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.

Suit Part-Time Worker

NAME: Axle MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 8-10 months / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Kelpie X NUMBER: 9486 3133

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.

 5 Steps to Adopt!

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Suit Home-Based Worker or Needing Doggy Pal

NAME: Lexi MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Lexi is a bright happy pup who is social with other dogs around her age and size. She enjoys cuddles with people and sits on command. On lead she pulls a bit and can lunge at dogs, but it is still all a bit new to her. Volunteers say out walking "she was excellent". She is easy to pick up, sits on command and is easy to train. She has been walking with older children at the shelter. At 16 weeks she weighed 11kg and is expected to grow to English Staffy size. 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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Suit Part-Time Worker

NAME: Pearl MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 9 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Staffy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Pearl is a very active girl who still needs a lot of training on lead but she certainly likes to jog. Out walking she walks at a good pace and enjoys being patted by volunteers. She ignores cars but lunges at 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.

 5 Steps to Adopt!