Diva, female English setter, 9.5 years old

This is Diva, a female English Setter with a lovely temperament and still very active for a 9 ½ year old dog. She is microchipped and has her own pet passport and is sterilised.

Her owner died mid-November 2017 after a long illness at home and we are now caring for Diva until she finds a forever home. She definitely loves company; her tail never stops moving when she is interacting with humans and she gets on well with our dog (a male red setter X). She has also had meetings with the cat (who isn’t afraid of her).

During the day, she is fun to be with and likes to play although she sometimes gets over excited (as setters tend to do) and she is getting used to the enjoyment of having her coat brushed. She enjoys her walks very much and loves to run around but needs a secure space or she tends to go exploring and chasing anything that moves.

She is starting to be a bit more obedient and will sit, walk to heel (almost) but does not have much recall at the moment. She was fine in the car going to the vets (about 25 minute drive). As her owner was ill, she tends to bark to grab your attention if a car or people arrive near the house and also if the phone rings. We don’t know how she is with children. She happily settles down in the evening in front of the fire but night time is when she feels her loss and needs reassurance that someone is there for her.

Microchip number: 250269608009181
Contact details: phone 0549 875237, Email ae_clark@ymail.com
Location: Genouillé, nr Civray (86)

Tim, male, Beauceron, approx. 7 yrs old

Approx 7years old

Chip No : 250 268 600 038 711
Date of reading : 02/02/15

Had Novibac Rabies vaccination, valid until 05 – 2019

Tim is a very laid back dog, so much so that he could spend most of the day laid on the rug! He has to be pushed into going on a walk and will do so just to humour you.
He is good off a lead but only in rural countryside as he has the Beauceron instinct to be extremely protective. He would never attack anybody but does run forward barking to ward them off, he wants to make sure you’re not in any danger!
He loves cuddles and is fine with other dogs and cats and has lived with both.

Contact Louise Elsom
0555 09 32 18
5 allee de latterie, Latterie, 87310,Saint Laurent sur gorre

Guizmo, male, approx. 7 yrs old – Catalan sheepdog X

Catalan sheepdog x
Approx 7 years old
Chip no : 289 269 604 559 827
Date of reading :03/02/2015

Had Novibac Rabies vaccination, valid until 05 – 2019

Guizmo is an extremely loyal dog, great with other dogs and cats, has lived with both.
He can be nervy when he first meets new people but soon settles. As with most dogs with any sheepdog in them, he’s never happier than when he’s chasing a stick or ball. In fact, he could do this most of the day! He is brilliant off the lead and even if he goes off investigating in the surrounding woods, he always returns within 2minutes, just to check that you haven’t left him! He loves a cuddle in the evening and loves sleeping at the foot of the bed in his bed.

Contact Louise Elsom on 0555 09 32 18
5 allee de latterie, Latterie, 87310,Saint Laurent sur gorre

Denver, male Beauceron, 6 years old – handsome chap!

Chipped, vaccinated and castrated. Not good with cats. An absolute favourite at the refuge because he is such a love.

He will need company because he has not lived alone for a very long time, he would learn but you could not just take him home and go to work the next day and leave him. He is a people dog. Educated and obedient.

Interested? Contact Saintes SPA or talk to Kate Potter on Facebook or email katepotter47@hotmail.com

Monzon, male, 5 yr old, Retriever/Dalmatian/dogue – it started with a kiss

MONZON is a stunning 5yr old mix of Retriever/Dalmatian/Dogue who was abandoned following a family breakup. He has been with us for a while in kennels and is a firm favourite with our volunteer walkers as he’s so easy to walk and is a big softie and he’s well up for kissy face.

MONZON spent a short period of time with a foster family, during which time he behaved impeccably. He was fantastic with the children, obedient, affectionate, calm, good in the house and in the car. His one fault seems to be that he’s over excitable around other animals. His ideal home will be with owners used to big dogs, a large garden with high, secure fencing away from the temptation of other animals. He is OK when he meets other dogs on walks, but needs to be an only pet for the reasons mentioned above.

MONZON has been neutered, micro-chipped, fully vaccinated including rabies so he has a full passport, and has been treated for worms, fleas and ticks. An adoption fee of €150 will be asked for to help towards his medical costs. If you would like more information on MONZON, then please contact us on 09 77 48 71 43 or at OrfeeInEnglish3@gmail.com.

Dogs and Pups needing urgent foster/adoption at Galia Association – can you help?

Urgent need for foster care or adoption!
Currently, several dogs are in the Pound with who we have conventions and risk euthanasia if we cannot release kennels at the refuge or find foster families for them (or better, adopters).
It is not possible to know their agreements, all the information we have will be put here and is as current as possible
There are:
A female x black griffon
A Female Puppy Black Labrador about 5 months, nice, close to human , OK females.
An elderly female spaniel, nice, close to man and OK females.
A female x Labrador? Brown and white
A male x GSD
A little black dog with half-long hair
Forms to be completed:
To be a foster home: http://www.association-galia.fr/questionnaire-fa/
To Adopt: http://www.association-galia.fr/demande-dadoption/

Voyou, male, 5 year old, Poodle X – cuteness on legs

My name is Voyou. I am a 5 year old and very handsome poodle cross, about the size of a spaniel really, maybe slightly longer legs.

I have had a hair cut and I feel pretty cool but here is a photo of me with my curls in case you prefer the look. I’m a nice boy, gentle, friendly with the other dogs and like a cuddle and a play. Not sure how I ended up here but I’m doing my best to keep my chin up until my new family come and get me.

Voyou is currently residing at Saintes SPA Dept 17, for further information please email Kate Potter on katepotter47@hotmail.com

Miel, male, 3 years old, Shepherd X – adopted

Miel : Shepherd cross
Born : 10/10/2013
Arrived from the Hell Hole of Romania May 2016

A very gentle fellow, kennel mate to Clare, he is just adorable, easy to walk, excellent recall and usually clean in his kennel, no problem with other dogs, no mischief with food. We really do not know why he is still with us.

Miel says “I think about the life that I can have one day, I can imagine what it feels like to be happy, some of my peers are talking about this feeling so I’m thinking, I guess in my 3 years on this earth I have not yet had a moment where I could say I’m happy, the people of the refuge love and cuddle me but I can only imagine what it would be like to have my own family.”

Miel is currently with Galia Association at Fontenay le Comte, Southern Vendee, dept. 85.

Miel is sterilised, microchipped and all vaccinations are up to date. He has been treated for worms, tics and fleas and a donation of 190€ is requested.

If you’re interested in adopting Miel or would like some more information please contact Sue Hetherington on 0251 876 899 (English speaking) or email: pitway@live.com

For French speakers email assogalia85@gmail.com orhttp://www.association-galia.fr/demande-dadoption/

Lilas, female, Anglo Hound, 3 years old – loves a snuggle on the sofa

Lilas : Anglo Hound
Born : 21/08/2013
Arrived at the refuge December 2015

Lilas is a lovely dog, very cuddly and pot of glue that deserves to find a home full of love.

She is a gentle dog, gets along with other dogs and does not mind goats and is OK with children but like many hounds they have a tendency to chase cats and shows too much interest in chickens.

She will need daily walks and an enclosed garden. Hounds make great family dogs and once they find the sofa they are truly happy.

Lilas spent a small time in foster and was found to be clean and calm in the house, she was happy to snuggle up with the other dogs and OK during the night.

She does not pull on her lead and loves walks.

Lilas needs a family that are with her constantly, she can be destructive if left on her own.

Lilas is currently with Galia Association at Fontenay le Comte, Southern Vendee, dept. 85.

Lilas is sterilised, microchipped and all vaccinations are up to date. She has been treated for worms, tics and fleas and a donation of 240€ is requested.

If you’re interested in adopting Lilas or would like some more information please contact Sue Hetherington on 0251 876 899 (English speaking) or email: pitway@live.com

For French speakers email assogalia85@gmail.com orhttp://www.association-galia.fr/demande-dadoption/

Hagrid – 6 year old Malinois/GSD x in Mornac SPA

DOB: 01/10/10
Arrival: 09/04/15

Hagrid is a six-year-old smarty-pants GSD x Malinois and boy does he have brains. He is ready to work and keen to build up a relationship with his owners. Hagrid absolutely must go to owners who have experience of shepherds and know that they need clear boundaries and good leadership as Hagrid finds it child’s play to get one up if he’s not given guidelines. When he has them, he is a dreamboat. A calm, non-punitive home is essential: Hagrid responds to anger and roughness with delight, feeding off all that energy. What helps him most manage his exuberance is having plenty to occupy that smart, smart brain. He loves chews, is happy to pass the afternoon with a bone, adores obedience training, excels at tracking and scent work and enjoys the odd game of Spinkles. He has no objection to spending a lot of the day outside and I have rarely heard him bark. A secure garden that he can make the most of would be perfect. If he has a warm place to sleep, even better. 

He also has plenty of energy as well as being really intelligent. He is confident and playful, would appreciate one-to-one training and is quick to tell you that you aren’t going quickly enough for him in training sessions. He would direct you if he could! Like many shepherds, he is a great guard dog where other dogs are concerned. He is loyal and takes his time to reward you with his attention. He would be absolutely wasted on a home that just wants a pet. Hagrid needs a job to do and he is keen to do it. His natural intelligence is an absolute gift for anyone who wants a superstar at the end of a training session, but if you do not have the time to dedicate to Hagrid, he is going to be a handful.

As a cross-breed, he is in good health – other than an infection that he has been struggling to shift. Hagrid has had giardia, an infection which can be very hard to shift in a refuge but is quick to clear up under treatment in a home. Hagrid is okay with female dogs on a case by case basis and would need to be tested with them before you commit. He is hands down my favourite dog at the shelter, but he has a hard mouth, so a family with young children is not recommended.

Hagrid finds the refuge very over-stimulating and would appreciate a home with owners who understand the calm energy he needs.

If you are interested in adopting Hagrid, please contact:

Refuge de l’Angoumois
Les Mesniers
16600 Mornac

05 45 65 76 99

The refuge is open from 1.30-5.30 Monday-Saturday during the winter and 1.30-6pm during the summer.

Alternatively, you can also contact Emma at emmalee4hope@gmail.com