Previous Poorpaws !

Below you will find dogs that Poorpaws has had up for adoption and who are now happily living with their new families having been homed either by Poorpaws or one of the many other dog rescue groups that we work with.

Also see our Happy Endings section which features Previous Poorpaws where we have received an update and some pictures from the new owners.


December 22, 2017

Right, I have to be honest here and say that I am not sure if this is Junior or his sister !!  They are as alike as two peas in a pod.  Sister has been adopted and Junior is just waiting for his forever home – got a feeling he won’t be waiting long.  A pure ShihTzu, three months old and cute as a button, in fact a whole bag full of buttons !!


December 9, 2017

One of my favourite breeds, Marley is a Beagle cross of three years old.  Those of you looking for a small family dog look no further.  He’s had  rotten luck so far, adopted from a refuge poor Marley’s owner has to move and cannot keep Marley.  Someone please, please give him a happy ending.


December 9, 2017

Marko is a fabulous Griffon Khortal.  He is 18 months old and a very affectionate boy.  Fine with other dogs but needs to be where cats are not !!


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 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 17, 2017

Here you go all you German Shepherd fans, Neuro, a FABULOUS seven month boy.  A super dog with a very stable character.  Will bark to dissuade unwanted visitors but not at all aggressive. Previous owner too old to give Neuro the life he needs.


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. 


October 1, 2017

Looking for an all round good egg of a dog ?  Meet Kiara a shepherd cross and absolute peach.  Two years old she is an absolute delight, no problem with other dogs or cats and great with children. 


September 30, 2017

URGENT !!!!!

Little Nestor here is ten years old and is in desperate need of a new home.  Rescued from a trip down euthenasia avenue, Nestor is in foster care but sadly cannot stay there any longer.  A very friendly little chap Nestor is blind in one eye and probably going blind in the other one too, so a secure home and garden is needed most urgently so he has time to get used to his surroundings before losing sight in the other eye.  Poorpaws followers usually are great at coming forward in these cases so I’m hoping Nestor will be lucky too.


August 1, 2017

When I first saw Ninou I thought I was looking at a baby piglet !  Bless his heart he is a Pinscher mixed with another small breed, so will stay small.  He is only three months old but will not get too much bigger when adult.


August 1, 2017

OMG this little lad surely won’t wait for long for a home.  He is a two month Griffon mix and I know the Brits adore the rough haired look of Griffons.  We’ve had quite a few here at Poorpaws and I am sure that, without exception, they have been fabulous.  Great companions though most are used for the chasse – but we won’t dwell on that !


August 1, 2017

Hi there, my name is Naya and don’t you think I look fun ?!  I am a female Pointer mix of just four months and I am a brilliant dog !  Wouldn’t you just love to get up in the morning knowing that I’m downstairs just waiting to play or go for a walk.  think of all the compliments we would get together as we stroll along !  I’m learning to be a very good girl so that when you pick me up I’ll be ready to go !


August 1, 2017

Joli-Boy (hate the name !) is a three year old Loulou de Pomeranie/ Big Spitz and he is a DARLING !! Great with other dogs, no problem with cats and is very affectionate.  He would be ideal for a retired couple who are at home during the day but he is no trouble if left – though he loves the car.  JB is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. He was here at Poorpaws before going on to Danielle and I can confirm all of the above.


July 17, 2017

Dearest Iggy here is 13 years old and blind, what hope for him ?  He will clearly need a fenced in area where he feels safe and secure. This can be an outside area so long as he has good protection from the weather and a cosy bed.  He is at the SPA at Chameyrat in the Corrèze (19).  We are looking for a true warmhearted angel here.  There will be no adoption fee,  just a voluntary donation.


June 29, 2017

Meet little Nugget, a French Bulldog mix.  Just three months old and taken from his Mama too soon, Nugget has proved himself up to the task and is now a cute little chap who just loves a cuddle !


June 18, 2017

Ok all you lovers of the small dogs, meet Marvik a six month Shih Tzu female pup.  Taken from an breeder Marvik is pedigree but no papers will be given to avoid anyone making money out of her.  She is rather timid at first but can be got round quite easily !


May 28, 2017

Here I am, the one you’ve been waiting for !  My name is Jazzy, Jazzy by name and Jazzy by nature.  I’m a three year old gorgeous Black Lab rescued from a travellers’ camp.  I’m used to living outside so long as I have a cosy waterproof kennel to shade me from the elements.  I LOVE long walks, I’ve got lots of energy and even more love to give.


May 18, 2017

“The more discerning amongst you will immediately appreciate a rather superior type of dog.  I am Logan, a year old Argentin/Pointer and I have been transported from hell on earth to this lovely place where I am loved and cared for.  When I was rescued you could have played a concerto on my ribs and I had a tight wire round my neck where I had been tied up – you humans are weird creatures.  However, I bare no grudges and if you would like to adopt me I will show you what a playful loving dog I am.”


May 16, 2017

Looking for a great family dog ? Then meet Kinai, just under two years old Kinai was rescued from a rotten environment and is in foster care at the moment but needs a permanent home pdq to stop him going to a refuge as his foster carers cannot keep him due to unforeseen circumstances.  Whilst with his foster family Kinai has made great strides in trusting humans and is now very affectionate.  Kinai is a great chap and is fine with children and other dogs.  Chipped, vaccinated and neutered, the whole deal !


May 11, 2017

PLEASE,  PLEASE, don’t just glance at these photos and think “oh, another Border mix” and move on, because you will be missing the chance of a lifetime.  Not great photos but that’s my fault not Lolita’s !  Lolita was given to an elderly couple in their 80s when she was just two months old !  Now who on earth would be sooooo stupid as give Lolita to such a home.  Nothing against the people who did their best and have in fact brought Lolita up to be obediant, loving and just wants to be by your side.  A true delight.  But of course, the inevitable happened and the couple are now unable to take care of her so she is with us.  Only 18 months old, I promise you she is a gem.


May 11, 2017

Little Mocha here is a Spaniel/Terrier mix but looks like there might be Pinscher in there too.  He is nine months old and to see him leap about just makes you chuckle.  He hops about like a baby deer.  A very amusing little lad,  Mocha has been neutered.


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 5, 2017

Hi there !  We are Misty and Binky and we are hoping for a happier life than our Mum has.  Every time she has pups they are taken from her at birth but this time she was canny and hid us away !  Our lovely neighbour Rachel looked after us until we were ready to leave Mum and brought us to Poorpaws where we are learning what freedom is.  Mum is a German Shepherd and Dad a Brittany Spaniel so we are hoping we will be very intelligent and great companions.  We are little girls, Misty is the black one and Binky the German Shepherd colouring.  We have been vaccinated and will be chipped as soon as we have happy new homes to go to.


March 21, 2017

30/08/17  Well, what do you know ?  Old gentleman recovered well, called to see if Egan was still available and I took him  up to Limoges last week.  All going superbly well.  Brilliant for this lovely gentle dog.

31/07/17  Update:  Poor Egan has had a great disappointment.  He was all set to go to a lovely elderly gentleman up in the Vienne when the man was taken ill so everything has had to be cancelled.  I can’t tell you how choked I am about this – and of course, sorry for the poor man.  So is there another kind soul out there who could turn Egan’s sadness in to joy ?

“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 7, 2017


What a little angel !  Moussy a seven month female Golden Retriever, brought to us in a pitiful condition.  Now after love and care she has turned in to a beautiful dog with a wonderful character.  She has clearly never lived indoors but we are sure this would be no problem as she is loving and eager to learn.  She could also live outside so long as she has a warm, cosy, draught free kennel.  Many of our dogs live outside and are often healthier for it.  Moussy will be chipped, vaccinated and sterilised.


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 23, 2017


Border Collies are a bit like buses at the moment, none for ages then they are all over the place !  This is Maguy a beautiful seven month female.  Usual blurb for Borders, they need a LOT of exercise both physical and mental.


February 23, 2017

This is little Mila a gorgeous little girl who is just seven months old and who has already experienced what shite some people can be.  The operation on her leg was the result of a vicious kick by her previous owner.  We are confident from the veterinary’s report that this will have no effect on her future abilities and activities.  Come on, let’s show her that there are nice people around.


February 23, 2017


Hi, I’m Maxou, three months old little boy.  I’m a Griffon so will have the dangly ears which are so cute.  You can see from the pictures I can do a ‘fierce’ face or a cutey one depending on what the circumstances demand !


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 ?


February 13, 2017

These pups are just about six weeks old, so really too young to be taken from Mum but we were given an ultimatum, “take them now or we will deal with them” !!  Mum is a black spaniel and Dad we are not too sure about but the finger of guilt is pointed at a sort of Labrador.  Whatever, they are gorgeous and look as if they will have the slightly curly coat of a spaniel. There are three black boys, one brown/black mix boy and a brown/black mix female.  They will stay here at Poorpaws until they are two months old and have survived the first vaccination and been chipped, then we will be seeking happy homes for them.  I say “survived” because we are finding that sadly some pups take ill after the first jab, yet we are obliged to get it done.  However, these look a feisty lot so far so fingers crossed.


February 6, 2017

Mimba is a gorgeous Lab/Griffon with the slightly rough hair look that so many of you love.  those of you who read the News Page of the website will have read about her in my Grrrr of the month !  Seven months old, Mimba went missing and when she was found her owners didn’t want her back because they had been “so upset” and had got “used to living without her” !!!  She is great, full of fun and loves to play with other dogs but equally happy alone.


February 2, 2017

04/02/17  ADOPTED !

Maiko is a seven month Pointer/Braque adolescent.  His parents are great hunters but Maiko would also make a great companion pet. Never having lived indoors he is at present undergoing basic training with Danielle where he is proving to be very quick to learn.  Fine with cats and children, a fenced in garden would be advisable.


January 25, 2017


Mengo is a sweetie little Coton de Tulear coming up for one year old in February.  A great little lad who, however, does NOT like being left alone when he gets a severe attack of the yaps !  So we need a home where he will not be left or somewhere where he will have canine company.


January 17, 2017


Mousty is a three month old Border Colley type pup.  His mother is a true Border who works with a flock of sheep so we are thinking there are some good brains in there !  Mousty turned up, together with Mum and brother in a friend’s garden and luckily we were able to trace the owner who has asked us to home Mousty for him.  Mousty is undergoing basic training at Danielle’s and is proving to be very bright.  Anyone wishing to adopt Mousty should realise that Borders need a lot of exercise both physical and mental, they are a joy to work with.


January 2, 2017

ADOPTED !!!What a poppet !  Little Major is an Australian Colley mix, three months old and an absolute sweetie.  We’ll just sit back and wait for the ‘phone to ring !


December 23, 2016


All I want for Christmas (or even New Year) is a new happy home !  This lovely boy is not yet two years old, a mix between a Griffon and a Brittany Spaniel (yey !).  Is used to indoor and outdoor living, a great little lovable lad who has done nothing to deserve being chucked out.  Adopted as a babe by people much too old who are now unable to look after him.  Grrrrr from me.


November 25, 2016



Ok, call off the search, here I am, the dog of your dreams !  Five months old, a pure Bitsa (bitsa this and bits a that for the uninitiated).  I’m  five months old so don’t know much about life yet but would just love you to teach me !


November 25, 2016



I was told to put on my best smile so here it is and how about that cheeky look in my eye ?!  I am a five month old Labrador/Border mix so have the lovely gentle nature of the Lab combined with the wit of the Border, what more can you ask ?!


November 25, 2016


Shadow by name and Shadow by nature.  This beautiful Belgian Shepherd dog is urgently looking for a new home because the other dog in the house has turned against her.  Shadow is six years old, obedient, loving and can’t wait to start her new life.


November 25, 2016



 Meet Justy a lovely Braque/Pointer mix, 2 years old and a great little dog. Rescued from an unhappy place, Justy only wants to be your pal.


October 26, 2016

These just have to be two of the most lovely pups we have ever had.  Two females, three months old who will, we are sure, grow to be ‘biggish’ (!).  Danielle thinks 20 kilos minimum.



October 21, 2016

maddiemaddie-face-onmore-maddie10/12/16   RESERVED !!!!!!!   ADOPTED !

UPDATE 29.11.16  Well after what we thought was going to be a super adoption Maddie is back here.  She was great in every way but wanted to play with the cats.  This is very sad as Maddie is totally used to cats, we have loads here and she has never been aggressive with any of them, in fact the reverse is true, many is the swipe she has had from them.  She just wants to play.

Here is little Maddie, two or three months old, another pure Bitsa (bits a this and bits a that) and hey, aren’t that breed just the best ?!  Taken from Mum I expected her to be nervous and tearful, not a bit of it, when I brought her home she got very excited when she saw all the gang and was very anxious to get down and in the game.  To be chipped and vaccinated onTuesday 25th October.


October 16, 2016

edgarADOPTED !!!

Edgar is a small poodle/dachshund mix aged one year and eight months.  Full of fun with a terrier mentality.  Ideal for someone used to terriers, with a good sized enclosed garden who likes plenty of exercise.   No good for anyone without authority over their dog !!  Edgar is chipped, vaccinated, neutered and has a passport !


October 1, 2016

indie-in-paris indie-bAdopted !UPDATE 06/10/16  INDIE IS ADOPTED ! Indie is a beautiful little Beagle of just nine months.  She was rescued by some lovely students in Paris who have taken great care of her.  However, student life in student accommodation is proving difficult so Danielle and I were approached to taking her and finding Indie a lovely home in the country where she can run around doing what Beagles like to do !  Kind Haley brought Indie all the way down to Cahors on the train and although tremendously sad to leave her behind, was happy to see her running around at Danielles, playing tag with the geese and jumping over puppies.  Indie is a darling, VERY lively and needs a home with a good garden to chase around in with a family who will take her on  l o n g walks and love her to pieces – who wouldn’t ?!


September 19, 2016

lucien2/2/17  ADOPTED !!

Ok really sorry about the photo, my computer is throwing a hissy fit !  But it doesn’t matter which way up you look at Lucien he is just ADORABLE !!  At just one year old he is chipped, vaccinated and neutered.  He has a basic education and is obedient, loves to swim.  Mum is a Flat Coated Retriever and Dad a passing stranger, possibly a Bruno de Jura, which everyone knows is a fabulous natured breed.  Lucien would like to be the only dog, not because he is difficult with others, quite the opposite, but Lucien is a leader not a follower and he could lead any new friends astray !  Alone with his owner he is the happiest of happies.


August 12, 2016

Paco d'InvictusThere’s a long story here so bear with me !  Paco was adopted from a BB (bastard breeder for anyone who is new to the website).  A lovely couple took him intending to give him a good life and rescue him from the hell trap where he was living with many other Coton de Tulears, no effort having been made by the BB to socialise the pups.  The couple intended for Paco to be a central part of their family going everywhere with them, but poor Paco was just so frightened of everything that it was impossible for them to take him to work with them and there was a very distressing time when Paco escaped and was missing for six weeks, being found in a very poor condition.  Therefore, with broken hearts they brought Paco to my colleague Danielle.  Danielle has worked very hard with Paco to get him used to the new world around him, new faces and new surroundings.  He is making great progress.  He can however NEVER be left off the lead on a walk and MUST have a securely fenced in, escape proof, garden or an apartment life.  The person who adopts Paco must not baby him to increase his insecurities but treat him just as any other dog with the usual fun and kindness.  Paco now comes to Danielle when she calls and this is a HUGE step forward.  Every advice and help will be offered to the person who adopts lovely little Paco.


August 12, 2016

MiniboyEnough with the jokes, I’ve heard them all, my name is Miniboy not Minibar.  Oh grief, why can’t we dogs choose our own names ?! Personally, I think I look more like a Prince or Jeeves or something with a bit of class, not something associated with people getting drunk and behaving badly ! As you can see I’m cute as a button, know how to behave, looking forward to having fun with you and will be ready to go from 15th August !


August 12, 2016

MojitoMojito, gorgeous two month old Lab mix.  ‘Nuff said !