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The Puppies|All female

puppies2Medium, Puppy, Female

Shame on us. Before the SPA introduced a policy of obligatory sterilisation, we homed a dog called Shaina. This is the second litter she has had that we know of. And we are powerless to do anything at all. The last litter of pups was just handed out willy-nilly, as would the last four remaining pups of this litter of seven had our cruelty inspector not intervened. We can do nothing to help Shaina; her owner refuses to give her up, or even allow us to pay to have her sterilised. The best we can do is try to find good homes for the pups and hopes that eventually Shaina’s owner sees reason. These pups are eight weeks old and are likely to be small to medium in size. They are all female and are short haired. Unlike so many of our other pups, there is no room with foster families, so these pups are at the SPA. Luckily they are inside the cat house, so are in the warm.

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  • All young puppies
  • Please be aware of a puppy’s needs
  • Will  need lots of time for training

 

 

 

 

 

Busy|P060

busyMedium, Puppy, Female

Border collies are often found in French refuges. People underestimate the dog’s intelligence (or perhaps they over estimate their own) and simply do not have enough time to put into what are generally very active and bright dogs. Busy is one of heaven alone knows how many border or border cross puppies that have been brought in already so far this year. Perhaps the fashion for these dogs is dying, and perhaps it is time for all the clandestine breeders to stop. We all know, however, that as long as there is money to be made, the breeding will continue, as this type of breeder does not care what happens to the puppies. The fact that this girl arrived unidentified tells you all you need to know.

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  • Still a puppy
  • Active and intelligent
  • Needs lots of time for training

 

 

 

 

 

Indy|P061

indyMedium, Young, Male

When this dog arrived at the refuge I just couldn’t believe my eyes. I assumed he was an old dog and I secretly cursed his owner (this was a “planned abandon”) and I cursed her again when I found out that this dog is just two and a half years old. And the reason that he was abandoned? He ate the chickens in the garden. Just look at how thin this dog is! No wonder he ate the bloody chickens! Perhaps if his owners had fed him he wouldn’t have felt the need! I just find it shocking that someone would bring a dog to the SPA in this state. Fine, if you have found the door, but when you yourself are responsible for his condition. Some people just don’t deserve dogs! Indy is a yellow Labrador cross who was born in September 2012. He is not good with other dogs, but in any case he would not be sharing a kennel, as for now he needs to be able to enjoy his food in peace!

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  • Not good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely pet
  • Labrador cross

 

 

 

 

 

Biker|P058

bikerMedium, Young, Male

This beautiful pointer had been straying in a nearby village for 2 weeks before he was brought to the SPA. I wondered if he was a lost hunt dog, but as we know, a good hunt dog is usually reclaimed. Biker may be a hunt failure, which may mean that he would be far better suited to family than kennel life. I am not sure of Biker’s age as yet, but he is not an old dog. He would probably need an enclosed garden as he is likely to follow his nose, but treats smell good too, so having a scent hound does not necessarily doom you to having your dog on the lead all the time! Come and see this stunning boy and fall in love!

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  • Good with other dogs
  • Will make a lovely pet
  • Will need an enclosed garden

 

 

 

 

 

Pinto|P053

pintoMedium, Young, Male

Pinto used to be called Palmito and was adopted from us as a puppy. I remember him well; he was a fabulous dog, and obviously his adopters thought so too. But their lives have changed, and so has that of the poor dog, who has been brought back to the SPA as they no longer have time for him. I am really angry and disappointed, because this is just not fair on the dog. Moreover he is black, so it will be much harder to home him now he is no longer a cute pup. Pinto was born in October 2013 and is another lab cross. He is very thin, too, and I am sure that he will be better off at the SPA than where he has been; but how much happier would he be to have a loving home of his own? We will not let this boy down a second time!

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  • Good with other dogs
  • Nice and calm
  • Lab cross

 

 

 

 

 

Gaston|P048

gastonMedium, Mature, Male

Gaston is a lovely dog, he looks like a mini black Labrador and is really affectionate. When he arrived and his photo was put on Facebook, many people from Limoux told us that they had seen this dog wandering around looking lost. We are not sure, but we think he may have been abandoned deliberately as he had very bad teeth, with his molars sticking painfully into his gums. Poor boy, he must have been in agony. That has all been sorted out now, and this boy is ready for a new home. If you like black labs but don’t have enough room for a full size one, Gaston is the boy for you! He was born in January 2008, so is nice and calm too!

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  • Good with other dogs
  • Nice and calm
  • Small size lab type

 

 

 

 

 

Clooney|P046

clooneyMedium, Mature, Male

Oh, Clooney! According to our Facebook followers, this dog has been straying along with his recently adopted pal George for several weeks. Is he happy to be at the SPA or was he better off before? Who knows. Would he swap his freedom for the vet treatment and regular food he gets with us? He is very affectionate and is desperate for cuddles; no wild dog, this, just a dog who was left to roam maybe while his owners were at work. But there is no sign of them coming to get him, so ten days on and Clooney is up for adoption. He is a Brittany spaniel who was born in January 2008. And what a lovely boy he is!

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  • Good with other dogs
  • Affectionate
  • Loves a cuddle

 

 

 

 

 

Karla|P041

karlaMedium, Young, Female

No sooner does Karlie get adopted than we have the arrival of what appears to be her twin, minus the blue eyes. Karla is a border collie cross who was born in February 2013. Like Karlie, her replacement is slightly coarse-haired, perhaps there is a touch of griffon in there, who knows? But in any case, Karla is a stunning dog. She went straight in to share her kennel with another of our dogs and is settling in well. However we would like her to find a home before she spends too long with us; border collies do not like the enforced lack of activity of life at a refuge. She would like a family with lots of time to play with her and she would be fine with another dog!


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  • Good with other dogs
  • Stunning looks
  • Needs an active family

 

 

 

 

 

Charlot|P025

charlotMedium, Young, Male

Charlot is a setter spaniel cross who was born in January 2013, meaning he was just 2 years old when he came to the SPA. He is a lovely boy who is very playful and friendly. At the moment he is alone in his kennel, but we are very confident that he will share just fine. As many of you know, black dogs have trouble finding a home, but we are hoping that Charlot’s white markings will save him from being written off as one of the unwanted mass of black dogs who arrive in refuges every year.


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  • Good with other dogs
  • Playful and friendly
  • Lovely family pet

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchum|P021

mitchumMedium, Mature, Male

Mitchum has just turned eight years old, which is by no means old, but he already needs some work doing, which is maybe why he was dumped. His teeth are in a terrible state, extremely dirty and yellowed to such an extent that he has gum disease. Of course the SPA will get this dealt with and will make the most of the anaesthetic and get him castrated at the same time. After this he will be good as new! Mitchum looks like a wire haired beagle and is a gentle dog who will be a lot livelier when he is not in constant pain due to manky teeth!

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  • Good with other dogs
  • Lovely family pet