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. Adoption fee is 180 euros, 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.


January 20, 2020

ADOPTED !!!Ok, I’m going to need help here.  Regular Poorpaws friends know that Brittany Spaniels are my very favourite breed and here is a beauty, also an example of absolute stupidity. Olky is just two years old and his owner has had to go into hospital, unlikely to come out and if he does it will be to a retirement home.  WHO in their right sense gives a PUPPY to an elderly person ?!?!?!  For goodness sake don’t people THINK ?  Durrhh, young puppy, old person, who is likely to die first ?!?!  Leaving a young dog looking for a new home.  Olky is a lovely boy and will make a fantastic companion.  Please adopt him before I take him ……. and lose my partner.  Ok tough call, but ……. !


January 20, 2020

Have a thought for Cookie, 11 years old, lovely old boy whose world has been turned upside down.  His owner has been taken into a retirement home and, sadly no-one in his ‘lovely’ family ‘can’ take Cookie.  Cookie is chipped, vaccinated and neutered.  He is housetrained, affectionate and fine with other dogs and cats.  If you would like more information and have a space in your heart and by your hearth, please do get in touch.


January 20, 2020

I have a dog loving friend who was on holiday in Portugal last year and whilst she was there she did some dog walking for a refuge and  walked Olivia every day.  Sadly Olivia is still looking for a happy home and needs someone with time and patience to encourage this little lady to gain confidence in herself.  She is very timid  but loves to run, although has to be on a lead.  Olivia is less than three years old.  If you would like more information about Olivia please contact me.


January 13, 2020

Meet Lolli, a four year old English Sheepdog.  Lolli was on our site a month or so ago and although there were several enquiries, none of them came to anything and the owners decided to keep him.  However, this hasn’t worked and we are  now in great need of a new home for Lolli.  He is good with other dogs -though some others may be intimidated by his size – good with children but doesn’t need cats around.  His owners are sorry to put him up for adoption but Lolli likes and needs company and as they both work, Lolli goes walk about and complaints are made by the Marie.  He needs space and company, if you have that to offer plus lots of love then please get in touch and I’ll put you in touch with Lolli.


December 5, 2019


December 5, 2019

ADOPTED !!This is Fidgi an absolute pearl !  Apparantly she had been wondering around various villages before being brought to us.  Not identified and, more than likely, not sterilised.  She is reckoned to be just under two years old and I promise you if I could keep her I would.  She has a lot of Brittany Spaniel in her and is a small dog.  Very loving, she craves kindness and gives as much.  To my mind she is just adorable and anyone adopting her had better deserve her.  She does however have a bit of the gypsy in her soul, so would need a fenced in garden and walks on lead until she was sure of her forever home.


December 5, 2019


RESERVED – NOT !  Very sadly Luke’s prospect of a future home has fallen through, so he is still looking for that future happy home with a kind couple or single person.  He would make a fantastic undemanding companion.

Meet Luke, Lucky Luke, or in this case Not So Lucky Luke !  Luke was adopted from a refuge at 2 years old and has since been living very happily and peacefully with his owner.  Enter a job move abroad and Luke is now looking for a new home.  To be fair his owner wanted to take him and even bought a transport cage but sadly he could find no accommodation where Luke would be welcome, or even accepted.   Luke is a young nine years old and Poorpaws was his last hope.  The owner told us that everyone else he contacted advised him to get Luke pts.  Well that would have been sad as he is in good health and in fact he has come with enough funds to pay for future veterinary needs.  In my humble opinion he would be ideal for a middle aged retired couple who love a (slightly porky it must be said !) typical Lab, happy to share walks, no need for long hikes, and a fireside. 


September 6, 2019

My colleague Danielle is a very kind person who has had a load of kittens dumped on her.  They are very pretty as you can see.  If you can give a home to one – or two ! – call Danielle if you speak French on 0565219450 (she is in  Castelnau Montratier), or call me 0565245303 if you don’t.


August 14, 2019

Norton is a Big Boy !  18 months old and weighing in at 40 kilos he is a Beauceron/Labrador mix.  Norton will need plenty of space, preferably fenced in.  Definitely not suitable for ‘lotissment’ living.  He loves people, is not keen on other male dogs but ok with females.  At the moment Norton is in the Bordeaux area.  A great dog to have around is you want to dissuade unwanted callers who would be put off just by his size ! 


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