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.

You can get the latest Refuge updates by visiting our Facebook page. Please follow us also on Instagram and Twitter

For our latest videos please visit our our Facebook page video tab.

We are pleased to advise that our new building, which is under construction with Fleetwood Homes, will be transported onsite in modules over three days commencing Tuesday 23rd August and completing Thursday 25th August. During this time we will be open during normal operating hours from 11am to 4pm, however, there will be traffic management in place along Lemnos Street, Shenton Park as follows:

Tuesday 23rd August - from 7am to 3pm

Wednesday 24th August - from 9.30am to 4pm

Thursday 25th August - from 9am to 3pm

We ask all visitors to please take extra care moving between our kennel area and the Office and advise local traffic that there may be some delays or disruptions to the normal flow of vehicles on those days.

Our new building, shown above, has been funded entirely through a kind grant from Lotterywest and replaces our original reception/shop/ office which was contructed in 1953! We are on track for an official opening in late October 2016.

Chinwags Newsletter

Our latest Chinwag newsletter is out now and filled with some great stories about dogs we have rescued and re-homed, fantastic support we've received and people who have given their time to make a difference to the life of a lost or unwanted dog. It is also filled with the unfortunate news of our rising costs of providing quality medical and other rehabilitative care as we battle with an increasing number of dogs who are abandoned in appalling condition. Despite support from our lovely vets at Subiaco Veterinary Hospital, medical and clinic costs continue to rise. As a pro-life shelter we remain committed to doing all we can to help the dogs we rescue get the best chance at a happy new life in a loving home.

Click here to read Chinwag online

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"Tales from Our Home" - 80 years of dog rescue

This is a book sure to set tails wagging as we open the vault on 80 years of history at the Dogs' Refuge Home. It is a story of dedication, perseverance and unwavering belief that dogs are valued members of our society and deserve to be treated with love, care and above all, compassion. It is also the story of more than 80 rescue dogs, lovingly adopted and embraced by their new "furever" families. Tales of triumph, humour, courage and pure joy will have every dog lover laughing out loud and no doubt shedding a tear or two. This special 80th Anniversary collection has been produced by volunteers and kind sponsors, with every dollar raised going to the Dogs' Refuge Home.

Available from the Dogs' Refuge Home office and also via our online store. NOW ONLY $20.


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.

Join our Caring Friends Programme
Dogs' Refuge Home sponsors