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 programme comes in. This programme 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.

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.
















Bullet - Adopt Me!








Chelsea- Adopt Me!











Boston

DOB - APR 2006 | Male | Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Boston is a loving gentle old man who will never turn down cuddles or a belly rub. He loves to be with his humans and can stress when they are out, so he is looking for a patient family who will take him wherever they go. Boston only needs a gentle lead walk and would suit someone who is also in their golden years like him. You cannot help but adore this man when you meet him.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with children 8+.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

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Bullet - In Foster

DOB - MAY 2009 |Male | Staffy X

Bullet`s life goal is to be with people as much as possible, he is a true Staffy who does not like being on his own and will whine at the beginning like he is trying to call out to you to come back. This is a big change for Bullet so he is going to need owners who will allow him to be with them as much as possible, he is very loving so will be the perfect boy to be your best friend. Bullet would love a relaxed home that will spoil him, he will need to be taken for walks daily and after his walk provided with a lovely warm bed to sleep in at night.

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

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet. Bullet is choosy about his 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.

Buddy 

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.








 

 






Peppa - In Foster

DOB - NOV 2004 | Male | Mastiff x Staffy

Peppa is in her golden years but no one has told her because she still loves to run, jump and really enjoys the great outdoors. She must be re-homed with her man Harry as they have been together their whole lives and it would be cruel to separate them. We are looking for someone that will open their homes and hearts to these 2 older beauties, although they are big, they are older and a very easygoing pair to have around.

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

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet. 


Harry - In Foster

DOB - MAY 2005 | Male | Australian Cattledog

Harry is in love with his wife Peppa and must be re-homed with her, he is always checking to see where she is and generally not too far from her side. He is still an active boy who will enjoy daily walks and would love an easy going home that he can hang out in and enjoy his retirement years. Both Harry and Peppa are gorgeous dogs who do not deserve to be in a kennels at their age and are desperately looking for someone to give them a chance.

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

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet. 

Russell

DOB - June 2006 | Male | Jack Russell x

Russell is an older but lively JRT looking for a loving home where he can spend lots of time relaxing inside the home with his family. He enjoys getting out for his walks, roaming in the yard and keeping his people company. Russell would best suit a home with someone around most of the time so he can keep them lots of company & love. In the right home Russell is sure to fit in nicely and enjoy his senior years which hopefully are for years to come!

He may suit full time workers but would be best suited to someone who can give him LOTS of companionship inside the home given his age.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: approx. 30-45 minutes exercise daily plus lots of time spent inside the home with his family.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Suited to home with children 13yrs+.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Prefers own space. Does not appear to want doggy friends!




Casey

DOB - AGE TBC (est. 8yrs) | Male | Border Collie

Good day everyone, my name is Casey. They tell me that I am an older man but I am certainly not feeling the years at all. I still like a good walk and sure it`s always fun to be a bit mischievous so I will try to keep you entertained. I don`t understand why I need a new home but I can tell you that I was not looked after in my last one, they did not treat my skin when it hurt so I have lost quite a lot of hair on my back and tail but they say it will grow back, doesn`t my photo make me look amazing though? I am desperate to not stay here at the refuge too long and I am praying that someone will take me home.

Will be suited to part time worker/s or one stay at home parent.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Casey will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Suited to home with children 10rs+.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy with dog friends.

Bella - In Foster

DOB - MAY 2007 | Female | Mixed Breed

Hello, I`m Bella. I have been lucky enough to be on foster since I came to the refuge. I have overheard my foster carers tell people that I am amazing, which I already knew! So I will tell you a bit about me. I love walks and socialising with new humans as you guys give great cuddles. I like to chase my ball and I will give it back when you ask because I have trained you to throw it for me again. I would be fine with people that have to go to work during the day once I am given a nice yard so I can enjoy the sun and I also have to be inside with you guys when you are home. Other than that like they said i`m great!

Suited to full or part time worker/s.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Dog savvy children 8yrs+

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Dog social.

Tommy

DOB - JUNE 2006 | Male | Kelpie X

Tommy is a lovely, senior kelpie looking for a home where he can spend lots of time inside the home with his new family. Despite his age he will still love his daily walks and activities to keep his smart brain entertained. Tommy's perfect home will be one where he can bond strongly with his owner/s and keep them lots of company. In the right home Tommy will make a fantastic, obedient companion.

Part or fulltime workers.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: approx. 1 hour of exercise daily plus lots of time spent inside the home with his family.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Has lived with young children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy and does not appear to want to interact with other dogs. As a senior kelpie will suit an only dog home.