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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Needs Adult Home
Suit Part-Time Worker

NAME: Angus MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Aussie Terrier x NUMBER: 9486 3133

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 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 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. 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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Needs Rescue Experience
Needs Home With Garden
Suit Full-Time Worker

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 a very experienced family to get him used to family life, walking on lead and lots of attention and love. 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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Special Needs
Needs Rescue Experience
Needs Home With Garden
Suit Home-Based Worker or Needing Doggy Pal

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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Needs Rescue Experience
Needs Home With Garden
Cat Friendly
Needs Adult Home

NAME: Jax MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Labrador x Border Collie NUMBER: 9486 3133

Jax is a young active but very sweet natured boy but can be spooked by loud noises and sudden movements. He loves to get tummy rubs and playing with toys. He is not reactive to other dogs. He doesn't bark or jump up and walks well on a loose lead. He would suit an active adult household who are looking for a dog who will keep up on long walks or jogging stints. He ignores dogs who were barking at him and he is well mannered at cafe's and shops. Jax can be a bit nervous at times of strangers or new situations so needs an experienced dog handler. He travels well in the car sits in the back seat looking out through the window. He has a short coat and weighs 17.5kg. 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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Needs Rescue Experience
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 handlers. He is still timid and skittish 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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NAME: Kiff MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Beagle X Jack Russell NUMBER: 9486 3133

Kiff is a very active boy with a friendly personality. He needs a family committed to twice daily exercise. He has a short coat and weighs 15.3kg. 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
Kid Friendly
Suit Full-Time Worker

NAME: Marley MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5-6 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X Lab NUMBER: 9486 3133

Marley is a gentle calm dog who came as a stray and was saved from a vet clinic. He is a very friendly boy, who is crate trained, and is very polite on a lead. He has been fine around other dogs in a busy clinic environment. He is also good with kids and would suit a family with older children. He seems social with other dogs. Marley has calluses on his elbows and hocks suggesting he was had a life of living on concrete. He has occasional partial seizures, more facial twitching and head shaking than your conventional seizuring. He is on inexpensive medication for this which is working well. He has a smooth coat and weighs 26.2kg. 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
Suit Full-Time Worker

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 walks well on loose lead but can bark and lunge at some dogs. He ignores cars. He knows sit. 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 and awaiting results. He has a smooth coat and weighed 25.5kg when he came in. Neo's ears and coat are improving.

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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: Rocky MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Chow x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Rocky is a gentle calm boy. He came from the pound with weepy sore eyes and a matted coat. He had entropian surgery on one of his eyes and looks so much better now, especially with his summer hair cut! Rocky is easy to handle on lead and is very compliant at the vets. He would do best in a quiet gentle household who are after a loyal companion rather than a cuddle bunny. Chows are known for their proud, independent spirit and loyalty. They can be a bit aloof and suspicious of strangers. He has a long coat with undercoat and weighs 25.4kg. 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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