Cats for Adoption

Bertie and Sable who are now called Books and Baby, adopted June 2017

Bertie and Sable are two lucky kittens  but we always have heaps of furry bundles, waiting to be adopted. All of our cats and kittens are microchipped and vaccinated upon adoption, and where age appropriate, they are sterilised too.

If you are interested in adopting any of our cats, or would simply like to have some further information about them, please leave a message for Jenny
05 53 89 59 35 or mobile 07 81 27 86 51 or email

MOLLY female kitten d.o.b 15/08/17

Sister to Sky, this delightful kitten is full of fun.  She loves to play and is very affectionate. She was born to a semi-feral mum in the garden hidden away in a barn. Now they are in the house and completely civilised! 

 If you’d like to meet her, please contact foster carer, Louise on  0555888437 or email her at Molly is in 47 Loubes Bernac 30 minutes from Bergerac.


MOSES – male kitten d.o.b. 15/08/17

Here is the boy of the litter. Sweet little Moses was born in a gardem along with his 3 sisters.  Mum is semi-feral but doesn’t mind the indoor life at all. Moses only knows the indoor life and is not quite ready for adventures in the garden.  So he makes do in the house.

 If you’d like to meet him, please contact foster carer, Louise on  0555888437 or email her at Moses is in 47 Loubes Bernac


HESTIA (Bergerac SPA Ref. 300) – 3 year old Labrador X female

Can you resist those dark, chocolate brown eyes?

This adorable young lady, 3 years old and sterilised, is looking for her forever home with a family who will be able to give her their love and their time to develop her training.

This is what Bergerac SPA volunteer Sue has to say about Hestia…

“Hestia already has basic commands and each time I take her out for a walk and we stop for a little cuddle, she automatically turns round, sits down and puts her paws on my knees, as if we are just about to have a little chat.

Hestia has been in her present lodging for far too long.

Hestia is not very tall, just about knee height, so has to jump up to let visitors know she is there. When walking with other dogs she shows curiosity but not aggression. She was in with other dogs for a short while, but became a bit dominant, so has been by herself since then. Hopefully her sterilisation will make her less dominant. She is energetic and loves to be with people. Hestia walks well on the lead after letting off some energy. To begin with I think she would prefer to be the only animal in the household and with an enclosed garden until her training is complete.

Take another look into those irresistible eyes… and please come and see her for yourself”.

You can read more about me on Bergerac SPA’s website:

If you’d like to meet Hestia please contact SPA volunteer, Sue Rees, on

FREYA – Female Terrier X born July 2017

Hello my name is Freya and I am a very small cross terrier girl of approximately 3 months of age. There isn’t anything I can tell you about the very beginning of my life as I, along with my sibling Kenzie, were found and taken to the SPA – where Phoenix came to our rescue and allowed us to spend our fourrier time in a foster home.

My sister was snapped up and adopted on the day that her fourrier time finished, but as I am probably the runt of the litter (or possibly even younger than 3 months), my foster mum said I had to gain weight and confidence before I could find my forever home.

I do love to play and I always win with the big girls, so I am really happy if there are other dogs in the home where I end up. I haven’t met a cat yet but as most of them will be bigger than me and providing they like me, then I can’t see there being a problem.

At the moment I am on special meals (I weigh under 3kgs) which are yummy, and I get 3 a day which makes me special, and if I eat a good portion of my din dins (as mum is a bit heavy handed at times) then I am allowed a treat too. I really love treats!!! 

I wasn’t house trained when I arrived at my foster mum’s (I am a mere baby after all) but as each day goes by I am learning and getting better. I like to climb on the wood pile and pretend I am the Queen of the castle so I am really steady on my paws. Oh and I love toys, especially the ones to help my teeth fall out, but I haven’t been naughty like some I could name and shame and chewed things that weren’t mine.

I am really good for my quiet times too as I like my sleep and when it is bed time I can run up the stairs quicker than you can say “it’s night night time”!

I have been chipped, had my 1st vaccinations and been treated for worms and fleas. I am being fostered in Dept 87.

So if you are looking for a special kind of girl who will be about my size when fully grown, and that is teeny tiny, then maybe it could be me?

For more information on Freya please contact foster mum Yvonne on or you can call her on 06 02 38 20 70


MAYA – 6 month old Siberian Husky girl

This is what Maya’s foster carer writes:
Due to their beauty, Siberian Huskies are one of the most wrongly purchased breeds around. Many do not take into consideration their temperaments and particular quirks and are often left with an unruly, albeit beautiful, dog. Many Siberian Huskies are lost, killed, or given to shelters due to uninformed owners.

Maya is a very small Siberian Husky, although she still has all the instincts and attributes of a normal sized Husky.

We know very little about Maya’s background, apart from her having been ‘given up’ to the SPA… The story is that she was kept in an apartment and this was not suitable for her.


We do not think she has been abused but she has been neglected, both nutritionally and socially. The lack of proper nutrition in her early stages is likely to be a contributory cause of her small size but she is now on a healthy raw diet and we are seeing big improvements – she will never be normal size but she is filling out. At the time of writing she is 11 kilos.

Huskies do not cope with being left alone for long periods, or as in her case, even short periods. She has slight tooth damage (not her canines) due to her trying to eat her way out of some kind of confinement – she must have been desperate to escape and prepared to suffer great pain. The damage is not very noticeable and does not cause her any problems now, but it will be very important for her new owner to feed her correctly and not place her in a situation where she is confined and alone again.

After initial nervousness when she joined our existing Husky pack of two, Maya has shown herself to be well behaved, very affectionate and eager to please. Huskies are very smart and although this should make them easy to train, it doesn’t, as they are very stubborn and independent. However, every experience with a Husky can be a training opportunity and they love the interaction with their human that this involves.

Think of a cat crossed with a dog and you have some idea of a Husky’s personality and abilities, including climbing, prey drive and roaming. They are very clean dogs and spend a lot of time grooming themselves, plus, they do not get that wet dog smell!

What Maya needs to be happy and to thrive, is a family or an active solo person, who has done some research or has Husky experience. They need to be prepared to feed breed specific, be home and most importantly, have a fully fenced garden of a reasonable size. Huskies are so much happier when living with another dog. They love to play and they play rough compared to many dogs… it looks scary but it really is not, either another Husky or another active and friendly dog of a similar size would be perfect. If you have a very small dog then a Husky is not going to be an ideal companion, nor is a Husky suitable for a home with very small children or cats or other small animals and especially not free-range chickens!

It is recommended that your Husky remains on a leash outside of the home environment. So, if you are looking for a dog that trots alongside of you without a leash – a Husky is not for you.

Huskies are amazing dogs and if they are the right breed for your lifestyle they are incredibly loving and rewarding companions. Huskies are cute and goofy and endlessly amusing. Which sadly is why, so many people buy a Husky without researching the Breed and understanding what is involved.

So, if you are still interested in meeting the beautiful Maya then please contact her foster carer who will be very happy to discuss everything with you, arrange a meeting and help you to make the right decision for you and Maya. Available for adoption after 28th Oct.

Maya is chipped and will be sterilized. She is fully vaccinated and is up to date with worming and flea treatments. Maya is being fostered in 24140 Montagnac la Crempse.

Please contact Marilyn & Kevin on or 06 12 50 28 40



BEAR – 5 year old German Shepherd X girl

Bear is a 5 year old German Shepherd mixed breed medium sized girl. 

Due to exceptional circumstances Phoenix has stepped in to help find Bear a good home, Bear’s adoption papers will be completed by her present owner. 

Bear comes from a loving family who have rescued and fostered many dogs in the past, however due to their personal circumstances they find themselves having to make the heartbreaking decision to find Bear a new home. 

This is what Bear’s owners have to say about this lovely girl…

“Bear enjoys the outdoor life, and loves her walks. Her recall is a bit hit and miss as it all depends on the scents that she picks up.

In the house, she likes to go into her cage (her quiet space). She’s lived with cats, however she can be quite selective with other dogs. Bear has never been around children and as she can be rather boisterous, we think she would be better suited to a family with teenagers or just adults. For some reason and we don’t know why, but Bear hates going to the vets, although she travels well in the car. 

She is house trained and has some basic commands. Unfortunately, her training has lapsed during the past months, so she will need some additional training.”


Bear was born 31st January 2012 and she weighs 24 kilos. She is being fostered in 23270 Betete.

Bear is healthy and is chipped, sterilised, fully vaccinated and has a full European passport. 



If you’d like to meet Bear please contact her carer Leanne Berry on or 05 55 80 42 47 

SKY – Female kitten born 15/08/17


Born of a mum who was a bit wild but had the sense to find herself some shelter when pregnant. Star is sweet, friendly and affectionate. She loves cuddles and playing with children and is accustomed to indoor life. She’s litter trained and eating dry and wet food. Sky as she is named at the moment because of her beautiful blue eyes is ready to go to loving home. She is very loving and playful. She’s white with grey tail and ears. 







 If you’d like to meet her, please contact foster carer, Louise on  0555888437 or email her at Sky is in 47 Loubes Bernac


Colombine – female kitten born approx 27/04/17

Colombine was found wandering the streets of Bergerac all on her own. Here is what Sophie, her foster mum has to say about her.
‘This little beauty got her name from a venetian carnival mask as her face has similar markings.  She is a very shy girl and needs a little time before she lets you into her heart.
She is very close to Nelix. Nelix comforted her when she desperately needed some cat love and !he is her confidence blanket. wouldn’t it be wonderful if they could be adopted together?’

Colombine is chipped and vaccinated.

If you would like to meet her please contact foster carer 
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Dept. 24 Bergerac

PIXIE female kitten approx d.o.b. 01/08/17

Pixie, a delightful ginger miss, was found wandering all on her own. An elderly couple found her in their garden and cared for her, but couldn’t keep her. Pixie is incredibly friendly and amazingly fearless. She gets on well with everybody in our house, dog, cats, children and grown ups. She will have no problems fitting in. She enjoys play fighting with any animal around and will cuddle up to the nearest body be it animal or human. 


If you’d like to meet her, or would just like more details, contact foster carer, 
tel: 05 53 89 59 35 / 07 81 27 86 51 Email:
Dept. 47 Savignac de Duras


CLARISSA aged about 18 months

Clarisse was discovered in the garden of a couple living in Loubes Bernac (47). It was quickly apparent that she was having babies. Clarissa was a wonderful mother and now her kittens are ready to fly the nest.  Clarissa, familiar now with humans would like a forever home home too. She will be your best friend as she is very loving, great with kids and other cats, follows you wherever you go and is a proper little chatter box. She has been neutered and microchipped.


 If you’d like to meet her, please contact foster carer, Louise on  0555888437 or email her at Clarissa is in 47 Loubes Bernac


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.

CHABA – a 10 year old female Great Dane

Chaba is a Phoenix Pensioner, meaning that her adopter will benefit from a €500 contribution towards vets bills, paid by Phoenix.

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.’

Chaba is chipped and fully vaccinated and is being fostered in 24300.

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

Phoenix Pensioner Plan

Stif, our first Pensioner. Sadly,  he has now passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

We at Phoenix hope to encourage people to consider adopting an older dog. It is so sad to see older dogs abandoned or left behind because of family illness or other reasons. Yet these animals have so much to offer, so it really is worth considering an older animal, particularly if you are of a similar age in human/dog years! Phoenix is aware that an older dog may have special needs and that is why, in April 2016, we introduced the Phoenix Pensioners Plan. We are actively encouraging the adoption of those vulnerable ‘oldies’ that might otherwise be left ‘un-chosen’.

Young pups are often seen as being more attractive and are adopted for their youthful bounciness. The middle
 aged and elderly with their soulful, faithful, trusting appearances can often get missed. These animals are often (but not necessarily) less energetic than the young pups and may be more suitable to an older humans lifestyle. That is not to say that these animals would not fit into a young family, on the contrary.

Phoenix is committed to protecting the “oldies” and is actively promoting their adoption through the Phoenix Pensioners Scheme which offers a €500 Veterinary Voucher on their adoption from the SPA in Bergerac.

Scroll down the page to see our Phoenix Pensioners.