Here at the shelter we put the dogs through a series of tests to determine the dogs temperament.
Our testing is controlled & the situations are deliberate & set up. There are many dogs who have a very high thresh hold when it comes to kids & dogs who actually prefer kids than adults! However, every dog no matter how perfect their temperament, has the ability to bite.
In our evaluation process we look at the dogs responses to thresh holds to normal everyday circumstances for example receiving pats, being approached while eating, tolerance of body handling, being hugged for longer periods than normal, being restrained, excitement levels, stimulation & arousal, play, gentleness, affection & more.
Bare in mind we are trying to evaluate how the dog may behave in a home WHILE HE LIVES IN A KENNEL. The ability to accurately predict future home-environment behavior is unproven.
While temperament testing helps us learn more about the dog, it by no means guarantees against the dogs ability to bite.


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: 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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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: 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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NAME: Cosmo MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 1-2 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Bull Arab X Cattle NUMBER: 9486 3133

Cosmo is a happy bouncy boy. He is friendly with other dogs and loves people. He is easy to walk on loose lead, ignoring other dogs and cars and knows "sit". He loves a jog too! He has a very playful puppy like manner. He is a nice around children but jumps up and gets excited. He has a short coat and weighs around 17kg. 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: Gideon MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 18 months / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Gideon is a friendly active boy who loves people interaction. He is very excited to go for a walk and walks at a good pace. He prefers to jog and run! He does pull on lead and pulls toward other dogs especially if they are barking. He also enjoys cuddles, belly rubs and being patted. Gideon is highly excitable and distracted but very trainable. At this stage he would be best as the only dog in the household. He would suit an active family with 8+yo children. He has a short coat and weighs 16.5kg. 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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NAME: Grace MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 8 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Old English Sheep X Bull Arab? NUMBER: 9486 3133

Grace is super gentle, affectionate girl. She is very social with other dogs and enjoys the company of small dogs. She has an incredibly gentle calm nature and she is obedient. She knows sit. She is child tolerant but not playful with children. She loves a good walk but the rest of the time is happy to hang about the house. She came with infected sore eyes and itchy skin. We are currently trying to resolve this. She has a low shedding coat and weighs 31.9kg. 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: Gretel MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 - 6 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Boxer X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Gretel is a very loving, happy girl who was dumped at the pound at 12 weeks with breathing difficulties. Despite this she has grown into a lively bouncy pup who plays well with other pups. We have investigated her breathing issues and specialists suggest leave it alone as dogs breathe more through their mouth than nostrils. She cannot breathe through her right nostril. Gretel loves her toys and sticks and is always playing tug with other pups.

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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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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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NAME: Kiba MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3-4 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Siberian X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Kiba is a gentle sweet boy who is social with other dogs. He is easy to handle, enjoys treats and enjoys his walks. He gets excited to walk and pulls on lead. He ignores cars but wants to meet other dogs. He enjoys cuddles and belly rubs. He sits on command. He came from the pound with entropian on left eyelid which has been surgically repaired. He has a thick soft coat and weighs 22.7kg. Volunteers say "such a good boy! Lovely boy!" 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: Luna MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 12 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Wolfhound X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Luna is an energetic happy girl who gets excited about walking or jogging. She is very social with other dogs. Luna walks on loose lead but hard to control when other dogs are near. She has been trained to walk on a gentle leader. She enjoys a pat and cuddle and is not that focused on treats. She is child tolerant and copes well with strange noises and movements. She knows sit and drops with training. Volunteers say "she is gorgeous" 'very sweet and energetic'. She has a scruffy coat and weighs 26kg. 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: Major MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 10 months / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Bull Arab X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Major is a sweet dog, who is quite strong on lead. He is social and playful with other dogs of similar size. He loves his treats, but can be a bit pushy for them. He is good with older children just because of his size and strength but is very sweet around children. Out walking he can pulls on lead but ignores cars and other dogs. He is being trained on a gentle leader. He likes to jog and likes being patted by volunteers. He sits on command. Volunteers say "Excitable but fun dog. He is not bothered around other dogs". He has a short coat and weighs 36kg. 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: Manu MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 2 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Petit Basset Griffon X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Manu came from the pound in a badly matted filthy state. After a good clip, bath and parasite control, Manu looks a different dog. He is now social with other dogs. However out walking he can lunge and bark at some dogs whilst on lead. He enjoys running and jogging and is very affectionate with volunteers. He is good with kids but best with 10+yo due to his excitable nature. He is still in that chewy stage of his life and needs exercise twice daily. Manu is still nervous of some men and will growl and snarl in a home environment particularly if he feels he needs to protect a female. He came in weighing 10.2kg but has put on a few kilos since then. Since his first clip, Manu has become quite difficult to groom. The Petit Basset breed is a very affectionate dog with an independant nature. They are an active breed, belonging to the hounds and were valued for hunting rabbits. 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: Mojito MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 9 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: English Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Mojito is a very happy excitable staffy girl. She has a load of energy and likes to run with you. She does pull on lead and lunge playfully toward other dogs. She has a happy fun nature. She is very treat motivated and loves her walks. She would prefer to be the only pet in the household and soak up all the attention. She has a smooth coat and weighs 16.3kg. 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: 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: Pearl MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 12 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Pearl is a high energy staffy girl. She still needs a lot of training on lead but she certainly jogs well by your side! Pearl gets super excited to go out walking but calms down during the walk. She can be reactive to trucks and larger vehicles. She enjoys being patted by volunteers. She would suit a family with older children as she is a bit mouthy and jumpy when excited. She loves belly rubs and jumps up to lick your face. She sits on command. Walkers say: “Such a lovebug! Sweetest girl that improved on walking without pulling in just one walk. Eager to please and great with training” 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: Rory MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 18 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Bull Arab X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Rory is a sweet affectionate girl who is very playful with other dogs even those that are smaller. She has a calm nature and is very social and playful with other dogs. She is suitable with 10+yo kids as she is a bit scared of loud noises and sudden movements. She is smart and learns quickly. She is affectionate and very loving. In the house she is calm and relaxed and happy to lounge about. Out walking she pays attention to her handler. She has a short coat and weighs around 30kg. 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: Ruben MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 9 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Mastiff X Kelpie NUMBER: 9486 3133

Ruben is a gentle affectionate boy. He greets people in a calm manner. He walks nicely on loose lead, ignoring cars and other dogs. He enjoys being patted. Volunteers say "Nice dog to walk. Placid and affectionate". He loves treats and squeaky toys. He would suit families with 10-12 yo kids. He has a short coat and weighs 27.5kg. 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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NAME: Scamp MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 13 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Maltese X Jack Russell NUMBER: 9486 3133

Scamp is a very gentle sweet natured dog who is very social with other dogs. He is used to sleeping on the bed. Scamp has been around 6-10yo kids and enjoyed their company. When Walking on lead, he pulls and barks at other dogs. He is a loyal, loving, gentle patient dog. He has a low shedding coat and weighs 10.2kg. 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: Sergeant MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 12 months / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Bull Arab X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Sergeant is a happy very friendly boy. He gets excited and keen to go for walk and walks on loose lead, ignoring cars and passing dogs. He walks at good pace and likes to run. He is child tolerant with 10+yo but not that child orientated. He is very stable with sudden movement and noise. He sits on command. He has a short coat and weighs 34kg. 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: Sirius MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 9 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Sharpei X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Sirius is a lovely gentle boy who even enjoys the company of kids. He has been severely neglected in the past. His coat and ears have improved dramatically. He is easy to handle and is calm around other dogs. With people he is so affectionate and loving. He walks well on loose lead ignoring other dogs and cars. He has a short coat and weighs 25kg. 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: Sugar MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 2 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Sugar is a social, excitable curious dog. Out walking she pulls on lead and is very excited to walk or jog. She enjoys being patted by walkers and is happy to be picked up. Sugar loves kids but can get overexcited, so best with older children. Walkers say: "Really enjoyed her walk - very energetic. Happy doggie!", "Very friendly with kids" She is not that interested in treats. She has a short coat and weighs 17.4kg. 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: Suki MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3-4 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Suki is a happy friendly but strong girl. She gets excited to walk and walks well on loose lead. Volunteers say "Suki is a lovely girl - no issues. No reaction to other dogs, seems to want to play - did not react when other dogs barked at her. Great to walk!", "Very energetic and strong. Loves people and kids", Sits on command. Comments "Very friendly. Jumping up at us" affectionate with walkers. She has a short coat and weighs 17.3kg. 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: Sunshine MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 12 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Lab X Sharpei NUMBER: 9486 3133

Sunshine is an excited happy girl. She pulls on lead but walks at a good pace but barks at passing dogs. She loves to run! She is good with kids but due to her strength would suit older kids (10+yo). She has a short coat and weighs 23kg. 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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