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 - 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.


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.

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.


DOB - JUNE 2013 | Male | Staffy x

Hey, my name's Chuck. Are you looking for a companion? Someone who is there for you when you need a shoulder to cry on? Someone who is there for you when you need an ear to listen. Need a big cuddle when you feel blue? Someone to ride with you and be your co-pilot? Someone to greet you with excitement when you come home and I may have only seen you 10 minutes ago . Then I am the guy for you.

I am the cutest little guy and I am an absolute cuddly bunny. I will do anything for one with my human, however ask me to give up a cuddle to a fellow dog and it's no sir-ee. As a pup I wasn't socialised so I'm now not great with other dogs. They don't get any of my cuddles, no way!

My trainers are working with me with other dogs and I can get close whilst fed chicken however if another dog comes into focus I lose the plot. I am a work in progress. I may never be great with others' so ideally I need owners who are willing to work and manage me. If you want to socialize down the beach and dog parks then I am not the dog for you however, if you want a companion to go bush walking and off to remote places whilst smelling the roses then I definitely am. Oh one other thing. Small kids scare me so I would rather not be around those too thanks Please come and meet me and I promise you, you will fall in love with me. I wait in hope. Chuck.

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.




DOB - APRIL 2010 | Female | Mixed Breed Staffy

Hi my name is Sweety. All my fans who walk me love me and say I really am a sweety. I have been here far too long. I am a girl who likes her own space and it takes me time to get to know you and my fellow dog friends. I parallel walk with different friends on lead and after a few walks I start to allow them to come and bump my shoulders. Same with humans. I just need a few hours to gain anyone's trust. I am not aloof I just won't allow you to cuddle me until I get to know you. Once I do I bond. Because of this I would be better going to a home without young children and would be more suited to a person wanting a companion. Someone looking for company? Please come and say hi but please don't put your fingers through my kennel front as this is too familiar for me and rude and I will snap. Please ask to see me out in a run at my best. I look forward to meeting you and wait in hope

MY ENERGY LEVEL Sweety will require approximately 2 x 30 minute walks per day plus mental enrichment.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not recommneded but can be discussed if there are old dog savvy teens in home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy with doggy friends. Has received training since her time with us however, would best be suited as a single dog only home.