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

Leroy - Adopt Me!




Paddy - Adopt Me!






Button - Adopt Me!















Leroy - Adopted

DOB - JAN 2007 | Male | Cattle Dog

Leroy is an out-going sweet happy boy who will have you in fits of laughter. He can be excitable on greet and is extremely social with people. He will jump up on but he listens and settle down well. Leroy is a very playful and fun loving boy who loves to bounce around and play with his toys. He can also be quite affectionate when he is calm and does become more affectionate as he gets to know you. Leroy is a great little dog who will be a fun loving family dog.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to an active family want a fun loving funny boy to join the family. I must be included as an active member of the family as I need to be with people.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love daily walks and plenty of stimulation at home.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Paddy

DOB - FEB 2006 | Male | Boxer

Paddy is an gorgeous sweet, loving boy who is and absolute gentleman. He has a wonderful sweet loving nature and a heart of gold. He loves people and he loves to please. He is quite and laid back and easy going boy who loves being with his people.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need a loving family who will include me fully as a member of the inside family.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy 1 hour of activity daily and and plenty of companionship.

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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Button - Adopted

DOB - MAR 2006 | Female | Shih Tzu X JRT

Button is extremely sweet and given time to bond she will be a true companion. She needs some time and patience. She is quite a nervous little girl she will need to be an inside dog as she is a true companion.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need patient owners who will work to establish a bond with me.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy 1 hour of activity daily and plenty of companionship.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I'd prefer an adult only household.

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

Ntiro - Adopt Me!





Jock - Adopt Me!
Alice - Adopt Me!




Nitro - Adopted

DOB - MAY 2008 | Male | Am Staffy X Bull Mastiff

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Nitro has a glass half full attitude. Nitro is quite simply a fun loving and affectionate boy who can be a little boisterous and exuberant however he has a heart of gold and has quite a soft nature. Nitro needs a home with owners who will treat him like a member of their family.

MY IDEAL HOME: I need a home with moderately active owners who are prepared to treat me like a member of the family and not simply put me in the back yard.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I love daily walks and plenty of companionship.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy children over 8 years who are involved in my training.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Jock 

DOB - 2005 | Male | Blue Heeler X Rotti

Jock is a boy who is full of life! He is an outgoing and happy boy who has energy to burn. He can be a tad boisterous but is very eager to please. Overall, he's a great dog.

MY IDEAL HOME: I would love an active family who will provide plenty of stimulation to exercise my mind and body.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I am full of beans and love plenty of playtime and stimulation.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with calm, dog savvy children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet, however cats may not be my friend.

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.