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Roosevelt|R155

Roosevelt mature shepherd crossMale, Mature, Small


Roosevelt was very lucky to come to the SPA. His elderly owner sadly died while out shopping, but luckily someone was certain that he had seen the gentleman with a dog on several occasions. The police broke into the apartment and there was Roosevelt, waiting for his master. Roosevelt is not as old as one might think, however neglect has aged him prematurely. He is quite nervous at the moment and just getting used to life at the SPA, however we are hoping to find him an adopter or long term foster family soon.

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  • Nervous at the moment
  • Needs some TLC
  • Long term foster considered

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

Oural|R114

Oural mature male shepherd crossMale, Mature, Medium

Oural is the SPA’s old man. He was found as a stray over ten years ago, and the man who found him never had him checked for a microchip. When he brought Oural to the SPA to abandon him (grrr), they contacted the legal owner, who not surprisingly, had given up searching years ago, and more surprisingly, no longer wanted the dog. So Oural, at the grand old age of 12, has no home. He is a medium sized caramel coloured shepherd who is a bit deaf and who requires lots of love and attention. If he is left alone outside he will bark. If he is inside with his owners he lies down and sleeps contentedly! He would be the perfect dog for someone who spends lots of time lounging around in the sun, and of course we will continue to pay vet’s bills, although at present Oural has no health issues. He is fine with dogs and cats, too! A perfect cuddle companion!
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  • Fine with other dogs and cats
  • No health problems
  • Loves to sleep a lot

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

Bobby|R075

Bobby male young smallMale, Mature, Small

It was so sad to see Bobby back at the SPA. He was adopted just before Christmas but his new owner was not really right for him. She wanted a dog who would spend his life on her lap when she was at home and who would wait patiently for her return. Although he is fine with the lap part of this arrangement, Bobby did not like being left alone. Moreover he wanted more than a quick ten minutes walk, as despite his age (he was born in March 2009), Bobby is still very active.To him an open door is a suggestion to go for a walk alone, and his owner was not happy with this aspect of his character. So a more active home is required, one with an enclosed garden and other animals, preferably. Bobby is fine with both dogs and cats and adores children. He is a very small dog, under 10kg and should be easy to rehome.

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  • A good lap dog
  • Would prefer animal companions
  • Will need an active household

Jack|R071

Jack jagd terrierMale, Mature, Medium

If any of you remember lovely Rosie, who was at the SPA this time last year and now happily homed, you will have an idea of what Jack looks like. Jack is smaller than Rosie, but very similar to look at…kind of like a mini black labrador with a stumpy tail. Officially he is a jagd terrier cross, we know this as he arrived already identified. He was already castrated, too, but as he was put in the external boxes when the SPA was open, it seems likely that he was brought in by his owner. Jack was born in July 2008.

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  • Lovely dog
  • Fine with other dogs
  • A lovely family pet

Dart|RD2

Dart - mature male DalmationMale, Mature, Large

What a shame to see a beautiful dalmatian in a concrete kennel at the SPA. As many of you know, this breed is quite fragile and absolutely hate being locked up. And poor Dart is no youngster, either. He was born in September 2008, and has not had an easy life. He has spent many years living on the streets and when his owner finally found housing and a job, Dart could not cope with being left alone. So this lad needs a family who is at home a lot. He is big for his breed, wonderful on or off the lead and good with female dogs, cats and children, but not male dogs. Dart can leave under our senior dog scheme; €80 for beautiful boy who is castrated, vaccinated and microchipped!

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  • Loves female dogs, cats and children
  • Walks well on and off lead
  • Needs a loving family at home during the day

Aneth|PP122

AnethFemale, Mature, Medium

Aneth is a complicated dog and will be difficult to home, but that does not mean we should not try! Aneth is an anglo cross who has leischmaniasis, however it is well under control and she takes a tablet a day to keep the disease stabilised. That is not the major issue. This illness is usually enough to put people off, however despite this, Aneth has been adopted and brought back on two separate occasions for being a runner. And not just your average runner, either. Aneth will need a super-enclosed garden if she is to stay in one place. And she disappears on walks, too, so lead only for her. Not everyone’s ideal dog. However she is so adorable and affectionate that perhaps someone would be willing to give her a home. Aneth adores being outside, so if someone has an outside area in a well enclosed garden where she can sleep but have lots of cuddles too, that would probably be ideal. She was born in December 2009 and so although not the youngest of dogs, she is certainly one of the most active!
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  • Still full of energy
  • Will need an enclosed garden
  • Needs a loving family

Balou|P111

balouLarge, Mature, Male

Balou arrived at the end of the hunting season, which makes me wonder if his hunting days are over and his owner does not want to feed him all through summer until the hunt season starts again. Balou is a griffon type, who was born in June 2006 (he arrived already identified). If you like black and tan dogs with floppy ears, this could be your boy!

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  • Good with other dogs
  • Griffon type
  • Lovely floppy ears

 

 

 

 

 

Pato|P078

patoLarge, Mature, Male

Pato was adopted recently and brought back for no particular reason other than an apartment is not the right place for a dog of this size! Pato is a big dog, and despite his age (he was born in May 2004) he is very active. He is a fine looking boy, but he has a major problem. He HATES cars! My Bella will chase cars, but Pato will attack them, whether stationary or not. Not only that, he will bite through the tyres. Hmm. What sort of home would suit this dog? One with a garden in which no cars enter, for sure. And as for walking, it would have to be somewhere where no cars are likely to pass by, or he will lunge and probably take you with him. Not an easy dog to home! But he deserves his chance!

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  • Hates cars!!!
  • Needs a strong caring owner
  • Lovely looks