If a search for the best dog rescues in Perth has brought you to this page, you’ve come to the right place! Below we’ve featured 6 dog rescues across the city.
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Boxer Rescue Perth is a small rescue organization that was first established in 2003. This group works hard to rescue Boxer dogs across Perth and provide them with care and love until a suitable permanent home can be found. Generally, Boxer dogs in need are rescued from owners who can no longer care for their pets, usually due to work commitments or lifestyle changes.
If you’re interested in adopting a boxer dog from Boxer Rescue Perth, you can contact the organization to be considered as an adopter, and you can also visit their Facebook page to see their available Boxers. If you do adopt a boxer from Boxer Rescue Perth, you will be given lots of support and constant communication with the organization to ensure that the adoption is a good fit for everyone.
The team at Dogs’ Refuge Home in Perth, WA, believes that every dog deserves to have a loving, caring home. This rescue organization typically has around 100 dogs in their care at any given time, some are housed at their shelter and others are in foster care. As well as rescuing dogs, the organization also works with the community to promote responsible pet ownership and reduce the number of pets that end up being surrendered or abandoned.
Dogs’ Refuge Home was first founded in 1935 and is one of the oldest organizations of its kind in Australia. They do not euthanise healthy animals, and no time limit is placed on their rescued dogs. If you’re interested in adopting, available dogs can be viewed here. You can also donate to Dogs’ Refuge Home here.
Animal Protection Society of WA is a Perth-based non-profit rescue organization that’s dedicated to rescuing cats and dogs in need. Homeless animals are brought in from local shelters, transferred from other rescue organisations, or sometimes also surrendered by their owners. Animal Protection Society of WA rescues dogs of all breeds, ages, and even those with medical conditions.
Before being listed for adoption, all animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, examined by a veterinarian, and vaccinated. You can view their available dogs here to find your new best friend or visit this page to make a donation to the Animal Protection Society of WA.
The Shar Pei is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in China and is known for their affectionate and loving nature. If you think that one of these dogs might be the pet you’ve been looking for, WA Shar Pei Protection is a rescue organization that often has a great selection of these dogs to choose from. The organization is made up of just five people who are dedicated to saving these dogs – many are rescued from pounds or surrendered by their owners.
Once rescued, the Shar Pei dogs are placed in foster homes until an adopter can be found. If you’re interested in adopting, you will need to schedule an appointment to meet the dog you would like to adopt, then undergo a trial adoption period to ensure the adoption is a good fit for everyone. View the available dogs here, or donate to WA Shar Pei Protection using the button on this page.
Greyhounds make great pets – they are usually low to medium-energy, loyal, friendly, and don’t excessively shed or smell. Greyhounds as Pets is a non-profit rescue organization based in Perth that aims to re-home ex-racing Greyhounds with suitable adopters.
If you choose to adopt a Greyhound, they will have spent at least four weeks in foster care and be somewhat used to being in a home environment. As well as offering Greyhounds for adoption, the organization has a foster-to-adopt program where you can open your door to a Greyhound that hasn’t spent much or any time in a home environment. The program lasts four weeks – you are a foster carer during this period and can help your dog adjust to life in a home. If things go well, you can then adopt the Greyhound at the end of the four-week period. View the available dogs here.
Established in 1990, K9 Rescue Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, caring for, and re-homing dogs in need, most of which are taken from pounds and overcrowded shelters where they may face euthanasia. As well as saving and adopting dogs, they also work throughout many local communities in Perth and regional WA to promote responsible pet ownership.
K9 Dog Rescue has grown significantly since 1990 and is now able to re-home around 450-500 dogs annually. If you’re interested in adopting from K9 Rescue Group, you can view their available dogs here. You can also contribute to the organization by making a donation here.
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