Dog Adoption France – PoorPaws


On Sunday 20th July my great mate and staunch dog protection supporter, Gaynor, will be cyling a stage of the TOUR  DE FRANCE  in aid of Poorpaws and our sister refuge La Mere aux Betes.  This is no easy peasy cycle ride, this is  148 kilometres,  yes, you read that right 148 kilometres (!) up and down mountains that I wouldn’t even get in a lift to go up – we are talking 3,600 metres of climb, makes my legs go to jelly just to think of it.  Here is the link to the website so you can visit and get a real idea of what Gaynor will be undertaking and all for dogs in need. .  Please, please visit the site and if you are, like me, in complete awe and want to help, just click on the donate button and follow instructions.  Soooooo easy and I promise you on the life of St. Cadbury that every single cent goes to the cause, no administration costs at all.  


Situated in the South west Lot region of France, we are not a refuge but try to home some of the many abandoned and unwanted dogs in the area – and sometimes beyond. The dogs we take in live en famille with us here and in good size secure parks. Although we started only taking a couple of dogs, we can now have up to 15 at any one time. The majority of these will never find new homes due to old age or behaviour peculiarities but we usually have a good selection of ” adoptables” and if we don’t have what you are looking for, we will pull out all the stops to find the right dog for you.

Everything we do is on a purely voluntary basis. We receive no official financial aid. I have several little jobs to raise funds and my partner is (still!) building our house. Our feed and vets bills are considerable, each dog where possible being vaccinated and neutered before leaving Poorpaws.

So, please, if you are looking to adopt a dog or a cat, give a Poorpaws a chance, the buzz you will get from giving a previously unhappy dog a good home is tremendous and you will have a good and faithful friend.

Please contact us on 00 (33) 565 24 53 03 (please leave a message) or email us to see what is available and give a ‘poorpaws’ a chance of happiness.

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