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

New recruit: Molly


Don’t you just melt into those eyes? Dear Molly had already been rescued from the streets. We have taken her because one day we too may need our fellow rescuers help. Diana, her rescue mum, must after many years hand over her rescue pups as ill health takes her back to the UK. I feel for her. She has done wonders in Bulgaria, and made a mighty difference. She has done everything to ensure her rescue family have all found homes, almost certainly at the cost of her own health. So, one of the eldest members has come to us. As ever a team is involved, and we thank Krissie and Fran for collecting her from Calais. Diana paid for this cost, and now little Molly is a Twilighter and we will take on all her needs. She had a fabulous weekend with Krissie and Fran, even being taken to the beach what a delicious welcome to France. Now she is making friends at Twilight … and guess what … we love her already xxx

Top Team Fundraising



There have been lots of fundraising events on the agenda this autumn. Down in the Toulouse area, Sara and her family organised a wonderful golfing event at the Golf du Chateau de Barbet, with a meal and auction. The weather was kind, supporters turned out en masse and they raised a whopping 1635.00 euros for Twilight Chiens. Sara would like to thank Norman for running such a fun competition. Thanks also to everyone who attended and everyone that contributed to this successful day. Thanks to Ron, Eddie and Natalie - the best hosts we could have wished for, and thanks to Bernie for doing the Auction and Lana for selling hamper tickets.


Next it was the turn of Team Puivert, led by our Deb, who had a fantastic fundraiser at the end of September at their local Marie. With Deb’s cake stall leading the sales, the clothes, bric-a-brac, Twilight goodies, Bryan’s sausages and Tombola made a mighty day for one and all. What a team you are, bless you for your love, care and energy. With your blessing, your funds raised will go towards the new relax room. The puddings send loving licks down south .... thank you xxxx


Then, it was time for the end of season vide for the Twilight old dogs at the wonderful venue of La Charrue, Vieux Mareuil. This is a tough fund raiser. It is the penultimate one of the year and then there’s a long winter ahead. Sorting, storing and packing: long days and hard work, and a truly dedicated team of volunteers. The Twilight team and La Charrue team have never been stronger, in friendship, support and growth. The folks that come and support are like family. It is all hugs and catch up chats, the atmosphere was quite exceptional. In all honesty, a mighty moral boost for Twilight, as sometimes what we do is hard. The list of volunteers, helpers, donators, and stall holders is too long to mention, but you know who you are. Every single one of you is exceptional, as in whatever way you give to help our old or disabled puddings you make the difference; you are part of what keeps us going. We made 750 euros on our stall, and in the La Charrue store, which keeps heaps of bric-a-brac for the Twilight puddings, they took 550 euros, which Pauline rounded up to €1000 with sales made on our behalf in just the last couple of months. Twilight can only sustain the needs of all these oldies and disabled puds because you all care like you do.

Hope Association Book Sale

The weekend of October 14-15 was the mighty Association Hope’s bi-annual book sale. Twilight is invited, along with other rescue associations, to share the weekend, and let the public see how Hope’s wonderful donations make a difference to the animal kingdom.

There are never the words to fully describe this magical weekend. The volunteers are incredible. They work, they give, they ache; the work involved for this weekend is immense. But, the smiles, the ‘family’ love and caring feeling that exudes throughout is tangible. We loved being with you all. You are all incredible individuals that make one heartfelt Association. We personally thank you all for all you do. We bless you all for caring as you do. You are incredibly special. Thank you

NEXT EVENT: Twilight Christmas Fete Sunday 10 December Saint-Paul-la-Roche - check the 'what's on' page for the complete fundraising diary

Thank yous … to the Hope Shop Confolens for their generous support and to Rainbow who bought us a new washing machine

And finally ... support Twilight

We have calendars, tea-towels and, of course, the TWILIGHT BIOGRAPHY: PAWS BEFORE BEDTIME ... have you got your copy? Just €20 posted worldwide - check out the Twilight Book Page for ordering details and to read some of our wonderful reviews. The perfect Christmas present!

Leeanne & Michael Whitley, La Peyzie, 

St Paul La Roche, 24800, 

0033 (0)5 53 52 62 37

Mobile: 06 89 25 44 06


[email protected] 

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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

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Leeanne's Dog Blog ...

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Over the Rainbow Bridge

Sadly, this month we have had to say goodbye to dear Cartouche, Castor and Nella.

Read their 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, at present no main phone or internet, so please forgive slow replies. Installation of a new line is promised within the next couple of weeks.