Not available for interstate adoption
Foster carer needed
Medium Female Dingo Dog
- Rescue group:
- Sydney Fox Rescue
- PetRescue ID:
- New South Wales
Hi my name is Apple and I am a quirky and cute little lady! I'm around 9 months old and I'm a rescued desert dingo (short coat).
I'm in foster care right now, and have become quite accustomed to the finer things life- soft beds, liver treats and squeaky toys. At my foster carers I'm allowed inside and outside and I've picked up toilet training really well. I'm crate trained and right now I am still used to sleeping in my crate at night, but love sleeping on the couch and if you let me I'm sure I would love to snuggle on the bed at night.
I have come a long way since moving in with my foster family, at first I was very timid and while strangers still make me nervous I now snuggle on the couch with my foster mum and dad and love a scratch behind the ears! Because I'm a timid, shy little lady I need someone who has a lot of patience, and a quiet home with no kids/older kids.
I had to have a big operation on my front legs, but I was a good little patient and recovered well. It does mean when I get older I will be prone to something called arthritis, so you should definitely have a chat to the shelter v-e-t about this so you can be prepared.
More than anything else I love to run around & play in the backyard with my other doggie pals! I absolutely love squeaky toys and chew toys and with the help of my favorite treats I've even been learning to sit!
Are you my fur-ever home? The shelter thinks my chances of finding a family of my very own are slim, but I'm really hoping there's a human out there just for me since my foster parents can't look after me forever.
Apple is a high content dingo, normally this would mean she would require 2.4m fencing. However because of her elbow surgery she has limited jumping and climbing capacity and a 1.8m secure colourbond or palling fence will be fine.
Apple has had major surgery on both her front legs to remove a piece of bone in her elbow joints to allow for more normal movement and growth. However this type of surgery has limited effectiveness and a poor prognosis. She will likely suffer from early onset arthritis and need pain medication and regular physio as she gets older. The rescue can assist with these costs for the right owner.
Please note at this time pending legal advice we are unable to offer fox kit adoption to private owners.
1. Send an email inquiry with your name and contact details outlining your current living situation, pets and family members and anything else you think might be relevant, particularly what your house and yard are like. Remember our dingoes typically require an enclosure or modified fencing.
2. We will email you back adoption information and an application form to fill out and return to us.
3. If your application is approved- Come along to meet us and our dingoes at our shelter or their foster carers home and let us find the right furry family member for you.
4. Before you can pick up your new dingo you will also need to under a house/yard check and pay your adoption fee. No animals are rehomed unless their adoption fee is paid in full and a yard check has been completed.