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 don't want to take on the hassle or 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 programme comes in. This programme aims to support the re-homing of refuge dogs over 7 years old with older people/ retirees who may not want a younger dog.

Older dogs may also suit younger people and families, who for a number of reasons may not want to take on a puppy or young dog, but who may be looking for a suitable mature dog. 

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. 

Terra - 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.
















Francis - In Foster

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.

Buddy

DOB - MAR 2008 | Male | Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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 CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet. Buddy is choosy about his dog friends.

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

Qwark 

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 dog due to age.

 

Laddy

DOB - JAN 2007 | Male | Terrier Medium Mix

Hey I am Laddy. They say I am an older man but I am certainly not feeling the years and need someone active just like myself. Other dogs can freak me out so I do react when I see them and would rather be the only dog in my new house because I want it all about me. My favourite thing about being a dog is that I can get you humans to give me cuddles on demand and I LOVE them, honestly I simply cannot get enough cuddles. I know I am carrying around some winter weight but I am planning to go on a diet to get my summer body back, can you help me with that?

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Laddy will require approx a 30 minute walk daily plus a very strict diet to shed some of those kilos, at his age being over weight is going to be very stressful on him. He is best suited to part time workers as his former owner was retired and he had company much of the time.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog savvy kids from 10yrs

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Laddy is quite dog reactive. He will need his space and a quiet home where he will not get stressed out by seeing dogs everyday. When he sees a dog he pulls, lunges and barks, due to his age it is best to find the right home to manage this as opposed to continuous training.


Rella - Adopted

DOB - JULY 2009 | Female | Staffy X

Hey I am Rella and I am on the hunt for my new home. I am not keen about staying in these kennels as I feel I deserve a mansion to call my own. My dream home would be one that allows me inside where I could have my very bed in front of the TV. I must admit I am not too happy when you humans leave me alone so I will slowly have to get used to that over time. I would prefer a home without any other dogs as I am not too keen on other dogs, to be honest I just want all the attention for myself. If you think that you have a quiet home I could join them please ask about me today.

MY ENERGY LEVEL Rella will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. Like many staffys she is likely to be very stressed when she is left alone, she will need to go to someone who works no more than part time hours or is ideally retired and able to stay home with her most of the day.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog savvy kids that are older. She cannot be walked by children and is likely to be very jumpy when meeting them.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Not dog social. Prefers to ignore other dogs but will growl and snap if approached.


Hazel - In Foster

DOB - Est 8-10 years | Female | Heeler X

Hazel was left in a poor way in her 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.








Sully

DOB - SEPT 2009 | Male | American Staffy Bull X

Sully is a lovely gentleman dog looking for a new home where he can settle in and be part of the family. He takes time to adjust to new people & situations but is extremely sweet once you win him over (which doesn't take long). Sully's ideal home will be one where he can receive lots of companionship and playtime while enjoying his daily walks. He loves to play fetch and make new doggy friends to play with too! Sully will be a very loving and affectionate boy in the right home.

He may suit full time workers however might take time to settle into his new home and may not cope initially.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Sully will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus lots of time spent inside the home with his new family.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Sully is timid so older children only who can give space and approach calmly and gently.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Curious and interested in test dog. May be slightly fearful with other dogs.


Rayner - In Foster

DOB - SEPT 2006 | Female | American Bulldog x Staffy

Rayner is a lovely older lady looking for a home where she can be given lots of company and enjoy a relaxing lifestyle. She came to us in poor condition but this has not deterred her wanting to interact & be friends with you. Rayner will suit a home with someone around most of the time where she can soak up the sun during the day and keep you warm at night inside the home. Rayner would make an ideal companion dog for those who can provide her a relaxing home environment.

Note: Rayner has some medical conditions to be discussed with new owner before adoption.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Rayner will require approximately 45 minutes exercise daily. She is an older girl and caution not to over exercise as she appears to get sore in her joints / legs.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older children only.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Appeared to be dog social however, with age and medical issues would suited to only dog or with another older dog if compatible.


Remmy

DOB - TBC (Senior Dog) | Female | Shar Pei X

Remmy is a timid but affectionate shar-pei who needs a home where he can be given lots of TLC. She appears to have been mistreated in the past and takes time to trust new people however once she warms to you is very affectionate and wants to give you lots of kisses. Remmy will need a home where she can form a strong bond with her owner/s and spend lots of time snuggling up inside the home with them. She is deserving of a relaxing & loving home to call her own with the right people.

She may be suitable for full time workers. Remmy will need a consistent diet & exercise plan in the new home to help bring her back to a healthy weight.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Remmy will require approximately 45 minutes of exercise daily plus lots of companionship inside the home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: No children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Not interested in other dogs. Will react if provoked so should be walked on lead and kept away from other dogs.

 

 

Summer - Adopted

DOB - SEPT 2009 | Female | Staffy X

Summer is a lovely older girl ready to find a new loving home to relax in. She is very friendly with all people she meets and loves giving you affection. Summer has good obedience skills, walks nicely on the lead and would suit a home where she can be a walking buddy! She still has an energetic side especially if given the chance to play a game of fetch with you. Summer is a lovely girl and would make a fantastic companion in the right home.

She may suit full time workers but will need time to settle in and adjust to her new home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Summer will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus lots of companionship inside the home with her family.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Summer may be suitable for children of most ages in the home. She is very friendly with people but being an older girl may prefer her own space at times.