A plea right from the bottom of my heart for somebody willing to save this little one.
Olaf is only 7 months old, a baby, over excited, totally untrained and full and brimming over with the need to run and play and be a puppy. Instead he is behind bars. He is all bones and legs and he is at risk of being put in the Grand Commune because just getting a harness on him is like wrestling a polar bear but once out he walks beautifully.
He automatically sits for a treat. He would learn quickly. If he was little and fluffy everyone would be saying how cute he is and laugh as he wrestled you for the lead or nipped your bum when you bend over or nibbled on your fingers as you try to fasten clips. Instead he is viewed as being a problem.
If you are reading this and you know you can take this baby, teach him his manners and let him live his life PLEASE contact Kate Potter. He is lovely. He is just young. Look at those eyes, you can see the ‘ready to go’ joy in them even on this photo. Thank you. Please share Olaf. He needs all the chances he can get and he needs them as soon as possible.
Olaf is currently at Saintes SPA, dept. 17.
If you can help Olaf have a good start please contact Kate Potter on
OK male and female dogs : not OK cats!
Date of Birth: 10-03-2010
Big teddy bear Novak has certainly got a story to tell. Firstly, he was stuck in a Romanian hellhole for many years. His “master” thought that he was an unlucky dog to have around his flock so he threatened to hang him!
The Mitzuka association saved him and he was handed over to Galia. Then, a year last September, at 6 years old, he arrived in France. He’d already had such a hard time which could have given him behaviour problems. But no, he’s such a sweet, friendly dog. Unfortunately, having just arrived at Galia, a tumor was discovered. The vet said he must have suffered enormously for a long time. During the very painful auscultation, he didn’t flinch (his eyes rolling upwards with the pain), the vets could not get over his courage and his kindness. What sort of life has this poor little lad had to be so tolerant of suffering?
Now, Novak has been operated on, cared for and is now in great form! He gets along very well with his companions. He is very calm and obedient. He’s also very easy to walk! He now needs and is more than deserving of a house and family full of love for him. He really is a special little dog and will make a wonderful companion. Novak is chipped, vaccinated and castrated.
Should you wish to make further enquiries or ask about adoption, please click on the link below. The form can be completed in French or English. For the English version, please click on the English flag within this link
or contact Sue Hetherington on Facebook through Galia Association.
Apollo : Super chap of 6 years, How can you not want to see this face everyday? A bundle of love and kisses
Three times he has been let down with false promises and is, at the moment in a temporary foster with many other dogs but he really needs his own family Association Galia has known him since he was 6 months old.
Apollo : Labrador cross
Born : 01-10-2010 Labrador-type
Black males often wait a long time before being adopted. Yes, black animals “are not liked much”. Apollo arrived at Galia Association at the age of 6 months, really not in a very good condition and in fact we were all scared for his life. But in the end he pulled through, he even found a family, with whom he has lived for 6 years. However, his family returned him because he nipped the young boy. He came back to the refuge in August.
Here is the list of the many qualities of Apollo: he is clean in house, he does no mischief during absences, he is very affectionate, kind, gentle and is close to the Humans, he knows the basic orders (sitting, lying), he has a good recall, he is OK females, OK male non dominant, OK cats (after a time of adaptation). As a precautionary measure, we will avoid young children in his next family. Give him his chance, okay, he is not perfect, but who is!
You can enquire or request and adoption on this link in English or French.
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.