Loyal Lab seeks loving family

Posted by Nerilie Watson on 3 April 2013 | 1 Comments

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10-year-old Labrador Sam may be the latest in a long line of homeless hounds to be cared for by Shenton Park couple Jules Hutchison and Wally Graham, but in their experience he’s certainly the most well-trained.


Sam is one of the 120 abandoned dogs waiting patiently for new owners at the Dogs’ Home in Shenton Park, and is also part of the shelter's canine foster carer program.

Designed to enable the refuge to gain a better understanding of an individual dog’s temperament in a home environment, the program has been set up specifically for dogs needing that extra measure of TLC.

“We think Sam came from a loving home because he’s well trained and has great manners,” Ms Hutchison said. “He has a beautiful face and is very people focused, he adores his cuddles and pats.

“Although he does get a little anxious when we leave him on his own, we’ve found him to be an incredibly loving dog who will make the most loyal four-legged addition to a family or couple.”

Karen Rhodes, President of the Refuge, says foster carers give the shelter valuable feedback about the dogs who they temporarily care for.

“Thanks to Jules and Wally, we now know what Sam is like in a home environment which is really helpful for new owners,” she said.

“We’d urge local people who would like to find out more information about our fostering program to get in touch with us, our shelter relies on the support of the community and this is one way that dog lovers can help the many abandoned dogs in our care.”

Anyone interested in meeting Sam, or any of the 120 homeless dogs currently waiting patiently to be adopted at the refuge, can visit the shelter in Lemnos Street in Shenton Park, go to www.doghome.org.au  or phone 9381 8166.

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  • Sam sounds like a great dog, good looks
    and good manners! Hope he finds his
    forever home quickly! Thanks for being
    great foster parents Jules and Wally :)

    Posted by shan, 19/04/2013 10:56pm (5 years ago)

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