23 Feb, 2024
Interstate adoption (NSW only)
I'd prefer a home that
Doesn't have kids under 5
About Dougie - 1 Year Old Mixed Breed
My name is Dougie, I’m just over 1 year old and I'm looking for my forever home.
I'm still learning about being part of a loving home, but what I've seen so far - I like! I need my human(s) to be very patient because sometimes I still get scared of fast movements, loud noises, new people and dogs. I need to be reminded to toilet outside - once I remember I'm happy to comply, but I sometimes prefer to use puppy pads inside. I know how to use the dog door because I watched my foster siblings.
• Stuffed toys
• Gentle play
• Hair being brushed
• Little paddle pools
• Exploring the yard
• Head & belly rubs
• Did I mention snuggling?
Dougie is a beautiful little boy who - even though he missed out on socialisation as a pup - has continued to make progress daily. It's been a genuine joy to see how far he's come in a very short amount of time.
Dougie is such a snuggly boy. He's low energy for a dog of his age, so is easy to entertain with gentle play. He prefers soft food, but he also likes snacking on kibble or harder treats throughout the day. He won't need haircuts but he does need an occasional brush which cuts down on shedding (and the vacuuming!)
Dougie will thrive in a quiet environment, with lots of encouragement. He loves the simple life. He's still learning to walk on lead, and is best walked in quiet areas. With encouragement and trust, he will continue to learn more about the world and build confidence, while being the ultimate snuggly companion.
Q. What is his breed?
A. Maybe some chihuahua in there but who knows
Q. Am I a good fit for Dougie?
A. The right person/people will have the patience and time to guide and love Dougie - he will pay you back with love and companionship as your little shadow. Seeing him gain confidence and learn about family is the ultimate reward. Because of his nervous disposition, he would be best in a home without small children, but also needs older kids and adults (and visitor's) to be mindful that he's still learning about living with the hustle and bustle of normal home life. Dougie can be an only dog (as long as he's not left to get lonely), or have a doggy sibling who is calm and mature. He's untested with cats and smaller pets, however with gentle introduction he may be ok - it's just an unknown thing at the moment.
Dougie is in foster care in Rutherford NSW and is available for adoption within NSW. Dougie adoption fee is $700. He is desexed, vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms and microchipped.
If you are interested in adopting Dougie, please fill out the adoption application from https://tinyurl.com/drnadopt
For more information on Dougie, please contact his foster carer on their email email@example.com
You can see all of our dogs available at www.dogrescuenewcastle.com.au
PLEASE NOTE: When applying for our dogs and puppies, please ensure to list the name of the dog you wish to adopt. Please do not just list the reference number or microchip number as this will delay your application reaching the correct foster carer.
(1) The first step is to fill in our online Adoption Questionnaire:
(2) If the questionnaire is approved we will arrange a property check so we
can verify that your home and yard are suitable for the pet you've applied for.
(3) After that we will arrange for you to meet the pet, usually at the foster
carer's home, nearby park or your home.
(4) If both sides agree, then you can pay for and adopt your new family
member! The two week trial begins on the day of adoption.
More details of our Adoption Procedure on our website:
We prefer payment by funds transfer and don't accept cash or personal