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Our ‘ Pawsitive Future’ Appeal !

In the next few weeks five of our lucky dogs will be on their way to a wonderful Association in the South East of England where they will stay in luxurious kennels where they have lots of kennel staff, trainers, volunteers and all set in 50+ acres of countryside! We are delighted to be working with this Association and have spent a lot of time and effort getting to know them. I have visited their premises, met the staff and seen their facilities and we know that they can offer a superb future to our dogs.

The average turn around at this association is only 3 weeks but whilst there ,the dogs are assessed and have training as well as lots of exercise and fun.

This is the chance of a lifetime for these five dogs where prospective adopters are carefully matched to each dog.  With the best intentions in the world we just don’t have the resources to walk our dogs every day or do much training with them so these five dogs are indeed very, very lucky! We will of course keep everyone updated with their progress; I wonder who will be the first to be adopted?

It will be a long days travel for them but one day is nothing when you consider the benefits which lie ahead! As we always transport our doggies safely, in large cages and ensure that they have comfort stops every few hours we find our dogs cope very well with the journey and always arrive at their destination hale and hearty!

Here are the lucky five:

Charley, who  arrived at the refuge on 1st June 2011. This wonderful boy arrived on my first ever day volunteering at the refuge so I am delighted that I will also be there as he leaves. He was adopted but returned after about a year but this was through no fault of his own so this is a fantastic chance for him to find a loving family.


Galileo is a two year old handsome Briard cross who has been with us since September. He’s an active boy and full of fun. He will make a fantastic family dog and one thing is for sure, you won’t see many like him in England!


Hood is a one year old Dalmatian cross who arrived in July so has already spent nearly half of his life in the refuge and a refuge is no place to grow up in! He’s a lively, clever boy who will thrive in a family who are willing to spend time with him showing him how to become the dog we know he can be.


Kiko is a seven year old Shepherd cross who was abandoned in November. He’s a beautiful looking black and tan boy who gets on with everyone he meets so I am sure he won’t have a long wait before he finds his forever family.


Mix is a one year old Spaniel cross Labrador who needs a bit of socialisation. He’s very friendly with people but needs to learn how to behave around other dogs! This isn’t his fault, he has just never learnt to behave around other dogs but he’s young and clever so we are sure that he will come on in leaps and bounds!



So, these 5 lucky boys leave on the 23d February and its wonderful to  think that we have the opportunity to enhance their chance of finding a loving family! This is an exciting opportunity for both the dogs and the SPA Carcassonne and we are proud to be working with such a wonderful organisation who will certainly ensure our doggies have a ‘pawsitive future’!

From a financial point of views all five must leave fully vaccinated (including rabies), microchipped and with pet passports and of course there are the transport costs on top of that!

If you would like to help with a small donation towards their travel costs we would be really grateful!

You can donate by paypal to spacarcassonne@yahoo.fr, by cheque or cash to SPA Carcassonne, Chemin de la SPA, 11000 Carcassonne, or just pop along to reception.  If you like fundraising and would like to host an event for our appeal then we would love to hear from you!

Please help us ensure a ‘pawsitive future’  for these five dogs!

On a different note, today being the first Sunday of the month, we were open. The highlight of today was the departure of Alpha, the third and last of the tiny Shih tzu cross pups. We knew that they would be popular but that’s all three adopted within a week of being put up for adoption! I wish all our doggies were so lucky!

Alpha, a real little cutie!




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