Project Description

Adoption Fee: $850

If you would like to apply to adopt please
download the application form.

Adoption Application Form

If you would like to know more or have problems using a Microsoft Word document please email us.

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: Female Staghound cross
DOB: 05/04/2021
Weight: 33kg
Location: Clifton Hill

Please note: Tess has developed a beautiful bond with Vincent Whistedown who is also in our care, and they would love to be rehomed together.

Looking for someone who will always welcome you home with the biggest, goofiest smile? Need a sweet friend that will spend time snuggling and listening to your problems? Ready to experience the happiness associated with the little things in life? Then the gorgeous, delightful, goofy Tess is your girl.

Tess is bigger than she looks in her photos – 70cm at the shoulder and sometimes doesn’t have awareness of her size. She is the best cuddler – she wraps her head and long neck around your chest to snuggle right in. Whilst out, she walks well on the lead and loves as long a walk as she can get. Tess is always happy to see other dogs on her walk, but despite this will walk diligently by her foster carers’ side. Sometimes Tess may pull on the lead if she sees another dog and really wants to say hello. When meeting other dogs, Tess is enthusiastic and friendly but at times doesn’t read other dog’s body language well. Tess just loves everyone so much that she thinks everybody is her friend.  Tess has previously lived with a jack russell and kelpie.

Tess has a cheeky personality, but she will wait for her food and is able to follow basic commands. Tess is a lot of fun and just an all round gorgeous and happy dog.

Tess’ ideal home would be one where her family are willing to exercise her regularly and are happy to have her sitting beside them getting a cuddle whenever she can. They will continue to work with Tess on her training and socialization. She doesn’t need a big yard if she gets her regular walks.

If Tess sounds like your ideal forever family member, please fill out an application.

Tess’ new home will be cat free.

Teenage/Adult Family

Thank you to Christopher of Christopher Fotobooks for the fantastic photos of Tess.

Microchip Number: 953010006030617
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes: Tess has been hit by a car and subsequently had a broken leg repaired.

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.