Burnie Dogs

Dogs at our Burnie Home

The dogs below are waiting for adoption from our Burnie Home. If you’re interested in adopting one of these dogs, please click the link below to make an appointment to visit the Home. Please be aware that dogs are being adopted throughout the day, and while we try and update Facebook and the website as soon as a dog is adopted, we cannot guarantee that any particular dog will still be there when you visit.

We only take visitors by appointment. This helps us to limit the number of people in the adoption area, reducing stress on the dogs. Bookings can only be made on the day and for two days ahead. 

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What a pretty Missy we have here with her winning smile.

She’s a Mastiff-Pitbull x who weighs 30.4kg and is about one year old. We are told she knows sit, shake, comes when called and is toilet trained. She’s eager to please so may take well to further training.

“Missy can be a nervous girl initially with new people,” staff at our Burnie Home tell us. “She loves other dogs and walks super well on a lead.” Missy might like a canine buddy in her new home.

She also loves toys, especially plush toys and balls, and enjoys going to the beach. She lived with children of all ages in her past life. She’s lived happily with cats before, but we can’t guarantee she’d be okay with them in her new home.

🐾 Young girl
🐾 Some training
🐾 Loves other dogs
🐾 Beach babe

Every dog is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, and has had a standard health check. Each dog has also been behaviourally assessed.

To visit the dogs at our Burnie Home, please click the link below to schedule an appointment. Appointments allow us to regulate the number of people in the adoption area, minimising stress for the dogs. Kindly be aware that as dogs are adopted throughout the day, we cannot guarantee the presence of a specific dog during your visit. Additionally, it is mandatory for all family members, including other dogs, to participate in a meet and greet with the dog prior to adoption. If you plan to adopt on the day of your visit, please bring everyone along and mention it in your booking.
www.dhot.com.au/adopt-a-dog/burnie-dogs/
“Stuck on you,” sang Lionel Richie. “I've got this feeling down deep in my soul that I just can't lose … guess I'm on my way.” Velcro would be overjoyed to stick to his new family and be on his way.

Velcro, who looks very much overjoyed with life anyway, is a Rottweiler-Staffy x who will be a year old in March and weighs about 23.5kg. We are told he comes when called and is toilet trained. 

“He’s a friendly boy who loves to smile with his teeth,” staff at our Burnie Home say. “So sweet! He has not previously interacted with other dogs. However, he has been improving here very well.”

Velcro lived with children in the past. As mentioned, he hasn’t lived with other dogs, but is learning all about them. He has lived with cats — although we can’t say how he would get on with cats in his new home. 

Velcro would benefit from ongoing obedience training and socialisation with people and other dogs. He doesn’t seem to have had a lot of life experience and will need gentle introductions to the thrills the wider world has to offer.

🐾 Smiley fellow
🐾 Needs training
🐾 … and socialisation
🐾 Friendly nature

Every dog is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, and has had a standard health check. Each dog has also been behaviourally assessed.

To visit the dogs at our Burnie Home, please click the link below to schedule an appointment. Appointments allow us to regulate the number of people in the adoption area, minimising stress for the dogs. Kindly be aware that as dogs are adopted throughout the day, we cannot guarantee the presence of a specific dog during your visit. Additionally, it is mandatory for all family members, including other dogs, to participate in a meet and greet with the dog prior to adoption. If you plan to adopt on the day of your visit, please bring everyone along and mention it in your booking.
www.dhot.com.au/adopt-a-dog/burnie-dogs/
Boof looks a little sad — maybe because he’s been saddled with a less-than-glamorous name that doesn’t meet up with his dashing good looks.

Boof came to us as a stray, so we don’t know much about him or where he is with his training. He’s a Pointer-Foxhound x who weighs a little more than 18kg and will be five years old in April.

We have learned he apparently lived with other dogs in a past life but can also be a bit selective about his friends. Having said that, he went on a nice walk yesterday with fellow Burnie guest Flossy. “Boof prefers his own space but enjoyed a walk with volunteers,” staff told us.

Boof would benefit from ongoing socialisation with other dogs to help him become a polite member of canine social circles.

🐾 Mystery man
🐾 Devilishly handsome
🐾 May require training
🐾 Needs socialisation

Every dog is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, and has had a standard health check. Each dog has also been behaviourally assessed.

To visit the dogs at our Burnie Home, please click the link below to schedule an appointment. Appointments allow us to regulate the number of people in the adoption area, minimising stress for the dogs. Kindly be aware that as dogs are adopted throughout the day, we cannot guarantee the presence of a specific dog during your visit. Additionally, it is mandatory for all family members, including other dogs, to participate in a meet and greet with the dog prior to adoption. If you plan to adopt on the day of your visit, please bring everyone along and mention it in your booking.
www.dhot.com.au/adopt-a-dog/burnie-dogs/
Cocoa butter is an essential ingredient in chocolate. Our Coco is looking to be the essential ingredient in someone’s life (or lives).

She’s a Staffy-Blue Heeler x who is almost two years old and weighs 20.5kg. We’re told she knows sit, lie down, “toilet”, “look away”, comes when called, and is toilet trained. 

“She can be a little bit timid when meeting new people but soon warms up and does zoomies,” say staff at our Burnie Home. See her in zoomie mode in our video in the comments.

Coco has led a bit of a sheltered existence and has had limited interaction with people and other dogs. She’ll need ongoing socialisation with us (humans) and them (dogs). Gentle introductions to everything in the wider world will also be vital for her.

🐾 A real sweet treat
🐾 Some training
🐾 Needs socialisation
🐾 And life experience

Every dog is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, and has had a standard health check. Each dog has also been behaviourally assessed.

To visit the dogs at our Burnie Home, please click the link below to schedule an appointment. Appointments allow us to regulate the number of people in the adoption area, minimising stress for the dogs. Kindly be aware that as dogs are adopted throughout the day, we cannot guarantee the presence of a specific dog during your visit. Additionally, it is mandatory for all family members, including other dogs, to participate in a meet and greet with the dog prior to adoption. If you plan to adopt on the day of your visit, please bring everyone along and mention it in your booking.
www.dhot.com.au/adopt-a-dog/burnie-dogs/
Look closely: Rufus is sporting a very impressive moustache that would give Tom Selleck a run for his money.

Rufus was a stray so we can only speculate about his breeding. He’s believed to be a Foxhound about 18 months old. He weighs about 29kg. We don’t know where he is with his obedience or toilet training.

Staff at our Burnie Home say he’s a “typical hound who likes to do his own thing”. He has been in a yard with another Burnie dog and is happy to play or chill out, so he might like an equally chillaxed canine friend in his new home.

Rufus — the doofus — can be a little strong on a lead. At his age he is still a very good candidate for obedience training. Treat-based training can be a powerful motivator for dogs, along with plenty of praise to make them feel like the most special dog in the world.

🐾 Typical Houndie
🐾 Chilled with dogs
🐾 May need training
🐾 Super cool ‘tash

Every dog is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, and has had a standard health check. Each dog has also been behaviourally assessed.

To visit the dogs at our Burnie Home, please click the link below to schedule an appointment. Appointments allow us to regulate the number of people in the adoption area, minimising stress for the dogs. Kindly be aware that as dogs are adopted throughout the day, we cannot guarantee the presence of a specific dog during your visit. Additionally, it is mandatory for all family members, including other dogs, to participate in a meet and greet with the dog prior to adoption. If you plan to adopt on the day of your visit, please bring everyone along and mention it in your booking.
www.dhot.com.au/adopt-a-dog/burnie-dogs/
We now have two Teddys and a Bear in our care, which means we’re almost all set for Play School. More news on that front soon.

Friendly young Teddy is a Border Collie-Kelpie x who is four months old and weighs about 13kg, with some filling out to do yet, of course. He hasn’t had any toilet or obedience training apart from sit and come, but he’s an eager-to-please pup who still has plenty of time to master such things.

We don’t have a great deal of information about Teddy. We do know he has lived with dogs and cats in the past but we can’t say how he would be around cats in his new home.

“He’s a cute little pup but does have a habit of jumping up right now, so we would not recommend a home with young children,” staff at our Burnie Home say. Some reward-based training should help get Teddy’s feet on the ground.

He would benefit from plenty of socialisation with people and other dogs as he learns to master his manners and grow up to be a polite young man. As a mix of two clever, active working breeds, he will need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation for a healthy body and satisfied mind.

🐾 Just a youngster
🐾 Needs training …
🐾 And socialisation
🐾 Active breeds mix

Every dog is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, and has had a standard health check. Each dog has also been behaviourally assessed.

To visit the dogs at our Burnie Home, please click the link below to schedule an appointment. Appointments allow us to regulate the number of people in the adoption area, minimising stress for the dogs. Kindly be aware that as dogs are adopted throughout the day, we cannot guarantee the presence of a specific dog during your visit. Additionally, it is mandatory for all family members, including other dogs, to participate in a meet and greet with the dog prior to adoption. If you plan to adopt on the day of your visit, please bring everyone along and mention it in your booking.
www.dhot.com.au/adopt-a-dog/burnie-dogs/
Since Midnight marks the witching hour in folklore, surely our Midnight will cast her magic spell upon some unsuspecting but fortunate soul.

This beautiful girl is a Staffy x who is about two years old and weighs 23kg. We understand she hasn’t had any training, but does come when called and is toilet trained. She’s young enough that she should take well to ongoing training which will help the bonding process with her new people.

“Midnight likes company and we have found she will bark a bit when first left alone,” staff at our Burnie Home say. She may do best in a household where someone is home most of the time.

Midnight hasn’t lived with children or other dogs. Socialisation with people and dogs of all shapes and sizes will be important for her development. She lived with chickens in the past but she enjoyed chasing them so should probably go to a chook-free home.

🐾 Black Beauty
🐾 Needs training …
🐾 And socialisation
🐾 Craves company

Every dog is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, and has had a standard health check. Each dog has also been behaviourally assessed.

To visit the dogs at our Burnie Home, please click the link below to schedule an appointment. Appointments allow us to regulate the number of people in the adoption area, minimising stress for the dogs. Kindly be aware that as dogs are adopted throughout the day, we cannot guarantee the presence of a specific dog during your visit. Additionally, it is mandatory for all family members, including other dogs, to participate in a meet and greet with the dog prior to adoption. If you plan to adopt on the day of your visit, please bring everyone along and mention it in your booking.
www.dhot.com.au/adopt-a-dog/burnie-dogs/
** Update** - Ruben adopted 23-4-24

When it comes to puppies, our cup runneth over at present! Here’s another two little bubbas to add to the mix.

Jasmine and Ruben are siblings of the unbelievably photogenic Max, who is also at our Burnie Home. They are Blue Heeler-Kelpie crosses who will be four months old later in April. They weigh about 8kg but have plenty of growing to do.

They are energetic kids who, as a mixture of two clever working dog breeds, are going to need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They would be best suited to a family with older children.

These two are just the right age to start their lifelong training journey. Socialisation with people and other dogs, along with gentle introductions to all the thrills the world has to offer, will help them grow up to be well-adjusted adults.

🐾 Lifetime of love …
🐾 And responsibility
🐾 Need training …
🐾 And socialisation

Every dog is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, treated for fleas and worms, and has had a standard health check. Each dog has also been behaviourally assessed.

To visit the dogs at our Burnie Home, please click the link below to schedule an appointment. Appointments allow us to regulate the number of people in the adoption area, minimising stress for the dogs. Kindly be aware that as dogs are adopted throughout the day, we cannot guarantee the presence of a specific dog during your visit. Additionally, it is mandatory for all family members, including other dogs, to participate in a meet and greet with the dog prior to adoption. If you plan to adopt on the day of your visit, please bring everyone along and mention it in your booking.
www.dhot.com.au/adopt-a-dog/burnie-dogs/

The above dogs are available for general public visits. Click here to view dogs available by expression of interest (state-wide). Expression of interest dogs are only available to meet by application. 

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