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.



Read how and why Leeanne and Mike set up Twilight, learn about the ups and downs of daily life with over thirty dogs, and be amazed by the special dogs’ stories. In this 260 page quality paperback there are lots of photos of your favourite Puddings, too.

Paws Before Bedtime: the story of Twilight the retirement home for dogs

€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:

[email protected]


Next events: coming up ...

The Twilight Mini Book Tour - see the book page

Saturday 23 September: La Charrue Big Vide 24340

Saturday 23 September: Golf Day and auction 3220


More dates for your diary on the What's On page


Latest Twilight Pudding News

Pepito Update: Little Pepito is doing well. This poor fourteen-year-old soul arrived at Twilight with a severe ear infection and maggot infestation, but after a few days of love, care and nursing plus a visit to our wonderful vets, Pepito is on the mend. He still has a slight infection, but he’s eating well, he’s joined the other dogs and enjoyed a walk out in the garden. All under the watchful eye of Dr Taffy.

Read more about Pepito and his friends on the Puddings' own page Meet the Twilighters

Leeanne's Dog Blog ... July 2017

Sunday 30 July 2017 was our fourth Open Day in the last two years. It celebrated our ninth birthday, the launch of Liz’s Twilight book, and the delight of so many puddings with their happy and extended loving lives.

As always, there was so much preparation, so many behind the scenes hours from the mighty volunteers to get us looking up to scratch. The baking, the making of artistic goodies, and even just the folding of the tombola tickets. British, French, Dutch and German volunteers doing so much in so many ways; what a family of friends we have.

Then the visitors came. Lunch for many was the priority, then the Pudding cuddles, the bargains on the vide, the books, the prizes and the sweet shop had its first very successful yummy outing! The  atmosphere was wonderful, team spirit, caring and interested visitors. Goodies of bedding, food and bric-a-brac galore. And, just when all the goodwill couldn’t seem better, the pennies taken on the day added up to just over €1,600. Very goodness, wow xxx

The day was tempered at the end. Sadly, that night Coco the white dwarf goat died. We had to call the vet, but despite all his best attempts, the treatment wasn’t enough. The next day we had an autopsy to learn why: it was a sad case of just a young poorly lad. We will miss him, he was special. And Alpaca, Toodlepip, has lost a good friend.

The clear-up operation team on Monday was entirely unexpected and by Jove what a swift and mighty job they did. We look almost back to normal!

Thank you, such an inadequate word, but it really means the world, and indeed life, to the Puddings. Thank you, all, however you were involved, you made a difference.

Twilight Thank Yous

Those who have followed Twilight from the beginning will know that La Charrue and Twilight are all but one! Pauline and Clive of the wonderful La Charrue, Vieux Mareuil, have helped and supported the Twilight oldies in so many ways, and are indeed an integral reason why Twilight is still here nine years later, having had 300 oldies pass through the doors.

Well, this Monday was no exception to the wonders of Pauline’s imagination. A long lost friend needed a memorable 50th birthday party, and boy did she get it. Pauline and Clive arranged a party like no other for mid-summer in Dordogne … it was a Christmas party! We all dressed up, snuggled with Santa, sang around the tree, had a full Christmas dinner (which was mighty), and opened gifts … it was just fantastic. We felt honoured to be invited to share the fun.

BUT, then came the might surprise for us, too! One of our main collection points for bric-a-brac is La Charrue. The last four months has seen many of you drop bits and pieces off there, and Pauline and Lesley sort through, so unlike our storage area, they can show bits and pieces off, and even sell them if you drop by. Well, by jolly goodness, we were presented with €1,000. Isn’t that amazing!! This will go a long way to help Nala just now, who needs serious veterinary support to save her leg.

THANK YOU La Charrue. You are the godparents to all our Puddings, and we bless you for all your care, support, and for going that extra mile.


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Would you like to help the Twilight dogs? Find out how to Help Twilight  or where to drop off a collection

Thank you ALL for caring x


Have you watched our YouTube video – a day in the life at Twilight?


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or follow this link on your desktop for the original video with music:




The video was produced the hard work, insight, and loving energy of Jo Morris Bingham of Your Image My Imagination. Jo, the Puddings send love & thanks.





Have you found a stray dog or has your own pet gone walkabout?


We see so many posts from people who have either lost or found a dog or cat. Our friends at the Phoenix Association provide advice about exactly what to do when you are in this situation. Check out their Advice Centre on the website at:



Please help us by directing people to this when they need it. Thank you – The Phoenix Team" 

RIP Dear Coco