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Cerise | T409

Cerise female shepherd crossFemale, Young, Medium


Cerise was brought in for rehoming by her owner who was not someone who should have an animal, and who realised that Cerise would be happier elsewhere. So really we don’t know much about her, as her owner did not know her so couldn’t pass on much information. What we have learned so far is that Cerise is nervous of brusque movements, but is gaining in confidence as the days pass. She has never been on a lead, so some work in this area will be required, although of course the staff and volunteers at the refuge will have this sorted pretty soon. She is fine with other dogs and is very pretty, a medium sized black and tan dog with wispy hair and an adorable expression. Cerise was born in July 2016 and will leave the refuge fully vaccinated, sterilised and identified by microchip

 

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  • Needs some encouragement
  • Fine with dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Enok | T411

EnokMale, Young, Medium


Enok is a lovely looking dog who was found by a refuge employee as she arrived one morning. Does he belong to someone nearby (who has so far failed to come to collect him) or was he dumped at the refuge gates at some stage and been straying since? We will probably never find out. When he first arrived he seemed so incredibly passive that we thought there might be something wrong with him, but he was given a clean bill of health by the vet. He soon started perking up, so maybe he was just exhausted after being without proper food and shelter. Enok is making great progress and is fine with other dogs. A really gentle soul. Enok was born in May 2017 and will leave the refuge fully vaccinated, castrated and microchipped.

 

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  • A gentle soul
  • Fine with dogs
  • Willl make a great family pet

Diane | T347

Diane female shepherd crossFemale, Young, Large


Diana is a fabulous girl who we hope does not get overlooked. She is a young shepherd cross, born, according to the vet’s estimate, in December 2017. We have no idea at all why she is at the refuge, apart from the fact that she is a young dog who needs exercise. Diana is fine with other dogs, she shares her kennel very nicely and although she pulls initially she soon settles down on walks. And bearing in mind she was at the SCPA for over two weeks before going out on her first walk, it is hardly surprising that she had some energy to get rid of. The volunteers who walked her said she was just adorable; really attentive and affectionate. Diana will make a wonderful pet for an active family, either as a single dog or as a playmate. She is vaccinated, sterilised and identified by microchip and her adoption fee is €170.

 

 

 

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  • Loving and Affectionate
  • Fine with dogs
  • Will make a great pet for an active family

Jax | T365

JaxMale, Young, Large


Jax was abandoned by his owners as they were out all day and, left to his own devices, Jax barked a lot. This annoyed the neighbours, and as there was no solution possible (ah-hem), Jax, a young brindle coloured beauceron, was brought in for rehoming. It is probably the best thing that could have happened to this dog. He has seen nothing of life, and is terrified of his own shadow. Even the noise of his food bowl terrifies him. Poor, poor dog. As yet we have not been able to find him a companion to share with, but we hope to do so soon, as dogs are much happier when they are not alone. And Jax has so much to learn, and this will be done far quicker once he is able to share his kennel. So for the moment Jax is a work in progress, but he is in the right place, as the staff will look after him well, have no fear. Jax was born in October 2016 and is vaccinated, identified and castrated.

 

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  • Timid at the moment but making progress
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Marco | T349

Marco border crossMale, Young, Medium


Marco is a stunning white and black border collie / shepherd cross who was brought to the SCPA as a stray in early July. He is fine with other dogs, and is gentle and playful. The vet estimates his date of birth as being in July 2017, so he arrived at the refuge when he was one year old, and just at the start of the summer holidays. He was probably left to fend for himself deliberately. I just hope his former family does not get another puppy to replace him when they are back from their holiday. Marco would be a great friend for a family who like walking, as he is young and active. Why not come along and meet him; he is one of those dogs whose photos don’t do justice; he is magnificent!

 

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  • Gentle and playful
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Urgent Appeal: Puppies

Oh, gosh. Where on earth do they all come from? Well, we all know the answer to that one, don’t we…Irresponsible people not sterilising their dogs and expecting the SPA to pick up the slack. More than 20 puppies arrived in the space of a couple of weeks, and as the SCPA already had pups growing up behind bars and who were hoping to find homes soon, it is a disaster for them, too.

So who are the pups? As none of them were born at the refuge, we can only really guess at their parentage. Some arrived alone, most arrived with litter mates. Some were brought in by people who had “found them”, others were found at the refuge gates, giving the staff a nice surprise when they arrived in the mornings.

The one thing that all the pups have in common is that they all need good homes. We have written on numerous occasions about the responsibilities that come with puppy ownership. Basically you have a blank canvas, and there is no point taking on a puppy if you are not prepared to put in some effort. However many people prefer it this way; you have no history to overcome, and your dog will grow up knowing nothing but love.

Here are some of the puppies. We have several spaniels, both male and female, who were born in April, we have border collies who were born at the end of May, we have some pups of indeterminate breed who were born in mid May, and we have a couple of others. Not forgetting of course the not-quite pups, that is the pups who are over 6 months old and who are still waiting for homes.

If you are thinking of adding a puppy to your family, please consider adopting from the SCPA.

Just four of the many puppies who are at the SCPA

 

Freddy | T286

FreddyMale, Young, Small

I am worried that Freddy is going to be one of those dogs who just slips through the net. Like Bridou (our last urgent appeal) and Némo, both of whom are still at the refuge, Freddy arrived at just the wrong time. He was not a puppy, but neither was he an adult. So he was too young to appeal to people looking for a puppy (and we have lots of pups), but people looking for a calmer older dog would not be interested in him, either. Freddy was born in January this year, and sadly it looks like he is doomed to grow up at the refuge. Having said that, Freddy is making the most of it. He is busy playing with his kennelmate and bouncing around as much as he can within the confines of kennel life. If you are after a young, lively dog, then please give Freddy a chance. He is desperate for love and will make a great family friend.

 

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Needs some basic training full of fun
  • Will make a great family pet

Prosper | T304

Prosper male fauve crossMale, Young, Medium

Oh, what a fabulous boy Prosper is. Lovers of the fauve breed will definitely like this boy. He is not a purebred fauve, but he has all the breed’s usual traits, apart from (we hope) the one that causes these dogs to follow their noses wherever they lead. Propser was found as a stray, so we have no idea where he came from. He was born in June 2013, though, and as he arrived in good condition, he just must have had a home before. However no one is looking for him. Prosper is sharing her kennel with another male, and they get on fine. He is a very easygoing lad who would love another chance

 

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Lovely easy going dog
  • Will make a great family pet

Grisou | T285

Grisou male shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium

Grisou arrived along with Annick, having been given up for rehoming by their owner who had too many dogs. The owner was not able to adequately socialise his pack, and we saw this from Grisou’s behaviour when he first arrived. He was extremely timid and very difficult to approach. He showed no sign of aggression, he was just unused to being touched. The refuge staff and volunteers are working hard with him, however, and he is making good progress. And being such a pretty young dog, we hope that he will soon be adopted, and of course once out of the refuge, he will make far quicker progress. Grisou is a speckled black and white crossbreed who is medium sized. He was born in June 2016.

 

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Timid at first
  • Will make a great family pet

Pica | T277

PicaFemale, Young, Large

When Pica arrived at the ScPA she was absolutely terrified. She hid in her box and occasionally put her nose out to see what was happening and to bark at anyone who approached. Yes, all the classic signs of a dog who has been beaten. A couple of months of love and she was a changed dog. Pica is a delight. Full of fun and affection, she now seeks out human contact and loves her walks and cuddles. We think she is some kind of levrier cross, she has the right build, although there is definitely something else in the mix. Pica was born in June 2016, and although her life up to now has probably been very tough, she is now firmly on the road to a far brighter future.

 

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  • Fine with dogs
  • Needs some TLC
  • Will make a great family pet