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Rose|R172

RoseFemale, Young, Large


I really have my fingers crossed for Rose. In fact her real name is “Stinka” which is not nice at all, and when she arrived at the SPA earlier this year she was not identified, and so we named her Rose. She was reclaimed by her (homeless) owner, and now she is back again, we are all hoping that this time she is not reclaimed. No, we have nothing against homeless people per se. But Rose’s owner does not appear to be very reliable. We want Rose to be sterilised (we can only do this on day 11) and we want her to have a better life. She is a fabulous shepherd cross, black with a white bib, who was born in March 2016. Hopefully by this Wednesday (19th April) she will be sterilised and ready for her new home. Please help us find a home for Rose quickly, just in case her owner reappears.
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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Needs a forever home
  • A lovely family pet

Oscar|R167

Oscar male shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

Oscar’s owner was unable to manage this fairly large strong dog as well as her other animals, so Oscar is at the SPA looking for a new home. He is a shepherd cross with a small griffon-like beard who was born in February 2016. Oscar is good with other dogs but has a tendency to be a bit dominant

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  • Fine with other dogs
  • Needs training on the lead
  • A lovely dog

Gandalf|R150

Gandalf -mature male huskieMale, Mature, Large


We love it when a dog arrives identified. However sometimes things are not what they seem. This border husky cross is 12 years old (date of birth November 2004) and according to the central database is a yorkshire terrier. Sometimes this is the result of an error inputting the chip number at the vets, but on this occasion we know otherwise. Gandalf’s former owner is fairly notorious at the SPA for the number of dogs identified in her name. She is an illegal breeder of border collies, huskies and yorkshire terriers (or any other breeds that are fashionable and can make money). So this poor dog has been the result of a mix up and has presumably sired many more puppies. So even though arriving at the SPA at his age is not nice, we are happy for him! What would be even better would be a new home, of course!

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  • Good with other dogs
  • An older dog
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Levis|R147

Levis young male shepherd crossMale, Young, Large


Levis is such a lovely dog, we are hoping he finds a home very soon. He is a black shepherd cross who was born in August 2016, so he is little more than a puppy. He is very affectionate and playful and good with other dogs, and there is no reason why he shouldn’t find a new family. Yes, he is black, but as he has a white bib, perhaps he will be spared the curse of the black dog. Please give this young lad a chance.

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  • Attractive and playful
  • Still a puppy
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Odin|R133

Odin young male malinoisMale, Young, Large


It has been a couple of months since we have had a dog of this breed at the SPA, although they are a regular feature. The malinois is more or less the French equivalent of the border collie; a dog who is at its root a working dog and who needs exercise and stimulation to be really happy, but in the right environment can be the perfect companion. Odin was born in July 2016, so is not yet a year old. We do not know his past, but it could well be a case of the owners just selecting the wrong breed for their lifestyle. The malinois is not for everyone; however lovers of this breed will find an intelligent active lad who will be eager to please.

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  • Stunning looking
  • Still a young dog
  • Needs an active family

Jet|R128

Jet young male labradorMale, Young, Large

Jet looks to be a golden labrador, although perhaps his ears are ever so slightly too long to be a pure bred. He arrived towards the end of March, and we have no idea where he came from , nor why his owners have not come to collect him. It almost goes without saying that he arrived unidentified. The vet estimates his date of birth as being July 2016, so maybe he has outgrown the family’s expectations of size. Jet is just a normal size for a labrador, however! He is a stunning lad who will leave the SPA castrated, identified and vaccinated for just €170. Why not come along and meet him?
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  • Stunning labrador
  • Still young
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Iktus|R120

Iktus young male douge argentineMale, Young, Large

Part of me wants Iktus to find a home, and part of me doesn’t. He has been brought to the SPA as his owner had gone away (no, not prison) for two years, and he has not been able to find anyone to look after his dog. Obviously paying kennelling fees for that length of time is not an option, and so he had no option other than to bring Iktus to the SPA. If Iktus has not been homed when he returns, then he will most definitely reclaim his dog. And there were many tears shed. Do we deliberately keep a dog for two years, or do we try and rehome him? In any case, Iktus would like more exercise than he gets at the SPA, and we have to think of the well-being of the dog. Iktus is a Dogue Argentin cross who is very big and very solid. He was born in October 2013 and is used to walking without a lead for up to three hours a day. At the SPA we will have to get him used to walking on a lead without pulling, and will do everything we can to make his stay easier, either until he finds a home or his owner returns. Iktus needs a home without other animals.


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  • Needs home with no other pets
  • Big solid breed
  • Needs lots and lots of exercise

Bullit|R104

BullitMale, Mature, Large

After leaving the refuge for what we hoped would be his forever home, poor Bullit is back. For one glorious moment, it was thought that he would be able to live with another dog, and his new owner made every effort, however it was not to be. We are looking for a fan of the German Shepherd to offer Bullit a home. He is a pedigree and is simply magnificent. However at ten years old, it won’t be easy for him to find a home. As yet Bullit has no health problems, and is an active dog who adores his walks. He would love an owner with no other animals and who can give him the love he deserves. We really do not want him to spend summer in the heat of the refuge.
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  • A home with no other animals needed
  • No health problems
  • Active and adores a walk

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