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

NAME: Boof MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Lhasa Apso X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Boof is a happy friendly boy with people he meets. He is very social with other dogs. Boof came from the pound very matted and very fearful. We had him clipped under sedation but we hope in future this won't be necessary. He has certainly loosened up and relaxed since being with us. He has a non-shedding coat and is a bit overweight at 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
Apartment Friendly
Suit Full-Time Worker

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

Dolly and Chico are buddies. Chico is a very frightened nervous boy who needs a person who understands and has worked with rescue Chihuahuas in the past. Dolly is an anxious girl but they love each other and healp each other be happy and calm. They are both playful dogs who prefer gentle dogs. Chico has a short coat and weighs 3.8kg. Dolly has a low shedding coat and weighs 3.7g.

They come desexed, vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. They adoption fee together is $850.

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Needs Rescue Experience
Low Shedding
Apartment Friendly
Cat 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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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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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

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

Neo came from the pound thin, with poor skin condition and alopecia on his tail base. He has painful badly infected ears with sinus fluid draining on his face. He was constantly shaking his ears. Neo has been very tolerant of treatment and he sweet gentle nature shone through despite being so uncomfortable. His ears need on-going management. Our vets have warned if there is no dramatic improvement he may need ear canal surgery and potentially ear canal removal. He has a smooth coat and weighed 25.5kg when he came in. Neo's ears and coat are improving. He is now enjoying walking with volunteers and really enjoys a jog and all those special pats and cuddles that he is receiving.

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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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Needs Home With Garden
Suit Full-Time Worker

NAME: Nitro MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X Cattle 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
Needs Adult Home
Suit Part-Time Worker

NAME: Turtle MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Labrador x Border Collie NUMBER: 9486 3133

Turtle is a gentle boy who is looking for an adult household who is experienced with nervous dogs that need time to trust. Turtle prefers women to men and needs to meet someone more than once to trust them. Turtle is a affectionate sweet boy who is looking for a gentle family. He has a smooth coat.

Turtle 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: 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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