Even, male Jack Russel, 7 years old – a super cutie – reserved!

Even is a rough coat JR and absolutely adorable, a real little cutie, lively, joyful and playful.

He is not good with cats and can be dominant with other males, great with the girls of course and an absolute treasure with people. Even really is a super little lad with classic JR attitude.

He is 7 years old and is castrated. Saintes SPA, Dept 17 or please contact Kate Potter on Facebook or at katepotter47@hotmail.com.

Monzon, male, 5 yr old, Retriever/Dalmatian/dogue – it started with a kiss

MONZON is a stunning 5yr old mix of Retriever/Dalmatian/Dogue who was abandoned following a family breakup. He has been with us for a while in kennels and is a firm favourite with our volunteer walkers as he’s so easy to walk and is a big softie and he’s well up for kissy face.

MONZON spent a short period of time with a foster family, during which time he behaved impeccably. He was fantastic with the children, obedient, affectionate, calm, good in the house and in the car. His one fault seems to be that he’s over excitable around other animals. His ideal home will be with owners used to big dogs, a large garden with high, secure fencing away from the temptation of other animals. He is OK when he meets other dogs on walks, but needs to be an only pet for the reasons mentioned above.

MONZON has been neutered, micro-chipped, fully vaccinated including rabies so he has a full passport, and has been treated for worms, fleas and ticks. An adoption fee of €150 will be asked for to help towards his medical costs. If you would like more information on MONZON, then please contact us on 09 77 48 71 43 or at OrfeeInEnglish3@gmail.com.

Dogs and Pups needing urgent foster/adoption at Galia Association – can you help?



Urgent need for foster care or adoption!
Currently, several dogs are in the Pound with who we have conventions and risk euthanasia if we cannot release kennels at the refuge or find foster families for them (or better, adopters).
It is not possible to know their agreements, all the information we have will be put here and is as current as possible
There are:
A female x black griffon
A Female Puppy Black Labrador about 5 months, nice, close to human , OK females.
An elderly female spaniel, nice, close to man and OK females.
A female x Labrador? Brown and white
A male x GSD
A little black dog with half-long hair
Forms to be completed:
To be a foster home: http://www.association-galia.fr/questionnaire-fa/
To Adopt: http://www.association-galia.fr/demande-dadoption/

Voyou, male, 5 year old, Poodle X – cuteness on legs

My name is Voyou. I am a 5 year old and very handsome poodle cross, about the size of a spaniel really, maybe slightly longer legs.

I have had a hair cut and I feel pretty cool but here is a photo of me with my curls in case you prefer the look. I’m a nice boy, gentle, friendly with the other dogs and like a cuddle and a play. Not sure how I ended up here but I’m doing my best to keep my chin up until my new family come and get me.

Voyou is currently residing at Saintes SPA Dept 17, for further information please email Kate Potter on katepotter47@hotmail.com

Jimmy – 3 year old griffon Korthals x spaniel in Mornac SPA – on trial adoption

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DOB: 01/01/14
Arrival: 12/01/17
Jimmy is a wire-haired pointing griffon x spaniel, about the size of a griffon. He is a beautiful guy – gentle and calm. He has obviously had some training, walks well on the lead and can follow basic commands.

Refuge de l’Angoumois, Les Mesniers, 16600 Mornac

05 45 65 76 99

The refuge is open from 1.30 – 5.30 Monday – Saturday

You can also email Emma for further information on emmalee4hope@gmail.com

Pirate, male, 4 years old, German Shorthaired Pointer

Pirate : German Shorthaired Pointer
Born : 01/01/2012
Arrived at the refuge 01/07/2015

Pirate was saved from the pound where his euthanasia was scheduled. Pirate is very friendly dog that loves people, you can be sure that he will form a bond with his new owners.

He is friendly, always happy and loves life! He is not comfortable in the car, he will need a dog bar or to be cage trained.

He is OK with female dogs and males, he is submissive. He has had a couple of male (entire) kennel mates and we are working with lead training he is OK with a harness. He shows an aversion to cats, despite this he just wants love, he comes to the front of his kennel box and presses against the gate so he can get as close as possible for a cuddle.

The general conception is that German pointers are bred for hunting, Pirate just wants to run and play.

Pirate is currently with Galia Association at Fontenay le Comte, Southern Vendee, dept. 85.

Pirate is not yet sterilised but will be before adoption, microchipped and all vaccinations are up to date. He has been treated for worms, tics and fleas and a donation of 190€ is requested.

If you’re interested in adopting Pirate or would like some more information please contact Sue Hetherington on 0251 876 899 (English speaking) or email: pitway@live.com

For French speakers email assogalia85@gmail.com orhttp://www.association-galia.fr/demande-dadoption/

Miel, male, 3 years old, Shepherd X – just wants to be happy with you

Miel : Shepherd cross
Born : 10/10/2013
Arrived from the Hell Hole of Romania May 2016

A very gentle fellow, kennel mate to Clare, he is just adorable, easy to walk, excellent recall and usually clean in his kennel, no problem with other dogs, no mischief with food. We really do not know why he is still with us.

Miel says “I think about the life that I can have one day, I can imagine what it feels like to be happy, some of my peers are talking about this feeling so I’m thinking, I guess in my 3 years on this earth I have not yet had a moment where I could say I’m happy, the people of the refuge love and cuddle me but I can only imagine what it would be like to have my own family.”

Miel is currently with Galia Association at Fontenay le Comte, Southern Vendee, dept. 85.

Miel is sterilised, microchipped and all vaccinations are up to date. He has been treated for worms, tics and fleas and a donation of 190€ is requested.

If you’re interested in adopting Miel or would like some more information please contact Sue Hetherington on 0251 876 899 (English speaking) or email: pitway@live.com

For French speakers email assogalia85@gmail.com orhttp://www.association-galia.fr/demande-dadoption/

Lilas, female, Anglo Hound, 3 years old – loves a snuggle on the sofa


Lilas : Anglo Hound
Born : 21/08/2013
Arrived at the refuge December 2015

Lilas is a lovely dog, very cuddly and pot of glue that deserves to find a home full of love.

She is a gentle dog, gets along with other dogs and does not mind goats and is OK with children but like many hounds they have a tendency to chase cats and shows too much interest in chickens.

She will need daily walks and an enclosed garden. Hounds make great family dogs and once they find the sofa they are truly happy.

Lilas spent a small time in foster and was found to be clean and calm in the house, she was happy to snuggle up with the other dogs and OK during the night.

She does not pull on her lead and loves walks.

Lilas needs a family that are with her constantly, she can be destructive if left on her own.

Lilas is currently with Galia Association at Fontenay le Comte, Southern Vendee, dept. 85.

Lilas is sterilised, microchipped and all vaccinations are up to date. She has been treated for worms, tics and fleas and a donation of 240€ is requested.

If you’re interested in adopting Lilas or would like some more information please contact Sue Hetherington on 0251 876 899 (English speaking) or email: pitway@live.com

For French speakers email assogalia85@gmail.com orhttp://www.association-galia.fr/demande-dadoption/

Hagrid – 6 year old Malinois/GSD x in Mornac SPA

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DOB: 01/10/10
Arrival: 09/04/15

Hagrid is a six-year-old smarty-pants GSD x Malinois and boy does he have brains. He is ready to work and keen to build up a relationship with his owners. Hagrid absolutely must go to owners who have experience of shepherds and know that they need clear boundaries and good leadership as Hagrid finds it child’s play to get one up if he’s not given guidelines. When he has them, he is a dreamboat. A calm, non-punitive home is essential: Hagrid responds to anger and roughness with delight, feeding off all that energy. What helps him most manage his exuberance is having plenty to occupy that smart, smart brain. He loves chews, is happy to pass the afternoon with a bone, adores obedience training, excels at tracking and scent work and enjoys the odd game of Spinkles. He has no objection to spending a lot of the day outside and I have rarely heard him bark. A secure garden that he can make the most of would be perfect. If he has a warm place to sleep, even better. 

He also has plenty of energy as well as being really intelligent. He is confident and playful, would appreciate one-to-one training and is quick to tell you that you aren’t going quickly enough for him in training sessions. He would direct you if he could! Like many shepherds, he is a great guard dog where other dogs are concerned. He is loyal and takes his time to reward you with his attention. He would be absolutely wasted on a home that just wants a pet. Hagrid needs a job to do and he is keen to do it. His natural intelligence is an absolute gift for anyone who wants a superstar at the end of a training session, but if you do not have the time to dedicate to Hagrid, he is going to be a handful.


As a cross-breed, he is in good health – other than an infection that he has been struggling to shift. Hagrid has had giardia, an infection which can be very hard to shift in a refuge but is quick to clear up under treatment in a home. Hagrid is okay with female dogs on a case by case basis and would need to be tested with them before you commit. He is hands down my favourite dog at the shelter, but he has a hard mouth, so a family with young children is not recommended.

Hagrid finds the refuge very over-stimulating and would appreciate a home with owners who understand the calm energy he needs.

If you are interested in adopting Hagrid, please contact:

Refuge de l’Angoumois
Les Mesniers
16600 Mornac

05 45 65 76 99

The refuge is open from 1.30-5.30 Monday-Saturday during the winter and 1.30-6pm during the summer.

Alternatively, you can also contact Emma at emmalee4hope@gmail.com

Kayser – six year old rottie cross at Mornac SPA

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DOB: 06/06/10
Arrival: 25/01/14

Kayser is a rottweiler cross and sad to say that the people who will be most attracted to a dog like Kayser will be those who won’t give him the home he needs. He has now been at the shelter longer than any other dog, coming up on his third anniversary here. Kayser is sociable with female dogs, but not a fan of boys. He is well-trained, can sit, give a paw and walk to heel. Someone has done their work in helping Kayser be as adoptable as possible! No cats for Kayser, please! Unless they are on a sandwich. 

It is a massive shame that he has been at the refuge so long. He is a sweet-natured, affectionate dog who is always happy to see you. If you would like to adopt Kayser, please remember that you need a permis de détention. This is paperwork that is easy to get although typically French: you’ll need a series of documents, a clause in your house insurance and a certificate proving you have been on a 1-day dog handler training course provided by a certified trainer. These are all things we can help you get if you are interested in adopting Kayser. 

He is a smart, loyal, confident, friendly boy who deserves a chance. If you are interested, please contact us.

Refuge de l’Angoumois
Les Mesniers
16600 Mornac
05 45 65 76 99

The refuge is open from 1.30-5.30 Monday-Saturday during the winter and 1.30-6pm during the summer.

You can also email Emma at emmalee4hope@gmail.com for further information or to meet him.