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: Albie MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 12 months / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Bull Arab X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Albie is a gentle affectionate boy who loves people and loves to give you kisses. He has that calm placid manner and is a pleasure to be with. Albie sits for treats. He learns very quickly. He is clever and eager to please. He loves being around kids and would cope with a bit of overexcited play and overpatting by kids. Albie has a smooth coat and weighs 29.9kg. 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: Brittany MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6-7 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie X Koolie NUMBER: 9486 3133

Brittany is very gentle affectionate girl who is a bit shy the first time you meet. She has been walking and engaging here with families with children at the shelter. She enjoys pats and cuddles, jumping up on children licking their faces and is not worried when a child jumps around shouting. She is easy to handle and loves pats and cuddles. Mum, Bonita is a little smaller than her. She is mostly working breed and needs an active family to keep her stimulated and well exercised. She has a soft short coat and weighs about 15kg. 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: Gigi MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 18 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Gigi is a happy friendly energetic girl who is very social with other dogs. She gets excited to go out walking and walks at a good pace. She loves pats and cuddles from volunteers and jumps up to lick your face! She sits on command and is learning "heel" and "here". Volunteers say "beautiful dog, lovely to spend time with". 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: Harper MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Cattle X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Harper is a bright friendly girl who is very social with other dogs and loves to play with other active dogs. She has loads of energy and would suit an active family. Harper is very clever and would do well at obedience training. She has a short coat and weighs about 15kg. 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: Hazel MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3-4 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Shepherd X Cattle NUMBER: 9486 3133

Hazel is an affectionate girl who loves her walks and loves being around kids. She is SUPER KID FRIENDLY. She is social with dogs but can be choosy about her friends. Out walking she walks on loose lead, ignoring cars but gets stressed with lots of other dogs around. She loves a jog and really enjoys being patted. She has a short coat and weighs 22kg. 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: Johnny MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3-4 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie X Border Collie NUMBER: 9486 3133

Johnny is a sweet easy dog with an affectionate nature. He walks nicely on loose lead but can lunge at some dogs. He loves a jog and loves pats from volunteers. He would suit a family with older children. He has a short coat and weighs 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: Malaki MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 2 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Wolfhound X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Malaki came from the pound somewhat timid and with a gentle affectionate nature. He is social with other dogs. Out walking he is happy with men and women and walks on loose lead. He ignores cars and walks at a good pace and at the end of the walk enjoys lots of pats from volunteers. He has reportedly lived with kids and cats in the past. He does have a tendency to jump up so suited to a home with older children. He loves swimming and a game of tug. He has a scruffy coat and weighs 25.2kg. 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: 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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NAME: Ruby MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 18 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie x Shar Pei NUMBER: 9486 3133

Tanami and Rudy appear to be sisters and they are bonded. Ruby is particularly dependant upon her sister. They are sweet affectionate girls. They walk nicely on loose lead and ignore passing cars and other dogs. They jump up to lick your face! Ruby sits on command and vols say "she was the best!".

They come desexed, heartworm free, chipped and vaccinated. The adoption fee for the 2 dogs is $900.

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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 has been severely neglected in the past. We continue to treat his ears and skin and each week we see dramatic improvement. He is easy to handle and is calm around other dogs. He needs encouragement to walk but ignores 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: Tanami MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 18 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie x Shepherd NUMBER: 9486 3133

Tanami and Rudy appear to be sisters and they are bonded. Ruby is particularly dependant upon her sister. They are sweet affectionate girls. They walk nicely on loose lead and ignore passing cars but can lunge at some dogs. They jump up to lick your face! Volunteers comment how nice Tanami is with children.

They come desexed, heartworm free, chipped and vaccinated. The adoption fee for the 2 dogs is $900.

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NAME: Xena MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 8-9 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Xena is a beautiful gentle girl who wags her tail at every possibility. She has had a hard life. Her incisors are worn away from chronic chewing. She has had lots of puppies in her life! She is currently under treatment for her skin. Xena needs encouragement to walk but ignores passing dogs or cars. She loves pats, cuddles and lots of affection! She adores kids, even very young ones. She knows "sit". She has a smooth coat and weighs 20.1kg. 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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