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!




Kahn - Adopt Me!













Zoe - Adopt Me!



















Alice 

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.

Kahn

DOB - FEB 2006 | Male | Sharpei

Kahn may appear a bit aloof when first meeting new people, but once he gets to know you and you give him a good scratch he turns into an absolute cuddler who would love nothing more to join you on the couch for snuggles.

MY IDEAL HOME: I am an affectionate boy who may suit full time workers, provided I am given enough time to settle into my new home before being left alone.  Owners familiar with the Shar Pei breed would be benificial.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need at least 2 x 30 minute walks each day plus plenty of toys and mental enrichment when at home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 5 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending a meet.

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Zoe

DOB - APR 2004 | Female | Lab X Staffy

Zoe is a lovely older girl who can be quite a lot of fun! She is generally quite calm but she does have the occasional spurt of energy which will have you in fits watching her. She has plenty of love to offer and is just looking for the same in return. She would enjoy a home where she can indulge in the finer things in life, such as a warm bed, cuddle on the couch and plenty of pats 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally suit a calm family who want a very affectionate companion dog. New owners must be aware that I have spent the majority of my life in kennels so may take time to settle in and learn the house rules.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: An hours walk each day with plenty of companionship will do me!

MY SUITABILITY TO LIVE WITH CHILDREN: Gentle kids over the age of 8 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: I'd prefer to be the only dog in my new home.

Datson - Adopt Me!







Pebbles - Adopt Me!




Delilah - Adopt Me!








Datson

DOB - JUN 2008 | Male | Am Staffy Bull Terrier

Datson is a gorgeous boy for a family who love Staffys! Datson has lots of love and character to share with his new family. He is well mannered and already knows some basic commands such as sit and he offers a paw shake on greeting! Datson loves a long walk and his new family will need to take him for daily outings, he is okay around other dogs but may be more interested in people. 

MY IDEAL HOME: Ideally my new family will be part time workers as I love company, I would enjoy a home where I can indulge in the finer things in life, such as a warm bed inside the house, cuddles on the couch and plenty of pats.

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 8 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Pebbles 

DOB - NOV 2007 | Male | Am Bull Terrier

Pebbles is a sweet, shy and submissive boy who has quite a soft nature. He is quite head shy as he will duck his head when sudden hand movements. He warms to you very quickly and adores affection and attention. He has minimal manners and he does jump up for attention, but in saying that he means well and really wants to please. Pebbles is a lovely boy who has so much potential he just needs owners who are willing to point him in the right direction.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need active owners willing to invest time into training me. I am a lovely loving boy who will need to be allowed inside with the family and have plenty to do when left on my own.

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

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Delilah

DOB - NOV 2006 | Female | Staffy

Delilah is a very social girl who just loves a back scratch and cuddles. She is happy to meet and greet new people and seems to have good manners. Delilah has been institutionalised for a long time and may get stressed when out of her comfort zone. New owners must take things very slowly when introducing her to new environments. Delilah will need an experienced owner who can give her the gentle guidance and support she needs to settle into her new home. Once she has settled and bonded with her new owners she will blossom and make a beautiful companion dog.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a moderately active couple who are experienced with similar breeds and rescue dogs.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I ill need a 45 minute walk daily plus games and enrichment at home.

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 picky with my doggy friends.

Zena - Adopt Me!


Missy - Adopt Me!

Bronson - Adopt Me!



Zena

DOB - OCT 2008 | Female | Am Staffy Bull Terrier X Doberman

Zena is a gorgeous girl. She is more affectionate then tyson and does like to be with you to get cuddles. She can get quite excited at times and jumps up to give you kisses. She is quite a confident girl and once she settles in to her new home will make a great addition to a lucky family.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would love to go home with my friend Tyson, but we can be rehomed separately.

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

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Missy

DOB - OCT 2007 | Female | Kelpie X Bull Terrier

Missy is a very sweet, gentle and loving girl who can be a little sensitive. She LOVES affection and attention and will push into you to receive it. She is quite active mentally and physically, as she likes to be doing something to keep her busy. She is very eager to please and she wants to know she is doing a good job. Missy is a lovely girl who may need a little time to settle into her new home.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would love a family who want a sweet active girl to join the family. I may need a little time to settle into my new home as I have lived in a kennel environment most of my life.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy an hour of activity daily and plenty of enrichment.

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.

Bronson - Adopted

DOB - DEC 2004 | Male | Staffy Bull Terrier

Bronson is a very social and affectionate boy. He loves human contact and is generally a very well mannered boy. He loves to play but may need time to settle into his new home before he is completely relaxed. Bronson is an older boy who does need a home he can retire in.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family familiar with the Staffy breed. New owners should want a companion dog they can share there lives with.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need at 30-45 minute walk daily plus games and enrichment at home.

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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