Ashley, now renamed Amelie

Amelie1 Dear Indya
Please find attached photos of Amelie since she arrived home.
Amelie came to us after having a long wait organised by Sophie.
We had seen her on Facebook in early February while we still lived into the UK and fell in love with her. She sounded a feisty, independent cat and we knew we wanted to give her a home. She was reserved for us and once we arrived in France in April we arranged to meet Sophie in St Emilion to collect her. She had been on a train and was now put in a strange car with strange people. She settled really well for the journey.

Amelie2Once we arrived home after a long journey were worried in case she felt nervous being in a new home. Straight away she seemed relaxed and ‘at home’. She put the two dogs in their place with a hiss, growl and a swift box to their ears!! We put her food, water and litter tray in my bedroom so she knew she had a safe dog free zone. Ever since she arrived she has slept on my bed.
We have a walled garden here and she never goes out of the gate unless one of us is with her, she is definitely a home cat and we love her.
Best wishes

Our gorgeous Buddy

IMG_0058This is our lovely puppy Buddy (previously Choccie Chip) We adopted him from Phoenix in December when he was just 2 months old. He’s now 7 months and we wouldn’t be without him.
He’s settled in so well with our 2 other dogs and 6 cats, everyone loves him! He is our 5 year old daughters best friend, they eat, play and sleep together and everywhere she goes, he comes too!
I’ve attached a few photos of him, I have more on my old phone if you would like them! 
Please give Shelagh and Richard our best wishes and tell them we are so thankful for our amazing little buddy. 
Kind regards
Carly, Matthew and Maisie

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We adopted Lola just before Christmas and from the moment she arrived it felt like she had been here forever. She has lost a little more weight and now climbs, runs and plays with no problems. She also lives with two rehomed chickens! Who’d have thought a jack Russell, cat and chickens! I think they know where their bread is buttered!
Kindest regards Lynne

Lakota was Sacha

Here is Lakota (was Sacha) – how adorable are they in their little trailer?! She was adopted about 2 months ago, and totally adored!
20160211_141326“Voici quelques photos de la petite Lakota… qui s’est très bien adaptée à la maison ! Elle a tissé un lien profond avec ma chienne Valkyrie et maintenant, elles sont inséparables ! Je la promène dans la remorque accrochée à mon tricycle en attendant qu’elle soit assez grande pour trotter à côté… Je suis très heureux de l’avoir prise et remercie l’association Phoenix pour la confiance qu’elle a placé en moi.
Amicalement, Rodolphe.”

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Bowie (was Scott)

Bowie2Hello Indya,
We adopted Bowie (was Scott) from Hazel (his Foster carer) on 26th January 2016. He is now 4 months old and has settled in very well, he is so much a part of our family that we don’t  know why we didn’t get a dog sooner. He lives with our two children Olivia who is 7 and Reuben 2 and our 2 female cats Pixie and Khan. He has a wonderful nature and is very friendly towards people and dogs alike. He gets a lot of attention wherever we go because of his kind temperament and his fabulous markings. Our only regret is that we didn’t take one of his siblings for an extra play mate for him! He has brought us so much joy.
Many thanks,
Stephen and Candice


image6Here is beautiful Pebble, one of Ulysse’s little ones adoted by Julie, about a month ago:

‘She is a real delight, enjoys exploring – particularly climbing the trees. She loves to snuggle up to our labradoodle Lottie who is glad to have a new friend. They are double trouble and play together all day long! Luckily they both love treats and come racing in when called! We are so glad we adopted her!’

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RubyCi joint une photo de Ruby pour les 8 ans de ses frères.
Elle est en bonne santé et très sage – Déborah


Here are photos of Louna in her new home. Sweet little thing, looks like she’s enjoying all the exploring. Her family say:  ‘We are very happy with her. She is so sweet and extremely smart.’



zowieHi Indya
We’ve had Zowie now for just over 2 weeks and he’s settled in as a member of the family !  He’s lively, funny and enjoys his walks.  His appetite is strong and now he’s had his stitches out he runs around like the puppy he is.  He’s a real joy and we’re looking forward to many years of fun.

Attached is one of many photos already taken, as he’s so photogenic 😉
All the best !

Eros (re-named Jacques)

ErosDear Indya
I have had Eros (re-named Jacques) for 3 weeks now and am so pleased I gave him a forever home.  He is an absolute sweetheart and has learned to walk to heel, fetch a ball, sit and stay and has no problem with the change of language!!  We are working on his recall as, once he is off the lead, the Jack Russell brain takes over.  We’ll get there.

Thank you for such a superb pet.


Simba“Here is an update on the new arrival Simba who we adpoted a month ago from the SPA at Bergerac with Phoenix help.

He has been a slow burner at 4yrs old when we adopted him, he had been in the refuge 4 times bless him, he was thin docile and he is now beginning to show a more relaxed and very playful side to his personality, still tries to escape from time to time,that is common with Pyrenean Mountain dogs and Pyrenean Mastiffs but Paul has secured the garden well.We hope having had him sterilised will help with that in time.

He adores our Pyrenean Mastiff Maxi and as you can see Maxi is pretty relaxed and plays with him constantly. All in all first month is over and has not been too difficult,
(worrying when they went walkabout in the first few days we didn’t sleep much that night) , let’s see how they progress together .

Simba is on the left in the photo. Please let Richard and Sheelagh know how he is doing . It has been a positive experience for us so I hope people will consider adopting from an SPA” – Julia


BensonBenson became part of my family 3 months ago and even though having just had surgery on his broken back leg he has settled in really well. After a bad start in life he is now enjoying playing with my other dog Hatchi 24/7, eating me out of house and home, rolling in unsavory things and just getting the hang of walking on the lead. I think you could say he’s landed on all 4 paws. – Jo & family


Hi there,

joeyLittle did we know when we adopted Joe, the shepherd crossed with something or other puppy that we had adopted a little thief. 
This little cleptomaniac doesn’t have any boundaries. Shoes, dusters, clothing, phones, letters, cutlery, in fact pretty much anything he can lay his paws on will disappear only to be found in his basket sometime later. If you can find something ” have you looked in Joe’s basket.” Is the usual response. 
He is a little treasure however and even the cat is reluctantly starting to tolerate him. Slowly. Well, apart from when Joe assumes the cat doesn’t want his dinner so feels justified in finishing it. After barging him out of the way. 
The chickens…..not so tolerant.
He is a very tolerant pup, choosing to play with any dog he comes across, even the bad tempered ones and is also learning to walk quietly on a short lead when necessary. He knows he is not allowed on the furniture so always waits until he thinks no one is looking before sitting on his master’s chair. 
Thankyou to the Phoenix association for the wonderful work you are doing.
Many thanks,
Catherine & Mike

Izzy formally Cachou

Hello Christine and Jennifer,

At long last news of Izzy, formally Cachou.
Izzy has been an absolute delight since we adopted her last June.
She did make herself at home the moment she got here. She is a very inquisitive and intelligent little lady.
We thank you for the opportunity to let us share her life.

Kind regards,
Paule and Gerry


Update on Daisy (a.k.a Holly)

This is the growing up of Daisie (a.k.a Holly) Now 9 months old – the most charming and intelligent little person, Giving us immense  pleasure.
Regards Vicki

Jahli is now 1yr old


I can’t believe how time flies! Jahli is now 1yr old and a bundle of fun! We went on holiday to the Sables D’Olonnes and she had a fantastic time playing on the beach and in the sea! 
She’s still spoilt and has her own sofa and chair to sleep on depending on which room she is in! She has the most expressive ears and is such a joy to own 🙂 
I have too many photos of her from our weekend away so here are a few…well quite a lot really…!!
Hope you enjoy the updated photos!! 
(very happy owner of Jahli!)


Hi Indya,

I noticed on the Phoenix Facebook page that you upload pics of animals that are been rehomed.

We were very lucky to adopt Bertie via Linda and I thought I would share some pics of Bertie settling into his new home. He is adorable and a very cheeky character.

I have also been keeping Linda updated on Bertie’s progress.


Tommy and Twinkle

dinner time with Tommy and TwinksQuality time with our six dogs first thing in the morning, three of which are new to the family. 
Tommy and Twinkle the two little black dogs, brother and sister who we adopted from Phoenix animal rescue. Tommy is very much part of the boy gang but does lose his temper every so often if Nico pinches a toy or stick.  Little Twinks just likes to be with me or is happy to be part of the group if they do not put her under too much pressure, and the latest addition Nico a young Malinois.
Sue and Tony
Foster Carer Jackie adds “I can’t believe, Tommy who was so dreadfully frightened has now completely changed and is jumping up at Sue for a treat – fantastic!”


Bobby1When I saw Bobby on Phoenix facebook page on Friday night, it was love at first sight and I knew I had room for one more dog in our pack!

A good friend of mine offered to drive the 12 hour journey from Brittany to Dordogne to collect him. Bobby arrived here after midnight on the Sunday evening. After such a long journey, I didn’t want Bobby overwhelmed by my four Scottish terriers, so walked him around the garden by himself on the lead.

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After lots of cuddles and reassurance, I placed Bobby in the living room with a nice cosy bed, water and food and left the light on for him.

Next morning, I woke at 6am and came down stairs to be greeted by him….too early for the Scotties, so they stayed upstairs! Me and Bobby went in the garden and explored the downstairs of the house before the rest of the pack woke up.

Bobby4Instantly, he bonded with the other dogs and loves to run around the garden. He loves to snuggle up to you on the sofa and the last few night has followed the rest of the dogs up to bed and has curled up at the bottom of my bed. It’s like playing TWISTER in my bed on a night trying to find a spot to put my legs and arms with 5 dogs, but at least they are only small dogs lol, and they are Family.

Bobby5I gave Bobby a bath and a haircut and he was so well-behaved…..he is such a sweet lovely chap and fits in great with our family.

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH PHOENIX you are doing a fab job!
Paula xxxxxx

Merlin & Fleur

Dear Cilla and Caroline,
DSC01870Here are our first pictures of our adorable Merlin and Fleur.  They are settling in together superbly well, they took one look at each other when they met and rushed towards each other and spend every day playing together or sleeping.  They now both call us when we are not in sight. They don’t like us to disappear and shout loudly for us. They sleep downstairs and take themselves off to bed at the first sign of bedtime. They both spurn the lovely brand new beds we have bought and sleep on chairs underneath the table!  We have had no more accidents from Merlin but we have had some near misses, averted due to our vigilance, Fleur is a bouncing ball always sweet, with a huge, ready purr. Merlin is softer but being a little larger is taking charge.


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DSC01855We have discovered how difficult it is to photograph Merlin if you don’t just want a silhouette, hopefully we shall get better at it.

We are absolutely delighted with them both. They adore each other and us, providing constant entertainment and a lot of love which we return tenfold. We could not wish for more.   We will keep you updated.
Best Wishes
Audrey & John

Darcey (Previously known as Missy)



Just to let you know how great Darcey (Previously known as Missy) is
getting on.  We love her so much, . And she fits in with our other two
cats so very well.  Its like she’s always been a part of our family.  I
have attached two of my favourite pictures of her that were taken at
Christmas.  She loved the Christmas tree – and the taking down of the
christmas tree.

Many thanks for recommending her.

Louise and Wayne