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!




Buddy - Adopt Me!








Roxy - 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.

Buddy - Adopted

DOB - SEPT 2006 | Male | Mixed

Bubby is a sweet independent boy who has not had the best life previous. He adores attention from familiar people, but when he has had enough he will just walk away. He is a man who knows what he wants and is a little set in his ways, but in saying that he just wants to be with his people. Buddy may need a little time to settle into his new home, but once bonded you’ll have a loyal friend for life.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need owners who want a loving boy - a know what he wants type of dog - to join the family. I must be allowed inside with you and be wherever you are.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace to life.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I prefer an adult only household.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet - I can be a little picky with my doggy friends.

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Roxy - Adopted

DOB - AUG 2006 | Female | Kelpie

Roxy is a very sweet natured and polite girl. She is quite social and affectionate for a kelpie and is very well mannered. If Roxy is rehomed into a suburban home she may need some guidance and training to help her settle in (once settled should be fine but may need some room in the barkyard). Lovely girl!!

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family familiar with the kelpie breed. New owners should be moderately active and want a dog they can take for daily walks and play.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love an hour of activity each daily and plenty of mental stimulation.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Uno - Adopt Me!






Tiger - Adopt Me!


Yammy - Adopt Me!





Uno - Adopted

DOB - 2008 | Male | Staffy Bull Terrier

Uno is your typical sweet loving and slightly needy older staffy. He has a calm and gentle nature as he will come over to you and push in for a pat. He is a little sit in his ways, and has slight selective hearing at times, but he can be a bit of a gentle man when he wants to be. He does tend to vocalize to get your attention and when left for too long, but once he is with people he calms and is content. He is a boy that will need a little time to bond, but once he has he will be a loyal loving companion who has loads of love to give.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need a quiet calm home where I will be centre of attention and just mull around the home. I would suit owners looking for a calm well-mannered boy who is slightly needy to join the family.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace to life and plenty of companionship.

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 a little picky with my doggy friends.

Tiger - Adopted

DOB - JUL 2006 | Male | Kelpie

Tiger is a loving calm easy going happy boy who adores people. He has a great fun loving nature and he takes life in his stride, as nothing much really phasers him. He is very well manner and eager to please and is such a gentleman.  He LOVES to play as he adores his tennis balls, the game fetch is his favourite but when tired he will play by himself. He loves belly rubs as he will roll on his back to receive it. Tiger has a heart of gold and will make a wonderful companion.

MY IDEAL HOME: I am best suited for semi-retired person/s where I can follow you and be wherever you are. I must be allowed inside as I have been an inside dog all my life and would not cope otherwise.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace of life.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Yammy - Adopted

DOB - APR 2008 | Male | Staffy Bull Terrier

Yammy is a very sweet and king boy who can be a little shy with new people at first. Once he is knows you he is more than happy to accept affection and adores his cuddles. He has a very soft and sensitive nature and he tends to takes things to heart, but in saying that he is quite outgoing and playful when he is in the mood. Yammy is very much a companion dog and must be treated as such.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need a family who want a sweet calm and gentle boy to join the family. I must be an inside dog as I don't cope being on my own outside, as I freak out with load noises and storms. Owners must understand when I am scared I freak out I can scale fences.

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 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Missy - Adopt Me!


Mr X - Adopt Me!


Stone - Adopt Me!



Missy

DOB - DEC 2008 | Female | Am Bulldog

Missy is a sweet girl who does not cope that well in the refuge environment. She is generally polite but does forget her weight and strength occasionally. She loves human contact and can be quite affectionate once she knows you. Missy also loves to run around and play. Missy does need some guidance and training training from her new owners. Once Missy has settled into her new home she will make a great family companion.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a moderately active family who want a companion dog.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy an hour of activity each day.

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 choosey with my canine friends.

Mr X - Adopted

DOB - NOV 2004 | Male | German Shepherd

Mr X is one gorgeous sweet heart of a boy who is an absolute pleasure to be around. He has a wonderful loving nature and he adores all the attention he can get. He is quite the talker when he receives attention as he will vocalize away. Mr is an easy going non demanding boy who will be a loyal loving companion once bonded.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would suit semi- retired or retired owners looking for a real sweetheart to make your home whole.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy daily walks and plenty of companionship.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Stone

DOB - JUN 2007 | Male | Am Bull Terrier

Stone is a very sweet boy who does lack some basic manners. He can be quite an affectionate boy who does jump up when excited. Stone will need guidance and training from his new owners. Stone will also need lots of time to settle into his new home.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family who are have had some experience with larger dogs and are willing to put lots of time into training me.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy 1.5 hours of activity daily and companionship at home.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Do Joe - Adopt Me!
Nanna - Adopt Me!

Pebbles - Adopt Me!

Do Joe - Adopted

DOB - JUL 2008 | Male | Mastiff

Do Joe is an extremely soft natured and fearful boy. He spent the first year of his life tired up in a shed and the next two years in kennels where he had little socialisation or human company. Due to this he is extremely nervous and takes time to warm to new people and environments. In saying that, he is the most soft natured boy ever and would not hurt a fly! Once he is familiar with you, you will get little tail wags and he is happy to accept lots of cuddles and kisses. New owners must understand that Do Joe has never been a family member or ever been allowed in a home environment so it may take weeks for him to come out of his shell and be comfortable in the home (although it will be very rewarding once he does).

MY IDEAL HOME: I must go to owners who are very experianced with fearful dogs. New owners must be prepared to put in the time and energy into slowly introducing me to new things.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace to life.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Nanna - Adopted

DOB - NOV 2007 | Female | Mastiff

Nanna is a very fun loving girl who will bond quickly with her new owners. She is an easy girl to have around and is happy to laze around, play with you or entertain herself. She is a little (or a lot) overweight so does tier quickly. She may take time to get use to living inside, having access to both inside and outside would be ideal (fine for her to be outside when owners are not home). Nanna will bark at some noises or people outside of her property but is happy to say hi to anyone who gives her a treat. Once Nanna has settled into a new home she will make a very loving companion.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family experienced with the mastiff breed. New owners must be understanding of my past and be willing to give me time to settle into a new home environment (I have been very adaptable since coming to the refuge).

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a slower pace to life.

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

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

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.