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Fadista|R65

Fadista male large shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

Again, it was sad to see Fadista back at the SPA. He was adopted recently after arriving last summer weighing in at less than half of his normal body weight. The SPA brought him back to health and he is a magnificent beast. The problem with this being that lots of people are scared of dogs of this size, and such was the case with the people in the village where his adopter lives. So in the interest of neighbourly relations, Fadista is back. He is a huge-headed cross breed (no permits required) who was born in August 2014. He is fine with other dogs and often has the run of the SPA when the gates are closed in the mornings. Everyone’s favourite gentle giant!
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  • Walks well on lead
  • A gentle giant
  • Will make a fine family pet

Tyson|R64

Tyson large white male shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

It is very sad to see Tyson back at the SPA. He was abandoned on February 8th, which by coincidence is exactly one year to the day since he was brought in last time. Tyson was adopted in July and the couple who took him were just not right for him. I would say he was not right for them, but that implies he was at fault, whereas this is more a case of young people taking bad advice. What kind of behaviourist tells an owner that the dog is “insane” and will never be happy inside a house? In any case, Tyson deserves better, so we will do better at finding him the right home next time. He is a big white shepherd who was born in February 2012. He is fabulous on the lead and is a total pleasure to walk. Although he shares his kennel at the SPA he tends to be a bit more exclusive out of the SPA, so perhaps he would be happier as an only dog.

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  • Walks well on lead
  • Would be happier as an only dog
  • Will make a fine family pet

Pollux|R60

Pollux male griffon crossMale, Young, Medium

Pollux spent the first year of his life attached on a very short chain. Until his owners moved house, leaving him behind, still attached to the chain! Luckily a neighbour spotted him and brought him to the SPA. So life is already tons better for this gentle griffon cross. But it will be even better still once he has a real home! Pollux was born in January 2016, so is a very young dog. Plenty of time ahead of him to forget his rough start, and to be honest although he has not had a nice life, he is nowhere near as timid as some of our griffons. This boy will be just fine!
 

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  • Needs a loving home
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a fine family pet

Engy|R57

Engy female Brittany SpanielFemale, Young, Medium

Engy arrived at the SPA when her elderly owner went into long term care. As usual there were no family members to take the dog, but on this occasions perhaps because the dog arrived with hefty vets bills. Luckily enough the SPA is there to pick up the pieces. No, they did not make a contribution to the refuge, but such is the state of this sad world we live in. Engy has now been treated for her infection and has made a full recovery. She is a brittany spaniel who was born in May 2009 and who is fine with other dogs. She is used to a lot of love, so is having to adapt to life in a kennel, but we are trying to give her as many cuddles as we can.

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  • Needs lots of cuddles
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Deserves a loving home

Liquorice|R50

Liquorice young maleMale, Young, Medium

Liquorice was adopted immediately after his pound time ended so when he left we had not really got to know him very well. He has now been brought back as not being good with cats. He was tested when he was at the SPA, but at the time he was catatonic with fear, so did not react. We are not sure what happened in his new home, but the couple felt that the cat was in danger. Better safe than sorry! We are now working at the SPA with this lad, trying to increase his confidence. So for now he is one to watch, or maybe one for patient and experienced owners. Liquorice was born in January 2014 and is a very chunky black lab cross.


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  • Needs patient owners to bring him on
  • Does not like cats
  • A labrador cross

Calimero|R43

Camilero lemon setter maleMale, Young, Medium

As sometimes happens to our dogs before they arrive at the SPA, Calimero spent some time with a family. This is how we know that he is fine with dogs of both sexes, cats, children and (wait for it) parrots! Well, you never know! In any case, Calimero is a very sweet boy, a lemon setter cross whose date of birth is estimated as January 2013. He arrived very thin, and is definitely not a greedy boy, deferring to the dog with whom he shares his kennel. He is very gentle on the lead, not at all timid, just a bit worn down by the life that he has had so far. Soon all of that will be behind him, quicker still once he is in a new home!
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  • Gentle on the lead
  • Not timid
  • Loves everyone

Billy|R38

Billy border collieMale, Young, Medium

Billy is a wonderful looking border collie who is looking for a new home because he does not get on with the female dog of a family who tried to save him from coming to the SPA. On the other hand he was fine with their cats, and also fine with children, so he has a lot going for him. Plus he is house-trained, of course. Billy was born in January 2011, so is middle aged as border collies go. He is full of energy, but not as lively as younger dogs of his breed. Billy would like an active family, as like all border collies he needs to keep busy both mentally and physically. Who can offer this lovely boy a home?
 

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  • Likes cats and children
  • Needs to be an only dog
  • Needs an active family like all border collies

Artigo|RD30

ArtigoMale, Young, Medium

What a wonderful looking dog! Hound lovers are bound to fall for this fabulous lad, who is just a year old. We have no idea why Artigo is at the SPA; he was found as a stray in mid January and no one has come to collect him. Like all our recent arrivals, Artigo is living alone, but once his pound time is up, we will mix him and find out more about him. For now all we know is that he is a blue de Gascogne who was born in January 2016, and as a scent hound, he will need an enclosed garden and probably an owner who is either extremely patient or prepared to keep their dog on a lead during walks!
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  • A lovely breed
  • Will need to be walked on the lead
  • Needs an enclosed garden

Dart|RD2

Dart - mature male DalmationMale, Mature, Large

What a shame to see a beautiful dalmatian in a concrete kennel at the SPA. As many of you know, this breed is quite fragile and absolutely hate being locked up. And poor Dart is no youngster, either. He was born in September 2008, and has not had an easy life. He has spent many years living on the streets and when his owner finally found housing and a job, Dart could not cope with being left alone. So this lad needs a family who is at home a lot. He is big for his breed, wonderful on or off the lead and good with female dogs, cats and children, but not male dogs. Dart can leave under our senior dog scheme; €80 for beautiful boy who is castrated, vaccinated and microchipped!

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  • Loves female dogs, cats and children
  • Walks well on and off lead
  • Needs a loving family at home during the day

Porto|PP129

PortoMale, Young, Small

By now you should all be aware of the dogs who arrived at the SPA following a case of dog-hoarding in the local village of Ste Eulalie. Several of the dogs have now been adopted, and Porto too, is ready for his new home. He is a small dog, 5 kg or so, still a bit timid, but gaining in confidence all the time. After a lot of work, Porto is now able to walk on a lead and allows people to stroke him, although he is still a bit nervous with people he does not know. Porto was born in March 2007 and and has been at the SPA since March 2016. It is time he left the SPA and had a family of his own. As a senior dog, Porto will benefit from a reduced adoption fee of just €80, for which he is castrated, vaccinated and microchipped. And make no mistake, small dogs like this can live for a very long time!
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  • Still a little timid
  • Walks well on lead
  • Needs a loving family