Below you will find details of the dogs we have for adoption. These are mainly with Danielle at La Mere aux Betes in Castelnau Montratier, but contact me for more details. Dogs will be chipped, vaccinated, wormed and had flea treatment before adoption and if the dog is not sterilised we can get this done for you at a more reasonable price.

If you do not see a dog who appeals to you, get in touch anyway as we have new dogs coming in regularly and they may not yet be on the website. I can also direct you to other associations who may have just what you want.

August 11, 2020

HELIAHelia is a dear little seven year old ShitZu who has been used for breeding and now looking for a happy home.  Although breeders are not my favourite people (!) I have to say that Helia did not come from a bastard breeder and has not known any bad treatment. 


August 11, 2020

These three little bundles of fun were brought to us by a very kind couple who saved them from a very uncertain future and drove three hours to bring them to safety.  They are Border Colley/Setter plus, we think a bit of terrier in there somewhere.  They are just two months old, will be chipped, vaccinated and a get little bit of education before leaving us, but we expect them to go quickly so don’t delay if you are interested.  Rocky is the black one (with a white flash on the chest),  the other two are Rosie, female, black and white and Romeo, brown and white.


August 7, 2020


Pepite (on the left) and Perle Noir are two sisters who were found wandering and the owners have never been found.  They are about 11 months old.  Spaniel mixes, they are in need of, and receiving, a little more education and will make great family dogs.  Not yet cat tested, they can been adopted separately.


August 7, 2020

Fabulous Romy is 6 months old and is a Braque/Spaniel mix (two great breeds).  If you like truffles and fancy finding your own, Robin would be ideal !  Either way, she will make a great pal.  Romy has been sterilised, as you can see from the scar on her side, which will soon ‘grow over’.


August 7, 2020

If I ever get my hands on Robin’s previous owner I will happily tie him to a tree deep in the forest and forget him.  Robin came to us with ‘holes’ in his neck where he had been chained so tight that the hook had disappeared into his neck.  He is a Pointer mix, just 6 months old and is a fabulous chap.  He is great with other dogs and when a family came to see another dog recently, Robin went meekly towards the little girl and just looked adoringly at her whilst she stroked him.  Slightly timid of adults, understandably, Robin doesn’t take long to trust again.  Aren’t dogs just amazing ?


August 7, 2020

Gorgeous, gorgeous Brittany Spaniel Jozy, 7 year old, sadly lost her owner.  She really is a lovely girl, walks nicely on lead and would make a great companion to anyone.  Regulars will know that Brittanys are my favourite breed, such good natures and easy to train.  Jozy is a lovely ‘red’ and white colour.


July 8, 2020

One of the effects of the recent confinement was that people were, in some instances, unable to get their cat sterilised.  This was the case with a friend of mine, resulting in the above cuties.  They did however, provide unusual home schooling for my friend’s young daughter who loved watching the growth and development of the kittens.  These beauties are eight weeks old, ‘potty’ trained, socialised and used to being handled.  If you would like one, contact me and I will put you in touch with the owner.


June 12, 2020

This gorgeous boy is Pheobus a seven month Bitsa (bits a this and bits a that !) – aren’t they just the best ?!  A very affectionate boy who bears no grudges for having been left by the dustbins.  Plenty of energy Pheobus will need a fenced in garden or an isolated position.  Learning quickly and in need of a little more education.  Can be neutered at the association’s special tarif if required.


May 31, 2020

Well this is a first for Poorpaws, a seven month Asian Pig saved from totally unsuitable conditions.  Ideal for an animalerie /viewing farm or someone with a good size enclosure and shelter from the elements.  Very friendly and happy to follow you around.  Has a kitten as a best friend.


December 5, 2019


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