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

Milky - Adopt Me!






Datson - Adopt Me!















Missy - Adopt Me!























Milky

DOB - APL 2009 | Male | Poodle Miniature

Milky is a sweet boy, he needs a home with only older adults and no children as he likes his food a little too much. He is an affectionate little dude and very much a lapdog that would snuggle you for hours. Milky actually prefers men but doesn`t take too long to warm to women once you let him come to you in his own time. He needs a home that are experienced dog owners and are happy to give him his space.

MY IDEAL HOME: I am best suited to part time workers.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not good with children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Datson - In Foster

DOB - JUN 2008 | Male | Am Staffy Bull Terrier

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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.

Missy - In foster

DOB - DEC 2008 | Female | Am Bulldog

Missy is a gorgeous girl! She is very sweet and just loves being with people. She is a low maintenance dog who enjoys going for a walk and having a cuddle. Missy is a regular in our office and is very well behaved inside and toilet trained. 

MY IDEAL HOME: I would ideally go to a  family who have lots of time to spend with me and will give me a comfy bed inside. Missy would be the perfect companion for someone who works from home as she is great company.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I enjoy an hour of activity each day.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: I would prefer to be the only dog in my new home.

Katherine - Adopt Me!










Axel - Adopt Me!






Wolf - Adopt Me!










Katherine - Adopted

DOB - AUG 2004 | Female | Staffy

Katherine loves people and all she wants is to be with someone as much as possible. She is an older lady that would love a calm home to spend her days and hang out with her humans. Katherine gets extremely excited to see you so she does just up and paw at your legs however her nails are sharp and it can hurt so her new family should work on teaching her to approach with all 4 paws on the floor. It is likely the jumping will minimise anyways when she goes home and settles in. She is a very affectionate girl that would love a home to call her own and spend her golden years.

MY IDEAL HOME: I am better to go to someone that is home quite abit.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require approx. 1 x 30 minute walks daily.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Would suit children 8+.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Axel

DOB - AUG 2008 | Male | Staffy x

Axel is a lovely and friendly boy. He already has basic training and will do anything for a tasty snack. Axel with need a competent owner who will be able to build his trust with other dogs, at the moment he feels happiest walking in quiet areas where there are no other dogs. Axel could live with full time workers as long as his companionship needs are met and he gets to spend lots of time inside the house with his family.

MY IDEAL HOME: Ideally my new owners would be experienced with dogs and very loving.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need at least a 45 minute 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: I need to be the only dog in my family.

Woof 

DOB - MAR 2008 | Male | Kelpie X Staffy

Woof is a very sweet natured man who simply wants to be around people. He immediately initiates physical contact and loves affection. He is true to his breed and is very smart and loyal. Wolf should fit into any loving home as long as he gets lots of companionship and is not left outside on his own.

MY IDEAL HOME: I love company so would prefer to live with someone who is home with me each day.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will need at least 2 x 30 minute walks each day plus plenty of toys and mental enrichment when at home.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Bronson - Adopt Me!









Maverick - Adopt Me!


Chelsea - Adopt Me!




Bronson - In Foster

DOB - NOV 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 may suit full time workers once I have plenty of mental enrichment to keep me occupied when my owners are out, I also adore people so I must be inside with the family getting human companionship when they are home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I am looking for  relaxing home that I can be inside with the family. I will require approx 2 x 30 minute walks daily.

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Maverick

DOB - JUL 2006 | Male | Rottweiler

Maverick is a gorgeous boy that just wants to be rubbed, if you stop he will clearly tell you not to by nudging your hand. Don`t be fooled by his age though he does still hop around like a puppy when you get him all excited. Maverick is desperately looking for a home that will be his forever!

MY IDEAL HOME: I am looking for a calm home where I do not have to worry about young kids bothering me and I can just relax. Full time workers are fine but must be inside with my mum and dad when they are home as it is what I is used to. 

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Although I am older I will still require approx 2 x 30 minute walks daily. This will decrease as I grow older.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Not to be rehomed with children under any circumstances. 

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Not good with other animals. 

Chelsea

DOB - JUL 2007 | Female | Alaskan Malamute

Chelsea is looking for a loving home where she can retire in peace and enjoy her golden years. She is still quite a spunky lady that loves to go for a walk however was never taught how to walk politely on lead so does tend to pull. She enjoys having a garden to just stroll around and so she can sniff everything possible, she loves it so much that she would barely notice you there with her however in the home that is a different story as she is very affectionate! Chelsea also enjoys chasing a ball which you will get great entertainment out of as she is so uncoordinated. Just like us, she is looking for a companion to call her own.

MY IDEAL HOME: It would be best that I am inside and have owners that work part time.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I require minimal exercise and would rather hang out at home.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I can't live with kids.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Twingo - Adopt Me!



Diesel - Adopt Me! Rupert - Adopt Me!

 Twingo 

DOB - JUL 2007 | Male | Kelpie Mix

Twingo is a charming older gent looking for a home to enjoy his twilight years.  Twingo is a quite an independent guy and will happily explore the world before coming back for a bit of a snuggle.  If you are looking for a happy go lucky guy to join your family, then look no further, Twingo is the dude for you.

MY IDEAL HOME: I may suit full time workers so long as my daily exercise needs can be met aI am left with plenty of mental enrichment when home alone. 

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Although I am a bit older, I would still love to be taken for at least 2 x 45 minute walks each day to tire me out.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I could live with dog savvy kids 10+ years.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.

Diesel - In Foster

DOB - MAY 2008  | Male | Rhodesian Ridgeback

Diesel is a soft natured boy who is cautious yet curious on greet, especially with new people. Diesel is polite and doesn't jump up on greet or when excited. Diesel is happy to interact but on his own terms, he should not be forced to interact with you. Diesel likes pats and massages, but doesn't remain still for very long as he is a bit of a worrier and needs to know that things around him are okay. Once Diesel has had time to settle, he will make a wonderful member of a loving family.

MY IDEAL HOME:  I am a big stress head and do not like to be left alone so must go to owners that work no more  then part time hours.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I will require 2 walks a day at 30 minutes at a time. 

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

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet. 

Rupert 

DOB - AUG 2003 | Male | Shih Tzu 

Rupert is a distinguished older gentleman looking for a home where he can enjoy his retirement.  He can be a bit shy of new people, but once he gets comfortable you will not be able to move him off your lap.  Rupert would be great for a retired couple wanting a companion throughout the day.  Rupert is a wonderful boy looking for an equally amazing family to call his own.

MY IDEAL HOME: I may suit part time workers.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: I would love to be taken for at lest 1 x 30 minute walks each day.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: I may suit children 10+.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Possible pending meet.