Project Description

Adoption Fee: $590

If you would like to apply to adopt please
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Adoption Application Form

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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.

Breed: Male shi tzu cross
DOB: 05/10/2008
Weight: tbc
Location: Bentleigh East

Say hi to Austin! This quirky dude tricked us into thinking he was shy and timid…HA! Since getting comfortable in his foster home, Austin has unveiled a whole new personality!

Austin’s happy place is next to you – on the couch, at your feet and everywhere you go. As your little shadow, he can be underfoot and be a bit of a tripping hazard. If he’s not snoring next to you, he’ll be the first to protect you (or, at least, sound like it!) He has a surprisingly deep bark and will use it if he hears something untoward. He will even ‘protect’ you from thunder!

Austin communicates further with a series of impassioned grunts. There’s his old man grunting when he settles himself, his insistent grunt when he needs help, and his more insistent grunt for when he wants something…like a walk.

Austin loves a walk. After his excited enthusiasm settles, he is great on his leash.

Austin’s new home will not have stairs as he struggles to walk up and down them. He weighs around 10kgs so his new family will need to be able to pick him up when he needs some help.

Austin is generally house trained. Preferably his new home will have a doggy door.

Austin is eager to please but he doesn’t seem to understand commands. He is learning to sit and wait.

His ideal home would be with a person/s who can be with him more often than not; a quiet home full of love and affection. He is suited as either an only dog or could share a home with another calm and elderly pup. He hasn’t been tested with cats.

If you’re searching for a BFF who won’t share your secrets; Austin can’t wait for you to take him home!

Teenage/Adult Family

Microchip Number: 953010000871071

Health: Heart murmur, major dental coming up, and xrays of his carpus.

Source Number: RE120211


All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.