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Elvis is in the House

Instead of buying a pup from the store this Christmas, have you considered adopting from a shelter? Meet Elvis, an outgoing and excitable boy who is looking for someone to ‘love him tender’.

He is a 1 year and 3 month old Greyhound X. Elvis is $310 to adopt and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and health tested.

He is currently in a foster home, so for more information or to arrange to meet him please contact Lauren Mills on 9770 7525. His Animal ID is 308992.

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Honey time!

Name: Honey

Breed: Australian Cattledog X Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Female

Tag Number: 109 4637

Animal ID: 252644

Honey is an energetic and playful young girl looking for a loving family to call her own. She is looking for an experienced family who have knowledge and experience with working breeds. This will help them to understand her physical and mental needs.

Honey requires at least one long daily walk or run as well as interactive playtime to help her burn off her excess energy and keep her mind stimulated. She loves toys and her new family will need to make sure she is provided with a variety of them to keep her occupied, particularly for the times she will be home on her own.

Honey has been social with dogs she has met at the shelter however she does still need to practice her social skills.  She would benefit from going to a home with another dog as she doesn’t enjoy being on her own for long periods of time, but she must meet any potential doggy housemates at the shelter before they can go home together.

She will be happiest in a home where she lives as an indoor and outdoor dog, included as part of the family. A secure yard with a minimum of 5ft fencing will keep her safe for the times she is outdoors.

Honey is $310 to adopt, and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and health tested. The RSPCA is open six days, closed Wednesdays, for adoptions. For more information please visit: www.rspcansw.org.au or call 9770 7555

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Never too old to love

Too often, older animals end up in the RSPCA’s care that are unwanted, surrendered by their owners or sometimes even abondoned or injured. Providing an older animal with a happy and comfortable home for their final years can be a rewarding experience.

“Older pets make great companions — they are usually calm, gentle and love spending time with the family,” said RSPCA NSW Shelter Manager Adam Farrugia.“They are more settled in their behaviours and you can definitely teach an old dog new tricks!”

It is more difficult to rehome older pets as a lot of people are concerned about getting attached to the animal and them passing soon after, said Mr Farrugia.

“It takes a special someone to acknowledge that the animal deserves to spend their last years being a happy and loved family member — rather than waiting in a shelter environment,” she says.

Smaller breed dogs can live up to 18 years old so have many years to give to their new owners. Animals over eight years old are Golden Oldies and they are $100 to adopt. To know more, please visit www.adoptapet.com.au.

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Will Mary Kate be the one?

Mary-Kate is a friendly and playful girl looking for her forever home. She is very playful and absolutely loves her toys.

She will require at least one daily walk to help keep her healthy and happy and it is a great way to explore the neighbourhood. She tends to chase rabbits so for this reason she cannot go to a home with any small animals. Mary-Kate is tolerant of other dogs here in the shelter but she can be very picky with who she wants to be friends with. She would be happiest being the only dog in her new home but if you think you could offer a great home for her with another friendly dog then they must meet at the shelter before they can go home together.

Mary-Kate’s new owners would benefit from having breed experience or a firm knowledge of the breed. Greyhounds make fantastic pets as they are gentle natured and loyal companions. A home where she is included as part of the family as an indoor and outdoor dog will make her very happy. A nice, big bed for the times she wants to relax about the house will be great and Mary-Kate will enjoy having a nice big backyard for the times she is outside. The yard must have secure 5ft fencing with no holes or gaps.

Mary-Kate is a very sweet and friendly girl who will make a loving companion to someone looking for a young, playful dog to include as part of the family.

Mary-Kate is $310 to adopt, and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and health tested. The RSPCA is open six days, closed Wednesdays, for adoptions. For more information please visit: www.rspcansw.org.au or call 9770 7555.

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Are You My New Playpal?

Name: Boof

Breed: Greyhound

Age: 2 Years 7 Months 2 Weeks

Gender: Male

Tag Number: 105 4928

Animal ID: 223928

Boof is a very friendly guy looking for a loving home to call his own!

He is a playful dog that enjoys playing fetch and loves his squeaky toys. He gets on well with other dogs but must meet any potential doggy housemates at the shelter before they can go home together. Boof is best suited to a home with no cats or pocket pets as it is likely he will chase them. He loves his daily walks so those, along with a nice big yard that he can run and play with toys will be great for the times he is full of energy. A lot of the time he is happy to lounge around in the sun taking it easy. His yard must be fully fenced with no holes or gaps to keep him safe for the times he is outside.

Boof would be happiest in a home where he is included as part of the family and has access to indoors and outdoors. Greyhounds are gentle natured and loyal dogs who make great companions. A nice big bed or lounge he can sprawl out on will make him very happy for the times he is relaxing at home. Boof is a gentle, social and very affectionate dog who would make a great addition to someone looking for a companion to be a part of the family.

Boof is $300 to adopt, and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and health tested. The RSPCA is open six days, closed Wednesdays, for adoptions. For more information please visit: www.rspcansw.org.au or call 9770 7555.

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Playful Omo needs a friend

Name: Omo

Breed: Border Collie X Bull Terrier

Age: 10 Months 3 Weeks

Gender: Male

Tag Number: 107 1052

Animal ID: 219589

Omo is a very playful and friendly dog looking for a family who live an active lifestyle that he can be a part of. He is best suited to a home where he is included as part of the family and in daily activities. Omo is a pup and has high energy levels so he will require at least two daily walks along with plenty of interactive playtime such as fetch or other toys. He would benefit from boredom buster toys, such as Kongs, to keep his mind working.

Omo already knows how to sit but would benefit from ongoing obedience training with positive reinforcement. He is friendly with play but must meet all members of the family at the shelter before going home together. Omo has been a little boisterous when playing with other dogs at the shelter so he must meet any potentially doggy friends before they can go home together to make sure they will be happy housemates.

A large yard with secure 5ft fencing will keep him safe for the times he is outside.

Omo is ready to adopt from the RSPCA Yagoona Shelter. He is $300 to adopt, and is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and health tested. The RSPCA is open six days, closed Wednesdays, for adoptions. For more information please visit: http://www.rspcansw.org.au/ or call 9770 7555.

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