Project Description

Adoption Fee: $1200

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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.

Martha Wilberforce

Breed: Female Shih Tzu cross
DOB: 08/08/2009
Weight: 5.2kgs
Location: Beaumaris

Matti Wilberforce

Breed: Male Shih Tzu cross
DOB: 08/08/2009
Weight: 6.7kgs
Location: Beaumaris

Martha and Matti are adorable friends who love life and complete each other. They are best buddies and will be rehomed as a pair. Easy going around the house, Matti and Martha are both house-trained – although Martha can be a bit shyer about going out alone than her mate – calm when travelling and comfortable being handled and bathed. In foster care, they have lived in both a house and an apartment, showing themselves adaptive to both environments and relaxed around the home.

Matti and Martha adore people of all sizes, love getting out each day for exercise and daily catch ups around the neighbourhood, enjoy welcoming visitors at home and play happily together. Matti is a pretty chilled guy, happy to go with the flow and follow Martha’s lead. Martha is the Yang to Matti’s Yin, sassy and sparky and ready to lead the way. Martha is head taster, sometimes hoovering up Matti’s leftovers when he is distracted. Matti is clearly used to Martha’s occasional theatrics and will move off to do his own thing when she gets overexcited. They are each delightful friendly dogs, a joy to have around and complementing each other beautifully.

Matti and Martha love going for a couple of walks a day and having a chance to smell all the smells, meet all the people and stretch their legs. They both walk well on lead. Martha and Matti can be quite shouty at other dogs when out and about; however, they do settle down and can walk calmly with or past others with encouragement. That said, Matti and Martha definitely prefer each others’ canine company and will not be good candidates for living with other dogs.

These mature pups are active and in good health, with a few minor age-related issues we can detail upon application. They sleep well in their beds through the night and are calm and snoozy about the house when exercise and feed times are over. Martha and Matti are fine inside when left alone by their carers for a few hours and could be left for longer periods provided they have both indoor and outdoor access. These sociable pups will, however, need plenty of quality indoor time with their family.

Martha and Matti will do well in a variety of homes where they have the love and company of their people, warm beds, and daily walks. While they have the glorious calm that comes with maturity, Matti and Martha are still active, sociable and bright dogs, looking forward to a new forever home that will share love, life and the occasional adventure with them. If you have space in your home and heart for this gorgeous and easygoing pair, they would love you to submit an adoption application.

Matti’s Microchip Number: 956000001842024

Martha’s Microchip Number: 956000001842029

Health: Both dogs are currently having dentals.  Martha is having a histopathology on some little lumps.

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.