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