SUE (SPRINGER SPANIEL/LABRADOR MIX FEMALE - 6 1/2 YEARS)

SUE - SPRINGER SPANIEL/LABRADOR MIX FEMALE (6 1/2 YEARS)

Sue is an affectionate and biddable girl.  Super friendly, loves attention and belly rubs.  She is not fond of other dogs so will need to be the only pet in her new home.  Sue is a bit weight so will need lots of exercise & playtime to get her slimmed down to her ideal weight.  Sue is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go to her new home.  Since her arrival, she has made no attempt to dig her way out!  Please read below further details about her:

Sue's previous owner has had her since she was a pup and also has her brother, who never attempts to get out.  A secure area was provided, 2 types of Pet Safe fences were purchased, but have proven unsuccessful in his attempts to keep her safe.  She would dig under his fencing, he would secure it again, but she would continue to find a way to tunnel under.  Alan lives near a very busy road and he was so concerned about her safety, thus he was compelled to contact us.   Sue needs to be a house-living pet and will need lots of exercise -- a long daily walk or two!  A large 5' walled garden/area would perfect.  She was provided with long walks and does come back eventually on recall.  Below is Alan's write-up about Sue. 

"Sue is 6 ½ years old and is a Springer/Labrador. She is very lively and is an escape artist! Any new home will need a secure area where she can be kept, like a robust fence or even a wall as she likes to try to get out. She can jump quite high so any fence or wall will need to be at least 5 foot in height. She has loads of energy and loves to chase leaves during a windy day! She is microchipped and has had her vaccinations. She is house trained but on occasion still jumps up on things. She likes to bark too and can be aggressive towards other dogs who are invading her patch! She loves to be rubbed and gives plenty of licks.  

GRACIE (FOXHOUND FEMALE - APPROX. 8-10 YEARS)

GRACIE - FOXHOUND FEMALE (APPROX. 8-10 YEARS)

GRACIE UPDATE:  GRACIE RECENTLY UNDERWENT SURGERY FOR PYOMETRA & IS DOING GREAT.  THE VETS PROVIDED HER WITH A POST SPAY SURGERY COAT.  SHE WAS DELIGHTED NOT HAVING TO WEAR THE CONE!!  GRACIE ENJOYS FOLLOWING US ABOUT WHILE WE DO OUR CHORES.  SHE IS IN FINE FORM AND IS A REAL SWEETHEART.  SHE HAS GAINED WEIGHT AND IS TRULY ENJOYING HER LIFE WITH US.  SHE RECENTLY HAS CHASED A TOY, BUT FOOD IS HER MOTIVATION!  GRACIE IS WANTING FOR A SPECIAL PERSON(S) WHO HAS COMPASSION FOR A DOG THAT HAS NOT HAD A GREAT LIFE & WANTS NOTHING MORE THAN TO HANG OUT WITH YOU, REST IN A COMFY BED INSIDE, AND A SECURE GARDEN/YARD TO RELAX/SLEEP DURING THE DAY.  SHE WILL BE NO BOTHER AND SO EASY TO CARE FOR!  IN RETURN YOU WILL KNOW YOU HAVE GIVEN HER A WONDERFUL RETIREMENT LIFE.  TO SEE HER TAIL WAGGING & BEING TRANSFORMED TO A HAPPY SOUL IS JOYFUL TO US!  GRACIE DOES LIKE TO HOWL AT TIMES, IT IS A HOUND THING!!

This is one special girl to us!  She came into our care as a stray in a very bad state -- so thin with long existing sores on her rear and legs.  She was microchipped and registered to the IKC via a Hunt Club that had disbanded 2 years ago and there were no further details as to where she was sent or sold to.  She was not reclaimed and has been enjoying her new life of comfort and care.  We have watched her transformed from a low in spirit dog, to a happy and playful girl!  Gracie is one of those special dogs that we are so thrilled to witness such a broken down dog changed to a happy soul -- gaining weight and so enjoying our attention.  Being at the shelter is such a blessing for her -- she is a true joy!  She is driven by food -- so it has been so easy for us to train to her come and follow us!  She is great with other dogs and is in need of special home that can provide a large enclosure for her to run about and play & then welcome her to relax on a comfy bed near the sofa and fire!  Her spirit and personality will win you over when you meet her. 

ROCKY (COLLIE MALE - APPROX. 2 - 2 1/2 YEARS)

ROCKY - COLLIE MALE (APPROX. 2 - 2 1/2 YEARS)

ROCKY UPDATE:  OUR SPECIAL FELLA HAS BEEN WITH US FOR OVER A YEAR AND WE ARE VERY FOND OF HIM AND HIS SPECIAL WAYS.  SO SMART AND ALERT, HE WATCHES THE CATS IN THE YARD AND ALERTS US TO THEM AND ALSO BARKS WHEN FARM MACHINERY IS IN THE VICINITY.  A BUSY BOY WHO IS DISTRACTED BY HIS PLAYMATES, MAVERICK & TURNER.  HE ADORES HAVING HIS BUDDIES TO ROUGH HOUSE & PLAY WITH (TUGGING AT NECKS, TOYS, CHASING AROUND -- A DOG THING).  ROCKY NEEDS A HOME WITH ANOTHER SUITABLE DOG WITH SIMILAR TRAITS.  HE IS CLEAN IS HIS KENNEL AND WOULD LIKE A RURAL AND QUIET ENVIRONMENT WITH NO CATS!!  ROCKY IS VERY SMART AND NEEDS ENTICEMENT TO CORAL HIM IN AT TIMES, BUT WITH ROUTINE AND PATIENCE THIS WILL BE DOABLE, ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND HIS WAYS.   

Handsome Rocky came into our care as a stray -- he was extremely timid upon arrival (as is apparent from these photos).  Rocky is coming along nicely and is getting used to attention and his initial fear of people.  Rocky loves his walks and has transformed from the dog who came into the shelter in April.  He loves playtime and running around with his toys and enjoys being brushed and bathed. He has learned to walk well on the lead and is a smart and responsive fella.  His new adopter may need to come to the shelter a few times to meet and walk him, but when you gain his trust he will be your best buddy and devoted companion.

To learn more about Rocky, give us a ring on 047-70512 or 00353-4770512 (NI). Better yet, come meet him in person!  We require all potential adopters complete our Adoption Application which is on our website under (Re-Homing Info.) and send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . or you can fill out our form at the shelter when you come to meet Rocky.   

RE-HOMING REQUIREMENTS

The MSPCA requires that all dogs/pups (regardless of size) are house-living pets (meaning they are living and sleeping in the house!) Also, all adopters must have a secure garden/yard to prevent the dog from straying or roaming. Our adoption fee is €120 / £120 to cover vaccinations, spay/neuter and treatment for fleas and worms. If you are interested in adopting any of our rescue dogs, please fill out our Adoption Application (listed under Re-Homing Info on our website). Thanks!