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Black | A021

Black male labrador crossMale, Young, Large

Black was brought to the ScPA for rehoming due to the death of his owner. He is a big lad, and no one in the family was able or willing to take him in. This is incredibly sad for the dog, of course, as he has lost his master and with it his home. He is having to do his grieving from behind bars. Black is officially a labrador cross, but he looks like a big all black rottweiler. Extremely gentle, luckily, as he looks quite imposing at first. Black was born in May 2015, so is in the prime of life. We would love to find him a new home, he has been a loyal companion thus far and his arrival at the ScPA is just bad luck.


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  • A gentle giant
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a loyal companion

Urgent Appeal:

I remember well the day of Pica’s arrival. This tall, leggy shepherd cross was terrified of everyone and everything, and is yet another dog who for whom the refuge has been the best thing to happen. Seven months on, and Pica, who is now some two and a half years old, is a happy and confident dog, who is a joy to be with.

She is fine with other dogs, fine with cats (yes!) and affectionate with people of all ages. What’s more she is good on the lead.

Pica is officially a shepherd cross. Sounds a bit boring, doesn’t it? Well how about if I say that she is a lurcher cross? Although in this part of the world that should maybe say “Galgo”. Pica is tall and rangey, definitely built for speed not comfort, and she loves racing round the parks when it is playtime.

Pica is a dog who will brighten your day. She is sociable and engaged with whomever she is with, and she will make a lovely companion for just about anyone.


Meline | T667

Melie female young shepherd crossFemale, Young, Medium

It looks like Meline arrived at the refuge immediately after having had puppies, and she was in an extremely emaciated condition. Whoever dumped her at the SPA gates needs a good talking to, as they clearly have no idea about animal welfare. Or more likely they just don’t care. Meline is fabulous though, and although she is a bit baggy of breast at the moment, she is young and they will soon bounce back!

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  • Needs some TLC
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Gaspard | T647

Gaspard male German shepherdMale, Mature, Medium

Gaspard was brought to the refuge by the cruelty inspectors, who found this dog chained up and starving. Who would do that to a fabulous German shepherd? Gaspard is still in recovery inside the infirmary, although he goes outside for short walks most days. He is still very thin, so wolfs his food down a bit, and this is one reason why he is not mixable for the moment. We hope that he soon realises that food will be plentiful from now on, and that other dogs are not competition. Gaspard was born in February 2011 and would love a new home where he will be loved properly

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Needs some TLC
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Banksie | T677

Banksie maleborder collie crossMale, Young, Medium

Six year old Banksie arrived at the refuge at the end of December 2018 and remained unclaimed. He is now a fixture of the ScPA, but we hope not a permanent one. Initially a bit wild, Banksie has calmed down a lot, although he finds it very frustrating being locked up in a kennel. He has a lot of energy, and adores his walks. Not surprising as this boy has a lot of border collie in him. He is becoming very good on the lead and will respond to his name. He is happy to stop and sit for a cuddle and he is surprisingly gentle when meeting new people. Banksie is making enormous progress at the refuge and although he will need a bit of work, he will be a hugely rewarding dog. Don’t tell anyone, but if I could take him home, I would. Just seeing the smile on his face when he is out on walks makes the world seem a whole lot brighter!

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  • Happy and Friendly dog
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Oups | T652

Oups young male malinois crossMale, Young, Medium

Oups is a very chunky young lad. He was brought to the refuge by a woman who had been trying to do good, but as is so often the case, had become overwhelmed by the number of dogs she wanted to save, none of whom was adoptable due to the fact that they lived as a pack, with no walks or socialisation. Luckily Oups is young enough to have his life turned around, which is what the ScPA is now attempting to do. At present Oups pulls on the lead and we are not able to get him to share his kennel, but both of these are just a matter of time. And when you see how handsome Oups is, you realise why we are posting him! A boxer malinois cross, Oups is a stunning mix. He was born in July 2017 and is castrated, vaccinated and identified.

Contact ScPA Carcassonne about this dog

  • Needs some basic training he is still young
  • Wary at first with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Urgent Appeal: Karadoc

Our urgent appeal this time is for Karadoc. We have chosen him for no other reason than that no one seems to notice him, yet the person who does will be very lucky indeed. There is no reason at all why a dog like this should be at the ScPA. Karadoc is an absolute gem.

He is mid size, mid brown, and looks just average. Is that why no one has chosen him? Big mistake. This boy is anything but average. Karadoc was born in August 2014 and is a dark sand coloured crossbreed. He is fabulous on the lead, you hardly know he is there. He responds to his name (and bear in mind he arrived unidentified, he has only had this name for a couple of months). He is affectionate, he is fine with other dogs, he is playful and young. The list goes on.

In fact, perhaps we should rename this section “hidden gems”. Because that is what Karadoc is, a hidden gem. Don’t make him waste all his life at the refuge; he has already been there for four months, which is four months during which someone could have been showering him with all the love he deserves and which he is so eager to return.

Please share for lovely Karadoc.


Strike | T622

Strike male shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

Strike was adopted from us when he was a puppy and we have no idea why he is at the refuge again, as we cannot get in touch with his owners. And by the looks of things they are not looking for their dog either. Strike needs a new home. Were it not for the fact that he looks like many of the other ScPA dog (that shepherd mix that is so common)he would be adopted very quickly. Because Strike is an extremely well behaved dog. He sits quietly in his cage when a walk is on the cards, and he gets on perfectly with everyone he meets. Let’s hope he hasn’t got too long to wait for a new home. He has just turned 7, so if you are looking for a calmer, steady older dog, he could be your boy!

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  • Sociable and affectionate
  • Calm older dog
  • Will make a great family pet

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