Medium Dogs

Please scroll all the way down the page as they are not catalogued in date order. Dogs marked 'In Foster' are available for adoption but are not held onsite.













Sweety

DOB - APRIL 2010 | Female | Mixed Breed Staffy

Sweety is looking for a home with owners who can commit to her and with whom she can form a strong bond with. She does take time to warm up to you but once she is comfortable she enjoys the company. She is independent minded and would suit a big yard which she can sniff and explore whilst getting her daily walks and family time. Sweetie will make a loyal companion given committed owners who can guide her.

Sweety will need owners who can commit to her specific training requirements. She will need a home where owners are around most of the time so she can receive the guidance and help her settle.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Sweety may suit older dog savvy teens only. She can be weary of new people and will need to be given lots of space and people need to learn how to read her and interact appropriately.

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.

Hazel - In Foster

DOB - Est 8-10 years | Female | Heeler X

Hazel is estimated at 9 years and was left in a local pound. Unfortunately she has been diagnosed with health issues that may limit her longevity but are not causing her pain. We will discuss and make these clear to her future owner. She has a very sweet and loving nature, will need to be the only dog in the home and ideally requires a home with a retired person, part time worker or stay at home parent - not for separation anxiety but just for regular company.

Her lovely foster carers Michael and Joan report she is a friendly, obedient dog who loves short walks, human company and playing with the ball.

If you are in a position to make a compassionate adoption and show this girl some love and support we know she will reward you with love and loyalty for as long as she can.

Please call the office or come in to discuss Hazel. She is in foster so not onsite but a meeting will be arranged following the adoption process. We are seeking an adoption but would also consider a long term foster.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Short daily walk - does like chasing her ball still!

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not recommended due to expected shortened lifespan but she is friendly so could be considered.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Hazel is choosy with doggy friends and is best suited as an only dog home.

Dixie 

DOB - JUNE 2015 | Female | Staffy x Kelpie

Hey I`m Dixie! I heard one of you people may be able to give me a home of my very own? I promise if you do I will forever reward you with cuddles because I give the best ones. I know I look a tad tense sometimes but I am not at all and I am actually very affectionate and loving. I would be really happy if I had a family that would adopt me and allow me to be a part of the family. I could go on walks with you, hang out in the garden with you or even watch a movie in the evening.

Ideally part time worker/s or one stay at home parent to begin and she can gradually be left for longer.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Dixie will require approx. 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog savvy kids 8yrs+

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Dog social/ pending meeting.







Scamp

DOB - FEB 2014 | Male | Staffy x

Scamp is a lovely young boy who just wants to be around you. He loves humans and he just wants to be your companion. He needs people who will include him and take him with their family. His physical and mental needs must be met for him to continue to feel and be more confident. He needs owners who can be around most of the time. He cannot be left unattended for long hours but may suit part time workers willing to meet his physical and mental enrichment needs to build up the time he is left alone.

MY ENERGY LEVEL He will need 2 45 minute walks a day and mental stimulation in the form of kongs and food puzzles.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Loves people and should be fine with children however, this will depend on their ages and whether they are dog savvy.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Has lived with another dog but is boisterous and will need to be introduced slowly and calmly to other dogs. Needs continued socialization.


Irvine

DOB - AUG 2014 | Male | Staffy X

Irvin is a big, happy boy after a new home where he can bond with his people. He will require active owners who can take him on lots of adventures. Irvin is very food motivated, has some basic obedience skills, walks well on lead however will need to learn to control his excitement a bit. He is social with people and interested in other dogs and is sure to make a loyal, loving companion in the right home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL Irvin will require approximately 90 mins of exercise daily. He will need mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, chew toys & balls to play with as well as training games with his owner/s. He may suit full time workers as long as his exercise and stimulation requirements are met.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Irvin may suit a home with older dog savvy teens. He is very friendly but gets easily excited and can be jumpy / mouthy at times.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Irvin appears social once he has been introduced to a dog properly and calmly.

 

Laddy

DOB - JAN 2007 | Male | Terrier Medium Mix

Hey I am Laddy. They say I am an older man but I am certainly not feeling the years and need someone active just like myself. Other dogs can freak me out so I do react when I see them and would rather be the only dog in my new house because I want it all about me. My favourite thing about being a dog is that I can get you humans to give me cuddles on demand and I LOVE them, honestly I simply cannot get enough cuddles. I know I am carrying around some winter weight but I am planning to go on a diet to get my summer body back, can you help me with that?

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MY ENERGY LEVEL: Laddy will require approx a 30 minute walk daily plus a very strict diet to shed some of those kilos, at his age being over weight is going to be very stressful on him. He is best suited to part time workers as his former owner was retired and he had company much of the time.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog savvy kids from 10yrs

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Laddy is quite dog reactive. He will need his space and a quiet home where he will not get stressed out by seeing dogs everyday. When he sees a dog he pulls, lunges and barks, due to his age it is best to find the right home to manage this as opposed to continuous training.







North - Pending Adoption

DOB - SEPT 2010 | Female | Staffy x

North is a super friendly girl seeking a new home where she can form a strong bond with her family. She is super affectionate and loves the chance to romp around in a yard or go for a nice walk. North will need a home where she can be inside with her family often and give them lots of cuddles & company. She is sure to make an amazing, loving addition in the right home for years to come.

North may suit full time workers as long as she gets her exercise and has lots of time inside with her family when they are home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: North will require approximately 2 x 30 minute walks per day. She will need consistency with her walks & diet to help bring her back to a healthy weight.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Gentle and polite. Should suit a home with young children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Appears to be dog social but cautious. Needs calm introductions to other dogs.


Bella - Pending Adoption

DOB - JAN 2015 | Female | Swiss Shepherd

Hey i`m Bella. My ideal home is someone who lives in a quiet, non-suburban location with a reasonably sized back yaard so that I will not need to encounter strangers on a regular basis (They really scare me). I have been told that I need a home with predictability and structure so no kids or regular visitors please! I would love to live with another male dog if at all possible to help me with my confidence. I don`t trust people immediately but when I do I will be your best friend, I am wonderfully affectionate and love nothing more than tummy tickles and cuddles on the sofa, could give that to me?

Bella is best suited to part time workers as she will need someone home with her more often than not to help her with her anxiety especially at the beginning while she is settling in.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Bella will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. Will require regular brushing.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Adult home only adoption.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Ideally would be re-homed with a male dog for company and confidence.

Frosty

DOB - JAN 2015 | Male | Small - Medium Mixed Breed

Frosty is a spirited boy who is in need of a home with owners who can guide & train him. He lacks a few manners when interacting but this is due to him being neglected in the past. He has energy to burn & will need active owners who can provide him with lots of activity and companionship. Frosty is a clever boy who is sure to learn new things quickly if owners can train him with lots of positive rewards. With some time and effort Frosty is sure to grow into a loyal, loving member of the household for years to come.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Frosty will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus lots of mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, given lots of chew toys, training games and activities etc. He will need part time or stay at home workers who have the time & commitment to his daily training so he can adjust to life in a home.

Note: Frosty is a small to medium size with weight around 15kg.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Frosty is suited for older dog savvy teens only. He is jumpy, mouthy & nippy when he gets excited.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy at the moment and new owners will need to work on his socialization and manners with other dogs.







Qwark 

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.

Tank - Adopted

DOB - MAY 2011 | Male | Staffy X

Good day humans I'm Mr Tank. I am here in search a home to call my very own and I hear one of you fine people may be able to provide me with just that so I will tell you a bit about me. I promise you I am very lovely and quite the cuddler, I do enjoy a good stroll but just be warned I can pull a bit at the beginning as I am so excited and cannot resist those lovely outdoor smells, I have been getting walked on a harness here which is quite comfortable and settles me down quicker. I would like someone that will refresh my memory with some training and will do my best to improve. If you give me a warm bed and a loving home I will be your best friend for life.

Stay at home owner - Tank has separation anxiety and will try to escape when left alone outside. New owners will need to work on building his confidence and ability to be left alone.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Suited to dog savvy kids 8yrs+

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy with dog friends. No Cats!

Grommet

DOB - DEC 2014 | Male | Kelpie x Staffy

Hey there, I am Grommet. I gotta admit I have not had any training in the past or anyone to tell me what I can and cannot do so I am a bit of an energizer bunny and can be full on. I love to jump and can do so quite high so I would love someone who can keep me company during the day while I am initially settling in. I am totally obsessed with food and very smart so you must want a dog that you can do training with and you must be super active so I can go on plenty of walks. I have not been given a chance in the past and I know it is definitely my turn, will you give me that chance I know I deserve?

He will be best suited to part time or at least one stay at home owner until he settles.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Grommet will require approx. 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. He can only be re-homed with someone who has the time, patience and will continue the training and exercise requirements that he needs.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older children aged 13yrs+ who can manage his jumping up and excitability

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy with dog friends and undergoing training which new owners will need to continue.







Mindy - Pending Adoption

DOB - MAY 2012 | Female | Staffy X

Hey I am Mindy. I am so in love with you humans that I do not like to be left alone and need someone that will do ongoing training with me and love me for who I am. I am very affectionate and a true best friend to those I adore. I am looking for someone that will have me inside the home with them and that has the time to do ongoing training with me. I am a very special girl that deserves a perfect home where I will feel safe and loved.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Mindy will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily but should not be walked until she forms a bond with her new owner. She has got anxiety and is currently on medication to assist her with training, for this reason she must go to someone that works no more than part time hours and will ideally be home at the beginning to gradually leave her for longer.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog savvy kids that are older or an adult only home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Reactive. Undergoing training and will need owners committed to continuing this.

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.


Baskin - In Foster

DOB - SEP 2012 | Male | Australian Cattledog

Baskin is a very active boy seeking a running companion to join on their daily exercise. This boy loves bouncing around and there is nothing better than seeing his tongue hanging out after a good exercise session, before he jumps into your lap for some much earned snuggle time at the end of the day. Baskin will make a great companion for anyone looking for an active, intelligent and affectionate dog to make their home complete.

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MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx. 2 x 45 minute walks daily.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children 10+ years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.









Lilo - In Foster

DOB - APRIL 2015 | Female | Staffy X

Lilo is an enthusiastic young girl who is super excited to interact and make new friends. She has a bit of trouble controlling her excitement at times but is super eager to learn new things. She is still young and will require owners who can commit to providing her training and exercise needs. She is social with people and other dogs and will thrive given the right home and owners.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Lilo will require approximately 1.5 hours of exercise daily plus lots of mental stimulation when at home. She lacks in basic manners and is very jumpy and occasionally mouthy. She is best suited for part time or stay at home workers as she requires a lot of time and training put in to her and does not cope when she is left alone.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Lilo may only live with dog savvy teens 13 + as she is very jumpy and mouthy.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Dog social - loves to meet other dogs in the park!




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.

Lacey-Lee - In Foster

DOB - FEB 2013 | Female | Bull Mastiff/ Staffy X

Lacey-Lee is a sweet and affectionate girl that loves human attention. She is very strong and would require a home with a family who will continue her training and socialisation. Lacey-Lee would prefer to be the only dog in the home and would be suited to a family with children over 10 years old.

Ideally part time worker/s to begin and may gradually be left for longer once she has settled. Will need owners willing to commitment to her recommended training needs.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog savvy children 10yrs+

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Can be reactive - recommended as a single dog.







Chevy - In Foster

DOB - AUG 2012 | Male | Staffy x Mastiff

Chevy is a favourite 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.

Becky - Pending Adoption

DOB - JUNE 2011 | Female | Shar Pei X

Becky is a curious shar-pei who is quite independent and would benefit from a home where she has a big yard to explore and relax. She may take time to bond with new people however she will thrive with committed owners who can engage her in a lot of activities such as exploring new places on walks and basic obedience training. Becky is a laid back girl who is very curious in making new friends and in time will make a loyal companion in the right home.

Could be re-homed to fulltime workers with time to adjust to new home.

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MY ENERGY LEVEL: Will require 2 x 30 min walks daily plus lots of bonding time with her new family

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Recommended for older children only - teens

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Appears to be dog social. Could be re-homed with another dog pending meet.

Aura

DOB - APR 2014 | Female | Shar pei X

Aura is a sweet, friendly girl after a new home where she can spend lots of time with her family. She has a beautiful, affectionate nature and once she is comfortable with someone becomes very attached. Aura will suit a home where she can be inside with her family lapping up lots of cuddles and attention. Once settled into her new home she is sure to make a wonderful, loving, loyal and affectionate companion.

MY ENERGY LEVEL Aura will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus mental enrichment such as kongs, chew toys, training games. She is a velcro dog that loves sitting on your lap & will need a household where somebody is home most of the time.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Aura may be suitable for older kids 10+ in the home. She can be quite jumpy.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy with dogs and requires slow introductions on lead.

 
 

Vicky

DOB - JUNE 2013 | Female | Mixed Breed

Hey I am Vicky. I am a fearful girl that has not seen much of the world and now it all scares me quite a bit. I am looking for a home with experienced dog owners who will love me and my quirks and be willing to help me in my new home with training and consistency. I do not cope when I am left alone so I would prefer a place where I am not on my own most of the day. I need my new home to be in a quiet area where I can slowly adjust to my surroundings and gradually feel more comfortable, for that reason I would like a home with no kids. I am a project girl but I have been through a lot in the past and need somewhere I can finally feel safe.

Vicky is anxious when left alone so will need a home where someone is around more often than not. She cannot go to fulltime workers.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Vicky will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily however should not be walked until she has settled into her home and formed a bond with her owner. It does not appear she has been exposed too much in the past so noises, strangers, traffic can all trigger an anxious response. She will be best suited to a home in outer metro or rural areas with less stimulation and/ or walked in quite locations - she is not a dog that can be taken to the park, beach or public places at the moment.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: She has lived with children in the past however she has since become more fearful and is best suited to a home without children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Vicky was surrendered with two other smaller dogs originally, however does not appear to be well socialized or confident.

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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Peta

DOB - AUG 2014 | Female | Medium Mixed Breed

Hey I am Peta. I have come to the refuge in bad condition but I am slowly being nursed back to health, I would love a home with someone who will care for me and make me feel safe. I have basic training but I am willing to learn, I came in quite skinny so really I will do anything for a treat. I am an easy going girl and I love to go on gentle strolls with my humans so I can meet new people and sniff the great outdoors. I do need a home where I will be loved and adored as I feel that I deserve it!

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Peta will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. She is best suited to part time workers as she may stress when left alone at the beginning and should have company while she is settling in however she can be gradually left for longer.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Gentle and polite. Should suit a home with young children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Peta appears to be choosy with her doggie friends. She will not tolerate boisterous dogs and will monitoring and additional socialization opportunities.


 
 
 

Benson - Adopted

DOB - JUNE 2015 | Male | Kelpie X

Benson is a young, excitable boy looking for a home with owners who can commit to his training and exercise requirements. He will need an active family as he is bursting with energy and excitement to make new friends both human and canine. Benson is like a big puppy and has lots to learn however he has an extremely friendly nature and will thrive with the right people who can guide him into a well mannered adult.

He does need a home where someone is home more often than not - he can become stressed when left alone too long.

If you want an active family dog, running partner and mate, then Benson might be the boy for you!

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Benson will require 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus lots of mental enrichment to keep his mind occupied.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Benson becomes extremely jumpy and slightly mouthy when excited so would not be suitable for young children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: He's a bit full on with other dogs and so needs to be the only dog in the home until he learns to calm down and has better manners! He is dog social, but has no 'off' button which can be frustrating for another, older dog. No cats!

 

Remmy

DOB - TBC (Senior Dog) | Female | Shar Pei X

Remmy is a timid but affectionate shar-pei who needs a home where he can be given lots of TLC. She appears to have been mistreated in the past and takes time to trust new people however once she warms to you is very affectionate and wants to give you lots of kisses. Remmy will need a home where she can form a strong bond with her owner/s and spend lots of time snuggling up inside the home with them. She is deserving of a relaxing & loving home to call her own with the right people.

She may be suitable for full time workers. Remmy will need a consistent diet & exercise plan in the new home to help bring her back to a healthy weight.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Remmy will require approximately 45 minutes of exercise daily plus lots of companionship inside the home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: No children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Not interested in other dogs. Will react if provoked so should be walked on lead and kept away from other dogs.

Buddy

DOB - MAR 2008 | Male | Staffy Bull X

Buddy is an older man who is not feeling the years yet. He is quite playful, a real chatterbox who loves to chase a ball! He can keep himself entertained by throwing it into the air and catching it, he really is happiest with a tennis ball in his mouth and you will see him hop around the yard. Buddy is looking for someone that is home more often than not, he loves the company of humans so much that he simply does not want to be without them. He is a really beautiful boy that sadly even at his age needs to find a forever home.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children 10+.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet. Buddy is choosy about his dog friends.