Small Dogs

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Marley and Roxy - Bonded Pair

DOB Marley - OCT 2010 | Male | Small Mixed Breed
DOB Roxy - APR 2011 | Female | Chihuahua X

Hello! I'm Roxy, and this is my bestie for life, Marley.
Marley is a 6-year-old male Small Mixed Breed, and I'm a 6-year-old female Chihuahua X.
I'm a princess and Marley is a pri.......well, Marley is a bit of a goof, to be honest with you, but that's why I love him. We're both super affectionate and love to jump up on your lap for cuddles.
We must be inside as this is what we are used to and it's where we are the happiest. Cosying up to our humans is the best feeling in the world.
So, Marley is quite a confident lad, who waltzes around with his tail wagging and his nose up in the air, taking in all the scents around him. As much as he doesn't want to admit it, he would be a fabulous candidate for group training...he's quite a smart boy, but lacks socialisation skills, so I think this would help him. Me, on the other hand, I'm a social butterfly and like to befriend any sized dogs.
We're both quite lively and love our walks together. I love to investigate the world around me, and Marley likes to just wander around aimlessly, enjoying life.
We do ask that we're not homed with children though, older teens would be better - this is because Marley isn't a huge fan of younger kids. I'm not that fond of them either...sorry!
If you like the sound of us, please ask to see us outside of Kennel in one of Dogs' Refuge Home's lovely yards. Marley is a bit of a nutter in kennel, but is wonderfully well-behaved outside of kennel.
We hope to see you soon.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Marley will require 2x 30 minute walks and Roxy will require 1x 30 minute walk. Marley and Roxy will need to be indoor dogs and will need to be left with enrichment toys to keep their minds occupied if being left alone for longer periods of time.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Older dog-savvy teens only

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Best suited to being the only dogs in the house.


DOB - JUN 2015 | Male | Small Mixed Breed

Budgie is a polite young dog who is much in need of a home with owners who can guide him. He does not appear to have received training before and lacks in basic skills, walking on a lead etc although he is quite calm & well mannered. Budgie can be unsure so patient owners who can give him lots of time and encouragement while forming a strong bond is a must. He is a smart boy and learns things quickly, with the right owners Budgie will make a wonderful little companion.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Budgie will require approximately 1 hour of exercised daily. He will need someone home most of the time so he can settle in and they can dedicate lots of time to training him. Budgie appears to be lacking basic obedience skills and he is not good with other dogs.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Budgie is only suited to older dog-savvy kids who are gentle.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Budgie is dog reactive and his new owners will need to manage this. Please call us for more information.



DOB - JAN 2016 | Male | Kelpie X

Pepe is a lively young boy who is eager to find a home where he can receive lots of guidance and TLC. He did not come to us in the best condition as you may tell from his skin and is lacking in basic obedience skills but he is a very friendly boy and will bond in time with his new human family.
Pepe will need an active lifestyle where he can receive lots of love, companionship and enjoy mental enrichment daily. He is a little ripper and once settled into the right home will make an amazing member of the household.

MY ENERGY LEVEL + REQUIREMENTS: Pepe will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily. He will need mental enrichment such as being fed from kongs, toys to chew on / play with as well as training games with his new family. Pepe may take time to settle into his new home and will need someone home most of the time during this period. He lacks basic obedience and is strongly recommended to attend group classes, this may assist with his dog reactivity too. Pepe has some skin issues that will need to be discussed with our clinic department.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Pepe may suit children in the home as long as he is given time to settle with them without being overly handled.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Pepe will need to be the only dog in his home. He can become quite reactive to other dogs and will need slow introductions to new, calm and friendly dogs. He is not a dog for the dog park/beach etc.



DOB - JUL 2012 | Female | Corgi X Jack Russell Terrier

Taffy is a shy little Corgi x who is desperate to find a loving home where she can be a companion dog. She is a timid girl and will take time to form the bond with her new owner/s. Taffy will best suit a quiet household where she is the only pet and can be spoilt with all the affection.
She is happy to potter around the home following you everywhere you go although does need to learn proper house rules. Taffy will bond strongly with her people and is sure to be a loyal little companion in the right home.

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: Taffy will require approximately 30-45 mins of exercise daily. She is a shy girl and will be best walking in quiet areas where she can explore with her nose. Taffy will need to go to part time / stay at home workers, she struggles when left alone initially but does settle. She is a very timid girl and needs slow introductions to new people / friendly dogs. She does not like children and will growl at them. Taffy must go to someone who has a quiet household with no other pets or children. Would make a great companion for a senior person/s as long as the rest of the criteria fits.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: No children, no exceptions. Taffy does not like children what-so-ever and should not be around them.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Taffy must be the only dog in the home as she does not like to share her humans with other pets. Taffy needs slow introductions to calm / friendly dogs as she is shy and unsure.