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Adoption of Kyka, Marvin and Stinka

Well this week we are of to a good start with two adoptions already. One year old Kyka was the lucky girl and I have no idea why its taken since May for her to been adopted! She is a lovely red colour and a affectionate happy girl who gets on great with other dogs, just what today’s adopters were looking for.

Kyka adopted!

Three year old Marvin was the lucky boy. He hadnt had quite so long a wait but he was a really calm easy boy who was good and dogs and cats!

Marvin adopted!

Three year old Stinka was the next girl to leave. Today a family with 2 other dogs came along to see how they would all get on. It went well and off she went.

Stinka – adopted

A little reminder that next Sunday is our annual barbecue at Chateau Miaou. Do come along and join us and feel free to bring your pooch. There will be a little present for each dog who comes along!

We will be there from 11am – 3pm so look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Here is the link with directions..




Adoption of puppy Basile…

Today another puppy was adopted, this time puppy Basile. He was a very cute little fox terrier cross who arrived just under 3 weeks ago.

Puppy Basile adopted!

Adopting a pup is not to be taken lightly and potential adopters must ensure that they have the time and energy and can make sure that everyone in the family is on board with the adoption.

Pups need to be housetrained, crate trained, lead trained and have careful introductions to other people, places and animals. They may need out very early in the morning and nearly every hour after that until they learn that outside is for toileting !

Yesterday we did think that puppy Betony was spoken for but we were wrong so she is still available for adoption. she is the cleverest of the litter and has the longest legs and is now delighted that she can climb into the bed beside mum.

Puppy Betony with mum Daisy

If you could give Betony a home then please call foster mum Cyndy on 0768807486.


Adoption of Douce and Ren…

Today saw the departure of Douce, another one of our seniors. We love when our oldies leave and this 9 year old girl is a real gem. Its a lucky family who adopted her!

Douce, adopted!

At the other end of the age group, Cyndy said goodbye to another of her pups. This time it was puppy Ren, the tri-coloured little boy. Nine weeks is a long time to have mum and 5 pups in foster. especially when you have your own dogs too and Cyndy has done ever so well well coping with all that puppy chaos and wee and poo!

Jenna and Ren.

Little Cassis is reserved and we have someone interested in Betony and Daisy so it looks like this little family are sorted and soon Cyndy can put her feet up!

We have already had news of Pansy and Hana and both have been very good girls in their new homes!

If you would like to be a foster mum to mum and a litter then please do get in touch. Its hard work but ever so rewarding to see well socialised, happy pups go to their forever family!



Tombola prizes..

Thank you to everyone who brought in their books and bric a brac…we now have plenty for our yard sale on the 22nd September.

What we do need is some Tombola prizes, so if you would like to donate anything then just get on touch or pop it into the ScPA…it would be very much appreciated!

Adoption of Euros, Gadget and Hana..

Today we had the adoption of one of our seniors. Euros is almost 10 years old and its always a worry when oldies arrive. He however, was a happy sociable and ever so cute little boy so its no surprise that he was snapped up quickly.

Ten isnt that old for a small terrier breed but for larger framed dogs it is. That is why we are always proactive in sharing their information and finding them a family.

We have several oldies waiting on homes. Life with an oldie has lots of advantages. They are usually calm, housetrained and all the want is a warm bed, a nice dinner and love.

Porceline, Gribouille and Fido are all about 10 years old and really need out of the refuge.

If you think that you could offer them a home, pop along and meet them. You wont be disappointed!

Next to leave was 2 year old Gadget a tiny JR who was adopted by our intern or ‘service civique’ Brittany. What a lucky boy and we will have lots of news of how he is doing!

Tiny Gadget adopted by Brittany!

Then last but not least puppy Hana left for a life by the sea. She is off to live in Gruissan with a lovely family and Cyndy couldn’t be happier for her!


Tomorrow we will have at least 1 more puppy adoption….who will it be???


Adoption of Black and puppy Flyn…

Today we had the adoption of two Labrador crosses. One enormous lab cross called Black and one tiny lab cross called Flyn.

Black was brought to the refuge due to the death of his owner. He is a soft natured boy but enormous and he could look intimidating to those who didot know him. Luckily for him he was adopted by a good friend of one of our volunteers so we will have lots of news and updates as to how he is adapting to life in a home again. I bet that he is delighted and has forgotten all about refuge life already!

Black. adopted at last!

Next to leave was puppy Flyn, a small 3 month old lab x. You may remember how worried we were as his brother Noa was adopted a few days ago leaving Flyn all alone. Well he didn’t have a long wait and we have already had news and photos of him settling in.

Puppy Flyn adopted!

We have also just received the first photos of Biggles, settling into home life in Holland. It would have been a scary journey for this timid chap but he is home!

Biggles..home at last!


Can you help?

Sunday the 22nd is our annual barbecue and bric a brac sale.  If you have been having a clear-out we are in the need of bric a brac.  

We also plan to have a Tombola, which is always popular and any tombola prizes would be very much appreciated!

This year we will also have live music. so do come along…we will have sausage, burgers, ice cream, books, clothes, bric a brac and tombola.

It’s a great chance to say hello, sit in the sun and have a chat and a browse through our item for sale!

See you all there!

Come along and support DRC!

Adoption of Biggles and Pansy

When this magnificent young bleu de Gascogne arrived in March we were sure that he would be snapped up by a Brit. Most of our french hound types are but in this case it was not to be.

Instead he was spotted by Marga from Adopteer een Griffon NL B group in the Netherlands. This is the same group that have helped us home several dogs and we love working with them.

Biggles is going to a family who spotted him on their facebook page and who very kindly offered this lovely bot a home. Early this morning i crept into the refuge and handed him over to out Home from Home transporters. we will soon have news and photos!

Like all of our dogs crossing borders he travelled under TRACES so is classed as a legal import. This makes sure that the dog has no problems with the Dutch authorities and nor do we!

Biggles having a bath before he left. He was not impressed!

And today puppy Pansy, the first of Daisy’s litter left for her new home. She really has fallen on all for paws as this home is a real animal lover. I am sure that we will have lots of news as foster mum Cyndy will be following each pups progress.

Alan and Pansy who will be called Mimi!

One other pup is reserved and will be leaving on Friday but that leaves Betony. Hana and Cassis looking for homes.


Adoption of Boomer and Pryce!

Today handsome Boomer was adopted. Boomer had a very sad life before coming to the refuge,  We are not sure where his life started, but he was “acquired” (presumably free via the internet) by someone who left him tied up 24/7 and reliant on passers by for scraps of food and sometimes he was even without water. Luckily for him he made it to the refuge, and immediately to foster, where he settled in well and was fine with the family’s other dog as well as being clean in the house. He was adopted directly from this foster house, hover this didn’t work out so back he came. This was probably a blessing as today he was adopted by volunteer Marie!

Marie and Boomer!

Next to leave was Pryce. He was a bit of a chunky monkey but being mostly bull terrier was not categorised. This 6 year old lad has been with us since February so its great to see him leaving for a new home!

Pryce adopted..

Today Daisy and her pups were all identified, vaccinated, wormed, had their kennel cough and flea treatment, phew! It was really great fun at the vets and the pups behaved impeccably.  What a gorgeous litter they are and are ready for their new homes!

So mum Daisy, Cassis(m), Hana (f), Betony(f) are all looking for homes.

Betony needs a home..

Cassis needs a home…

Hanna needs a home…

And mum Daisy needs a home..

Contact Cyndy on 0768807486 if you can offer mum Daisy or pups a home!



Adoption of Sammy, Youna and Ben!

Today we are delighted to see Sammy leave! Sammy was one of 7 dogs brought in to us in July 2018. These poor dogs had been left to their own devices when the owner moved and left them in the garden. Whats more is that they had had little or no socialisation and had been left to their own devices!

Its very difficult in a refuge situation to give dogs like these all the care and training that they need but surprisingly enough Sammy proved to be a very friendly, loving boy who loved attention.

For some dogs the ScPA is a lot better than where they have been and once they realise that they will have regular food, walks and cuddles they settle in fine.

Sammy, like his two brothers Levy and Mickey are weimaraner crosses and are stunning looking boys, but looks aside we do not hide the fact that they need socialisation and training. But these dogs are great with other dogs and have great natures, which is a good start for any adopter!


We always suggest that keen adopters get to know the dogs before adoption and that is certainly the case with Sammy and his new Family. They have returned many times to visit him, walk him and have taken time to consider how he will fit into their lives.

Levy, Sammys brother is still waiting!

Micky, Sammys brother is still waiting too!

Next to leave was lovely Youna, a two year old Tervueren x who was abandoned about 2 weeks ago. What luck that she only had  a little time to wait.

Youna adopted!

Just before closing Ben was also agopted This is great news as his brother Jerry was adopted earlier this week!

Ben adopted too!

All in all a super Sunday and we also had two reservations of our senior dogs which means that we can expect lots of good news next week!







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