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 15, 2018

Nouba is a beautiful Braque Allemand, 14 months old she is sterilised and will be chipped in her new owner’s name at time of adoption.  A gorgeous beast but needs to be where cats are not !


July 15, 2018

Sophia is  beautiful Bobtail mix.  Two years old she is fine with children, dogs and cats.  Vaccinated, chipped and sterilised.  Sophia is with La Ferme des Escappees and anyone interested should contact them direct for more details. 0604418045.


June 26, 2018

Regulars to this website will know of my undying love for Brittany Spaniels and here we have a beauty.  Felix is eight years old and is  alternating between going stir crazy and just falling in to desperate hopelessness at the Bergerac S.P.A.  I was asked if I could take him but it broke my heart to say that we are totally full up, bursting at the seams and it would just not be safe to take another dog.  Felix is used to living out of doors,  just adores long walks and we would even be happy for him to go to a kind hunter who has his dog as a companion not just for la chasse.  He is not very cat friendly but ok as far as we know with other dogs.  So if you are too old for a very young dog but still enjoy long walks with a dog by your side, please, please, please give Felix a chance.  Get in touch with me and I will arrange for someone to accompany you to Bergerac S.P.A., or you can contact them either through the Pheonix Association or direct. 


June 26, 2018

Nanda is a rather large young lady, soft as butter and very lively.  Seven months old she will need someone able to finish her education.  She is an Dogue d’Argentine mix.  Enclosed garden required !


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