Oscaro

Oscaro

Oscaro is a 4 year old Griffon cross, identified, sterilized and vaccinated.  Sadly, his world was turned upside down when his owners could no longer care for him and he found himself in the refuge. The poor lad was fearful and lost for the first days, hiding in his bed and barking anxiously at the ‘strangers’ he found himself amongst. But that is all behind him now as his true self has shone through – Oscaro is a real ‘glue-pot’ who adores attention, cuddles and most especially love. He is a real ball of love on legs.

Oscaro is very playful, even mischievous, as the members of the team have noted. The rascal makes us believe that he is bringing back the ball and then runs at full speed in the opposite direction! He has turned out to be a very cheerful dog who loves to go for walks and is delighted as soon as he spots his harness and leash, ‘helping’ us to put it on him by shoving his head into any available part of it.

His attitude to other dogs and cats is to be tested. It’s felt that the most suitable choice for him would be to be the only dog in his future home, as this is what he has been used to.

Do not hesitate to come and meet this lovely lad. He looks a right scruff in the photo but in reality Oscaro is much more handsome, with the most beautiful eyes and a cheeky smile.

Refuge Animalier Bortois
Rue des Deux Eaux
19110 BORT LES ORGUES, Correze

Tel: 05 55 96 70 51

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo Tonka Truck. This is her serious face when she first arrived and was worried; she does smile and is a very happy girl. Tokyo is nearly 2 years old and a real sweetheart with a lovely nature. When out of the box she romps about with her kennel buddy and loves to play. Tokyo needs a little more practice on the lead because she is a strong muscular girl with low body gravity and has no idea that there is a mere mortal on the other end of the lead. We are more a minor irritation that is slowing her down, but she will learn. We can cat test if necessary. Tokyo is very young and deserves better than growing up in a refuge, she would be a wonderful pal and you would soon have magnificent muscle definition.

Saintes SPA Dept 17 or please contact me on

Sam

Sam

Sam. What a happy chunk!

Sam is about 3 years old and was adopted about a year ago. A couple of months ago he was returned because he was difficult on the lead and chased cars. Now that we have got to know him well I can say he is a lively boy for sure with a shedload of energy. However, he walks well on his lead and many of us volunteers are not young. Yes he is interested and reacts to a passing car, but stops quickly with distraction and soon forgets about them. He has taken all this in his stride and greets you at his gate with barely contained excitement as he waits to get his paws out on that lovely wet grass.

He is so happy and playful, a lab cross with Tonka Truck I think, giant paws and huge sense of ‘isn’t life fab’ to go with them. Thank you for considering Sam. He is currently at Saintes SPA Dept 17 or please email me on

Aivor

Aivor

Here is another stunner looking for a family to love. Isn’t he magnificent?  He has such a serious face but is actually very playful and happy. As time passes Aivor is becoming sad being confined in a box. He loves his walks and never wants to go back; it is so hard to make them go back in when they are pleading to stay out.  Aivoir is a pure breed English pointer and will need a secure garden. He is fascinated by birds and will happily charge around looking up with very misplaced optimism.  Why he is still with is defeats me as he is a superb dog, strong on the lead but he soon settles down once he has been out for a few minutes.

Aivor is about 7 years old. He’s a big strong boy, very friendly and cuddly. He is currently sharing with two very timid females and he is really caring with them. He is lively, handsome and in urgent need of some space to charge around to stretch those legs of his.

Saintes SPA or please email me on  

Prunelle

Prunelle

This is the sweet Prunelle, a griffon cross of around 1-2 yrs old. Endearing and cuddly, Prunelle really loves people and being close by their sides. She will walk with some of the other refuge dogs with great pleasure, but can also be fiery towards certain dogs and doesn’t like cats. Prunelle is one of those dogs who really doesn’t show her best side at the refuge, especially if she has to pass her perceived arch enemy, a little female staffie, but once past the gates she is an angel to walk with.

Identified by microchip, vaccinated, sterilised and dewormed, young Prunelle is in great shape and ready to find a family who will give her a secure garden, further her education and shower her with the love she deserves. Come to meet Prunelle, call or email at:

Refuge Animalier Bortois
Rue des Deux Eaux
19110 BORT LES ORGUES, Correze

Tel: 05 55 96 70 51

Oscar

Oscar

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/

Youri

Youri

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/

Lucky

Lucky

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/

Fred

Fred

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

Hairy

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

Izzy

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.

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.

Edy

Edy

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.