Some of these animals may be adopted or could be pending adoption as you are reading their profiles. Please give us a call at 6287 5355 ext 24 to verify the adoption status of the animal you are interested in. Thank you very much!
The dogs and cats featured here are senior pets. They may be older but they won’t love you any less than a younger animal! Please open your hearts to these animals and give them a chance to be part of your lovely family.
Don't let his name fool you, Viking is anything but a seafaring voyager! His favourite destination is a patch of luscious, green grass where he can sprint around and put his boundless energy to good use. Because of this abundance of energy, Viking gets bored easily and will do well in a home where he can get a high level of daily interaction. He will also excel if he undergoes training that stimulates his mind, as he learns very quickly. During training, Viking is really eager to work, and coupled with his loose-hanging tongue, his antics will surely put a smile on your face!
Dhoby is a very active dog who can't wait to go for walks. He will happily greet every familiar person he meets and can be overexcited when doing so. He is a very intelligent dog who picks up new things quickly. Dhoby is not comfortable with people touching his paws, mouth and head, especially through restraint and force. But through force-free counter-conditioning and desensitisation training done at the correct pace, he is learning that touching him is nothing he needs to be afraid of.
Dhoby needs a family with a orderly life that has a lot of time to spend with him and which will continue his force-free training.
Showing off my tricks
Hanging around with humans
Playing fetch (I will defend my toys so watch your hand, and trade me for the toy with another toy)
Petting me too long, especially on my head (I like short calm strokes on my back)
Introducing me to other dogs too quickly (I need time to learn to be calm around them)
This dog marked Adoption By Appointment (ABA) will require you to make a prior appointment to view and interact with him. He needs more specialized care and training and therefore a counselor well versed with this dog will be at hand during the appointed meeting. Please call 62875355 ext 24 to make an appointment. If you are unable to get through to speak to someone, please leave a voice message and a staff or volunteer will get back to you as soon as possible.
Feeling slightly under the weather? Let Happy cheer you up! Happy loves interacting with blue Pitt people and is friendly with people. He is especially treat-motivated and you will find that force-free training works well with him. He does gets excited at the beginning when he meets new people, so do wait for him to be calm before any interaction.
Going out on walks
Positive treat that reinforces calm behavior
Entering the kennel immediate upon first contact. Instead, wait till four paws on ground before reinforcing with treats. Repeat a few times before entering.
Openly displaying a treat pouch as Happy will concentrate on and attempt to consume it.
Letting him jump on you, instead leave the kennel and enter again only when calm
Dave is good with people and likes his walks. He is uncomfortable with high energy dogs, though with positive, reward-based training he is learning to stay calm and walk nicely past dogs, at a distance.
You'd be likely to pause at Alibi's kennel due to his unique name or his pixie ears and definitive markings. Alibi loves interaction with humans and demonstrates intelligence in his learning potential by picking up new tricks quickly. While he is not very comfortable in the proximity of other 4-legged friends, consistent counter-conditioning has proved to be a promising start and needs to be reinforced over time. Alibi also enjoys playing fetch and can't wait for you to come play a round with him!
• Learning with humane approaches and rewards, such as food and play
• Walks - may be excited at the start, but is able to walk nicely when he's rewarded well for doing so
• To be scratched under his neck and along his lower back, but not for too long