Long-Termers

Here are our dogs who have been at the Dogs' Refuge Home for 6 months and over. They are every bit as adoptable as our other dogs that you see in our kennels. Please don't forget about them, they deserve their 2nd Chance at Life as much as any other dog! Dogs marked 'In Foster' are available for adoption.

Chevy - Adopt me!





















Chevy 

DOB - AUG 2012 | Male | Staffy x Mastiff

Chevy is a favorite of the vollies. He is an absolute smooch with such character.He is looking for an active home to call his own with people willing to put the time and effort into him and make him a part of the family. He loves exploring new places and will follow his nose everywhere! Once he has smelt all there is to he becomes very snuggly and loving. With a bit of commitment Chevy will make a great addition to any home. Time and patience training this boy is the key.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx. 1 x 30 minute walk daily.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Not good with other dogs.

Harry - In Foster

DOB - AUG 2010 | Male | Kelpie x Heeler

Harry is quite fearful and not has not had the easiest start in life. He is looking for experienced owners that will allow him adjust to new surroundings in his own time and make him feel at ease. It would be best he goes to a calm family with older children so his new home will make him feel nice and safe. When Harry trusts you he is a beautiful affectionate boy who will just relax beside you loving all the attention he is getting. When his fear takes over he does tend to bark, but he is easily distracted or will calm when brought inside the home. This boy is one that truly deserves the next home to be his last. Harry may suit owners that work only part time hours so they are there to help him during the settling in period.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I would suit children 10+. 

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet. Harry can be choosy about his dog friends.

Mikey - ADOPTED

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.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: No will need to be only animal in home.










Qwark - In Foster

DOB - JULY 2006 | Male | Kelpie x Staffy

Good day people, my name is Qwark. They say I am an older gentleman but I am not feeling the years at all, honestly I can keep up with any of those young dogs! I must admit I have an addiction to tennis balls, I cannot get enough and I will hound you to throw one for me if it is around. I am also a tennis ball detector and if there is one in a yard then I will find it! My dream home would be one where I am inside with you but also have my very own yard full of tennis balls to play in during the day. Could you provide me with that?

Part time workers or someone who is retired is best suited for him as he will need company in his new home at the beginning or he may stress.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Qwark will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily which will need to be adjusted as he gets older.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not recommended - ideal home is adults 16+ as due to age may not tolerate young children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy with dog friends. Recommended as only do due to age.


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.

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.












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.