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Pador|R248

Male, Young, Small

Pador is a jagd terrier cross who was born in June 2016 and was brought to the SPA as a stray. Dogs of this breed are well known in France for their feisty characters, they are a bit like Jack Russells, in that they make both great pets as well as superb hunters of small game. It is on the former that we will concentrate, as we are not really fond of hunting as a rule! Pador is of small stature, some 12 kg, and he has wonderful rough fur.
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  • Fine on the lead
  • Good with other dogs
  • A confident breed

Urgent Appeal:Whisky

 

WhiskyWhiskey looks like a very small black labrador, he weighs about 17kg, about half of what a “real” labrador would weigh. He was adopted from the SPA when he was a puppy and brought back in mid April. The reason? His owners moved to a new house with no enclosed garden, and as they insisted on letting Whiskey “free range” all day, the new neighbours objected. And rather than make any effort to keep the dog safe, bringing him back to the SPA (in the boot of the car, by the way) was the chosen solution.

His owners assured us that Whisky is fine with other dogs. At the SPA this does not appear to be the case. By a strange coincidence, two relatively new SPA volunteers used to look after Whiskey while his owners were away. They, too, tell us that he lived with their dogs in total harmony, so his former owners were telling the truth.

I guess the answer is that Whisky is very stressed at the SPA, and this is why he is our urgent appeal.

Whisky was born in October 2010, so perhaps he has good reason to be stressed. Can you imagine living with a family for six and a half years and then being dumped in a cage?

Whisky is wonderful on the lead. He is a very affectionate dog who deserves a new home and we would love to help him on his way. He is vaccinated, castrated and identified and his adoption fee is €170.


Isidor|R227

isidor male young MalinoisMale, Young, Large

Isidor was abandoned by his owner who has changed jobs and no longer has time to devote to his dog. And Isidor is going to take quite a bit of time, to be honest. Not a dog for the faint hearted, Isidor pulls a lot on the lead and is a bundle of energy, as is often the case of the malinois breed. We are told that Isidor is fine with dogs and cats and children, but at the SPA he is alone for now, as he has just too much “bounce” for most of our dogs. Isidor was born in May2013 is looking for a home with experienced owners and an enclosed garden where this lad can get rid of some of his energy!
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  • Strong and full of energy
  • Good with other dogs and Cats
  • Needs an active experienced owners and enclosed garden

Hershey|R225

Hershey male braqueMale, Young, Large

Wow, what a fabulous dog. Hershey is a chocolate brown braque who was born in May 2013. He is simply magnificent, tall, elegant, positively regal, and a dog to make any owner proud. A dog of this size can look imposing, but Hershey is very friendly and affectionate. A bit slobbery, but that is due to his breed’s soft mouth. At the time of writing we have not tested Hershey with other dogs, but so far he appears to be extremely friendly and affectionate. His adoption fee is €170, which includes castration, microchip and vaccinations.
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  • Friendly and affectionate
  • A magnificent breed
  • Will make a lovely pet for an active family

Jango|R223

Jango male springer spaniel crossMale, Young, Medium

One of our recent adopters was walking his new dog when he came across young Jango, who was clearly lost. So he brought him to the SPA, and at the same time gave us news of how well his own dog was doing! Jango is identified, but the owners details are not up to date, and we cannot track them down. Jango was born in January 2014 and is a springer spaniel cross. He is a great looking lad and we are sure that he will make a great pet for anyone who likes the great outdoors!
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  • Great looking dog
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely pet for an active family

Look|R199

Look male german shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

Look is a lovely gentle german shepherd cross who was found at the SPA gates one morning. He was identified so we called his owner, who said that she no longer wanted him, and she subsequently came along to sign him over to us. Look has spent a lot of time tied up in a garden, so he has not seen much of the world. Despite this he is very affectionate, and is gradually getting to know other dogs. He settles down really well on walks and is very attentive to whomever is walking him. Look was born in April 2013.
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  • Good with children
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Urgent Appeal:Look

Look male shepherd crossSometimes an urgent appeal really is urgent, a dog who is old, or needs a home urgently for welfare reasons. However sometimes a dog is our urgent appeal just because we like him or her very much and want him or her to be happy. Such is the case this week, as we present to you Look.

This fabulous German shepherd cross was found at the SPA gates one morning along with a note from his owner to tell us that she no longer wanted him. As Look was identified, we were able to phone her (which seemed to take her by surprise!). We were thus able to find out a bit more about this boy.

Turns out that Look had spent his whole life either in the house tied up a the bottom of his owner’s garden. He was never walked and has had no contact with other animals. Look is busy trying to make up for lost time on the walking front, and calls pitifully if there is a chance of going out. He is a little bit strong at first, but is learning very quickly and stops immediately you call his name. Understandably, though, he is keen to explore. He likes to stop for a cuddle, though, and is really affectionate.

Look is gradually being introduced to other dogs and shows no aggression at all, and he is fine with children.

Look was born in April 2013, so is in the prime of life. I really like him and would love him to find a new, loving home as soon as possible.


Fun Dog Show – 4th June

This year’s event at La Petite Pépinière in Caunes-Minervois is going to be a little different and something special. Dog Rescue Carcassonne will be running a “Fun Dog Show”, sponsored by the SPA. The whole event will be in the style of an English Garden Fete and is in aid of the Languedoc: Solidarité avec les Refugies (Languedoc Refugee Support).

Come along with your dogs and show them off by entering into an event at the Dog Show. It really doesn’t matter what breed, age or temperament your dog is – everyone is welcome!  All of the events are designed to be fun for owners and their dogs alike. We are particularly keen to see ex-Rescue dogs as participants or supporters at the event.

There will be lots of other stalls and entertainment throughout the day at the event. Teas and snacks and a buffet lunch will also be on sale. Come along and have some fun with or without your dog. We look forward to seeing you there!

How To Enter

Choose one or more events from the list below and email  jane@dogrescuecarcassonne.co.uk to be entered into the event. Each entry costs 5 euros all monies go to support the charity. Winners will be awarded rosettes and doggy treats and recognition in our Dogs Hall of Fame Gallery. Entries will also be allowed during the morning at the event itself, at Caunes-Minervois.

Come along for a fun afternoon and support both charities!

Events

Biggest Dog or Bitch

Smallest Dog or Bitch

Cutest Puppy (under 12 months)

Most Pretty  Bitch

Most Handsome Dog

Waggiest Tail

Most appealing eyes

Longest ears (0-12 months), Longest ears (+12 months)

Longest Legs (0-12 months), Longest legs (+12 months)

Fastest Bonio eater

Most obedient dog/bitch any breed

Most appealing rescue dog

Best six legs – short course of tests for dog and owner

Look alike competition (most like owner or a celebrity, photo of celebrity required)

Best in show will be the dog the judges would most like to take home.

 

Email jane@dogrescuecarcassonne.co.uk with :

Dogs – name, age, gender, breed (if known) state if the dog is a rescue dog and if so where rescued

Owners – name and contact details and list which events you would like to enter your dog into

Urgent Appeal:Tis

 

 

Tis old male shepherd crossSomeone here must be able to offer a home to Tis. He is such a lovely dog, and is incredibly undemanding. He is a grey and black brittany spaniel who was born in May 2005, making him one of the oldest dogs at the refuge. He was abandoned by his family as his owner is ill, they say, and none of them are prepared to look after Tis. He just lies in his kennel looking out at the world, hoping perhaps for a walk or some affection. And he adores both!

On walks he trots along quite happily. He is a bit overweight, so is perhaps not built for long distances (at least not at speed), but he doesn’t pull in the slightest. And if you stop for a rest, he sits down by your side and waits patiently. An extremely well-mannered dog!

We are told that Tis is fabulous with children and other dogs, but that he does not like cats. Tis could carry on living outside, which is the life he was used to with his previous family, but ideally we would like all our old dogs to spend their twilight years indoors, with lots of home comforts.

Tis is twelve years old and as such comes under our “adopt a senior” programme. His adoption fee is just €80, for which he is vaccinated, castrated and identified.

Please help us find a home for lovely Tis.

 

 

Badou|R168

Badou male podenco crossMale, Young, Medium

Some of you may remember Badou. He arrived with a badly injured front leg and spent a long time recuperating at the SPA before being adopted. During this time we found him to be a wonderful sociable dog and his adopter found the same. His only “fault” was his fear of cars (understandable bearing in mind that he had been run over by one, and was found struggling to escape the other vehicles along the road). His adopter did not feel able to deal with this issue, and so Badou is back at the SPA. He is a young podenco cross who was born in January 2016. A fabulous dog who is great with children and dogs of both sexes but not with cats!
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  • Fine with other dogs but not cats
  • Needs help to build his confidence with cars
  • A lovely sociable dog