might think, however neglect has aged him prematurely. He is quite nervous at the moment and just getting used to life at the SPA, however we are hoping to find him an adopter or long term foster family soon.

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Nervous at the moment
  • Needs some TLC
  • Long term foster considered

Pogo|R154

PogoMale, Young, Small


Pogo is back at the SPA following another failed adoption. I do wish people would reflect a bit more before adopting a dog. This time it was a case of the husband not discussing the adoption with his wife, and so although initially all was well, as soon as the first “problem” cropped up, the wife put her foot down and Pogo was dumped again. The “problem” was that Pogo tried to escape from the garden, meaning that he is “only good for hunting”. No, not true, he just didn’t like being left alone. So what we know is that Pogo was born in May 2015. He is a black and grey brittany spaniel who is a bit nervous around young children (but fine with older ones), he is fine with other dogs and cats. And his next home simply MUST be his last.

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fine with other dogs and cats
  • Nervous around young children
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Gandalf|R150

Gandalf -mature male huskieMale, Mature, Large


We love it when a dog arrives identified. However sometimes things are not what they seem. This border husky cross is 12 years old (date of birth November 2004) and according to the central database is a yorkshire terrier. Sometimes this is the result of an error inputting the chip number at the vets, but on this occasion we know otherwise. Gandalf’s former owner is fairly notorious at the SPA for the number of dogs identified in her name. She is an illegal breeder of border collies, huskies and yorkshire terriers (or any other breeds that are fashionable and can make money). So this poor dog has been the result of a mix up and has presumably sired many more puppies. So even though arriving at the SPA at his age is not nice, we are happy for him! What would be even better would be a new home, of course!

Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Good with other dogs
  • An older dog
  • Will make a lovely family pet

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.

 

 

Jet|R128

Jet young male labradorMale, Young, Large

Jet looks to be a golden labrador, although perhaps his ears are ever so slightly too long to be a pure bred. He arrived towards the end of March, and we have no idea where he came from , nor why his owners have not come to collect him. It almost goes without saying that he arrived unidentified. The vet estimates his date of birth as being July 2016, so maybe he has outgrown the family’s expectations of size. Jet is just a normal size for a labrador, however! He is a stunning lad who will leave the SPA castrated, identified and vaccinated for just €170. Why not come along and meet him?
Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Stunning labrador
  • Still young
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Iktus|R120

Iktus young male douge argentineMale, Young, Large

Part of me wants Iktus to find a home, and part of me doesn’t. He has been brought to the SPA as his owner had gone away (no, not prison) for two years, and he has not been able to find anyone to look after his dog. Obviously paying kennelling fees for that length of time is not an option, and so he had no option other than to bring Iktus to the SPA. If Iktus has not been homed when he returns, then he will most definitely reclaim his dog. And there were many tears shed. Do we deliberately keep a dog for two years, or do we try and rehome him? In any case, Iktus would like more exercise than he gets at the SPA, and we have to think of the well-being of the dog. Iktus is a Dogue Argentin cross who is very big and very solid. He was born in October 2013 and is used to walking without a lead for up to three hours a day. At the SPA we will have to get him used to walking on a lead without pulling, and will do everything we can to make his stay easier, either until he finds a home or his owner returns. Iktus needs a home without other animals.


Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Needs home with no other pets
  • Big solid breed
  • Needs lots and lots of exercise

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.
Contact SPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • 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.