Project Description

Adoption Fee: $590

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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 Kelpie cross
DOB: 04/09/2011
Weight: 27kgs
Location: Coburg

Rafferty, but you can call him Raffie, is a reluctant surrender. He is a gorgeous, loyal and gentle soul who just loves his human family. Raffie is an indoor dog who loves to spend his days lazing in the sun or keeping his humans company whilst they work. Don’t let his age deceive you, Raffie is still full of energy and needs to get his daily dose of exercise to make sure he does not get up to mischief, like digging in the garden. Raffie loves his daily 40-minute walk and play time.

Raffie is a well-trained dog who knows where he is and is not allowed in the house, can sit, drop, shake paws and sits before starting his dinner.  He has been trained to walk on a loose-lead but can still pull a little at the start of his walk. However, he responds really well to positive reinforcement and given the right commands (e.g. good walking, yes etc.) he will settle and walk alongside you.

He is okay with other dogs in that he has shared rooms with them when he has been kennelled and will be polite to well socialised dogs that come up to him on his walk. Raffie used to have play dates with another kelpie friend when he was younger which he loved, but his friend sadly moved away. He does not like it when a dog is not polite and pesters him and will let them know by giving them a warning before walking away.

Raffie’s ideal forever home will be an adult only one, where his human family are willing to keep up his daily exercise and are home more often than not. Potentially, a well socialised and polite dog friend with a similar energy level may be something he would be interested in. If you think that you are Raffie’s perfect match, we would love to hear from you.

Teenage/Adult Home

Microchip Number: 943094320176827
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.