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Cappucino | T082

CappucinoMale, Young, Small 

I wish I had discovered Cappucino sooner. He arrived at the SPA in early February but it took a month for me to realise what a fabulous little lad he is. Born in January 2014, this spaniel cross is a ball of love and energy. He is enthusiastic on walks, but happy to stop for a pat or a cuddle and he is fine with other dogs. Cappucino is on the small size, weighing about 15kg, and seems to be a very happy boy, full of joy and fun. Cappucino would make a great family pet, he loves long walks and although he will probably need an enclosed garden, he loves people so will probably stay close. He would love a canine friend, but would be happy as an only dog too, providing he has lots of attention.
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  • Good with most dogs and cats
  • Full of joy and love
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Urgent Appeal: Murray and Clyde

After the huge and immediate success of our last urgent appeal (Pit was adopted a few days after the appeal went live) we thought we might try another pull at the heartstrings.

This week we are looking for a 3-month long foster home for Murray and Clyde. They are both 15 years old, and this is not their first stint at the SPA. Last year their British owner spent a long time in hospital, and we were not sure if he would ever reclaim his dogs. Well he did, but sadly this was short lived, as he has had to return to hospital. When he comes out in 3 months, he plans to return to the UK with his dogs.

Murray and Clyde are not to blame for any of this, and on the basis that their owner was British, we feel a certain involvement, and would love to help them.

Does anyone have a small place in their home for these two old boys until their owner is ready to take them back? They are both beagle-sized crosses and they don’t ask much from life. They like to potter a bit, and a short walk is great. We have managed to squeeze them into the indoor infirmary, but it would be lovely for them to have more space. And of course as foster dogs they will be officially part of the SPA structure and all food and vets bills will be paid.

If you think you can help, please get in touch.



Whisky | T101

WhiskyMale, Young, Large

Whisky is a fairly large dog who has been found straying and unidentified. The family who brought him in had kept him for a few days and had done their best to find his owners, but without any luck. Inevitably that makes it unlikely that he will be reclaimed, so Whisky is looking for a new home. He is a lovely calm looking lad who appears to be well looked after. As soon as the pound time is up we will be able to walk this lad and tell you more about him, so for now he is one to watch. Whisky was born in February 2014.

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  • Good with other dogs
  • Very calm dog
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Lana | T099

Lana young female labrador crossFemale, Young, Medium

Lana has been at the SPA before, she was found as a stray last year and brought in, although she was recognised on Facebook but never collected. Her first home did not work out, as the owner lived in an apartment and worked long hours; in fact it is hard to see why he thought having a dog was a good idea. So it is not really Lana’s fault that she is back; she is just a typical young dog; eager to please, eager to learn and with some basic education. Lana looks like a small and slightly built labrador, she was born in December 2016 and is great on the lead, as well as being fine with other dogs and children.

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  • Good with other dogs
  • Eager to learn has some basic training
  • Would make a lovely family pet

Urgent Appeal: Pit

Poor Pit is one of those dogs who just hasn’t had much luck. He arrived at the SPA when he was already 8 years old, and it took him two years to find a home. Everyone expected him to see out his days with his owner, a kind, elderly gentleman. But sadly the stars were not aligned. Very sadly, Pit’s owner passed away in February, leaving Pit, now over 13 years old, homeless once again. This is a tragic turn of events, and we really would like to find a home for Pit. The SPA employees have managed to find him a space inside, but it is not as big as he would like, and although volunteers try to give him a daily walk, it is a huge change from the lovely life he has known for the past 4 years.

Pit is a calm older dog who is still in great health. He loves a walk and is happy to trot alongside you. He can walk with other dogs no problem and can probably live with them. He wants a quiet life, that is all.

Can you open up your home for this handsome beauceron cross? Of course finding an adopter would be ideal, but we would welcome a long term foster close to Carcassonne, so that the SPA can continue to pay for veterinary care for this old boy, although as I say, for now he has no ongoing treatment.

Please help us find a home for Pit. We really don’t want him to spend the rest of his life at the SPA.
 



Urgent Appeal: Roxy

This week’s urgent appeal is for Roxy. This lovely griffon cross has been at the SPA for way too long, since April 2016, in fact. The reason for his arrival at the refuge are the same as for many dogs the world over. Roxy was given as a gift to an elderly couple by their well-meaning children. As Roxy turned out to be far bigger than expected, the couple were unable to walk him, and he was dumped at the SPA when he was almost three years old.

Yes, Roxy is strong on the lead. However an education harness is all that is needed to stop this from being a problem. And apart from his dislike of cats, it is hard to find fault with this lovely griffon cross.

Roxy has good basic training, he is fine with other dogs, both male and female, and he is hugely loyal and affectionate. He looks black, but has brown highlights in his moustache, and is famous for his range of facial expressions.

We love griffons. We love their hairiness, we love their loyalty, we love their gentleness. Roxy deserves a home where someone can appreciate all he has to offer.

Roxy was born in January 2013, and has been at the SPA for just short of two years. He is castrated, microchipped and fully vaccinated. He would be happy to travel to a new home, and we can organise this for you, using a licensed transporter and following obligatory European rules.

Please get in touch if you would like to offer a home to Roxy.

 



Bogdan | T062

Bogdan male brittany spanielMale, Young, Medium

Bogdan and his brother Danov were brought in by a woman who claimed to have just found them on her way to Carcassonne. However it was a very wet week, the dogs were bone dry, and having met the dogs, everyone knows that catching them would have been no easy task. Oh, Madam, so that will be you not wanting your two dogs, then? Bogdan is a Breton spaniel who was born in March 2017. He has no lead training and is nervous of people, but he is in the right place to learn all about the world.
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  • Will need some lead training
  • Nervous at first
  • Would make a lovely family pet

Looba | T047

Looba female Brittany spaniel crossFemale, Young, Small

We are reasonably sure that Looba is the mother of Bouba; he sticks to her like glue, and her spaniel colours can be seen in his fur. Looba is a classic looking Breton spaniel though a bit on the small side. She was born in January 2015 according to the vet’s estimate. Unlike her son, Looba arrived unidentified. She is now sterilised and fully vaccinated and ready for her new home. Ideally this would be one where she can have lots of exercise; she is an active little dog. However as well as often being seen on the hunt (as flushers), Breton spaniels make fantastic family pets. You can read about the breed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany_dog.

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Affectionate
  • Would make a lovely family pet

Bouba | T046

Bouba male teckel crossMale, Young, Small

This tiny dog arrived in January 2018 already identified but with his owner’s phone number no longer in service and no sign of anyone coming to collect him, it is time for Bouba to find a new home. He is a great looking chap; no bigger than a chihuahua, but with a speckly back and spaniel colours. I am pretty sure that a DNA test would show him to be a teckel spaniel cross. Bouba is getting over a nervous start at the SPA, and is starting to lose his reliance on Looba, whom we assume is his mum. Bouba is a year old (born in January 2017) and is ready for an active fun-loving family.
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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Affectionate
  • Would make a lovely family pet

Tex | T039

TexMale, Young, Large

Texas is a wonderful husky/ German shepherd cross who was rehomed thanks to the DRC home to home “service”. Sadly due to no fault of the dog, Texas finds himself at the SPA. This is especially sad as the whole logic is that such dogs avoid the dog ever being behind bars. Life can take unexpected turns and such was the case here. Texas is not happy at the SPA and we would like to find him a home as soon as possible.Texas was born in March 2014 and is fine with other dogs. He used to live with a cat, but since being rehomed has started chasing any stray moggies, so proceed with caution if you have cats. He walks beautifully on the lead. Texas will escape if he is left alone in an unfenced garden, but this is usually to seek out company, so will need and enclosed garden and lots of human presence.

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  • Fine with other dogs caution with cats
  • Affectionate
  • Would make a lovely family pet