Association no. W792005745

We are currently open every Tuesday by appointment only. If you would like to book a 30 minute time slot between 10am - 2pm. Please contact us via Facebook or by email. All departments are open including the Café with outside seating. Masks must be worn at all times apart when seated and eating. Donations can be left in the van at the end of the car park. Many thanks for your continued support.

Ark 79 est ouvert le mardi 10H - 14H sur rendez-vous uniquement pour le moment, nous limitons les clients pour que tout le monde puisse faire du shopping mais maintenir une distance sociale.
Les masques doivent être portés et vous pouvez prendre rendez-vous pour une demi-heure
par mail ou par Facebook.


ARK79 Charity Shop is run by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of raising funds for abused, neglected and abandoned animals. Money will be donated to registered rescue associations and refuges every 2 months and there will be photos and information at the shop as to where the money has gone and how it was used.

Association Inscription Forms


Our charity shop consists of 6 parts.

Bric a Brac

All things old, new & interesting. A great selection of furniture, home wares, antiques & collectables. You name it, we have got it and if we haven't it may turn up in the future!


Pre loved women, mens & children's clothes, shoes, bags and accessories in all sizes.


An English section where you can find all those things you miss. As well as delicious home-made cakes, savouries with hot and cold drinks and vegan and veggie options.


Curtains and voiles of all sizes, all types of bedding and a large range of fabrics, as well as wool, knitting needles, cottons, lace, ribbon and sewing needles.


A selection of English and French fiction and nonfiction books as well as DVDs and CDs.

Children’s cabin

A children’s cabin full of toys and books.



We also have an online shop. (click on icons). Here you can buy items of clothing, shoes, jewellery, bags, bric a brac and furniture, you can either collect the item from our shop in Sainte Soline during opening times or for small items we can post at your request, postage will be added to the total, please ask for postage costs.

If you are looking for anything in particular please ask on our Facebook sale page and we will see if we can find it for you.

Our Auction site will be up and running for our first auction in February 2019. We will have a monthly Auction, Dates to be confirmed.

We also accept payment via Paypal (please use the “Friends and Family” option, otherwise we incur charges) or by cheque.



If you would like to donate, volunteer or bake cakes please ring us on 05 49 29 68 22, email: or talk to us at the shop.

We are very happy to accept anything in good saleable condition books, bric-a-brac, clothing, household and garden items and furniture.

We also accept towels and bedding for rescue associations and dog and cat food. The dogs and cats are very grateful. Sorry but we cannot take pillows nor any bedding filled with feathers.

We accept ink cartridges that are recycled and for which we receive money.

If you require a collection, within a reasonable distance of the shop, then please talk to us and we’ll help as much as we can.

Open every Tuesday : 10.00a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Every last Saturday of the month : 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

  • Address : 8 rue d'Aunis 79120 Sainte-Soline
  • Phone number : 05 49 29 68 22



Please come along and support ARK79, have a rummage, browse through our lovely things, grab a bargain and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and delicious home-made cake in our café, there’s a warm welcome waiting for you.



Association En Route was set up to save the lives of abandoned dogs in the Deux Sèvres/Vienne area of Poitou-Charentes. Our main aim is to get dogs that end up in local Pounds in to loving and safe foster or permanent homes as quickly as possible with the help of our network of fosterers and volunteers. Each Tuesday, anyone is welcome to come along to the Ark79 shop to talk dog with us. We are always there, usually with a dog looking for a loving home. For further information go to


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Spring Fete 28th April

We have 8 of the associations we support coming along as well as over 20 stall holders, fish and chips, burgers and bacon butties with veggie options, Emma will be growing and selling all of the veg plants again this year, some will be available before the day but most on the day. Tombola, Raffle, english food will be stocked up to buy and a few more special treats as well on the day!


Felin pour l’autre Dept. 79

Subsidised cat sterilisation

Dorothy Pickford 05 49 29 63 67

(English and French speaking)

Acorn Cat Rescue Dordogne 24

Lynda Atkins 05 53 81 30 44

(English and French speaking)

APA St Maixient de l’ecole

Celine Gonnard 07 69 64 33 81

(French speaking)

Funny Farm Cat Rescue - 79200

06 49 28 32 45

(English speaking)

Phoenix Association Dordogne 24

05 53 54 94 81

(English and French speaking)

Animal Or near Sauze Vaussais

(fourriere) dog pound

05 49 29 38 01

(French speaking)

Marlene Furey Dept. 79

05 49 36 19 18

(English speaking)

Pas a Pattes - near Sauze Vaussais

06 71 03 63 08

(French speaking)

En Route Association

Ste Soline Dept. 79

07 69 18 56 81

(English and French speaking)

Galia Association - Dept. 85

Sue Hetherington 02 51 87 68 99

(English and French speaking)

SPA Poitiers - Dept. 86

05 49 88 94 57

(French, possibly English speaking)

Orfee Association - Dept. 79

Isabelle Escande 06 87 15 22 15

(English and French speaking)

L’ecole du chat libres de Poitiers - 86000

05 49 01 39 25

(French speaking)

SPA Mornac Angouleme, Dept. 16

05 45 65 76 99

(French, possibly English speaking)

Chats de Chatillon - Dept. 79

05 49 94 39 77

Association CATS - Dept. 16

Sally Moss

(English and French speaking)

Wildlife rescue Niort, Dept. 79

96 67 41 83 58

(French speaking)



Assoc. Stephane Louvert

01 44 75 00 47

Association FAAA

01 39 49 18 18

30 million amis

01 56 59 04 44

Brigitte Bardot Assoc.

01 45 05 14 60

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