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.


August 30, 2017

Jip and Jenneke desperately need new homes.  Not their fault, yet more divorce casualties.  Three years old, sociable, chipped and vaccinated.  Jenneke has been sterilised but Jip is still ‘intact’.  Neutering would be advisable !


August 18, 2017

Meet DINO !  A fabulous Beauceron mix of two and a half years old.  Dino is chipped and neutered and is FULL  OF  BEANS !!  A lovely friendly boy who needs a large enclosed garden and lots of exercise.  He is a very gentle, affectionate  dog who needs to be where chickens and small farm animals are not !  Dino is in the Tarn et Garonne.


July 6, 2017

No I know these are not dogs but a good friend has made a plea for help.  Is there anyone out there who could give a good home to one – or even both ! – of these little cuties.  Mama cat is the grey one, just one year old and now sterilised, and the adorable bundle of ginger fluff is ten weeks old. Even outside care and shelter as barn cats would be appreciated. PLEEEEEEEASE !


May 28, 2017

Hallo there !  Not a great photo but it is difficult as I’m always smiling or laughing !  I’m Toby,  a mix of Spaniels and I am FUN !!  I’m only six months old and at the moment am learning to be a Very Good Boy here at Danielle’s.  I love playing with other dogs and I love country walks with my nose to the ground – you could even get me to hunt truffles !!  I look totally black in this photo but in fact I have some very attractive chestnut colouring also.


March 21, 2017

30/08/17  Well, what do you know ?  Old gentleman recovered well, called to see if Egan was still available and I took him  up to Limoges last week.  All going superbly well.  Brilliant for this lovely gentle dog.

31/07/17  Update:  Poor Egan has had a great disappointment.  He was all set to go to a lovely elderly gentleman up in the Vienne when the man was taken ill so everything has had to be cancelled.  I can’t tell you how choked I am about this – and of course, sorry for the poor man.  So is there another kind soul out there who could turn Egan’s sadness in to joy ?

“Please don’t talk about me one eye’s gone” !!  Poor Egan here was attacked by another dog and as a result had to have one eye removed.  His owner has decided that for his safety he would like him to go to a new home as it  would be easier to home Egan rather than the aggressive dog.  Egan is about seven years old, is neutered, a gentle soul who is used to living  outside (though he says he doesn’t mind trying indoors too !)

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