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

MIRZA – Female Miniature Pinscher/Ratier – ADOPTION IN PROGRESS

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

“Here I am and raring to go! Amazing isn’t it? 10 years old and still with the energy of a youngster! I haven’t been sterilised yet.

I was found wandering near Sarlat and taken to Bergerac SPA, where I am struggling a bit in my present environment with all the commotion that is going on around me. I can’t tell you anything about my history, but I feel that I would prefer be in a family with no cats, and probably somewhere without other dogs, although this could change later. I will definitely need an enclosed garden as I am very quick, despite my age! I love to be around people, am inquisitive and probably need some training! I am only little so wouldn’t take up much space so if you are looking for a little poppet to keep you on your toes, here I am! Did I tell you my name? Mirza, just so you know who to ask for…”

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

PADDY (Bergerac SPA ref. 466) – Male 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 I 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 about Paddy on Bergerac SPA’s website:

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

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.

MITCH – a 7 year old Yorkshire Terrier X boy. ADOPTION IN PROGRESS.

Mitch was found wandering and evidently abandoned. He was so sad, and covered with fleas! Luckily for him, we were able to take him into foster care rather than him ending up at the SPA pound. His coat was so bad because of all the fleas that much of it had to be cut-off, so he’s now looking somewhat moth-eaten! But it’s growing back though, as you can see from the photos.


All Mitch wants is to love and be loved! He’s fine with dogs, cats, all and everything, but he mostly just wants to be with his beloved ‘human’. He’s gentle, sensitive soul who longs to be someone’s very special friend.  Mitch is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. He’s fine in house and car – in fact he’s no trouble at all! – and deserves to find that special someone very soon!

If you would like to meet Mitch please contact Sheelagh on 0553549481 or on

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 Bandit is in Nontron Dept 24

ZAC – 10 month old Labrador X boy. ADOPTION IN PROGRESS.

Meet ZAC, who has decided he likes raspberries – as you can see from the
photos. Yum, yum!  

Zac was overlooked at the SPA most probably because he was black and of indeterminate breeding, but Shirley and Dan, his foster carers, were
fortunately able to see his silver lining!
Here’s what they say about him:


“Zac was in the SPA for nearly 2 months, which is such a shame as he’s a lovely dog and has no problems at all. His temperament is like a Labrador, as he is happy just being in the garden or going for a walk. He is obedient, very calm in the house and never makes a fuss about anything. His recall is excellent, he already knows ‘sit’ and is learning ‘ No’.

House training hasn’t been a problem as he has never had any accidents in
the house. He likes a walk, but doesn’t go far from you. He’s learning to walk nicely
on a lead, but needs more practice at this. Zac is affectionate, lives happily with our two dogs and never shows any aggression to other dogs or animals. We don’t have a cat, but are sure he would not harm a one.

We think the car was an unknown to him, but he is getting used to it. He is fully grown as he is about 10 months old. He weighs 20 kgs so is a medium-sized dog and would need a garden.

Anyone who adopts him will find him very easy going and a pleasure to have,
as he is a very laid back pooch! We have loved having him as he is no

Zac is chipped, vaccinated, neutered and tick and worm treated. He is being fostered in 46340.

If you would like to meet him please contact Shirley and Dan Thomas on 05 65 37 00 75 or email



Here is what foster carer, Sophie, writes about him.

‘….. and here is Gucci, Chanel’s twin.  There were 4 of them in the family, two other brothers who have now been adopted.  The four of them were brought  to me by my son the first day of his time at the SPA  de Bergerac.

Gucci is a lover and a purrer! a real engine! He sticks to you like glue and will jump and beg for cuddles to anybody even my 4 year old! He is part to a bit of  head butting, wrapping himself and his tail around your neck. Adorable.

he loves playing with his sister chanel;well when I say playing, it is more like annoying her when she is trying to sleep!

His best friend is Blaze  and the 2 of them are always up to mischief!

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


Chanel – Adopted

Here’s what foster carer, Sophie writes about her.

‘Chanel, a little princess and a beauty!!our golden eyes ginger girl. She is a little madam who first ignores you then will dance around yourf feet demanding attention, she is quite adept at the tail dance! She can fall asleep anywhere  but her favorite place is wrapped around her brother, Gucci!

She is used to dogs,cats and children and allows my young son carry her round the house (she tolerates this with a fed up look on her face.)
She is affectionate, on her own terms, and her favorite game is stalking my little aspi robot round the house!  boldly attacking it now and again!’

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



Part cat, part dog and part goat! This is what foster mum, Sophie says.
‘My beautiful green eyed black nose, short tailed  glue!
Part dog as he follows you everywhere like a shadow and he actually wags his bit of tail like one!!
Part goat when he just leaps in several little jumps to launch himself on your lap!
He is always purring and always rubbing himself on your leg, your face, your neck and in your armpit.  Any part of you he can reach!
He is a great little clown who always make us laugh and who loves everybody!’




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


MILEY (Marsac SPA ref. 1960) – Mixed breed (possibly Lab X Pointer)


Miley has been in the SPA refuge for 18 months now, which is about three quarters of her life. She is full of bounce however, and she has her laid back and zen moments too. 

She should be quite easy to train, however a fenced garden would be required to keep her safe. All she needs is a loving family willing to educate her. 

We believe Miley will be a wonderful family dog.


If you would like to meet Miley, please contact Marsac SPA volunteer, Gillian Le Solleu, on 06 21 59 16 72 or