12 Dogs of Christmas: Give a furry friend a forever home

Christmas is a time of love and family, so why not spread the goodness that little bit further and welcome a new member into the family fold?

Meet Banjo

You would be hard pressed to find a breed of dog with more brains than a Kelpie.

Four-year-old Banjo is no exception to the rule.

A gentleman, with lots of potential, Kira Booth from the Wingecarribe Animal Shelter said he is responding well to training.

“He is responding well to his training at the shelter, and most of all, he is enjoying it,” Ms Booth said.

Being a working dog, Banjo would require daily exercise to keep him fit,healthy and stimulated as well as good fencing to keep him safe.

He has a strong recall and walks well on a lead.. 

If you are interested in meeting Banjo contact the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter (located at 177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale) on 02 4868 1520. 

Meet Jed

A gentle soul, Jed loves nothing more than to lay down and play with a squeaky toy (preferably a rubber pig one).

Jed is three-years-old and would be at home with another gentle pooch.

He recently spent time at the Tulip Time Parade as a representative of the Wingecarribe Animal Shelter where he enjoyed meeting dogs and people.

Meet Otter

A long term resident of the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter, Otter the greyhound is raring to make the move into a more permanent home. 

Gentle and easy going, he walks well on a lead and would make a good companion for someone looking for a gentle walking buddy. 

If you are interested in meeting Otter contact the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter (located at 177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale) on 02 4868 1520. 

Meet Max

With a gorgeous sandy and white coat, Max is a smiley pup.

A staffordshire terrier/malamute cross, he is active and loves to go on a walk.

He is clever and already knows how to sit and shakes. 

Currently calling the Goulburn Mulwaree Council Companion Animal Facility home, Max would be most

Max would suit a home with an active couple or person who could take him for plenty of walks.

If you are interested in meeting Max contact the Goulburn Mulwaree Council Companion Animal Facility on (02) 4823 4409

Adoption fee for a dog is $265 which includes microchipping, lifetime registration, vaccination, worm treatment, a vet check and de-sexing.

The fee for a previously de-sexed dog is $165.

Meet Doug

A gentle giant, Doug has been temperament tested and is great with other dogs.

Currently calling the Goulburn Mulwaree Council Companion Animal Facility home, Doug has garnered a reputation for being gentle and lovable.

A sucker for a pat and a desire to please, Doug would suit a home with space and a family who could keep him active. 

If you are interested in meeting Doug contact the Goulburn Mulwaree Council Companion Animal Facility on (02) 4823 4409.

Adoption fee for a dog is $265 which includes microchipping, lifetime registration, vaccination, worm treatment, a vet check and de-sexing.

The fee for a previously de-sexed dog is $165.

Meet Bella

Still essentially a pup, Bella is a 12-month-old whippet cross cattle-dog.

Always friendly and sporting a big smile, Bella gets along with other dogs.

While she can get a little excited upon first meeting someone, she is currently doing puppy deportment and working on her manners.

“Once she gets over the initial excitement, she settles down easily and is very gentle,” Kira Booth of the Wingecarribe Animal Shelter said.

“Our trainer has commented on Bella’s temperament and believes she has a lot of potential.” 

If you are interested in meeting Bella contact the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter (located at 177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale) on 02 4868 1520. 

Meet Lucy

Affectionate and smart, these are the two characteristics most often associated with the pointer and border collie respectively.

A cross of the two breeds, 1-year-old Lucy is active and loves to play ball and go for long walks.

A perfect partner in crime, she would be most suited as an adventure buddy and would thrive in an active home.

Toilet trained, Lucy would be more at home living inside with her family.

Despite getting along well with other dogs, she may get a little anxious around dogs who are a little boisterous. 

If you are interested in meeting Lucy contact the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter (located at 177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale) on 02 4868 1520.

Meet Sam

He may have the slender physique of a greyhound, but have no doubts Sam loves a cuddle.

Currently calling the Wingecarribe Animal Shelter home, Sam loves a smooch and is looking for the perfect family to give an affectionate lick.

Kira Booth, of the Wingecarribe Centre, said the fact Sam loves his food is an advantage for training.

“Adopting a Greyhound can bring many joys into a household, and Greyhounds are becoming a very popular breed in NSW due to their gentle nature and low energy,” Ms Booth said.

“Two staff members from the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter have both rescued Greyhounds, and they highly recommend the community to come and meet our Greyhounds and ask questions about Greyhounds and how awesome they are.”

If you are interested in meeting Sam contact the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter (located at 177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale) on 02 4868 1520.

Meet Piri

Just a baby, Piri is a border collie cross staffordshire terrier.

Happy and bubbly, Piri has shown a lot of potential in training sessions and is very bright.

As a young dog her new family will need to continue her training and provide daily exercise. 

A sociable dog, Piri gets along well with other dogs and may be suitable to be re-homed with another dog with similar energy levels. 

If you are interested in meeting Piri contact the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter (located at 177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale) on 02 4868 1520. 

Meet Ash

Earlier in the week we met Peggy. 

Now it is time to shine the spotlight on Peggy’s mum Ash.

Festively plump, Ash is a playful pump, despite being the grand old age of four-and-a-half years old.

Desexed, Ash is kelpie/boxer cross.

They say black is classic, and Ash shows it off with a splash of white on her chest and her paws.

Ash

Ash

Ash loves people and cats.

Adoption fee: $126 microchipped, vaccinated and with lifetime pet registration in NSW.

If you are interested in meeting Ash call the Yass Valley Council’s Ranger on 6226 1477 before December 22. 

Meet Lexi

At just a year-and-a-half old, Lexi the blood hound border collie cross is shy pooch with a lovable and loyal nature.

Described as sweet and willing to please, she is friendly with other dogs and loves to make new furry friends.

With a striking black coat and white chest patch, Lexi is currently living at the Yass Valley Dog’s Home.

Adoption fee: $358 microchipped, de-sexed, vaccinated and with lifetime pet registration in NSW.

If you are interested in meeting Lexi call the Yass Valley Council’s Ranger on 6226 1477 before December 22. 

Meet Peggy

Currently calling the Yass Valley Animal Shelter home, blonde bombshell Peggy is never without a smile.

At three years old, cheeky Peggy is a de-sexed kelpie cross who had a former life on a farm.

A people lover and playful with other docs, Peggy gets along with all.

Adoption fee: $126

If you are interested in meeting Peggy call the Yass Valley Council’s Ranger on 6226 1477 before December 22. 

You would be hard pressed to find a breed of dog with more brains than a Kelpie.

Four-year-old Banjo is no exception to the rule.

A gentleman, with lots of potential, Kira Booth from the Wingecarribe Animal Shelter said he is responding well to training.

“He is responding well to his training at the shelter, and most of all, he is enjoying it,” Ms Booth said.

Being a working dog, Banjo would require daily exercise to keep him fit,healthy and stimulated as well as good fencing to keep him safe.

He has a strong recall and walks well on a lead.. 

If you are interested in meeting Banjo contact the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter (located at 177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale) on 02 4868 1520. 

This story Meet the 12 Dogs of Christmas first appeared on Yass Tribune.