Our current released dogs

Fido

Name: Fido

Age: 11 months (DOB 9/11/18)

Breed: Labrador x Golden Retriever

Sex: Male (desexed)

Colour: Black

Fido was not suitable for the Seeing Eye Dog program as he does not have the desired qualities for the role. He can become quite anxious and excitable when stressed. His high energy levels and strong desire to chase also means that he finds it very hard to ignore distractions and concentrate on his work.

He may not be suitable as a Seeing Eye Dog however he will make a fantastic and fun pet. He is a loveable goofball who will need quite a specific home. One in which he has another doggy playmate would be ideal.

An older dog who can keep up with his high energy levels and become a positive role model, teaching him good doggy manners. Fido will become anxious and vocal if left alone so we are looking for a home in which he has a lot of human company.

He can be destructive if left unsupervised so we recommend his new owners use a crate to help make his transition into pet life as smooth as possible. He is used to sleeping in a crate and it will be a very useful tool to help manage undesirable home behaviours.

Fido loves to chew and will happily be entertained with a nylabone, hoof or antler. He is still quite young so will do very well with lots of exercise, further training and a patient and loving family to set clear boundaries and help guide him. Fido will not be suitable for a home with a cat or other small animals. If you think you can provide Fido his perfect forever home please apply. 

Fido is available for adoption to Victorian based applicants within driving distance of Kensington, Melbourne.

Price: $2500

Laika

Name: Laika

Age: 8 months (DOB 2/2/19)

Breed: Labrador

Sex: Female (desexed)

Colour: Black

Laika is a gorgeous girl who simply doesn’t have the right temperament to be a Seeing Eye Dog. Her high energy levels and lower confidence means that she finds it very hard to concentrate when she is stressed.

The pressures of guiding work would simply be too much for her. Laika will make a wonderful pet but she will need quite a specific home. She can be unsure of new people entering her home which will often result in her becoming vocal, mouthy and wriggly with strangers.

Therefore we are looking for a quieter home with a good routine. A new owner who has a lot of patience and love to help guide her and continue her training. She will need further obedience sessions and will benefit greatly from having a sensible doggy playmate to act as a calming influence and help build her confidence.

Having a routine that involves trips to quiet areas or playdates with low numbers of other dogs will mean that she doesn’t feel overwhelmed by the world. The use of a head collar will also help to control her and keep her calmer on walks.

Laika is used to sleeping in a crate and we recommend that her new owners continue to use one as it will be a very useful tool to help manage undesirable home behaviours. We anticipate that Laika will take longer than normal to settle into her new life as a pet.

The use of a crate will also help make the transition a smoother one for her. Laika loves to be with her humans so we are looking for a home in which she will not be left alone for long periods every day. She will not be suitable for a home with cats or other small animals.

She could be matched to children over 10 years of age keeping in mind that a calm, quiet home will suit her best. If you feel you can provide Laika with the loving home that she needs please apply. 

Laika will need further obedience training. As an acknowledgement of this her adoption fee has been reduced. She is available for adoption to Victorian based applicants within driving distance of Kensington, Melbourne.

Price: $2000

Netta

Name: Netta

Age: 8 months (DOB 17/2/19)

Breed: Labrador x Golden Retriever

Sex: Female (desexed)

Colour: Black

Netta is a lovely little girl who has some body sensitivity. She is not a fan of wearing her training equipment and will not tolerate baths or health checks when she is unprepared. This unfortunately makes her unsuitable as a Seeing Eye Dog.

Netta is a gorgeous girl who will however make a great pet. She loves cuddles however only if they are given on her terms. She likes her personal space so will need a home in which that is respected.

She is good in the home however has been known to sneak up on to the furniture. She is used to sleeping in a crate and we recommend her new owners continue to use one to help prevent her jumping up onto the couch and to help make a smooth transition into her new life as a pet.

Netta is still quite young so she will do very well with clear boundaries and a loving and patient family to help continue her training. Netta is used to being with her humans and can vocalise for attention if left alone or bored.

Therefore, we are looking for a home where she will not be left alone for long periods every day. She would be a fantastic fit for a home with teenage children or adults who will give her plenty of exercise. If she sounds like the perfect dog for you then please apply. 

Netta is available for adoption to Victorian based applicants within driving distance of Kensington, Melbourne.

Price: $2500

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