Animal Organisations in Poitou-Charentes

Details of animal refuges in Poitou-Charentes: find out where you can adopt a stray dog or cat, and how to help out at your local shelter...

English is not necessarily spoken at any of these shelters.

  • SPA de Cognac Shelter for abandoned dogs, also takes in unclaimed dogs from the pound. These are made available for adoption and re-homing. Volunteer dog walkers always welcomed
    At
    : Refuge de Bonbonnet, 16130 Ars (map on the website) 
    Open:
    Monday to Saturday afternoons 14:00-18:00 (closed public holidays)
    Tel: 05 45 82 74 17
  • SPA Refuge de Angoumois Mornac
    At: les Mesniers, 16600 Mornace
    Open: 14:30-18:00 (Closed Wednesday and Sunday)
    Tel: 05 45 65 76 99
  • Refuge de Fontorbe Dog refuge for adoptions and sponsorships. Dogs accepted for rehoming. Volunteers and dog walkers welcome.
    At
    : Route de Fontorbe, 17400 St-Jean d'Angely
    Open: Daily and holidays 14:00-18:00
    Tel: 05 46 32 69 57 
    email
  • La SPA de Saintes Large animal refuge centre with vaccinated and spayed/neutered dogs and cats for adoption and rehoming. Volunteers and dog walkers welcome.
    At: Route de Varzay, 17100 Saintes, 
    Tel: 05 46 93 47 65
    email
  • Refuge APAR Private animal shelter with dogs and cats for adoption. Actively opposes use of animal euthanasia for unwanted dogs and cats. Also has kennel facilities.
    At
    : Chemin de la Moulinatte, 17410 St-Martin de Ré
    Open: Thursday to Monday 14:00-17:00
    Tel: 05 46 09 07 00
    Fax: 05 46 01 49 11
    email
    Refuge de Mal Bâti Open for animal adoptions
    At
    : Chemin de Mal Bâti, 79000 Niort
    Tel: 05 49 73 02 81
  • SPA de Poitiers, La Folie Large shelter for adoption of dogs and cats. Also sponsor an animal or make a donation.
    At
    : Refuge de la Grange des Prés, 86000 Poitiers
    Open: Monday to Saturday 14:00-18:00 (17:30 in winter)
    Tel: 05 49 88 94 57
    email