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.



Lilou is a female 8 year old medium size Labrador x Border Collie

She is a gentle, sweet natured dog, used to living with another dog and cats. She likes to play and loves walks, although she has a tendency to pull on the lead. When walked off the leash her recall is not always good, particularly if she sees something interesting that she wants to explore. She understands basic commands and is very obedient in the home environment.

She loves being groomed and having her tummy rubbed and will nudge your arm to get your attention. She is a little nervous in the car and in new environments. She is untested around young children.

Reason for adoption : Owner moving back to a rental property in the UK, unable to accommodate dogs. Electronic identification code 250269606454607 FRA / vaccinations up-to-date / spayed

Contact Clare: via email or phone 06 04 01 58 34 / 05 53 57 17 74


Logan is a 10 year old Beagle/Shepherd cross who needs a new home due to the health problems of his owners: his mistress has had to move to an Ehpad.

Logan is a wonderful companion. He is obedient, gentle, well-behaved and very loving – he loves all the world, including other dogs. Probably because he is so unaggressive, he does not bark, though he does whine a few minutes when he is left alone in the car. Logan thoroughly enjoys his daily walks, and he can be left off the lead in an open environment – his recall is very good. He likes a home environment: he would rather be in the house with the rest of the family rather than left on his own in the garden.

He has some arthritis problems but we have been able to keep this under control by feeding him the appropriate dog food, He can run up steps and hilly paths without any problem – and he can also walk for miles. Logan also has an injection about every 5 months – the frequency of the injection is decreasing. Logan is the perfect companion for a retired couple. He is neutered, vaccinated and has a pet passport.

Logan is currently living in 16700 Ruffec. If you can offer Logan a loving home, please contact Colin on 06 18 74 23 85 or



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 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

Rally & Dakar

Rally & Dakar

Rally and Dakar. They are 8 years old and have been with us over six years. Who knows why ? We don’t. We all love them – joyful and exuberant, they are over excited when they first go out, of course they are, we all would be.

All we can do is keep trying for these two boys, both castrated, both deserving of love and both fabulous. Six years is simply too long – by about five years in fact. A dream life for them would be a decent sized secure garden to run round in all day and after a couple of days of freedom they would quickly become a couple of layabouts loving a taste of tlc, and a paddling pool, they love water play to the point of shoving the entire body into a bucket.

They are such happy dogs and we have tried so many times. People do adopt two dogs together but we have not found the heart to love these two, yet. Thank you from Rally and Dakar who do indeed, live in eternal hope. Saintes SPA Dept 17 or please email me on



Peri is a handsome 3 year old Anglo tri-coloured hound.  He is a much loved family member but due to a change in his owner’s circumstances he’s looking for a new home. 

Peri is a very loving and sociable boy who likes his walks, enjoys cuddles and likes nothing better than settling down for the evening curled up on his bed in the sitting room.  He’s dog and cat friendly and loves every human that he meets; there is no malice in Peri whatsoever.  He has his French Good Citizens Silver level Obedience Training and at the moment he’s doing his Gold. He enjoys playing with other dogs, male or female, but is just as happy playing in a secure garden with his toys.  He’s house trained, non-destructive in the home and crate trained.  Peri would enjoy belonging in a home with another dog as he just loves the company but as long as he’s included in the usual family activities, he can be an only dog. He is castrated.

If you could offer Peri a loving home, please contact Iain on 06 33 48 41 46 or email Postcode 86250



Rocky is a lovely eleven year old x Griffon à poil dur Korthals. He is very friendly dog who loves people and children but does not get on with other animals.   He’s good when left in the house on his own and has never been destructive nor left any mess. He has a full French travel passport and is fully up-to-date with his vaccines. He absolutely loves being in the car and is used to travelling around France and to the UK.   

He had an operation a few years ago to have fatty lumps removed but is otherwise in good health. Rocky is looking for a new home because his owner’s husband died recently and she is returning to the UK. At present he has a large fenced-off area to roam in and he enjoys a daily 30 minute walk on the lead.

He is currently in 79150 Ulcot. If you would like to give Rocky a new home please contact Christine Gibson on tel 05 49 66 48 30 or email

Willow & Marlow


WILLOW, Berger X (looks like a whippet), 3 years old, medium build, sterilised, chipped and fully vaccinated against ticks and rabies (up to date). Has a pet passport. FR SN 1 1857810

We adopted Willow when she was three months old from FelisCanis, Murviel-les-Beziers. She and the other puppies in the litter had been left without food, and had been abused. She is a happy dog now, loves everyone and loves other dogs. She is very fast, a bit excitable when she first meets people and jumps up to greet them. She is sweet-tempered and likes to play. Walks well on a long lead, but her joy is to run free and very fast. She has no health problems.


MARLOW, Blue Griffon X, 9 years old, large build, not castrated (told by vet it’s too late). Chipped and fully vaccinated against ticks and rabies (up to date). Has a pet passport. FR SN 1 1857809

We heard about Marlow from a friend who keeps an eye on adoption websites. He had been living half-wild in the Pyrenees, free to roam the village. Then his master died. We were looking for a companion for Willow so took him. They were instant friends. Marlow definitely mourned his master and was sad for a while, but is now very settled. He is a perfect gentleman indoors, quiet, calm, gentle and never demanding in any way. He is a beautiful dog with a thick, soft grey coat and comes for cuddles. He loves water and swimming. Outside he still likes to run away and roam, although he always comes back, so he needs to be in an enclosed garden. He chases cats and can be aggressive towards large male dogs. He needs a firm, loving master or mistress. He has no health problems.

Willow and Marlow are inseparable. It would be wonderful if they could be homed together. They are both high energy dogs and need plenty of exercise.

They are currently in 34800 Cabrières, Hérault. Please contact Lynn Michell on email:


Monty is a very handsome eight year old Tibetan Terrier boy who was born on 29 March 2014.

He is looking for a home as his owner has been taken into care and her elderly husband is not capable of looking after him. As you can see he is a very good looking dog. He is very friendly and good at recall and will make a great companion for someone. Please make Monty a happy boy by offering him a new home.

He has been neutered and his vaccinations are up-to-date. He is currently living in 79110 TILLOU. If you would like further details please contact Jack Eagle, tel 05 49 27 21 06, or email:


I’m Oli and I’ve been at the shelter for over two years waiting for a home. I don’t understand why because I’m a great dog, cheerful and very friendly. I’m three years old and quite big, bigger than I seem in my photos.

I have lots of energy so need regular walks. I’m very good on the lead, although at the start of a walk I’m quite excited through being locked up all day. I’m good at recall; know how to sit and I love canicross. I’m good with other dogs but not with cats. 

A well fenced garden is essential for me to play and run around and to keep me from escaping as I can jump very high!

If you can give me a home please contact   Website:



Shetan is a gorgeous seven year old male cross Belgian Shepherd Tervueren. He is currently at the refuge SPA de la Haute-Vienne, 87270 Couzeix.

He is a friendly, sociable and loving dog who is good on the lead and very bright. He’s energetic and playful so needs regular walks and as he’s a climber he needs a secure, fenced garden and needs lots of attention as he gets lonely if left alone. He’s had the benefit of basic training and will sit, lie down and give his paw. This boy has lots of love to give.

He is fine with female dogs but not with other male dogs or cats.

If you would like to meet Shetan please complete the questionnaire on our website: and email it to:



A breed that so many love and understand and as you can see this one is Fabulous.  Brigand is a GSP born August 2015, so coming up to 6 years old.

He is a lovely dog, castrated, educated, obedient and very, very lively.  He is a big strong lad and will need a secure garden or he will be up and over when he gets bored.  This lad is used to being ‘one man and his dog’ so he would love to be with a family, couple or singleton who spends a lot of time with him . You can see how smashing he is and he loves his water play … look at that smile.  

He was finally captured January 2020 near St Aigulin where he had been wandering alone since christmas and has never been claimed.  He has been with us 18 months now so he deserves to be noticed and he deserves to be loved.   Saintes SPA Dept 17 or please contact 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:



Anyone out there with experience of the glorious Chow Chow ?   We have a corker for you, Panache, only a youngster and typical Chow characteristics.  He walks beautifully on the lead, is fine with cats, not so keen on other male dogs but only 2 years old so as always, training could be the answer.   Panache likes the company of his human, loves a good walk, a sniff and a snort,  stimulation for that young and active mind and body. He responds to attention, sits, gives paw and takes a treat like a whisper but also needs a firm hand, typical youngster, give him an inch and he will take a mile.    

If you know and love this super breed please email me at  He currently has a ‘singles’ pad at the Saintes SPA, Dept 17.

Justine & Juge

Justine & Juge

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.