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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Kid Friendly
Suit Full-Time Worker

NAME: Athena MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X Ridgeback NUMBER: 9486 3133

Athena is a happy friendly girl. She is very child friendly but best with kids 12+yo due to rough play with toys but has been walked with 5yo. She is a very attentive, relaxed, very stable dog. She is excited to walk. She ignores cars and other dogs. She likes to jog and run and enjoys her treats. Walkers say: "only lunges playfully at some dogs", "Athena was very good, very friendly and patient with 2 kids", "Great dog, great companion!" She has a short coat and weighs 26.7kg. 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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Kid Friendly
Suit Full-Time Worker

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

Brandy is a gentle easy to handle girl. She has been social with the dogs she has met. She came from the pound with a mammary tumour which we have removed. Brandy is CHILD TOLERANT but not really interested in playing with kids. She is not that interested in treats. Her main focus is squeakies. She walks nicely on loose lead ignoring cars but barks at some dogs in a friendly manner. She loves to jog or run. Volunteers say "Was barking/getting excited by other dogs while she was close to DR, but once we were walking further away Brandy didn't look back or get excited by other dogs on the other side of the road. Super friendly, loved pats and belly rubs." "Lovely dog who loves to give kisses" She has a short coat and weighs about 16kg. 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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Suit Full-Time Worker

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

Darcy is a timid girl who needs time to know you. Out walking she pulls on lead a little, ignores cars, but lunges toward other dogs. She has lots of energy and liked to run. Volunteers say “Walked better with someone in front of walker. Curious about other dogs but gave up once passed”, “Lots of evergy”, “Darcy is such a beautiful dog. She is very shy and scared of sudden movements. She enjoyed a few treats to walk with encouragement. We walked slowly but that is because she is a bit shy, however such an adorable dog!”She has a short coat and weighs 17.6kg. 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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Needs Adult Home
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NAME: Esther MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Shihtzu X Poodle NUMBER: 9486 3133

Esther is a gentle sweet girl who needs a family where someone is home. Esther is very anxious and having other dogs around does not help her. She needs her human and wants to sleep on their bed. She is a little difficult to groom. She has a non-shedding coat and weighs 7.8kg. 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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NAME: Hermoine MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / F 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: Indi MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5-6 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Cattle X Kelpie NUMBER: 9486 3133

Indi is a sweet natured and very clever girl. She is very friendly and responsive to people. She is a strong girl who does pull on lead and can lunge at some dogs. She is more chilled and relaxed away from other dogs. She knows sit, paw and other paw. She is good with kids but would suit older children better. She has a short coat and weighs 31.0kg and is a bit overweight! 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. Volunteers say "Able to get Matilda to focus on me with treats when other dogs walk past. Less reactive" 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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Needs Home With Garden
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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. Paris needs to build a relationship with you. She is a sensitive girl who responds to calm quiet handling. She prefers females. She is very social with other dogs and likes to play. She takes soft toys in her mouth now. 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 and preferably have another dog. Paris came with a non-functioning, non painful 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: Raven MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5-6 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Raven is one of our child friendly staffies with a relaxed and friendly nature. She loves sitting on the couch and is very gentle accepting treats! She is slightly timid when you first meet her but walks well on loose lead ignoring cars and dogs. She walks at a good pace and enjoys a cuddle. She does not appear treat motivated. She has a smooth coat and came in very thin at 21kg. 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

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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