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.


May 23, 2019

Kelli is, a fabulous, fabulous six year old German Shepherd, a really lovely girl.  Her owner is totally heartbroken at having to find her a new home but a sad change in circumstances have made it necessary.  Kelli is obedient, affectionate and great with children.  She is very timid at first but after a few minutes she will be your friend – especially if you have a ball to throw ……and throw and throw and throw !!  Kelli MUST have a large enclosed garden to run around in because she does NOT do cats, rabbits, chickens, deer and, given half a chance will chase cars.  On a walk she will pull for the first few minutes but settles thereafter, but if a car goes past she will lunge so a strong arm is necessary – hence the need for a large garden to give her plenty of space.  She needs a home where she has a life as part of a family, or couple,  not to be left out in the garden 24/7.  Although without any aggression, she will bark at newcomers, so good for dissuading unwanted visitors.  At the moment Kelli is in the Prayssac (Lot) area.


April 23, 2019

Ok, get this, Lady is a Colley ……..Basset cross !  I know, I know,  well actually I have no idea who was Mum and who was Dad !!  Lady is Basset height – so short –  with, as you can see, Colley fur and features.  She is eight years old and is up for adoption as her elderly owner has to go in to a home.  Lady is full of beans, is very affectionate and would make a wonderful companion.


April 22, 2019

OMG, we’ve got one of these and he is just the most adorable affectionate boy loved by all our friends. A Brittany/ Setter mix Opus here is no different, six months old he is just an affectionate, already well behaved lovebug !  Not Setter size, more the smaller Brittany proportions. 


April 22, 2019

Love the name !  Oxo is a gorgeous six month Schnauzer mix boy who needs a little more education but is coming on just fine.  He is a lovely friendly little lad.


April 22, 2019


Orphee is a German Shepherd crossed with a Malinois.  A fantastic dog,  just ten months old she is a very bright dog who will make a fantastic loyal companion.


April 22, 2019

Update:  23.04.19 The little one at the front has been adopted.

Orka and Orlane two little Poodle /Bichon  mixes just seven months old.  Coming from a very unpleasant environment they are still quite timid but gaining in confidence and are just adorable.


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.


January 4, 2019

Leo is a Jack Russell and everything that goes with the breed !  Lively, affectionate and stubborn !  I know there are lots of you JR lovers out there, so don’t wait too long.  Leo is seven years old so great for an active couple or family.  Fenced in garden advised.


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