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Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
3:00 pm
Female Dog needing a home.
Long, convoluted story.  A friend of my mum's ex husband is getting rid of his faithful companion of 6 years because the wife doesn't want her.  Dog is located in Craigieburn, Melbourne (Australia)

*********IMPORTANT NOTICE***********
Please anyone reading this I need your help. I am trying to find a home for a beautiful well behaved 6yo Female Rotty named Indie.. before she has to be put down. She's fine with people and dogs and the only reason they are getting rid of her is because the new wife doesn't want her!!!! So please if you have it in your heart and you can give Indie some love inbox me ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phone number can be provided if anyone is interested.

Sunday, September 11th, 2011
2:20 pm

2 female pedigree Rottweilers - litter sisters, 3 years old, with tails

One wearing a blue dog coat (Chevy) and the other heavily pregnant, 8 weeks in whelp (CJ) - requiring urgent medical veterinary birthing intervention - caesarian section

Both microchipped. Both valuable Show Dogs.

Missing from Bacchus Marsh Rd. Bullengarook, VICTORIA

Went missing Friday 9th September, suspected stolen from yard

Contact Karen - mob - 0413 046 839 ph - 54289187

or Sam - mob - 0422 466 530 ph - 94361659

Substantial Reward Offered

Please help get the news out, share on your FB or Twitter or LJ, as you can imagine the owners are completely distraught, coverage will also be on the radio, Channel 7 and Channel 9 news and all over the internet, these are much beloved family members. Please keep an eye out if a neighbour suddenly acquires a Rottweiller or Rottweiller puppies within the next few weeks.
Mods, I hope this post is allowed, the situation is quite urgent with the pregnant girl.
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
11:52 am
Because you asked for it...
Here's my Papillon, Little Bit:

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Current Mood: sick
9:44 am
Okay Aussie Doggers, perk up! Let's get this comm going again - how about everyone post pics of their dogs? Yep, not so original, but yeh. POST! I want to see cute.
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
6:48 pm
Little Bit and Me
I had a costume photo shoot with my Papillon "Little Bit" yesterday which I thought I might share here with you:

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The photographer was Neil Creek from http://www.neilcreek.com/
Neil works in Melbourne and was happy to come to my house for the photo shoot. Believe it or not, but these photos were all taken in my garage where Neil set up his studio.

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You can view more of the photos here:


Current Mood: sore
Friday, February 5th, 2010
6:18 pm
I thought I would do my best to spread the word. Sorry about the x-posting.

Six Kelpies, 3 females, 3 males are desperately seeking homes. They are located in Wagga Wagga, NSW and are due to be PTS by the 16th of feb if homes are not found.

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I know some people who are really trying to get these pups out, so if anyone is interested I might be able to organise some transport as I know Wagga is pretty out there.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
2:37 pm

I was wondering if I can get some advice on the Doberman breeders of Australia. I'm currently checking out the Bladegde Dobermans in canberra (very nice set up they have), and I was wondering if anyone had heard/read anything bad regarding the dogs they breed.
Or does anyone else have another Doberman breeder in Australia to recommend?

I'm in no rush. I don't intend to get a Doberman puppy until mid 2011, but I like to be prepared, check out the parents etc.

z-posted to dogs lovers
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
9:48 pm
My new puppy, a mini music video
My New Papillon Puppy - ABC Music Video

Current Mood: surprised
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
12:16 am
Don't know if you can help, but....
I adopted a dog from Save a Dog Scheme last Friday. He is an 18 month old papillon cross and, up until a few hours ago, he has been the lovliest, happy little dog you can imagine.
He has been playing with my other dog, eating well, been really friendly with people and even waking me up in the mornings by licking me on the face!

We were all really falling in love with him but then, something happened tonight. Suddenly, while my Dad was petting him, Pendlebury turned around and bit him, completely out of the blue.
Since then, he has been hiding in a corner, snapping and growling at anybody that comes close to him. I managed to tempt him out for a little while with treats and pets, but that didn't last very long, and now he's back to hiding and growling.

I don't understand what happened.

I'm really upset; I was really falling in love with this little dog, and now it looks as though I will have to return him.

Does anybody have any advice?

Current Mood: depressed
Sunday, July 5th, 2009
7:59 pm
First name: Nicole
Age: 22
Location: Outer Northern Melbourne (so north in fact, we JUST got our first bus route! ) XD
Occupation: Deli Worker
List of breeds owned: Mini Fox Terrier (possible cross)
Favourite breed: Corgi
Type of dog food fed: Eagle Pack Hollistic Chicken and Duck dry, and Pedigree Naturals wet (currently researching BARF)
Other animals owned: 4 very spoiled Guinea Pigs
Favourite activity with your dog: Playing 'find the ball!'
Facility from which dog was obtained: Victorian Dog Rescue
Where did you find out about this community? was mentioned on a dog_lovers post.


Name: Kara
Age: 3 1/2
Sex: F
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Mini Fox Terrier
Colour: White and Tan
Favourite food: Chicken and pig poop (yeah...gross I know but dogs really love pig poop!)
Favourite toy: Kong Ball and Premier Bouncy Bone thing
Favourite activity: Hoping the baby gate to the pig room will magically swing open if she stares at it long enough. 
Other Animal compatibility:  ...nil as far as we can tell.  Typical Foxie, everything that moves is food...except the Black Swan in the lake...she's not quite sure what to do with that.
Other dog compatibility: Is fine with small dogs (my sisters Westie is her best friend) but has never been around large dogs (that we know of)
Type of sleeping quarters: Has a home built crate that she is getting used too (still at the open door stage), has an outdoor kennel, and whatever piece of fleece/jumper is lying around that she can dig into an appropriate size mound.
Current or previous medical ailments: Nil
Tricks: Sit, Down, Up, Shake and learning 'In your crate' and 'stay'
Agility: nil

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/VanDiemins/Kara/DSCN3816.jpg - her favorite activity
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/VanDiemins/Kara/DSCN3897.jpg - Fell asleep whilst begging for a chicken + salad sandwich...just a tiny bit pathetic huh?
5:59 pm
Pet-friendly housing in Melbourne???
Hi guys, I hope it's ok for me to ask advice here.  I've been living in a crappy temporary apartment (like a dorm) in Melbourne CBD for almost two months now while I search a pet-friendly share house that's not far away from the city.  I really need to be either in the CBD (which I know would be hard) or in the surrounding burbs... somewhere within walking distance to the city.  Is that really too much to ask?  I know lots of people have dogs, but as soon as they hear I'm planning on adopting one they all shy away.  :(  I'm a good housemate; super reliable with rent, considerate, quiet, CLEAN...  other than posting ads on gumtree and realestate.com, what can you recommend I do?  Most of the people I know live out in the country so they can't really help.

Thanks for any leads, or at least for listening to me rant :)
Saturday, July 4th, 2009
6:34 pm
Long term Pet sitting

Just recently my husband has been offered a job that would require a move to the States for 13months (give or take a few months). The main issue we have is what would we do with our dogs. We have decided that taking them with us isn't an option with the cost of transporting, getting a house on the other side and then the quarantine laws to get them back.

I have heard that there is long term petsitting you can get, where you send your pets to live with a family while you are away, kinda like normal pet-sitting but where the dogs don't live at your house, since we wouldn't have a house here during that time. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this? Have they done it? Do you know where I can get it done? Approx how much does it cost ect ect? I'm in Adelaide so it would be best if it could be done locally, but I think its a better option than a kennel, where I would be worried about them being locked in a run all the time.

Any help you have would be great... this whole thing pretty much hinges on the pets and if we can't find a suitable arrangement for thier care we won't go, but thought I would try to find out what we can do.

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
11:08 pm
chihuahua free to a loving home. please read.
my friend works at the bass hill vets and they have found a tiny, 1.5 kg chihuahua . she was found shivering under a car, covered in engine oil, with a puncture in each eyeball. she is now blind and i believe this was done as a deliberate act of cruelty as i see no possible way two identicle sized puncture wounds could be made into the eyes and nowhere else on the body.

She has no owners that we know of. Have checked the chip but the details did not come up with anything useful. I have taken her for now and she is staying at my friends house in the st george area until  i can find her a home. in the pound she would not survive and would probably be put to sleep..

her eyes are being treated with cream and antibiotics from the vets but i will need to take her for a check-up after they are finished or if i have concerns. if you can help PLEASE paypal me some cash at dwalshe@optusnet.com.au or in person if you know me. anything would be appreciated or else it will be coming from my pocket. i suspect also i may need to have her desexed but it is hard to tell.

she is cream coloured and very very very small. it's believed she is 7 years old or so but it's hard to tell. she never seems to bark, doesnt mind other animals and is just happy to sit on your lap. she loves her food and is sweet natured though she is very scared. she can only see some lights and shadows. i think she was abused too. she is frightened if you come up to her so you need to be soft and slow and gentle. i think she needs a stable calm environment. she doesnt need much room. she needs love and comfort. somewhere safe such as where she cant fall into a swimming pool and drown. if you know ANYONE who would be suited to her PLEASE contact me here or call me on 0422 648344 any time.my name is becca.

Ok everyone,  an update :

Thanks SO MUCH for all the help. I have contacted Renbury Farm and I am taking her there to do her time. They will not let me care for her as she needs  to be in the actual pound in case her owners come in looking for her. I am allowed to adopt her and rehome her after the 2 weeks is up, or someone else can go get her.  this is the legal route of doing things unfortunately. they promised me she wont be put to sleep based on blindness. so fingers  crossed. Also i am free to visit her whenever and the shelter is tied in with rescue organisations. she is being treated for her eyes and i am sure she will find a proper home.

i do not need the money any more either, thank you
Thursday, November 13th, 2008
6:27 pm
Free to good home.
UPDATE: Trixie has now found a home! Thank you to everyone for your help and suggestions! I know I am going to miss her.

I work at a boarding kennel in Victoria, about 40 minutes drive out of Melbourne. Occasionally we get dogs left behind when the owners are unable to pick them up for one reason or another. This girl has been with us since about June waiting for a home:

Her name is Trixie and she is a 3 year old desexed Labrador cross. She is friendly and very intelligent, however she does require some training. She is unfortunately not sociable with other dogs, so she would need a home with no other pets. Not sure about cats and other animals, but I would be cautious. Normally, I wouldn't advertise a dog like this on livejournal, however I really want to find Trixie a home. She is becoming more and more lonely everyday, and spends most of her time howling :(
She gets so excited whenever a person comes into her run, it makes you wish you could stay with her all day.

Trixie was left at the kennel along with two other dogs while her owners were building a new home. During this time, the couple also had their first child. All three dogs were picked up after the birth, however the stress of a new baby and three dogs proved too much for their owners and the dogs were brought back within a matter of days.
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If you or anyone you know might be able to help find Trixie a home, please comment here or send me a pm. Thanks guys!

Current Mood: determined
Saturday, August 16th, 2008
5:46 pm
help, advice?
Hello there, i'm Lisa and I have 2 shelties (one tri colored one sable) and 1 bichon frise. I'm thinking of getting another sheltie because i love them - they are intelligent, loyal, fun to be around with, loving... However i have been thinking of getting a japanese spitz as well. Does anyone here own a spitz? Just want to know what their temperament is like, whether they need tons of grooming, whether they can be left at home alone for hours in a day (of course i wouldnt neglect it but i have uni classes to attend but just for a few hours a day cos i spaced them out over the 5 weekdays), whether they bark a lot. My other 3 dogs are with my family back in my home country, i just wanted to state that to show that i'm not a dog/puppy noob :p So the dog that i am going to get will not have any playmates. Also it would be helpful if anyone knows of people who are intending to sell sheltie or japanese spitz puppies, females only! THANKS :):):) P.S i'm not too familiar with spitzs so i would appreciate it also if someone could point out trademark features of a spitz so that i wont be scammed by people who cross-breed just for the sake of earning quick $$!!!
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
5:50 pm
My boyfriends new puppy
She's a Japanese Spitz, and her name is Lara. She is 11 weeks old today. She came from a registered breeder, and a man bought her, then realised after 2 weeks it was a mistake and put her up for sale again. She broke her paw the day before we collected her unfortunately but she is still an extremely happy little puppy and doesn't seem too phased by it. Does anyone else in this community own a Japanese Spitz/ had experience with them? I have met a few and from what I have seen of them they're lovely dogs. Before choosing her we did our research, however i am still curious if anyone here has one too :)

oh and a pic!

Sunday, June 15th, 2008
6:37 pm
Destructive Doglet.
 Hey All, 

I have an 8(ish) year old Maltese x Silky Terrier, She was very very badly treated before I got her as a Rescue Dog, and she has quite a few neurotic habits. These are quite destructive, including destroying a door one day, and ripping up carpet to try to get out of the house, and peeing in the hall. 

This has been going further and further, and I have tried many things, I feel really bad and I have been leaving her outside with food and such when I go out, and there is someone at home quite often, but she is not much for playing or chewing things (except for the door or the carpet) 

Her behaviour has gotten worse since I went to Melbourne to look for places to live, leaving her with my partner, and then coming back. I have made the assumption she thought I abandoned her, and now she doesnt want me to go out without her. When she is outside she doesnt bark, but just seems so unhappy.

I am at a bit of a loss, I cant afford a behaviouralist (the Lort Smith Animal Hospital Vet told me I should consider it) and I hate the thought of her being so upset.

Any ideas? A friend? 


Current Mood: curious
6:21 pm
Hunter and Ewok - introduction

First name: Hunter
Age: 36
Location: Melbourne
Occupation: Customer Service
List of breeds owned: Rottweiller, LabxCocker, Many mixed breeds and a Maltese x Silky terrier at moment
Favourite breed: Staffy
Type of dog food fed: My dog and Meat and vegetables
Other animals owned: 2 cats that own me
Favourite activity with your dog: Walking in the dog park and meeting people at cafes
Facility from which dog was obtained: She was a gift from someone who got her from the RSPCA
Where did you find out about this community? I joined a long time ago with my old dog Harley (deceased)


Name: Ewok/ Vonda Da Streets/
Age: Eight (ish)
Sex: F
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Maltese x Silky Terrier
Colour: Blonde and gingery
Favourite food: Chicken and Schmakos
Favourite toy: Not a fan of toys, but a big fan of snugggles
Favourite activity: Snuggles, Walking
Other Animal compatibility: Cats seem to beat her up a lot....
Other dog compatibility: She loves small dogs, though can be a bit of a bully sometimes, she has not been very well socialised and spends most of her time just doing her own thing, unless there are undesexed male Westies.. they seem to have her attention alot.
Type of sleeping quarters: Sleeps indoors on either a cushion covered in sheep's wool or on a trampoline-style dog bed
Current or previous medical ailments: She has old broken ribs, and a large mole on her back that her Dad (me) is saving to get fixed.
Tricks: can remove her clothes.
Agility: Not terribly Agile.

I have not had a dog that wears clothes before, and she does seem to need them, as she feels the cold a lot...

Will post photos soon.


Current Mood: cold
5:11 pm
NEW Furry Babies

There are my 2 babies. Biscuit has the black face and Piklet is the white and brown/red one.
They love visiting the grandparent on Bribie Is and sleeping on the bed with the electric blanket on.
They are approx. 18 months old. My boyfriend and I adopted them from seperate shelters.  They are both Chi X something. Piklet has put on about 700g since being with us, she was in a sorry state when we got her.
My partner is a full time student and part time flight attendent and I work for the council in admin. We live in Brsbane QLD. I am really new to LJ and hardly get on the net.

2:28 pm
First name: Marion
Age: 36
Location: Melbourne
Occupation: Customer Service/Administration
List of breeds owned: Golden Retriever Labrador mix (guide dog)
Favourite breed: Golden Retriever
Type of dog food fed: Advance Adult Turkey and rice
Other animals owned: None currently, but hopefully another cat really soon
Favourite activity with your dog: Walking on the beach and swimming
Facility from which dog was obtained: Guide dog school: Guide Dogs Queensland
Where did you find out about this community? Doing an interest search on dogs


Name: Molly
Age: Five
Sex: F
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Golden Retriever Labrador mix
Colour: Cream and gold
Favourite food: Carrots and apples
Favourite toy: Anything she can play tug games with, and plush toys
Favourite activity: Running on the beach
Other Animal compatibility: Hasn't been exposed to many other animals, but is gradually gaining confidence around cats
Other dog compatibility: Loves other Golden Retrievers and Labradors
Type of sleeping quarters: Sleeps indoors on either a cushion covered in sheep's wool or on a trampoline-style dog bed
Current or previous medical ailments: Slightly turned-in eyelid
Tricks: Shakes hands

Current Mood: good
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