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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.

Haylee

DOB - SEP 2016 | Female | Large Mixed Breed

Ermm...uh...Hello there, I'm Haylee, and I'm a 1-year-old female large mixed breed, and as you probably guessed, I'm here to find a new home.
This whole experience is very scary for me and I'm lacking lots of confidence. I'm a gentle giant once you get to know me, but please understand that my past probably wasn't the best and I'm finally learning about how dogs should be treated, which is helping me lots and lots to restore my confidence, but it's still going to take time.
I'd like you to know that it takes me a little bit of time to get used to new people, I'm very shy and need slow introductions to new people. As long as they're gentle and kind to me, I'll warm up to them once I feel safe and then I'll be their best friend, but it's im-paw-tant they don't go straight into patting me because these sorts of movements scare me and I close my eyes and try to duck out of the way :-(.
I walk on lead very nicely and stay right by your feet. I love walkies and taking in the fresh air, sniffing things and even bird watching. I'm not usually in a rush to get anywhere, so our walks will definitely be enjoyable for both of us.
I don't mind other calm dogs. Boisterous and over-the-top dogs are very hard for me to be around and I shouldn't really be introduced to those types of dogs.
Because I'm quite a cautious lady, I don't feel it would be right for me to be rehomed with children of any age. I'm afraid they may be too much for me, and I feel more at ease with adults.
I'm a companion doggy and I can't wait to meet my new forever humans soon. I'm ready to make new memories and become someone's pride and joy. I really love the humans at the Refuge and they love me...I'm eternally thankful for all of the love that they have shown me since I arrived.
Because I probably haven't had the best past - you must never scold me or hit me...this will make me incredibly sad, and I'll just go straight back into my shell.
With love and guidance, I know I can be a happy dog again.
Will you give me a home?
Love Haylee xo

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Haylee will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, toys to chew on / play with as well as training games with her new family.
She requires part time / stay at home workers so she can bond, be kept occupied and her new owners can spend lots of time working with her.
She lacks a lot of confidence and will need lots of work on this. Haylee absolutely must be treated gently, positive / reward based training methods and a calm, soft approach with her at all times. This will do lots towards improving her lack of confidence / shyness.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Haylee is not suited to children of any ages

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Haylee will need lots of time to settle into her new home before being introduced to other dogs. She does not like small fluffy dogs.



























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.

Elias

DOB - MAR 2016 | Male | American Staffy X

Elias is in need of a calm household with someone who can give him lots of companionship and mental enrichment.
He will need time to de-stress in his new home and time to bond with his new owners.
Elias is an affectionate boy once he is familiar with you and will lay in your lap for cuddles & scratches.
He has been quite stressed since coming to the refuge and is not suited to other dogs currently.
In the right home he will make a lovely companion.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Elias will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. He will need part time / stay at home workers as he may have trouble settling in and is a possible fence jumper, which needs to be monitored.
Elias needs to be on an enrichment plan such as being fed routinely from kongs, be given lots of toys to chew on / play with as well as training games with his family.
He is very strong on lead and is recommended for a balance harness. New owners will need to be experienced with strong dogs also Elias has become reactive towards other dogs so this needs to be taken into account.
He will need to be walked in quiet areas at low traffic times away from other dogs, preferably where he can sniff a lot such as bush areas around parks.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Elias may suit a home with older children.
He is quite affectionate with people once he knows them however needs his space respected and is not to be handled (out of the home) by children due to strength / reactivity.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Elias has shown signs of dog reactivity at the Dogs' Home. This could improve with time and training but he should not be rushed into meeting new doggy friends.



 



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



Diesel

DOB - MAY 2011 | Male | Mastiff X

Diesel is a big softy looking for a new home. He is very keen to have a fuss and will roll over for a belly rub. He has been polite when meeting other dogs. He may bark when left alone so he would suit a home where someone is around for most of the day. Diesel has been quick to pick up some basic training so he would benefit from further training which will help him settle into his new home and bond with his new family. If you're looking for a gentle giant, then Diesel could be your guy.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: We would recommend that Diesel is not taken to any new places or meets any new people for at least the first 2 weeks whilst he is settling in, this is essential bonding time for him and his new owners. 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 20-30 minute walks a day as well as enrichment and playtime so he can be mentally & physically stimulated.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Due to Diesel's size, older children may be more suitable.
The new owners will need to ensure that all children are appropriate around Diesel especially whilst he is settling into the new home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Diesel has become dog reactive since being at the Refuge. He will need lots of time to settle into his new home before being introduced to other dogs - this should always be done slowly and on lead. Diesel is not afraid to stand up for himself and will never be a dog park/beach kind of guy.

Mackie

DOB - OCT 2014 | Male | Shar Pei X Mastiff

Mackie is a happy boy who takes a bit of time to get comfortable with his surrounding and new people. Once he knows you he is absolutely lovely, very affectionate and eager to play.
He has been a bit of a stress head throughout his time with us and is in need of a quiet home where he can receive lots of positive interactions as he settles in.
Mackie is a boy who just needs time & patience during his first few months. Quiet walks in low traffic areas, games at home as well as mental stimulation which should include training games will all go a long way for this boy.
Mackie is sure to become a loyal, loving family member in the right home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Mackie will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus mental enrichment such as chew toys, balls and kongs.
He may suit full time workers however initially will need someone around most of the time as he settles into his new environment.
Mackie can be unsure when in new environments, so he needs time to get used to his new surroundings.
Mackie lacks some skills such as manners around other dogs and this will need a slow, cautious approach, giving him time to settle into his home first.
A calm, home environment with positive / reward based interactions are essential.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Mackie is suitable for teenagers only

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Mackie must be given time to settle into his new home and needs to be walked in quiet areas away from other dogs before attempting meets. He may be ok if introduced slowly to calm, friendly dogs but this needs to be progressed slowly.













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.

Dino

DOB - JUL 2013 | Male | Large Mixed Breed X

Dino is a very sweet and social boy. He can be a little shy on greet but is otherwise very eager to greet new people. He adores human contact and does not take long before he is asking for affection. He is generally very polite and did not jump up once during assessment. Dino can be cautious in new environments but settles quickly. He loves to learn new things and has amazing focus when you have some treats! Dino is quite a playful boy and loves running around with a tennis ball in his mouth, if you can get it off him he will let you throw it! He will make a very happy, smiling family companion in the right home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Dino will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus mental enrichment such as kongs, chew toys and games such as fetch which he loves.
He may suit full time workers once settled into his new home.
Dino is very polite, friendly, good on lead, loves to play fetch, appears to have basic obedience skills and also lived with a cat previously (however contact was limited)

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dino may be okay with most children as long as they are polite and gentle with him.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Dino is a friendly, well-mannered boy towards other dogs. Slow introductions as he lacks a bit of confidence around some dogs and is a big boy. He has also lived with a cat, but had limited contact.


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.














Lord

DOB - SEP 2016 | Male | American Bulldog X

Lord is a big bouncy boy looking for a new home. He is energetic and looking for an active family with older children or fit and active retirees. He is still young and has some training so would benefit from ongoing training so he can learns to remain polite with people and dogs. It will also help him learn to keep all 4 paws on the floor. He is a lovely boy who really enjoys having a fuss.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: We would recommend that Lord is not taken to any new places or meets any new people for at least the first few weeks whilst he is settling in, this is essential bonding time for him and his new owners. Whilst he still has his stitches and recovering from surgery, 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 30-45 minute walks a day as well as enrichment and playtime so he can be mentally & physically stimulated.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Lord will need calm introductions and supervised play so he remains polite and appropriate.




Cleve

DOB - AUG 2011 | Male | Labrador X Staffy

Cleve is a shy boy who is looking for a quite home where he can relax and start to build up his confidence. His new owners will need to be patient and calm and allow him time to settle in and get used to new situations. Cleve has some training and would benefit from further training which should help with his confidence as well as build a bond with his new owners.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Cleve lacks confidence and needs reassurance and will need slow and calm introductions at his pace both new people and other dogs. We would recommend that Cleve 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 30-45 minute walks a day as well as enrichment and playtime so he can be mentally & physically stimulated.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older children may be more suitable as Cleve is currently a little shy and not very interested in being touched so may find smaller children too much.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Best suited to older children




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 catsHarriet

DOB - FEB 2016 | Female | Bull Arab X

Harriet is a playful girl and loves a fuss. She is looking for a new home where she can learn her basic obedience training as she can act like an oversized puppy. She would also benefit from learning how to play games and play with toys so her new owners can have some fun investigating this with her! Due to her size, her exercise will have to be regulated so not to create any joint issues in the future. Harriet will make a great addition to a family with older children.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: We would recommend that Harriet is not taken to any new places or meets any new people for at least the first 2 weeks whilst she is settling in, this is essential bonding time for her and her new owners. 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. Once settled in she would benefit from two 30 minute walks a day as well as enrichment and playtime so she can be mentally & physically stimulated.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Harriet is polite and eager to meet other friendly dogs.

 


Indie

DOB - JUNE 2012 | Female | Bull Mastiff X

Indi has been in a foster home for two weeks and carers reports that she loves to play and wants to be doing whatever you are doing. When walking she is fine with traffic but is strong on the lead and would suit an active family. She would benefit from consistent and positive training from her new owners so she can settle into their new home and this will help build a bond with her.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Indie will need approximately 45 mins of exercise daily, Full time workers may be ok for her once settled in. Indie takes time to warm up to new people (environment playing a role in this). She will need owners who can go slowly with her and help her build her trust.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Indie is not suitable for children

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Indie needs to be the only dog in her home. She may be okay to meet other dogs outside of the home in controlled environments once she has settled in




Dudley

DOB - MAY 2016 | Male | Bull Arab X

Dudley is a big, loveable pooch who is eager to get out of kennels and into the right home.
He is young and can be quite excitable so requires owners who can handle his size.
Dudley is very playful, loves to chase after tennis balls and goes nuts for a game of tug of war with he long rope toy.
He is quite intelligent, eager to learn, will need a bit of basic training from his new owners to perfect his skills and help him grow into a large gentleman.
Dudley is full of enthusiasm and will make a wonderful companion for the right family.


MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Dudley will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. He may suit full time workers once settled into his new home but should be left with mental enrichment such as kongs and toys to keep him entertained.
Dudley is an excitable boy and can be jumpy at times, he needs owners who can handle his size and strength. Dudley is very smart and will benefit from further obedience training although not mandatory.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dudley will be best suited to older children in the home. He can be quite full on at times and is a big boy. Children must be able to handle his size and not become overwhelmed.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: TBA














Coop

DOB - APR 2009 | Male | Rottweiler X

Coop is a wonderful, friendly & playful Rottweiler looking for a home he can settle into.
He is very playful for his age and will 'pounce' on toys, throw them around with his mouth in happiness. Coop is super friendly with people he meets and loves getting affection.
He is well mannered, has good basic obedience skills although can be a bit strong on lead at times.
Coop is sure to make a wonderful, loyal, loving companion in the right home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Coop will require approximately 30 mins of exercise daily. Low intensity due to his age and joints. He loves to play so playtime with his new family often is essential (Balls, soccer balls etc) Coop may suit full time workers once settled into his new home. Coop loves to chew & de-fluff toys!

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: Coop is an older gent who needs a home without children. If children are appropriate and polite with Coop, he may accept them in his home in the future.




Jess

DOB - FEB 2016 | Female | Staghound X

Jess is a sweet girl who is a little shy at first so is looking for a quiet home where her owners are around most of the day. Jess may lack some confidence so would benefit from training which will also help her bond with her new owners. Jess may make a great addition to a family with older children or retirees.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS:
Jess 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 Jess is not taken to any new places or meets any new people for at least the first 2 weeks whilst she is settling in, this is essential bonding time for her and her new owners. 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.
Once settled in she would benefit from two 30 minute walks a day as well as enrichment and playtime so she can be mentally & physically stimulated


MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Pending meet...Older children may be more suitable as Jess can be a bit shy so may find smaller children too much. She also jumps up so may be too much for smaller children, The new owners will need to ensure that children are appropriate around Jess especially whilst she is settling into the new home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Jess was initially unsure about meeting new dogs so the new owners will need to give her time to adjust to her new environment and work on slow and appropriate introductions to other dogs.



Harriet

DOB - FEB 2016 | Female | Bull Arab X

Harriet is a playful girl and loves a fuss. She is looking for a new home where she can learn her basic obedience training as she can act like an oversized puppy. She would also benefit from learning how to play games and play with toys so her new owners can have some fun investigating this with her! Due to her size, her exercise will have to be regulated so not to create any joint issues in the future. Harriet will make a great addition to a family with older children.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: We would recommend that Harriet is not taken to any new places or meets any new people for at least the first 2 weeks whilst she is settling in, this is essential bonding time for her and her new owners. 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. Once settled in she would benefit from two 30 minute walks a day as well as enrichment and playtime so she can be mentally & physically stimulated.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Harriet is polite and eager to meet other friendly dogs.