Some dogs have not had good experiences with kids. Or have never been socialized with them. This can cause them to be nervous or not tolerant of having kids around. Also some dogs are just big & boisterous & could injure kids due to their level of excitability. All of our dogs go through a series of temperament testing here at the shelter. The dogs in this category have shown signs of having lower thresholds which smaller kids would not understand as well as adults can.


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: Angus MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / M CONTACT: Cynthia F
BREED: Aussie Terrier x NUMBER: 9427 4161

Angus is a handsome boy. He has that terrier inquisitive nature but he is protective his patch. Angus is in training to improve his sociability with other dogs and his tolerance of strangers. Angus needs time to trust and needs an adult household with rescue experience. Angus needs multiple visits to establish a bond. He has a scruffy coat that can be clipped and he weighs 8.5kg.

Angus 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: Arty MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 11 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Jack Russell x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Arty is a sweet funny character. He loves toys, teddy bears balls and anything he can play with. He knows fetch & brings the ball back every time, dropping it at your feet. Although his tail is always wagging and he seems very happy, Arty doesn't like strangers. He will growl if he feels threatened. Arty needs an experienced family who read his body language and allow him to get comfortable at his speed. He knows sit and stay for his meals. Arty walks well on a lead, but sometimes pauses and needs an encouraging 'let's go!' as he can still be frightened. He has a short coat and weighs 6.6kg. 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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NAME: Bailey MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3 year / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Jack Russell x Pug NUMBER: 9486 3133

Bailey is an active dog friendly dog who can get quickly over-stimulated and needs a experienced family to keep him calm and relaxed whilst introducing him to new situations. He prefers women. He walks on loose lead and pays no attention to passing cars, but can lunge at some dogs. He really enjoys pats & cuddles but he needs to build relationships slowly. Out and about he can get very scared and needs a handler sensitive to how he is coping and understands what environments he can be taken to. He can reactive and fearful of loud noises and fast movements. He has a short coat and weighs 8.3kg. 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: Celene MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 10yrs / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Maltese X Mini Foxy NUMBER: 9486 3133

Celene is a BLIND girl was was left in a terrible way. She was terrified, matted and did not like humans touching her when she came to us. Our vets bathed, clipped, vaccinated her under sedation. After a few days she coped with being gently stroked on her back and be picked up. Slowly she recovered and began to enjoy cooked chicken and rice. When she was desexed, we found she needed all her teeth taken out as they were all rotten. What an ordeal for a mature little girl. Celene never barks, except for food and lies quietly by your side. Celene is now comfortable to be picked up and handled like other dogs. She just needs to know what you are doing, so talking to her is important. Celene is a bit like an autistic child. She can throw tantrums when she cannot do something and you need to be able to calm her down from that state. Sometimes she also has peti-mal seizures. She is slowly getting used to be brushed. She is social with other dogs. She needs a quiet adult family who are happy to spoil her for the rest of her life. She would cope with long working hours. Due to the blindness she needs a fairly flat secure area where she cannot fall. She has a low shedding coat and weighs 4.1kg. 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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NAME: Charles MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 13 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Maltese X Silky NUMBER: 9486 3133

Charles is a very affectionate boy who comes up for a cuddle but he needs to trust you before you can pick him up. Charles would be best as the only dog as he can get possessive of your attention. He gives low growls when he is scared. He came from the pound very matted and sores in his groin area. He is very social with other dogs. He needs to be muzzled whilst grooming. He has a low-shedding coat and weighs 6.1kg. 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: Dahlia MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 12 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Whippet X Staffy NUMBER: 9486 3133

Dahlia is a very active strong girl. Once she gets rid of the initial excitement about walking she calms down. Dahlia is very mouthy so she needs a family with patience and a calm environment to teach her some manners. They also need to be fit to manage her strength. She is affectionate with people and likes to lick your face. Volunteers say out walking "mostly ignored dogs, looked at them and slightly pulled toward them", "Showed no dog aggression on our walk. Very affectionate" She has a smooth coat and weighs 16.7kg. 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: 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: Dre MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Whippet X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Dre is an active sweet natured boy who needs time to trust you. You need to meet him a few times to build confidence. He walks well on lead and does not pay attention to passing dogs or cars but is very scared of trucks. He is lively and jumpy so secure fencing is a must. Dre can get spooked by fast moving objects and loud noises and needs a calm family skilled at obedience training and particularly rewarding calm behaviour. He takes treats ever so gently and lets you take a bone from his mouth. He loves affection and particularly belly rubs. He has a smooth shiny coat and weighs about 10.3kg. 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: Dusty MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3-4 Years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie x Corgi NUMBER: 9486 3133

Dusty is a very lovable happy boy, but he has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He is on Chlomicalm and this has helped to settle him. Dusty can sometimes spin if confronted with a stressy situations or particular noises eg drills, pressure cleaners, printers. Dusty would be best in a calm quiet household and preferably with an energetic dog who wants to play and rumble with him. He is very intelligent and learns quickly new routines. He can be mouthy at times. He weighs 10.8kg. 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: Elsa MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 8 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Shepherd X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Elsa is a gentle affectionate girl. She walks nicely on loose lead and ignoring cars and other dogs. She enjoys cuddles, pats, belly rubs and jumps up to lick your face! She is social with other dogs. Elsa is protective of her food. She came from the pound very timid and poor skin condition. We have been working on her skin and also in ear infections. She has had Osurnia treatments in her ears and it has made a huge difference. She has a short coat and weighs 35.2kg. 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: Emmet MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 10 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Maltese x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Emmet is a super friendly affectionate boy but does not want to be picked up until he knows you well. He is social with other dogs and walks well on lead. He has a quiet calm nature and very food motivated -- you might even say he is a bit piggy. He loves carrying soft toys around and enjoys a little ball game. Emmet usually gets clipped under sedation. He has a non-shedding coat and weighs 9.8kg. 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: Keith MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 9 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Foxy x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Keith has had a lot of negative handling by humans in the past and is quick to cower and roll onto his back. He needs a family experienced at turning those behaviours around and boosting his confidence. Keith is social with other dogs. He has a short coat and weighs 8.6kg. 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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NAME: Khaleesi MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 12 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Khaleesi is a very high energy girl who loves kisses and cuddles. Out on a walk she is very alert, hypervigilant and sometimes quite anxious. During the day she needs to be kept busy with kongs and toys and plenty of exercise. We believe she is hard of hearing. She has a short coat and weighs 12.7kg. 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: 7 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Foxy x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Mia can be nervous with strangers but is happy and friendly around people she knows, particularly women. She is nervous of loud noises. She loves her food and is easy to train. She would do best in a quiet adult female household. She is social with other dogs. 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: Rex MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Schnauzer x Terrier NUMBER: 9486 3133

Rex is a lively but affectionate boy when he knows you. He is very social with other dogs. He is very active on a walk to start with but calms down after 5 mins. He does need work on lead, as he is reactive to other dogs. He really enjoys pats & cuddles but he needs to build relationships slowly. Out and about he can get very scared and needs a handler sensitive to how he is coping and understands what environments he can be taken to. He can reactive and fearful of loud noises and fast movements. He has a scruffy terrier coat and weighs 9-10kg. 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: Ripple MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 2 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Ripple is a somewhat shy girl. She can be timid on handling but there is no aggression. She walks nicely on loose lead, with a little encouragement. She ignores cars and dogs and walks at a good pace. She enjoys cuddles and pats and sits on command. Volunteers say "Very nice to walk!", "Timid but enjoyed affection", "Ripple is sweet and gentle. Shes a little nervous to start but likes walking briskly when she gets started. Likes cuddles and to walk close - doesn't like it when you walk behind her". She has had litters of pups. She has a short coat and weighs 18.5kg. 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: Romeo MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 12 months / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie X Staffy NUMBER: 9486 3133

Romeo is a slightly timid but friendly boy. He walks with some encouragement on lead, ignores cars and dogs and walks at a good pace. He likes to jog and enjoys a cuddle. He is social with other dogs and has lots of energy. He has a short coat and weighs 17.7kg. 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: Spike MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Wiry Terrier x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Spike is a happy but shy boy who is very social with other dogs and needs a family committed to working with him. Spike is scared of men with hats and sunglasses and is not fond of children. Out walking he pulls on lead but ignores cars. He can lunge at dogs and bark at other men & women. He loves a jog! He has a scruffy coat and weighs 15.1kg. 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: Spud MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Foxy x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Spud is a friendly affectionate dog when you get to know him. However, it does take time to win his trust and this means coming to meet him a few times. He is very social with other dogs and he loves playing fetch and retrieve and playing with squeaky toys. He was timid and thin when he came from the pound with singed hair on his back. This has all grown back. Spud needs to trust you before you pick him up and he does prefer women to men. He has a short coat and weighs 7.2kg. 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: Squall MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 8 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Foxy x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Squall is gentle boy who is social with other dogs. Squall sometimes needs encouragement to walk on lead but he walks on loose lead ignoring passing cars and dogs. He enjoys being patted and will sit on command. He is most comfortable in a calm environment and is much more comfortable with women. Squall has not known a lot of affection and attention in the past. Squall is very fixated on food, so easy to train. He would prefer a home with no cats. He weighs 9.4kg. 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: 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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Low Shedding
Apartment Friendly
Needs Adult Home
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NAME: Wiggles MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4-5 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. He does not cope being left in a small cage. Wiggles can get reactive at fences when people or other dogs are on the other side. He has a non-shedding coat and weighs 4.5kg. 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: Willow MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 11 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 almost double her original weight now and has that clhilled ridgeback manner. Willow is happy to be left unattended from humans and is completely trustworthy. She is happy with her own company and prefers to be the only dog in the household. She can be reluctant to start walking but once he gets going she walks on loose lead ignoreing passing cars and other dogs. Willow needs someone who is willing to meet her a few times to build a relationship. She is very food motivated and very obedient. She has a smooth coat and weighs 21.2kg. 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: Zack MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 2-3 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Dachsy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Zack is a confident happy dog who can bite with no warning. He would only suit a handler who has done a lot of dog handling and training. We have not seen warning signs before Zack bites. 99% of the time he is a happy friendly dog. He walks nicely on loose lead, ignoring cars and dogs. He has lots of energy and likes to jog and run. He enjoys lots of attention and cuddles. He sits on command. He has a short coat and weighs a chunky 8.1kg. 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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