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.


March 22, 2019

Pieter is just an absolute DARLING pup !  Four months old, he is calm, loving, learning to live with cats and is just a delight.  He is at the chewing mode time of life so should have a supply of ‘chewables’ readily available.  He was found on a doorstep so no idea of parentage but with  his colouring I would say there is a bit of Border Colley in there somewhere…… and I mean somewhere  !


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.


February 2, 2019

Meet Ozzie a gorgeous 8 month boy – not a great photo but keeping still is not one of his talents, hence the rather painful expression !  Ozzie was one day from being pts because no one had claimed him and the village where he as found has a despicable eight day policy.  Danielle swooped in to rescue this handsome lad.  Ozzie will be neutered before adoption so add 70 euros (cheaper than possible elsewhere) to the adoption cost of 180, chipped and vaccinated. 


January 4, 2019

Leo is a Jack Russell and everything that goes with the breed !  Lively, affectionate and stubborn !  I know there are lots of you JR lovers out there, so don’t wait too long.  Leo is seven years old so great for an active couple or family.  Fenced in garden advised.

December 7, 2018




November 9, 2018

Anyone who has visited this website more than once will know that my great love is for Brittany Spaniels and here we have a beauty.  At the moment in foster care, Vagabond has proved to be an absolute smasher of a dog.  Affectionate, obedient and would make a great companion dog.  Under the care of the refuge at Cahors we cannot understand why he has not been snapped up.  Looking for an all round star ?  Vagabond is for you.

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