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New Arrivals

Anais| R409

Female border collieFemale, Medium, Young

We have had several new border collies at the SPA recently and Anais is the mother of the four younger dogs. They were all being kept together in the back of a van by someone who presumably had a litter accidentally. Luckily they all made it safely to the SPA where new lives await. As the oldest of the group, Anais may have the hardest job finding a home She was born in August 2012 and is a very pretty girl, with beautiful tricoloured markings and a lovely speckly head. She will need a border savvy family and lots of love!

  • Sociable and friendly
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will need a border savvy family

Mac| R404

Mac young male shepherd crossMale, Medium, Young

Mac is a great little lad. Just a year old at the time of his arrival at the SPA (date of birth September 2016), he is happy and playful. If you like a dog with rough fur and a beard, but can’t cope with a large griffon, then Mac could be the one for you. He weighs about 20kg, and is about the same height as a springer spaniel, but with a slighter build. He is very affectionate and is a real charmer. He would love a family of his own; a good all-rounder!

 

  • Sociable and friendly
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a loving family pet

Pica| R421

Pica female labrador crossFemale, Mature, Large

Poor Pica was brought to the SPA following the death of her owner. Yes, another one! She is a lovely girl, though, and we are hopeful that despite her age, she will find a new home soon. Pica is a labrador cross, mainly black but with lots of white markings, making her simply stunning. She is fine with dogs and we think cats too, but we can check that again easily enough. Pica was born in September 2009, making her eight years old at the time of her arrival, but she is in great shape and should have many years ahead of her, so please do not discard her on account of her age.

 

  • Sociable and friendly
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a loving family pet

Fifi | R420

Fifi young female spaniel crossFemale, Young, Medium

Fifi is a black and white speckled spaniel cross who was left at the SPA gates one day in early September along with a note saying “my name is Fifi, I am six months old and I am not good with cats. Please find me a home as soon as possible”. Oh, okay, then! I am betting that Fifi will be fine with cats, she is just a baby and is full of life. It looks like her former owner is one of those many people who put no effort into a dog and expect it to be perfect. So who wants a young female spaniel cross? Fifi is very energetic and is fine with other dogs.

  • Sociable and friendly
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a loving family pet

Bryn | R419

Bryn male shepherd crossMale, Young, Medium

Bryn is a dog who stole my heart immediately. He is a beagle cross who was born in September 2011 who arrived at the SPA with a tatty bit of rope attached to his collar. Unidentified, of course. He craves affection and makes an instant connection with people, doing all his tricks to get them to love him. He will sit, stay, roll on his back, smile…or just look at you in adoration. We have no idea where he has been up till now, but he is great with people. He makes little happy sighs of contentment to show his appreciation of your attention; a complete heart-stealer. It is hard leaving him behind, I can tell you that! Whoever adopts this lad will be very lucky!
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  • Sociable and friendly
  • Good with other dogs and cats
  • Will make a loving family pet

Texas | R307

TexasMale, Young, Medium

Please don’t be put off by this lad’s tough looks, he is a real softie. And no, Texas is not a staff, he just looks a bit like one, but he does not fall under the ridiculous French law requiring dogs of this breed to be muzzled in public. Texas was born in January 2013 and we have no idea why he is at the SPA. He was found as a stray at the end of June, in fabulous condition although not identified. That has been dealt with now, of course, and Texas is castrated and vaccinated too. He is a very easy dog, fine with males and females, great with people. He will play “fetch” for hours, happily giving the ball up each time. He doesn’t pull on the lead either. I can’t help feeling that he must have had a good family at one time; I wonder what happened to them?

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  • Sociable and friendly
  • Good with other dogs and cats
  • Will make a loving family pet

Jamie | R375

Jamie mature female shepherd crossFemale, Mature, Medium

Jamie is another dog who arrived at the SPA with a note attached to her collar. This time we were thanked for allowing her owner to look after the dogs for so long, but now Jamie is surplus to requirements. At eight years old, and after being adopted as a puppy. Nice eh? There are certainly some odd people out there! Jamie is a lovely lass, friendly with people and sociable with other dogs. She shows no aggression towards cats as far as we can tell. The only thing really counting against her is her age; Jamie was born in January 2009. However she is a pretty shepherd cross with pretty eyes, so we hope she will not have too long to wait.

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  • Sociable and friendly
  • Good with other dogs and cats
  • Will make a loving family pet

Poker | R347

poker male setterMale, Young, Medium


Poker is so named because that is how thin he was when he arrived at the SPA at the end of July. Yes, he was thin thin thin, but still full of life and happy to see everyone he meets, so perhaps it was a question of being lost, rather than deliberately starved. In any case, Poker is looking much better now, and is ready for his new home. He is a fabulous grey and white speckled setter who is very affectionate and lively. He is fine with other dogs and adores his walks. Poker would like an active family with lots of outdoor activity and walks. He was born in July 2012 and his adoption fee is €170, for which he is identified, castrated and vaccinated.

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  • Affectionate and lively
  • Good with other dogs
  • Needs an active family for lots of walks

Celeste | R202

celesteFemale, Young, Large


Celeste is not going to be an easy dog to home, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. She is a big Anglo cross who arrived in a terrified and emaciated state in early May this year. Since then she has made progress, and she is certainly looking a lot better, but she still has a long road ahead of her. Although there are some people whom Celeste knows and trusts, she freezes when she is stroked. She does not seek out human affection and for the most part would rather be left alone. She is fine with other dogs, but has not learned to play as yet. I suspect the noise of the refuge is keeping her true personality hidden, although she escaped from her walker’s hands recently and came back to the SPA on her own, so she is not too unhappy with us! Celeste was born in January 2014 so has a lot of time to get over her fears. A calm patient home is required!

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  • Will need help to become affectionate
  • Good with other dogs
  • Calm patient home required

Savanah | R388

savanahFemale, Young, Small


Savannah is a basset fauve de Bretagne, a breed that is very popular, though not necessarily with French people, so maybe this site can give her a hand in finding a home! Savannah was born on January 1st 2016 and is in many ways a typical fauve. She is a bit timid but responds well to love and affection. She is meeting dogs for the first time, and is just learning how to play. Isn’t it a shame that some dogs have never had the chance to enjoy other dogs’ company? Savannah has a lot of life to catch up on, but she is great with people and loved having her fur hand-stripped by a team of volunteers at a recent open day. So not as timid as all that!


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  • Responds well to affection
  • Gentle nature
  • Will make a lovely family pet