Launceston Dogs

Dogs at our Launceston Home

The dogs below are waiting for adoption from our Launceston 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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Molly is a big girl, but that just means there’s more to love.

She’s a Bull Arab who weighs 38kg and will be three years old at the end of May. We’re told she knows sit and shake, and comes when called. She was an outside dog so we’re not sure where she’s at with her toilet training.

“Big goofball Molly loves her treats and her toys,” staff at our Launceston Home say. “She knows some basic commands but will need some more training.”

She hasn’t lived with dogs in the past. “She likes other dogs but might be a bit big for small ones,” staff say. “She can also get a bit excited when meeting new people and might knock small children over.”

Because of her size, we’re recommending Molly goes to a home with older children until she gets her training down pat. We understand she likes going to the beach or splashing about under a garden sprinkler.

🐾 Good golly!
🐾 Big goofball
🐾 Needs training
🐾 Loves her toys
🐾 And her treats

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 Launceston 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/launceston-dogs/
Hip, hip, hooray for Opie, who is four years old today (May 30)! Or should that be yip, yip, howl?

He’s a Kelpie who weighs 28kg. We’re told he’s a smart guy who knows sit and shakes paws/hands, although we don’t know much about any other training, along with toilet training.

“He is a very sweet, gentle man who loves to sunbake in the yard on his bed,” staff say. “He’s been very quiet here. He loves to have a cuddle and a treat but apparently really loves human food.”

“He’s a lovely natured dog who is friendly and gentle,” his scant info states. As an active, working dog breed, Opie will need plenty of exercise for his agile body, and lots of mental stimulation for his agile mind.

🐾 Birthday boy
🐾 Gentle fellow
🐾 Some training
🐾 … Needs more
🐾 Sweet 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 Launceston 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/launceston-dogs/
Paisley Park was the home and recording studio of the late, great Prince. Our Paisley doesn’t want to cause any Controversy: she just wants to be the queen of someone’s heart and party like it’s 1999. See more pix in the comments.

She’s a Mastiff x who is about six years old and weighs 30kg. We’re told she knows sit and wait, shakes paws and does high-fives, comes when called, and is toilet trained. We don’t know if she ever wears a Raspberry Beret, or Diamonds and Pearls.

“Paisley can be a bit shy at first but warms up quickly after a few yummy treats,” staff say. “She loves to play with her toys and have a snuggle.” She may even want your extra time and your Kiss.

She has lived with another dog before but can be a little picky about making new canine friends. You don’t even need a Little Red Corvette to take her home, any vehicle will do for The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.

🐾 Pretty Paisley
🐾 Some training
🐾 Loves her toys
🐾 Snuggle bear

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 Launceston 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/launceston-dogs/
Staff and volunteers around the state celebrated last weekend when Bernie was adopted after more than a year in our care. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be, and it is neither Bernie nor his adoptive family’s fault: put simply, the other dog in the home suddenly realised the new visitor was staying, and was more than a little put out.

It placed Bernie’s new family in an unenviable position, forced to make a choice that caused them genuine heartache. Thankfully, they did the right thing by Bernie and returned him to us for his best chance of rehoming.

This loveable Hound, who came to us as a stray, is still searching for a home with a canine companion as he simply loves other dogs. He weighs 37kg and we think he is coming up on two years old. See pix of him taken during his brief stay away.

“Bernie is such a beautiful dog, such a good boy, and has been in the Dogs’ Home for such a long time, we hoped he would make a good friend for our six-year-old girl Boots who we adopted a year ago. Sadly, Boots had no interest in Bernie, although he was the perfect gentleman,” his adoptive family said.

“Some feedback on our few fun-filled days with Bernie: he’s very friendly and calm with people and other dogs, and he’s intelligent and eager to please. He is responsive to treat training — he can pull strongly on leash following his nose, but responds well to correction and learns quickly. He’s house trained.
 
“He’s boisterous and energetic but happy. He enjoys company and doesn’t like being left alone. After some initial excitement and restlessness, he settled in well and slept soundly on a couch in the living room or on a cushion in the laundry. We miss his happy face.”

🐾 Loves other dogs
🐾 Happy chappy
🐾 Friendly nature
🐾 Needs training
🐾 Eager to please

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 Launceston 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/launceston-dogs/

Click here to read about the day-long Festival of Bernie to mark his one-year anniversary with us: www.facebook.com/DogsHomesOfTasmania/posts/pfbid02cNZuX6pXRvRvxkzh4fbLUudkFdvWzNgKdHJGbFa2C4VBNYqEGcgRpsYwEE6LasXxl

Click here to see what our dog-walking volunteers have to say about this beloved boy:  www.facebook.com/DogsHomesOfTasmania/posts/pfbid0iAAvM827jy78wC7hiX8fo8VuRaVud4MXqWEFLWrJBZSUp2a5sqkuirW27X7fmiqql
Comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust hurtling through space. Our Comet is fittingly named as he has been enjoying the cold winter weather and playing with ice blocks in our yards! 

We now have two Comets in our care — the other being a Greyhound at our Hobart Home. Launceston’s Comet is a Husky-German Shepherd x, a striking mix indeed. He weighs 23.5kg and was one year old in April. See more of him in the comments.

“Comet likes other dogs and plays well with them even if they are being boisterous,” staff say. “He is also quite boisterous and would suit a home with older children.”

Comet will need regular grooming. Unfortunately, we don’t have a history for him so we just don’t know about his level of training including toilet training, and what he might be like with cats or other small animals.

🐾 Cosmic character
🐾 Loves the cold
🐾 Likes other dogs
🐾 Needs grooming
🐾 Training unknown

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 Launceston 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/launceston-dogs/

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

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