Do you really know what is involved in getting a puppy?

Many families with young children choose a puppy believing they're easier to train and handle than older dogs.

But this is not necessarily the case, as puppies still play very much in a 'wolf-way', meaning they use their teeth a lot and puppies' teeth are very sharp.

And of course, they chew anything in sight. More than anything, housebreaking a puppy takes tremendous structure because every two hours you have to take them out. It's tedious, tiring and you're definitely going to be sleep deprived. And guess what - kids are not going to do it. Mom and Dad are going to be stuck with it!


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: 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: Martini MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X Lab NUMBER: 9486 3133

Martini is a happy bouncy young girl who is super affectionate with people and social with other dogs. She is still learning to walk on lead and does pull a bit. She came from the pound with a shortened right elbow joint. Unfortunately specialist consultation recommended we leave it alone. She is still able to run and jump and play with other dogs but you can notice a limp. She has a soft short coat and weighs 15.0kg. 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.

 5 Steps to Adopt!

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NAME: Piper MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5-6 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie X JRT X staffy NUMBER: 9486 3133

Piper is a happy playful pup. She is very social with other pups and small dogs. She is a bit shy around humans and needs a confident handler to boost her confidence. She is inquisitive and smart. She has a short coat and weighs 10.7kg. 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.

 5 Steps to Adopt!