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.

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Chevy - In Foster

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 - 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.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Will require

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: Currently choosy with other dogs and has been stressed by many months now spent in the kennels. Is receiving training. Will need a confident and competent handler and someone willing to commitment to his training needs.






Brandon - In foster

DOB - May 2013 | Male | Staffy x

Brandon is a timid guy who appears to have had a pretty rough start to life. He is unsure of new people at first but once he trusts you he just wants lots of cuddles and affection. Brandon will need a home with owner/s who are around most of the time to help his confidence and to form a strong bond with him. He has received a good foster report which mentions him loving & happy towards children & good with other dogs he meets at the park. In time and with lots of love Brandon is sure to steal your heart a make a wonderful addition in the right home.

Brandon is a fearful dog, he takes a few days to warm to new people, will need slow, calm introductions with visitors and strangers when out and about. Brandon will need training to help his confidence, lots of encouragement and a gentle hand.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Brandon will require approximately 2 x 30 minute walks per day which is what he is used to in his foster home.

He will need stay at home or part time workers, takes a while to feel comfortable with new people & new environments.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Brandon is reportedly good with children, eager to interact and play when he sees them.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Brandon is reportedly good with most dogs he meets however is not overly tolerant of smaller dogs. Slow, calm introductions on lead recommended.


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.

Chuck

DOB - JUNE 2013 | Male | Staffy x

Hey I am Chuck and I am looking now ready to look for my forever home. I have been at the refuge for a while now as I am undergoing training and I will need an owner that can continue this training with me. I do not like other dogs so I am not a doggie park kinda guy, I would much rather live in a quiet area where I can enjoy my walks with my human and have it all about me. I am very cuddly with people I know and if given the chance I would happily be the best overgrown lapdog there is. I am worth the time and training so why not ask about me!

MY ENERGY LEVEL Chuck will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks a day but can only be re-homed to a low traffic area where he will encounter a minimal amount of dogs.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog savvy teens only.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Chuck is not dog social. He must be muzzled in public and can only go to owners that are willing to continue the training that he needs.

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