About Us

Our Vision

A community where all dogs live in safe and loving homes.

Our Mission

The Home remains dedicated to the care and re-homing of lost and unwanted dogs through:

  • Treating the dogs in our care as our own until we can find them a permanent loving home: and
  • The active promotion of responsible dog ownership

Our Motto

‘Rescue is the best breed’

Every year we take in many hundreds of dogs: those that have been badly abused and neglected; those that have been loved but can no longer be cared for; and those that are simply unwanted.

The Dogs’ Refuge Home was opened in October 1935. It is one of the oldest animal welfare organisation’s in Australia. More than 80 years on, the Home is still saving more than 1000 dogs in need every year. It has become an integral part of the Western Australian community.

Our fundamental belief is that dogs are entitled to the same love and respect that they unconditionally give us.

We have a Pro-Life Policy enshrined in our Constitution. We do not euthanise healthy animals because we believe that all dogs deserve a second chance. We take a ‘no time limit’ approach and will provide the best care and support to our dogs in kennel or foster care until a loving home can be found. Sadly, and only on the advice of a veterinarian, will a dog in our care will be humanely put to sleep. This is less than one per cent of our annual dog intake.

The Dogs’ Refuge Home not only takes in dogs from all over metropolitan Perth, but we work with local governments and other rescue groups to bring in unwanted dogs from around the State to give them a second chance at a happy life.

Without the generous support of the community and donations from dog loving people and businesses, we would not be able to provide the vital care needed to look after all the dogs that pass through our gates.
Please consider helping us to rescue and re-home these beautiful dogs by making a donation. You can also support our work by adopting, fostering or volunteering.

Whenever you, or someone you know, is ready to welcome a canine companion into your life – please consider a rescue dog as your first option.