Adopt a dog

Adopt a Dog

Whatever size or shape of dog you're looking for, or whatever character you're after, come and meet the very special residents at The Dogs' Refuge Home in Shenton Park.

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Video - Rescue is the best breed
Video: Rescue Is The Best Breed

We love dogs!

At the Dogs' Refuge Home in Shenton Park we love dogs and are committed to saving them. In fact we save hundreds of unwanted, neglected, abandoned and abused dogs every year.

With around 100 beautiful four legged friends in our care at any one time, chances are your next addition to the family is waiting patiently for you. And with so many abandoned dogs desperate for a second chance at a happy life, consider visiting us before you go to a pet shop or breeder.

If you love dogs then please help us. Take advantage of our dog and puppy training classes; use our boarding services; consider giving a donation or buy some merchandise at our online store. We can't thank you enough for caring!

Please note all adoption enquiries must arrive prior to 3pm to allow sufficient time to go through the adoption process.

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As the financial year comes to an end, we are set to record our biggest year ever, with over 270 dogs and puppies coming to Perth from 26 rural and regional locations around WA.

We've even taken in dogs from Esperance to Kununurra, the Mid-West to the South-West!

Our two largest partnerships are in Broome with SAFE Broome and in Geraldton with City of Greater Geraldton pound.

Our dog intake from Geraldton has more than doubled from 32 dogs in 2017 to 85 dogs so far this year. While Broome has remained high at 74.

The Dogs' Home covers all costs associated with transport from these two locations and assumes the medical costs for all dogs that come into our care.

Sadly, dogs from regional communities often arrive in poor condition. Underweight, with severe mange or other skin conditions and requiring additional behaviour support to prepare them for adoption. On arrival, all dogs are vaccinated, have flea and worm treatments and adult dogs are sterilised. The Dogs' Home also pays for sterilisation of puppies for their new owners once they come of age.

Giving these dogs a second chance would be impossible without the tireless work of SAFE Broome, WISH Animal Rescue Team Perth WA, smaller rescue teams and the dedicated rangers and volunteers in local Shires. Many of these dogs would inevitably be destroyed because there are simply not enough local adoptions to match the high numbers of unwanted dogs.

Your tax deductible donation by 30 June 2018 will provide us with much needed funds to continue our regional rescue work throughout WA in 2018-19, giving a second chance to hundreds of dogs and puppies just waiting to become loyal and loving companions.

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2017 Annual Report

During 2016-2017 we re-homed 1350 dogs! You can read all about our work online in the full report here


Can you lend a hand?

Lend a hand at the Dogs' Refuge HomeWe're always looking for dog lovers who are able to volunteer their time to walk our dogs or help with their care. It would be great if you could spare some time.

Foster homes needed

Foster a dogMany of our dogs do not cope well in a kennel environment because of stress or even depression. We always need foster carers to take in these special dogs.

Dog Training Classes

Dog and Puppy Training PerthOur qualified trainers are now running classes for both adult dogs and puppies. Have a look at how these classes will benefit you and your dog.

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