Dogs For Adoption – Marsac SPA (Périgueux)

If you are interested in any of the dogs below, please contact Marsac SPA directly using this form, quoting the dog’s name and reference number, you will find these details with each entry.

To view the entire selection of animals available at Marsac SPA please visit their website:

If you would prefer an English speaking person to accompany you, please contact Gillian, who volunteers at Marsac SPA, on or 06 21 59 16 72, quoting the dog’s name and reference number.


Happy new year to you all.
love from Sharon and Peter
unnamed-1Taro has settled down well and likes loads of cuddles and playing with his toys. We will send more pics when his sister arrives.
Taro likes the fire and prefers to sleep in front of it . . . not in his basket!
He also likes the washing machine


but most of all . . . he likes to look out the window!


unnamedIt’s Already 2 years Hector (ex Sophos) is with us!… And We love him to bits!!!… This is his favourite place where he sits/sleeps in the winter… a lovely warm digibox!… Cats really find the weirdest places to rest!… 
Thank you again Phoenix!!! 


MAXWELL (was Athos)
Adopted January 2013.  He and his three brothers were the four musketeers.  Well looked after by his foster carer Shirley Andrews.  We think he’s a Griffon Nivernais X Hound. He was black and white, smooth coated as a pup.  Now he is grey, brown and white with long hair. He thinks he’s a lap dog, which is fine with us.  As you can see, he does ‘relaxed’ very well. He loves to chase rabbits ….. erm…. why have they all suddenly disappeared ? His dream came true in the summer when he finally caught one, but he has a very soft mouth and it wasn’t harmed.  So he’s a big softy in every way and we love him. Thanks Phoenix. Happy Christmas. X
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10868006_10153432407363662_8187151266256803372_n“One of the lucky 7puppies found abandoned. We adore her already, thank you to the couple that found them, Julia the foster mummy and Phoenix for allowing us to have her in our family now. Meet Katie.”


Jessie & Bonnie

“We got our wee Jessie from Phoenix, thanks to Verity Lineham who told us about her. She is everything we hoped she would be. Here she is with her wee ‘sister’ Bonnie who came to us thanks to Marcella Sally Wyatt Birnbaum who arranged for her to be delivered from Spain via Home From Home Transport. I can’t thank all of you enough. Here are some photos.”


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From bewildered and down on his luck at the SPA, just look at Charli “at work” with David  in Sussex! (to where he was driven with an overnight stay in a chateau hotel!). 



Bisto & Max

unnamed“Here is our boy, Bisto, (on the right) with his big brother Max, who we adopted from Phoenix 6 years ago.

He is the most lovable and loyal boy and we love him to bits

Fifi Trixibelle (was Topaz)

Here is little Fifi Trixibelle (was Topaz) who was adopted by the Roberts family, along with Jaya, adopted the same day from the SPA. 

Here is Fifi (the smaller one) sharing a bowl with Jaya, for the first time. 


Here is Fifi with big brother, Zing, who is getting used to her being around!


And finally on new family member, Rhiannon’s knees!


Granny Smith

Alexandra and GrannyGranny! Granny! Granny!

 I use to call out for you Granny.
How often that name has resounded in my house.
I would find you asleep on the sofa, cuddled up in the bed, running to me at sausage time with your dear companion Rosie.

But no more – You left us at 4 in the morning of 22nd November 2014, after twenty months spent together.
Mercifully a sudden death, just several days on medication for your weakening heart.
So much love in such a little lady.
My thoughts and love go with you forever –
Take them with you over the rainbow bridge.


“This is our beautiful kitten, she arrived back with us today, she has been lovingly looked after by Caroline Archer, and now she is being spoiled rotten here, Thank you, and to all who look at her, remember, she and many others need loving kind forever homes, open your hearts and rescue one of these very special cats, thank you.”




Words from Lynda Atkins, Cat Adoption Coordinator:

“Here are pics of Flora in her new home. She is doing so well and seems very happy. I am so pleased she has progressed from that scared little wretch to this happy girl in her forever home”

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“Just to let you know, Missy is doing grreat, her first evening went well.  I
have attached a few photos of her having cuddles with my husband Wayne.

Many thanks for everything, and I will keep you updated on her progress.


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Baxter & Ozzy

“We have just adopted these two rascals, first we took Baxter but he looked a bit lonely so we got him a playmate, Ozzy. They are settling down well together and are very funny playing and chasing each other for hours before collapsing exhausted for 5 minutes before starting again. Also the occasional fisticuffs to try to establish who is the boss – Ozzy by a short hair so far. Baxter is very good at catching balls, Ozzy has no idea (life has obviously been too serious up till now) but he is learning, their training continues!  Thanks to all at Phoenix for the great job you do, you make such a difference. 

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“This is Jago, adopted 2 weeks ago, a real live wire. He certainly has settled home here in the vineyards. I am trying to persuade my husband he needs a furry friend to keep him company  watch this space.”


Katie Rose

“Dear Phoenix,

I am enclosing a couple of pics of my friend Babs and her new yorkie Katie Rose.

Sheilagh e mailed me a couple of months ago to say did I know anyone for a little old Yorkie girl who had been chucked over the fence at Bergerac Spa, she was found there in the morning. She was 10 or 12 and had mammary tumours, sore eyes and a mouth infection due to bad teeth. I told Babs about her and after chatting to Sheelagh, she and her mum drove down the next day.

Happy endings, she follows Babs everywhere and sleeps with her now. She has had the rotten teeth out and her eyes and mouth are now better. She can eat for France and is a chunky, friendly little girl. Babs always wanted a Yorkie and as a pensioner herself wanted an older dog and so it has all worked out beautifully.


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“Joe was adopted in July, by my dad. He was in a banana box with 2 other dogs that my brother adopted. Joe is so loving
This is last night, the first time Joe has met me.”


Buster & Rosie

Our two are so lovely and so love each other,. Buster would be at a loss with his side kick Rosie!



Here is a pic of Buster enjoying one of his favourite pastimes, watching TV. And Rosie thinking eating chips could be one of her favourite pastimes!






And Rosie thinking eating chips could be one of her favourite pastimes!



Katie & Mike.


Lois was in the pound at Vergt (near Phoenix HQ) for weeks. Twice, the Vergt Cantonnier thought he had managed to re-home her, but it didn’t work out so she was sent to the SPA Bergerac.

Phoenix asked the SPA to chip and rabies vaccinate her and Lois travelled to Holland with Lady’s Rescue Dogs on Monday and then straight to her new home.

She looks very comfortable with her new family.

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unnamed-3“Since i adopted Binkie she has been a lovely girl. She loves her long walks we go on, also her playtime with her tennis and footballs. She learns things very quick but forgets sometimes. She has learnt a lot of new commands. She has never chewed anything except her chew bones and is well behaved.




I will admit though for a big girl she don’t like the dark, and if she wants to go out in small hours of the night I’m stood in the middle of the garden with lights on in the rain in my dressing gown and slippers
But bless her, I love her to bits.”


Hermione’s puppies

These puppies were born to mum, Hermione and they were all at risk of being put to sleep. Hermione was found as a pregnant stray and was taken to the SPA pound. We stepped in and saved them all. Here are the enchanting photos of them all in their new homes!







Albert & Tonks

Albert & Tonks

Molly with brother, Max

Molly with brother, Max





Ron with brother, Ollie

Ron with brother, Ollie



“Thought I’d share an updated picture of our James, who we adopted from Phoenix. He has been an amazing dog so far, helping us hand rear 3 newborn abandoned kittens last month. He was like their mother.



Here is 3-legged Cinnamon, happily getting around her new garden! She was shot with a wild boar gun and was suffering at the vets, at risk of euthanasia. Phoenix paid for her to be treated and for her leg to be amputated prior to her adoption.




10641303_10152767029061812_3624308656856917004_nThis is Joey who was adopted by my dad from you in July, he is now 5 months old and we have found out he is a Gordon Setter X Beagle. I am travelling down to see them both with lots of pressies from my dogs. Cant wait to see him, hes now 15kg. Doing very well with training and has become dad’s shadow. Joey is very affectionate and still goes to see his playmates that my brother also adopted the same day.



Simba was adopted 13th Dec 2013 at a ripe old age of 10 years old, and a quote from his mum “he is still very much young at heart and fit”.

Here is Simba enjoying his holidays. Old dogs also deserve a chance too.

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Hi Phoenix,

This is Arthur (formally Allan) whom we adopted from Lynda last Wednesday, he is such a wonderful little character and is settling in really well with his new big sister (Anna) and big Canine brother (Luca).

I have attached a few photos of the little guy for Happy adoptees album.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful work you all do!!

Thanks, Ange x

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Hi there some pictures of Fleur on her way to her new home yesterday and our Staffie cross making sure she was ok because she was squeaking to get on the sofa with hubby!





“Hello Phoenix,
We adopted Molly and she is settling in very well. We have been slowly introducing her to our 4-year old male, Bisquit, who is still wary of her but at least they can touch noses now without incident. She is a brave little thing and has taken very well to being walked on a harness and lead; we won’t let her out of the house on her own until she is sterilised in November. She loves being softly brushed, cuddled and, of course, coming when called for her meals. She is a little darling who will no doubt rule the house, including Bisquit, in due time. Here are some photos.
Kind regards, Janet & Tony Duignan”