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

Delilah - Adopt Me!






Datson - Adopt Me!















Missy - Adopt Me!























Delilah - Adopted

DOB - OCT 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 new home will need high fences as I have been known to jump fences.

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

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

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

Datson - In Foster

DOB - JUN 2008 | Male | Am Staffy Bull Terrier

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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.

Missy - In foster

DOB - DEC 2008 | Female | Am Bulldog

Missy is a gorgeous girl! She is very sweet and just loves being with people. She is a low maintenance dog who enjoys going for a walk and having a cuddle. Missy is a regular in our office and is very well behaved inside and toilet trained. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a  family who have lots of time to spend with me and will give me a comfy bed inside. Missy would be the perfect companion for someone who works from home as she is great company.

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: I would prefer to be the only dog in my new home.

Cooper - Adopt Me!










Axel - Adopt Me!






Wolf - Adopt Me!










Cooper

DOB - APR 2007 | Male | Doberman X

Cooper may look big and tough but he really is just a big marshmallow! Cooper still has lots of spunk and energy, he'll love a daily walk and a family that will include him in their lives. Cooper will be a great family dog, he's very easy to care for and already trained!!

MY IDEAL HOME: I may suit full time workers so long as I am given enough time to settle into my new home and my daily exercise needs can be met.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I would love to join you for at least 2 x 30 minute walks each day, plus be given plenty of toys and mental enrichment when at home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I am great with kids over 8 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: I prefer my own space.

Axel

DOB - AUG 2008 | Male | Staffy x

Axel is a lovely and friendly boy. He already has basic training and will do anything for a tasty snack. Axel with need a competent owner who will be able to build his trust with other dogs, at the moment he feels happiest walking in quiet areas where there are no other dogs. Axel could live with full time workers as long as his companionship needs are met and he gets to spend lots of time inside the house with his family.

MY IDEAL HOME: Ideally my new owners would be experienced with dogs and very loving.

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

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: I need to be the only dog in my family.

Woof

DOB - MAR 2008 | Male | Kelpie X Staffy

Woof is a very sweet natured man who simply wants to be around people. He immediately initiates physical contact and loves affection. He is true to his breed and is very smart and loyal. Wolf should fit into any loving home as long as he gets lots of companionship and is not left outside on his own.

MY IDEAL HOME: I love company so would prefer to live with someone who is home with me each day.

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 a family with dog savvy children over 10 years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Earl - Adopt Me!








Elmo - Adopt Me!

Pav - Adopt Me!




Earl - Adopted

DOB - JUN 2007 | Male | Labrador

Earl is a lovely older gentleman seeking a home where he can retire in style.  Earl is very affectionate and loves leaning in for a good cuddle.  He can get a bit annoyed by ill mannered dogs, so would prefer to be an only dog in his new home to make the most of his retirement.  If you have a big enough heart to welcome this older gent, he will not disappoint.

MY IDEAL HOME: I am a lovely older gent looking for a retired couple wanting a companion.  I enjoy being taken for a slow amble around the block before crashing for a snooze in the sun.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I need to live in an adult only household.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Elmo - In Foster

DOB - JUN 2004 | Male | Maltese

Elmo is a beautiful older gent looking for somewhere to retire and be pampered.  Elmo does not need a large amount of exercise and will generally be happiest following you around the house as you undertake your daily chores.

MY IDEAL HOME:  I would best suit a retired couple who are looking for a companion and someone to share their retirement.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I need a quieter household without children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Pav 

DOB - JUN 2005 | Male | Kelpie X Rotti

Pav is a lovely gentleman seeking a home where he can retire.  He is still quite active for his age and loves being taken for walks or trips to the beach.  Pav loves company and is very quick to come in for a snuggle, so be prepared to make some room on your couch for this guy.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would love to go home with either a stay at home worker or possibly a part time worker as I love company and will need a family that can exercise me regularly.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need at least 2 x30 minute walks each day plus plenty of toys and mental enrichment to prevent boredom.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.