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

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!




Gympie - 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

Gympie

DOB - SEPT 2007 | Female | Kelpie

Gympie is a lovely older girl, she loves being with people but is not demanding for attention. Gympie has not spent alot of time in a home environment so her new family must give her some time to settle in and learn the house rules. She already knows basic doggie manners and is generally quite calm but loves to have a romp around in the yard and a splash in the pool! Gympie is a regular in our office and is perfectly behaved inside and toilet trained, she really is a beautiful girl. 

MY IDEAL HOME: Ideally my new owners would be retirees or part time workers as I love company. I deserve a good home with lots of pats and a comfy bed inside the house.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy an hour activity 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

Missy - Adopt Me!



Pebbles - Adopt Me!


Stone - 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.

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.

Snowy - Adopt Me!



Snowy

DOB - OCT 2004 | Male | Kelpie

Snowy is a gorgeous older boy that is looking for a lovely family to spend the rest of his days with. Full time workers are fine once he is getting the attentioin and human contact he needs when owners are home. Snowy is an older boy so will need somewhere he can relax and retire with his new family.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a family that want an easy going fella. I do have basic manners and am still quite eager to learn.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy an hour of 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.