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

Bonnie - Adopt Us!





Kahn - Adopt Me!













Zoe - Adopt Me!



















Bonnie

DOB - FEB 2003 | Female | Cocker Spaniel

Bonnie is a sweet older girl looking for a family willing to welcome a retiree into their home.  Bonnie loves cuddles and laying in the sun snoozing the afternoon away.  Bonnie still gets the odd burst of energy which will have you laughing and would make a wonderful companion for any family.

MY IDEAL HOME: I am a lovely older girl looking for a home to retire in.  I may suit full time workers so long as I am given plenty of time to settle into my new home before being left alone.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will only need 1 x 30 minute walk each day to meet my exercise needs, 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 meet.

Kahn - Adopted

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 - Adopted

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 - Adopted

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 - Adopted

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.

Ernie - Adopt Us!










Ernie

DOB - JAN 2005 | Male | Staffy Bull Terrier

Ernie is a typical staffy in regards to his talking. He loves to chat and let people know he is around. Ernie is an older dog who seems ok around other dogs but is happy in his own space. Ernie has been known to dig under fences due to boredom and wanting to explore. Ernie can be a bit aloof and has a short attention span which can be worked on with training.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to owners who have experience with the staffy breed. Owners would want a dog who likes to talk and be around human company.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I am not overly active but would still like to go for 2x 45 minute lead walks daily which can be changed if needed.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.