Pets And Animals

Volunteering in France with Animals and LAARF

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Expats in France, Pets And Animals
Volunteering in France with Animals and LAARF

Helping out at your local animal refuge in France is a great way to help the animals, get involved in the local community and make new friends… Producing 160 promotion posters for 160 dogs in one weekend is water off a duck’s back (or should we say, dog’s?) for Emma Lee, one of LAARF’s finest. […]

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New Rules for Pet Passport Entry into UK

Written by on September 6, 2015 in Passports and Vaccinations, Pets And Animals
New Rules for Pet Passport Entry into UK

Does your new pet passport fall foul of the rules? Last week I travelled back from France to the UK with my two dogs. We’re frequent travellers so I know the pet passport rules and it’s the third time this year we’ve travelled using the dogs’ current passports. The passports are almost identical having been […]

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Expats Volunteer opportunities in France with LAARF

Written by on April 22, 2015 in Expats in France, Pets And Animals
Expats Volunteer opportunities in France with LAARF

LAARF and France LAARFS with you: It takes all sorts to help animals in need says expat in France Jane Hunt, but there is plenty of opportunity and it’s a great way to make friends. LAARF, Les Amis des Animaux en Refuges de France is one such way to get involved and volunteer… Jac Prosser is […]

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Pet Passport France | Update for Travel between EU and UK

Written by on March 9, 2015 in Passports and Vaccinations
Pet Passport France | Update for Travel between EU and UK

If you’re travelling in the EU with your pet you need to be aware of changes that came into effect at the end of 2014. Existing passports will be valid for the lifetime of the pet or until there’s no more room to update the treatment spaces in the passport. New passports issued from 29 […]

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Expats in France offer new life for old dogs

Written by on October 13, 2014 in Expats in France, Pets And Animals
Expats in France offer new life for old dogs

Some people move to France and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle. Others move to France and do something completely different. We talk to an amazing couple from England who thought they would retire and take life easy. Instead they set up a home for elderly dogs, an undertaking that has profoundly changed their lives and bought […]

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Volunteering in France | At the SPA Animal rescue

Written by on August 13, 2014 in Expats in France, Pets And Animals
Volunteering in France | At the SPA Animal rescue

Lots of expats retire to France or go for a better quality of life and have more time on their hands. For many it is a great opportunity to do some voluntary work. Helping out a branch of SPA for just a couple of hours a week, the Société de Protection des Animaux is an […]

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Expats Guide to cheaper train travel in France

Written by on August 4, 2014 in Holiday Travel, Pets And Animals
Expats Guide to cheaper train travel in France

How to keep the cost down when travelling on a train in France. Expats in France can use a regional pass to save money or sign up to receive details of first come first served cheap tickets for long journeys. But don’t take the dog says Donna Kerridge… “Et le chien?”  asks the conducteur, indicating […]

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Tips to help you find your lost dog in France

Written by on May 19, 2014 in Holidays with Pets, Pets And Animals
Tips to help you find your lost dog in France

Every year hundreds of visitors to France have their holidays ruined when they lose the dogs they have taken with them to join in the family fun. It causes much angst and distress when a beloved pet goes missing so here are our top tips for actions you can take to try to recover your […]

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Phoenix Association and SPA de Bergerac join forces to improve animal adoption numbers

Written by on December 26, 2012 in Pets And Animals with 0 Comments
Phoenix Association and SPA de Bergerac join forces to improve animal adoption numbers

Phoenix Association in the Dordogne is an organisation set up by two expat Brits in 2001, Richard and Shelagh Johnson, to rescue and rehouse abused and abandoned animals.  Right from the start they’ve worked closely with the Bergerac SPA (Sauvegarde et Protection des Animaux) which began in 1966. This link has strengthened even further since […]

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A French Life: Brits set up Cat Rescue in France

Written by on October 3, 2012 in Pets And Animals with 0 Comments
A French Life: Brits set up Cat Rescue in France

TGLF talks to Lynn Stone – a lady on a mission. Lynn and her husband Ron, British expats, have set up a cat refuge in Miramont de Quercy, in the lovely department of Tarn-et-Garonne in Midi Pyrénės where they have a home. Lynn, the President of Chats du Quercy is a qualified cat behaviourist which […]

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