Paws Before Bedtime: the story of Twilight

Twilight has published its very own biography. In this 260-page quality paperback find out 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. Discover the magic of Twilight – the retirement home for dogs, where the old, sick, lame and unwanted spend their final years, months or days in an oasis of love and tranquillity.

How to buy Paws Before Bedtime

Purchase in person

Sunday 30 July The Twilight Open Day at La Peyzie 11 am til 4 pm

Wednesday 2 August The Hope Shop 87, Eymoutiers 2 pm til 5 pm

Saturday 5 August The Hope Shop 19, Arnac-Pompadour 11 am til 4 pm

Tuesday 8 August The Hope Shop 79, Lezay 11 am til 4 pm

Sunday 13 August The Hope Shop 16, Confolens 10 am til 4 pm

Sunday 23 September The Twilight Stall @ La Charrue Vide Grenier 24340

From 30 July onwards, during opening hours, La Charrue, Vieux-Mareuil, 24340

From 30 July onwards by arrangement from Liz @ Champagnac-la-Riviere 87150

By arrangement, Thursday afternoons at Twilight 1 pm til 5 pm ~ please check Liz will be there by emailing the books hotline, [email protected]

Purchase by post: how to pay

1. Send a cheque in euro payable to ‘Asso Twilight’ or a cheque in £ sterling payable to ‘L Whitley’ to:

 Leeanne Whitley 

 Twilight La Maison de Retraite pour les Chiens

 La Peyzie


 24800 France


We can accept cheques in € euro or £ Sterling; include a note that the payment is for the book, and send us your address if you would like the book to be posted

2. Click the ‘Donate’ button on the website:

You can pay by PayPal in any currency – mark your payment ‘book’ and make sure we have your address for posting

3. Send a PayPal payment to [email protected]

You can pay by PayPal in any currency – mark your payment ‘book’ and make sure we have your address for posting


Have you ever asked yourself … What made a retired English teacher and his psychologist wife open the doors of their Dordogne home to thirty old, sick or disabled dogs? Now the answer is at hand. You can now read all about Mike and Leeanne Whitley, an incredible couple, who have dedicated the last nine years to rescuing over three hundred dogs in need.

€15 collected | €20 posted anywhere in France

UK and Worldwide posting £18 or €20

100% of profits goes to the dogs of Twilight


“It’s rare in life that you meet two people who make you feel instantly cared about, instantly loved, instantly welcomed and instantly accepted. Leeanne and Mike, and the army of Twilight supporters, remind you that there is so much more good in the world than bad, and that we can all do something to help. When other people shy away from a problem, Leeanne and Mike step up. They prove, time after time, that for the dogs it is not the days in your life, but the life in your days.”