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.


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

I love the look of little Orban !  He is a one year old male long haired poodle.  Orban has had a crap start to life and as a result needs to go to a child free home.  Poor little lad, through no fault of his own he has not been taught how to behave around little people, but that’s no reason why he shouldn’t have the chance of a loving home is it ?


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 ! 


August 14, 2019

Not the best of photos but these little lads are brothers of Pixel who regulars to the website will remember.  Pixel has proved to be a very bright, quick to learn, loving little boy and there is no reason to think the brothers will be any different.  They show all the positive signs of their brother.  Great family dogs !


July 26, 2019

Lolli is a beautiful  Old English Sheepdog, four years old, vaccinated, identified and neutered.  He is good with children and other dogs but must be in a cat free environment.  He also needs a LOT of space !  If you would like to meet Lolli, contact me and I will put you in touch with his owners (but please note I will be away from 27th to 30th July).  This will be an owner to owner adoption so there will be no fee and Poorpaws has no responsibility.

I don’t normally put kittens on the website but a young girl living here in a tiny studio is in desperate need of help.  With the help of Animal Rescue 46 all the kittens have been neutered and are ready to go to loving homes.  They have been living indoors so are used to human contact.


June 25, 2019

 Ok, here we go, “Ahhhhh” !  Fleur is a one year old Bleu de Gascogne who is, as you can see, great with children.  I have had a couple of these dogs and even though they are usually used for hunting, they make great family pets.  Fleur is chipped, vaccinated and sterilised.  This, at the moment, would be a home to home adoption so no fee.  Because of this Poorpaws cannot take any responsibility for the adoption.  Fleur is in the Haute Pyrenees region.


June 25, 2019

ADOPTEDObye – yep, another weird name – is a beautiful Lab/Pointer mix, nearly eight months old she is chipped, vaccinated and sterilised.  Very affectionate, she will need an enclosed garden.


February 5, 2019

 Here we have a CHERUB !  The owners of one year old Daisy are distraught at having to give her up, but as we all know, shit sometimes happens.  Daisy is a delight !  Great with children and other dogs, ‘playful’ with cats.  A fenced in property would be preferred and Daisy needs a lot of exercise.  She is chipped and vaccinated but not sterilised yet.  As this would be a home to home adoption Poorpaws will not ask any fee, but would insist on Daisy being ‘fixed’.  When a young pup, Daisy was called a Colley mix – and I can understand that as I have seen the photo.  One of her parents was an Australian Colley and to me it looks as thought the other was some sort  of Berger as she looks just like my friend’s dog.  Daisy is medium size and weighs in at about 24 kilos.  This is quite an urgent case so we are hoping Daisy won’t take long to find a new home.


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