Welcome to Twilight ~ the retirement home for dogs

La maison de retraite pour les chiens

The Twilight Puddings with Mum and Dad, Leeanne and Mike, thank you for visiting our website. You can read more about Twilight on the 'about Twilight' page and meet the Twilight Puddings on our own page.


Latest Twilight Pudding News

Welcome Bobby, Boubou and Peypere

We say ‘no’ umpteen times a week, we have to sadly. But, just sometimes you feel you have to stretch yourself. Meet two oldies who have had several years living in a garden, as their poor owner was in hospital, cared for by the villagers who provided their food. Peypere is 15 years old and has a whopping tumour. His companion, Boubou, is 12 years old and generally in a better state. They are just gorgeous. They sleep, eat and snug together … adorable. Phoenix have generously offered to cover the cost of sterilisation, which in their elderly case is to clear rotten tumours and cancers. Peypere is fragile for eating, and both will need their teeth cleaning, but for now they just need time to settle. We thank Jane and her village chums for taking on the plight of these oldies as now the house is being sold to care for the owners own health.

Another chap who has joined us via Phoenix is Bobby. This handsome old fella is camera shy, not uncommon when they have had pics taken when their owner has died and they have learnt it means they are off somewhere new! Darling old Bobby was rescued at two years old by Phoenix. Now, he’s twelve and his mum has died. Phoenix has stepped in to resume responsibility, and they asked if we could help. He is a love, but clearly has a few health issues, but nothing that cannot wait while he settles in. He is a gentle giant, and is clearly very sad at the loss of his lifelong mum. We will give him space and time. You are most very welcome Bobby, and we thank Phoenix for caring.

It is time for Twilight’s last BIG Vide Grenier of the year @ La Charrue, Vieux Mareuil, off the D939 just past Brantome on the Angouleme Road

                         Sunday 24th September 9am - 4pm  

We have some fantastic goodies, all at silly prices and every centime you spend on our stall, or in the La Charrue store room, will help the old doggies. With current numbers back up to an all-time high, as it is that time of year, your old and disabled dogs need you!

Stall holders welcome on the day. 7.50 euros for a pitch, all donated to the oldies from our hosts Pauline and Clive. No need to book, just turn up on the morning.

Pauline and her team will have food and drink ALL day available from the La Charrue kitchen.

Bric a brac welcome on the day, but please bring it clean and ready sorted xxx it helps us cope on the day, thank you xxx

Email Leeanne if you have any questions, sadly our main phone line is still off: [email protected]

Bless you for caring ~ we really couldn’t do it without you

More diary dates on the What's On page

Come along to one of our events, pick up a copy of Paws Before Bedtime, browse the books and bric-a-brac, drop off your brown stuff, or just say hello!



Have you got your copy? Read the reviews ...

"This book is one every animal lover should own, it is humbling, inspiring, and just simply wonderful." Susan Keefe

          €15 collected | €20 posted in France | £18 posted UK and worldwide

Full details of how to buy your copy on the book page or email:

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Leeanne & Michael Whitley, La Peyzie, 

St Paul La Roche, 24800, 

0033 (0)5 53 52 62 37

Mobile: 06 89 25 44 06


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How to help

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Where to drop off  donations at one of our collection points

Take a look at our Amazon wish list Go to Amazon UK, under the Amazon banner, to the right on lists. Scroll down to ‘find a list’ Twilight's addresss is  [email protected]



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Thank you ALL for caring

...More on our special thankyou page

Leeanne's Dog Blog ... July 2017

Read the latest post in Leeanne's Dog Blog ~ all about the second Twilight Open Day. Just click on the tab for Leeanne's Dog Blog or follow this link.

Over the Rainbow Bridge

Read the eulogies and stories of all the dogs that have passed through the gates of Twilight on the Over the Rainbow Bridge Page


Admin notice

Sorry, we are now into our 8th week of no main phone, best to email if you really need us. Seriously snowed under with new dogs, and admin, so hope you will forgive slow replies. And Leeanne has just had wrist surgery, so will be left handed only for the next month. Hopefully you can be patient with us!

Treat time!