Small Dogs

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Fenix - In Foster

DOB - JUNE 2014 | Female | Kelpie Cross (Small to Medium Mix)

Fenix is a shy but extremely sweet girl looking for a home where she can spend lots of time inside the home with her family. She can take time to warm up to new people but once she does Fenix will mosey over into your lap for belly rubs before crawling & rolling around on the floor in excitement. Fenix will need owners who can take her to obedience classes and further her skills as well as socialisation with new people & doggy friends! In the right family and with guidance, Fenix will make an extremely loving addition to the home.

She will need to go to part time / stay at home workers as she is very young, has shown stress on her own and will need time to settle into her new home.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Fenix will require approximately 1 hour of exercise daily plus lots of companionship.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Fenix may suit older children (13yrs+) in the home who can give her space when required and read her body language. She can be fearful/shy with new people and lacks a lot of confidence when being petted / handled.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Appears to be dog social. Fenix will benefit from further socialisation with friendly dogs and she can lack confidence at times.



Yemen - In Foster

DOB - JULY 2004 | Male | JRT X

Hey, I am Yemen. I am an older man who is looking for a new home that I can retire in. My favourite thing to do is run, I feel free and it is so much fun! I have got to admit my little legs do not go as fast as they used to but I do the best I can. I am the ideal lapdog and I am in need of a home that will allow me to be just that. I promise to be an amazing companion if you just give me a chance.

Preference to a home with a stay at home parent or part time worker so he can enjoy the company and companionship in his dotage.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Yemen will require minimal exercise but does still need a yard where he can run during the day.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Aged 8yrs+ who are calm and gentle due to his age.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Dog social - could be re-homed with another older little dog or a calm, smaller dog.


Dave

DOB - JULY 2015 | Male | Cattledog/Heeler x Corgi

Hey humans I am Dave. Don`t be fooled by my size I love to run, jump, play and chew. I have been left to do whatever I want so I don`t really have any manners, the trainers here have said that I need lots of training and someone willing to do it with me. I would love an active home with very patient owners that will understand I am young so I love nothing more then getting up to some mischief. I promise that when I get my exercise I do relax. I hear that some dogs get to be lapdogs? I wouldn`t mind trying that out.... So do you think you could take on the Dave challenge?

MY ENERGY LEVEL: Dave will require approx. 2 x 30 minute walks daily plus mental stimulation. He is a young dog that has been left to his own devices and is going to need training and support to settle in and become part of a family. For this reason we are recommending a home with a stay at home or part time worker.

Note: Dave has been in the Refuge for around 4 weeks now. His socialisation is improving and he is walking well on lead.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Homes with children 13yrs+ as Dave is a bit mouthy and will need to be monitored. An adult-only home would also suit.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Choosy with dog friends as appears to have missed any normal socialisation as a puppy/ young dog.


 
 

Alice & Georgia
- Adopted

DOB - AUG 2008 | Female | JRT x

Alice and her sister Georgia have lived together their whole lives so they need to go to a home together. They need new owners who either work part time but ideally people who are retired so they can be with them most of the time.

They were surrendered by a good Samaritan neighbor of the dogs. Their original owner is deceased and the elderly mother who took them over from her son now needs to move into aged care. They are friendly, loving dogs who are a bit shell-shocked in the refuge at the moment but coming around.

MY ENERGY LEVEL: they will require gentle daily walks to help shed their excess kilos. They have not had regular exercise in their recent past.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: May suit a home with calmer children, however ideally if they are with a retired or semi-retired couple they can have supervised visitors with grandkids!

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Alice and Georgia have lived together and also lived with other dogs. Cats unknown.


Lucca

DOB - JUNE 2015 | Male | Small Mixed Breed

Lucca is a friendly, energetic young boy looking for a home with owners who can guide him and give him the training he needs. He has had a tough start being left to his own devices for long periods and requires owners willing to commit to his doggy socialisation and training. Lucca is full of energy so will suit active owners and will thrive once given lots of activity & mental enrichment daily. Lucca has a lot to learn but in the right home is sure to grow into a loving, social, loyal companion.

MY ENERGY LEVEL Lucca will require approximately 2 x 45 minute walks per day plus lots of mental enrichment such as kongs, treat dispensing toys and chew toys, especially if he is to be left alone. At this stage Lucca will need to go to part time or stay at home workers as he is quite vocal when bored and will need lots of exercise and training to help him develop.

MY SUITABILITY TO CHILDREN: Lucca can only be homed with children 13yrs+ or an adult only home. He needs to be supervised around small children.

MY SUITABILITY TO CATS & DOGS: Lucca is quite reactive to dogs at the moment - he will lunge, bark and growl when he sees them. At present he will need to be kept away from dogs until he relaxes in his home and can be slowly introduced to them again with calm on lead parallel walking.