Drop, male, 8 yrs old – calm and loving – adopted

Say hello to Drop. Ironically named given this is the absolute treasure I spoke of when his family, all jangling jewellery and silk scarves abandoned him when the elderly family member who had loved him, had gone. They did not glance back.

This boy is 8 years old. We all know I love all our dogs in Saintes but there are some with an aura, a tenderness in the soul that seeps out of their pores .. Drop is one. He is calm, loving and (sadly) accepting of his lot. He has been sharing with an old girl and he has cared for her, sounds crazy but it isn’t. She needed comfort and he gave it to her.

This is Drop. He is gentle, calm, loving and wears his soul on his sleeve. He is fairly ordinary to look at but if aura’s were visible, everybody would want him. Please take the time to look at him, his Ma will feel it out of the screen when she sees him, I know this.

Drop is currently at Saintes SPA Dept 17.

If you’re interested in Drop or require further information please contact Kate Potter on email katepotter47@hotmail.com

Spike, male, 5 years old, Harlequin Berger – really, really nice boy – adopted

This gorgeous lad is Spike. His Pa has died and Spike finds himself counting the days until you come for him.

Spike is a handsome lad .. a Harlequin Berger, 5 years old and nice natured. Nice is a simple little word but when used for a dog it means so much more … he is affectionate, good on the lead, interested in all about him .. and nice. I know some view the word ‘nice’ as a bit limp .. it isn’t really, don’t we all just love spending time with that nice calm soul who brings nothing more than a good feeling along with them every day.

Spike is currently at SPA Saintes, dept. 17.

If you’re interested in Spike or require further information, please contact Kate Potter email katepotter47@hotmail.com

Meisha, female, 8 year old, Oriental-type cat

MEISHA (f) – 8 year old oriental-type cat with Acorn Cat Rescue.

Super-friendly Meisha has been through the wars. She came to Acorn in April, skeletal, homeless and worse, pregnant. She was so malnourished that she only was able to produce one kitten, Mouse, who sadly died a few days after being born.

Having been subject to their TLC, we are happy to say that Meisha is gaining weight and condition.

So now we want to her to have a happy future with someone who can pick up from where Acorn started. You would be adopting a very unique puss-cat.

Meisha is chipped, vaccinated and will be sterilised in a few weeks. She is in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac.

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

Dickie, male cat – loves feet

DICKIE (male) – born late May 2017, with Acorn Cat Rescue, Dordogne.

You can’t fail to love Dickie.

Dickie is a real little character. He’s quite happy playing with his siblings but is otherwise in his own little world, happy to entertain himself. Fun fact: he likes to play with his feet! (They do get ‘em at Acorn. Maybe it’s the water).

Dickie is chipped, de-parasited, fully vaccinated and castrated. He is based in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Please contact Lynda on 05 53 81 30 44 or associationacorn@gmail.com

Dolly, female cat – dainty and affectionate

DOLLY (female) – born late May 2017, with Acorn Cat Rescue, Dordogne.

Dolly by name, dolly by nature. She’s a real girlie girl with a delicate white face and dainty paws and she’s really affectionate!

We perhaps should have called her Polly since, like Polly Parrot, she loves to stand on your shoulders. If you need some love, she’s your perfect girl.

Dolly is chipped, fully vaccinated and wormed, de-flead and sterilised. She is based in 24400 Eglise Neuve D’Issac. Please contact Lynda on 05 53 81 30 44 or associationacorn@gmail.com

Jemima, female cat

JEMIMA (with Acorn Cat Rescue, Dordogne)

Our update on Acorn’s longest stayer, Jemima!

As many of you know, Jemima has been with Acorn Cat Rescue since January 2017. Her history was unknown as they picked her up from a vet where she had been abandoned.

At first, it took her ages to settle in. She was spiteful to people and to most of the other cats. We were very worried that her chances of adoption were bleak.

She is now happily living as part of the family at Acorn HQ where she has been gently and carefully rehabilitated by Lynda and Trevor. They love this girl and are thrilled that she has learnt to believe in them and their intentions.

Jemima now gets along with other cats and will sit on on your lap (strictly on her terms) and she loves attention! We really do want Jemima to have her own special someone though as here, she will always be part of a large pack so we will keep looking for the right home for her.

It will probably take a while for Jemima to trust other people, so any new or stressful situation may see Jemima regress a little but her future is bright, we are sure.

Jemima needs an experienced owner with no children; someone who is patient and understanding of her bad past and happy to just let her be, well, Jemima!

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.

Aris, male, 2 years old, Chihuahua X – cute and loveable little bundle of fluff

My story by Aris aged 2 years

I arrived from Romania with my mum, a Chihuahua, and brother who was rehomed here in France. I am larger than my mum and I weigh 12kg and unlike my mum and brother have a beautiful fluffy coat. My main colours are a biscuit/sandy grey colour and pretty black tips of colour on my ears with a short stumpy tail.

I am a very friendly, lovable active chap and walk well on my lead with my harness on. I am also house trained and love people of all ages. I love cuddles and in return give big kisses. I have my own passport and have all my injections are up to date. I have been living with my two sisters and two big brothers but recently had a fall out with my brothers and now cannot live with them anymore, believe you me I have tried but I guess I would just be more suited to a family with me as the only one. I really prefer to be top dog which doesn’t work with my big brothers in the house I’m living in now.

I am not good with chickens and though I have never met a cat, it is ‘probable’ that they might interest me too. Most importantly I’m not a fussy eater but do like chicken with scrambled egg and liver.

I was born with an enlarged heart but I’m a fit little dog and I don’t take any prescribed medication. The vet said I’m in good health.

Aris: ICAD 642098100157232
DOB 22/03/2016
Weight 12kg
Full passport

If you’re interested in Aris or require further details or more cute photos please email Vanessa on vanessam_andrews@hotmail.com or telephone 0545290021

Ithos, male, 5 years old, Dogue/Boxer X – handsome lad

What can I say? How handsome do you need the man in your life to be? I have the perfect guy for you. Oh la la … strong, dark and intelligent. He is good with cats and children and educated. Will love you unconditionally, never moan and think you are amazing even in your rollers this is the kind of male I like to have around. xx

This absolute stunner is ISTHOS he is a Dogue/Boxer cross born May 2013. he was found tied to the grillage. Chipped so we were able to contact the number but the man said he had given him away in January. Don’t you just love these caring souls.

Isthos is a very calm and gentle boy, a fine young man all round.

Saintes SPA Dept 17. France or please talk to Kate Potter, email katepotter47@hotmail.com

Flador, male, 8 yrs old – beware! Total cuddle monster

This dear, soppy, loving boy is Flador. He is 8 years old and has just been abandoned by his owner. I do not know why but I do know this … this lad is a cuddle monster.

He is good with cats and children, so has lived with a family. He has known love, is missing love and is full of love. Gentle as a summer breeze.

I love them all you know that, but Flador is one of the ones that takes the heart out of you, licks it and pops it back leaving you in love for ever. Saintes SPA Dept 17. or please talk to Kate Potter. Thank you xxx Please share this chunky bundle of black silk … xxx

Any enquiries to Kate Potter, email katepotter47@hotmail.com

Arthur, male, Boxer X, 7 yrs old – calm and gentle boy

Arthur is 7 years old and was abandoned by his owner. Not the worst thing in the world because he has not had the best of treatment and was stick thin, even so Arthur was very frightened by the refuge and became quite depressed.

He is slowly regaining some confidence and putting on a little weight. He is a brindle boxer cross and a soft quiet boy, easy on the lead but he is intimidated by the other dogs and the noise. Arthur has been moved to a bigger box with more room to move but it is down with the Category dogs so not all potential adopters go down there and he wont be seen as much as he should be.

It is down to us to get Arthur’s face seen, put the light back into those sad eyes. Yes he is fearful at first, but when he knows you he is calm and gentle and so needs someone to love him and make it all okay xx

Arthur is at Saintes SPA Dept 17 or please contact Kate Potter email: katepotter47@hotmail.com