Charlie

Charlie

Charlie is a very loving dog – a total sweetheart. He adores all humans big and small. You can often find him basking in the sun or sneaking onto the sofa to have a nap. Charlie loves belly scratches and foot massages. He is very cuddly and will always want to snuggle with you. Charlie also has several toys which he loves to play with – his favourite is tug-o-war with a rope toy. When he is inside he can follow the basic commands so long as there is a treat reward. He is fully toilet trained and has recently started crate training which he has adjusted very well to. Charlie has lived his life so far with minimal exposure to other dogs or animals. When he goes outside on a walk he is very alert, anxious and reactive. He has not been trained on the lead so is constantly pulling and is very strong. Charlie goes into panic mode when he sees another dog and will bark loudly whilst pulling very strongly on the lead. Charlie is very energetic and needs a lot of exercise. Charlie is best suited to a household that has two capable adults so they can share the load of the exercising and ongoing training which is required. They should be strong & able to cope with Charlie’s strength and reactiveness on walks. Young children would be ok in the house as he is very good with all humans. However, the person taking Charlie on the walk needs 100% focus and not be having to care for a child at the same time or have any other distractions. A large backyard or lot in a suburb that is not dog dense would be best. Charlie is not used to being left alone (max 2-3 hours) so would suit a household where the owners are not out for long periods of time. Charlie will be a wonderful addition to a loving family.

Acey

Acey

This stunning lady is seeking an active adult household who are experienced with handling larger dogs and dedicated to her ongoing training. Acey is an absolutely lovely dog at home. She is incredibly sweet, gentle and well-mannered. When out on a walk, Acey becomes very overstimulated and can show reactive behaviours towards other dogs and people in the form of lunging, whining and pulling on the lead. This is an area she will need consistent and continued work with, and it is recommended she wear a properly fitted muzzle when outside of the home. She has proven she can get along well with other dogs given proper introductions but she would be best as the only pet in the house. Acey also displays separation anxiety behaviours and her new home would need strong and secure fencing. She’d do best with someone home more often than not who will gradually build up her confidence with alone time. She’s a very active girl who will require a daily walk and mentally stimulating toys/activities at home to ensure she keeps out of trouble (she has been known to dig a hole or two!). With patience, love and dedication, we know this girl will grow to be the most wonderful companion.

Arti

Arti

To my Forever Parents, My name is Arti, I’m a 12 year old desexed male West Highland Terrier X, meaning I’m very cute! BUT I do have a few issues that need to be maintained going forward: – Someone who is home more often than not as I have separation anxiety (no longer than 2 hours) – Another dog to help him settle when left at short intervals is needed – Ongoing medical attention for arthritis and his ear infections (when eh stresses out these can be the result of that) – Arti is hard of hearing that unfortunately is not selective I’m a young soul and I still enjoy my walks at the dog park as I am quite social. My foster carer says I can’t stay for too long as it make my arthritis play up, but I would stay all day if I could. I also like to sit on the couch with my people as well and have a snuggle and am happy to sit in my bed watching you go about your day. When I came into foster care I was anxious and I didn’t like to be touched, you can’t blame me because I had been an outside dog my whole life, left to my own devices. I had ear infections, a flea infestation with hardly any fur, not desexed and that made me very sad and scared. I didn’t know how to behave with humans, but in the short 5 weeks of being with Forever Friends, I have turned in to a new dog! I have come out of my shell as my foster family have taught me that humans are not that bad, they brag about how far I’ve come in my behaviour, but it’s just me, I’m a great dog! I do have separation anxiety as I’m hard at hearing so my new family needs to be dedicated to put some time, patience and the attention that I need (that can be a lot until I feel safe) so I say again, patience please! Cats and dogs are my friends so if you have other animals, that would be best! Love, Arti.

Cardi

Cardi

Cardi is a 1.5 year old Bull Arab X Great Dane. She is a loving and sweet girl who absolutely loves to play with her toys, especially her ball, and will happily entertain herself, but does prefer to share the fun with her human. Cardi enjoys belly rubs, is quite content when being bathed and is very food orientated – which is great for training. Cardi has good basic training, but she does require a carer (and eventually an owner) who has experience with Bull Arab breeds, as well as experience with dogs who have behavioural issues. Cardi requires someone who is happy to accommodate her unique individual needs and put in the time and effort to help her learn to focus and readjust her behaviour.

Cardi does resource guard her food, and she also loses focus very quickly when distracted by other dogs or animals that she is keen to interact with, hence it is important that Cardi is walked on a leash with a soft muzzle. She needs a home with a decent sized backyard as she does enjoy being outside, and there needs to be strong and secure fencing. Cardi’s new carer or adopter will have our ongoing professional behaviourist support. Ultimately we would love to see Cardi finally find a forever home where she can be nurtured, cared for, loved unconditionally, and can finally find the stability she deserves. Is Cardi your Forever Friend?

Joey *Special needs*

Joey *Special needs*

Hi my name is Joey. I am 2 years old. You wouldn’t know by looking at my big beautiful eyes but I was actually born blind. Being blind doesn’t bother me as I don’t know any different. I cope quite well and am able to map areas in my mind as well as respond to voice commands to find my way with the help of a human friend.

Due to some bad experiences early on in my life, my inabilities to see and a lack of socialisation as a puppy, I am VERY scared of other dogs. I love people but only once I get to know them first. I MUST be the only dog in my forever home so I can settle in and become confident on my own.

Because I’m still young I can get very playful and happy and because I’m blind I can sometimes run into things. It doesn’t bother me but for this reason my new home should not have young children or elderly people. My forever home needs to be calm and quiet with someone who is home quite often. I get really really cold especially at night so I need to be an inside dog most of the time.

I can sit, drop, beg, roll over, stay, shake and give kisses. My best trick is that I can walk on a treadmill!! I’m super smart so my new home needs to have someone who will continue my learning. I need a strong, confident owner who can show me the world isn’t such a scary place. I love to go for car rides, Bush walks and run in big open spaces where I won’t hurt myself. My favourite thing to do is cuddle up on the couch with my humans all day long. I have been known to chase the cat I currently live with so it’s probably best there isn’t a cat in my forever home.

Please enquire if you’d like to meet me 🙂 My adoption fee covers my desexing, vaccination and microchipping.