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Paco | T570

Paco male sharpie shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium

Paco arrived first at the ScPA when he was little more than a puppy. He was rehomed relatively soon, and we are very upset that now, five years later, he has been brought back as his owners are divorcing. Paco is now a much bigger dog, but still as bizarre looking. Imagine a sharpei with stumpy legs! Paco is fine with other dogs, and although he pulls a bit on the lead, I think it is just enthusiasm. I am not sure his former family took him out very much. Paco was born in April 2015.

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  • Still a young dog
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Ilona | T529

Ilona bull dog crossFemale, Young, Medium

Ilona is a fabulous white coloured bull terrier who needs a new home fairly urgently. We do not know all the details, but we believe that she has been used for breeding. Coming to the ScPA is really a blessing for her, especially as her owners have made no attempt to find her. What she needs now is a new home. Ilona is wonderful with people, but is a bit reactive to dogs, and she hates cats. So a home as a single dog would be ideal for this lovely girl who was born in May 2013.

 

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  • A lovely dog
  • Needs to be an only dog and no cats
  • Will make a great family companion

Edge | T554

Edge young male griffon crossMale, Young, Medium

What a stunning lad! Edge arrived as yet another non-identified stray in mid October, and almost immediately was sharing his box with a less confident dog. Edge was born in October 2017, so is a very young lad. He appears to be a griffon cross, but with his stunning colouring (just look at those eyes!), you could be forgiven for believing him to be at least part Australian shepherd. For his lucky owner, a DNA test will soon reveal all. Edge is a great all rounder and is waiting for you at the SPA Carcassonne.

 

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  • A stunning and confident dog
  • Fine with other dogs and cats
  • Will make a great family pet

Nuts | T542

Nuts female border shepherd crossFemale, Young, Medium

Nuts is a very lively and active young girl who is some kind of border collie / shepherd cross. She was brought in by her family who said they no longer had enough time to devote to their dog. Bearing in mind Nuts is only just over a year old, it seems obvious that this is yet another family who should not have got a dog in the first place. She is a lovely young girl, though, very sociable with both humans and dogs, and we are assured that she is great with children. She will be very easy to train, I am sure, and is looking for an active family who is willing to put in some effort to her education. With a relatively small amount of effort Nuts will be a great family dog.

 

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  • A lively social dog
  • Fine with other dogs and cats
  • Will make a great pet for an active family

Urgent Appeal: Nesquick

Nesquick is one of the ScPA dogs for whom the phrase “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride” was invented. We have lost count of the number of dogs he has shared his kennel with; each time they are adopted he shares with the next dog, never complaining, always welcoming.

Our last urgent appeal, Trudy is still at the refuge, and although she is still a bit timid, she is far less so since she has been sharing with Nesquick. In fact she has trouble walking without him; he is her safety net. As long as he is close, she is fine. But the fact he is such a good box mate, does not mean that he doesn’t deserve a home of his own, so let’s try and find him a home.

Nesquick is a spaniel cross who was born in September 2013. He was found in a nearby village, where, we are told, he was bullied by children. For this reason he would prefer a home without young children, although he can walk with them happily. Nesquick was born in September 2013 and has now been at the refuge for over 2 years, which is a very long time!

He pulls on the lead, but this is partly due to getting out so infrequently. Which is due to the fact that he pulls on the lead. He would love an enclosed garden where he can run around to his heart’s content!

Nesquick is a good steady dog if you have a nervous dog; he seems to immediately understand them and put them at ease. If you think you could offer this lovely boy a home, please get in touch

 

Titou | T533

TitouMale, Young, Medium

Titou is a fabulous hunt type dog who has just arrived at the SCPA having been found straying in a nearby village. He is not identified, but unlike many of our hunt-type arrivals, he is neither thin, or in poor condition. Perhaps someone is looking for him, but just in case, we are showing him to you, just in case this is the dog of your dreams. Titou is some sort of beagle/ pointer cross, who is understandably a bit nervous at finding himself at the refuge, but is by no means terrified of people. He is a great looking lad according to the people who found him, he is fine with other dogs and even cats!

 

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  • A lovely calm dog
  • Fine with other dogs and cats
  • Will make a great family pet

Merlin | T482

Merlin male shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium

Merlin was brought into the refuge by the police who said that he had been seen straying in a local village for several weeks. However he shows no signs of being thin or neglected, so perhaps he is one of many dogs who spends the days wandering while his owners are at work, only to go home in the evenings. The fact remains that no one has come to collect him, though, and (almost inevitably) he was not identified. Merlin is sharing his kennel with another dog and is settling well into refuge life. He is a husky cross who was born in September 2014 (according to the vet’s estimate) and is a lovely affectionate boy.

 

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  • A lovely affectionate boy
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great pet for an active family

Louby | T518

Louby labrador griffon crossMale, Young, Medium

Louby is still a puppy, he was born in May 2018 and we have no idea why he is at the refuge. Except hold on…he has a very minor skin condition that has made one of his eyes weep. A couple of days of treatment and it is fine, but is that the reason he was dumped at the ScPA? Taking any animal is a responsibility; even if you get one free from the internet (grrr), he will still need vet treatment from time to time. Sigh. In any case, Louby deserves a better home than the one he had, and so we will find him one! He is probably a lab/griffon cross (lab shaped body, but a little moustache!) and will be a medium sized dog who is full of love!

 

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  • Full of love
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Grace | T528

Female, Young, Medium

Grace female setter crossGrace is a beautiful harlequin setter who has just arrived. We are not sure of her history, but we suspect that she is going to have to have a leg amputated, and this is perhaps why she is at the ScPA. At present Grace has a “dead” paw, which just hangs limp and drags on the ground. The vet says she will be far happier with no leg at all, and as it is at the front, it should make very little difference to her mobility believe it or not. And looking at her happy, smiling face, we cannot believe that Grace will be anything other than a happy dog. She is very lively and affectionate and we are hopeful that her handicap will not affect her chances of being adopted.

 

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  • Lively and affectionate
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great pet for a special family

Fido | T450

Fido mature male crossMale, Mature, Medium



This is Fido’s third time at the refuge, and none of it is his fault. He was adopted as a tiny puppy, then brought back in July last year, as his owner claimed to no longer have enough money to look after him (and our offers of financial assistance were rejected). He was homed about a month later, and this time his owner has died, leaving poor Fido homeless once again. Next time we are looking for a forever home, for this dog who is now eight years old. Fido is very obedient, he doesn’t pull on the lead and he loves people, searching out human company as much as possible. He would love a new home as a single dog (he is not always good with other dogs), and preferably with someone who is at home all the time. He is exceptionally well housetrained and can be left alone, but would rather not be. He has had bad luck in life so far, let’s change all that!

 

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  • Loves human company
  • Better as a single dog
  • Will make a great companion for someone at home all day