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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.

Lucca - In Foster

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.

Chevy & Paco

Chevy DOB - AUG 2012 | Male | Staffy x Mastiff

Paco DOB - OCT 2014 | Male | Small Mixed breed

Meet the old couple! Chevy is a 4 year old staffy x Mastiff and Paco is a 2 year old small bitsa who was saved from a minesite up North. Chevy is not dog social but when Paco accidentally escaped into the during an overnight foster, they clicked and have been together on foster for many months. Due to changed circumstances the foster family has had to bring them back.

Even thought they are together they have very different needs. We think keeping them together benefits them both, especially Chevy who can suffer separation anxiety when left alone.

Chevy needs very committed and experienced owners to manage his dog reactivity and continue his socialisation training. Paco would benefit from developing his manners but is generally easy going.

Ideally they need a home with a large open backyard to roam and play. For Chevy this would mean not in a built up area with dogs either side or dogs to be encountered on daily walks.

They love and play with each other which seems to be enough for Chevy so they are not the kind of boys to take to the beach or dog park.

Both love humans but would be best in a home with much older children who are dog savvy or adults. We'd welcome enquiries to discuss these two and hope they might capture the heart and interest of a new family soon.