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 6, 2018

All together now “ahhhhhhh” !   This little boy was found wandering the streets and all attempts to find his owner have failed.  Now, how on earth can a treasure such as this not be missed or looked for ?!  He is a Bichon, about just over a year old and is now being cared for by Danielle though there is the possibility that he may come to Poorpaws.  I LOVE Bichons, to me they are the perfect small dog, affectionate, quick to learn and, despite the appearance are ‘dogs’ !  Melko reminds me so much of my Scoopy who is just adorable and so easy to love.   


January 6, 2018

This lovely lad is Prince.  In the photos he looks like a small dog but he is in fact about the size of a Border Colly, so, medium.  Prince is a 10 month German Shepherd mix who was living in an apartment but taken away from the owners for lack of care.  He is a beautiful boy, at present in Danielle’s care, receiving love and training.  He will require a home where exercise is high on the agenda – which is probably every home in the country at the moment as we try to rid ourselves of festive excesses !


January 6, 2018

Well, how about these two little bundles of mischief to start off the New Year ?!  Meet Nonny and Nolly who look as if butter wouldn’t melt but don’t be fooled, they have energy and character in abundance.  Not for them the little handbag/accessory life, they want action !  Think more of a Jack Russel character.  Hugely affectionate nonetheless and will follow you anywhere.  Just two and a half months old, chipped and vaccinated.  Nonny, the boy is the one with the white stripe down his face and Nolly, well, obviously, is the other one !



December 9, 2017

Darko (dreadful name !) is a beautiful 18 month mix between a Dutch Shepherd and a Cane Corso.  a very impressive looking dog who is a spoofer as he is a very gentle dog and fine with children.  Sadly Darko lived near sheep which was not a good place for him to be !



December 9, 2017

Sad story here, the owner of Guizmo and Tim is very poorly and can no longer take care of these two fabulous dogs.  Both males, both about seven years old and both neutered.  Guizmo is a Catalan Sheepdog (he’s the hairy one) and is a poppet.  He loves nothing more than playing with a ball or a stick and playing with a ball or a stick and playing with a ball or a stick !!  No problem off lead and will happily walk for hours without disappearing.  No problems with other dogs or cats.

Tim is the Beauceron and has the usual fabulous beauceron temperament.  Very protective of his owner he will bark at strangers but it goes no further than that.  Tim is a bit of a couch potato and needs to be prodded in to going for a walk.  Also fine with other dogs and cats.

It would be great if they could stay together but we’re not expecting miracles !!


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 !


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