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Lot & Dordogne South West France

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Animal Shelter

There are so many animals in this region who desperately need a new home. If you can help, please contact the people below. It is completely free to advertise an animal who needs your help. Breeders will need to advertise on the Buy & Sell page.

Dog Adoption France – PoorPaws


Situated in the South west Lot region of France, we are not a refuge but try to home some of the many abandoned and unwanted dogs in the area – and sometimes beyond. The dogs we take in live en famille with us here and in good size secure parks. Although we started only taking a couple of dogs, we can now have up to 15 at any one time. The majority of these will never find new homes due to old age or behaviour peculiarities but we usually have a good selection of ” adoptables” and if we don’t have what you are looking for, we will pull out all the stops to find the right dog for you.


Everything we do is on a purely voluntary basis. We receive no official financial aid. I have several little jobs to raise funds and my partner is (still!) building our house. Our feed and vets bills are considerable, each dog where possible being vaccinated and neutered before leaving Poorpaws.


So, please, if you are looking to adopt a dog or a cat, give a Poorpaws a chance, the buzz you will get from giving a previously unhappy dog a good home is tremendous and you will have a good and faithful friend.


Please contact us on 00 (33) 565 24 53 03 (please leave a message) or email us susan.glibbery@orange.fr to see what is available and give a ‘poorpaws’ a chance of happiness. www.poorpaws.com


Dogs Who Need A Home Now

Twilight Chiens


Twilight is  La Maison de Retraite pour Les Chiens, the old doggies home.


We started Twilight in the summer of 2009, in memory of losing our Kizzy, and needing to find a friend for our elderly but happy retriever, Teg. For more information, please visit out website or call 05 53 52 62 37:



Twilight Chiens

Free Kitten Starter Kit

Because our commitment to the cats in our care is paramount, Chats du Quercy are offering, subject to availability a free Kitten starter kit (Beginner’s set for kittens with 5 items: a small litter tray with scoop, a double feeding bowl, and two mini kitten toys! ), with each kitten adoption during July and August 2014.


All of our kittens and cats are sterilised (from 2 months of age), vaccinated and microchipped before they leave us for their forever homes – just purrfect!!

Why not make an appointment today? www.chatsduquercy.fr or call us on 05 63 94 73 97

Can you give a dog a home or spare some time?


The Refuge Canin Lotois in Cahors is an excellent, well-managed dog rescue centre run by a small group of dedicated French ladies. They really do their best with the limited resources available and have the animals' best interest at heart.


The refuge has an informative website with all the adoptable dogs on it (www.refugecaninlotois.wordpress.com) and a Facebook page that is maintained on a daily basis (https://www.facebook.com/refugecanin.lotois.12/timeline).


They publish two monthly posters with adoptable dogs which are distributed around the Cahors area by volunteers from the refuge. They are also always looking for volunteers to walk the dogs, so if you have an afternoon free (between 15.00 and 18.00) you can come in and walk some lovely dogs. I'm a volunteer there and I can assure you that you will spend a very rewarding and enjoyable afternoon.


Please contact us on 05 65 22 66 32 or call Sunny on 05 65 23 31 54


Click on the buttons below to see this month's posters...there are so many adorable dogs who need a home:

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Brantôme Police Horses provides care and rehabilitation for many horses and ponies alongside donkeys, dogs, cats, sheep, goats and chickens.  


They are situated in the heart of the countryside, ten minutes north of Brantôme.  Their primary aim is to provide a safe and caring environment for retired British Police Horses, for the rest of their lives.


However, these beautiful horses are exceptionally expensive to keep; not only is there the cost of their food and bedding, but also visits from the farrier every 6 - 8 weeks, checkups with the dentist and any required veterinary treatments . In total, it costs upwards of €50,000 to run the sanctuary each and every year, which is currently funded solely by donations, gratefully received from visitors and Members of their Association.  They also raise much needed funding via all of the purchases made in their gift shop and also by the many varied events they hold throughout the year, from music and quiz nights, gallery exhibitions and of course, their famous and always well attended Summer Ball.


Why not come pay them a visit; Their residents would love to meet you!  Or perhaps if you're interested in working with them and helping to care for the animals, why not see about becoming a Member or a Volunteer.

Click here for more info. About+Us

Chats Du Quercy - Hot Moggies Charity Event - 27th June 2015


Chats du Quercy are looking for businesses and groups interested in having a stall or doing a demo at Cat Rescue Charity Chats du Quercy's super event "Hot Moggies".  


Please call Lynn on 05 63 94 73 97 or contact Chats du Quercy at chatsduquercy@gmail.com

Click here for more info.