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Harley | T674

HarleyMale, Young, Large

Harley’s owners brought him in for rehoming, and just in case we asked why, they had every excuse ready. They are getting divorced, changing jobs and moving to a small apartment. You notice that none of the excuses puts any blame at all on the dog, although the fact that Harley weighs some 50kg was doubtless a factor. Admittedly moving into a small apartment with a dog of this size is difficult, but again, his size is not Harley’s fault! Harley is a big baby. Although he is two years old, he is just a good natured lump. He is excellent on the lead, he doesn’t pull at all. He knows many commands, too. Plus he is more than happy to roll on the ground for a big cuddle session. Fine with children, fine with other dogs, though untested with cats. If you like large breeds and want a good natured dog, Harley could be the boy for you.

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  • A gentle giant
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great companion

Strike | T622

Strike male shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

Strike was adopted from us when he was a puppy and we have no idea why he is at the refuge again, as we cannot get in touch with his owners. And by the looks of things they are not looking for their dog either. Strike needs a new home. Were it not for the fact that he looks like many of the other ScPA dog (that shepherd mix that is so common)he would be adopted very quickly. Because Strike is an extremely well behaved dog. He sits quietly in his cage when a walk is on the cards, and he gets on perfectly with everyone he meets. Let’s hope he hasn’t got too long to wait for a new home. He has just turned 7, so if you are looking for a calmer, steady older dog, he could be your boy!

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  • Sociable and affectionate
  • Calm older dog
  • Will make a great family pet

Leo | T519

LeoMale, Young, Large

How can anyone accidentally lose a dog of this size? Answer; they can’t. Leo has obviously been deliberately abandoned, and what is worse, he has a Romanian microchip that has never been registered, either in Romania or France. This means that he was brought to France without the correct paperwork and is now looking for a new home. Of course this is not the dog’s fault, but people should really be more responsible when agreeing to take on a dog, especially one of this size. Leo is enormous, quite simply the biggest dog I have ever seen. He is like a bear! He is something of a gentle giant, luckily, but we will need to rehome him carefully, as his size alone makes him quite intimidating. If you like your dogs big (and I mean BIG), please get in touch!

 

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  • A gentle giant
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great pet for the right home

Goliath | T428

Goliath male douge argentinMale, Young, Large



Goliath is a big and handsome dogue argentin who arrived at the ScPA having been found in a village about an hour’s drive from the refuge. Unable to contact the owner, the police brought Goliath to the refuge with his son (we assume) Samson. Goliath was particularly thin when he arrived, and both dogs were covered in fleas. They were immediately treated, of course, and regular (and good quality) food had turned them back into very handsome dogs. New homes required, methinks! Goliath was born in November 2011, and is a very affectionate dog, covering anyone he meets in big slobbery kisses. If that is your idea of heaven (and it is pretty close to heaven, I have to say!), then please get in touch!

 

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  • Very affectionate despite the size
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Samson | T429

Samson young male Douge argentineMale, Young, Large


Samson arrived with a dog called Goliath, who we assume is his dad. That being the case, he is a dogue argentin cross and the vet estimates his date of birth as being August 2017. So not fully grown yet. Gulp! We know that lots of you like big dogs, though, and when they are as gentle as this lad, why not? To be honest stepping into the cage to take photos of these two was a bit nerve-wracking, as they are very big dogs. However it was almost death by licking; they are really affectionate and are desperate for human contact. They are getting plenty of that at the ScPA, of course, but both could do with new homes.

 

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  • Very affectionate despite the size
  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely family pet

Mila | T309

Mila border collie crossFemale, Young, Large


This is Mila’s third time at the SCPA. She is quite a complicated dog, and whereas both her previous adopters were decent enough people, Mila took some time to show her true colours. Truth is that however tolerant she appears to be of other dogs in the short term, this border collie would be far better off as the only dog in the family. She is bright and intelligent, like most borders, but she definitely has her moments. When some people pass her kennel, she is calm and docile, with others she leaps up like an enraged beast. When she finds the right owner she will be the most obedient and devoted dog, but I suspect that it is Mila who will do the choosing. She was born in November 2014 and needs a border experienced home without other animals and where there are no small children or cats. She will make a great dog for the right owner!

 

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  • Needs to be an only dog
  • A home with no small children or cats
  • A border experienced family preferred

Diane | T347

Diane female shepherd crossFemale, Young, Large


Diana is a fabulous girl who we hope does not get overlooked. She is a young shepherd cross, born, according to the vet’s estimate, in December 2017. We have no idea at all why she is at the refuge, apart from the fact that she is a young dog who needs exercise. Diana is fine with other dogs, she shares her kennel very nicely and although she pulls initially she soon settles down on walks. And bearing in mind she was at the SCPA for over two weeks before going out on her first walk, it is hardly surprising that she had some energy to get rid of. The volunteers who walked her said she was just adorable; really attentive and affectionate. Diana will make a wonderful pet for an active family, either as a single dog or as a playmate. She is vaccinated, sterilised and identified by microchip and her adoption fee is €170.

 

 

 

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  • Loving and Affectionate
  • Fine with dogs
  • Will make a great pet for an active family

Jax | T365

JaxMale, Young, Large


Jax was abandoned by his owners as they were out all day and, left to his own devices, Jax barked a lot. This annoyed the neighbours, and as there was no solution possible (ah-hem), Jax, a young brindle coloured beauceron, was brought in for rehoming. It is probably the best thing that could have happened to this dog. He has seen nothing of life, and is terrified of his own shadow. Even the noise of his food bowl terrifies him. Poor, poor dog. As yet we have not been able to find him a companion to share with, but we hope to do so soon, as dogs are much happier when they are not alone. And Jax has so much to learn, and this will be done far quicker once he is able to share his kennel. So for the moment Jax is a work in progress, but he is in the right place, as the staff will look after him well, have no fear. Jax was born in October 2016 and is vaccinated, identified and castrated.

 

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  • Timid at the moment but making progress
  • Fine with other dogs
  • Will make a great family pet

Pica | T277

PicaFemale, Young, Large

When Pica arrived at the ScPA she was absolutely terrified. She hid in her box and occasionally put her nose out to see what was happening and to bark at anyone who approached. Yes, all the classic signs of a dog who has been beaten. A couple of months of love and she was a changed dog. Pica is a delight. Full of fun and affection, she now seeks out human contact and loves her walks and cuddles. We think she is some kind of levrier cross, she has the right build, although there is definitely something else in the mix. Pica was born in June 2016, and although her life up to now has probably been very tough, she is now firmly on the road to a far brighter future.

 

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  • Fine with dogs
  • Needs some TLC
  • Will make a great family pet

Baxter | T278

Baxter large male shepherd crossMale, Young, Large

Baxter was brought to the SCPA by a father and his daughter who claimed to have found him and kept him for a week before realising that a big dog like this was not suited to apartment living. Yeah, right. So when they said “found” they meant found on the internet, I guess. Still, there is no other option than to find this big boy a new home. Yes, Baxter is a big dog. Well, only 40kg or so, but as he is full of enthusiasm, it makes him quite a handful. He hasn’t got a bad bone in his body, sharing his kennel quite happily, and we know from his former “not-family” that he is fine with children, but he will need strong handling. Baxter is a stocky short haired cross who was born in January 2017.

 

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  • Fine with dogs and children
  • Needs a strong handler and basic training
  • Will make a great family pet