Diva, female English setter, 9.5 years old

This is Diva, a female English Setter with a lovely temperament and still very active for a 9 ½ year old dog. She is microchipped and has her own pet passport and is sterilised.

Her owner died mid-November 2017 after a long illness at home and we are now caring for Diva until she finds a forever home. She definitely loves company; her tail never stops moving when she is interacting with humans and she gets on well with our dog (a male red setter X). She has also had meetings with the cat (who isn’t afraid of her).

During the day, she is fun to be with and likes to play although she sometimes gets over excited (as setters tend to do) and she is getting used to the enjoyment of having her coat brushed. She enjoys her walks very much and loves to run around but needs a secure space or she tends to go exploring and chasing anything that moves.

She is starting to be a bit more obedient and will sit, walk to heel (almost) but does not have much recall at the moment. She was fine in the car going to the vets (about 25 minute drive). As her owner was ill, she tends to bark to grab your attention if a car or people arrive near the house and also if the phone rings. We don’t know how she is with children. She happily settles down in the evening in front of the fire but night time is when she feels her loss and needs reassurance that someone is there for her.

Microchip number: 250269608009181
Contact details: phone 0549 875237, Email ae_clark@ymail.com
Location: Genouillé, nr Civray (86)

FLORENCE – born April 2017

FLORENCE – born April 2017

Sometimes the prettiest and sweetest cats get overlooked. At Acorn, we’ve had so many cats passing through our doors during 2017 and sadly, nobody has chosen Florence.

It’s probably because she’s quite chilled out and so doesn’t push herself forwards as some of the show-offs do!

That said, Florence loves to play and really, really wants a family who will love her as much as we do. She doesn’t want to fight for affection any more and nor does she deserve to. A nice warm lap, lots of fuss and a comfy place to sleep are all she wants.

Florence gets on well with other cats and with humans.

Florence is ready to go and is microchipped, fully vaccinated, de-parasited and sterilised. She is in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac.

Please contact Lynda on associationacorn@gmail.com or on 05 53 81 30 44

Tim, male, Beauceron, approx. 7 yrs old

Approx 7years old

Chip No : 250 268 600 038 711
Date of reading : 02/02/15

Had Novibac Rabies vaccination, valid until 05 – 2019

Tim is a very laid back dog, so much so that he could spend most of the day laid on the rug! He has to be pushed into going on a walk and will do so just to humour you.
He is good off a lead but only in rural countryside as he has the Beauceron instinct to be extremely protective. He would never attack anybody but does run forward barking to ward them off, he wants to make sure you’re not in any danger!
He loves cuddles and is fine with other dogs and cats and has lived with both.

Contact Louise Elsom
0555 09 32 18
5 allee de latterie, Latterie, 87310,Saint Laurent sur gorre

Guizmo, male, approx. 7 yrs old – Catalan sheepdog X

Catalan sheepdog x
Approx 7 years old
Chip no : 289 269 604 559 827
Date of reading :03/02/2015

Had Novibac Rabies vaccination, valid until 05 – 2019

Guizmo is an extremely loyal dog, great with other dogs and cats, has lived with both.
He can be nervy when he first meets new people but soon settles. As with most dogs with any sheepdog in them, he’s never happier than when he’s chasing a stick or ball. In fact, he could do this most of the day! He is brilliant off the lead and even if he goes off investigating in the surrounding woods, he always returns within 2minutes, just to check that you haven’t left him! He loves a cuddle in the evening and loves sleeping at the foot of the bed in his bed.

Contact Louise Elsom on 0555 09 32 18
5 allee de latterie, Latterie, 87310,Saint Laurent sur gorre

Jemima, female, 2 years old – how do you solve a problem like Jemima?

Introducing Acorn Cat Rescue’s Longest Stayer, 2 year old JEMIMA.

Who hasn’t seen the film “The Sound of Music” and sung along to “How do you solve a problem like Maria?”, the song written by the exasperated nuns about the frolicsome and non-conventional Maria?

Well, we sing the same song for Jemima, because although she’s a lovely little girl, she doesn’t get along with other cats. Due to space limitations, we only have shared pens here at Acorn and so she’s an eternal worry for us.

Jemima came to Acorn via a request from a supporter whose local vet had a homeless Jemima in their care and no solution for her, aside from the obvious.

We asked if Jemima got along with other cats and having been assured that she did, it turned out, once she was here, that she very much didn’t. So, how do you solve a problem like Jemima?

By finding her the right family.

Jemima is a very beautiful cat. She is full of playfulness, she loves toys and enjoys running about and climbing. She’s a bright, intelligent girl and she’s well house-trained.

She’s always eager to greet us first thing in the morning and weaves herself round our legs whilst waiting for her food.

She’s very affectionate on her terms. We’ve fallen in love with her.

We used to think she had a spiteful side but have learnt that this is due to her never having learned what is acceptable and what isn’t. She’s developed a great deal here at Acorn and behaves very well, aside from the odd occasion where she loves to do an impression of Usain Bolt which may involve taking a playful swipe at your legs. “What fun!”, she thinks.

Jemima cannot cope with over stroking around her head or back. This could result in a mouthing bite as a reaction to protect herself from harm. Jemima has learnt real bites hurt us and she doesn’t do this any more.

Jemima is still learning that new people will not hurt her. Once she knows you, she is fine and she will live in harmony with you but as we want her home to work out forever, we feel that she needs an experienced owner with no other cats and no children, who will let Jemima get to know you at her own pace.

Please, please, please would someone give our Jemima a chance? In consideration of a perfect home, no adoption fee will be asked.

Jemima is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. She is based in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Contact Lynda on associationacorn@gmail.com or 05 53 81 30 44.

Emma (f) and Eddie (m) – ready for cuddles and play

Sweet little brother and sister looking for a home.

Eddie and Emma were found as strays and looked after by a kind couple before they came into Acorn care for re-homing.

They were born in April so are 7 months old now and we’d love to see them in a forever home. It would be ideal if they went together but we’d consider all options.

They both have heart-melting faces with big, green eyes and soft tabby and white fur. They are lovely friendly kittens who are well socialised with other cats and people. They really would make great company for someone.

Emma and Eddie are chipped, de-parasited and vaccinated. Eddie is neutered and Emma is booked in for hers the week commencing 13th November. They are in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Please contact Lynda on associationacorn@gmail.com or 05 53 81 30 44

Ava and Alfie – tabby twosome purring for you

AVA (f) and ALFIE (m)

Alfie and Ava were yet another couple of summer’s unwanted kittens. Well, that was until they came to Acorn, where they are now very much loved.

Alfie is a big, handsome boy who is a little timid at first but soon warms up with a good toy or a treat! He loves a tummy tickle!

Ava was a little more traumatised by her sad start in life and is quite shy. Having said that, she is starting to come out of her shell and loves to play with the toys now. She loves her food too and that is certainly one way to win her over. She has made great progress with Caroline, her Carer, and enjoys a stroke and will rub against Caroline’s hand. She sometimes follows her across the room and playfully grabs her legs! We think a calm, quiet home with an older family of her own would be ideal as we don’t think she would do well in a lively home with children.

Alfie and Ava can be adopted separately or together.

Alfie and Ava are chipped, de-parasited, neutered and vaccinated. They are near 24320 La Tour Blanche. Please contact Caroline on carolinearcher1@gmail.com or 06 77 22 65 90

Chloe (f), Cleo (f) and Claude (m) – Three beautiful kittens waiting for you!

Two’s company, three’s even better!

Born to a stray, this little threesome luckily made their way to Acorn Cat Rescue where they have proved a total delight and a hit with everyone. Acorn is looking for good homes for them, either on their own, or together.

They are complete live wires, very funny to be around and confident with other cats and people. Each of them is striking in their own way; the girls are pretty and angelic, and black and white Claude is simply gorgeous.

They are chipped, de-parasited and fully vaccinated. You will be expected to sterilise them once they are old enough post-adoption.

Chloe, Cleo and Claude are based in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Please contact Lynda on 05 53 81 30 44 or associationacorn@gmail.com

Louis, male kitten – Angelic little scamp!

Help Acorn Cat Rescue find a home for LOUIS.

Louis looks like an angel. He’s a wee wisp of a boy with his soft, mostly white fur and big, green eyes.

He might look angelic but he can be a cheeky little scamp! He’ll poke his nose into everyone’s business whether they want him to or not! Louis will provide you with hours of fun and good company.

Once he’s gone about this daily antics and worn himself out he turns back into enchanting mode; the true Louis, just a baby boy who loves his snuggles.

Louis is chipped, de-parasited and fully vaccinated. You will be expected to sterilise him post-adoption. He is in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Please contact Lynda on 05 53 81 30 44 or associationacorn@gmail.com

Merlina – female kitten – she’s magic!

Please help us find a home for beautiful MERLINA (f) – born mid-June 2017

Merlina had a bad start in life. As one of France’s many unwanted kittens, she was scheduled to be put to sleep as she was deemed savage! There is nothing wild about Merlina, we can assure you! She was definitely scared when she arrived with us but has come out of her shell nicely and is developing into a sweet girl who now understands that it’s nice to be around humans.

She’s quiet and unassuming, getting on well with the other cats and enjoying human affection.

Merlina is chipped, de-parasited and fully vaccinated. You will be expected to sterilise her post-adoption. She is based in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Please contact Lynda on 05 53 81 30 44 or associationacorn@gmail.com