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!






Lizzie - Adopt Me!















DJ - Adopt Me!





















Delilah

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.

Lizzie

DOB - SEPT 2004 | Female | Labrador X

Lizzie s 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. 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. Lizzie likes the company of other dogs but she isn't interested in playing. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to an active retired couple who want a companion who can just hang around with them.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need at 30 minute walk daily plus companionship.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

DJ

DOB - APR 2009 | Male | Labrador

DJ is a gorgeous boy that loves people! He does get quite excited when he first sees you and can jump up at times. His new owners must be willing to commit to teaching him that that is not appropriate as he is quite a big boy. Like most labs he can be snappy with his food so he will need to be monitored with this but overall he is a gorgeous boy. DJ is more pushy then Phoebe but is very very affectionate and loves nothing more than a butt scratch! Awesome pair!

MY IDEAL HOME: I am looking for a loving home that is willing to take me and my friend Phoebe. I will be fine with full time workers as I have Phoebe to keep me company but it is important I get plenty of toys to keep me occupied and am inside with the family when they are home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx 2 x 30 minute walks daily to help shed them kilos to prevent any health issues in the future.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Phoebe - Adopt Me!









Fen - Adopt Me!





Bronson - Adopt Me!









Phoebe

DOB - APR 2009 | Female | Labrador

Phoebe is looking for a family that is willing to open their homes for her and her friend DJ. She is the more laid back of the 2 and can get pushed to the side abit by DJ so it is important that she get some alone time and just as much attention. She does get very excited to see you and tries to jump but is too heavy and only manages a hop instead. She is a sweet girl that will need a calm home to relax and spend the rest of her days with her bestie DJ.

MY IDEAL HOME: I am looking for a loving home that is willing to take me and my friend DJ. I will be fine with full time workers as I have DJ to keep me company but it is important I get plenty of toys to keep me occupied and am inside with the family when they are home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I ill require approx 2 x 30 minute walks daily to help shed them kilos to prevent any health issues in the future.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Fen

DOB - MAR 2003 | Male | Siberian Husky

Fen is a dear older boy who has quite the personality. For his age he is quite active and likes to explore pretty much everything. He is your typical Sib in many ways, as he is happy to be around you just not on you and has his own agenda. He is not overly tactile, but he is kind of perlite about it and he will just wriggle to get away. Owners who love the breed will adore this character of a man.

MY IDEAL HOME: I must go to experienced owners who know my breed and understand them. My breed is not  for the faint hearted.  I must be included as a member of the family.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will be happy with a half hour walk each day and plenty of enrichment to prevent me from becoming bored.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I would be suitable for a home with older children over 16 years.

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

Bronson

DOB - DEC 2004 | Male | Border Collie

Bronson is looking for a loving home where he can spend his golden years. He hasn't had a settled home over the last few months so is looking for a place that he can retire and call his own. Bronson is quite well behaved and does have basic manners but you can always teach an old dog new tricks! He loves people and will need to go to a home that are happy to have him where they are. He is a beautiful boy that may take time to adjust to his new surroundings but once he does will settle in nicely.

MY IDEAL HOME: I am looking for a relaxing home that I can be inside with the family.

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

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.