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: AJ MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Cattle X Bull Arab NUMBER: 9486 3133

AJ is an amazing sweet boy who just needs someone to love him and give him patience and some gentleness. AJ was a long term resident at a pound with no interest. He has scars on his face and ears and torn left ear from fights. AJ is a very gentle boy who has not been walked on lead before coming to us. With volunteers he walked reluctantly at first then walks hesitantly, a little on guard. He is a little scared of vehicles at first but improves over time. He does not take treats and is worried about sudden hand movements. He has a short coat and weighs 33.7kg. 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: 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: Chance MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Chance is a bouncy happy friendly staffy. He is best with kids 12+yo as he takes treats a bit roughly. Out walking he pulls on lead, ignores cars but barks and lunges at some passing dogs. He needs training on lead so he knows what it is all about. He loves cuddles, belly rubs, pats and jumps up to lick your face. He sits on command. He has a smooth coat and weighs 23kg. 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 affectionate staffy boy. He is child friendly but would be best with 12+yo due to his excitement and energy levels. He loves his toys but can get scared of unfamiliar objects or sudden noises. 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: Cooper MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Bull Arab X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Cooper is a gentle withdrawn boy who had sustained some substantial injuries before entering the pound. Most of this has now healed, only the scars remain. He is a sweet gentle dog who needs to have some encouragement and TLC. He is a little shy to walk on lead and walks slowly. He is social with other dogs. He is tolerant of children but does not actively want to engage with them. He has a short coat and weighs 36.2kg. 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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NAME: Crumpet MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: American Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Crumpet is a happy friendly boy who gives you lots of kisses and always has his tail wagging. He loves his treats and enjoys his walks. He is strong on lead and he pulls. He ignores cars but pulls to meet other dogs. Ideally he would love to run or jog with you. He is child tolerant but does not actively seek engagement with kids. He has a smooth coat and weighs 27kg. 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
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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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NAME: Harry MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Lab X Mastiff NUMBER: 9486 3133

Harry and Hermoine are a bonded sibling pair who want to stay together. Hermoine walks on loose lead but Harry pulls. Hermoine is keen to meet dogs in a friendly manner but Harry is a little scared. They both love their pats and are affectionate with people. Hermoine sits on command. Volunteers say "Harry is friendly but strong and needs a short leash and 2 hands to control." Both have smooth coats. Harry weighs 31.5kg and Hermoine 26.9kg.

They come desexed, C5 vaccinated, heartworm free and microchipped. Their adoption cost is $850 together. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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

Jacob is a typical lovable staffy boy. He is strong but ever so affectionate. Jacob makes those gurgly staffy sounds walking past other dogs and he is strong on lead. Jacob does love his humans and does not want to be left for any length of time. He has a smooth coat and weighs 26kg. 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: 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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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: Peanut MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Mastiff X Sharpei NUMBER: 9486 3133

Peanut is a happy friendly dog who loves toys and balls. He is very compliant to a handler and good with kids and would suit 5+yo. He knows sit. Volunteers say: "Pulled on lead sometimes but mostly well behaved.", "Very cute dog" He has a short coat and weighs 23.2kg. 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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NAME: Wiggles MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6-7 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. It does take him a while to recognise you as a friend. He does not cope being left in a small cage and can get reactive at fences when people or other dogs are on the other side. He has a non-shedding coat and weighs about 7kg. 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 experience 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. Volunteers say "Gorgeous boy. Very fearful of some strangers. Walked well. Loves treats, loves his handlers, just needs to build confidence with new people" 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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