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.


April 26, 2017

Jocky is a two and a half year old fabulous Braque Français.  A great dog who is obedient, affectionate and likes to be with is owners.  Best have a closed in garden for Jocky.

For more information on Jocky, contact Danielle Diczy on 0565219450 and if you don’t speak French have a French speaker with you as I will be away from 29th April to 6th May.


April 26, 2017

Take Loumy, Mummy, away from cruel owners and you save not only her but also her two month old little girls Nocka and Nala.  Nala is the black one.  All three need homes !  Loumy is about two years old and is quite timid, understandably, but quickly comes out of her shell and bears no grudges, showing affection.  She will need a home with loving owners who have a fenced in garden.  Of the pups, Nocka is more outgoing whilst Nala is quieter but both are affectionate and loving.

I will be absent from 29th April to 6th May so during that time if you need more information about these dogs, please contact Danielle Diczi on 0565219450.  If you don’t speak French try to have a French speaker with you as Danielle’s English is limited.


April 26, 2017

Here we go, another victim of divorce.  You’re getting divorced, that is sad but why must your dog suffer.  A dog doesn’t deserve to be put out with the trash because you are too heartless to find somewhere to move to where you can take your dog.  Izzy here is four years old, an Airedale Terrier but not one of the huge ones, more a Spaniel size.  Chipped vaccinated and sterilised Izzy was taken in by a very kind couple when her owners divorced but unfortunately Izzy needs to be WHERE CATS ARE NOT !!!!  Fine with other dogs and children but cats are verboten !!  We’re keeping our fingers crossed for you Izzy ……. and our cats well hidden !


April 26, 2017

Right, get your tissues out and let me introduce you to Paddy and Alice, 14 and ten years old.  The gentlest of gentle dogs who were sure they had a loving secure home with their owner in Brittany and they were bound to leave this world before him weren’t they ?  Sadly not, their owner who loved them more than anything in the world has died and now Paddy and Alice are so sad and totally confused.  All they need is a garden to mooch around, a warm bed, food, love and cuddles.  Can anyone offer that for the uncertain time they have left ?  If so, please contact Evelyn at DogLinks on 0565791226 or as I will be away until 6th May.


April 26, 2017

Husky fans at the ready.  This four year old male is a divorce casualty.  This makes my blood boil.  Getting a divorce ?  Got a dog ? Who cares ? Just palm him off on to someone else to pick up the pieces.  For goodness sake, a dog is for LIFE, if you are divorcing at least one of you have the decency to move somewhere where the dog ca come too.  I wonder if the children have been put up for adoption as well. This lovely lad is fine with children and other dogs but where he is staying at the moment, the family dog is not ok with him and he is being attacked.  Chipped and vaccinated but not neutered this poor boy needs help – and a closed in garden to stop him wandering.  If you are interested please call Nicci on 0621996199 as I will be away until 6th May.


March 21, 2017

“Please don’t talk about me one eye’s gone” !!  Poor Egan here was attacked by another dog and as a result had to have one eye removed.  His owner has decided that for his safety he would like him to go to a new home as it  would be easier to home Egan rather than the aggressive dog.  Egan is about seven years old, is neutered, a gentle soul who is used to living  outside (though he says he doesn’t mind trying indoors too !)


March 10, 2017


Can anyone help me PLEASE ?  I saw taken to Cahors refuge in the skinny state you can see when my owner realised she could no longer care for me and four children.  I am a lovely girl but to be fair I should say that I’m a bit naughty with cats.  I am two years old and am in foster care at the moment but this is VERY short term.  if you can give me a home, even a foster home, please do get in touch with the Refuge Canin Lotois in Cahors.  0565226632  PLEASE !


March 6, 2017

Well, here I am, only five years old and looking for my third home.  You wouldn’t believe it.  I am a gorgeous – well you can see that – English Setter and I just do what English Setters do !  I’m a rascal with cats and I’m a runner. (Sue’s note, well we have one like you at home, he is called Balto but we call him Bolto, but oh, so, so, loving.)  I was foisted off on an unsuspecting couple who were given a completely false story, in fact when I overheard the conversation I didn’t realise they were talking about moi !  I will be your best friend and companion but I MUST have a fenced in garden for the occasions when I cannot be at your side.


February 23, 2017

Helton here is a gorgeous four and a half year old English Setter and ticks all the English Setter boxes, as in friendly, cuddly ………. and a bolter, so a fenced in property is essential !


February 22, 2017


Barbarella and Bella Donna, just goes to show you can have the poshest names but it still doesn’t protect you from homelessness !  These poor mini Jack Russells find themselves looking for a new home at 11 (!) years old because the owners are returning to the UK and the dogs won’t be going.  Not the dogs fault, PLEASE has anyone got space/love to give ?

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


February 6, 2017

Sometimes shite happens and Percy and Lewis here are in need of a new home.  Due to a family emergency their owners had to rush to England at Christmas leaving Percy and Lewis in the care of a friend.  Sadly the friend can no longer take care of the dogs and the couple in England are having difficulty finding somewhere to live where the dogs can go too.  So, we are looking for a temporary or permanent home for Percy – Golden Retriever 7 years and Lewis – Border Colley 5 years.  Both males, both chipped, neutered and have passports.  Fine with other dogs, great with children and no worries with the family cat.  I know I sometimes ( sometimes ?!) grrrr about people who rehome their dogs, but, as I said before, sometimes shite happens and circumstances are beyond our control.  These dogs would be great for a retired couple with time and energy to give sociable Percy and Lewis walks in the country and a cosy bed.  You ?


April 19, 2016

FalcoUPDATE 26/07/16   Falco has been undergoing a training programme with Danielle and she says he is a joy to work with.  Very bright, learns quickly and is just a fabulous dog.

 Falco is a two and a half year old French/Hungarian Braque.  A beautiful boy who will need a fenced in property and plenty of long walks.  Falco is a gentle giant who weighs in at just under 50 kilos.  He is fine with female dogs. 


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