Shere Khan – male and his sister, Bhageera, born around 10th April.

Found, not in a Jungle Book setting, but sealed in a box together  and left outside a vets surgery in Bergerac. 
Shere Khan – a little tiger lookalike but very traumatised.  Needs a lot of cuddles and love.
Bhageera (we Know Bhagheera was a boy in Jungle Book but our Bhagheera is a girl!) Beautiful soft black furry baby who also needs lots of love and reassurance.

They can be reserved but they are not quite ready for adoption yet. They are in the safe hands of Foster carer, Sophie in Bergerac. Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Dept. 24 Bergerac

NEWTON – a Siberian Husky pup – Approx. d.o.b. 4/1/17

Newton was handed into Phoenix care because his owner couldn’t keep him any longer. In his current foster home, he’s living with cats, other dogs and even a baby, so he’s getting the very best education and socialisation possible for a Husky.

Initially, he can be a bit timid, but he soon gains confidence and is proving to be a gentle and loving. He’ll run after chickens, though in fun rather than anything else, but he is a Husky and they rarely mix well with poultry!

Between play-times, he’s calm and will choose between the sofa, a dog basket and a crate. He should train quickly to a crate, should his new owner wish.

He travels well in a crate in the car and is virtually house-trained, the only recent ‘accident’ being when it was raining hard outdoors all day (so where are his genes for sleet, snow and howling gales!!)

Newton is chipped, vaccinated and neutered and if you’d like to meet this affectionate, well-balanced and beautiful boy, please contact
Sophie Nicol
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Dept. 24 Bergerac

DOCK – an 8 yr-old Golden Lab X Retriever – Bergerac SPA n° 438

“Bonjour!  My name is Dock, and I am a very affectionate Lab X Retriever of approximately 8 years young!

It has been several months since I arrived at the SPA and I have to say that during this time I have started to gain a bit of middle age spread! I am not happy about this and would dearly love to be with a family who will be happy to give me the exercise I really need to get in shape again! I adore investigating everything around me on my walks with the volunteers and can be very playful too.  I respond well to basic commands, and would dearly love to learn some more! My current companion in my box is a female (Cosette), I get on well with all females ! but not really too keen on males. I have been castrated, am calm and composed, adore tummy tickles and will be a good friend, so please get in touch if you think you could offer me my forever home……I’ll be waiting …..”

If you’d like to meet Dock at Bergerac SPA, please contact Jackie Briggs at

MIKA – 2 year old Male Fox Terrier X

Mika is very playful and loves other dogs. He’s fostered in a home with other dog, is buddies with all of them and is totally non-aggressive. However, he is inclined to chase cats. He travels well, although needs to be tethered so he can’t sit on the drivers lap or jump out unexpectedly!

He is house-trained, sits nicely and mostly comes when called, but requires some more training on his recall and will need a home with a secure garden. He is extremely affectionate and loves a cuddle, but also has loads of energy.

He’s small to medium and weighs about 12kg.

He’s not at all happy being left on his own, but is perfectly OK being left with another dog, so would really suit a home with another youngster for company; otherwise a home where he could always be with somebody.

Mika is chipped, vaccinated, castrated, wormed, tick and flea treated. If you are interested in adopting this lovely young boy please email or call Jackie and Andy on 05 53 52 06 23 for more information.

MILLIE – a one and a half year-old Griffon Fauve de Bretagne

Kind-hearted carer, Pat, took in a terribly thin, small griffon-type girl who had been scavenging in bins and compost heaps etc for several weeks. She wormed, de-flead and fed her.

Millie, as she is now called, seems to have got over her trauma and has turned into a great little dog! She’s affectionate, house-trained, walks well on a lead and loves her home comforts…she’s cute as a button!

Millie is brilliant with children and other dogs. Though Pat has cats, they’ve kept out of Millie’s way and Pat wouldn’t trust her not to chase them.

Left to her own devices, she will follow her nose, so she needs a fenced garden or a huge estate!

If you’re interested in this delightful young ‘scruff’, please contact Pat Lee on 0553573944
Millie is chipped, sterilised and fully vaccinated with rabies and a

JOOP – a 2 and a half year-old Gascon Nivernais X

This beautiful and gentle boy was taken on by a hunter after his owner died. Joop, however, does not hunt, so his new caretaker took him to the vet to be PTS! The vet refused and Joop was taken into care by foster carer Sharon Lee-Chappell.

Joop has subsequently been castrated and is proving to be an absolutely delightful dog. Kind, affectionate, easy-going and biddable he’s good with everyone and everything and although he’s never met any children, we’re sure he’d be fine with them as he hasn’t an ounce of malice. He’s brilliant will all other dogs and adores a good romp. Like the majority of hunting breeds, he would need a fenced garden.

Joop is chipped (and tattooed), vaccinated with rabies, so he has a PASSPORT! And is parasite-treated.

If you’d like more info on this big softie, please contact Sharon
Tel: 05 53 60 73 11 / 06 45 47 10 84
Dept. 24300 Dordogne

SITA and DENNIS – Mixed breed pups – approx.D.O.B. March 18th – Adoption in Progress!

Sita and Dennis were found abandoned and in need of lots of TLC. We are assuming they are litter brother and Sita, though possibly they had different fathers.

Here is what their foster carer, Suzy, says about them:


“Sita is a delightful little girl who is probably Border Collie/Pointer.  As such, she is elegant, very pretty, dainty and extremely intelligent.  She loves to play and run, but also adores her cuddles and is very affectionate.  She is almost fully house-trained and is learning other commands very quickly.  She will suit an active family and preferably one with other dogs, as she is very sociable. In the week she has been with us, she has made the most incredible progress and is ready to start life with her forever family.  She is as sweet as they come and will be of medium size when fully grown. She will need to be with a family who enjoy outdoor activities as she is in her element in the field.”


“Dennis is totally gorgeous, and full of fun.  He is probably Border Collie/Springer cross and is adorable!  He is fluffy, cute, with all the intelligence and character of the Border but with the sweet mischief of a Spaniel.  He loves to be at your feet and is always listening and watching what you do.  He is a boy who will enjoy being with his family and learning.  He too is an active little boy, but is just as happy to curl up at your feet or snuggle for cuddles.  Also pretty much house trained and learning quickly.  This baby is super special and has amazing potential.  He too enjoys the company of other dogs and will love to be with a family who are home a lot of the time and who will include him in their days out.”

Both pups are chipped, vaccinated and worm, tick, flea-treated and if you’d like more details, please contact Suzy Tompsett, their foster carer, on
Tel: 05 53 84 83 43
Dept. 47260 Laparade

ROSIE – grey and white tabby girl

Rosie is a very loving and affectionate adult cat looking for a new home. She arrived on our doorstep a few weeks ago but, despite extensive advertising and door knocking, her owner has not been traced. She has been looked after very well as she is in super condition. Her amber eyes are very distinctive and add to her beautiful personality. She doesn’t seem phased by other cats but I don’t know how she is with dogs. Our neighbours 2 boys come and play with her and she loves the attention from them.

For more details please contact me, Julie
05 55 50 40 39 / 06 48 36 26 73
87150 Oradour sur Vayres

Mork and Mindy – born around 31/03/17


Mork and Mindy, born April 1st but the jokes not on them. They are bold and brave and investigate everyone and everything. As hand reared babies, they are a bit spoilt, but so affectionate and loving it’s impossible to resist them. Their favourite sleep position is anywhere on me! They run after me and are already very inquisitive about the cat flap and what’s outside.  Their antics have us in stitches.
Mork is a little grey and white boy. His fur is beautifully soft and thick. He likes to talk as he’s going to sleep on my shoulder and looks at everyone with intelligent and questioning eyes. He pokes his nose everywhere and faces up to my adult cats who run off. He uses the litter tray and loves his crunchy biscuits.  Favourite toy, my slipper!

Mindy is a beautiful scruffy black and ginger girl. She always looks like she’s just woken up, her hair is all over the place and constantly has a surprised look on her face. She hangs in my hand like a rag doll bending over backwards, she must be double jointed. Soft and fluffy she’s a mummy’s girl who still likes to suck your finger. Her favourite toy, my other slipper!
They will be vaccinated and chipped ready to be rehomed in June.

To know more please contact Julie
05 55 50 40 39
06 48 36 26 73
in Oradour-sur-Vayres.

KIKI – one year old Bichon Frisé X boy – Adoption in Progress!

This little darling was taken into foster care rather than leaving him in the SPA. Here is what his foster carer says about him:

Kiki is a very loving cuddly dog who is just perfect!

He can be left alone, without any worries of him causing harm of damage. He’s very sociable with cats and dogs and absolutely loves young children.

 He is due to be castrated soon.”

For more details please contact​ Sophie
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
Dept. 24  Bergerac

Camila “Isabelle” – Reserved!

This classy, beautiful long haired girl, with the colouring that is known as Isabelle, has strayed into Anne and Tony’s garden. She is friendly and approachable, loves to be stroked and makes her presence known with her sweet voice. Anne and Tony are unable to keep her and so, Camilla is in need of a loving home. She will make a wonderful companion.

Camilla will be chipped on adoption.

Please contact Ann on
05 53 79 78 25
in Loubès-Bernac, Aquitaine.

Peanut – Adoption in Progress!

A sweet girl who, initially, was the scaredy cat of the three. Now she  is foster mum’s shadow following her everywhere.  Any chance she gets she hops on foster mum’s lap.

She will be ready for adoption from the 25th April and will be vaccinated, wormed and chipped before then.

For more information please contact Sophie (in Bergerac) on
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55 or Email:

Fudge – Adoption in Progress!

Sugar and spice and all things nice is this pretty girl.  She is both adventurous and fearless. She loves everybody! She lets strangers pick her up and wants to be friends with both cats and dogs. Yes, she goes to kiss the dogs!

She will be ready for adoption from the 25th April and will be vaccinated, wormed and chipped before then.

For more information please contact Sophie (in Bergerac) on
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55 or Email:

SISSIE – a 4yr-old Yorkshire Terrier X – D.O.B. 8/6/12 – Adoption in Progress!

Sissie was the victim of a divorce. Neither of the couple wished, nor were able to keep her, and so she was dumped at the SPA pound, where she was completely terrified!

A timid dog, she has lived most of her life in an apartment and hasn’t had much socialisation. Murielle, her foster carer, initially found her nervous, jumping at loud noises, but over the short period of time she has been in care, she’s beginning to come out of herself and enjoy life! She loves playing with the other dogs, is fine with the cats, and is happy to cuddle up with her ‘humans’ on the sofa.

She’s affectionate, non-barky, is now eating well and is clean and un-destructive in the house.

Sissie would be best in a calm, relatively quiet household, preferably without young children. She is used to living with another dog.

She’s chipped, vaccinated and sterilised and if you’d like to meet this gentle girl, please contact Sheelagh
Tel: 05 53 54 94 81 (leave a message)

Éclair – Adoption in Progress!

A sweet boy kitten who is both playful and affectionate.  He can be initially shy and he hasn’t quite decided if he likes dogs yet. However, he has now stopped hissing at foster mum’s dogs so this is encouraging.

He will be ready for adoption from the 25th April and will be vaccinated, wormed and chipped before then.

For more information please contact Sophie
(in Bergerac)  on
Tel: 05 53 73 91 13
Mobile: 07 78 21 13 55
or Email:

Cosette – 6 year-old Griffon girl

COSETTE had a happy home for 6 years – then her mistress was diagnosed with serious illness and admitted to hospital.  Before she left, her mistress ensured that COSETTE was groomed and clipped, which was very touching and kind.
COSETTE is a friendly, gentle, an uncomplicated and kind girl, much loved by all the volunteers for her sweet-nature and gentle soul.  She is easy on the lead and sociable with other dogs.   But….COSETTE is beginning to work out that her mistress is not coming back….

It is up to us to be her voice and find her a home and family.

If you’d like to meet her at Bergerac SPA, please contact Jackie Briggs at

MARCUS – 3 yr old Braque / Pointer

MARCUS is a friendly chap, always pleased to have company and is exceptionally affectionate and adores his cuddles. Marcus is sociable with the other dogs in his kennel run, and is easily handled, doesn’t pull on the lead (unless he is very excited!), His training is going well, however he will need to be taught not to chase cats!

MARCUS is the sort of dog who loves to stay close to his handler, always seeks cuddles and gives loyalty. If you would like to meet this super friendly and deeply affectionate boy, come and meet him at Bergerac SPA and take him for a walk, get to know him a little.

If you’d like to meet him at Bergerac SPA, please contact Jackie Briggs at

Pip – 14 yr-old girl – Adoption in Progress!

Please let me introduce you to Pip. Pip is fourteen years young which is 72 in human years, no age at all.

Pip’s family have a terrible dilemma, illness has struck and they have to return to the UK for an unknown duration. They are unable to take Pip with them for reasons beyond their control. It is unimaginable for them to leave her but their choices are limited.Here is where we can help. 

We are looking for a lovely person (s) to take Pip into their home and into their hearts and love and care for her. She likes an easy life – as we all will do at her age! Snoozing by the fire with the occasional mouse hunt in the great outdoors. She is used to dogs, only recently has her sibling doggie died and she has missed his company.

She is no trouble, sterilsed, chipped and fully vaccinated including rabies protection.
If you are that special person please contact me on 07 81 27 86 51 / 05 53 89 59 35 or Pip is currently with her owners near Vergt and can be visited by arrangements. 

The Biannual Phoenix Book Fairs – FAQs

Donating items

For logistical reasons, we prefer to receive your donations on the day of the Fair itself as transport and the manpower is available on these Fair days to handle the weight and bulk of books and other donated items. However, if you are leaving the country or for some reason can’t come to the Fair, please contact us to see if we can find another way to transfer your items.

 We gratefully accept fiction and non-fiction, all sorts of CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and other items. All antiquarian books are also very welcome; we always find enough interested people for these.

Please give us books that are in a condition that you yourself would like to buy. Broken, tatty and/or mouldy books as well as scratched or copied CDs and DVDs unfortunately do not sell.

 What we love (in good condion) are:

– Fiction books

– Non-fiction books (especially Cookery, Gardening, History, Military History, Biographies etc)

– All antiquarian books

– All older series as Lady bird books, Observer’s books etc

– First editions

– Signed editions

– Children’s toys, bears or other fluffy animals

Jig saw puzzles, games

Animal and pet items such as baskets, blankets, duvets, coats/rugs, tackle and leads, food (within the sell by date).

 As there’s no market for these, please DO NOT donate:

x Readers Digest series of any sort

x Mills and Boon series

x Encyclopedias, atlasses

x Cassette tapes

x VHS tapes

x Unusable, broken or mouldy items

x Clothes and shoes.

 Wish to help?

Why not become a member of the Book Team? We meet every Friday at our sorting barn for several hours in a village just north of Bergerac. Here all the books are sorted and put into category and or alphabet. The donated goods for the Bric a Brac, the puzzles, the toys and the prizes for the Tombola and the thousands of DVDS and CDS sorted here too and made ready for each Fair.

Perks – we still pay for the books like everyone else, however, we have access to them all year round!

For further general inquiries please contact Christine at