Anybody who follows either the Dog Rescue Carcassonne page or the SPA Carcassonne Chiens page can’t not have noticed how many puppies have arrived over the last few days! This is devastating as all of our foster homes are full so we have no option but to keep these pups on the refuge.
We hate having pups on the refuge for many reasons. Physically they are at risk as they are not vaccinated and mentally they are at risk as pups need to be socialised. All animals, including dogs, have a special sensitive period at the start of their lives. During this time, they learn to accept things around them so that they are not afraid of them later in life. In puppies, this window of opportunity closes at about 12-16 weeks of age. Anything that is encountered during this time will be tolerated, even enjoyed. After the window closes, unfamiliar people, objects and experiences are approached with caution.
Puppy socialisation involves meeting and having pleasant encounters with many adults, children, dogs (puppies and adults) and other animals, particularly during this sensitive period of their lives and then continuing until adulthood. During this process, they will also need to get used to a wide range of events, environments and situations so that they are not scared of them as they grow older.
Luckily cute puppies are always popular so in general the pups don’t spend lots of time with us but to ensure that they move to their forever families quickly we need your help!
You can help by clicking like and sharing their profiles and of course word of mouth!
Social media is a god send for refuges as its quick and easy to get information about a specific pup to a lot of people quickly. This was demonstrated on Friday when Lilou the tiny pup in foster with Shirley was put online and within two hours was reserved. This may have shocked some people but we know the family who reserved her well and they have been patiently waiting for a female pup to join their family. The already have one of our ‘home to home’ dogs and wanted a playmate for him.
No sooner had Lilou been reserved when another pup was brought in. Badiane is also a female small breed pup and also very cute. Looks like a bit of beagle / basset in there but only time will tell! I wonder how long before she is scooped up? If you are interested in Badiane then email us at email@example.com.
On Saturday 4 more pups arrived. The three beautiful little Labrador crosses were found at a motorway station in a box! They are so lucky to have come to no harm and to have been brought into us.
All in all we have 13 pups looking for homes…please think about a rescue pup when when you are considering a pup, you will be saving a life and making room for another pup at the refuge!
Badiane…tiny, female and ever so cute!
Black lab puppies..they will go quick!
How about our magnificent Lilly..a 4 month old border cross?