Dogs For Adoption

adopt-dog-topThe dogs shown below are just a selection of those that we have available for adoption. To discuss your requirements, please contact Sheelagh or Richard on 05 53 54 94 81 (please leave a message) or email them at

For adoption enquiries concerning the individual dogs shown on this page, please contact the Foster Carer, whose details are next to the animals’ write-ups below.

New — Phoenix Pensioners plan! Please take the time to learn more about this amazing project, put together with Bergerac SPA, and how you can help.
Our Phoenix Pensionners are now available for adoption.

Interested in foster caring? If you are interested in fostering one or more of our dogs (or cats) please go to our Foster Caring page for more details.

BILL – 10 year old Beagle X

Currently in Bergerac SPA, BILL is offered for adoption “don libre” and also benefits from the Phoenix Association Veterinary Voucher of 500€ to help finance any future healthcare.

It’s heart-breaking as Bill is just one of so many hound breeds that end up in the SPA, and at 10 years old we doubt he will even get a second glance, especially at this time of the year when the kennels are overcrowded.

Bill’s even got an ID chip, but his owner hasn’t reclaimed him, so he’s now classified as abandoned, which is a difficult position for an older dog to deal with. Initially Bill was rather unsure of his new surroundings at the Refuge, however, he’s settled in and making the best of it.

He’s a handsome dog, fit, alert and in good condition. He easy going and therefore gets along well with all the other dogs in his kennel run. He’s a sociable boy and enjoys human company and stays close by, making handling easy.

We believe Bill deserves our help to give him that little extra advantage of adoption, hence he’s been awarded the Pensioner’s Plan.

If you’d like to meet this super boy, please contact Sue Rees 

CHABA a 10 year old female Great Dane

CHABA was abandoned at the SPA along with her companion Drako when their master could no longer care for them. Fortunately Drako was soon adopted, which of course meant poor old Chaba was left behind without her friend. Phoenix has now taken Chaba into foster care, and you can see from this video link how happy she is to be out of a cage and how well she greets other dogs unknown to her!

Here is what her new foster carer, Sharon, says about her.

‘Chaba is an absolutely delightful girl, her gratitude and gentil nature are abundant. Her tail hasn’t stopped wagging, and she is a real glue pot. As yet, she’s met lots of other dogs, and has shown no signs of dominance or agression to anything. She was definitely wary when Juna went to say hello, but just gave her a bit of a sideways look and then moved away. I wouldn’t think a fenced garden was particularly necessary, she is never far from you and her recall is excellent. She is delightful and I think she would love to live with another dog, but would probably suggest an older, calm male.’

Her adopter will benefit from a 500E contribution towards vet bills paid by Phoenix!

Chaba is chipped and fully vaccinated. If you’d like to meet her, please contact foster carer Sharon on 06 45 47 10 84 or 05 53 60 73 11 or Chaba is in Nontron Dept 24

RUDI – 5 Year Old Male Terrier X Adoption in Progress

Little Rudy is a lovely natured little chap who is house-trained, travels well and is very affectionate and eager to please.  He had to be given up by his previous owner, but apparently lived with 3 cats, so should be used to them. He was a little nervous of other dogs at first, but is fine with them in his foster home and gently playful with the smaller ones.  He was in very poor condition and overweight, so he is now adjusting to a new and heathy diet and getting some exercise.




Although fine now with other dogs, he is much more a “people” dog and would love a home with somebody he could follow around, keep company and go for walks with. He mostly comes when he is called in the garden, but outside the garden he is excited by new smells he gets distracted, so would need a home with a secure garden, and some further training.






Rudy is chipped, castrated, 1st set of vaccinations given, wormed, tick and flea treated. If you’d like to meet him, please contact foster carers Jackie and Andy on 05 53 52 06 23 or Rudi is in Dept. 24800 Vaunac

BELLA – Adoption underway


Bella was recently taken from Bergerac SPA into care with fosterers, Dan and
Here is what they say about her.

“Bella is a sweet, affectionate and gentle little dog who has settled into
life with us and our two Schnauzers. She is much smaller than she looks in
the photos and weighs about 13.5.kgs. She is a joy to have and deserves to
find a really loving permanent home.







We have started her training and she now knows how to sit, understands ‘no’ and mostly comes when called. Walking on a lead will need more practice, but as she is still only a year-old, her training will need to be continued. She is clean indoors, which is a great plus!

Bella is a very lively and energetic girl and loves to run around, but indoors she’s quite calm and will play happily with her toys…. she’s very
good at finding one if it’s hidden!
She will carry around shoes etc if left around, but rarely chews them.

Bella has learnt to sleep in a crate and sleeps soundly all through the
night. She travels well in the car, but needs to be restrained or she may
end up on your lap!
As Bella is so lively, a fenced garden is essential and she’ll also need a
daily walk.”

Bella has been chipped, sterilised, vaccinated and tick and worm treated.

If you’d like to meet this lovely young girl, please contact foster carers, Shirley and Dan, on 05 65 37 00 75 or  They are in Saviac, Dept. 46

TEDDY – an 8 yr-old, Yorkshire Terrier boy – Adoption in progress


We found Teddy is an overcrowded cage at the pound. He’s a great little chap, calm, affectionate, house-trained and good in the car. He adores his ‘humans’, but also loves the company of other dogs and is good with cats, chickens and trustworthy with very young children.
He can be barky at times, but stops if he’s told not to.


















He’s very loyal and loving and will follow you anywhere for a cuddle. But if left to his own devises, he loves to roam, so will need a fully-fenced garden or an electronic collar/fencing system. As soon as his castration kicks-in, his curiosity in the far yonder should diminish considerably!

Teddy is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. If you’re interested in meeting him, please contact foster carer 
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Dept. 24 Bergerac

DJANGO – a 6 month-old Black Labrador X pup. Adoption in progress

Phoenix took Django into care because his previous owners realised that a young dog didn’t fit with their lifestyle…they were just too busy to educate and care for him.

His foster carer has put a lot of time and TLC into him and is very pleased with the way he’s developing. Here’s what she says about him:

“Django is a great dog! He’s lively and still in need of training, but is basically a very loving and affectionate young fellow. He loves a good romp with people or other dogs, but he’s not always on the go –  he can be calm too.

He will bark to warn you that someone is coming, but just that… he never barks for the sake of it! He’s fine with dogs, cats and children, though with young children, you’d have to watch he didn’t knock them over because he’s still young and bouncy.”Free-range chickens are out, though, because they tend to end up in his mouth (he doesn’t kill them, but he is a Labrador Retriever after all!)

All in all, this young pup will grow up to make a perfect family friend!

You may wonder the reason for his name, particularly if you are familiar with the film. However, it is  firstly a Romany term meaning “I awake” and is best known as the nickname of Belgian jazz guitarist Jean Baptiste. The D is silent.

Django is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. If you’re interested in meeting him, please contact foster carer 
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Dept. 24 Bergerac