Big Dogs

 

Gaston - Adopt Me!






Boston - Adopt Me!

Missy - Adopt Me!




Gaston

DOB - MAY 2014 | Male | German Shepherd

What a handsome young man! Gaston is a beautiful boy and loves to be with people. He can be a little unsure of new people and new things so a group training course will help with his socialisation. Ideally his new owners will have an interest in dog training or doggie sports, he has a busy mind and once he finds his confidence he could bore quickly, his new owners will need to keep his mind occupied with play time and daily exercise. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to an experienced and active family who want a dog they can take to training.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need at least a 60-90 minute walk daily plus games and enrichment at home.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: I need help with my socialisation with other dogs.

Boston 

DOB - DEC 2012 | Male | Great Dane X Bull Arab

Boston is a sweet and friendly boy who has lots of energy and love to give! Boston is a real smooch, he loves spending time inside the house and cuddling on the couch. Boston has spent some time in foster care where he has proven to be the perfect house guest and is very clean inside the house. He is a little unsure how to play with other dogs so a good group training course would be great for Boston and his new owners to get to know each other and continue his socialization. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to experienced owners and a quieter home where I will get lots of companionship. Bostons loves a long walk each day so new owners should be wanting a dog to take on daily outings. 

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy an hour of activity daily and plenty of enrichment.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog savvy teens over 16 years

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet 

Missy

DOB - DEC 2008 | Female | Am Bulldog

Missy is a gorgeous girl! She is very sweet and just loves being with people. She is a low maintenance dog who enjoys going for a walk and having a cuddle. Missy is a regular in our office and is very well behaved inside and toilet trained. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a  family who have lots of time to spend with me and will give me a comfy bed inside. Missy would be the perfect companion for someone who works from home as she is great company.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy an hour of activity each day.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet - I can be choosey with my canine friends.

Tyson - Adopt Me!



Star - Adopt Me!




Zena - Adopt Me!




Tyson

DOB - OCT 2005 | Male | Am Staffy Bull Terrier

Tyson is a lovely older boy who can be quite a lot of fun! He may be 9 years old but he defiantly does not act it, infact he loves nothing more than a long walk each day and romping around with his friend Zena. Tyson and Zena have plenty of love to offer and are just looking for the same in return. They will be great companions for a family looking for low maintenance dogs.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would love to go home with my friend Zena, but we can be rehomed separately. 

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love an hour of activity daily and plenty of enrichment.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Star 

DOB - JUL 2013 | Female | Bull Arab

Star is a very special girl, she is an absolute sweet heart and is just a BIG puppy! You couldn't find a more happier dog then Star, she loves to run and play with toys and say hello to everyone all at the same time!

MY IDEAL HOME: Ideally I would go to a quiet home where I won't be on a lot of slippery surfaces (tiles) as I have been diagnosed with a condition which affects my voluntary coordination of my muscle movements (I get off balance when over excited) 

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy 1.5 hours of activity daily and plenty of stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Zena

DOB - OCT 2008 | Female | Am Staffy Bull Terrier X Doberman

Zena is a lovely, mature girl who adores affection and is very eager to please. She is not an overly demanding dog, but she does love her daily exercise. Zena must be rehomed with her best buddy Tyson, both dogs are lovely natured and could live with full time workers as long as they get lots of companionship when the family are home. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would love to go home with my friend Tyson, but we can be rehomed separately.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus games and mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Blair - Adopt Me!





Zane - Adopt Me!




Pebble - Adopt Me!



Blair

DOB - NOV 2012 | Female | Great Dane 

Blair is a lovely girl, she enjoys being with people and loves a gentle massage. She is lacking a little in confidence but once she is familiar with you she really comes out of her shell. Blair has become more used to being touched and is very affectionate to the people she has got to know at the refuge, so she can only improve with the right owner!

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a calm and loving family who want a companion dog to spend time inside with them. New owners will need to take it slow with me and give me lots of time to settle in.  

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need a 45 minute walk daily plus games and mental enrichment at home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 13 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet 

Zane

DOB -  DEC 2012 | Male | Mastiff

Oh what a gorgeous boy Zane is! He is so big and strong but is just a softie on the inside. He is happy to do his own thing but does enjoy being around people getting lots of affection and cuddles. It wont take long for this big boof head to settle into his new home and his new family will just fall in love with him!

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to owners experienced with the breed and that are physically capable and confident in handling this big boy.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus toys and mental enrichment.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Pebbles

DOB - NOV 2007 | Male | Am Bull Terrier

Pebbles is a very sweet boy who has quite a soft nature. He can be a little shy of new people but warms to you very quickly and once comfortable he adores affection and attention. Pebbles is a lovely boy who has so much potential he just needs owners who are willing to point him in the right direction. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I need active owners who are willing to invest a little time into teaching me some house manners so I can spend time indoors with them. Ideally my new family would be part time workers as I love companionship  

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love 1.5 hours of activity daily and plenty of enrichment.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 13 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Onyx - Adopt Me!




Sid - Adopt Me!






Ivor - Adopt Me!










Onyx 

DOB - APR 2014 | Male | Rotti X Kelpie

Onyx is a very social and playful pup. He enjoys affection but also enjoys going of on his own to explore. A good puppy training course would be a great way to set Onyx on the right track. Onyx would be best suited to an active family and could live with kids that have a good sense of humor (in case they get knocked over!)

MY IDEAL HOME: I would suit a family who are wanting a puppy. New owners will need to commit to mandatory training due to my age.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I need an hour of activity a day with plenty of enrichment.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 8 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Sid

DOB - SEPT 2011 | Male | Kelpie X GSD

Sid is a gentle, sweet, loving & easy going boy who is a pleasure to be around. He has a real soft friendly nature and he is well mannered, as he just wants to know he is doing a good job. He is quite an intelligent boy as he picks up cues easily and really wants to please. Sid is a great fun-loving boy who will make a wonderful companion for that special family. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family who want an easy going non-demanding boy to join the family. I must be fully included as an active member of the family and be allowed inside with you when you are home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I need 1.5 hour of activity a day with plenty of companionship.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Ivor

DOB - DEC 2009 | Male | Rotti

Ivor is a loving, gentle giant. He does have basic manners and is quite polite. Ivor is a dog who doesn't rush to do things, is cautious with new things and has a curiouss nature. Ivor enjoys human interaction and although he gets excited he is polite and rarely jumps up. Ivor is a slow paced gentleman and takes most things in his stride.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to owners who have experience with the Rottweiler breed.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I would love to go for 2 x 45 minute to an hour walks on lead daily plus mental stimulation such as kongs.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children over 8 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending a meet.

Harley - Adopt Me!





Quincy - Adopt Me!




Romeo - Adopt Me!





 

Harley

DOB - MAY 2013 | Male | Am Staffy Bull Terrier

This boy is absolutely gorgeous! Very well behaved and loves a smooch! Harley is a social butterfly, he loves people, other dogs and could live with young kids pending a meet and greet. Harley is just full of life, when he gets a chance to run around he looks like the happiest boy in the world. He never stays away for too long though because his second favorite thing to do is get lots of cuddles!  

MY IDEAL HOME: I love human company so I need people who will include me as part of their family.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 40 minute walks daily plus games and mental stimulation especially when he is left alone.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 5 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Quincy

DOB - NOV 2012 | Male | Mixed

Quincy is a very sweet and gentle boy. He is very much a smooch as he adores attention and affection and will happily sit there to receive it. He has a lovely easy going friendly nature, but having other animals in the home is a course of stress for him. He loves bouncy play and loves his toys. Quincy is an adorable loving boy who will be a fun loving companion for life.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need experienced owners who want a sweet gentle loving boy to join the family. I must be allowed inside with you as I adore human company and may whine when owners are not home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 60 minutes of exercise a day and will also benefit from lots of enrichment and mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I am best suited to an adult only home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Romeo

DOB - DEC 2009 | Male | Am Staffy Bull Terrier

Romeo is an absolute spunk! He is extremely friendly and thinks everyone is his friend so watch out because he loves to jump up and say hello! Everything he does, he does with enthusiasm. He is lacking a little in self control, but with training he will make a wonderful companion. 

MY IDEAL HOME: Ideally my new family would be part time workers or have another dog as I love company. My new owners should have some experience owning large dogs and a sense of humour as I’m a bit of a doofus!

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need at least an hour of exercise daily plus games and enrichment at home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy teenagers over 16 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

 
Clyde - Adopt Me!

Bonnie - Adopt Me!

Yanna - Adopt Me!







Clyde

DOB - JUN 2011 | Male | Staghound

Clyde is a social and affectionate boy! He is a very playful boy and is the less energetic one than Bonnie and will approach you more for affection.  He does love to run but is also happy to play and hang with people. Clyde does lack basic manners but is a very smart boy who will learn quickly. Great boy who will need lots of guidance from his new owners.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family experienced with sight hounds. New owners must want energetic dogs who they can take out for lots of exercise.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy 1.5 hours of activity daily and plenty of enrichment.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet - I need to be rehomed with my doggy friend, Bonnie.

Bonnie

DOB - JUN 2011 | Male | Staghound

Bonnie is a hilarious doofus! She could be described as a clown and will have you laughing in no time. She is a very playful girl and is the more energetic one than Clyde. Her favourite thing to do is run! She may bore easily so must be kept occupied with mental enrichment when home alone and is not suited to small suburban properties unless new owners are committed to her exercise and training needs. Bonnie does lack basic manners but is a very smart girl who will learn quickly. Great girl who will need lots of guidance from her new owners.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family experienced with sight hounds. New owners must want energetic dogs who they can take out for lots of exercise.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy 1.5 hours of activity daily and plenty of enrichment.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Yanna

DOB - SEPT 2009 | Female | Mastiff

Yanna is a gorgeous girl, she is extremely sweet and soft natured. She can be a little uncertain in new environments but will settle in time and is easily won over by yummy treats! Yanna may look big and tough but she really is just a big marshmallow.

MY IDEAL HOME: Ideally my new family will be experienced dog owners who can give me the time to settle in and help to build my confidence. I love companionship so my new owner must make me apart of the family and allow me to sleep inside at night time.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with teenagers over 16 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet - I can be choosey with my doggy friends.

Hope - Adopt Me!




Jett - Adopt Me!


Zed - Adopt Me!




Hope

DOB - NOV 2011 | Female | Bull Terrier

Hope is a lovely fun girl! She still has lots of energy but once she gets her exercise she needs she does like to relax and get lots of attention. She would really benefit from a group training class to help bond with her new owners. Hope does have basic manners like sit, lie down & she gives the paw so she is smart and just wants people to guide her in the right direction. Once hope settles into her new home she really is going to make a wonderful family companion.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to an experienced owner used to my breed and strong dogs.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus games and mental stimulation to keep me occupied.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Jett

DOB - OCT 2008 | Male | Dalmation

This spotty boy is just so gorgeous it's not hard to fall in love with him! He may be 6 years old but he defiantly does not act it, infact he loves nothing more than splashing  in the water and chasing his toys. Jett may not look it but he is VERY strong! His new family must be physically strong enough to hold him.

MY IDEAL HOME: I should go to a family that are used to very very strong dogs.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 45 minute walks daily to burn some energy and drop some weight.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Zed

DOB - MAY 2013 | Male | ACD X Am Bulldog

Zed is a very interesting boy! He is full of energy and life and has lots of puppy love to share. He has not received much training yet and this will need to be a priority for his new family and incorporated into his daily routine. Zed will need lots of things to keep him busy if left alone during the day such as food dispensing toys and chew bones. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to active and experienced owners who have some experience with training. New owners must be committed to a group training course.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus lots of games and mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with teenagers over 16 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Queenie - Adopt Me!

Simon - Adopt Me!

Luka - Adopt Me!



Queenie

DOB - OCT 2009 | Female | Am Staffy Bull Terrier

Queenie is an absolute delight and a big softy! She loves people and is very polite in her greetings. Ideally Queenie's new family will be experienced with owning large breed dogs and physically strong enough to handle her. She's  very affectionate and craves human attention, so her new family need to prepare for lots of slobbery kisses!

MY IDEAL HOME: I must go to a family familiar with the breed. I am a very big girl so my new owners must be mindful not to over exercise me to prevent any issues with my joints when I am older.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love an hour of activity each day and plenty of stimulation and games at home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Simon

DOB - NOV 2011 | Male | Greyhound x

Simon is a wonderful boy with lots of love to share. He’s a fairly easy going dog who just wants a good home with lots of love. A training course would be a great way for Simon to bond with his new family and learn some new tricks. 

MY IDEAL HOME: Ideally my new family will have some experience with the Sighthound breed and understand that I could be a little more energetic than a typical Greyhound. I would love a family who allow me to spend time inside the house with them and take me for a long walk each day.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require  approx 2 x 45 minute walks daily to burn some energy. I will also need lots of games and mental enrichment to keep me occupied.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with teenagers over 16 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Luka

DOB - APR 2008 | Female | GSD

Luka is a beautiful girl, she has a quiet nature and when she settles into her new home her owners should see more of her personality. She doesn't need much just a loving home. Luka arrived to the shelter with her friend Wallace and they must be rehomed together. Sometimes Luka gets pushed aside by Wallace so her new family will need to ensure she gets just as much attention and love as he does! 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to moderately active owners who can accommodate me and my doggy friend, Wallace.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need a 45-60minute walk daily plus games and metal enrichment at home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Gatsby - Adopt Me!


Darcy - Adopt Me!


Rebel - Adopt Me!

Gatsby

DOB - NOV 2012 | Male | Am Staffy Bull Terrier

What a spunk! Gatsby may look tough but he is a real softie and loves a cuddle and smooch. He is happy to greet anyone and everyone but at times can get a little over excited so would benefit from some training. He already knows basic manners and can sit and stay on command and appears to be a fairly low maintenance dog. Staffy lovers with adore Gatsby.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a fun loving family who are experienced with the Am Staff breed.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus lots of companionship.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with teenagers over 16 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Darcy

DOB - JAN 2014 | Female | Staffy

Darcy is a lovely pup, she is very friendly and playful and full of joy. She can get a little over excited when saying hello so would benefit from attending a dog training class with her new family. Darcy loves to play with other dogs and would benefit from living with a male dog of similar size. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to an active family looking for a fun loving dog to join their lives. I will need lots of enrichment to keep me busy if left alone during the day

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus lots of companionship.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with teenagers over 13 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Rebel - Adopted

DOB - DEC 2011 | Male | GSD X Malamute

Rebel is a beautiful big boy! He must go to owners that are experienced and are willing to give him the guidance and training he needs. When he gets overexcited he can sometimes jump up and give a big bears hug. Rebel is an affectionate boy that does enjoy getting cuddles and being around people. Once he settles into his home he will be a wonderful family companion!

MY IDEAL HOME: I must go to owners experienced with the malamute breed and understand how stubborn they can be.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 45 minute walks daily although you must be mindful not to overexercise me during hot days due to my big coat.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with teenagers over 13 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Missy - Adopt Me!
Mist - Adopt Me!
 

Missy

DOB - JULY 2011  | Female | Irish Wolfhound x

Missy is a big energetic girl who is happy in your company, but still ok to spend time on her own.  Taking like a duck to water, she will love spending the day with you down at the beach!

MY IDEAL HOME: I am an energetic girl who would possibly suit full time workers; so long as they were dedicated to giving me regular exercise.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approximately 2 x 45 min and regular enrichment activities when at home.  I would benefit from group obedience training with my new family to help her learn some basic manners and as well as bond with my new owners.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with teenagers over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Mist

DOB - DEC 2011 | Female | German Shepherd

Mist a lovely girl who is happy to meet new people but is also happy in her own space. She may take time to really warm to new people and could be described as slightly aloof. She is generally very calm although may get bored if left for long periods of time. She is eager to please and will learn new behaviours very quickly. Great for a family experienced with the shepherd breed.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family experienced with the shepherd breed. New owners should have some training experience or be happy to take me to a group training course.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need at least a 45 minute walk daily plus games, enrichment and time with my family at home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with teenagers over 8 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

 
     
     

 

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