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.

Come and see us at the Perth Royal Show!

Saturday 24 Sept to 1 October 2016

The Dogs' Refuge Home is once again excited to be participating in the Royal Show again this year with our famous 'Wag Bags' for your canine companion! Even though you have to leave Rover or Roxy at home, you can return guilt-free with a Wag Bag in your hand! Our great value bags have once again been sponsored by City Farmers and include two great savings vouchers to be redeemed in their stores. Plus food, treats and toys. Valued at over $45 and on sale for just $25 - all proceeds go directly to helping the rescue dogs in our care. So every dog wins!

Also available in our marquee, which you will find just inside Gate 1 and to your left (opposite Kiddyland), will be our fantastic new 2017 Calendar and Christmas Cards. Plus lots of other merchandise and items to spoil yourself and your pooch!

Can't wait to see you there - please come and say hello!


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


"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.

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Dogs' Refuge Home sponsors