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.

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Chevy & Paco

Chevy DOB - AUG 2012 | Male | Staffy x Mastiff

Paco DOB - OCT 2014 | Male | Small Mixed breed

Meet the old couple! Chevy is a 4 year old staffy x Mastiff and Paco is a 2 year old small bitsa who was saved from a minesite up North. Chevy is not dog social but when Paco accidentally escaped into the during an overnight foster, they clicked and have been together on foster for many months. Due to changed circumstances the foster family has had to bring them back.

Even thought they are together they have very different needs. We think keeping them together benefits them both, especially Chevy who can suffer separation anxiety when left alone.

Chevy needs very committed and experienced owners to manage his dog reactivity and continue his socialisation training. Paco would benefit from developing his manners but is generally easy going.

Ideally they need a home with a large open backyard to roam and play. For Chevy this would mean not in a built up area with dogs either side or dogs to be encountered on daily walks.

They love and play with each other which seems to be enough for Chevy so they are not the kind of boys to take to the beach or dog park.

Both love humans but would be best in a home with much older children who are dog savvy or adults. We'd welcome enquiries to discuss these two and hope they might capture the heart and interest of a new family soon.

Mindy - In Foster

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.


DOB - OCT 2015 | Male | Heeler/ Cattledog X

Jack is a lovely young boy searching for a new loving home with lots of guidance. He is super friendly and eager to please although lacking in basic manners & some social skills. He will need an active household who can give him lots of time and commitment to help him on his journey. He needs to be included as a part of the household. Jack can be excitable but will still melt when lapping up all your affection. He is extremely smart and is sure to learn new things quickly. In the right Jack is sure to make a loving addition.

MY ENERGY LEVEL Jack will require approximately 2 x 45 minute walks daily. He will need lots of mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, toys to chew on / play with ans well as training. Agility or fly ball would be great for this boy to help keep his mind doing stimulated. Ideally people experienced with working dog breeds.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Recommended for older teens/ adult home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Is reactive here in the Refuge. New owners should be experienced dog owners to manage meetings and interactions with other dogs.

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.


DOB - OCT 2006 | Female | Staffy X

Martha is a lovely older girl who is awaiting a nice quiet home where she can relax and form a strong bond with her new owners. She has good manners, basic obedience and would make a great companion inside the home whilst enjoying her daily strolls. Martha may need a bit of time to settle in and relax with her new family but if you are patient with her she comes around quickly. She will make an ideal companion for a loving home where she can soak up the sun and receive lots of love.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Martha will require approximately 30-45 mins of exercise daily. She walks well on lead but new owners will need to be mindful of her age and how much exercise she can handle especially in the summer.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Martha may suit a home with older dog savvy teens only. She is cautious of new people initially and will need older children who can give her space as required.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Likes her own space and was not keen on interactions.

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.

Aura - Adopted

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.

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.


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.

Just adopted ...


Dixie - In Foster

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.

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.

Fred - In Foster

DOB - SEPT 2006 | Male | Staffy Mix

Hey I am Fred. I am an older gentleman who is looking for a best friend and someone who will love me. I am very affectionate and I am happiest when I am in your company or just hanging out beside you on my own bed. I do not like other dogs as I prefer all the human attention on myself so my new owner must accept me for who I am and be willing to manage this. I would love if my new human was retired like me so we could hang out together throughout the day. Does it sound like I would suit you?

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Fred will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. He is best suited to part time workers as he is likely to stress in his new home at the beginning and will need someone with him to settle him into a new lifestyle.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older dog savvy kids.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Anti-social and does not like other dogs. Will need to be kept from contact with other dogs including during walks.

Buddy - In Foster

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.