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.

FIZZ – a (nearly) 7 yr-old Rouge de Bavière girl – d.o.b. 16/5/10

Ficelle – Fizz for short – was adopted from Phoenix 6 years ago. Due to the husband’s ill health, the couple cannot keep Fizz any longer as they are unable to give her the exercise and attention she so desperately needs.

Fizz is very calm and affectionate, though she can be quite lively at times! Clean and un-destructive in the house, she’s used to being left in a large porch with access to an enclosed garden when her owners go out.
She’s great with kids and other dogs, but is untested with cats as there are none around where she lives.

She loves her walks and is good on the lead. On her favourite walks round the woods, she will come when called and is generally pretty obedient.

This beautiful young lady – who looks like a cross between a Beagle and a Dachshund – badly needs a new home and is chipped, vaccinated and sterilised.

If you’d like to meet her, please contact Penny Roscoe on 05 53 82 60 34 24190 St Germain du Salembre

JESTER – a 1 yr-old small Spaniel X Pointer boy

Jester was overlooked in the SPA pound because of malnutrition, badly infected eyes and prolapsed tear ducts.  However, once in foster care with medication, feeding-up and a delicate operation on both eyes, he is absolutely flourishing.

He looks really big in the photos, but in fact he’s a small boy, currently just over 10kg.

This little fellow is extremely affectionate, playful and very gentle-natured.  He travels well, doesn’t bark at passers-by and gets on fabulously with other dogs. He was tested with cats at the SPA pound and was gentle and polite.  He can be a little bit naughty, though and tends to steal things, although he is responding very well to training and will happily sleep in a crate if necessary.

His recall is generally good, though he does have a stubborn streak if there is something more interesting engaging his attention (usually food!), so he still needs more training.  However, most of the time he very much wants to be with people and really does have oodles of personality, hence his name.

Jester is chipped, castrated, wormed, tick and flea-treated and now ready for adoption. 

If you are interested in meeting this lovely young dog please email or call Jackie and Andy on 05 53 52 06 23 for any more information.

IZZY – a Beauceron X girl puppy – approx. d.o.b. 1st December 2016

Izzy, a Beauceron X Lab (we think, as she will smaller than a Beauceron when fully-grown), has been frightened quite badly in her short life and is a bit nervous of strangers and worried about doing anything wrong.  She is improving daily and although she is still very submissive, she is also very affectionate and quite clever. She is learning all the basics very quickly.

Here’s what Marilyn her foster carer says about her:

Izzy has a sweet little nubby tail, so when she wags it, her whole backside wags along!

She will need a calm but active family and, as she will be about 20kgs full grown, she might be a bit bouncy, and perhaps better with older children.

Izzy loves to play with our other dog and takes little notice of the chickens but you can see she would herd them happily, given the chance! She might be nervous of new dogs and new people to start with but a home with a happy, mature dog could be a big advantage for her – someone to teach her the ropes?

She is chipped  and vaccinated, wormed and parasite free.

 If you would like to meet Izzy, please
contact Marilyn on
Telephone: 06 12 50 28 40

Dept. 24140 Dordogne

THE BIN PUPS – Maya, Theo, Winnie

Found in a recycled clothing bin just after birth by a kind person who heard them crying, the Bin Pups were rescued by the pompiers and taken into Phoenix foster care.

Sadly only 3 of the 6 pups survived.

Maya is reserved, but two others – Theo and Winnie, both boys – are still available for reservation.

Here is MAYA in sleepy mode! Maya is reserved.


Theo’s black with a little white on, like his sister Maya.

And here’s WINNIE

Winnie has some soft brindled shade mixed in with the black and also has a little white on him.

We can’t yet tell what size they will be yet, but imagine medium-size.

They will be chipped vaccinated and ready for adoption towards the end of March, and if you’d like more details, please contact foster carer, Sophie on 
05 53 73 91 13
07 78 21 13 55
24100 Bergerac

GEMMA – a 9yr-old Beagle girl

gemma-2Gemma is a 9 years-young Beagle girl, who came into our care from the SPA in November ’15 with medical issues.

Roll on a year later and Gemma is looking for that very special family who will care for her for the rest of her life. All her ailments have been dealt with and now all she needs is a home that is willing to keep up her contraceptive injections twice a year (she can’t be sterilised for safety reasons) and regularly clean her ears.

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Gemma’s a very loving and cuddly girl, who just wants a lap to put her head on!

An enclosed garden would be important and she’s good with other dogs her size or larger…she’s not very fond of small dogs. She’s fine with cats and travels well in the car.

If she has a fault (although a very endearing one) it’s that she likes to sing for her supper!! She gets quite excited when food or treats are being prepared. She is not a barker, although does like to give you a telling-off when you get home, should you leave her!!

Gemma has been wormed, vaccinated and de-flead, is fully house-trained and quite a character! Let’s hope that her previous hard life is over with now and a kindly soul will love this girl forever more.

She has now been sterilised…..and come through safely! Yay!!!

Though a donation for Gemma would be welcome, a loving, permanent home for her is more important than money. If you want more information, please contact her foster mum Yvonne at Dept 87 or you can call Yvonne on 06 02 38 20 70

DANDY – an 8 yr-old Border Collie – d.o.b. 10/10/08 – Adoption in Progress!

Dandy was found wandering, hungry and covered in fleas and ticks. Despite being microchipped, all attempts to find his owner have failed. We succeeded in contacting a member of the owner’s family who said the owner had died, but they had no idea he had a dog or to whom he may have given his dog.

Luckily, Dandy is currently being cared for by the kindly English lady who took him in and who says that he’s a great dog, friendly, obedient and good with other dogs. He’s obviously been well-looked after and well-loved, but unfortunately it seems we’ll never know exactly how or why he fell on hard times.

Dandy is parasite-treated and will be neutered and vaccinated on adoption. His microchip will be transferred on adoption.

For more details, please contact Sheelagh on
Tel: 05 53 54 94 81 (leave a message)

CHERRIE – a Beauceron X girl puppy – approx. d.o.b. 1st December 2016 – Adoption in Progress!

Cherrie is another abandoned pup who we strongly believe to be one of Izzy’s siblings. Rescued from Bergerac SPA she is now in Phoenix foster care. Here’s what her foster carer, Christine, says about her:

 “The sweetest wee girl, I just had to rename her CHERRIE!

 Fortunately for Cherry, she doesn’t appear to have been ill-treated. She was a little timid and unsure at first, but it didn’t take long before she was enjoying a game of ball. She perfected her fetch after just a couple of throws and comes running when called. She’s a quick learner that likes to please!

So far, we’re had no accidents in the house; no chewing, eats nicely, plus she sleeps all night in an open bed. She’s quiet and gentle and enjoys being close by.

Luckily, our dog Ellie is a good influence and keeps an eye on her. As for our two cats, well they prefer to keep their distance. We have free-range chickens and Cherrie has shown no interest in them.

 Cherrie’s coat is mainly black, with brown lower legs and paws and some white chest markings. Like Izzy, she also has a nubby tail. I can’t think of any reason why anyone would go to the trouble of docking it with the view to abandoning the pups, so it’s possible she was born like it.  One benefit is that your glass of wine will be safe on the coffee table!!

Cherrie needs an active family that can give her stimulation, exercise and continual training. For her safety, a fenced garden where she can run freely.

 Weighing in at 10 kg I guess that she’ll be medium / large when fully grown.”

 Chipped, 1st vaccination and external and internal anti-parasite treatments commenced.

If you would like to meet Cherrie, please contact foster carers Christine and Alan by 
Telephone: 05 53 22 91 61
Dept. 24150 Lanquais, Dordogne