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 Cocker Spaniel/cross
DOB: 10/03/2013
Weight: 11.8 kg
Location: Ferntree Gully

Meet Stevie Elphinstone, a special dog with a heart as big as his paws! 🐾 Despite being blind and deaf, Stevie is a friendly, fearless explorer who approaches life with a wagging tail and a curious nose.

His resilient spirit shines through. He’s quickly adapted to his new surroundings, learning the layout of the house and has already picked up on the location of his favourite spots, like his cozy dog bed and the inviting family room couch. While he may need a hand getting in and out of a car, he has no trouble getting up and down from the couch when he’s ready for a snooze or cuddle.

Stevie is very smart and has learnt where to sit when he gets fed, water bowl locations, and where the kitchen is. He’s also house-trained and is now confident using the dog-door to go in and out as he needs. He loves going for gentle daily walks, walking calmly on the lead and following his nose around the neighbourhood.

Stevie’s charming personality shows in his love of people and cuddles. He can hear a limited number of noises (such as claps) and feels vibrations in the floor when you walk – and his tail starts wagging enthusiastically when he senses you in the room. If you gently place your hand on his back or head, you’ll usually end up with a spaniel rolling over on your feet for belly rubs. He uses his unique voice to communicate when he is unsure about something and needs some reassurance that someone is there. Stevie thrives on human touch and is happiest when he can feel someone nearby, enjoying every pat and cuddle he receives. He’s very happy to curl up next to you, or in your lap.

Stevie is currently living harmoniously with two older dogs about the same size, showing that he’s not only friendly but also adaptable to different canine companions with a similar energy level. He’s also met some dogs on walks and isn’t reactive to them. He’s also very friendly with humans and isn’t shy or easily startled.

This sweet, gentle old soul is a true gem, and he’s looking for a loving family who can provide him with the care, patience, and understanding he deserves. Stevie may need some time to adjust and learn new routines, but with your guidance and love, he’ll be a loyal and loving companion for life.

If you’re ready to open your heart and home to a remarkable dog, Stevie Elphinstone is waiting to meet you!

Thank you to Jasmine Bibby for the beautiful photos of Stevie.

Microchip Number: 956000003244330
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes:

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.