Bonded Pairs

Sometimes our dogs have already found their pawfect match of the canine kind when they come to us and we just can't bring ourselves to split them up - so instead, we search for a special kind of home who can accommodate two beautiful dogs, instead of one. By adopting a bonded pair, you'll be rescuing two souls instead of one and your dogs will already have a companion to keep them company when their human family isn't around.

The term “bonded pair” indicates a duo of dogs that, for whatever reason, are strongly attached and need to be adopted into the same home together.

Bonded Pairs currently at the Refuge

Marley and Roxy

DOB Marley - OCT 2010 | Male | Small Mixed Breed
DOB Roxy - APR 2011 | Female | Chihuahua X

Hello! I'm Roxy, and this is my bestie for life, Marley.
Marley is a 6-year-old male Small Mixed Breed, and I'm a 6-year-old female Chihuahua X.
I'm a princess and Marley is a pri.......well, Marley is a bit of a goof, to be honest with you, but that's why I love him. We're both super affectionate and love to jump up on your lap for cuddles.
We must be inside as this is what we are used to and it's where we are the happiest. Cosying up to our humans is the best feeling in the world.
So, Marley is quite a confident lad, who waltzes around with his tail wagging and his nose up in the air, taking in all the scents around him. As much as he doesn't want to admit it, he would be a fabulous candidate for group training...he's quite a smart boy, but lacks socialisation skills, so I think this would help him. Me, on the other hand, I'm a social butterfly and like to befriend any sized dogs.
We're both quite lively and love our walks together. I love to investigate the world around me, and Marley likes to just wander around aimlessly, enjoying life.
We do ask that we're not homed with children though, older teens would be better - this is because Marley isn't a huge fan of younger kids. I'm not that fond of them either...sorry!
If you like the sound of us, please ask to see us outside of Kennel in one of Dogs' Refuge Home's lovely yards. Marley is a bit of a nutter in kennel, but is wonderfully well-behaved outside of kennel.
We hope to see you soon.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Marley will require 2x 30 minute walks and Roxy will require 1x 30 minute walk. Marley and Roxy will need to be indoor dogs and will need to be left with enrichment toys to keep their minds occupied if being left alone for longer periods of time.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older dog-savvy teens only

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Best suited to being the only dogs in the house.



Sox and Bonnie (Bonded Pair) - In Foster

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




Evan and Eden - Bonded Pair

DOB Evan - OCT 2009 | Male | German Shepherd X
DOB Eden - APR 2016 | Female | German Shepherd X

Evan and Eden are a spunky pair of German Shepard's who are eager to find a loving home together. They require experienced dog owners who can put lots of time into both of them and help perfect their manners. Evan is very friendly towards people and is ok with other canines once properly introduced.
He will need a semi-active home but more so one where he can keep his mind occupied often with games and enrichment toys.
Evan is sure to form a strong bond with his new family once settled into a loving home.
*Evan needs a home big enough to fit both Him & Eden*

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Evan and Eden will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. They 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.
Evan & Eden may cope with full time workers once settled into their new home together.
Evan is very strong on lead and needs to be walked on a balance harness. Both Evan and Eden must attend group obedience classes

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Best suited to older teens in the home due to their size and Evan's jumpiness.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Evan is able to meet other polite and friendly dogs as long as he is given a slow introduction. Eden is not sure about other dogs and can become reactive - she will need experienced owners to help her improve.


August and Endel

DOB August - JUL 2014 | Male | Kelpie X
DOB Endel - JUL 2014 | Male | Kelpie X

Hiya, we are August and Endel, and we're looking for a new home.
I'm August (the black dog) and my brother is Endel.
What's so great about two dogs you say? well, you can hug two dogs at once (see picture attached) and hugging a dog relieves stress and puts a huge smile on our face and yours!
We'd suit most homes because we're both happy-go-lucky kinda guys. We're friendly towards other dogs, people and younger children...we really are a catch, if we do say so ourselves!
Being Kelpies, we love our exercise, so we'd love to find a home big enough for both of us so we can run around and have fun out the backyard, but don't forget that we also need walkies too, please!
We may be okay with full-time workers, but please stay with us while we settle in.
We follow each other everywhere, even when we're in the yard playing, Endel and I are best mates and really enjoy each others company, so this is why we have to be re-homed together. We'd also love to share our special bond with the right humans.
If you think we could be part of your family, please come and meet us at 30 Lemnos St, Shenton Park. We'll be waiting for you :-)

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: August and Endel will need 1 hour of exercise daily + mental enrichment. They would be best suited to part-time workers, but may be ok with full-time workers if they are given enough time to settle in first.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: August and Endel will suit children of most ages

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: August and Endel only need each other.