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.












Mikey - In Foster

DOB - APRIL 2011 | Male | Mastiff x

Mikey is a beautiful boy who is looking for his forever home. He LOVES people and hanging out with his humans. He is a very loyal loving boy who loves his cuddles and scratches and cuddling up in the cold weather. He just needs people who understand him and can give him the companionship that he needs.

Please note Mikey has been with us for several months and his behaviour monitored in foster and while working with trainers:

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). A suburb that has a smaller population or is rural or semi-rural with lots of bush access around which means he is more likely to stay calm. He loves people and generally wants to be where you are all the time so the environment will help him not be as clingy. With this in mind he could cope with part time workers as long as his physical needs are met (2 30 min walks a day) and mental enrichment needs through kongs and puzzle toys. Retired active people would also be ideal as long as they are strong enough to hold him as he is a strong boy.

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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 this can be discussed.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Seeking home as only animal only.

Angus - In Foster

DOB - SEPT 2014 | Male | American Staffy X

Angus is a handsome young boy and like a big puppy he is still learning some manners. He has had a rough start to life and would love to find a family that keeps him safe. He is very intelligent and quick to learn. Angus enjoys playing fetch and tug and would require at least 2 x 30 minute sessions of moderate exercise and daily enrichment activities, Kongs and chew toys etc. Angus can be mouthy and jumpy so will need someone to be firm but fair and continue his training and build his confidence. He is well behaved when he has calmed down and is easily redirected if he gets over-excited. He would suit an only dog home and be suitable with teenage children and full- or part-time workers, as he doesn't mind being left alone and is happy and excited when you return. 

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children 13+.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Mia - In Foster

DOB - AUG 2014 | Female | Staffy Cross

Hey I am Mia, I am lucky enough to be on foster instead of being in a kennel but you can still enquire about me! I do like dogs however I would prefer not to be re-homed with one so I can have all the attention for myself. Be aware I do have allergies, so my new family will need to keep me on a strict diet but trust me that is nothing compared to the love and affection I will show you. New people can scare me a bit so I like to approach them in my own time and once I am comfortable then I will give them kisses too. I would love a home that would have me inside and spoil me but also a family that are active and can take me out every day. Will I fit into your home?

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Mia will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily but should only be walked in quiet areas until she forms a bond with her new owner.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Mia may suit a home with children 8yrs+ as she is very timid at the moment.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Appears to be dog social outside the home. Cannot be re-home with another dog.













Shelby

DOB - DEC 2009 | Female | Shar Pei x Terrier

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

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

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

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

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

Harry - In Foster

DOB - JAN 2015 | Male | Staffy x Shar Pei

Hey there, I am Harry. I am very weary and cautious of new things and noises. I don`t trust everyone immediately so you will have to be patient with me and please let me come to you. When I feel more confident I will show you my affection by putting my paws on your lap so I can accept cuddles. I am not loving being here in the kennel and would much rather a home of my own where I can come out of my shell. I can guarantee you that I will be my new owner's best friend in time and will follow you wherever you go. Can you please give me a chance?

Part time workers only so he has someone with him when settling in, he should be provided with mental enrichment such as kongs and treat dispensing toys.
MY ENERGY LEVEL: Harry will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily however should not be walked until he settles into his home. He is very fearful and will need to bond with his owner before he is taken out.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older kids only who are dog savvy and can give harry the space he needs or ideally an adult only home.

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

Jade - In Foster

DOB - FEB 2009 | Female | Boxer x Staffy

Jade is, loving, funny and easy dog. She is terrific with children and just loves being with people. Jade is wonderful in the home and very well mannered. Jade would prefer to be the only dog in the house but has come a long way with her socialisation training with other dogs and will benefit from this being continued.

Jade needs very experienced dog owners. She should go to owners who give her lots of time to settle into her new home and allow her to be part of the family activities inside and outside of the house. Part time workers or a stay at home parent is best suited as she went through quite a difficult stage when we initially got her and she didn`t cope very well on her own, after much rehabilitation it is hard to believe she is the same girl, she will need to be gradually left for longer in her new home as it is going to be another big change for her.

Jade does not like thunder or other loud/ unusual noises (ie fireworks etc) and will need to be kept safe and secure when there are storms around.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Jade will need a min. 45 mins walking daily. She should also be provided with plenty of enrichment such as toys and kongs.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Jade appears to lack confidence with other dogs. She can be reactive towards them if she feels threatened in any way. Needs ongoing training to build her confidence.







Omen - In Foster

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

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

Recommended for stay at home owner or part time workers.

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

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

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

Lexy - Adoption Pending

DOB - OCT 2015 | Female | Bull Arab x Kelpie

Lexy is an awesome, enthusiastic young Bull Arab mix who just wants to be everyone's friend. She is an excitable girl ready to run, play and join her new family on lots of activities & adventures. Lexy is super smart, food motivated & will need a commitment to further training and doggy socialisation. She is sure to grow into & wonderful, loving family member in the right home where she can keep active.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Lexi will require approximately 1.5hrs of exercise daily. She will need mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, lots of different chew toys & training games especially if she is to go to full time workers.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: May be suitable for children aged 10yrs+. She can be jumpy & very excitable however is extremely friendly.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Appears to be dog social. Will need further socialisation and training.

Prince

DOB - JULY 2012 | Male | Staffy X Large Breed

Prince is a big, lovable boy who has come from Broome and is eager to find his furever home. He is well mannered, has some good obedience skills & enjoys making new friends both human & canine. Prince will suit an active lifestyle where he can get out for a daily romp & enjoy lots of playtime with his family. He is very polite, affectionate & will make an amazing addition to a home where he can give lots of companionship to his family inside the home.

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MY ENERGY LEVEL: Prince will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus mental enrichment such as kongs, chew toys, balls & games especially if he is to be left alone with fulltime workers.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: May suit a home with children he is very gentle and affectionate.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Dog social pending meeting.




 


 

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

DOB - JUNE 2011 | Male | Large Mixed Breed

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

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

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

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

Zeus

DOB - OCT 2010 | Male | Staffordshire Bull Terrier X

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

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

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

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

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

 
 

Roo

DOB - OCT 2014 | Female | Large Mixed Breed (possible Staghound x)

Hey I am Roo! I was surrendered because I was naughty and do not like chickens, I need a home with a nice big yard that I can hang out in during the day, without furry animals. I love you humans and I am quite affectionate, I keep being told not to jump up and give you cuddles! I do not see the problem, I am just showing you that I love you! I am smart and if you have a treat ready then I am willing to learn, be warned I am strong so only someone who can handle my beautiful strong build should apply. Why not enquire about me and see if I am a good fit for you?

MY ENERGY LEVEL Roo will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily bearing in mind that big dogs can struggle with their legs when they older so it is important not to over exercise her.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Due to her size and excitability, Roo is recommended for homes with older, dog savvy kids. She is friendly, but weighs in at 49kg!

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Dog social - wants to be play. Need to be wary of her size with smaller dogs. She cannot be re-home with cats or small animals in the home.

Lucy

DOB - SEPT 2011 | Female | Large Mixed Breed (possible Staghound x)

Hey my name is Lucy. I am a sweet gentle girl and I have been moved around from home to home and I need this one to be my last. I know I am a big but I need to be an inside dog, I do not cope with just being left on my own in a yard and I will do my best to escape. I meet a lot of new people so sometimes I will sniff trees instead of saying hello but once I know you then I do love you dearly. I have a gentle nature and am quite easy going but do not be fooled because I still have my excited times where I will run around all excited. You should enquire about me because I know you are going to love me!

MY ENERGY LEVEL Lucy will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily bearing in mind that she will need shorter walks during the summer due to her big coat.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Has been around kids without any issues. Older ones that will be gentle with her are best suited.

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

 

Buddy

DOB - OCT 2014 | Male | Bull Arab X

Hey I am Buddy, I am a big softie and I need a home where I will be spoiled like a Chihuahua, I sometimes think I am one and will try get on your lap for cuddles, apparently I am too big for that? I am very nervous guy and will need someone that can help me build up my confidence. When I am unsure I will bark at people but once I realise you are friendly then I am your best friend. When I know you I am playful and very fun to be around, I chase toys and do my best to bring them back to you. I know I am a big boy but please ask about me because I am worth it!

Buddy will need to be rehomed with someone who works no more than part time hours and will have patience with him.

MY ENERGY LEVEL Buddy will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Has been around kids but is best suited to older kids only because he is very nervous and wont manage with boisterous children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Untested - TBC.

   

Rex

DOB - FEB 2016 | Male | Staffy X

Rex is a handsome young boy who needs a home with experienced owner/s who can guide & train him. He has been quite stressed since being at the refuge and may take time to settle into his new home however, he loves keeping you company once he feels comfortable with you and is very eager to learn new things.

Rex is young and has a lot of puppy enthusiasm, will suit an active household where he can experience new things with the guidance of his people. He may take time to warm up & settle into his new home but with the right people he is sure to make a loving companion.

MY ENERGY LEVEL Rex 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, balls to play with and training games to keep his mind occupied especially during his settling period.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Rex may suitable for dog savvy teens only. He has lived with a young child so is familiar however, he can be very full on, jumpy, mouthy (especially when stressed) so would not be suitable for younger children at this stage.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Rex has lived with another dog his whole life but was not socialised with many others. He is quite fearful and he manages that by reacting to some dogs.