Big Dogs

Please scroll all the way down the page as they are not catalogued in date order. Dogs marked 'In Foster' are available for adoption - please enquire about meeting them.

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PLEASE NOTE* To adopt a dog from the Dogs' Refuge Home, you will need to have Permanent Residency or Citizenship.























Buddy 

DOB - AUGUST 2013 | Male | Bull Mastiff X

Buddy is a beautiful boy who has had a rough start to life. He needs a human companion. He loves his special time with his humans and loves his cuddles. He is a very loving boy and will reward whoever adopts him ten times over. Buddy must go to people who will include him in their family unit. He must be included in family outings and be an important part in their lives. He needs people who are part time workers as he would miss them too much if left all day.

MY ENERGY LEVEL He will need 2 x 30minute walks a day and lots of mental enrichment to help stimulate his mind and tire him out.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Loves people and should be fine with children however, this will depend on their ages and whether they are dog savvy.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Appears to be dog social - will require monitoring.



Charlie 

DOB - MAR 2015 | Male | Bull Arab X

Charlie is a lovely big boy looking for a quiet home he can settle into and receive lots of love. Charlie will suit experienced owners who can guide him with ongoing training while keeping him physically and mentally active. Charlie's skin was in a poor condition when he came to us, but he is now ready to find his perfect home. He is super smart and will make an extremely loyal companion in the right home environment.

Charlie will require 2 x 30 minute walks daily. Early morning walks or walks in quieter areas are best; He can become anxious when out walking. Charlie is a very intelligent boy and will need lots of mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, snuffle mats and puzzles. He loves his toys to chew on and play with, squeaky ducks are his favourite. Training and relaxation games with his humans will help to build a strong bond and relax him.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Charlie will require 2 x 30 minute walks daily. Early morning walks or walks in quieter areas are best; He can become anxious when out walking. Charlie is a very intelligent boy and will need lots of mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, snuffle mats and puzzles. He loves his toys to chew on and play with, squeaky ducks are his favourite. Training and relaxation games with his humans will help to build a strong bond and relax him.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Home with older calm teens or adult only.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Charlie has previously lived with another dog, but will need to be the only animal in the household at this stage. He will benefit from ongoing training.


Diego

DOB - DEC 2014 | Male | Mastiff X

Diego is a BIG boy with a BIG heart. He loves people and is always ready for a romp & playtime with his humans.
Diego made the trip form Geraldton to be with us in the hopes of finding that special family who will give him the love he deserves.
He will need physically capable owners and person/s who can take the time into teaching him more manners using lots of positive training methods.
In return his new family will be rewarded with a very loyal, playful and of course loving member of the home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Diego will require approximately 1 hour of exercised daily. Mental enrichment such as kongs, chew toys etc is very important for him especially during his settling period and when being left alone. May suit full time workers AFTER he has settled into his new home. Diego is a strong boy and will need physically capable owners, walking on a balance harness for ease as well as some training work on his jumpy behaviour.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Diego may suit older children in the home pending meet. He can be boisterous and excitable so will need children who can handle this as he gets jumpy too.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Diego may be suitable for other calm and polite dogs. He will always need slow introductions in controlled environments

























Mikey

DOB - APR 2011 | Male | Mastiff X

Hi my name is Mikey. When I first came to the Refuge I was quite confident. The first week I went out on a Street Appeal and loved it!!I got pats from the public and they loved me! Sadly since being in here there are times I just can't think. It is so stressful for me that I now have social anxiety. I desperately need to get out of this joint to become myself again. To do that I need a special quiet environment. Ideally away in an area that has less population so that I get time and a chance to get back to normal. I need to hear the birds chirping and take in the lovely smell of nature. Somewhere like the hills or Margaret River would be ideal! I am a big strong boy so I need owners who can handle me when needed. In the home my foster carer's said I am an absolute smooch and they loved me to death but when I went to go for a walk their area was too busy and I couldn't relax so I was on alert on our walks every day. Seeing dogs go past makes me more anxious and this makes me stress stack even more which is why I need somewhere quiet to be able to get my thoughts together and chill out. One day I am hoping my social skills will return but for now I need the right home to help me on my journey. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Mikey.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: The most important thing for this boy is his environment. He will best suit a place that has less population. He needs surrounds that are calming, enabling him to relax instead of being alert. A property (with no other animals as this is too stimulating). Outer metro, semi-rural, large blocks size, places that have lots of bush access around which means he is more likely to stay calm etc. He loves people and generally wants to be were you are all the time so the environment will help him not be as clingy.
Mikey will need 2 x 30 min walks a day and mental enrichment needs through kongs and puzzle toys.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: At this stage we feel Mikey is best suited to a home without children, however, older children (closer to teens) may be okay.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Mikey is not suited to other dogs or cats in the home.


Gnome 

DOB - JUNE 2011 | Male | Large Mixed Breed

Hey I am Gnome. How gorgeous looking am I? So my perfect home is one with plenty of people that will never leave me on my own. I do not understand why you humans go out and do not take me with you? I take it as a challenge to see if I can escape and I always win. When I have people with me I am playful, loving and a really great companion. I do relax and enjoy a good snooze on my doggie bed once I know you are close by. I am a special boy and cannot go to any home but I know once I find the right one then it will be perfect. If I could fit in your home then please ask about me.

MY ENERGY LEVEL Gnome will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. He needs a home where there is going to be someone home at all times, he does not cope being alone.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Gnome may suit children in the home. He is gentle and polite with people however he can jump up on you when excited.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Dog social - should be monitored with others dogs due to his size.


Rayner 

DOB - SEPT 2006 | Female | American Bulldog x Staffy

Rayner is a lovely older lady looking for a home where she can be given lots of company and enjoy a relaxing lifestyle. She came to us in poor condition but this has not deterred her wanting to interact & be friends with you. Rayner will suit a home with someone around most of the time where she can soak up the sun during the day and keep you warm at night inside the home. Rayner would make an ideal companion dog for those who can provide her a relaxing home environment.

Note: Rayner has some medical conditions to be discussed with new owner before adoption.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Rayner will require approximately 45 minutes exercise daily. She is an older girl and caution not to over exercise as she appears to get sore in her joints / legs.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older children only.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Appeared to be dog social however, with age and medical issues would suited to only dog or with another older dog if compatible.























Brian

DOB - MAY 2016 | Male | Staffy X Great Dane

Brian is a lovely boy and super handsome with that unique coat colour.
He is a energetic, playful boy and will need an active home where he can join in on lots of activities, walks, play time and company. Brian is super smart and will thrive in the group class environment, which is essential to assist him becoming a well mannered adult pooch. He is dog social but has more to learn also, Brian will make a wonderful companion for the right home who can put the time into him.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Brian will require approximately 1.5 hrs of exercise daily, he will need mental enrichment and should be fed from kongs, be given toys to chew on / play with as well as training games with his new family often.
Brian must attend group obedience classes to help improve his manners.
Brian will need to be allowed lots of time inside so Part time / stay at home workers are ideal while he is settling in.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Brian would be best suited to a home with children over 10 as he can be jumpy and it may be hard for younger children to manage.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Brian may be okay with other polite dogs, but he MUST not be re-homed with another dog until he has settled into his new home properly




Floyd

DOB - MAR 2011 | Floyd | Great Dane X

Hey I am Floyd. I may be big but I am a softie at heart. I am happy greeting every human I meet with a big hug, I hear I need some training to learn how to be a bit calmer around you though so hopefully my new family will do that with me, I have had training in the past so you will just need to continue it. I need a home that is calm but has someone who can hang out with me so I do not get lonely. I promise to be an awesome companion if you are just willing to give me a chance!

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Floyd will require approx. 2 x 20 minute walks daily ensuring not to over exercise him because of him being a large breed. He is still quite jumpy and excitable when he first sees you, he has had training in the past however his new owners will need to commit to continuing this in his new home. Floyd really needs someone around most of the time as he does not cope being left alone. New owners will need to be flexible and work on this with him.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older dog-savvy kids only

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Floyd is not comfortable around other dogs and does not particularly like meeting new dogs, so his new owners will need to respect this as he simply prefers his own space




Evan and Eden - Bonded Pair

DOB Evan - OCT 2009 | Male | German Shepherd X
DOB Eden - APR 2016 | Female | German Shepherd X

Evan and Eden are a spunky pair of German Shepard's who are eager to find a loving home together. They require experienced dog owners who can put lots of time into both of them and help perfect their manners. Evan is very friendly towards people and is ok with other canines once properly introduced.
He will need a semi-active home but more so one where he can keep his mind occupied often with games and enrichment toys.
Evan is sure to form a strong bond with his new family once settled into a loving home.
*Evan needs a home big enough to fit both Him & Eden*

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Evan and Eden will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. They will need mental enrichment and should be fed from kongs, be given toys to chew on / play with as well as training games with his new family.
Evan & Eden may cope with full time workers once settled into their new home together.
Evan is very strong on lead and needs to be walked on a balance harness. Both Evan and Eden must attend group obedience classes

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Best suited to older teens in the home due to their size and Evan's jumpiness.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Evan is able to meet other polite and friendly dogs as long as he is given a slow introduction. Eden is not sure about other dogs and can become reactive - she will need experienced owners to help her improve.












Sonja 

DOB - DEC 2008 | Female | Rottweiler X

Hey I am Sonja. Previously I have not been very well taken care of as I came in quite skinny, I had bad skin and I have had multiple litters of puppies so I feel that I am now getting better and I deserve to have a dream home. I am very strong so I need to have an owner who is equally as strong and able to take me out on walks. I have very basic manners but I will sit for a treat and I love food so I am super keen to learn. It may take some time for me to settle into my new home as I am an older lady as this is a big change for me so please be patient with me, as a thank you, I will reward you with love for as long as I can.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: 2x 30 minute walks daily

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older dog savvy kids only. She came in very skinny and some dogs as a result can be quite protective of their food so should be monitored a precaution.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Other dogs should be fine as long as they are given a slow introduction. Cats have not been tested.


Mongo

DOB - SEP 2016 | Male | Bull Arab X

Mongo is a very intelligent and amazingly calm young Bull Arab x looking for a loving home.
Mongo has been in a training program for the past 10 weeks and has learned and perfected many tricks and polite behaviours: drop to a chin rest, sit, rollover, shake hands, give high five, recall.
Mongo LOVES affection, especially belly rubs. Mongo will need to go to an active home where his energy and mental stimulation requirements are met daily. Mongo will be a large breed dog and learns quickly and will make an excellent family companion in the right home.
Mongo has shown good social skills with other friendly dogs and could be rehomed with an appropriate dog. He should not be rehomed with cats.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Mongo will require approximately 2 x 45 minute walks daily once fully grown He will need mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, toys to chew on / play with as well as training & games with his family daily.
He must attend group obedience classes for further training and maintenance as well as giving him opportunity to meet new friendly dogs and build his confidence levels.
Mongo will need a home with stay at home workers whilst he settles in and begins his training. New owners must commit to staying with him for the first 3-4 weeks, while training him to relax on his own..

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older dog-savvy teens only

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Mongo is excited to meet other dogs, but will need nice, slow introductions and group obedience classes will be required. Mongo cannot be rehomed with cats.

Radley

DOB - JAN 2015 | Male | American Staffy Bull Terrier X

Radley is a handsome boy looking for a home with a loving owner who can form a strong bond with him. He takes a while to trust new people and appears used to being left to his own devices. Once he is comfortable he will come over and sit by your side for some affection and is doesn't take too long if you offer him some tasty food! Radley has good basic manners, sits when asked with good focus however can be very strong on the lead. He will need time to settle & relax in his new home as he does not like the kennel environment at all. In the right home with committed owners Radley should learn quickly and become a very loyal family member.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Radley will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. He will need Mental Enrichment daily recommended to feed from a kongs, toys to play with / chew on as well as training sessions to help bond with his family.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog-savvy teens only

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Radley will need to be the only dog in the household at this stage.









Skye

DOB - MAR 2016 | Female | Heeler X Bull Arab

Hi my name is Skye. I am a young energetic girl and i am extremely intelligent. I need owners who will commit to my on going 1:1 training with a qualified behavioural trainer. Being in the refuge has been extremely stressful for me being couped up for long periods of time so I need a home where my owners are able to commit to my mental and physical requirements and understand my needs. I would be best suited to experienced owners who exercise daily who will include me in their daily routine. Camping and other activities would be fine. A property i would love where i can run and have fun every day with other dogs. Please enquire as i have personality plus and i am going nuts in here.


MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Skye will require approximately 1.5 hours of exercise daily. She will need mental enrichment -feeding her meals in kongs, lots of toys to chew on / play with as well as training & games with her new family often.
She must have several 1:1 sessions with qualified behaviour trainer and this must begin within the 1st week of adoption. She must be adopted to experienced people who have the time and money to commit to her ongoing training and management for life.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Skye is not suitable for any children under 18-years-old. Children under the age of 18 must not visit her home either. No exceptions.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Skye is dog social however she is pretty full on. She is very polite with her meets and greets but her play is quite boisterous so definitely not for the faint hearted.



Gypsy

DOB - MAY 2005 | Female | Kelpie X

Gypsy is a lovely older lady who is very keen to find and settle into her furever home! She a much loved dog by everyone she meets. Gypsy is super friendly with all people and just wants to sit next to you enthusiastically lapping up all the affection she can get. Gypsy is good with other dogs but does prefer calmer, well mannered dogs who do not jump all over her.
She is an absolute sweetheart and will make an amazing companion in the right home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Gypsy will only require a short gentle walk daily, ensuring not to over-walk her due to her age and her arthritis. Gypsy is well mannered, has good obedience, walks well on lead and is a very happy, affectionate girl.
Is ok with most dogs as long as they are well mannered with her. Gypsy can be needy and likes to know that you are there with her. It is essential that her new home is a very a very quiet environment as she does not handle too many people. She loves one on one company and can settle well, however, if there are even 3 or 4 people around this is too much for her.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not suited to children

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Gypsy tolerates other quiet, calm dogs, but she will need to be the only dog in the house.


Kane

DOB - JAN 2014 | Male | Rottweiler X

Kane is a very intelligent boy who needs a home with owner/s who can put lots of time into him.
He does not enjoy kennel life at all and the stress of the kennels is not something he is coping well with. Once he knows you he is very playful, friendly and is likely to form a strong bond.
Kane will require lots of activity both physical and mental.
Once settled into the home we are sure Kane will be a very loving, well mannered member of the home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Kane will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily. He is a typical Rottweiler that will bark and growl at people who just stare at him, especially through his kennel however once he knows you he comes around and is very affectionate.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: No Children

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Not suited to other dogs.

 

 
































Maverick

DOB - JUL 2006 | Male | Rottweiler X

Maverick is a gorgeous boy that just wants to be rubbed, if you stop he will clearly tell you not to by nudging your hand. Don`t be fooled by his age though he does still hop around like a puppy when you get him all excited. Maverick is desperately looking for a home that will be his forever!

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Maverick is looking for a calm home where he does not have to worry about young kids bothering him and he can just relax. Although he is older he will still require approx 2 x 30 minute walks daily this will decrease as he grows so it is best to keep on eye on him. Full time workers are fine but must be inside with his mum and dad when they are home as it is what he is used to.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Maverick is not suitable for children of any ages and he will not tolerate them visiting either.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Maverick is an older gent that prefers his own space. He hasn't been around other dogs much and he does not appear to want to meet any new dogs.




Ally

DOB - MAY 2016 | Female | Bull Arab X

Ally is a big, beautiful girl who is lacking in manners but has a huge soft heart.
She need owners who can put the time into her training requirements as she does not know how to act when she gets excited. Ally is a very smart & energetic Bull Arab who will learn very quickly with the right approach and motivation. She may take time to settle into her new home but once she does is sure to be a very loving member of the family.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Ally will require approximately 1.5hrs of exercise daily plus mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, toys to chew on / play with as well as training games with his family. Ally may suit full time workers once settled into her new home as long as owners can commit to her training needs.
Ally is quite reactive to other dogs and will need work in this department. She loves a game of tug-of-war, so if managed appropriately can be a great, fun way to teach her manners.
She must be walked in quiet areas, away from other dogs during her settling period (recommended 1 month) then owners can start to work on her dog reactivity / sociability.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Ally is only suitable for older dog-savvy teens

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Ally requires a dog-free home. She will need lots of time to settle into her new home before being introduced to other dogs, and this should only be done with qualified trainers.


Snitzel 

DOB - MAR 2015 | Male | Mastiff X Rhodesian Ridgeback

Snitzel is a big, loving boy who is patiently waiting to find his perfect furever home.
He can take a while to trust new people but once he knows your ok his friendly, playful and affectionate side comes out. Snitzel is a large boy and requires owners physically capable of handling him as he does lack some leash manners especially when exciting things are around.
He will need owner/s who can put time into his training requirements and understand that due to a rough past he will need to be introduced slowly to new people. Snitzel cant wait to find the right home and begin his journey.

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Snitzel will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. He will need mental enrichment and should be fed from a kongs, be given toys to chew on / play with as well as lots of training sessions with his new owner/s.
He will need part time / stay at home workers, owner/s who can commit the time for this boy whilst he settles into his new home. Snitzel can be cautious meeting new people, so his new owners will need to be vigilant and give him the time he needs so he can feel comfortable.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Snitzel is not suited to children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Snitzel is best suited to being the only dog in the home. He is unsure of new dogs.











Shadow

DOB - MAR 2013 | Female | Mastiff X

Shadow is a big beautiful girl who is looking for a new home where she can build her confidence. She is initially a little shy at meeting new people but when relaxed is eager to have a fuss and a play. Her new owners will need to give her time to settle into her new home before introducing her to any new situations or people. Shadow would be a great addition to a home with older children.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Shadow will benefit from consistent and positive training which the new owners will need to give so she can settle into their new home and this will help build a bond with her. We would recommend that Shadow is not taken to any new places or meets any new people for at least the first 2 weeks whilst she is settling in. After this time, she can start to have on-lead walks in quite areas only but NO dog parks/dog beaches and NO off-lead time yet. Family members should be introduced slowly and in a calm manner so she remains appropriate and polite.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Pending meet...Older children may be more suitable as Shadow is big and can be bouncy so may be too much for smaller children.
The new owners will need to ensure that children are appropriate around her especially whilst she is settling into the new home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Shadow's new owners will need to ensure Shadow is introduced slowly and calmly with new dogs starting at a distance and slowly moving closer as long as Shadow is calm and polite.



Wairua

DOB - MAY 2010 | Female | Staffy X

Wairua is a lovable Staffy eager to find a relaxing home she can settle into.
She is well mannered, affectionate although can be strong on a lead at times.
Wairua just needs a home where she can be a part of the household and keep her humans company. Wairua needs experienced owners who can work on her issues in the home.
She will enjoy her daily walks and will give you lots of affection once she has formed a strong bond.

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Wairua will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. She will need mental enrichment especially during her settling period such as kongs, toys etc. Wairua may suit full time workers once settled into her new home.
She will need time to adjust to her new environment and should be taken for walks in quiet areas away from other people / dogs for the first few weeks. Wairua appears to resource guard, so she will need committed owners to help rectify and manage these behaviors.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not suitable for children of any age

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Wairua must be the only dog in the home due to her resource guarding. Wairua does NOT like cats!











Quentin

DOB - JUN 2009 | Male | Staffy X Labrador

What a beautiful boy Quentin is. This guy is deceiving, there looks to be a lot of life left in this old boy yet. We paired him up with a young Great Dane cross and he was so happy interacting. He barked with excitement. He is such a character and we feel he will make one great loyal companion. He will require a 45 minute walk and sniff a day. I feel he will be best suited to fit retired people or someone who can take him to work like a tradie or truckie.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Quentin needs to go to a home where his owners are home for most of the day. Apparently he stresses a little when left but we feel if his physical needs are met daily of a 45 minute walk this should settle him. I feel a fit retired person would suit this guy down to the ground or a quiet household. I could also see him as a truckies' mate or a tradies' mate where he could travel in the car with his owner going to work. I think kids visiting will be ok but at his age it may be nice to retire to a chilled out place. He definitely has to be able to stay in side as he loves being indoors.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Quentin is looking for a nice quiet household to retire in. We feel he would be more comfortable without younger children in the home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Quentin is a social butterfly with other well-mannered dogs. He is NOT fond of cats.

Yeti

DOB - DEC 2008 | Male | Rottweiler X German Shepherd

Yeti is a lovely older dog who is looking for a new home. He has some training and would still benefit from further training as he is strong on the lead. He is gentle and affectionate with people so may be suitable for families as well as retirees. He plays nicely with tennis balls so his new owners can encourage appropriate play for his mental and physical enrichment, which is important for older dogs. This lovely boy will make a great addition to loving home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Yeti will benefit from consistent and positive training which the new owners will need to give so he can settle into their new home and this will help build a bond with him. We would recommend that Yeti is not taken to any new places or meets any new people for at least the first 2 weeks whilst he is settling in. After this time, he can start to have on-lead walks in quite areas only but NO dog parks/dog beaches and NO off-lead time yet. Family members should be introduced slowly and in a calm manner so he remains appropriate and polite. Once settled in he would benefit from two 30 minute walks a day as well as enrichment and playtime so he can be mentally & physically stimulated.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older kids are best suited to Yeti as he's an older gent. The new owners will need to ensure that children are appropriate around Yeti especially whilst he is settling into the new home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: TBA





Spud

DOB - OCT 2015 | Male | American Bulldog X

Hello, Friends! I'm Spud...great to meet you!
I'm a good-lookin' (if I do say so myself) 1-year-Leo

I'm hoping you can assist me with finding a new home? I'm in foster care at the moment as I just wasn't getting along with my fur-siblings in my last home. I'm quite a friendly dude when I'm on lead and meeting dogs outside the home, but I think it's best for me to be re-homed as the only dog in your life.

I want to start off by telling you the things that make me LOVE LIFE and give you some insight into my pawsonality.
I'm a typical blokey-bloke, love women, food, cars and chillin' out. I will do just about anything for food...including high-fiving you out of nowhere, just to let you know that you're doing a good job being my main humanz. I'm not a fan of most men and this will need to be monitored. I'd love for my new humanz to put me into one-on-one training to help me with this as I'd like to feel comfortable around men in the future.
I have this really cool trick that I can do...all you have to do is rub my bellyz and my back leg goes bananas...it's funny because I have no control over it - it's like an 'on' button for my leg!
If you like running long distance or going on massive walks, we can't be friends...sorry...I love my daily walks but I'm no marathon runner and prefer to meander through the bush instead. Bush walks are the BEE'S KNEE'S!!!
Now, onto a very important subject....napping! I loves to nap, napping is great and it's even better when I can nap with my humanz, I'll send you to sleep with my soothing Bulldog snoring. I also loves to play fetch, except I never bring the ball back...I let my humanz fetch the ball so they can be involved in this fun game too!
I haven't really been around children before and I'm not really sure what to do with them?? I think it's best if I'm re-homed without kids for now. I may be okay with them visiting though, as long as they're appropriate with me.
Once I feel comfortable, I'm sure to make the best companion ever. I'm a BIG lovable teddy bear, ready for my next chapter in life.
If you think I'd be perfect for you, please have your people call my people on 9381 8166 and ask about the best dog ever...me, Spud!
Hope to hear from you soon!
Love always, Spud xo

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Spud will require approx. 30-45 mins of exercise each day. He would suit part-time or full-time workers but will need time to get used to his new owners being away from him for longer periods of time, so it would be best for someone to be home with him while he is settling in.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Spud will need a child-free home so his owners can focus on him and helping him improve

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Spud is quite eager to play with new dogs outside of his home environment. He should not be re-homed with other dogs though. His new owners will need to be committed with his training as he does become too full-on for other dogs









Jones

DOB - MAY 2014 | Male | Mastiff X

Jones is a big friendly guy who is looking for a loving new home. He is very playful and likes to bound around. He was polite meeting other dogs but still needs to learn some manners as can get a bit excited. Jones likes to run around so would benefit from a new home with a good sized yard to burn off some energy. He has some training and would benefit from further training to keep him mentally and physically active. Jones would suit an active family.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Jones is friendly, affectionate, playful and can get a bit over excited, he will need training to be polite and appropriate with other dogs.
Jones will benefit from consistent and positive training which the new owners will need to give so he can settle into their new home and this will help build a bond with him.
We would recommend that Jones is not taken to any new places or meets any new people for at least the first 2 weeks whilst he is settling in. After this time, he can start to have on-lead walks in quite areas only but NO dog parks/dog beaches and NO off-lead time yet. Family members should be introduced slowly and in a calm manner so Jones remains appropriate and polite. Once settled in he would benefit from two 45-60 minute walks a day as well as enrichment and playtime so he can be mentally & physically stimulated.
May suit full time workers if new people can meet his requirements.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Jones' new owners will need to ensure that children are appropriate around Jones especially whilst he is settling into the new home.
Pending meet...Older children may be more suitable as Jones is big and energetic so may be too much for smaller children.


Baxter

DOB - NOV 2014 | Male | Staghound X

Baxter is a big boy who seems to like having his own space. He is not keen on being touched so his new owners will need to respect his needs and give him plenty of time and space to settle into his new home. He has not tolerated children very well so is looking for a home with no children. Baxter will benefit from consistent and positive training which the new owners will need to give so he can settle into their new home and this will help build a bond with him. He seems to be food motivated so this should help with his training. Given time and space by experienced owners, Baxter should be able to settle into a loving new home.


MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Baxter will need slow, calm and appropriate introductions to new people including new owners. He seems very food motivated.
Baxter enjoys his own space at times and will need owners who understand this and will give him space when he needs it.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Baxter is not suitable for children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Baxter can be choosy with his dog friends. He would benefit from slow, calm and appropriate dog meets with a distance of approx 3-4 mtrs before closer introductions.



Little Miss

DOB - AUG 2016 | Female | Akita Inu X

Little Miss is a young and large Akita girl who is keen to find a loving home of her own.
She require experienced dog owners who can learn more about her breed specifics to ensure she becomes an appropriate family member.
Training is essential for her but she is super clever, motivated by food and knows some basic already. Little Miss is still very much a playful adolescent and will need to be kept entertained as she settles into her new home environment.
She will become a very loyal dog and is sure to make a great companion for the right person/s.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Little Miss will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. She will need part time / stay at home workers as she settles in, begins her training and get used to the routine. Little Miss will need to attend group training classes with specific work on her dog meets, socialising as she grows into an adult. Requires experienced dog owner/s who are willing to learn about the Akita breed and their specifics to give her the best home. She was good when being handled / touched although bit uncomfortable with me touching her tail. Little miss did not play with toys however she walked well on lead and knows basic commands sit & lay down. Akitas can be territorial and are not always suitable for dogs parks, beaches etc. Her sociability must be ongoing with the new owners in controlled situations.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Little Miss may be ok with older teens in the home who are used to dogs. She can be jumpy, excitable but is very friendly and playful at times too. Must be appropriate with her, pending meet.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: She is a large dog and due to her breed requires slow introductions to new dogs who are well mannered.
New owners will need to put time into further socialising her appropriately as she is still young and learning.





Buster

DOB - SEP 2015 | Male | Rhodesian Ridgeback X American Staffy

Buster is a BIG, friendly Boofhead who is super eager to find a loving family of his own.
He is a strong boy and requires person/s who can manage his size as he loves to go walking and meet new doggy friends. Buster is very playful, a good game of Tug appears to be his favourite and he is very happy to sniff & explore new areas. He needs a bit of attention in perfecting his doggy manners, walking nicely on a lead and controlling his excitement at times.
Buster has a big heart though and will make a extremely loving addition in the right home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Buster will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. He must be given mental enrichment, feeding from a kongs, toys to chew on / play with as well as training games with his new family such as tug.
Buster can be quite full on when excited, he was much calmer for me once out in the yard and is very friendly / playful. He will need owners physically capable of handling him as he is quite strong.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Pending meet...Older children may be more suitable as Chocco is strong so may be too much for smaller children.
The new owners will need to ensure that children are appropriate around him especially whilst he is settling into the new home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Buster may suit older children in the home who can handle his size, strength when he gets excitable.
Pending meet...


Molly

DOB - FEB 2014 | Female | Kelpie X Staffy

Molly is a lovely girl with a friendly nature looking for a warm home this winter. She loves the company of her humans and the chance to sniff & explore new things with her nose.
Molly has an excitable side and will bound around you in excitement trying to instigate play.
She is very well mannered, knows basic obedience however can be strong on the lead at times.
she would suit most home environment as long as she can be inside as part of the family as much as possible. Molly is a sweet heart and will make a loyal addition in the right home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Molly will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. She may suit full time workers once settled into her new home but will need to be left with mental enrichment such as kongs, chew toys etc. Molly is very overweight and needs to be on a strict diet & exercise plan so she can get back to a healthy weight.
She is well mannered, obedient, not jumpy, very friendly but can be strong on the lead at times.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Molly may suit children in the home pending meet. She is very polite and friendly but may need her own space at times.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Molly is best suited to being the only dog in the home. She will respond if dogs react to her so and will need time to settle into her new home before meeting new dogs. Molly may prefer her own space at times.



Choco

DOB - JUL 2010 | Male | American Staffy X

Chocco is a big friendly boy who loves a fuss. He is looking for a loving new home where he can learn to play games with his new owners. He has some basic training and would benefit from further consistent and positive training which will help him settle into his new home and bond with his new owners. Chocco does jump up when excited and he is strong on the lead so he may NOT be suitable for a family with smaller children. Chocco was polite when meeting new dogs so the new owners will need ensure he continues to have calm and appropriate introductions so he remains polite and sociable.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Chocco jumped ups when excited so his new owners need to be aware of this as he is a big boy. He pulls strongly on the lead so a harness is recommended initially. Chocco likes to play and should have plenty of mental enrichment included in his training.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Pending meet...Older children may be more suitable as Chocco is strong so may be too much for smaller children.
The new owners will need to ensure that children are appropriate around him especially whilst he is settling into the new home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Chocco greets other dogs appropriately and can should continue to be socialized with other friendly dogs once he has had time to settle into his new home.