As you read this page you will notice that each of the dogs listed has a "special" quality. The dogs appearing here require special attention, dedicated owners and a greater investment of time and and committment to their long term health needs. If you feel you have the qualities required to become a Special Needs Parent, please read about them, select the one you would like to meet, then contact us to discuss adoption further.


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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Special Needs
Low Shedding
Apartment Friendly
Needs Adult Home
Suit Full-Time Worker

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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Special Needs
Apartment Friendly
Needs Adult Home
Suit Home-Based Worker or Needing Doggy Pal

NAME: Duncan MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 10 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Jack Russell X Italian Greyhound NUMBER: 9486 3133

Duncan is a gentle sweet natured dog. He has epilepsy and is well managed on inexpensive medication. Duncan is social with other dogs but prefers those his size or smaller. He has a gentle demeanour but not that comfortable having his back side touched. He is an active boy for his age. He has a smooth coat and weighs about 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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Special Needs
Needs Rescue Experience
Needs Adult Home
Suit Part-Time Worker

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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Special Needs
Needs Rescue Experience
Needs Home With Garden
Suit Home-Based Worker or Needing Doggy Pal

NAME: Jamie MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 Years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Jack Russell NUMBER: 9486 3133

Jamie is blind and when he came from the pound he was very difficult to handle. We had him desexed which improved his behaviour enormously and kept handling to a minimum while he settled in and learnt the routine. Jamie is a very anxious dog who needs humans around so talking to him has been important. He is very food motivated. Jamie needs a family with commitment, time and patience. He has a short coat and weighs 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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Special Needs
Kid Friendly
Suit Full-Time Worker

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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Special Needs
Needs Rescue Experience
Apartment Friendly
Suit Full-Time Worker

NAME: Paris MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 6 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Foxy X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Paris is one the most frightened dogs I have come across. At the pound she just shook and was allowed to leave early. Paris does not want contact with people and little eye contact. She will bite if picked up. She loves her food and it is a slow steady road to win her trust. She needs a family who have solid experience with very traumatised dogs. Paris came with a non-functioning eye from old injury. She has a short coat and weighs about 6kg. 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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Special Needs
Needs Adult Home
Suit Full-Time Worker

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

Rosie is a well mannered girl who walks well on a loose lead and is affectionate with people. She has had some damage to nerves in the past which has resulted in her being incontinent and she can urinate upon exertion. Her bed however is always clean and she never messes in the car. Rosie needs an understanding family who can cope with her needs. She has not been around a lot of dogs so she is looking for a home where she is the only dog and family are willing to walk her on lead along quiet pathways. Rosie would suit a family working full time. She has a smooth coat and weighs 15.6kg. 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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Special Needs
Low Shedding
Apartment Friendly
Suit Full-Time Worker

NAME: Timmy MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 10 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Maltese X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Timmy is a very quiet boy who is blind and deaf. He is easy to pick up and handle as long as you do not fiddle with his face. This terrifies him. Since coming to us he has had a dental with 7 extractions! Unfortunately nothing can be done to restore his vision and he does have dry eyes. Timmy is social with other dogs, but tends to sleep a lot of the day. He has a non-shedding coat and weighs 5.2kg. 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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