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

Elvis, male, Boxer/Frenchie X, 8 months old – rotating ears? Who can resist?


Sadly my world is ruled by a stronger force … asthma and lung problems which are getting worse daily.

We love Elvis. He’s a Boxer/Frenchie cross. 8 months old and not neutered. He’s chipped and vaccinated and has a pink bow.

Elvis loves children, people of all shapes and sizes and cats and dogs. He’s a crowd pleaser of epic proportions while remaining short and squat in stature. Pale mud colour, he was chosen to match our kitchen floor. He can sit to a shhh sound, throw himself dramatically on the floor to the quiet command “lie down,” give rotating theatrical paws the quality of which depends on the calibre of the treats.

He adores cat food and is a silent and accomplished cat(food) burglar. He absolutely is not allowed on furniture so he eats toys in an attempt to be more human. He can beat a three year old on a scooter in a five yard dash and will gallantly defend toddlers from flies and falling leaves. He loves to walk people but finds their slow steady pace irritating, after all, so little time so much to do. So there you have it. A small dog with a massive personality and appeal, rotating ears, four chins, bow legs and a big heart. This is a very reluctant loss. We will scrutinize potential adopters. We love Elvis, he’s so much more than a hound dog and we’re all shook up over losing him.

Elvis currently lives in Riberac, Dept. 24. If you require more information about Elvis or interested in adopting him, please email Margaret on

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:
To Adopt:

Molly and Buddy, lifelong friends – pending adoption

We have been asked to help find a home for these 2 gorgeous dogs near Confolens, due to their owners unfortunate circumstances.

Molly is a Labrador/collie cross Black and white – 6 years old – Microchip No. 25026850046227. All vaccinations are up to date.

Buddy is a Black Labrador/lurcher cross – 4 years old. Microchip No. 250269604814531. Again all vaccinations are up to date.

They are both very loving dogs, well behaved and are good with all animals, they live with cats so no problem there and in the past have lived with an extended family of sheep/pigs/chickens/ducks/geese etc with no problems.

Buddy loves to cuddle up on your lap in the evenings and watch the TV!! Molly is a bit bigger so she lays at your feet, they just want to be near you.

It would be ideal if they could stay together as all they have known is each other and the owner feels that they would be really lost without each other.

A solution by the end of June is sought whether it be a full adoption or perhaps a 6 month foster, where the owners have said they should be in a better position to return for the dogs.
Please contact me in the first instance and I will put you in touch with the owners. Thank you

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

Gaspard, male, short-legged hound, 2 years old – he’s a bit of a hoot

My name is Gaspard. I am a short legged hound. I am nearly 2 years old. I was living in the grand commune and liked it actually running around with the big guys. Then I was attacked and now I am in a box which I am not used to but I am safe. I am lovely, just lovely even though I say so myself.

I walk well on a lead albeit with my nose glued to the ground, so exciting to be outside!! I will need some education but I’m a quiet boy, hiding my amazing personality because I am a bit of a hoot underneath it all.

Please give me a thought even if it is only to share me with all your hairy dog loving pals. Thank you.

Gaspard is currently lived at Saintes SPA Dept 17. Please email Kate Potter on for further information about Gaspard.

INOA – 3 year old lady in Mornac SPA

DOB: 06/07/13
Arrival: 20/10/16

Inoa is a Bernese mountain dog x Czech Wolf dog… she seems to have the Czech colouring and the bouvier size! She is fine with other dogs, although her manners are a little rough, and she isn’t going to tolerate other big personalities in her life. She needs a home without cats. Although she has lived with children, her future family will need to understand that she is a little boisterous around children. She will need a home where she is supervised in the presence of small children, as well as one without small furries. She really is a magnificent young girl. Inoa needs firm, fair leadership and a calm home.

Refuge de l’Angoumois
Route de Bois Long
Les Mesniers
16600 MORNAC
05 45 65 76 99
The refuge is open 1.30 – 5.30 Mon-Sat

You can also contact Emma at

Angel – 5 year old golden retriever in Mornac SPA

DOB: 28/12/10
Arrival: 24/12/16

That was a nice Christmas present for Angel, wasn’t it? Nobody bothering to pick him up at Christmas when he found himself at the pound.

Apparently, he is a bit of an escape artist. There’s a surprise. A dog who makes his own fun if nobody shows him what’s good fun and what’s not, and a dog who goes off seeking company if he’s stuck in a boring garden all day, barking at traffic and hoping a cat climbs on the fence to keep him occupied.

With this in mind, a home where Angel will have a secure garden and everything that a golden retriever needs in life would be perfect. That’d be walks, company, fun and a bit of occupation. He is not aggressive towards other dogs of the same size and is currently homed with another male. However, he has a history where little dogs are concerned and would not suit a house where smaller dogs (less than 10kg) are present.

Refuge de l’Angoumois
Les Mesniers,
16600 MORNAC

Email Emma at to come to meet him

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

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

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:

For French speakers email or