Many people who come to adopt, come with the remit that they want a ‘good family dog’ and for us Brits when we think of a gentle, calm, happy go lucky dog we think of a Labrador.
We have all sorts of Labrador and Labrador crosses at the SPA and having had Labs or Lab crosses all my life I can certainly understand the attraction. They are easy to train, love being part of an active family and love everyone and everything they meet. Labradors love to please and are playful, protective, loving, and reliable.
When a couple with a young family turned up on Wednesday looking for a family pooch, they were immediately attracted to Rose. Rose is a smallish Lab cross who was brought in by Rebecca and James, a couple of our volunteers who found her wandering in a local village. At only 13 months old she is a great age and will fit into family life very easily. What really sealed the deal was when the children gave her a cuddle and she wagged her tail with delight. Rose is certain to have a great life with this young active family and tonight she will be surrounded by love instead of a concrete kennel and lots of barking! So a massive thank you to Rebecca and James for bringing her in, she now has the future she really deserves!
It’s not unusual to find dogs wandering in French villages and where I live there are quite a few dogs who wander free during the day but certainly have homes to go to. I know who the dogs are and who they belong to but should you find a dogs who seems lost and doesn’t seem to belong to anyone please speak to the local Mairie. No matter what they tell you it is their responsibility to arrange for the dog to be taken home or brought to the SPA. All Mairies are affiliated to a SPA and it’s their job to make the appropriate arrangements.
For anyone else looking for a Labrador, we have lots of super dogs who will make great family pets. Please remember that all Labs, rescue or not can be boisterous youngsters and need training. We always recommend doggy training lessons and in fact Club Canin will give you two free lessons if your dog is a SPA dog. There you will learn to train your dog, teach him appropriate doggy manners and best of all your dog will learn to socialise with other dogs of all shapes and sizes. So both you and your dog will make new friends so its well worth giving it a go!
Yesterday we also saw the departure of tiny Ariel who arrived with her brother Polochon. These three month old Jack Russel pups attracted lots of attention. Polochon left last week and Ariel left yesterday with her forever family. These pups like lots of our pups have been living with the cats in the cat house which certainly ensures that they are feline friendly !
Tomorrow is an open day at Club Canin (10am – 6pm) so why not pop along, see what classes are available and meet the trainers. There will be fun and games for the dogs and you might see a few SPA dogs there as well!!
Rose who left today
Ariel left yesterday
Solo is looking for a family
Schadow needs a family too