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.


January 4, 2019

Hate the name, love the pup !  What can I say ?!  Rescued from nasty circumstances when much too young, Obra survived and will be ready to go at the end of the month when he will be just two months old.  Possibly a Lab mix, who cares ?  A lump of cuddle !


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.


January 4, 2019

A fabulous Braque/Setter, Oreo is 10 months old and very energetic.  Ideal for a home where he will get plenty of long walks and exercise.


December 16, 2018

Little Miss Orphee at seven months old is a pure delight needing a few ‘tweeks’ in her education.  A cross between Braque d’Auvergne and Braque Français she has a very good ‘nose’ so would be great as a hunter and/or family pet – we’re hoping for the latter !  Very affectionate she gets on with everyone.


December 16, 2018

Ok all you mad English Springer fans, or should that be English Springer mad fans ?  Olex is a beauty, 10 months old issue from pedigree parents Olex is up for adoption as a family pet only.  Great fun ( Poorpaws speak for lively !) Olex is used to living indoors and out and gets on with everyone.

December 7, 2018




November 9, 2018

Anyone who has visited this website more than once will know that my great love is for Brittany Spaniels and here we have a beauty.  At the moment in foster care, Vagabond has proved to be an absolute smasher of a dog.  Affectionate, obedient and would make a great companion dog.  Under the care of the refuge at Cahors we cannot understand why he has not been snapped up.  Looking for an all round star ?  Vagabond is for you.

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


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