Some dogs have not had good experiences with kids. Or have never been socialized with them. This can cause them to be nervous or not tolerant of having kids around. Also some dogs are just big & boisterous & could injure kids due to their level of excitability. All of our dogs go through a series of temperament testing here at the shelter. The dogs in this category have shown signs of having lower thresholds which smaller kids would not understand as well as adults can.


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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NAME: Angus MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 9 years / M CONTACT: Cynthia F
BREED: Aussie Terrier x NUMBER: 9427 4161

Angus is a handsome boy. He has that terrier inquisitive nature but he is protective his patch. Angus requires a handler with rescue experience, specifically someone with experience with fear aggressive dogs. He does not tolerate strangers in his home and is nervous of them out on walks. He is in training to improve his sociability with other dogs and his tolerance of strangers but this is a very slow process, he requires multiple visits to build a bond with a person and needs slow calm movements. He is sociable with small to medium sized female dogs. He has a scruffy coat that can be clipped under sedation or while muzzled and weighs 9kg.

Angus also has a collapsing trachea and is on an inhaler for this three times a day. This means he can sometimes choke on water or food if he eats/drinks too quickly and needs to be supervised. 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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NAME: Bailey MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 7 years / M CONTACT: Cynthia F
BREED: Jack Russell x Pug NUMBER: 9427 4161

Bailey is an active dog friendly dog who can get quickly over-stimulated and needs a experienced family to keep him calm and relaxed whilst introducing him to new situations. He prefers women. He walks on loose lead and pays no attention to passing cars, but can lunge at some dogs. He really enjoys pats & cuddles but he needs to build relationships slowly. Out and about he can get very scared and needs a handler sensitive to how he is coping and understands what environments he can be taken to. He can reactive and fearful of loud noises and fast movements. He has a short coat and weighs 8.3kg. 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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NAME: Banjo MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 8 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Moodle NUMBER: 9486 3133

Banjo is a sensitive highly anxious boy who needs a lot of reassurance from an experienced calm and confident adult. He is very loving to people he trusts. Banjo will growl or snap if he feels threatened or cornered. He is groomed under sedation or with a muzzle as he is sensitive to touch of parts of face and hind legs. He is social with other small dogs. He has a non-shedding coat and weighs 6.6kg. 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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NAME: Chilli MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 7 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Chihuahua X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Chilli is a sweet attentive boy if he likes you. He bonds closely to one owner and seems to prefer women however does not mind some men. Chilli is agile and will jump low fencing easily and push through gates. He needs a person skilled at obedience training and in particular impulse control work. He likes to be around people and is social with other dogs but does not really bond with another dog. He has a short coat and weighs 5.4kg. 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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NAME: Dahlia MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Whippet X Staffy NUMBER: 9486 3133

Dahlia is a very active strong girl. Once she gets rid of the initial excitement about walking she calms down. Dahlia is very mouthy so she needs a family with patience and a calm environment to teach her some manners. They also need to be fit to manage her strength. She is affectionate with people and likes to lick your face. Volunteers say out walking "mostly ignored dogs, looked at them and slightly pulled toward them", "Showed no dog aggression on our walk. Very affectionate" “Very scared of loud noises, trucks and loud cars. One silver car parked on driveway next to car park sped past and shouted out the window – she was so scared she wouldn’t move for 20 minutes". 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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NAME: Dezzy MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 10 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Maltese x Shih Tzu NUMBER: 9486 3133

Dezzy is a very soft gentle boy who loves women. He can befriend men in the appropriate manner. He is very social with other dogs and is easy to groom. Dezzy walks well on loose lead and pays no attention to passing dogs or cars. Dezzy is not fond of being around men or children and we believe he has been in a home with domestic violence. He would be best suited to a single female household where someone is home most of the time. Dezzy does not cope being left alone. He barks at strangers or people near the fence. He is not good with birds nor cats. He has a non-shedding coat and weighs 5.6kg. 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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NAME: Goldie MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 2 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Lab X Beagle NUMBER: 9486 3133

Goldie was a very nervous dog when she came from the pound but has warmed up quickly to the people. She enjoys walks, is inquisitive out and about. She walks nicely on loose lead ignoring cars and other dogs. She enjoys a cuddle and sits on command. Volunteers say “Lovely dog, very happy”, “Hesitant at times, but walked well”, Very food motivated. "Good to walk, sits and shakes, beautiful dog", "Very easy to handle and very food motivated - lablike!, Sweet temperament, sits on command" Reactive to certain dogs" She has a lab coat and is more the size of a lab. Goldie has some medical issues which we are trying to resolve. Our vets think it is brain related and her ability to walk is slowly deteriorating. 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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NAME: Hugo MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 4 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Rottweiler X Labrador? NUMBER: 9486 3133

Hugo is a nervous dog who is looking for a family with experience to handle him slowly and gently. He has experinced very rough handling and is sensitive to it. He does not like people leaning over him. He is a lovely happy dog when you move slowly and speak softly. He is smaller than a pure Rotty. He has a short coat and weighs 29.7kg 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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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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NAME: Lawson MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 10 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Cattle dog x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Lawson is an older boy who is hard of hearing. He walks well on loose lead past other dogs. Lawson is very piggy with food so is best as the only dog in the household. Lawson can only be patted in certain places but he does love his scratches in particular. Walker says "Walks are his happy place and would keep going if we didn't turn around" He has a short coat and weighs 20.3kg. 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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NAME: Leo MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 7 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Spitz X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Leo is a very confident dog who needs an owner experienced at handling such dogs. He is loyal and loving when he trusts you but he is a dog who needs boundaries. He is social with other dogs but he does bully some. Leo has been handled on a catch pole so he is very reactive to leads and collars. He can get very reactive/ aggressive around the smell of food. He does not tolerate boots. You would need to be committed to meeting him a few times to build a relationship with him. He has a fluffy coat which is clipped under sedation at the vets and he weighs 11.6kg. 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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NAME: Mia MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 7 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Foxy x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Mia can be nervous with strangers but is happy and friendly around people she knows, particularly women. She is nervous and can be quite confrontational with loud noises. She loves her food and is easy to train. She would do best in a quiet adult female household and with someone willing to meet her a few times to build trust. She is social with 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.

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NAME: Missy MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 18 months / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Shepherd X NUMBER: 9486 3133

Missy is a sweet girl with an affectionate attentive nature. She is social with other dogs and loves to spend time playing with them. She walks on lead, at times needing encouragement and is friendly walking past other dogs. She also likes to jog. She can be scared of cars and trucks, especially where there is no footpath. She likes cuddles and belly rubs with volunteers and sits on command. Missy is assertive with treats and can be snatchy. Comments “Love her”, "Cowered whenever traffic passed. Shook when it was a truck. Otherwise all was fine" She has a short coat and weighs 19kg. 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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NAME: Spike MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 3 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Wiry Terrier x NUMBER: 9486 3133

Spike is a happy but shy boy who is very social with other dogs and needs a family committed to working with him. Spike is scared of men with hats and sunglasses and is not fond of children. Out walking he walks well on loose lead but can be nervy of strangers coming up close. He loves a jog! He has a scruffy coat and weighs 15.1kg. 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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NAME: Tabitha MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 year / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Labrador x Border Collie NUMBER: 9486 3133

Tabitha can be a nervous dog until you win her trust. She is wary of anyone who shows fear and can only be with a confident handler who has experience handling nervous dogs. She is affectionate and loving to those who know her and she needs someone who is willing to meet her a few times to gain her trust. She is obedient and well mannered. She has a short coat and weighs about 17kg. 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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NAME: Tessa MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 5 years / F CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Sharpei X Kelpie NUMBER: 9486 3133

Tessa is girl who is a little aloof, as sharpeis can be and needs to feel comfortable with you. Tessa is not that interested in other dogs and happy to be the only dog and happy to be left for FT working hours. Out walking she pulls a little on lead, ignores cars and other dogs and enjoys being patted. She sits on command. She has a calm demeanour but can get snappy if afraid. She has a short coat and weighs 16.9kg. 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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NAME: Tommy MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 2 years / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Ridgeback X Kelpie? NUMBER: 9486 3133

Tommy was brought into the pound as a skeleton. He has gained weight slowly with small regular nutritious meals. He is an affectionate though shy boy. He came to us at 19.5kg. Tommy has still a way to go with weight gain. He has a nervous disposition so weight gain is harder. Tommy is gentle and loving once he knows you and would do best is a calm home with experience with emaciated dogs and their development. Tommy can be reactive to certain people that he takes a dislike to. 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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NAME: Wiggles MEET AT: Ingleside (by appointment)
AGE/SEX: 7-8 yrs / M CONTACT: Monika
BREED: Maltese x Shihtzu NUMBER: 9486 3133

Wiggles is a calm relaxed dog with people he knows and is social with other dogs. He can get very anxious if left alone or in a crate. He needs to be introduced carefully to visitors to the house. He needs a very patient experienced groomer or he needs to be clipped under sedation. He does show some barrier reactivity at fences. Wiggles is on some anti-seizure medication. He has a non-shedding coat and weighs about 7kg. 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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