Chiens d’ici et d’ailleurs is not an organization or business but the hard work of a team of volunteers devoted to animal protection. There are so many official charities and organizations, most started by good hearted and well-meaning volunteers. We do not need to start another organization, and instead choose to support existing organizations. All adoption fees are sent directly to the organizations we support.
For many years now, a lot of dogs have been rescued and adopted thanks to this work. We keep in touch with the adopters which allows us to follow our rescues’ new life.
'Chiens d’ici et d’ailleurs' takes in a few dogs at a time, in our homes (not in shelters), in order to have them adopted in the best possible way. The dogs mainly come from Lebanon and the Reunion Island, and some even from the south of France. Our lives and close contacts are a little bit in France and a little bit in those two countries. There are animal emergencies in these parts of the world that we witness every day and this is one way of helping stop animal abuse.
The dogs shown in the 'Adoption' section are visible in our own homes, in Villeneuve Loubet, if they are already in France. The others are the ones selected by us and getting ready for travelling so it will not be too long before they join us at home.
If you have fallen in love with one of the dogs on our website, you may need to be patient as not all are in France. It can take weeks for the animal to be ready to travel - having to be vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and travel documents issued.
We tend to choose small size dogs as there are already so many large dogs in shelters in France waiting for so long for a home. The big dogs visible have been chosen because of their very gentle personality and/or because of their precarious living condition.
Our work is as honest and transparent as possible. Our only goal is to rescue a dog from sure death and to rehome him in the best way according to his needs and personality. This way the dog will be blossoming and will give the best of him leading to a happy and harmonious life with his owner.
Our dogs can take you on a real long trip of love and tenderness…