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: Benette MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / F CONTACT: Di
BREED: Bullmastiff x Shepherd NUMBER: 0433133935

Benette is a shy girl who is slowly learning to trust people. She is looking for a quiet home with people who have patience and time to bring her out of her shell. She walks on loose lead, paying no attention to passing dogs or cars. She enjoys pats & cuddles with various volunteers but she is nervous with men she does not know and backs away. She still gets spooked by loud noises and is not a fan of getting into cars. She has a smooth coat and weighs 25.9kg. She 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. Her adoption cost is $450. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Coco MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / F CONTACT: Cynthia F
BREED: Cattle X Lab NUMBER: 9427 4161

Coco is a very sensitive, gentle, affectionate dog who keeps to herself when around other dogs. She is currently getting the hang of walking on lead. She stills pulls a little but ignores cars and generally ignores other dogs. She enjoys pats and cuddles from volunteers. She also enjoys jogging and knows "sit". She has a short coat and weighs 21.9kg. She 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. Her adoption cost is $450. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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Needs Home With Garden
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NAME: Matilda MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5-6 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Matilda is a calm natured girl. She responds well to gentle handling. Out walking she is calm and walks with encouragement on loose lead. She walks at a good pace, enjoys being patted by volunteers. She can lunge at dogs. She came from the pound, very thin with all her ribs showing. She is looking good now but she is sensitive about having her feet and her undersides touched by strangers. She would be best as the only pet in the household. She 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. Her adoption cost is $450. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Mercedes MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / F CONTACT: Nikki
BREED: Rotty X NUMBER: 9819 6667, 0410 641 871

Mercedes is a gentle girl who has not known a lot of affection. She has been used for breeding most of her life. She walks well on loose lead but is sometimes scared of cars. She enjoys a cuddle after some trust is established. She prefers women to men. She has a short coat and weighs 33.8kg. She 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. Her adoption cost is $450. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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Needs Adult Home
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NAME: Merry MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Corgi X Mini Foxy NUMBER: 9486 3133

Merry is a happy friendly girl who loves gentle handling. She can get snappy when scared. She is social with other dogs and has a confident nature. She responds very well to training and would do best in an adult home where someone has done obedience training classes. She has a short coat and weighs 7kg. She 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. Her adoption cost is $450. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Mia MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Foxy x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Mia is a nervous with strangers but is happy and friendly around people she knows, particularly women. She is very nervous and reactive to loud noises, popping noises electric tools etc. She loves her food and is easy to train. She would do best in a quiet adult female household. She has a short coat and weighs about 12kg. She 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. Her adoption cost is $450. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Paris MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Foxy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Paris is one the most frightened dogs I have come across. At the pound she just shook and was allowed to leave early. Paris does not want contact with people and little eye contact. She will bite if picked up. She loves her food and it is a slow steady road to win her trust. She needs a family who have solid experience with very traumatised dogs. Paris came with a non-functioning eye from old injury. She has a short coat and weighs about 6kg. She 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. Her adoption cost is $450. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Tabitha MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 year / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Labrador x Border Collie NUMBER: 9486 3133

Tabitha can be a nervous dog until you win her trust. She is wary of anyone who shows fear and can only be with a confident handler who has experience handling nervous dogs. She is affectionate and loving to those who know her and she needs someone who is willing to meet her a few times to gain her trust. She is obedient and well mannered. She has a short coat and weighs about 17kg. She 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. Her adoption cost is $450. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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NAME: Willow MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Ridgeback x Staffy NUMBER: 9486 3133

Willow came in days before Xmas, emaciated and weighing only weighs 12.7kg with barely strength to stand. She had a large pendulous mammary which has been removed. Willow is more than twice her original weight now and has a happy relaxed nature. She has that ridgeback chilled manner. Willow is happy to be left unattended from humans. She is happy with her own company and wants to be the only dog in the household. She walks well on loose lead and ignores passing cars and other dogs. Willow needs someone who is willing to meet her a few times to build a relationship.

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She 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. Her adoption cost is $450. For further details email monika@doggierescue.com.

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