Seniors for Seniors

Dogs can offer older people companionship, provide a reason to get out of the house, and offer many health benefits associated with daily walking. However, it is understandable that older people feel unable to take on the responsibility of puppies and younger dogs.

We often take in older dogs from owners who can no longer care for them. That's where our Seniors for Seniors program comes in. This program aims to support the re-homing of refuge dogs over 7 years old with older people, who may not want a younger dog. We maintain a register of people willing to adopt an older dog and make contact when a suitable dog arrives at the Refuge.

If you are interested in teaching an old dog new tricks, contact the Refuge to register for the program.

Through the Seniors for Seniors program, we hope to match people with exactly the right dog and, in doing so, enable our older dogs to find a good home where they will be well cared for.

You can also help the Refuge to continue caring for and rehoming lost and abandoned dogs in Perth by leaving a gift in your will. For further information, visit our Bequests page.

Older dogs currently at the Refuge

Alice - Adopt Me!




Trooper - Adopt Me!







Jinx - Adopt Me!

















Alice - In foster

D.O.B. ~ DEC 2005  | Female | Staffy

Alice is a very sweet and loving girl who adores people. She is very much a companion dog and needs to be wherever you are. For her age she is still quite active and enjoys the odd play at times. She is very eager to please and will do her best to try. Alice is a girl who does not likes to be left alone as she will vocalize when left. She will need to be a go with you type of dog as she just wants to be with people. Owners looking for a shadow, should look no further.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would be the perfect companion for people who want a very sweet and loving girl to join the family. Best suited for a retired person/s as I need to be with you all the time

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a leisurely stroll around the block and plenty of companionship.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with a family with dog savvy teenagers over 16 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: I would prefer to be an only dog as I can be a little choosey with my doggy friends.

Trooper - Adopted

DOB - JAN 2003 | Male | Shih Tzu

Trooper appears to be quite an easy going boy who is a true companion dog. He is quite affectionate without being pushy or demanding for attention, however he will lap up as much affection as is given. Poor Trooper was in appalling condition when he came in, so he is now seeking a new home where his owners will teach him the real meaning of 'living a dogs life'. He is simply a lovely, mature boy. Trooper is a joy to be around.

MY IDEAL HOME: I am a very companionable boy who loves human company so must be included as a part of the family and be allowed wherever the family is. I am NOT suited as an outside dog, or for people wanting me to sleep in the laundry, etc.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace to life.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 8 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

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Jinx

DOB - FEB 2004 | Female | Jack Russell

Jinx is one sweet happy loving girl who can be a little reserved with some people. But she opens up quickly. For her age she still has pep in her step and will follow you where you go. She enjoys sitting on your lap and watching the day go by. Jinx is a lovely girl who is a joy to be around.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need owners who want a real sweet loving girl to join the family. I am an inside dog and must be treated as a companion.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace to life.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 13 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: I need to be rehomed with my doggy friend, Louie.

Uno - Adopt Me!






Frilly - Adopt Me!

Yammy - Adopt Me!





Uno

DOB - 2008 | Male | Staffy Bull Terrier

Uno is your typical sweet loving and slightly needy older staffy. He has a calm and gentle nature as he will come over to you and push in for a pat. He is a little sit in his ways, and has slight selective hearing at times, but he can be a bit of a gentle man when he wants to be. He does tend to vocalize to get your attention and when left for too long, but once he is with people he calms and is content. He is a boy that will need a little time to bond, but once he has he will be a loyal loving companion who has loads of love to give.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need a quiet calm home where I will be centre of attention and just mull around the home. I would suit owners looking for a calm well-mannered boy who is slightly needy to join the family.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace to life and plenty of companionship.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 13 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet - I can be a little picky with my doggy friends.

Frilly - In foster

DOB - MAY 2004 | Female | Wirehaired JRT

Frilly is a real sweetheart who enjoys just being around people. Being an older girl she likes to do her own thing and just likes to plod around. She is a lovely older girl who is not overly demanding for attention, but she does enjoy being with you. Frilly is looking for somewhere she can retire in comfort and where she is much loved.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would suit a family who want an older dog to just mull around you. I like to follow where you go but is not overly demanding for attention. Best suited for a retired person so I can be with you all day and night.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace to life.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 13 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Yammy

DOB - APR 2008 | Male | Staffy Bull Terrier

Yammy is a very sweet and king boy who can be a little shy with new people at first. Once he is knows you he is more than happy to accept affection and adores his cuddles. He has a very soft and sensitive nature and he tends to takes things to heart, but in saying that he is quite outgoing and playful when he is in the mood. Yammy is very much a companion dog and must be treated as such.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need a family who want a sweet calm and gentle boy to join the family. I must be an inside dog as I don't cope being on my own outside, as I freak out with load noises and storms. Owners must understand when I am scared I freak out I can scale fences.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love 1.5 hours activity daily and plenty of companionship.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Eddie - Adopt Me!







Zeppelin - Adopt Me!






India - Adopt Me!






Eddie - Not Available

DOB - APR 2006 | Male | Beagle

Eddie is a moderatley social boy who is pretty typical of the Beagle breed. He loves food (obvious by his weight) and loves to follow his nose. In the kennel, he greets you politely and is happy to have a pat but as soon as you take him out it is hard to get his attention. He likes to be around people but does not always have to be touched. Nice boy who would suit Beagle lovers!

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family who know the beagle breed. New owners should understand that beagles follow their noses where ever they go.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love an hour of activity each daily and plenty of mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 13 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet - I can be very picky with my doggy friends.


Zeppelin

DOB - APR 2007 | Male | Rotti

Zeppelin is a sweet and social boy. He loves human contact but is also happy by himself. He is likely to be a couch potato! Very social for a rotti.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to an active retired couple who can give me the attention I deserve.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love an hour of exercise daily and plenty of mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 8 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet - I need to be rehomed with my doggy friend, India.


India

DOB - APR 2008 | Female | Ridgeback X Mastiff

India is a very sweet girl. She is very soft on approach and loves affection. She is also happy to go off and do her own thing. A lovely girl.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to an active retired couple who can give me the attention I deserve.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love an hour of exercise daily and plenty of mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 8 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet - I need to be rehomed with my doggy friend, Zeppelin.

Louie - Adopt Me!

Igloo - Adopt Me!




Louie

DOB - MAY 2002 | Male | Jack Russell

Louie is one happy loving outgoing boy and for his age he is still quite active. He has quite the personality and is your typical JR needs to investigate the world. He does enjoy sitting on your for affection, but he prefers just being by your side. He is a great little dog.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need owners who want a real easy going loving boy to join the family. I am an inside dog and must be treated as a companion.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace to life.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 13 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: I need to be rehomed with my doggy friend, Jinx

Igloo 

DOB - OCT 2002 | Female | Husky

Igloo is not an overly social girl but does become more affectionate when she gets to know you - but this may take time. Igloo will take time to settle into her new home and may need some guidance from her new owners.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family with experiance with the Husky breed. New owners must understand that she does like her own space.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace to life.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet - I can be a little picky with my doggy friends.