Below you will find listed the dogs we have looking for their forever homes. If there is not one there who tugs at your heartstrings then please do get in touch as we are getting new dogs nearly every day (honestly !) and not all make it to press before being homed. Our adoption fee is 160 euros which includes vaccination and chip. If the dog is old enough to be sterilised/neutered, we can arrange for this to be done at a special price.

At Poorpaws we want any dog to be adopted from anywhere so please do consult the following websites to check out other needy souls. La Mere aux Betes (our sister refuge), Refuge Canin Lotois (in Cahors), Dog-Links ( a website connecting dogs with new owners on line) and Les Oublies de Saint Beart (Castelsarrassin, Tarn et Garonne).

Another refuge with many dogs to home is La Ferme des Rescapés in Cassagne, Lot. Please do have a look at their websiteé The association cannot reply to emails so to contact them please call 0565366485 / 0604418045 and be sure you say you come from Susan at Poorpaws.

December 7, 2018




November 9, 2018

Anyone who has visited this website more than once will know that my great love is for Brittany Spaniels and here we have a beauty.  At the moment in foster care, Vagabond has proved to be an absolute smasher of a dog.  Affectionate, obedient and would make a great companion dog.  Under the care of the refuge at Cahors we cannot understand why he has not been snapped up.  Looking for an all round star ?  Vagabond is for you.


November 9, 2018

It breaks my heart that little Petit Bout is still waiting for that lovely home, he is such a sweetie with a lovely nature.  Ok so he is not going to win any beauty contests but hey he still deserves love.  At seven years old he would be ideal for anyone of retirement age who is looking for an easy companion.  Wouldn’t it be great to get him ‘in out of the cold’ before Winter sets in ?


November 9, 2018

This little lady is called Fanny and is an absolute delight.  A Pinscher mix she would be ideal for any couple who want a small dog that can be taken anywhere and everywhere.  Her owner has died so she finds herself without the comfy fireside she once had.  Fanny is just two and a half years old and is chipped, vaccinated and sterilised  ready to go !


November 2, 2018

Orion, a gorgeous Border Colley of just over six months old in the unusual light colour.  No need to remind you that Borders are very intelligent and will get very bored unless they have plenty of exercise mentally and physically.


October 2, 2018

5/11/18  GREAT  NEWS !  Obaby has gone on trial to a new home and first reports is that she is the most easy well behaved dog, difficult to believe she is only five months old.  We’re keeping everything crossed that this is the home for her !

Obaby, should have been christened Wow Baby !  A truly delightful little (little ? I mean big !) female pup who, at just four months is already weighing in at 16.7 kilos !  Yep, she’s going to be a big girl.  Daddy is a Newfoundland and Mum is a shepherd mix.  I know there are those of you out there who love big dogs and they don’t come along very often, so don’t hesitate.  Obaby is here at Poorpaws and is proving to be a really gentle, affectionate young lady.  Fine with other dogs and cats and good as gold inside and out.


February 22, 2018

Little Toby, what a cutie !  I’m shooting myself in the foot here but I met this little lad at the Refuge Canin Lotois in Cahors last week and fell in love !  It is now my mission in life to find him a home.  He arrived at the refuge a very frightened little bunny and would cower when approached but thanks to the great work of the people at the refuge, is now a friendly little chap.  About the size of a whippet but a tad more flesh Toby runs with a sort of Bambi like hop.  He is around two years old and just adorable.  The refuge say not for a family with very young children and I’m thinking this is because he ‘mouths’ which is totally not the same thing as nipping or biting.  Please, please go and see him !

Help Figeac Refuge too

February 16, 2017

I have been asked to put out a plea for help for the refuge at Figeac.  They are in great need of dog walkers.  There are over 100 dogs there and not enough walkers / adopters.  Poorpaws adopted a poor dog from there many years ago who went in as a pup and had still not been adopted TWELVE YEARS later.  I just wanted her to know freedom and sleeping on grass in the shade of a tree for her final years and this she did.  For details please go to – 563586680502236/

or contact San Barto at

Thank you


June 21, 2013


My friend Rowan who is the President of the SPA at Carcassonne, received this ‘letter’ from a lovely lady who had recently lost a much loved dog who had been rescued from the refuge.  Many people say to me when their dog dies, that they could never have another as they cannot stand the pain when the dog goes.  Read this Last Will from a dying dog and once you have put the tissues away, open your heart and home to a rescue dog.lastwill

October 26, 2011