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
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
Needs Home With Garden
Needs Adult Home
Suit Part-Time Worker

NAME: Khaleesi MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3 years / 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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Special Needs
Low Shedding
Apartment Friendly
Kid Friendly
Suit Home-Based Worker or Needing Doggy Pal

NAME: Meg MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 10 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Maltese X Jack Russell NUMBER: 9486 3133

Meg is a very sweet attentive girl. She is very social with other dogs and has a easy going nature. Meg came from the pound in poor condition. Not only did she have severe dental disease, distended abdomen, umbilical hernia, poor skin and little hair but we soon figured out she was diabetic. Meg has now been stabilised for diabetes and is on twice daily blood tests and insulin injections. We are looking for a home preferably with experience at caring for a diabetic animal or human. She has a low shedding coat and weighs 6.1kg. She would prefer not to live with cats. 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
Suit Part-Time Worker

NAME: Scarlet MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 9 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Boxer X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Scarlet is a very sweet natured affectionate girl. She came from the pound with a lump on her ankle. It was diagnosed as an osteosarcoma, an aggressive cancer. She had only weeks to live if we did nothing. We opted to go down the amputation and chemo route to give her hopefully a year, maybe a bit more. We have found her foster home where she can be cared for and spend her remaining life as happily and comfortable as possible. She has a short coat and weighs about 20kg. If you want to help Scarlet on her journey please visit: Visit Everydayhero

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