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This is a dog rehoming site in the Lot
This is a dog rehoming site at Rodez
After seeing an appeal for a home for a handsome dog named Diego but not wanting a dog full-time we decided to foster a dog that the refuge was having trouble rehoming for one reason or another.
Our first foster dog was Fripon, a 2 year old cross border collie. He was full of life but in the refuge barked and barked and this seemed to put people off adopting him. After a short walk with him at the refuge we could see his potential and decided he would be our first challenge.
He turned out to be an amazing animal, full of life, intelligent, obedient and eager to please. He loved his walks and after being locked up for so long revelled in running free. Oddly he seldom barked when he was with us.
It was not long before friends saw him when out walking and fell for him straight away. He has made a huge and positive difference to their lives and they have told us that this last summer with the dog and the grandchildren has been ‘magical’.
After a short break we took on the challenge of Dina, a cross Brittany Spaniel found wandering in a village, probably an abandoned hunting dog. She had serious issues when it came to trusting any human. When we first brought her home she would not enter the house of her own accord and had to be brought in on the lead. We assume she had been an outdoor dog. She did not want any affection when she first arrived but gradually realised that a bit of a stroke was not so bad.
Once again a friend saw her when we took her to a BBQ and despite already having 2 dogs felt very drawn to Dina from the moment she met her. After consulting with her husband they decided to adopt her and have never regretted the decision. She describes her as a ‘darling dog’ that has fitted in very well and has brought great comfort and friendship to her elderly mother-in-law.
Our third dog has been the most challenging; again she came with the usual issues of trust but also with a fear of people that caused her to tremble from head to toe when approached by anyone she did not know.
We think she is a cross Braque St. Germaine, a pointer used since the time of Louis XV and I am sure I saw a picture of one of her ancestors at Fontainebleau.
Pimousse entered the refuge at Cahors when she was just 1 year old and spent the next 3 years there. She became more timid as time went by and when a prospective owner came to see her she would tremble and cower in the corner. Many people saw this as a major problem and chose another dog.
Once again the dog she is now is a long way from the dog we collected from the refuge. She is affectionate without being demanding, adores her walks and running free. She has no food aggression and gets on well with other dogs. Her temperament is calm and quite (she can sneak up on you without a sound). She gets more confident by the day as we expose her to different people and situations and if her new family can continue with this it will not be long before she is whole again.
She is still timid and that is why finding the right home for her is very important. We have taken care of her for 6 months now and we are keen to find her forever home. She needs patience and a calm environment, two good walks each day and a soft bed to sleep in. You will need to have an enclosed outdoor space for her, it does not have to be big if she gets her walks each day. If you are able to give her this you will be rewarded with a truly loyal and affectionate friend.
If you are interested in meeting her we are happy to offer you lunch and a good walk. You can see her details, photos and videos on www.refugecaninlotois.wordpress.com (in March she will be ‘Dog of the Month) or you can email us if you want more details at email@example.com