Benefits of adopting an adult dog

Older dogs are already done with the nipping and the chewing and the housebreaking stages.

They're able to focus faster so it's actually easier to train them. The old saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" is a myth. If you get a dog three years or older, they're out of the puppy stage and are eager to learn. You just have to teach them in a kind way what your rules are. It's so much easier and faster. And you get all the benefits of having a dog without paying the price you pay with a puppy.


The age of the dogs has been estimated by veterinarians based on their general health and particularly from their teeth status. It is an informed estimate made by veterinarians and should be used only as a guide.

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NAME: Angus MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / M CONTACT: Cynthia F
BREED: Aussie Terrier x NUMBER: 9427 4161

Angus is a handsome boy. He has that terrier inquisitive nature but he is protective his patch. Angus is in training to improve his sociability with other dogs and his tolerance of strangers. Angus needs time to trust and needs an adult household with rescue experience. Angus needs multiple visits to establish a bond. He has a scruffy coat that can be clipped and he weighs 8.5kg.

Angus needs a handler who has in depth understanding of what rescue dogs require & previous experience rehabilitating traumatised dogs. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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Needs Home With Garden
Kid Friendly
Suit Home-Based Worker or Needing Doggy Pal

NAME: Bentley MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Bentley is a sweet attentive boy who is good with kids, 8+yo due to his toy possessiveness. He loves being around people and does not want to be left alone. He is keen to go for walk and pulls on lead. He ignored cars, but pulls toward passing dogs. Volunteers say "Great with kids, lovely nature but not with other dogs just people". He came from the pound with a torn toe and we needed to amputate the tip of the toe. It has healed well. He has a smooth coat and weighs 22.1kg. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Cisco MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Cisco is a beautiful affectionae staffy boy. Out waking on lead he ignores cars and likes to jog. He is very responsive to pats, cuddles and belly rubs. He sits on command. Volunteers say "He is genuinely a lovely affectionate guy!""Cisco will stare at passing dogs but show no other reaction. Very affectionate, I sat down and he jumped on my lap wanting scratches." He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Darcy MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie X NUMBER: 9486 3133

He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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Needs Rescue Experience
Low Shedding
Apartment Friendly
Needs Adult Home
Suit Home-Based Worker or Needing Doggy Pal

NAME: Dezzy MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6-7 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Maltese x Shih Tzu NUMBER: 9486 3133

Dezzy is a very soft gentle boy who loves women. He can befriend men in the appropriate manner. He is very social with other dogs and is easy to groom. Dezzy walks well on loose lead and pays no attention to passing dogs or cars. Dezzy is not fond of being around men or children and we believe he has been in a home with domestic violence. He would be best suited to a single female household where someone is home most of the time. Dezzy does not cope being left alone. He barks at strangers or people near the fence. He is not good with birds nor cats. He has a non-shedding coat and weighs 5.6kg.

Dezzy needs a handler who has in depth understanding of what rescue dogs require & previous experience rehabilitating traumatised dogs. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Douglas MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6-7 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Terrier X Kelpie? NUMBER: 9486 3133

Douglas was a stray who had been scrounging for food for some time and wary of people. He was hungry and was finally impounded. He was scared and nervous. He slowly began to trust regular pound staff. By the time he came to us he had relaxed further. We could easily bath and handle him. He needs an experienced family to get him used to family life. He walks well on loose lead, ignoring cars and other dogs unless reactive to him. He walks at a good pace and likes a jog! Douglas is food possessive. He enjoys pats from volunteers. He has a scruffy terrier coat and weighs 16kg. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Gordon MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Airedale X Staffy NUMBER: 9486 3133

Gordon has been described as a "shy but happy little teddy bear". He is a very gentle but is very shut down boy. He needs encouragement to start walking but then walks on loose lead. He is scared of cars but interested in passing dogs. He walks at a good pace. He needs a very experienced person to progress him further. He sits on command. He has a scruffy coat and weighs 17.3kg. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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Special Needs
Needs Rescue Experience
Needs Home With Garden
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NAME: Jamie MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 Years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Jack Russell NUMBER: 9486 3133

Jamie is blind and when he came from the pound he was very difficult to handle. We had him desexed which improved his behaviour enormously and kept handling to a minimum while he settled in and learnt the routine. Jamie is a very anxious dog who needs humans around so talking to him has been important. He is very food motivated. Jamie needs a family with commitment, time and patience. He has a short coat and weighs 8kg. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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Suit Full-Time Worker

NAME: Jedi MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie X Cattle NUMBER: 9486 3133

Jedi has gained a lot of confidence since he arrived. He engages well with other dogs and goes out walking with experienced walkers. He really enjoys sniffing and exploring on walks where there are no cars or other people. He is still timid but a far cry from hiding in his kennel all day and only eating food that is pushed inside. Jedi weighs about 16kg. He needs a family willing to come multiple times to build trust with him. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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Kid Friendly
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NAME: Neo MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Mastiff X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Neo is beginning to enjoy walking with volunteers and really enjoys a jog and all those special pats. He is strong on lead. but walks well on loose lead and ignores dogs and cars. He knows sit. He is CHILD TOLERANT. He is not food focused. He came from the pound in poor condition with painful ears and sinus fluid draining on his face. He was constantly shaking his ears. We have removed the large polyp in his ear. Neo's ears and coat are just amazing now. He has a smooth coat and weighed 25.5kg when he came in. See what he looked like before on the link below:

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He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Titan MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: American Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Titan is a sweet but strong and boisterous boy. Sadly he has had many homes in his life and looking for stability and a family to love him. Out walking he pulls on lead and is super keen to go. He walks at a good pace, ignoring cars but is scared of other dogs. He loves to jog and is full of energy. He sits on command and loves to be patted and lick your face! He has a smooth coat and weighs 37.6kg. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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Needs Rescue Experience
Low Shedding
Apartment Friendly
Needs Adult Home
Suit Home-Based Worker or Needing Doggy Pal

NAME: Wiggles MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4-5 yrs / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Maltese x Shihtzu NUMBER: 9486 3133

Wiggles is a very gentle but very anxious and stressy boy. He is very social with other dogs but is not keen on men and needs to be clipped under sedation. Wiggles is happy and friendly with women and likes to have his humans around a lot of the time. He does not cope being left in a small cage. Wiggles can get reactive at fences when people or other dogs are on the other side. He has a non-shedding coat and weighs 4.5kg. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Zeus MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Mastiff X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Zeus is a gentle sweet dog who is quite shut down. Being outside walking seems still a very new expereince to him. He is very scared of men, tools, loud noises and fast movements. If you give him time to relax with you he will walk but prefers bush tracks away from cars and people. He sits on command. He is a beautiful gentle dog who needs a patient experienced family. He has a short coat and weighs 28.6kg. He comes desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Also included for the love and health of our dogs is a free Health and Wellness Voucher with our DR Vet. His adoption cost is $400. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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