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Titou | R602

Titou young malinois crossMale, Young, Medium

Have you ever wanted a malinois, but found them too tall and a bit too lively? Here is your answer….a dog who looks like a malinois but is the height of a corgi, and with a pretty chilled character. Titou was brought in to the SPA in December by his owner who lives in an appartment and no longer had time to walk Titou. What a shame, as he is a pleasure to walk. He is exceptionally well mannered, he doesn’t pull at all! Titou was born in November 2015, so is a very young dog, although one who is mature enough to have got over any puppy craziness. A great all-rounder!
 

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  • Great characeter
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Winnie | R592

Winnie large male cross breedMale, Young, Large

Winnie would be a great dog for anyone looking for a big young fluffy dog. We think he is a cross between a pyrenean mountain dog and a golden retriever, as he weighs 30 something kilos, with more to gain. He was born in February 2017, so even though he has finished growing upwards, some more outward expansion is almost guaranteed! Is this why he was abandoned? A car pulled up at the SPA just as the staff were arriving in mid December, and a man was seen shoving Winnie into one of the external kennels. When he was told to go to the reception, he did a tyre-squealing escape, leaving Winnie behind. Initially terrified, as soon as Winnie was able to leave the pound (which would have been immediately, had his owner filled in forms to abandon his dog), Winnie was just fine. He shared his kennel happily, and is great on the lead. He is a magnificent dog, quite calm and just waiting for a new home.
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  • Magnificent dog
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Duke | R581

Duke male brindle shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium

Duke is a young handsome shepherd who, like so many of our dogs, arrived with no identification and having been found lost in a nearby village. Despite his picture being published on Facebook and other sites, no one has come looking for him, and we suspect that he was adopted as a puppy free from an internet advert, and now that he has lost his puppy cuteness, he is no longer wanted. He is a great lad, though, and well worth getting to know! Duke is a dark brindle coloured shepherd cross who was born in December 2016, so is very young and keen to learn and be loved. He is fine with other dogs and has all the makings of a great family pet!
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  • Lovely nature
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Muffin | R574

Muffin young male shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

It breaks my heart to see Muffin back at the SPA. He was adopted when he was a tiny puppy and afterwards we received dozens of photos of him growing up and enjoying life. Who would have thought that about a year later he would be back at the SPA, over a year old and over a year more difficult to rehome. That is the effect that a divorce can have on a dog. Muffin is a stunning dog, luckily for him. He is fine with other dogs and we hope he will find a new home soon. He is a shepherd cross with slightly drooping jowls, making him look very distinguished. He deserves a lovely home, a bit like the one he thought he already had.

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  • Lovely nature
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Orwell | R570

Orwell young male braque crossMale, Young, Medium

Orwell and Blair were found at the SPA gates one morning just after the last of the puppies was adopted. Did someone worry that we were short of young dogs at the SPA? Thanks but no. In any case, these two brothers are still very young (born in June 2016) and are still very puppy-like in their behaviour. Orwell is a braque cross (perhaps with a labrador) who has typical speckly black and white markings. He is playful but hasn’t got used to the lead yet, so a bit of work to do on this lad. The effort will be worth it, though, he is a lovely looking boy.
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  • Needs basic training
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Babar | R546

Babar male beagle crossMale, Young, Medium

Babar arrived in a skeletal state and so spent a couple of weeks in the warmth of the infirmary whilst we fattened him up a bit. He looked very sad and pathetic. Until his first walk, that is, when he ran round and played with another dog so happily that we decided to leave him outside in a kennel, where he had company and could play to his heart’s content. As well as cuddle up to keep warm. In fact Babar is sharing with two other dogs, and they are all getting on wonderfully. Babar is a beagle cross who is a tiny bit timid at first, but soon gains confidence. He was born in January 2012 and is all ready for his new home!

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  • Timid at first but very affectionate
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Urgent Appeal: A Foster Home for Pato

Yet again our urgent appeal is for Pato. This dog has been at the SPA for almost three years and is the oldest dog at the refuge, having been born in May 2004. For a dog of his size, this is quite old, and we really do not want Pato to spend his last days at the SPA, especially as winter is upon us.

So what we are looking for is someone to offer a warm home to Pato. He is in good health for now, but clearly at his age it is just a matter of time till he needs vet care, and any bills will be paid by the SPA. If whoever offers him a home is not close to our vet, then we will try to arrange association prices with your vet, which we will pay.

Pato is quite slow on his feet but would love a 20 minute walk once or twice a day. Access to a small garden would be great. To complicate matters, Pato is not good with dogs or cats, or cars, which he will lunge towards if they pass him on a walk. This is totally manageable, though, and just requires a light hand on his collar to restrain him.

Pato does not ask for much. His three years at the SPA have taught him to be pretty independent. He will be no trouble, he would just like a space inside and out of the wind. Is anyone currently animal free and willing to offer Pato a home for the time that remains?


Mila | R544

Mira female border collieFemale, Young, Medium

Mila is a fabulous border collie who has just been abandoned at the SPA. We often get border crosses, but I am sure you will all agree that this girl is a stunner! Mila is three years old and is quite nervous especially of men. However the love she is receiving at the SPA is helping her with her fears. Mila can meet other dogs on walks, but in a home tends to be very jealous, so will be best of as an only dog. Mila is not at all good with cats, so a patient, loving, feline-free home is needed for this beautiful girl, please.

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  • Needs a patient cat-free home

Helda | R545

Helda female German ShepherdFemale, Young, Large

Helda is a purebreed Germand shepherd who was bought at a local pet store five years ago. Having a purebreed puppy was important enough at the time for this family to spend considerable money on a dog, but Helda has ended up neglected at the bottom of a garden. Unsurprisingly she barks for attention, and it is for this reason that she has been abandoned at the SPA. Helda is five years old (born 31.07.12) but already has a cataract in one eye. Poor girl. She is fine with certain male dogs but not cats, and at the moment she is scared and timid. She is a fabulous girl though, and has had a miserable life up to now.
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  • Affectionate but timid
  • Good with certain other dogs not cats
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Citrouille | R516

Citrouille young female spaniel crossFemale, Young, Medium

Citrouille (aka Pumpkin) is perhaps a hunt dog who has managed to escape from her owner. A beautiful pale spaniel, Citrouille is very timid on first meeting, but once she is out of her kennel, she comes to life. Citrouille was born in November 2014, so is still a young dog. She arrived with raw patches of fur on her back, which was due to an untreated flea infection. Yet again we are happy that an animal who was destined to have a life of misery has made it to the safety of the SPA. Now what we need for her is a new home!
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  • Friendly and affectionate
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet