Sweet boy Oscar is a 6 year old ariégeois cross who was found wandering, skinny and covered in ticks. Initially he was very nervous, but he soon discovered that his new life at the refuge, however basic, was full of the love, food and good care that presumably had been missing previously. As is common for these chasse-type breeds he loves the company of other dogs and shares his box happily with another fairly shy male dog.
Oscar is still shy of strangers, but he now ADORES his walks and quickly becomes affectionate with those he knows and trusts. In this case he is a real cuddle-monster! Being a sensitive chap he just needs to gain confidence, but he gets along well with humans, dogs and cats. As you can see Oscar has many good qualities and would be happiest and more confident with another dog to help him along the way. He is strictly not available for hunting, but otherwise is vaccinated, chipped, sterilised and ready for adoption.
Come to meet Oscar, or call/email for further info at: Refuge Animalier Bortois Rue des Deux Eaux 19110 BORT LES ORGUES, Correze Tel: 05 55 96 70 51/
Here we have the leggy bundle of scrumptiousness that is Youri, a handsome griffon cross of 4-5 years old who was found wandering.
Youri was terrified of humans, so at first no-one could approach him as he would simply run away and hide. With patience, and of course some tempting tasty treats, he has gradually learned to trust again. Youri is still a very timid lad but he has made good progress, greatly helped by sharing his box with a confident female dog. Today he goes for walks, lets himself get closer and closer and even wags his tail with enthusiasm at the sight of his harness. Like the vast majority of abandoned chasse-type dogs, Youri is a tender soul and very endearing to those he knows and trusts.
Any potential adopter will need to put in plenty of time and effort to win Youri’s trust, and I think he is very likely to need one or more doggy companions in any future home to help him feel safe and to show him the ropes. Those who have adopted a ‘chasse’ dog like Youri (including myself) know that they usually adapt to a home with ease, appreciating the warmth, love and comfort as only such often abused dogs can. Youri is vaccinated, micro-chipped and castrated.
If you feel you have what it takes to help Youri enjoy a wonderful new life, come to meet him, or call/email for further info at: Refuge Animalier Bortois Rue des Deux Eaux 19110 BORT LES ORGUES, Correze Tel: 05 55 96 70 51/
The inappropriately named ‘Lucky’ (usually affectionately called Lulu by the benevoles) came to the refuge in 2019. Arriving as a young, energetic and large Labrador cross, he hadn’t been socialised very much at all with the outside world, other than for any essential trips to the vet, so he pulled like a train, was rather reactive towards other dogs and wanted to launch himself at any cat remotely within his radar! At the same time he was pretty shy of strangers, but intelligent, affectionate and playful, especially loving to play ball and return the ball to your feet. We honestly thought he would be very quickly adopted.
Lucky is now 7 yrs old and these days, after a little work on his lead skills, walking him is such a pleasure that he often accompanies some of the handicapped visitors after a play session. We all adore him, to be honest, and it’s a mystery as to why he is seemingly completely invisible to any potential adopters. With other dogs it all depends on temperament, and living with another dog is potentially possible, but he would be perfectly happy to be the only king of the household. A little shy at first he soon gains confidence, is obedient, healthy, always full of energy and ready for a good walk; Lucky would be the perfect, sporty companion for a cat-free household. At the refuge he has learned to be much more tolerant of those cats he sees, but for safety’s sake it’s probably best that he doesn’t live with any! Chipped, vaccinated and castrated, Lucky is waiting to meet you!
If you can give this endearing dog the opportunity to live up to his name, come to meet Lucky, or call/email for further info at: Refuge Animalier Bortois Rue des Deux Eaux 19110 BORT LES ORGUES, Correze Tel: 05 55 96 70 51/
Lovely Isaac has had the great misfortune to be abandoned to the refuge at the age of 10 years old due to being an anxious dog who is afraid of thunderstorms.
This super boy really loves people, is affectionate, loves to go for walks and doesn’t pull on the lead, is usually fine with other dogs, except for uncastrated males, but cats are a no-no. Isaac may be a little sensitive and need extra help during storms, but he is nowhere near as anxious and nervous as many other dogs who find themselves in a refuge. He is certainly not as nervous as my own two adopted hounds and they are thriving and blossoming.
Despite all the attention and cuddles from the employee and benevoles, Isaac is gradually becoming increasingly stressed and depressed. This is a small refuge with very basic facilities, so despite every effort to care well for the dogs, winter is inevitably very hard and especially takes its toll on the older residents.
Should you be able to adopt Isaac, there is the benefit of €600 towards any eventual vet fees. Alternatively, if you live within easy travelling distance of Bort les Orgues, being a foster family would be an option – you would pay for his food, but the refuge would cover all veterinary costs provided that all care is carried out at the Bort clinic. He is chipped, vaccinated, castrated and ready to go. Please, please help us to get Isaac into a nice warm, caring home as soon as possible.
Come to meet Isaac, or call/email for further info at: Refuge Animalier Bortois Rue des Deux Eaux 19110 BORT LES ORGUES, Correze Tel: 05 55 96 70 51/
This handsome six year old Dalmatian cross recently arrived at the refuge following the death of his master. Up until this point this lovely boy had lived a happy, comfortable life in a loving home but is already finding life in the refuge very stressful.
Turbo is affectionate by nature, always eager for cuddles, and is a playful clown at heart who needs a large enclosed area to be able to let off steam. On walks he doesn’t currently pull, but his recall is definitely something to be worked on! He gets along fine with other dogs and (I think) children, but not cats. All of us bénévoles have been captured by his charm and we very much want to find him the loving home he deserves, as soon as possible.
Up to date with his vaccinations, identified by microchip and sterilized, Turbo is all ready to go!
Come to meet Turbo, or call/email for further info at: Refuge Animalier Bortois Rue des Deux Eaux 19110 BORT LES ORGUES, Correze Tel: 05 55 96 70 51
Our Fox Terrier, Lilli, was born in June 2015 and has been with us since August 2015. She is very affectionate and intelligent, loves a cuddle and grooming is heaven for her. She loves the outdoors and long walks. Reluctantly, due to personal circumstances, I’ve decided to put her up for adoption. She is chipped, up-to-date with vaccines and spayed. She has no health issues, no allergies and has always been given a good bill of health from our vets. I use Bravecto for flea and tic treatment and she has had no reaction.
She is excellent in the car, keen to see where the driver is taking her. She loves family life, and will appreciate a younger family with time for regular daily walks, which I’m now unable to give her. She is always alert to a noise or movement – an excellent guard dog. She would benefit from some canine education as I haven’t been able to reinforce what she’s learned. Lilli is amazing with people of all ages; never a problem with visiting younger members of my family or friends. She’s happy with a cuddle, but sometimes she can be overexcited, like many dogs. She’s been brought up with an older dog and a cat which has since passed. She will chase cats though so needs a cat free household, but she may be OK if a kitten is introduced to her. Lilli would be good for someone who is conversant with Fox Terriers and their little foibles. Chip number: 250269811212842.
She is in 79320 Moutiers-sous-Chantemerle. My contact details: . Tel: 06 30 63 81 03
Newton. Just look at that face. Hound lovers, I know you are melting already.
Newton is young, smaller than he looks in the photo, and when he first arrived you couldn’t get near to him, he was afraid. He now comes looking to be part of the cuddle fest, and when he gets to know you he blossoms and gets giddy and joyful. He is pure delight, calm, loving; a lad who has known nothing and enjoying finding that life can include cuddles, quiet nights, sausage and good friends.
There are so many hound lovers out there and this young man is absolute treasure.
If you would like more information please contact SPA Saintes, Dept 17, or email me on .
Handsome Fred is 14 months young and small light build, 22kg.
He’s chipped, vaccinated, and castrated. Fred is a sweet boy who gets on with everyone and neither over the top nor overly afraid. He is stand-offish at first, before he gets to know someone, just needs a bit of time. He’s been clean in the house since early on when I toilet trained him from being a puppy. He gets on fine with other dogs he meets; he’s happy to follow rather than lead and quite submissive. He loves playing games of fetch. He is a people pleaser and happy to snuggle with other people or dogs he knows. We have different people coming round and he is standoffish at first but after 5-10 mins he is delighted to have a fuss from everyone on his terms. He’s very food motivated.
Vets best guess is a lab cross malinois. He’s pretty chilled out. He does like to chew his buffalo horns, pigs ears, kongs, olive wood chews, etc. The only time he goes on a mad run is out in the garden; in the home he’s usually sleeping. Only rehoming due to personal circumstances.
If you would like to give Fred a home please contact Matt Tricot: tel: 06 58 60 66 34 email: (He is in 16460 Chenommet)
Hairy is a male Miniature Poodle x, about 12 years old (actual age unknown).
Despite his diminutive size, Hairy likes to think he’s the boss. He is used to living with a dog and cats, but his relationship with them is not always easy. He is fine with female dogs but not at all good with male dogs. He will tolerate the presence of cats but has a tendency to mark his territory as a consequence. He is used to living inside but dislikes feeling confined, often preferring to be outside. He loves walks but reacts aggressively to encounters with other dogs, so needs to be walked on a leash. He guards his food and is jealous of the other furry and human members of the household. He has periods of separation anxiety. He does not like being groomed.
Hairy has an old leg injury that sometimes causes him pain and he is on medication for a heart murmur.
Electronic identification 250268743854122 / vaccinations up-to-date / neutered. Reason for adoption : Owner moving back to a rental property in the UK that is unable to accommodate dogs.
Contact Clare: via email or phone 0604015834 / 0553 571774.
Izzy is a 10/11 year old French Spaniel. She was delighted to get out of the pound, have her haircut and experience the comfort and freedom of home living. She has blossomed in her foster home.
Don’t be deceived by Izzy’s age as she is not ready for retirement yet! She’s an active, strong dog who has a zest for life, loves being with people and gets on with the dogs she has met. Izzy sleeps in her bed all night, is housetrained, plays ball and loves to go out in the car.
She needs a permanent home now where she can have fun, exercise, settle down and grow old.
Please get in touch through the website www.Assoenroute.com or email if you’re interested in fostering Izzy.
What is wrong with Moka ? Nothing except he does not look like the big soppy article he actually is. Moka is a Cane Corso cross and very handsome. He looks a bit like ‘bovver boy’ but nothing could be further from the truth and he must not be judged by his muscles. When out on walks he has a big smile, bounces and rolls on the grass and he is a very happy boy. This is his serious face.
Moka is six years old, easy on the lead, gentle and calm. Because he is a big lad you would always introduce him quietly to other dogs but so far he hasn’t put a foot wrong. If you like the strong silent type by your side, here he is.
Please contact Saintes SPA Dept 17 or message me on
Attention big chunky Bulldog lovers. This is Narco born Feb 2017, 4 years old.
Nacro is castrated and good with children and females, a bit dominant with other males. He pulls like a train on the lead but I don’t think he is used to a lot of lead walking. He would soon learn and of course with a garden to run in he won’t be quite so excited about a half hour out in the sun. He is clean in the house, can be left alone without any trouble and is good in the car. He needs a secure garden, as they all do, but allegedly if it is not secure he quite enjoys going walkabout .. a bit like all teenage boys.
Narco is currently adapting to life in a refuge at the Saintes SPA, Dept 17, and would be very chuffed to find his new family. Please contact me on:
Justine and Juge – a bonded pair of absolute PURE JOY, no more, no less.
No cats and a nice secure garden. They need a space to run, they do pull with real excitement at being out of the box, but with space to run they are like greyhounds – 20 minutes full speed then sleep for hours. They LOVE humans. They will adore you and fill your life and house with a charming yet manic surge of the kind of affection only a bouncy dog can give you.
Their chances are limited as we want them to stay together, but if you have a secure garden and can imagine how much fun these two would bring you please think about it. Life in refuge is giving them big bottoms; they do look adorable as they swing along, but they need to run some of it off. They are full of life and happiness packed onto paws. Juge is castrated and they are about 6 years old.
Saintes SPA Dept 17 or email . Thank you. PLEASE NOTE : they are not small dogs – they are a good chunky medium size.
Following the death of his French lady owner, Edy finds himself without a home. He’s an 11 year old German Short-Haired Pointer, clean and well-socialised. He is a friendly dog and used to living indoors. He has not been sterilised.
He’s currently in the Confolens area. Fingers crossed for this handsome lad.
If you would like to offer Edy a retirement home for his golden years, please call Valeria (French) on 07 82 85 47 40.