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.







Sully

DOB - SEPT 2009 | Male | American Staffy Bull X

Sully is a lovely gentleman dog looking for a new home where he can settle in and be part of the family. He takes time to adjust to new people & situations but is extremely sweet once you win him over (which doesn't take long). Sully's ideal home will be one where he can receive lots of companionship and playtime while enjoying his daily walks. He loves to play fetch and make new doggy friends to play with too! Sully will be a very loving and affectionate boy in the right home.

He may suit full time workers however might take time to settle into his new home and may not cope initially.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Sully will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus lots of time spent inside the home with his new family.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Sully is timid so older children only who can give space and approach calmly and gently.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Curious and interested in test dog. May be slightly fearful with other dogs.


 

Ally

DOB - AUG 2011 | Female | Alaskan Malamute / American Bulldog X

Hey I am Ally. I am very fearful, stressed and not liking this kennel life at all. I do not trust you humans so I will bark and run away if you try to approach me. I have been surrendered through no fault of my own and I am desperately seeking my new forever home. When I feel more comfortable with you I am a sweet and affectionate girl. I need a home that will be quiet and non-demanding so I can feel safe and show my true amazing personality. If you have time and space for me in your home then please enquire about me today.

She is going to need a home with someone that works no more than part time hours to be with her while she is adjusting to her new lifestyle. New owners will need to manage this and allow her meet new people and approach them in her own time.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Ally will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily however should not be walked until she has formed a bond with her new owner and feels comfortable.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Has lived with children but due to fear levels recommended for homes with teenagers or an adult-only household.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Very stressed in kennel environment. May be social with familiar dogs.

Omagh

DOB - MAY 2015 | Male | Mastiff / Australian Cattledog

What's up peeps! I am Omagh. I am not a boy for first time dog owners as I have lots of personality both naughty and nice. I have got basic training but am definitely in need of more and can only be rehomed to someone that has done training before and has the time to commit to me. When I am over excited I am very jumpy but it is only because I do not have anything else to do, they say I am too intelligent for my own good! I love toys and will happily chase them when you humans throw them for me or even if you decide to chase after me which is always lots of fun. Look I know I will be a challenge but it not my fault that I have been left to my own devices, I am willing to learn now and need someone that will give me that chance, is that you?

May be suited to fulltime workers if exercise and mental stimulation needs are met.

MY ENERGY LEVEL Omagh will require approx. 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not recommended for homes with young children. Older dog savvy teens only as he is jumpy and mouthy.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Appears to be dog social but lacks manners and will need monitoring and further socialisation.







Omen - Pending Adoption

DOB - TBC | Male | Aust. | Mixed Breed (German Shep X)

Omen is a big, handsome boy looking for a home where he can form a strong bond with his new people. He will need patient owners who can give him lots of companionship inside the home and time to relax and settle in. Omen can be unsure of new people but is a gentle soul at heart and just wants a home to call his own. In a calm home with the right owners who can be patient with him Omen is sure to make a loyal, loving companion.

Recommended for stay at home owner or part time workers.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Will require around 1 hour of exercise daily plus plenty of companionship.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Omen may suit older dog savvy teens only. He is quite unsure / aloof of new people and will take time to feel comfortable.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Appears to be dog social.

Buster - In Foster

DOB - AUG 2013 | Male | Staffy X Ridgeback

Buster is a lovely cuddle bunny who just wants to be around his owners. He was surrendered from a home that was stressful and developed a response of protecting female members of the family. Ideally he needs a nice, quite calm home where he can be part of the family. He will need some training and work to build his confidence and manners and help him to settle in. He is becoming an instant favourite with vollies.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: He will need 2 x 45 minute walks a day with lots of mental enrichment given in kongs and puzzle toys.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not recommended for children due to a tendency to guard. Previous owner advised he is not good with children. Adult only or household with children in late teens.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Has become reactive to dogs in kennel environment. Will need to be managed and monitored by new owners.


 

Tyson

DOB - NOV 2014 | Male | Aust. Cattledog X

Tyson is an awesome boy who is looking for his forever home. He is a bit of smooch so loves his cuddles and loves being around the family and other dogs. Tyson needs to go to owners who understand this breed. He was brought back for working out how to open the gate in the home. We would like him to go to a home that will put him to ‘work' either on a farm or who with owners who will dedicate some time doing agility with him or another exercise as using his brain is so important for this guy. This is a must!

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Tyson will require approximately 1.5 hours of exercise daily plus lots of mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Due to training needs he is not recommended for children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Dog social with similar dogs. Not good with cats or other small animals so would need to be monitored with smaller dogs.





 


 

Kiki - In Foster

DOB - APR 2014 | Female | Staffy

Kiki is a sweet but extremely stressful girl who does not cope in the kennel environment. She is lacking in basic training and does not appear to know her own size and strength at times. She will benefit from experienced owners who have owned her breed in the past and who can commit to her specific training needs. Once she is comfortable and not as stressed Kiki can be great for cuddles and will make a loyal companion for a committed owner.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx. 2 x 45 minute walks daily.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I would not be suitable for children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Kiki does not like other dogs.

Gnome - In Foster

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.

Zeus

DOB - OCT 2010 | Male | Staffordshire Bull Terrier X

Zeus is a big hearted gentle giant who was neglected a bit in the past & needs a home to give him lots of love. He is quite stressed at the refuge but once you settle him down he just wants you to play with him & his toys. Zeus will need experienced owners who can handle his size and strength who can also be around most of the time to help him settle in to his new home & relax. He is sure to be an extremely loyal, loving boy with owners who can give him guidance and a calm home environment.

He will need someone around most of the time to help him adjust to his new home as he has been quite stressed at the refuge. New owners will need secure fencing all around - Zeus will need two meter fencing that he cannot climb such as brick or colourbond!

MY ENERGY LEVEL Zeus will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. He will need mental enrichment such as being fed from a kongs, chew toys (he is ball obsessed) etc especially if he is to be left alone.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Is a gentle giant who has lived with small children in the past.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy with doggy friends. Needs further assessment.


 
 

Phil E

DOB - SEPT 2014 | Male | Staffy X Labrador

Phil E is an amazing, happy boy who finds himself looking for a new home where he can bond and learn a good life. He lacks a bit in the form of obedience skills however is very smart, food motivated and eager to learn. He gets excited in play, loves his toys and rolling around in the grass lapping up the sun. Phil E seems to approach every task with a big smile on his face and loves being in the company of people. He will require a bit of guidance and may take time to settle into his new home but is certain to make an extremely loving & loyal companion.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Phil E requires approximately 1 hour of exercise daily and will need lots of mental enrichment such as balls / chew toys, being fed from kongs as well as training games with his owner/s.

He will need to go to part time / stay at home workers. He was returned as he was not coping in his new home even with another dog there. He will take time to settle into his new home and new owners will need to be patient and allow a settling in period.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog savvy kids 10yrs+.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Needs continued socialization with other dogs. Appears dog social but needs to develop his manners.

Buddy - Pending Adoption

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. 

Rayner - In Foster

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.





 
 

Cole - In Foster

DOB - AUG 2014 | Male | Bull Mastiff x

Cole is a beautiful boy who has come out of his shell in leaps and bounds. Initially he was quite shy however is building his confidence daily. He still can get quite mouthy when excited but he is learning to control this because of this reason I feel he will be better with no kids.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Cole would ideally go to people who are stay at home or part time workers. He has a level of anxiety so would fare well to people who are at home more often. He needs two 45 minute walks a day and mental enrichment is a must for this boy so he needs to go to people who are willing to put the work into him with this.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: No recommended.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy with doggy friends.

Shelby - Pending Adoption

DOB - DEC 2009 | Female | Shar Pei x Terrier

Shelby is a calm, curious girl looking for a home where she can be given lots of company and bonding time with her family. She was surrendered through no fault of her own and appears to have a very relaxed and curious temperament. Shelby loves her daily walks and will benefit from further training and socialisation once settled into her new home. Once she feels comfortable Shelby will make a very loyal and loving addition to right home.

She may suit full time workers as long as her exercise and companionship requirements are met daily.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Min. 1 hr exercise plus enrichment toys and plenty of company.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Has not been around children previously. Old dog savvy kids from 13yrs who are calm and gentle with her.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Cautious but potentially okay. Further socialization is needed.


 

Hoover

DOB - SEPT 2013 | Male | Staffy X

Hoover has been apart of the Refuge family for 2 years now. He is a well loved member of our family thus we are quite protective of him but the time had come to find him a forever home.

He loves people and has also been used as our test dog with other dogs here. He walks beautifully on lead whilst walking with numerous dogs. He is very polite and very well trained with this. He is a cuddle bunny and just LOVES being the centre of attention. He needs a home were his owners are home most of the time. 

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Will require around 1 hour of walking daily. He is walked daily around the Refuge bushland and is good on lead.

He would be best suited to stay at home workers or a fit retired people so he has their companionship all day. Hoover struggles being left alone. He could go with another dog which helps if it is the right dog.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: We feel he may be fine with older children but may suit a home with adults only who are able to make him the centre of the household.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Has been used in dog tests at the Refuge and has met and socialised with many dogs. He is dog social.

 


   

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