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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DOB - APRIL 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 for the Home 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: Approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus enrichment toys.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Because of his current anxiety and strength we feel there should be no children however he has lived with kids on foster so we would consider older children if the overall home environment is suited.


Charlie - In Foster

DOB - MAR 2015 | Male | Bull Arab X

Charlie is a lovely big boy looking for a home he can settle into and receive lots of tlc. He is a bit of a stress head, may take time to settle into his new home so will suit owner/s who are home with him most of the time and can provide him with lots to occupy his mind. Charlie will suit experienced owners who can guide him with a bit of training while keeping him active and busy every day. He is super smart, has lived with another dog in the past and will make an extremely loyal companion in the right home environment.

Charlie came in with really bad skin and will need lots of TLC and a relaxed environment as he fully recovers.

MY ENERGY LEVEL Charlie will require approximately 2 x 45 minute walks daily. He will need lots of mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, toys to chew on and play with, as well as training games with his family. He will need people at home with him most of the time / part time especially while he settles into his new home and relaxes.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Charlie is currently undergoing training as he has become quite reactive in his time here.

Ruby & Diesel

DOB Ruby - MAY 2008 | Female | Rottweiler X
DOB Diesel - JUN 2012 | Male | Rottweiler X Lab

Hi, my name is Ruby, I'm the girl that
is lying down relaxing in the photo,
and Diesel is the boy who is standing
up. Diesel is obsessed with me and
does not like being alone, so we must
be rehomed together, we have also been together our whole lives.

Diesel is quite a shy guy and he does take a long time to come around to strangers, so please do not be offended when you meet him and he ignores you, he will be your friend, you just need to earn it.
Me on the other paw, I am happy to be
friends with anyone I meet, If I
think you will cuddle me, then I will
come and say hello! Please do not judge us if you are standing outside our
kennel and we bark at you, we are
Rottweilers and that is what we do!

MY ENERGY LEVEL Ruby and Diesel will require 2x 30 minute walks daily,
but please be mindful of Ruby as
she can easily overheat on hot days,
so her walks will need to be split
up into shorter walks.

children. Diesel is too uncomfortable around kids.

Ruby and Diesel are best suited
as the only dogs in the household.

Buddy - In Foster

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.

Buster - ADOPTED

DOB - AUG 2013 | Male | Staffy X Ridgeback

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

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

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

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


DOB - DEC 2006 | Female | Bull Mastiff X

Carmen is an older girl but super friendly, happy and affectionate towards everybody she meets.
She would best suit a home where she can be given lots of companionship daily while enjoying calm walks with her people.
Carmen is very relaxed, will enjoy soaking up the sun in a nice yard as well as relaxing inside the home with her new family.
She has a lot of love to give and deserves a loving, relaxing home to retire in.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: 30-40 minute walk daily

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: May be okay with children over 5

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Not suitable for dogs or cats.



Kiki - In Foster

DOB - APR 2014 | Female | Staffy

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

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

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

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

Gnome - In Foster

DOB - JUNE 2011 | Male | Large Mixed Breed

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

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

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

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

Rayner - In Foster

DOB - SEPT 2006 | Female | American Bulldog x Staffy

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

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

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older children only.

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




DOB - OCT 2008 | Male | Staffy X Bull Mastiff

Hey my name is Kuda. I am an older gentleman and once you meet me you cannot help but fall in love. I am an easy going guy and I am simply looking for a relaxed home where I can retire, I just need someone who will love me, care for me and can take me out every day for a nice stroll. I am happiest just hanging out with humans getting some scratches and I will be the perfect house buddy, once you do not mind a little bit of slobber. If you feel you have a place in your home of a gentle giant then please enquire about me

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Kuda will require approx. a 30 minute walk daily and because he is older he should be walked at the cooler times to ensure he does not overheat in warm weather.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog-savvy older kids.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: May be okay with other friendly dogs.

Sox & Bonnie (Bonded Pair)

Sox DOB - DEC 2006 | Female | Rhodesian Ridgeback X

Bonnie DOB - JUN 2015 | Female | Rhodesian Ridgeback X Mastiff

Hey I am Sox and this is my gorgeous daughter Bonnie. We are looking for a family that would be willing to adopt the 2 of us as Bonnie stresses when I am not around, she is like my shadow. We have some medical requirements, however we are generally easygoing dogs and will be a treat to have in your home. I am quite a confident lady and I will approach anyone new to say hello, sadly I cannot say the same for my daughter as she is very nervous and will avoid people where she can. She will come around once we have people who will commit to us and care for us but we just need to be given that chance. If you feel you can offer us a home then please enquire today!

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Bonnie will need 2x 30 minute walks daily and Sox will need 1x 30 minute walks daily

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older dog-savvy kids




DOB - MAR 2016 | Female | Heeler X Bull Arab

Skye is a big, playful girl searching for home with committed owners who can guide her.
She acts like a big puppy and can have trouble controlling her excitement at times although she is smart and eager to learn. Skye is an energetic girl and must go to an active family who can provide her daily physical & mental requirements. She is very playful and absolutely LOVES a game of tug of war! I'm certain with dedicated owners who can put the time into her she will become a loving, loyal and entertaining member of the household.

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.
Skye must attend group obedience classes to assist with her doggy manners.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Skye may be suited best to dog savvy teens.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: May be okay with other friendly dogs.



DOB - FEB 2015 | Male | Rottweiler X

Floyd is a big, playful Rotti, eager to find a loving home to call his own.
He is a gentle giant, loves meeting new people who he can romp around with in play and he loves chasing after his toys. Floyd will suit a home with someone familiar or willing to learn about the Rottweiler breed as they can have a few specifics. He is very smart, well mannered, knows some basic obedience and walks well on the lead. Floyd is sure to make a super loyal family member given the right home environment.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Floyd will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. He may suit full time workers as long as he spends lots of time inside and playing with his family when they are home. Floyd is very playful with his toys, walks well on lead and knows some basic obedience.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Floyd may be suitable for children in the home pending meet. He is gentle and friendly however caution around small children due to his size / breed.


Sonja - In Foster

DOB - DEC 2008 | Female | Rottweiler X

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

MY ENERGY LEVEL: 2x 30 minute walks daily

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

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


DOB - DEC 2014 | Male | Bull Arab X Irish Wolfhound

Hey! My name is Boof and I am an over grown puppy. I am super playful and fun so my home must have humans who will entertain me every day by playing tug with me, you will probably lose though because I am pretty strong. I have manners but not a lot so my new owners will need to have time to train me also, I will work for some of those yummy treats but be warned that I do get distracted pretty easily. I know I am a bit large but my awesome personality will make you love me and not care that I am a mini horse. If you have space in your home and want a really awesome dog then do not look any further!

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Boof will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily and it is important he is not over exercised as large dogs can have issues with their legs when older.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog-savvy older kids.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Good with other friendly dogs.

Radley - In Foster

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

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

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog-savvy teens only

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


DOB - FEB 2016 | Male | Staffy X Bull Mastiff

Hey my name is Fletch. I am a young and very energetic guy who is looking for a family that are active and able to keep up with me and my exercise requirements. I must admit I have had little training in the past so I am lacking manners and my new family will need to do ongoing training with me so I can learn to behave like a gentleman. Although I am jumpy and silly I am super playful and I promise to keep my new family entertained every day. After I have burned off my energy I do relax so I just need a home where I can do that. Do you think you are up for the Fletch challenge?

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Fletch will require approx. 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. He is quite a boisterous boy that is lacking manners and will need an owner who can manage this and do ongoing training with him. He is quite jumpy especially when over excited

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older dog-savvy kids only

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Fletch may be okay with other dogs with similar temperaments. Fletch's new owners will need to choose his friends wisely as he is not afraid to stand up for himself if it's necessary.


DOB - AUG 2013 | Male | Mastiff X

Champ is a beautiful boy who when came in was completely shut down. He took a couple of days to come round and we are now seeing progress. He has come out of his shell quickly which he will do again in the right home. He is a lovely boy who will blossom given the right environment. No pressure for this boy. Chilled home only

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Champ needs people who will allow him time to settle which includes giving him his own space. He comes round quickly however he is wary at first and needs to feel safe and secure before he interacts. Because of this, we think it's best he goes to a house without children, as he needs complete peace and quiet.
He will need 2x 45minute walks a day and mental enrichment in the form of kongs and puzzle toys. I feel he would cope ok with full time workers as long as his needs are met.


MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Champ appears to be friendly with other calm dogs.


DOB - AUG 2016 | Male | Rottweiler X

Hey my name is Vance. I am your typical young pup that has had no training or guidance in the past, the only difference is I am quite big and I still have more growing to do. I love all humans and I currently say hello by jumping up at you or if you are sitting down then I will climb on you, I do not agree with giving humans personal space. I can be timid at times and I will cower if you shout at me so I would like a home that will do lots of training with me and give me lots of yummy treats. I am going to be a bit of work but I promise you that I will be worth it!

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Vance will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. He is best suited to part time workers as he will need someone with him at the beginning while he is settling in so he can be gradually left for longer. Due to his age it is mandatory that he receives training, a group training class may be too much for him at this stage as he may react to the other dogs.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog-savvy older kids only.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Vance is suited to being the only dog in the household. He may be able to tolerate other friendly dogs with guidance and training, in the future.


DOB - OCT 2015 | Male | Mastiff X

Sonny the Gentle Giant!
This big, beautiful boy is keen to find a loving home where he can be part of the furniture.
He loves spending time with people and had a Cat friend in his previous home too!
Sonny is very gentle, friendly and well mannered. He would love a home where he can go for daily strolls to the park as well as spending lots of time inside the home relaxing with his new family.
Sonny is dog social and by reports from the previous owners "loves making new doggy friends".
He is sure to settle into his new home and be a super loving companion.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Sonny will require approximately 30-45 minutes of exercise daily. He may suit full time workers once he has settled into his new home and spending lots of time inside the home with his new family when they are home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Sonny may be suitable for children of most ages. He has been around kids previously with no issues and is a gentle giant.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Sonny has lived with a cat previously and was very gentle. He is also quite friendly with other dogs too!


DOB - DEC 2016 | Female | Bull Arab X Kelpie

Hey I am Flora. I am a young energetic girl and I am searching for my forever home. I love people so much that some times I wee a little because I get so excited. I will be quite active when I am older so please only consider adopting me if you are an active person and are looking for a dog you can do ongoing training with.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Flora would ideally go to a fun loving family who want a playful and loving girl. New owners must be committed to ongoing training and socialisation. Part time workers are fine as long as she is given the training, socialisation and human contact she needs when owners are home. She may cope with full time workers when she is older but must have lots of toys and enrichment to ensure she is kept occupied.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Young children should be fine as long as parents are aware that puppies are demanding for time and require lots of training. Parents must ensure kids are gentle with the puppy.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Flora is dog social. She is a typical little puppy who needs ongoing controlled socialisation with not just other puppies and well-mannered adult dogs. Puppy classes are therefore mandatory.