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

Macerick - Adopt Me




Terror - Adopt Me!












Kiza- Adopt Me!

























Maverick - in Foster

DOB - JUL 2006 | Male | Rottweiler

Maverick is a gorgeous boy that just wants to be rubbed, if you stop he will clearly tell you not to by nudging your hand. Don`t be fooled by his age though he does still hop around like a puppy when you get him all excited. Maverick is desperately looking for a home that will be his forever!

MY IDEAL HOME: I am looking for a calm home where I do not have to worry about young kids bothering me and I can just relax. Full time workers are fine but must be inside with my mum and dad when they are home as it is what I is used to. 

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Although I am older I will still require approx 2 x 30 minute walks daily. This will decrease as I grow older.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not to be rehomed with children under any circumstances. 

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Not good with other animals. 

Terror - in Foster

DOB - DEC 2005 | Female | Kelpie

Terror is a very easy going older lady that is in no way a terror at all! She is looking for a loving home that will accept both her and her lifelong partner Kiza. Terror is quite attached to him and does not cope well when they are apart but she does allow him to go on a morning stroll without her because she cannot go quite as far. Terror needs a relaxed home and would love someone that is home more often than not. When she came to us original she was extremely emaciated and in awful condition but she is a really sweet girl that deserves a second chance.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children 13+. 

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Kiza - in Foster

DOB - DEC 2007 | Male | Mixed Breed

Kiza must be rehomed with his girlfriend Terror, as he does not cope well alone without her. Kiza loves being with people, and would like nothing better than to lie by your feet or snuggle on the bed with you. Kiza is afraid of the dark and prefers to sleep where there can be a light on. He is wary of other dogs, and does not like water much, unlike his girlfriend Terror. Both Kiza and Terror would best suit older couples who are home most of the time, or part-time workers.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children 13+. 

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Rusty - Adopt Me!














Maddy- Adopt Me!





Chelsea- Adopt Me!











Rusty - in Foster

DOB - DEC 2009 | Female | Kelpie

Rusty has had a bit of a tough run in the last few months - coming to the refuge as her elderly owner could no longer care for her.  Rusty struggles with kennel life and would definitely prefer a home to call her own.  She can be a bit standoffish to start with, preferring to be near you rather than on you, but she will likely warm up once she has had a chance to settle in her new home.  Rusty is very sweet natured and will make an amazing companion for someone looking for a calm, mature dog to join their family.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Maddy - in Foster

DOB - MAR 2006 | Female | Boxer X Mastift

Maddy is a sweet older girl looking for a home where she can be inside with her family an enjoy their company. She loves her daily strolls and spending time sniffing and exploring. Maddy was surrendered through no fault of her own and will make a great companion dog for those wanting an easy going, gentle natured addition.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children 13+. 

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Maddy does not like cats. Maddy is choosy about her dog friends.

Chelsea - in Foster

DOB - AUG 2007 | Female | Alaskan Malamute

Chelsea is looking for a loving home where she can retire in peace and enjoy her golden years. She is still quite a spunky lady that loves to go for a walk however was never taught how to walk politely on lead so does tend to pull. She enjoys having a garden to just stroll around and so she can sniff everything possible, she loves it so much that she would barely notice you there with her however in the home that is a different story as she is very affectionate! Chelsea also enjoys chasing a ball which you will get great entertainment out of as she is so uncoordinated. Just like us, she is looking for a companion to call her own.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I do not like children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

 

Francis - Adopt Me!








Jonny - Adopt Me!

Boss - Adopt Me!


Francis

DOB - APR 2006 | Female | Staffy X Shar Pei

Francis is a lovely older lady who is extremely affectionate and loves lapping up cuddles. She appears to have been mistreated in the past and would love a home where she can spend lots of time keeping her people company and pottering around the house. Francis has a lovely, gentle nature and just wants a home where she can get the TLC she needs. She will make a loving, loyal companion. 

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children 16+. 

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Jonny

DOB - MAR 2008 | Male | Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Jonny is an older man that is not feeling the years yet. He is quite playful and 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. Jonny 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. Jonny is choosy about his dog friends.

Boss

DOB - APR 2007 | Male | Staffy X Kelpie

Boss is an alert and energetic guy despite his age and is looking for an active household where he can keep entertained. He loves his toys especially his ball and is always ready for some play. Boss is very intelligent, alert and will need owners committed to his exercise and mental enrichment. Boss will form a strong bond with his owner and will make an awesome, obedient and loyal companion in the right home.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children 13+. 

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Bronson - Adopt Me!






Bronson - in Foster

DOB - NOV 2004 | Male | Border Collie

Bronson is looking for a loving home where he can spend his golden years, although he is older he certainly does not act it and is quite strong when he wants to be. He hasn't had a settled home over the last few months so is looking for a place that he can retire and call his own. He loves people and will need to go to a home that are happy to have him where they are. Bronson is a beautiful boy that may take time to adjust to his new surroundings but once he does will settle in nicely. Bronson will need lots of training as he is a quirky dude with a couple of issue however he is willing to learn and is just looking for a best friend that will commit to him and his training requirements.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily.

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

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