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 call us on 9381 8166 to confirm the dog you're interested in, is on site at present.

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.

Ted

DOB - FEB 2016 | Male | Bull Arab X

Ted is a bit boy who is in need of an active household where he can have plenty of pace to run.
He loves getting out and about stretching his legs a the park and playing with other canines.
Ted can be a little unsure of people initially but it does not take him long and with a bit of encouragement he will be ready for playtime.
He has good basic obedience, walks well on lead for his size, is food motivated and loves a game of fetch.
Ted will be a loyal companion once settled into his new home he just needs a bit of time & guidance in the beginning.

ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS: Ted will require approximately 1.5hrs of exercise daily. Mental enrichment can assist new owners with his activity levels, kongs - chew toys - training games etc.
He may suit full time workers as has coped with this before but best to have time to settle in first.
He can be uncomfortable with new people and will need slow intro's. His space needs to be respected initially with lots of positive rewards for interaction.
Ted has a very playful, energetic side. He has good basic obedience and is very dog social at present.

SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: No children

SUITABILITY TO DOGS AND CATS: Ted is good meeting other dogs however he can become frustrated & reactive when he cant get to them.




























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



Rocky

DOB - JAN 2016 | Male | Mastiff X

Rocky is a lively lad who has lots of energy so is looking for an active home. He seems to prefer having someone around most of the time. He has lived with another dog and his previous owners report that he gets excited when playing with other dogs. Rocky has some training and would benefit from ongoing learning so would like his new owners to continue with this. His new owners can have fun investigating the types of toys he likes to play with. Rocky likes to have attention and he loves a cuddle.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: 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 Rocky is strong and energetic so may be too much for smaller children

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Slow introductions recommended as he settles into his new home and his owners get to know him.



Charlie

DOB - MAR 2016 | Female | Kelpie X G/Shepherd

Hiya there, my name is Charlie...nice to meet you.
I'm a 1-year-old female Kelpie X German Shepherd, and I'm here to find a home.
I'm a happy gal, who has loads of energy, which probably isn't surprising because I'm a Kelpie! Speaking of energy, I'm going to need to find a home where my new people will give me around 1.5hrs of exercise each day...I just love getting out there and doing physical stuff!
I'm a good girl and generally very well-behaved. I've recently been in foster care and my foster carers have crate trained me, so I'm used to sleeping in my crate at night time and I quite like it actually.
I'm in search of a quiet home, with people who have plenty of time to spend with me. I may be okay with full-time workers, but I'd really appreciate if you can take some time off work to help settle me into my new environment and give me some time to get to know you and learn what your interests and hobbies are.
Sometimes I can be a little bit shy of certain people when I first meet them, so i'd like to be introduced to people slowly...this goes for other dogs too. I'm eager to meet other dogs, but I become too full on which can lead to altercations, so this needs to be managed in a controlled environment with slow and steady meet-and-greets only.
I'd like to put it out there, I prefer teens rather than younger kids...sometimes younger kids can make me a little anxious.
Well, I think thats everything. If you'd like to know more about me, please contact my mates at the Refuge on 9381 8166.
I hope I can meet you soon!
Love, Charlie x

















Lachie

DOB - JUL 2007 | Male | American Staffy X

Lachie is a sweet older boy who is looking for a new home where he can chill out. He seems keen to have your attention and his new owners can have fun investigating the types of toys he likes to play with so he can learn to occupy himself. He has some training and his new owners can continue with this which will help him settle into his new home. He is not keen on other dogs so would be best suited as the only pet in the home. He would also benefit from having someone around most of the day so he can learn to hang out with his new people.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: We would recommend that Lachie is only taken on neighborhood walks and not taken to any new places or meets any new people for at least the first 4 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 due to his level of dog reactivity. Family members should be introduced slowly and in a calm manner so he learns to remain appropriate and polite.
Once settled in he would benefit from two 20 minute walks a day as well as enrichment and playtime so he can be mentally & physically stimulated.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: As we have no history of Lachie being around children we would recommend older children or an adult-only home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Lachie does not seem to be dog social so should not be pushed to interact with other dog until he & his new owners have had some intensive 1-on-1 training with a qualified training professional, so he is able to cope more appropriately around other dogs.

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.


Diesel

DOB - MAY 2011 | Male | Mastiff X

Huuurrroo there...
Maybe you remember me? I'm Diesel.
I'm a 6-year-old male Mastiff X....and if you like LARGE DOGGOS, you'll probably luff me!
So, sad news, my old home didn't work out :-(...it had nothing to do with me, but unfortunately I'm back at the Refuge looking for another chance...this time it has to be a forever home...it just has to!
I had a bubble bath today and it was so good...I love being pampered at the Refuge. The gals just love showing me affection and I just LOVES it too...I can't work out who loves it more hehehehehe! I smell like bubblegum and sunflowers now....all the chicky-babes are going to love me even more now!
Ok, so among being a big handsome dude, I'm known as a gentle giant and I'm pretty chilled most of the time. I love belly rubs, love snuggling and just love being in the same room as my humans.
I used to be quite good with other doggos when I first arrived at the Refuge, but I guess I'm kinda stressed here, so I'll definitely need time and slow introductions to other doggos once I have settled into my new home.
Cats are so fascinating aren't they!? I could stare at them for dayzzz, I would probably even chase them if given the op-paw-tunity...maybe that's a sign that I shouldn't be rehomed with a kitty-cat???
I'm good with kiddo's, but I'm a big guy and I think the bigger kids are better suited to me!
Anyway, if you're looking for a big softie, I'm your guy!

Love to see you really soon!
Diesel xo




















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.

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.

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.

Saint

DOB - MAY 2017 | Male | Staffy X

Saint is a well mannered pooch who is awaiting his right humans to provide him with a loving home.
He loves to be in the company of his people and is most happy soaking up the sunshine and spending quality time with you.
Saint can be a bit unpredictable meeting new dogs however he walks well and is happy to ignore them from a short distance.
Prefer experienced dog owners for this boy.
He will be a great, loyal companion for the right person/s once settled into his new home.

ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS: Saint will require approx 1 hour of exercise daily plus mental enrichment at home such as kongs, chew toys and games with his family.
He may suit full time workers once settled into his new home however may need time with his people before being left for long periods.
Saint is a clever boy, relaxed and well mannered with people. He has been quite stressed in kennel but once out in the yard was quite calm and pleasant.
He appears to know some basic obedience and will focus well for food.


MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Children 13+ may be ok for Saint

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Saint is choosy with his dog friends. He prefers females. He is not a dog for a dog park or beach



Phoenix

DOB - JUL 2011 | Female | Mastiff X

I'm Phoenix and I'm a 6-year-old female Mastiff X.
I've arrived at the Refuge, lost and not really sure what is in store for me next. I was told that I'm going up for adoption because I need to find a new home. I asked the Refuge when my hoomans were coming to get me and they told me some sad news and now I must start all over again :-(.
I'm not sure what I did, or why I was waiting in the pound for so long, but I'm here now and that means I get a second chance.
I'm a very friendly lady and I get that sparkle in my eye when I meet hoomans that I instantly connect with - some hoomans take a little longer to sniff, but generally I'm a lovely lady who appreciates the company of hoomans.
Even though I'm a big breed gal, I'm always mindful of my size and I'm quite gentle in the home, but can be a bit strong on lead at times. The Refuge has shown me this cool balance harness and they say it's much easier to walk me on one of those thinga-ma-jigs.
I have to admit, I'm worried I'm going to become dog reactive if I stay here too long. I came here with an open mind and I've met a few other dogs here and I was such a good girl, but with all things in life, stress can cause you to go backwards, so I really need to get out of here ASAP!
I think I'd be okay with kids, probably over 10-years-old...just because of my size. I'm such a sweet lady and I think I'd be a great friend for older kids :-).
I don't need anything fancy...I just need a home and someone to love me. So, if you think you can give me the home I deserve, please come and visit me.
Love, Phoenix xoxoxoxox













































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.



Buddy

DOB - JUN 2016 | Male | Mastiff  X

Buddy is a lovely big boy who is super keen to have your attention. He simply loves a fuss and will push up against you so you know he is there waiting! He has some training and will sit and wait on request so he would love his new owners to teach him more skills and even some tricks which will help keep him occupied. He is very strong on lead and still needs to learn his doggie manners which needs to be part of his training programme. His new owners can have fun investigating the types of toys he likes to play with. He is still quite bouncy at the moment so will need time and routine which should help him settle into his new life.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: We would recommend that Buddy is only taken on neighborhood walks and not taken to any new places or meets any new people for at least the first 3 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 learns to remain 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.
Buddy can be quite boisterous and also becomes mouthy on occasion.
He requires impulse control work and a calm home environment where he can learn. Buddy is very food motivated and responds to basic commands.
Very responsive to training commands with food motivation - sits, stays, targets, shakes hands.
Buddy will require a secure home with high fencing.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Buddy is too big and boisterous for children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Buddy will need short, structured dog socialisation sessions with a qualified professional trainer straight away so he can learn to stay calm when seeing other dogs. Cannot be rehomed with another dog at this stage.






Raynor

DOB - AUG 2010 | Male | Bull Arab  X

Oh, hello there.
I'm trying to get the hang of the internet, so please bear with me!
I'm Raynor, a 7-year-old male Bull Arab X.
I'm one of the friendliest guys you'll ever meet. I love to introduce myself to people and am not shy to get straight in there for a sneaky snuggle! Snuggling up nice and close to hoomans is my favourite hobby! Some people even call me 'Raynor - the Snuggle King' or 'Raynor, Sir Snugglelots'.
I honestly thought I'd be snapped up straight away because I'm the pawfect gentleman, I'm well-mannered, friendly and gentle, but alas I'm still waiting for a new home.
You may notice if you come and visit me that I've got quite a lot of scarring on my body - I've blocked out how that happened, but I'm guessing you can tell that maybe I didn't have the best past. I'm looking towards the future now and I'm ready for a truck-load of TLC from my new hoomans and can't wait to start this new chapter in my life.
I'm ok with other woofa's, but sometimes I can be picky, so it's always super-dooooper impawtant that my meet-and-greets with doggos are done slowly and under adult supervision.
Speaking of adult supervision, I actually don't mind the mini hoomans too much - but the older the better! Perhaps over 10-years-old would suit me best. I'm kind of borderline medium/large doggo, so I wouldn't want to have the really little hoomans around, just in case!
I'm okay if you have to go to that place where you make the monies so you can buy me pretty things, but please make sure you leave me with lots of 'pretty things' to play with so I don't get bored...and always remember to make sure I get my physical exercise because I want to always look great, and also it kinda tires me out so I'm content during the day if you have to work!
Anywho, PLEASE adopt me :) I'm at 30 Lemnos St, Shenton Park.
Be sure to tell your friends!!!
Love, Raynor xo





















Rocky

DOB - SEP 2011 | Male | American Bulldog Purebred

Rocky will need a calm and consistent household to make is home. He doesn't seemed to have much previous training & would benefit from owner/s who can put lots of time into this using positive / reward based methods. Ideally he would need to go home with someone who has owned large breed dogs before as he can be quite strong and full on at times.
Rocky will need time to settle into his new home and would be best if not left for long hours alone until he has settled in / bonded with his new family.
Rocky will make a wonderful companion for the right people.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Rocky will require approximately 45 minutes of exercise daily. Lots of playtime and companionship with his family is essential for Rocky's settling and overall wellbeing. He may suit full time workers once settled into his new home.
Rocky is a strong boy and is recommended for a balance harness to assist owners with handling. Physically capable owners are a requirement and he needs a positive / reward based training approach.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Due to his size and strength he would not be suitable to go home with young children, pending a meet older teenage children may be suitable.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Rocky is not suited to dog parks / beaches etc and will need time to settle into his new home before being introduced to new dogs. This will need to be done in a controlled manner and with a calm, slow approach. Rocky needs to be the only dog in his home.



Snoopy

DOB - SEP 2016 | Male | American Staffy X Mastiff

Yo, my name is Snoopy AKA, Snoop D.O-double-G
I'm a 1-and-a-half-year-old male American Staffy X Mastiff.
As Snoop Doggy Dogg once said in one of his most famous songs:
Uh! I'm a nice dude, with some nice dreams...
Well, I AM a nice dude and I DO have nice dreams...so if the shoe fits...
Anyway, enough of that. I'm here to help you get to know Snoopy.
I'm a lovable, affectionate and nutty boy! I love playtimes and friggin' LOVE playing with my frisbee! I just need to learn that eating the frisbee is not part of the game...hehe!
I have some basic manners, but I could probably do with learning some more manners, especially when it comes to meeting other doggs. I get waaaay too excited and will bark at them! Apparently other doggs don't like that?? Weird, huh!? I think I need professional help...lol!
Apart from loving frisbee, I also love rolling around in sand and splashing in water...I'm a fun-loving dude, so what did you expect?
I'm looking for humans who are active and want me to be a part of their fun lives. Everything humans do is interesting to me! I want to be there with you every step of the way....so, don't shut me out and leave me outside...I want to be where the pawty is...inside with you!
So, as you can probably tell, I'm a little bit cheeky sometimes and I think this may be too much for small kids. Teenagers would be pawfect for me though!
So, if you want to turn your life from lonely to absolutely AWESOME, come and visit me at 30 Lemnos St, Shenton Park.
From your new friend,
Snoopy


Trevor

DOB - MAY 2017 | Male | Large Mixed Breed

Trevor is a young and very eager boy who is in need of experienced dog owners who can guide him as he settles.
He has an excitable side which can be difficult to manage but becomes super focused on yummy treats and can be an absolute gentleman when rewards are on hand.
Trevor's new owners will need to commit to his daily exercise, enrichment and training as he bonds with you and learns.
He is super smart and will make a wonderful addition to the right home.

ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS: Trevor will require approximately 2 x 45 minute walks daily. He will need to go to part time/ stay at home workers as he settles in, bonds with his people and receives training. Mandatory training classes are needed for this boy - he is very food focused but needs the bonding experience, exposure to social situations and positive leadership for his confidence.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Trevor may do ok with older teens pending meet.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Trevor may take time to warm to new dogs and this should be done slowly keeping an eye of Trevor's comfort levels.






















Boondie

DOB - AUG 2014 | Female | Border Collie X

Hi There!
I'm Boondie, and I'm 3 years old. I've been in foster care for a while now, learning all these new skills, and now I can't wait to find my forever home because I know I am ready!

I am a beautiful, super affectionate pooch who needs to be part of a family.
I've had a rough start to life and therefore need a lot of love and companionship with my humans.
I'm an inside dog, I love cuddles on the couch and I need to sleep near my humans to feel safe at night.
If you want an outside dog, then I'm not for you!
I LOVE walkies and I LOVE my squeaky toys and playing tug of war.
I have never been around young kids so Id prefer not to have young humans in my family, I'd prefer dog savvy, gentle older kids.
Also, I don't really like to share my toys or food, so little kids and other dogs are a no go for me.
I wasn't socialised as a puppy, so I find dogs scary and overwhelming, so please keep them away from me. I will need very controlled dog socialisation training with a behaviourist to build up my positive dog skills, this will be ongoing and require patience. However, even with this training, I will never be an off lead dog, so no dog parks, dog beaches or off lead activities please. I do LOVE wading out in the river though - but I can't swim very good, so not too deep!
Finally, apart from being simply adorable I am quite a strong girl, and therefore need a savvy owner who understands how to handle me on walks. It's easy though, once you know how!
Can't wait to meet my forever family.


ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS: Boondie will need approx. 1 hour of exercise each day. Because Boondie quite strong, she will need a strong handler.


SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older, dog-savvy kids over the age of 8.

SUITABILITY TO DOGS AND CATS: Boondie is not suitable for dogs or cats.


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




Morty

DOB - JAN 2017 | Male | Catahoula X

Hiya folks, I'm Morty!
Ah mah gooossshhh, it's a great day to be alive, isn't it!?
It's #WorldKindnessDay and I'm hoping someone is kind enough to give me my dream home!
I'm a little babehhh at only 10-months-old and I'm a male Catahoula X, also known as a Leopard Dog.
My dream home consists of:
Lots of cuddles
Lots of walkies
Lots of training games
Lots of treats (but not too many or I'll get chubby!)
Lots of adventures
Catahoula's are very smart doggo's...like, seriously smart! Please don't let my intelligence go to waste...I'd LOVE to attend puppy classes so I can put my brain to work and learn how to politely meet other dogs and to also learn some general obedience.
Did you know I'm a working breed? I'm going to need around 1.5 hours of exercise each day to keep me happy and healthy! I prefer to be exercised in nice quiet areas like bush tracks.
I'm a companion dog through and through and must not be left to live my life outside...I love my humans very much and appreciate being allowed inside as much as possible, so I can be around the people that make me so happy.
I think that I would get on well with older kids...maybe teens? I'm quite jumpy and still have a lot of manners to learn, so it's best if they're a bit older!
So, if you'd like to give me a home, please come and see me at 30 Lemnos St, Shenton Park.
From your future best mate, Morty xo





















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.



Teddy-Bear

DOB - TBA | Male | Staffy X

Teddy-Bear is a big, handsome boy who is in need of a relaxing lifestyle where he can be with his people.
He is a bit stressed with his current situation but has shown he has a happy nature and enjoys his humans.
Teddy-Bear will need a bit of consistency with his diet and exercise as his new owners get him back to good health.
He is sure to relax once settled into his new home and bonded with his humans.

ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS: Teddy-Bear will need approximately 1 hour of exercise daily - he is quite overweight currently and needs a consistent diet & exercise plan as he gets back to a healthy weight.
This boy is very stressed with us and may need a bit of time to settle into his new home with his owners around before being left alone for long periods - part time / stay at home workers required.

SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: 10yrs + for this boy. He will need his own space as he settles in as well as appropriate interactions.

SUITABILITY TO DOGS AND CATS: We recommend Teddy-Bear has a few weeks settling into his new home and bonding with his owner/s before being introduced to new dogs.
This should be done slowly and in a controlled manner as new owners get to know him.


Bandit

DOB - MAR 2017 | Male | Rhodesian Ridgeback X

Bandit is a lovely young boy who is looking for a new home. He likes to have contact and enjoys a fuss so may benefit from having someone around most of the day. He will benefit from consistent and positive training, which the new owners will need to give so he can settle into their new life with them. He seems to enjoy a game of fetch and running around playing in the yard. He will benefit from ongoing socialisation with calm & polite dogs so he can have doggie friends in the future.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: 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: As we have no history of Bandit being around children we would recommend older children or an adult-only home.

The new owners will need to ensure that children and new people are appropriate around Bandit especially whilst he is settling into the new home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: He will benefit from ongoing dog socialisation with calm and polite dogs as well as playtime with dogs of a similar energy level and play style.












Douglas

DOB - FEB 2016 | Male | Rhodesian Ridgeback X Heeler

Douglas is a happy & affectionate skills who is a bit rough around the edges and needs people committed to training him.
He lacks basic obedience skills when on lead but is very food focused and knows sit! (It's a start)
Douglas lacks proper manners in social situations, he can be jumpy with people and vocal when around other dogs.
New owners will need to work on both with him ensuring they give him time to settle into his new home before exposing him too much.
He is best suited to an active household where he can be provided with lots of mental enrichment & company.
Experienced dog owners are needed, in time and with the right guidance Douglas is sure to become a fabulous family member.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Douglas will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. He will need to be provided with mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, toys to chew on / play with as well as training games with his new family.
Douglas needs to learn more manners but focuses well on food and knows some basics.
Part time / stay at home workers required for him.
Douglas has been reactive to new dogs at the refuge, when walking and during his dog test. He is best for an experienced dog owner who can manage this and help him develop appropriate social skills with controlled interactions.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Teens only

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Douglas will need work on his reactivity and new owners will need to be careful and selective when introducing him to new dogs which needs to be done slowly in a controlled environment.


Dutchie

DOB - DEC 2015 | Male | Staffy X

I'm Dutchie and I have a very impawtant thing to ask you...
I'm asking if you can please SHARE this post to help me get out of kennels.
I'm only two years old and I'm a male Staffy X. I'm really not coping in kennels...I'm scared and tired and just completely and utterly over it. I love going out into the yard with staff and volunteers, but when they take me back to kennel, I get SO SAD. I don't want them to leave me, so I jump up to try and tell them to stay with me, but I know they have homes to go to and families to love...but I DON'T ;-(. I'm miserable here, and I just want someone to love me and give me a home so I can be happy again.
I'm a very smoochy boy, and once I get to know you, I'll follow you around because all I want to do is be close to my hoomans. I don't care much about toys and all the material things in life...all I care about is my hoomans. I'm not interested in fetch, I'm more interested in resting my head on my hoomans lap.
I'm a lovely boy, and I'm dog social providing I'm given slow introductions to friendly dogs. I'm pretty well-behaved but would love to do some more training which will also help me to bond with my new hoomans.
I'm not terribly good being left alone, it brings back memories of how I got myself here in the first place...so I'd prefer hoomans who maybe don't work full-time hours, or at least have someone home as much as they possibly can.
I also don't think I'm the right dog for children of any age. I've got a lot of energy and I get stressed relatively easily, so I wouldn't want to live with children as it may cause too much stress for me...I hope you can understand :(.
I promise to be the most loving dog and I promise to always be by your side if you adopt me. I really HAVE to get out of this place soon...
If you think you can rescue me, please come and see me at 30 Lemnos St, Shenton Park between the hours of 11am - 3pm any day of the week.
Paws truly, Dutchie x

Rooney

DOB - FEB 2015 | Male | Irish Wolfhound X

Rooney is a sweet boy who is looking for a loving new home. He is keen for company and a fuss and likes to have a belly rub. He is making some doggy friends here and would like his new owners to take him to training sessions so he can learn some more social skills and have more doggy friends in the future. His new owners can have fun investigating the types of toys Rooney likes to play with.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: We would recommend that Rooney is only taken on neighborhood walks and 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 learns to remain 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: As we have no history of Rooney being around children we would recommend older children (pending meeting) or an adult-only home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Rooney prefers his own space but will benefit from structured dog socialisation with calm dog (with a qualified trainer initially) so he learns his social skills and manners.









Doug

DOB - JUN 2013 | Male | American Staffy X

Doug is a handsome boy who is not enjoying life in kennels and is after a home where he can relax with his new family.
He will need time to settle into his new home and should be carefully managed with lots of mental enrichment, quiet walks and lots of little training games to help him bond with his owner/s.
This will go a long way to ensuring Doug is given the best chance of a successful re homing.
He can be a bit full on at times and does not manage his stress well in new environments. Reports from his previous home were good when it came to dog sociability however he will still need time to adjust before making new doggy friends.
Doug has quite an affectionate side to him and loves going for walks.
In time he is sure to become a loving, super loyal addition to the home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Doug will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. It is imperative he is walked in quiet, low traffic areas away from other dogs during his first few weeks as he settles and bonds with his new owner/s. Bush walks where he can sniff lots are best! Doug may not cope with full time workers and may take some time adjusting to his new home. Mental enrichment is important for him, kongs, puzzle toys, chew toys as well as training games at home will help him settle in and give an outlet for his mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Doug is best suited to older kids in the home

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Doug MUST be given a few weeks to settle into his new home, quiet walks away from other dogs during this period. New owners may then begin to introduce him to new dogs slowly in an controlled environment and progressing from there.

Dash

DOB - JUN 2017 | Male | Mastiff X Catahoula

Dash is a very large boy who is looking for a loving new home. He is still a puppy at heart so he'd like his new owners to take him to training sessions so he can learn his social skills and manners. He is big and strong so he would like owners who are able to handle his size and energy levels and give him consistency so he can become a polite and appropriate adult and enjoy meeting new people and have doggie friends in the future.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS:
Dash will need training straight away so his new owners are able to have some control of him.
He is focused on treats, so this will help with training.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN:
As Dash is big, strong and currently jumps up a lot, we would not recommend that he is homed with children or older people as he is likely to be too much for them to handle.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Dash may be ok with polite and calm dogs given slow introductions.


Mandi

DOB - DEC 2016 | Female | Mastiff X

Mandi is a beautiful and affectionate girl ready to find the right family to take her in.
She is a bit rough around the edges and needs to learn appropriate manners include basic obedience, walking on lead and social skills with other dogs.
She will make a lovely, loyal and affectionate family member once settled into her new home environment.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Mandi will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. Mental enrichment will be very beneficial as she settles into her new home - kongs, chew toys and training games with her new family as part of her routine.
Mandi needs owners who can handle her and take their time whilst teaching her appropriate manners especially confidence around other dogs.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Mandi would do best with older children in the home pending meet.
She can be jumpy at times and lacks basic manners but is very friendly and affectionate.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: She will need time to settle into her new home before being introduced to new dogs.
This will need to be done slowly in a controlled manner and owners must be aware of her warning signs if she is uncomfortable.









Jackson and Syren


DOB Jackson - AUG 2009 | Male | Mastiff X
DOB Syren - MAY 2006 | Female | Mastiff X

Jackson is a gorgeous older boy who is looking for a new home with his mum, Syren. They are very close and don't cope well when apart.
Jackson is keen to interact and remains calm and polite. He enjoys a fuss, chewing on tennis balls and hanging out in the yard with Syren. He has been polite when meeting a couple of other dogs here. Jackson is a really lovely boy so if you're looking for dogs to hang out with then Jackson and Syren could be the ones for you!

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: These two gorgeous seniors, won't need any strenuous exercise, just a nice gentle walk daily plus mental enrichment toys to keep them occupied. These two may suit full-time workers as they have each other for company.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Jackson and Syren would be best in a home without kids. They are wanting somewhere quite and relaxing to retire.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Jackson and Syren don't seem too phased by other dogs, however they do prefer their own space.









Max

DOB - JAN 2018 | Male  | Mastiff X Staffy

Hey there folks.
I'm Max and I'm just a 'wee' pup at 6 months old and I'm a Mastiff X.
I'm in the prison programme through the Refuge and it's awesome! I get to spend time with my special doggy handlers at a prison. It's not scary at all...everyone absolutely LOVES me and I get training every day!
They reckon I'm ready to be adopted now because I've learnt lots of new skills such as commands like:
• Go to bed
• Go to crate
• Sit and wait
• Lie down and wait
• Fetch
• Find it (scent work)
• Nose target
• Sit to greet a person
• Settle down
• Shake paw
• Wait
• Talk
• Participate in a health exam
I'm super smart and can't wait to WOW my new hoomans.
I need a home with older children who can also help me with my training. I'm a pretty active boy, so I'd love to find a home with hoomans who are active too and love to go for walkies and also love playing fetch and tug-o-war with me.
One really impawtant thing is that my new hoomans make sure I'm well-socialised with other dogs weekly! I want to grow up into a really, really sociable boy, so we gotta maintain my social skills :)
Anyway, if you're interested in me, please call my Refuge friends on 9381 8166.
Love, Max
xox

 




Maxine

DOB - JAN 2010 | Female | Boxer X

Oh hallo! I've just been sitting here dreaming in my kennel and singing my favourite song. Although I'm starting to think everyone has forgotten about me! 🙁
I'm Maxine. I'm an 8 year old Boxer cross and now I'm starting my third month of homelessness. On Friday I was excited to get out and about do my bit. You know, tin shaking in the city to help pay my way. I did my best meeting, greeting. Flashed my soft eyes and tender looks but no one came to ask about me. What's a girl supposed to do!?
What can I say to help persuade you to give me a second look? Well, firstly, I do love people. In my ideal home I will have a comfy couch and a cuddly companion or companions to sit and watch old movies like Home Sweet Home!
But I'm no couch potato! I've got plenty of get up and go in me yet! In fact I get quite excitable and I do love a daily walk and I'm strong on lead.
I'll be honest and say although I'll do anything to find a nice home, I'm not really looking for a family with young kiddies that's going be too much for me. I'm hoping to find that special someone who is looking for canine companion they want to spend lots of time with. Mid-lifers or youthful seniors are more my scene, if you know what I mean!
I have to say I'm not great with other dogs either. This place has really gotten on my nerves and I'm a bit short when I see another dog now. I might settle down in time once I get my equilibrium back and have some quiet time at home relaxing away from all this barking.
So if you want a cuddly older girl who craves affection and attention I want you to come and ask for me - Maxine.
Now what was I saying ... 🎤
Don't you, forget about me
Don't, don't, don't, don't


Billy

DOB - JUN 2016 | Male | Staffy X

Bully is a goofy character who is in need of a loving home where he can relax and bond with his people.
He requires a quiet household without other animals and young children.
Bully can take time to warm up to new people (specifically men) but with positive reward and a calm introduction he settles with a big smile on his face.
He is quite affectionate once he trusts you, very clever, has some basic manners and a playful personality.
Bully is looking for a particular home but once settled will make a very loyal companion.

ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS: Bully will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. He may suit full time workers as long as his daily physical and mental enrichment requirements are met.

SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Bully may be ok with teens 13+ pending meet.

SUITABILITY TO DOGS AND CATS: Bully can be a little bit choosy with his doggy friends, so he will need some work in this area with slow and controlled meets.







Bo

DOB - MAR 2016 | Male | American Staffy X

Bo is a lovely big boy who is looking for a new home. He has been polite when meeting people and is keen for a fuss and a cuddle. He has some training and would like to learn more skills especially lead walking as he currently pulls strongly on his walks. He can be vocal when left alone so is likely to benefit from having someone around most of the day. He may be best suited to experienced dog owners who have had a similar breed and sized dog before. His new owners can also have fun investigating the types of toys he likes to play with.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Once settled in Bo 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: As we have no history of Bo being around children we would recommend older children or an adult-only home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Bo can be a little choosy with his dog friends but will benefit from ongoing dog socialisation with calm and polite dogs in a controlled manner.


Aliyah

DOB - JAN 2017 | Female | Staghound X

Aliyah has energy to burn. We feel she will excel with another dog in the household to get rid of some of her energy. She will be a bit of a project at this time as she is a little cautious of being handled however we're sure this can be turned around quickly with the right people. Please ask to see her.


ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS:
Aliyah will need people who are willing initially to do some work with her. She is very responsive to handling work. She is a dog at present that needs time to get to know you and sus you out. We feel another dog may help with this. She isn't scared but will let you know if she doesn't like something. At this time she needs experience handlers however she is a girl who could turn around very quickly with the right owners and dog.
She could suit full time workers providing all her physical and mental needs are met. At least 2x 45 mins a day and mental enrichment. She is a high-energy dog and will go stir crazy if she doesn't get her mental and physical needs met.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Aliyah is best suited to older teens due to her boisterousness and her need for on-going training

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Aliyah seems to be keen to make friends with other dogs when she is introduced appropriately and slowly.



Dozer

DOB - JAN 2018 | Male | Mastiff X Staffy

Heya ladies and gentleman,
I'm Dozer and I'm a 6-month-old Male Mastiff X and i'm in the prison programme!
Basically I live at a prison and get loads of training and interaction with people...it's great!!!
Anyway, my handlers tell me I'm ready to find a forever home...YAHOO! So, here I am, asking you to help me please!
I'm a relaxed pooch most of the time and I'm crate trained. I love to collect toys in my crate, it's my favourite thing! I also have been around rabbits and I absolutely love eating their POOP...it's a delicacy to me, but I probably shouldn't eat it long-term...
Anyway, I love to snooze in my crate and I have to tell you, I'm a bit of a snorer. I also love to try and hop onto the hoomans bed at night time..cause I love to cuddle.
I'm learning so much at the prison and know these commands:
• Sit and wait
• Find it (scent work)
• Nose target
• Sit to greet a person
• Settle down
• Shake paw
• Wait
I've still got more training to do with my new family of course, so it's important that you can regularly socialise me with other dogs. I may even be okay to be re-homed with a calm adult dog!
I'm looking for a home with adults and don't mind older teenagers who know how to treat doggies.
Anyway, I'm not at the Refuge, so if you're interested in me, please call 9381 8166 so we can arrange to meet!
Love, Dozer
xox