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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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.


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.


Carmen

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 - ADOPTED

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.

 









 





 

Kuda - In Foster

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: No other dogs.

Skye

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.



 

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.

George - ADOPTED!

DOB - JAN 2011 | Male | Staffy X

He isn't nicknamed Gorgeous Georgeous for nothing! George loves all of his foster family which he has been with for over a month but the time has come for him to find his furever home. Once he gets to know you he is very friendly, loving and loyal. Loves playing games with people and his toys. George has a huge heart, is very cute and likes to be near you. He can be strong on lead when he gets excited and would benefit from some form of training to perfect his skills. George is lovely and will make an amazing addition once settled into his furever home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: George will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. May suit fulltime workers as long as he can have access to indoors.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: George may be okay with children. He is strong, so this will be pending a meet and greet.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: George may be okay with other dogs that are friendly.

 


Radley

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.




Timbo - ADOPTED

DOB - MAY 2015 | Male | Rottweiler X

Hey, Timbo's the name! I am a big boy who is keen for active owners to take me on and make me as a member of the family. I have already had some training but do not think that means my new owners wont have to do any with me because I am super smart and always ready to learn. I love a good cuddle so my owners must not mind a bit of hair inside the house as I need a family who will give me scratches every day. It may take time for new to get used to my new surroundings but I will do my best to try be an awesome family member if you are willing to give me a chance.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Timbo will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. He is quite a big boy who does pull on lead however normally once he feels the lead tightening he relaxes. Timbo does shed a bit of hair, but absolutely loves being brushed! He's best suited to part-time workers and can jump quite high, so as a precaution he will need a secure yard with high fencing

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Timbo is suited to dog-savvy kids

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Timbo appears to be dog social. He will need slow meet and greets to ensure he is comfortable.

 


Gypsy - In Foster

DOB - MAY 2005 | Female | Kelpie X

Gypsy is a lovely older lady who is very keen to find and settle into her furever home! She a much loved dog by everyone she meets. Gypsy is super friendly with all people and just wants to sit next to you enthusiastically lapping up all the affection she can get. Gypsy is good with other dogs but does prefer calmer, well mannered dogs who do not jump all over her.
She is an absolute sweetheart and will make an amazing companion in the right home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Gypsy will only require a short gentle walk daily, ensuring not to over-walk her due to her age and her arthritis. Gypsy is well mannered, has good obedience, walks well on lead and is a very happy, affectionate girl.
Is ok with most dogs as long as they are well mannered with her. Gypsy can be needy and likes to know that you are there with her. It is essential that her new home is a very a very quiet environment as she does not handle too many people. She loves one on one company and can settle well, however, if there are even 3 or 4 people around this is too much for her.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not suited to children

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Gypsy tolerates other quiet, calm dogs, but she will need to be the only dog in the house.

Kane

DOB - JAN 2014 | Male | Rottweiler X

Kane is a very intelligent boy who needs a home with owner/s who can put lots of time into him.
He does not enjoy kennel life at all and the stress of the kennels is not something he is coping well with. Once he knows you he is very playful, friendly and is likely to form a strong bond.
Kane will require lots of activity both physical and mental.
Once settled into the home we are sure Kane will be a very loving, well mannered member of the home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Kane will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily. He is a typical Rottweiler that will bark and growl at people who just stare at him, especially through his kennel however once he knows you he comes around and is very affectionate.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older dog-savvy teens only

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Not suited to other dogs.

 

 












Sheenagh

DOB - MAR 2011 | Female | Staffy X

Hey! my name is Sheenagh. I am hoping the luck of the Irish will get me a home this weekend so I do not have to hang out in these kennels. I am a lots of craic and know that my new family will love and adore me once they meet me. I have some manners but will need some training as I am a bit of a silly lass when I am excited. I am hoping that my next home will be my last so please be sure to be sure before you enquire about adding me to your clann.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Sheenagh will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. She may suit full time workers however ideally she should be gradually left for longer after she has settled into her new home. She should be provided with lots of mental enrichment such as kongs, treat dispensing toys and lots of chew toys. She has basic manners and is really food focused so she's eager to learn.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Sheenagh may be suitable for dog-savvy kids

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Sheenagh is not sure of other dogs and needs work in that department. She should be the only dog in the home.



Rocky - ADOPTED

DOB - MAY 2013 | Male | Bull Arab X Bull Mastiff

Rocky is a big, gentle giant looking for a relaxing home he can become apart of.
He is not enjoying his time at the refuge and is very stressed however he is a very affectionate boy and just wants to please his people.
Rocky has good basic manners, loves affection but can be a bit strong when walking so will need owners physically capable of handling him.
He will need a home where he can be inside as part of the family as much as possible and form an unbreakable bond with his new owner/s.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Rocky will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily, he is overweight currently and new owners must be consistent with his diet and exercise to bring him back to a healthy weight.
Rocky may suit full time workers but should be given time to settle into his new home before being left for long periods. He will need mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs to keep his mind occupied when left alone so he can settle easier.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Rocky may be suitable for older children in the home preferably teens. He is very strong but is a gentle giant with people.
Rocky will be best for older children so the home is relatively quiet and relaxed for him.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Rocky was quite stressed when meeting other dogs at the refuge. He should be okay to be introduced to other calm and friendly dogs once he has had time to settle into his new home.


Scooby

DOB - MAR 2012 | Male | Purebred American Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Hey my name is Scooby (aka Scoobz)! I am a big boof head that is obsessed with human affection. My dream home is one where I am permitted on the sofa and I can lie across your lap getting belly rubs however I will also accept a nice bed on the floor chilling out beside you. I can pull quite a bit on lead so I should be walked on a harness but I do settle after a few minutes and I will only improve once I am in a routine. I have basic manners but I will need some guidance in my new home when settling in as I can get a little excited and do zoomies. I have never been in kennels before and I am not enjoying it so please do not be offended if I meet you in the yard and sniff a tree instead, trust me when I am in the home I cannot get enough of humans and I will give you all the cuddles you want!

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Scooby will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation, he will need sturdy toys and loves being fed from an extreme Kong. He must be included as a member of the family and permitted inside when his owners are home, he has previously lived with full time workers however ideally he will be with people at the beginning and gradually left for longer to prevent him from becoming stressed.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older dog-savvy kids

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Scooby appears to be dog social. He greeted our dogs with a smile and a wagging tail. He will need to be monitored around other dogs to make sure he doesn't become too excitable.