Below you will find details of the dogs we have for adoption. These are mainly with Danielle at La Mere aux Betes in Castelnau Montratier, but contact me for more details. Adoption fee is 180 euros, dogs will be chipped, vaccinated, wormed and had flea treatment before adoption and if the dog is not sterilised we can get this done for you at a more reasonable price.

If you do not see a dog who appeals to you, get in touch anyway as we have new dogs coming in regularly and they may not yet be on the website. I can also direct you to other associations who may have just what you want.

I don’t normally put kittens on the website but a young girl living here in a tiny studio is in desperate need of help.  With the help of Animal Rescue 46 all the kittens have been neutered and are ready to go to loving homes.  They have been living indoors so are used to human contact.


July 8, 2019

Remember Pixel who went off to a fab new life ?  Well, guess what, his brothers heard about that and have asked us to find them equally good homes.  Four months old with great characters, friendly, affectionate, and quick to learn.   


June 25, 2019

 Ok, here we go, “Ahhhhh” !  Fleur is a one year old Bleu de Gascogne who is, as you can see, great with children.  I have had a couple of these dogs and even though they are usually used for hunting, they make great family pets.  Fleur is chipped, vaccinated and sterilised.  This, at the moment, would be a home to home adoption so no fee.  Because of this Poorpaws cannot take any responsibility for the adoption.  Fleur is in the Haute Pyrenees region.


June 25, 2019

ADOPTEDObye – yep, another weird name – is a beautiful Lab/Pointer mix, nearly eight months old she is chipped, vaccinated and sterilised.  Very affectionate, she will need an enclosed garden.


May 23, 2019

Kelli is, a fabulous, fabulous six year old German Shepherd, a really lovely girl.  Her owner is totally heartbroken at having to find her a new home but a sad change in circumstances have made it necessary.  Kelli is obedient, affectionate and great with children.  She is very timid at first but after a few minutes she will be your friend – especially if you have a ball to throw ……and throw and throw and throw !!  Kelli MUST have a large enclosed garden to run around in because she does NOT do cats, rabbits, chickens, deer and, given half a chance will chase cars.  On a walk she will pull for the first few minutes but settles thereafter, but if a car goes past she will lunge so a strong arm is necessary – hence the need for a large garden to give her plenty of space.  She needs a home where she has a life as part of a family, or couple,  not to be left out in the garden 24/7.  Although without any aggression, she will bark at newcomers, so good for dissuading unwanted visitors.  At the moment Kelli is in the Prayssac (Lot) area.


February 5, 2019

 Here we have a CHERUB !  The owners of one year old Daisy are distraught at having to give her up, but as we all know, shit sometimes happens.  Daisy is a delight !  Great with children and other dogs, ‘playful’ with cats.  A fenced in property would be preferred and Daisy needs a lot of exercise.  She is chipped and vaccinated but not sterilised yet.  As this would be a home to home adoption Poorpaws will not ask any fee, but would insist on Daisy being ‘fixed’.  When a young pup, Daisy was called a Colley mix – and I can understand that as I have seen the photo.  One of her parents was an Australian Colley and to me it looks as thought the other was some sort  of Berger as she looks just like my friend’s dog.  Daisy is medium size and weighs in at about 24 kilos.  This is quite an urgent case so we are hoping Daisy won’t take long to find a new home.


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