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.


May 4, 2018

Five month Nesley is a cracking dog full of bounce when he is sure of his surroundings.  He needs to be encouraged in to the outside world to see it is not such a scary place.  Just loves company and can play with other dogs until they give up and beg for breathing time !  Nesley is chipped and vaccinated to date.


May 4, 2018

Six year old Barney is a very cool, laid back sort of dude !  He is great with children, no worries with other dogs, he just needs to be where chickens and anything else ‘feathery’ is not !  He will not be all over you like a rash he will just be happy to be there by your side, take long walks and help you with the crossword in the evening.  Oh, he would rather be safe in another room when you get the Hoover out !  Chipped, vaccinated to date and neutered.


March 25, 2018

27/04/18  Lovely Nelson has gone to a great home.  I can tell you a few tears were shed here when he went off on his Very Big Adventure.  Latest report is that he has not let us down and is adored by all who meet him.

Here is an up to date photo of dear Nelson.  He is about six months old and is just a great all round dog.  Friendly, affectionate, fine with other dogs and is learning about cats.  He does not run off on walks and is fast becoming a firm favourite.  If you are looking for a fine family dog, look no further. 


February 23, 2018


15/04/18  YES !!!   After OVER  A  YEAR  of waiting and training I have at last been adopted by a lovely man who even wrote a few days after he had adopted me to say how loved I am by all the family and congratulating Danielle on the amazing education she gave me to be a Very Good Boy.  So, so happy at last !!

23/02/18   Well, here I am still here after nine months of waiting for my forever home.  I have not been picked and just cannot understand.  I have come on in leaps and bounds (no pun intended) in my training and am just a fabulous dog.  I am looking for an active home where I will have longs walks – and I know there are a lot of you out there who regularly go on walks together – and an enclosed garden to play in when I am not out or sleeping.  PLEASE will someone give me a chance ?

May 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.


February 22, 2018

Little Toby, what a cutie !  I’m shooting myself in the foot here but I met this little lad at the Refuge Canin Lotois in Cahors last week and fell in love !  It is now my mission in life to find him a home.  He arrived at the refuge a very frightened little bunny and would cower when approached but thanks to the great work of the people at the refuge, is now a friendly little chap.  About the size of a whippet but a tad more flesh Toby runs with a sort of Bambi like hop.  He is around two years old and just adorable.  The refuge say not for a family with very young children and I’m thinking this is because he ‘mouths’ which is totally not the same thing as nipping or biting.  Please, please go and see him !

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