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.


July 17, 2017

Dearest Iggy here is 13 years old and blind, what hope for him ?  He will clearly need a fenced in area where he feels safe and secure. This can be an outside area so long as he has good protection from the weather and a cosy bed.  He is at the SPA at Chameyrat in the Corrèze (19).  We are looking for a true warmhearted angel here.  There will be no adoption fee,  just a voluntary donation.


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 !


June 18, 2017

Nalou is a fabulous six month old male Border Colley.  Have to repeat myself here by pointing out that Borders need not only physical exercise but mental  stimulation too.  They need to be trained, they love training, not for them a walk a day then just wander around.  Teach them dog tricks, take them to ability training, but make sure they are occupied.

Here are just some of the dogs needing homes who are currently at La ferme des Rescapees in Cassagne, Lot.  If you are interested in any of them, please contact Verena on 0604418045 From the top:- Candy a 7 year old poodle, affectionate and timid.

Ruby a 4 year old Labrit in need of lots of love and security. Pawney a 4 year old Labrit. 

Rufus a 2 year old terrier mix.

Sky a 9 year old Labrit.

2 Bouldogue Français male mix pups, ready to go 15th June

and finally a nine month old ‘Goodnessknowswhat’ who is fine with children dogs and cats.

For all further information, please call Verena as above, NOT Poorpaws.  Thank you.


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.


May 15, 2017

Inka is a three year old female Rottweiler.  She is a faithful, loyal, gentle dog who is fine with another dog and children.  However, she needs to be where chickens are not and not in proximity which is why she is needing a new home.  Will only be homed to people aware of the legal requirements of owning a Rottie.


May 8, 2017

Tao is a fabulous five year old Gordon Setter who has to leave town !  He had a punch up with another dog from the same village and the village now “‘aint big enough for the both of them”.  This was a one off and no-one seems to know why it happened except that both dogs were in the forest so it may have happened during a chasse.  Tao normally gets on with other dogs and cats (!).  Probably a fenced in garden would be best.


April 26, 2017

Husky fans at the ready.  This four year old male is a divorce casualty.  This makes my blood boil.  Getting a divorce ?  Got a dog ? Who cares ? Just palm him off on to someone else to pick up the pieces.  For goodness sake, a dog is for LIFE, if you are divorcing at least one of you have the decency to move somewhere where the dog ca come too.  I wonder if the children have been put up for adoption as well. This lovely lad is fine with children and other dogs but where he is staying at the moment, the family dog is not ok with him and he is being attacked.  Chipped and vaccinated but not neutered this poor boy needs help – and a closed in garden to stop him wandering.  If you are interested please call Nicci on 0621996199 as I will be away until 6th May.


March 21, 2017

“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 !)


February 23, 2017


Helton here is a gorgeous four and a half year old English Setter and ticks all the English Setter boxes, as in friendly, cuddly ………. and a bolter, so a fenced in property is essential !

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


April 19, 2016

FalcoUPDATE 26/07/16   Falco has been undergoing a training programme with Danielle and she says he is a joy to work with.  Very bright, learns quickly and is just a fabulous dog.

 Falco is a two and a half year old French/Hungarian Braque.  A beautiful boy who will need a fenced in property and plenty of long walks.  Falco is a gentle giant who weighs in at just under 50 kilos.  He is fine with female dogs. 


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