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

Bonnie - Adopt Us!

Bonnie - Adopted

DOB - FEB 2003 | Female | Cocker Spaniel

Bonnie is a sweet older girl looking for a family willing to welcome a retiree into their home.  Bonnie loves cuddles and laying in the sun snoozing the afternoon away.  Bonnie still gets the odd burst of energy which will have you laughing and would make a wonderful companion for any family.

MY IDEAL HOME: I am a lovely older girl looking for a home to retire in.  I may suit full time workers so long as I am given plenty of time to settle into my new home before being left alone.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will only need 1 x 30 minute walk each day to meet my exercise needs, plus plenty of toys and mental enrichment when at home.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.