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Halloween – Black dogs and cats!

With Halloween nearly upon us, what better emblem to discuss than the black cat and dog?

Since the Middle Ages, the black cat has been seen as an animal of mysticism, the dark arts and witchcraft, with many interpretations depicting a black cat on the end of a witch’s broomstick or gazing out through the misted window of a haunted house.

And this age-old view of the black cat as a bringer of bad fortune doesn’t stop there. For many people who refuse to adopt black cats and dogs from shelters, it is easy to see that this unfounded superstition continues.

In a similar way, black dogs are often overlooked in refuges in favour of dogs with more colourful or uniquely patterned coats. When questioned about their decision to adopt a non-black dog, many people said that the black dogs were too imposing, too ‘ordinary’ or that they considered them to be bad luck.

We see this every day for ourselves. The lighter coloured dogs and cats move far faster than the black ones.

So, to give our black animals a chance we have a special reduction on our black cats and dogs from 28th October until the 5th November.

At the SPA we will be celebrating Halloween on Sunday 5th November. There will be spooky surprises and fun for everyone…come along and join us!


Come and meet our black dogs and cats!

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!


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

Yard Sale – 26th June

Please come and support us at our Yard Sale. This is taking place on June 26th at Chateau Miaou, 1956 Route de Villesavary, Castelnaudary.

The event will take place between 10am and 2pm and we will have stalls selling good quality clothes and books, bric-a-brac, dog and cat accessories, plus there will be a barbecue and cakes! Tim (aka Mr Saucisse) will be there to make sure no one goes hungry. Unless they are vegetarian. But that is what the cake is for! 😀

Hope to see you there. Tell your friends; all welcome!

Oh, by the way, we are not inviting others to bring along their own goods to sell, this is very much a DRC only selling day. However if any of you would like to man (or woman) a table for us, we would be delighted!

Yard sale