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!




Rocko - Adopt Me!










Zoe - 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.

Rocko - Adopted

DOB -  | Male | Ridgeback X Greyhound

Rocko is a very sweet and social boy. He loves human company and is very well mannered. He knows basic manners such as sit, drop etc. Rocko will need some basic house rules training as he has never lived in a house before. Rocko has previously lived with Jake and it would great to see them rehomed together.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to moderately active owners who are willing to give me a place I can relax and retire in.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love an hour of activity daily 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 

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Zoe

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!







Diesel - Adopt Me!




Digby - 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.

Diesel

DOB - JUN 2008 | Male | Ridgeback

Diesel is a lovely mature boy, he is curious but cautious with new people and enjoys a gentle scratch once he gets to know you. He has plenty of love to offer and is just looking for the same in return.  Diesel would enjoy a home where he can indulge in the finer things in life such as a warm bed, cuddle on the couch and plenty of pets.  

MY IDEAL HOME: Ideally Diesel would go to a quiet home with a family wanting a companion dog to include inside the house. New owners will need to take their time with Diesel and give him lots of time to settle in. 

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a 1.5 hours walk each day plus enrichment at home

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possbile pending a meet

Digby

DOB - JUL 2005 | Male | Jack Russell

Digby is a polite older man who will happily greet you with excitement but has manners so usually won't jump. Digby loves his pats and cuddles and will take his spot on the lounge or your lap if he's allowed. Digby is a curious little man who likes to make sure anything is ok and he loves to let you know with lots of kisses. Although Dibgy likes pats and cuddles he does become a little uncomfortable when patted to rough. Digby is a true gentleman who will warm the hearts of his new owners.

MY IDEAL HOME:  I would ideally go to owners who want a polite gentleman. Owners would want a dog who likes my walks and sometimes my toy but loves to sit on your lap or share the couch.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy a leisurely stroll around the block each day

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Missy - Adopt Me!



Pebbles - Adopt Me!


Tyson - Adopt Me!




Missy

DOB - OCT 2007 | Female | Kelpie X Bull Terrier

Missy is a very sweet, gentle and loving girl who can be a little sensitive. She LOVES affection and attention and will push into you to receive it. She is quite active mentally and physically, as she likes to be doing something to keep her busy. She is very eager to please and she wants to know she is doing a good job. Missy is a lovely girl who may need a little time to settle into her new home.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would love a family who want a sweet active girl to join the family. I may need a little time to settle into my new home as I have lived in a kennel environment most of my life.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy an hour of activity daily and plenty of enrichment.

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 a little picky with my doggy friends.

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.

Tyson

DOB - OCT 2005 | Male | Am Staffy Bull Terrier

Tyson is an energetic boy for is age and is happy to investigate and explore on his own aswel as interacting and playing with people. Tyson can jump on greet and when excited but does settle quickly once he remembers his manners. Tyson is a sweet boy that will be amazing once he finds the right home.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would love to go home with my friend Zena, but we can be rehomed separately. New owners would ideally want a dog who is happy outside and has slept outside in the past but is still allowed inside to be involved in the family activities and share the couch.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love an hour of activity daily and plenty of enrichment.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Zena - Adopt Me!


Lucky - Adopt Me!

Artie - Adopt Me!


Zena

DOB - OCT 2008 | Female | Am Staffy Bull Terrier X Doberman

Zena is a gorgeous girl. She is more affectionate then tyson and does like to be with you to get cuddles. She can get quite excited at times and jumps up to give you kisses. She is quite a confident girl and once she settles in to her new home will make a great addition to a lucky family.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would love to go home with my friend Tyson, but we can be rehomed separately.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 45 minute walks daily plus games and mental stimulation.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Lucky

DOB - FEB 2008 | Female | Rotti X Kelpie

Lucky is a very loving and friendly girl. She is very passionate about receiving affection and if given the opportunity she could lay on her back for a belly rub for hours! Lucky has a soft nature and would suit any loving household. She is fairly low maintenance and will just need to learn the house rules. Lucky has spent some time in foster care where she proved to be the pawfect house guest, she is toilet trained and sleeps well at night on her bed.

MY IDEAL HOME: I love human company so I need people who will include me as part of their family and allow me to spend time inside. I love a daily walk and snoozing in the sunshine.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love an hour of 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: I'd prefer to be the only dog in my household

Artie

DOB - NOV 2007 | Male | Labrador

Artie is an affectionate and social boy. He loves to be around people ad leans against you for cuddles. He does tend to jump up upon greet so his new owners must be wlling to do some training with him to show him the polite way to greet new people. Although he is older he still loves to run around and enjoys being out and about. Artie needs a new home where he can relax in the evening and be apart of the family.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would suit an older couple that want an easy going dog.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 30 minute walks daily.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Major - Adopt Me!

Angel - Adopt Me!
 

Major

DOB -  AUG 2004 | Male | German Shepherd

Major is a big old boy who is dog social with familiar dogs and likes human interaction but is also happy on his own. Major is happy to receive pats and cuddles although may not be over affectionate untill he gets to now you then he will be a mate for life. Major does enjoy the comfort of his bed and likes to sleep the days away given the chance.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to owners who want a mature man and are hasppy for him to live out his golden years in the comfort of a loving home.

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

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Cammy

DOB - NOV 2004 | Male | Mixed

Cammy is a social boy. He is happy to greet new people and will jump up on you for a gentle pat. He is not fond of rough handling so gentle pats is a must. Cammy is a lovely boy who needs some TLC from his new owners.

MY IDEAL HOME:  I would ideally go to an active retired couple who can give Cammy the attention I deserve.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need a 30 minute walk daily plus games and enrichment at home.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

 
     
     

 

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