PADDY 466 – BRUNO DE JURA

Eh hem! Yes, I am over here​! A very polite, calm and gentle male hound, 8 years of age but still eager to enjoy life with my new owner. We could enjoy peaceful country walks, I am easy when on a lead, and am not perturbed by cats or small children and enjoy the company of other dogs (I am not castrated though). I would love some quality time with lots of cuddles and I will behave myself impeccably. Life at the SPA is a bit hectic at the moment and I am finding it all a bit confusing, so if you feel you want a lovely-natured companion to keep you company, who will be responsive to training, I would love for you to come and see me to have a chat ………….. soon? 

See more details from the SPA in Bergerac

 http://www.spa24bergerac.org/animal-466-chien-bruno_du_jura

If you’d like to meet him please contact Sue Rees rees.sue@gmail.com

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 sheerik@wanadoo.fr

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.

Dogs For Adoption – Bergerac SPA

Many of the more vulnerable dogs (and cats) are taken into Phoenix care from the Bergerac SPA Refuge. Sadly, we don’t have the foster space to be able to accommodate more than a very small percentage.

However, if you would like to adopt directly from the SPA pound, we are happy to join you and assist with the adoption. We may, in certain cases, be able to negotiate the tariff.

We can`t promise, as it depends on available foster-space, but we will also endeavor to rehome any dog adopted directly from the SPA pound if the adoption doesn`t work out. Returning it to the pound would be a difficult decision all round!

Please note that dogs adopted from Bergerac SPA are NOT sterilised unless indicated in the text. Currently, male cats are castrated, but female cats are NOT sterilised.

To view the entire selection of animals available at Bergerac SPA, please visit their website or email: contact@spa24bergerac.org or on Tel 05 53 27 27 50

If you would prefer an English speaking person to accompany you, please contact Jackie Briggs at jackbriggs@outlook.fr

In memory of Charlie

Sandra & Doug Pountain have written to us about the passing of their dog, Charlie.

My wife and I adopted a dog from you in 2007 his name was Jimbo but we changed it to Charlie. He was a Beagle cross. We had to return to the UK in 2009 and brought him with us. He was the most beautiful young man you could ever wish to meet but unfortunately he developed cancer and died 4 weeks ago, he was our life and he loved and was loved by everyone he met, he would capture their hearts. He hated going in the car but loved it when we arrived no matter where it was. He was 12 when he died and I cannot tell you how much we miss him, it has left a massive hole in our lives. We would just like to thank you for all the pleasure your team brings to people in finding and rehoming such beautiful creatures.

Cats for Adoption

cat-adoption-headerWe 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 jennatphoenix@gmail.com

Zappa – male kitten d.o.b. approx 04/06/17

Zappa by name, Zappa by nature! Rarely still, his quiet moments are curled up with his best friend. Zappa was rescued from the SPA where his little life was about to be terminated. This little ginger boy shows his gratitude by purring loudly and constantly being at your side watching and waiting for a cuddle. He pokes into everything and is the first to greet you in the morning. He loves to be with the other cats so, if he’s an only one, he will need a lot of love and affection. That won’t be difficult when you see him look at you with his adorable green eyes.

 

 

Born around the beginning of June, he’s about 9 weeks old now and needs to find his new special family.

Zappa is 1st vaccinated and will be chipped priot to adoption. If you’d like to meet him, please contact foster carer, Julie on 05 55 50 40 39 / 06 48 36 26 7 or email her at oldclockhouse@hotmail.com Zappa is in 87150 Oradour sur Vayres

 

BILL – 10 year old Beagle X

Currently in Bergerac SPA, BILL is offered for adoption “don libre” and also benefits from the Phoenix Association Veterinary Voucher of 500€ to help finance any future healthcare.

It’s heart-breaking as Bill is just one of so many hound breeds that end up in the SPA, and at 10 years old we doubt he will even get a second glance, especially at this time of the year when the kennels are overcrowded.

Bill’s even got an ID chip, but his owner hasn’t reclaimed him, so he’s now classified as abandoned, which is a difficult position for an older dog to deal with. Initially Bill was rather unsure of his new surroundings at the Refuge, however, he’s settled in and making the best of it.

He’s a handsome dog, fit, alert and in good condition. He easy going and therefore gets along well with all the other dogs in his kennel run. He’s a sociable boy and enjoys human company and stays close by, making handling easy.

We believe Bill deserves our help to give him that little extra advantage of adoption, hence he’s been awarded the Pensioner’s Plan.

http://www.spa24bergerac.org/animal-402-chien-beagle

If you’d like to meet this super boy, please contact Sue Rees rees.sue@gmail.com 

CHABA a 10 year old female Great Dane

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.’

Her adopter will benefit from a 500E contribution towards vet bills paid by Phoenix!

Chaba is chipped and fully vaccinated. 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 sharonleechappell@gmail.com Chaba is in Nontron Dept 24

The Autumn Phoenix Book Fair. September 23rd, Campsegret.

We shall display more than 20.000 fiction and non-fiction books (all categorised by genre and in alphabetical order and all in excellent to good condition). We will have  3000 DVDs/CDs and many lovely Christmas cards. Come early to secure the books of your favourite authors. Just imagine them in your home, deliciously waiting to be read in the winter months. The famous Catering Ladies will spoil you with a wonderful offers of home-made savouries and sweets. Come for the day and bring the family with you. Prices start from 1€  and up. Besides all this  you might just meet your next furry friend-for-life! 

As always the proceeds from the Book Fair will go to the Phoenix Association to continue our work in saving, caring for and rehoming abandoned, abused and unwanted animals.

The doors will be open at 09.30 (09.00 for people with limited mobility) and close at 15.00 hours. Entrance and parking is free. Donations of books, cakes, DVDs, unwanted gifts for the Bric A Brac, unwanted animal attributes  etc are very welcome on the day.We are looking forward to your company.

How to find us 
we are at the Salle Municipale in Campsegret Dept 24140 on the RN21 between Bergerac and Perigueux.

Bandit male kitten born approx 04/05/17

Dumped in a box outside the vets at less than a week old, Bandit hardly stood a chance but thankfully he and his siblings were taken in by kind foster carers who worked tirelessly to bottle feed them. Three survived and two have been adopted. So we can show you the brave  Bandit, a stunningly beautiful cat  of 13 weeks old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bandit is chipped and 1st vaccinated. If you’d like to meet him, please contact foster carer Sharon on 06 45 47 10 84 or 05 53 60 73 11 or sharonleechappell@gmail.com Bandit is in Nontron Dept 24

Aria – Female kitten d.o.b. 09/05/17

Aria was taken with her sister, Sansa to the SPA in Bergerac where they were spotted by foster carer, Sophie. Sophie took them into her care where they are growing and thriving well. Aria is an adventurous, playful kitten with no fear. Her confidence knows no bounds, she climbs on the back of a Staffordshire terrier like a horse! Sophie’s little dog has such patience. She is also loving and beautiful.

If you’d like to meet her, or would just like more details, contact foster carer 
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Email: sophie.nicol@yahoo.fr
Dept. 24 Bergerac

Sansa female kitten d.o.b. Approx 09/05/17

Sansa was taken with her sister, Aria to the SPA in Bergerac where they were spotted by foster carer, Sophie. Sophie took them into her care where they are growing and thriving well. Sansa is playful and loves cuddles. She can be shy with strangers but then she is still just a baby.

If you’d like to meet her, or would just like more details, contact foster carer 
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Email: sophie.nicol@yahoo.fr
Dept. 24 Bergerac

Twinkle – female born approx 24th April 17

Meet young Twinkle, twin of Dapple, yet another beautiful sweet little girl, and oh boy does she become vocal when she wants her cuddles. However, if no one responds to her rather load meowing she just cuddles up with the dog and they both fall asleep entwined together.
Twinkle will be chipped, vaccinated before adoption ( anti-parasite treatment in progress)

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
Email: sophie.nicol@yahoo.fr
Dept. 24 Bergerac

Dapple – female kitten born approx 24th April 17

Meet young Dapple, who is very similar to her twin Twinkle, yet another beautiful sweet little girl. Dapple enjoys her cuddles. However, she’s a little more adventurist and enjoys exploring new surroundings.
Dapple will be chipped, vaccinated before adoption (anti-parasite treatment in progress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to know more, or indeed “reserve” Dapple, contact Sophie 05 53 73 91 13 or 07 78 21 13 55 or email sophie.nicol@yahoo.fr — in Bergerac(24).

RUDI – 5 Year Old Male Terrier X Adoption in Progress

Little Rudy is a lovely natured little chap who is house-trained, travels well and is very affectionate and eager to please.  He had to be given up by his previous owner, but apparently lived with 3 cats, so should be used to them. He was a little nervous of other dogs at first, but is fine with them in his foster home and gently playful with the smaller ones.  He was in very poor condition and overweight, so he is now adjusting to a new and heathy diet and getting some exercise.

 

 

 

Although fine now with other dogs, he is much more a “people” dog and would love a home with somebody he could follow around, keep company and go for walks with. He mostly comes when he is called in the garden, but outside the garden he is excited by new smells he gets distracted, so would need a home with a secure garden, and some further training.

 

 

 

 

 

Rudy is chipped, castrated, 1st set of vaccinations given, wormed, tick and flea treated. If you’d like to meet him, please contact foster carers Jackie and Andy on 05 53 52 06 23 or Jackie.Axford@gmail.com Rudi is in Dept. 24800 Vaunac

BELLA – Adoption underway

 

Bella was recently taken from Bergerac SPA into care with fosterers, Dan and
Shirley.
Here is what they say about her.

“Bella is a sweet, affectionate and gentle little dog who has settled into
life with us and our two Schnauzers. She is much smaller than she looks in
the photos and weighs about 13.5.kgs. She is a joy to have and deserves to
find a really loving permanent home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have started her training and she now knows how to sit, understands ‘no’ and mostly comes when called. Walking on a lead will need more practice, but as she is still only a year-old, her training will need to be continued. She is clean indoors, which is a great plus!

Bella is a very lively and energetic girl and loves to run around, but indoors she’s quite calm and will play happily with her toys…. she’s very
good at finding one if it’s hidden!
She will carry around shoes etc if left around, but rarely chews them.

Bella has learnt to sleep in a crate and sleeps soundly all through the
night. She travels well in the car, but needs to be restrained or she may
end up on your lap!
As Bella is so lively, a fenced garden is essential and she’ll also need a
daily walk.”

Bella has been chipped, sterilised, vaccinated and tick and worm treated.

If you’d like to meet this lovely young girl, please contact foster carers, Shirley and Dan, on 05 65 37 00 75 or dan-thomas@wanadoo.fr  They are in Saviac, Dept. 46

TEDDY – an 8 yr-old, Yorkshire Terrier boy – Adoption in progress

 

We found Teddy is an overcrowded cage at the pound. He’s a great little chap, calm, affectionate, house-trained and good in the car. He adores his ‘humans’, but also loves the company of other dogs and is good with cats, chickens and trustworthy with very young children.
He can be barky at times, but stops if he’s told not to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He’s very loyal and loving and will follow you anywhere for a cuddle. But if left to his own devises, he loves to roam, so will need a fully-fenced garden or an electronic collar/fencing system. As soon as his castration kicks-in, his curiosity in the far yonder should diminish considerably!

Teddy is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. If you’re interested in meeting him, please contact foster carer 
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Email: sophie.nicol@yahoo.fr
Dept. 24 Bergerac

Angele, long haired pure white, three year old girl

 

Angèle was rescued from the streets of Bergerac whilst pregnant. Her babies are now born and old enough for adoption and she is in need of a home. She is about 2-3 years old. She has been sterilised, chipped and vaccinated. Watch out for more photos as this one doesn’t do full justice to her beauty.

If you would like to know more, or indeed “reserve” Angele, contact Jenny 0781278651 or 0553895935 or jennatphoenix@gmail.com — in Savignac-De-Duras(47).

DJANGO – a 6 month-old Black Labrador X pup. Adoption in progress

Phoenix took Django into care because his previous owners realised that a young dog didn’t fit with their lifestyle…they were just too busy to educate and care for him.

His foster carer has put a lot of time and TLC into him and is very pleased with the way he’s developing. Here’s what she says about him:

“Django is a great dog! He’s lively and still in need of training, but is basically a very loving and affectionate young fellow. He loves a good romp with people or other dogs, but he’s not always on the go –  he can be calm too.

He will bark to warn you that someone is coming, but just that… he never barks for the sake of it! He’s fine with dogs, cats and children, though with young children, you’d have to watch he didn’t knock them over because he’s still young and bouncy.”Free-range chickens are out, though, because they tend to end up in his mouth (he doesn’t kill them, but he is a Labrador Retriever after all!)

All in all, this young pup will grow up to make a perfect family friend!

You may wonder the reason for his name, particularly if you are familiar with the film. However, it is  firstly a Romany term meaning “I awake” and is best known as the nickname of Belgian jazz guitarist Jean Baptiste. The D is silent.

Django is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. If you’re interested in meeting him, please contact foster carer 
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Email: sophie.nicol@yahoo.fr
Dept. 24 Bergerac

Phoenix Pensioner Plan

Stif, our first Pensioner. Sadly,  he has 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 soulfull, faithfull, 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 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 – you will not be disappointed.

Nelix – male kitten born approx 27/04/2017

 

This young man was found inside a car engine!
It took over 2 hours to get him out!
Full of bounce and energy, this right little tomcat is quite a character. You should see him strutting about! Nelix is very playful and adventurous and will no doubt make an excellent mouser.

If you would like to meet him please contact foster carer 
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Email: sophie.nicol@yahoo.fr
Dept. 24 Bergerac

Nelix will be chipped and vaccinated before adoption

Blaze – male black and white tabby, born 03/04/17

Blaze has inherited his mum’s short hook tail (a common trait in angora turk cats which she is). Blaze is a lot of B’s. He’s busy, boisterous and bossy! He is interested in everything around him, loves playing games and exploring, as well as enjoying evening cuddles. I think he has the potential to make a good mouser.

If you would like to meet him please contact foster carer 
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13<br 
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Email: sophie.nicol@yahoo.fr
Dept. 24 Bergerac

Moutti – an approx 6 year old female

Moutti is very affectionate and calm. At the moment she is looking after the last of the many litters of kittens that she has had during her life (she has just been sterilised, so she can now “retire” from mum duty).

She was left behind to fend for herself when her family moved away, and arrived on a nearby neighbour’s terrace to give birth to her beautiful kittens. 
If you can give Moutti a well-deserved home for her retirement, then she will give you plenty of love and affection in return. A very special little lady. She will be staying with her kittens until they are 3 months old, so she is ready for a new home at the beginning of July.

If you would like to know more, or indeed “reserve” Moutti, please phone Sussie on 0553-588251. Or email us info@terrybradfordmusic.com Moutti is near Eymet, just over the border in Lot-et-Garonne (47).

LOLLYPOP – a tortie and white girl kitten Adoption in progress

Lollypop was rescued with her sister, Candy, when she was just a week-old. She was due to be euthanized. Her foster carer has lovingly bottle-raised her and she is now ready for adoption.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She’s a beautiful, mottled beige/tan/black with a bit of white. Very well socialised with humans, she’s used to children and other cats and kittens. A cuddly and playful little girl is Lollypop!

If you’d like to meet her,
please  contact Sheelagh on 05 53 54 94 81 (leave a message) or sheerik@wanadoo.fr

CANDY – a tabby and white girl kitten Adoption in progress

Candy is a stunning classic tabby and white kitten. Her body markings are really something! Rescued from euthanasia with her sister, Lollypop at a very young age, Candy was lovingly bottle-raised by her foster mum. She’s now ready to go to her forever home!
Candy is very affectionate and just loves plying. A feather will keep her occupied for hours!
Being hand-raised, she’s totally friendly and happy to be handled. She’s also used to children and other cats and kittens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She’s chipped, vaccinated and de-parasited.

If you’d like to meet her,
please  contact Sheelagh on 05 53 54 94 81 (leave a message) or sheerik@wanadoo.fr

NESSIE – a tabby and white boy kitten Adoption underway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nessie was taken to the vets to be euthanized at birth. He has been bottle-raised with lots of TLC and is now ready to go to a permanent home.
He’s a friendly, agile and adventurous young lad, who just loves a good romp with the other kittens of the household!

Used to living with young children and other cats, this pretty little kitten is chipped, vaccinated and de-parasited.

 

If you’d like to meet her,
please  contact Sheelagh on 05 53 54 94 81 (leave a message) or sheerik@wanadoo.fr

Nefertoum – male kitten ( yes, we got it wrong!)

No not  a Pharoah of Upper and Lower Egypt like his namesake but a shy handsome kitty with no tail . His sharp features give him an oriental look and we think that maybe he is a Manx kitten.  Because he is very shy he needs to be reassured, but give him time and he will relax in your presence. Then you will hear the sweet reward of his loud purr. He is a loverly and very unusual cat! He enjoys playing and has now begun to join in playtime with his fellow kittens.

 

If you would like to meet him please contact foster carer 
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Email: sophie.nicol@yahoo.fr
Dept. 24 Bergerac

Nelfertiti will be chipped and vaccinated before adoption

MARIUS (304AB) a 10 year old male German Sheppard

Currently in Bergerac SPA ~ MARIUS is offered for adoption “don libre”. He also benefits from the Phoenix Association Veterinary Voucher of 500€ to help finance future healthcare.

Marius was abandoned at the Refuge (reason unknown to Phoenix).

At the ripe old age of 10yrs Marius is certainly not a youngster, so he’s in much need of Phoenix finding a loving family so that he can enjoy his retirement.

MARIUS prefers a calm, quiet home, not too much activity or sudden loud noises, because with the age and lack of mobility he becomes a little anxious. ~ So if you have a quiet corner of your home to offer MARIUS, the time and patience he deserves, he will be a devoted companion. Marius isn’t keen on cats so a home without cats would be favourable.

If you would like to meet MARIUS with the view of adopting him Please contact Bergerac SPA direct,

http://www.spa24bergerac.org/animal-304-chien-berger_allemand

Please remember to ask for the Phoenix 500€ veterinary voucher details should the staff forget. There are English speaking volunteers that maybe available to meet you at the refuge.

 

Cyrus – 10yr old boy – (Marsac SPA – Périgueux – ID 1958)



Cyrus is an older dog but fit as a fiddle. He is full of energy, maybe a little anxious but then he’s finding it hard to adjust to the refuge at his age. Chest x rays & blood tests are all normal. He’s a lovely faithful soul. Come & adopt him & give him a chance of a peaceful retirement.

http://spa-perigueux.org/en/animaux-2/cyrus-1466

If you are interested in giving Cyrus a home, please contact
Gillian Le Solleu
Email: lesolleu@hotmail.com
Tel: 06 21 59 16 72

KENZO, a gorgeous lab cross, around 6years old – (Marsac SPA – Périgueux – ID 01224)

This lovely boy arrived at the pound having been found wandering lost and never claimed. KENZO, a gorgeous lab cross is medium sized, around 6years old.

He adores people and loves his walks, he is good on the lead once he gets over the initial excitement of freedom from his pen. He thoroughly enjoys play-time and would be a great family dog. Castrated and waiting adoption.



Kenzo has already spent 2 years in the refuge, so we are giving him an extra push to find him a loving family,

http://spa-perigueux.org/en/animaux-2/kenzo-2-years-refuge-980

If you think you could give Kenzo a place in your heart and home, please contact
Gillian Le Solleu
Email: lesolleu@hotmail.com
Tel: 06 21 59 16 72