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Animals in our care

Here, you can browse all the animals we have available for adoption, or click on the individual animal species you are looking for in the side menu.

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Staffy x - female - 5 years and 1 month

Ellie was rescued from the pound when she was heavily pregnant. All of her puppies found fantastic new homes and now Ellie is looking for her new home as well. Due to her previous situation, she is scared of new people and new environments but once she has settled, she is extremely affectionate and loves to sit on your lap. Ellie is good with other dogs and loves to go for walks in quiet areas. Ellie requires a fully fenced backyard and is not suitable for a unit or apartment

Ellie has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 3 weeks



Jack Russell terrier x - male - 1 year and 9 months

Meet Gus the gentle giant. Gus is microchipped as a jack Russell terrier cross but don’t be fooled as he weighs about 35kgs. He is very sociable with other dogs and loves people. His previous owner surrendered him due to having to urgently move and could not take him with them. Gus has a great personality. Due to his size, Gus is not suited to an apartment or unit and he will require a fully fenced backyard with daily exercise. Gus will be available for adoption after 11th October however expressions of interest are now being taken

Gus has been in foster care since 30 September 2021, for 2 weeks



Staffy x - female - 3 years and 5 months

Leelah came to us as a scared and anxious dog. She lived with a family who had extremely limited means and she had never been outside her home or had little training. Through no fault of his own the owner was not able to give Leelah the home she needed or deserved. She has had at least one litter.

During the time she has been in foster care she has had a number of illnesses needing veterinary care and it has now become clear she is pregnant.

Leelah has been in foster care since 04 October 2021, for 2 weeks



Netherland Dwarf Rabbit - male - 1 year and 8 months

Oki is an energetic and adventurous young boy who enjoys exploring his environment, playing cat and mouse when he discovers new escape routes, eating and being petted.

Oki can respond to his name, if you hold out your hand and call him. He then enjoys a pat. Oki also seems to have the potential to be toilet trained.

Oki has lived with another rabbit previously however, the other rabbit picked on him.

In his previous home he was used to being kept in a hutch at night and free roaming the backyard during the day.

Oki will be desexed on 20th October and ready to leave for his new home after that date. Expressions of interest to adopt welcome now.

Oki has been in foster care since 09 October 2021, for 1 week



German Shepherd - female - 4 years

Hi, my name is Nala and I'm a stunning 4-year German Shepherd. I'm very athletic and love the water and playing with a ball. I'm good with older children and adults but take a while to get to know other dogs. I currently live with 3 other dogs.

Around the house, I'm incredibly quiet and love to lie in my bed. I would make an ideal member of an active family who want me to join them and be part of their life. I'm and indoor dog.

I would benefit from further training whether that's formal training or learning from another dog in the household or family member who knows about dog training. I'm great on re-call but not so good on walking on the lead.

Best of all I'm smaller than the average GSD, weigh only 21kgs and make a great family dog. I'm also well suited to couples and singles who aren't going to leave me alone for long stretches of time.

Nala has been in foster care since 14 October 2021, for 2 days



Beagle x Lab - male - 6 years

Harley is a lovely easy going dog who would make a perfect family dog for anyone who wants a gentle, friendly dog. Don't let the white face fool you he really is only 6 years old.

Harley gets on well with other dogs. He currently lives with 5 other dogs and previously lived with a small 20 year old dog. He previously lived with a cat.

Harley doesn't pull on the lead and needs a good walk for at least half an hour a day. Being part Beagle he likes to explore so a secure backyard is extremely important.

He is very family oriented and, as such, is an indoor dog and needs to be in a home where there is someone around the majority of the time.

His gentle and easy going nature makes him a great family dog.

Harley has been in foster care since 15 October 2021, for 1 day