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.

For all our current dogs, updated hourly, please visit our listing on Pet Rescue

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

















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!
Please come and see me over the weekend - we're open 11am - 3pm Saturday and Sunday and my address is 30 Lemnos St, Shenton Park.
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 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.

Bruce

DOB - SEP 2012 | Male | Bull Arab X

Heeelllo!
I'm big Bruce, a 5-year-old male Bull Arab X.
I'm looking for a new hooman or hoomans to open their heart and home to me. I'm a big boy with a big heart and I just want to find a hooman to love.
Maybe you're lonely and want some company? I'm the pawfect company and will make sure your lonely winter nights aren't so lonely. We can sit by the heater in our jammies and snuggle on the couch while watching 90's sitcoms (cause they're the best).
My whole life revolves around hoomans. I love to show them all the affection in the world. My favourite thing to do is to put both of my paws on your lap and just stare into your eyes to get to know you better. Hoomans are so interesting!
I'm a gentle soul and even though I'm a big boy, I always try to tip-toe around my hoomans because I am quite aware of my size (except when I'm cuddling you, then I think I'm a little toy poodle hehehe).
I'm a true gentleman when I meet other dogs and tend to just calmly hang back and wait for them to feel comfortable with me. I could really use some ongoing socialisation, just to make sure that I remain polite :-).
I'm wishing on my favourite wish bone, that I find hoomans who don't work all the time. I literally live to be with my hoomans and I feel like full-time workers would make me a little bit sad. Maybe part-time workers would be better!
The Refuge doesn't really have any history on me because I came from the pound, so they're saying kids over 10-years-old would be best because I am quite large.
If you don't know much about Bull Arabs, just google us! You'll see that we are kind, even-tempered and active. We're natural-born snugglers and love nothing more than cuddling up to our hoomans.
So, if you want to get yourself a big, beautiful Bull Arab, come and meet me! I'm at 30 Lemnos St, Shenton Park.
Love from your new friend,
Brucey x

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.



Lenny

DOB - JAN 2015 | Male | Kelpie X Staffy

Meet three year old Lenny. He's a lovely kelpie x staffy who has not had the best start in life and can't seem to find the pawfect place with the pawfect people to call his own.
Lenny is a sensitive soul. It seems very likely from this reactions that he is been chastised or worse on a regular basis. He is fearful of sudden movement around him and is scared of children. He was re-homed recently into a home with younger children and he growled and was very uncomfortable making it unsafe all around.
We're seeking a quiet home for Lenny now which will be needed to help build his confidence and help with his rehabilitation. He is looking for owners who are able to spend time with him and work at his pace and don't expect miracles to happen overnight.
A compatible dog in the home who is calm might also help Lenny to settle and provide good doggy socialisation. While he has tested well with other dogs he has not had a lot of contact and this will need to be worked on. Ideally for Lenny he is best kept away from busy public places like parks and beaches until he has formed a solid bond with his owners.
Lenny will need a home where he is not in contact with children, particularly younger than teens. His fear just makes him unsuited to be a dog for a young family. This guy will need lots of your attention, but we're absolutely sure he will be well worth your time. There's a loyal and loving boy just waiting to find the right hoomans so he can settle down to a happy life.



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.























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.



Hughie

DOB - JAN 2015 | Male | American Bulldog X Boxer

Hughie is a big loveable boy eager to find his way out of kennels and into the right home environment.
He is typical of his breed/s showing his energetic, playful & boisterous nature with us.
Hughie loves to explore new things, enjoy playtime and will need plenty of exercise & entertainment in his new home.
He kniws some basic manners but needs the right motivation (such as very tasty treats) to hold his attention.
Hughie is a strong boy who will need time to settle in post kennel life.
He is sure to become a very loving & loyal family member after this time.


ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS: Hughie will need approx 1 hour of exercise daily plus mental enrichment such as feeding from kongs / puzzle toys, toys to chew on / play with as well as training games with his new family often.
He is a big boy who can be a bit full on at times.
Hughie is strong on lead and requires fit owners who can manage his strength whilst keeping him very active. He knows some basic obedience but loses focus, so very yummy treats required for training (such as cooked chicken)

SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Hughie would need older teens in the home (if any kids)

SUITABILITY TO DOGS AND CATS: Hughie is recommended a few weeks to settle into his new home before meeting new dogs - this will need to be done slowly and with caution due to his size, strength and breed.






Adonis

DOB - JUL 2016 | Male | Great Dane X

Hi there,
My name is Adonis, and I'm a 1-year-old male Great Dane X.
My name is Greek and means 'Handsome'...so I guess that means I'm handsome???
Anyway, you probably know why I'm here? I'm here to find a new home of course.
Let me tell you a little bit about why the Refuge staff and volunteers love me so much...
They say that I'm a very loving boy and that I have a very sweet nature. I'm smart and kind-hearted, and I've got pretty good manners too!
Gaining my love is very rewarding because initially with strangers, I can be quite aloof and unsure, but if you go nice and slow, I'll warm up to you quite quickly, and you'll start to notice me wagging my tail and prompting you to give me pats. Usually I'm more aloof with males, but this subsides when I'm given the time I need to sniff your bum and work out whether or not you're going to be a nice person or not.
Since being at the Refuge, I've already met my 'Aphrodite' - In Greek mythology, Aphrodite and Adonis loved each other heheheh...well, anyway my Aphrodite goes by the name of Rosie and she's become my new bestie...we love going on walks together and she's also a little shy, which is why I think we get on so well. So, judging by my new-found friendship with Rosie, I'm sure I could make other doggy friends as long as my introductions are done slowly and only with calm, friendly dogs...I might even be suitable to be re-homed with another dog (depending on the other dog) as Rosie has really helped me build up my confidence...
I have great manners, but I do have to let you know that when I get a bit too excited, I can sometimes hump you! I know, it's so naughty of me and I really should keep it in my pants, but I'm going to need a bit of training to help me realise that it's not appropriate to do that.
I think because I am a bit aloof, I would need a home with adults and older teens only...I don't want to be unsure of younger kids and have to live with them...I want us all to feel comfortable, so teenagers are best.
So, if you'd like a handsome pupper like me, please come and visit me at 30 Lemnos St, Shenton Park.
Tood-e-loo!
Adonis









June and Joy

June DOB - APR 2015 | Female | Great Dane X 
Joy DOB - APR 2010 | Female | Boxer X

Hiya folks!
I'm Joy, an 8-year-old female Boxer X, and this is my very best friend for life (VBFFL), June.
June is a 3-year-old female Great Dane X...and she lives up to her breed cause she's pretty GREAT!
So, what do two gal pals get up to at a Refuge? Well, we can't be apart! I would absolutely diiiieeee if I wasn't with my June-bug. We chill out in kennel together and discuss impawtant topics, like all the celebrity gossip...but we can't wait until it's our turn to have a hydrobath...LADIES PAMPER DAY!
Anyway, we're just two gals looking for a wonderful hooman or hoomans, to give us a home together. We're both well-behaved, but we have to be honest with you, we're not as delightful on lead! We need a little bit of lead training...but nothing you can't handle ;-).
June-bug doesn't like me saying it, but her nose just takes her wherever it wants to go! She's a typical goofy, affectionate Great Dane...and I'm pretty much a typical goofy, affectionate Boxer!
Now, I love meeting other pooches, but June-bug can be a little reserved at times. I've had this chat with her many times...she's just got to get some more confidence. I've been pepping her up and saying things like "June-bug, you're an amazing doggo, full of sass and love...everyone will love you" but, she's still kinda unsure of herself, so we'll have to work on that one, but I would never push her into doing something she doesn't want to do, that would make her sad and then that would make me sad :-(.
The Refuge tells us that we were probably outside-only dogs in our previous home, which is why we're probably not delightful little (or big) angels on the lead...but this time around we want to experience the great indoors! Sofa's, beds, air conditioning, heating, and most of all...HOOOOOMANS!!!!
We're both lovers, not fighters, and we just want someone to love us with all of their heart. We both love cuddles and can't wait to meet our new hoomans hopefully very soon!
One last thing, we're kinda at the stage where we enjoy the company of adult hoomans more than kiddies!
So, if you think two dogs are better than one, come on down to the Refuge at 30 Lemnos St, Shenton Park and bust out us lovely ladies!
Paws Truly,
June and Joy xo

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.

Drake

DOB - JUL 2015 | Male | Bull Arab X

Drake is happy, friendly Bull Arab after a home ready to welcome his big heart. He is most happy in the company of people and always seems to have a doggy smile on his face. Drake is a bit of a goofball and if you stir him up he will bound around you like a BIG puppy in play. He is good on lead (for his size) and would love a home where he can enjoy his daily walks, playtime with his new family and spend nights relaxing inside lapping up affection.Drake is best described as a big lovable teddy bear and will make an amazing, loyal family member in the right home.
MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Drake will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus lots of time spent with his family when they are home. He may suit full time workers once settled as long as he is left with lots to occupy his mind such as kongs & other puzzle toys. He did show some stress and chewing when left alone in his last home. Drake is a well-mannered boy, very affectionate but can be a little choosy with other dogs. He is not the 'dog park' type dog and should be given a few weeks to settle into his new home / bond with his owner/s before being introduced to new dogs.
MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Drake may be ok with children in the home as long as they are appropriate with him and give him space whilst he is settling into his new home.
MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Drake can be choosy with his doggy friends


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.




Bruce

DOB - NOV 2015 | Male | Mastiff X

Bruce is a big strong boy who is looking for a new home. He has travelled from Kalgoorlie to find new owners. He will bark at new people initially and but soon warms up and then wants plenty of attention. He has some training and would benefit from ongoing training so he can develop his manners and social skills. He needs to go to a child-free home and would benefit from experienced owners who can handle his size and energy levels. He is a lovely boy once he is comfortable with you and just needs some guidance to become a great pet dog.

ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS: Once settled in he would benefit from two 30-45 minute walks a day as well as plenty of enrichment and playtime so he can be mentally & physically stimulated.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Bruce is NOT suitable for children of any age. He does not feel comfortable around them at all.
MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: TBA


Jack and Betsie

DOB Jack - MAR 2015 | Male | American Bulldog X
DOB Betsie -NOV 2011 | Female | American Bulldog X

Hello creatures of the non-canine variety!
I'm Betsie and this is my pawtner for life, Jack (he's the one with the tan bits!)
I'm a 6-year-old female Bulldog X and Jack is a 3-year-old male American Bulldog X and we're looking for someone special to take both of us on, because Jack is a big ol' sook without me...I call him the old 'ball n' chain' hehehe.
In all seriousness though, I bloody love Jack. We were born for each other. He's the peanut to my butter, the sun to my shine and the fruit to my cake. We MUST find a home together, it's absolutely non-negotiable.
Some other things that are non-negotiable are:
Frequent and meaningful belly rubs
Daily walks - especially to help me lose a little weight...it's my new years resolution
A paddling pool because I'm a water baby!
and unconditional love, of course.
If you get the pawleasure of meeting us, you will see that our bond is like no other. Why have one dog when you can have two? Thats double the amount of love and happy times...woohoo!
Both myself and Jacky are polite with other dogs. I want to get in there an introduce myself, whereas Jack is polite but can sometimes be a little cautious to start off with. I think it's impawtant that we are regularly socialised so Jacky doesn't become a hermit.
Jacky is my strong, handsome doggy-friend and I put emphasis on 'strong' because he likes to take his hoomans on walks sometimes, so we'll need hoomans who can train us and who are strong enough to handle us on lead. Nothing a bit of obedience training can't fix though!
I'm not sure how we'd go with kids. I've never really had much to do with them. Maybe it would be best for us to be with older, bigger kids because of our size.
So, what do you think? Would you like to adopt us?
If so, please come to the Refuge at 30 Lemnos St, Shenton Park.
Adios moo-chucho's
Love, Betsie and Jack x


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.



 

Kai

 

DOB - DEC 2011 | Male | Mastiff X

Kai is an awesome big boy who needs a home where he can be given lots of love and attention.
He has a wonderful, gentle temperament and loves a good cuddle as well as relaxing time on walks or in a yard.
Kai would suit a home where he is part of the family and can keep his people company around the house as much as possible.
Kai has some quirks, which need to be managed - he can jump a fence and is not always well mannered when meeting new dogs on lead however he lived with two female dogs in his last home & enjoyed the company.
He is a big unit with a big personality and will make a great loyal companion for a loving home.

 

ADOPTION RECOMMENDATIONS: Kai will require approximately 1 hour of exercise per day.
Part time / stay at home workers- he is used to having company of other dogs when people are out but reported as a repeat escaper. Kai requires secure property with high fencing OR keep him inside / secure location when left.

SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Kai may be suited for younger children as long as they are taught to interact appropriately with him and know when to give him his space.
He is very gentle and sweet natured but is quite large and may knock over small kids if he gets too boisterous.

SUITABILITY TO DOGS AND CATS: Kai has lived with two other dogs in his previous home, and may benefit from being rehomed with another friendly dog. Kai, however can be quite reactive on lead and this will need to be managed.



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