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.


November 9, 2017

I am very sure that this little girl will not be looking for a home for very long so if you are interested don’t hesitate.  Missy is just eight months old, chipped and vaccinated.  A real affectionate sweetie here getting the once over from another Jack Russel trying to decided if she is one of them or not.  Well, half of her is !


November 9, 2017

No, not a dog, well done to all of you who noticed that !  However a very needy case.  Grizzly (by name but not by nature) is a beautiful cat whose owner is in hospital and will not be able to return home.  At the moment a neighbour is feeding Grizzly but cannot do so for much longer, so all you grey cat lovers, it’s up to you !


November 3, 2017

Lisa, oh Lisa, if only I listened to my heart and not my head.  Lisa is, yes, you’ve guessed it, a Brittany Spaniel, the bestest breed ever !  Two years old Lisa would make a wonderful companion.  She is slightly timid at first so would need a fenced in garden, but once she knows you she will never leave your side.  She adores walks in the country and Brittanys, whilst being hunting dogs, are the most faithful friends and can live quite happily without hunting.  I know, I’ve got some.


November 3, 2017

Minty here is a Jack Russel/Parsons Terrier mix who has had some real bad luck.  He is one and a half years old and was the absolute beloved family pet.  Sadly, in the family was a little girl who would just not leave him alone and he ended up nipping her.  Understandable in my view but obviously not acceptable.  Minty has undergone an evaluation with Danielle and has proved to be totally unaggressive, friendly and affectionate so we think he really was pushed one step too far.  He is fine even with cats and no problem with other dogs.  However, to be on the very safe side Minty cannot go to a family where there are very young children, only older ones who will not torment the life out of him.


October 10, 2017

Norbury is a timid little pup of about four months old.  He turned up at a friend’s house very frightened, who knows what scary things  he had encountered on his journey.  Now safe with Danielle Norbury has made great puppy strides and needs a home with people who will have the patience and kindness to help him overcome his fears and restore him to the happy pup we hope he once was. 


August 18, 2017

Meet DINO !  A fabulous Beauceron mix of two and a half years old.  Dino is chipped and neutered and is FULL  OF  BEANS !!  A lovely friendly boy who needs a large enclosed garden and lots of exercise.  He is a very gentle, affectionate  dog who needs to be where chickens and small farm animals are not !  Dino is in the Tarn et Garonne.


July 6, 2017

No I know these are not dogs but a good friend has made a plea for help.  Is there anyone out there who could give a good home to one – or even both ! – of these little cuties.  Mama cat is the grey one, just one year old and now sterilised, and the adorable bundle of ginger fluff is ten weeks old. Even outside care and shelter as barn cats would be appreciated. PLEEEEEEEASE !


May 28, 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.

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