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Urgent Appeal: Kiki

Kiki was brought to the ScPA in early February when his owner was taken to hospital, and there was every expectation that he would leave us. However it was not to be. His owner is no longer with us, and Kiki needs a new home.

He is living in the reception area, and although there was some interest in him when he first arrived, since he has become available for adoption, no one has asked about him. Either they assume he is still waiting for his owner, or they assume he belongs to one of the employees. Kiki was born in June 2009.

He is fine with everyone and everything. Cats, children, dogs….He doesn’t like being left alone for too long, so he needs a home with a stay at home owner. Although he has company during the day, he is left alone from the time the ScPA closes until the next morning, which must be really hard on him.

Kiki is house trained and in great health, apart from a tiny heart murmur. For this he takes half a Benakor 5 tablet per day.

Kiki is a papillon cross who is starting to go a bit grey, but who still has many years ahead of him. He has been adored his whole life and would love to find another loving home. He is a senior dog, so his adoption fee is just €80 for which he is castrated, identified and vaccinated.

Please get in touch if you would like to offer Kiki a home. He is a really sweet little chap who deserves to be in a loving home.

 

Biggles| A121

Biggles male Bleu de GasgoineMale, Young, Medium

Biggles is a super dog for anyone who likes the hounds. He is a bleu de Gascogne who arrived as an unidentified stray courtesy of a local mairie, and as he is so young (born in March 2017) he can now have a normal life rather than spend it in a hunt kennel, which was probably his destiny. He would have hated that; Biggles is not the bravest dog in the world and will jump out of his skin at the sound of a car backfiring. Biggles is fine with cats and there are some videos of him off the lead in the cat house on the DRC Youtube channel. Not only that, he is wonderful on the lead, trotting along like a champion on a slack lead. Biggles is fine with other dogs and people of all ages. Hurry hurry hurry if you like this boy.

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Great on the lead but a bit jumpy
  • Fine with other dogs and people of all ages
  • Will be great pet for an active family

Hermés| A108

Hermes male beagle crossMale, Young, Medium

 

Hermés is another of the possibly ex-hunting pack who arrived at the ScPA gates one morning. He is the least beagle of the bunch; clearly he is more Breton spaniel than anything, but with a bit of a rough beard. He is a fabulous dog, really affectionate but a tiny bit nervous at first. He was adopted quite quickly but brought back less than 2 days later as his new family found him too nervous and did not give him the time to settle in. Hermes needs a bit of patience, that is all. He was born in March 2016 and is fine with other dogs and children of all ages.

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Affectionate although a little nervous
  • Fine with other dogs and children
  • With a little patience will make a great family pet

Levy| T449

LevyMale, Young, Medium

 

It is wonderful to be able to put Levy and Sammy on this site. They are two of seven dogs who were brought to the refuge one by one over the period of a month or so last summer. They had all been left in a garden when their owner basically just ran away from the mess he was responsible for. The dogs’ mother, Mattie was brought in with the “pups”, all of whom were one year old at the time and had never had any contact with humans. Mattie was well socialised and was adopted very quickly. The pups have been a lot harder work. Levy went for a walk last week and proved to have made huge progress. He walks well, although like all these dogs likes to hear a friendly voice as he walks. He is very affectionate and just needs a bit of guidance, but his desire to please means that he is very responsive. Yes, he and Levy are two hidden gems! Sammy was born in August 2017 and is a weimaraner cross.

 

 

 

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Fabulous looking dog
  • Fine with other dogs, cats and children
  • Will make a great family pet

Sammy| T402

SammyMale, Young, Large


It is wonderful to be able to put Levy and Sammy on this site. They are two of seven dogs who were brought to the refuge one by one over the period of a month or so last summer. They had all been left in a garden when their owner basically just ran away from the mess he was responsible for. The dogs’ mother, Mattie was brought in with the “pups”, all of whom were one year old at the time and had never had any contact with humans. Mattie was well socialised and was adopted very quickly. The pups have been a lot harder work. Sammy went for a walk last week and proved to have made huge progress. He walks well, although like all these dogs likes to hear a friendly voice as he walks. He is very affectionate and just needs a bit of guidance, but his desire to please means that he is very responsive. Yes, he and Levy are two hidden gems! Sammy was born in August 2017 and is a weimaraner cross.

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Affectionate and will be responsive to training
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Stewey| A117

Stewey male fox terrier crossMale, Young, Small


Oh, what a shame. Stewey had a home and everything seemed to be going so well. The ScPA received photos and videos of him enjoying his new life, and his owners said they loved him. Only they didn’t really, as it turned out. Stewey was not clean in the house overnight. Now there are many ways of dealing with this, but first up is to see a vet and make sure there is no medical reason for it. This is what the family was advised to do, but rather than do so they waited a week to see if things resolved themselves then brought poor Stewey back. I suspect that with a bit of patience and perhaps a bit of crate time, all would have been well. Stewey was adopted in mid February, it was still early days. But some people want instant perfection. Perhaps the company and guidance of another dog in the family will do the job. Stewey is a lovely fox terrier who was born in December 2013. He is fine with other dogs but not cats.

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Needs a patient owner perhaps with a doggy friend
  • Fine with other dogs but not cats
  • Will make a great family pet

Pryce| A097

PryceMale, Young, Medium


Pryce is a big chunky lad with quite a bit of bull terrier in him. Unlike staffie crosses, this breed is not categorised in France, meaning that they do not require any special permits. This of course if good news for dogs like Pryce; he can be adopted just like any other dog. He was brought in as his owner has been hospitalised. Pryce has been well loved and well looked after all his life. He was born in November 2013 and has good basic obedience. He pulls quite a bit on the lead, but that is something we will work on at the refuge. Pryce is a really lovely boy and we would love to find him a home.

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Previously well loved
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Urgent Appeal: Griff

We at DRC simply cannot understand why Griff has not been adopted. He has been at the refuge since October 2017, which is just incomprehensible, both to us and to the staff and volunteers.

He and his two brothers were kept in garage until the age of two, when their owner finally agreed to bring them to the refuge and let them have a normal life. Initially he was very timid, but 18 months of love and walks and company have made a huge difference to this lad. Griff has been sharing his kennel the entire time, although he has seen a lot of his kennel-mates leave.

He is a stunning boy, who was born in October 2015. He is fine on the lead, fine with other dogs, he has wiry fur, like a terrier but obviously he is bigger. Griff really deserves a home and will return a thousand-fold the love of whoever is lucky enough to adopt him.

Kyklos | A057

Kykloslabrador crossMale, Young, Medium


Kyklos is another DRC favourite. He is a russet-brown coloured lab cross who was born in April 2018, so he is yet another “not-quite-pup” who finds himself at the SCPA, and for the life of me I cannot understand why. He is exuberant, but no more than you would expect of a dog of this age. He is perfectly well socialised, and was happy to share his box as soon as he left the pound. He is at that lovely play-fighting stage with other dogs, but knows exactly when to stop, so he has what we call the “codes!. Kyklos is a really great lad. Let’s get him out very soon!

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Well socialised
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Urgent Appeal: Paco

Some of you may have seen Paco’s departure and almost immediate return at the very beginning of the year. Well this quick about turn, so soon after having already been abandoned, did not do poor Paco any good at all and all he does now is cry.

I don’t blame him, I would probably feel the same way.

Adopted some 5 years ago, Paco was brought in for rehoming when his family divorced. He had just settled down to refuge life again (after quite a rough beginning) when he was adopted again, but this time his new home lasted just three days. The woman had been badly advised and took a dog who was far from suitable. It really is better to wait for the right dog than to take any dog because you want a dog NOW! Unless you don’t care anything for an animal’s feelings, that is. And if this is the case, then it is best to not have an animal at all!

So Paco is now an urgent appeal. He would love to have a new home again. A real home, that is. Paco looks like a sharpei with a dachshund’s legs. Although low to the ground, he is a chunky boy, and although he is now coming up to seven years old (he was born in May 2012), he pulls a bit.

He is perfectly housetrained and is fine with other dogs and people of all ages. I am almost certain that he is fine with cats too, and I will find out for sure if you like.

Please help us find Paco a home.