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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Here’s Butch, who is really not that butch at all – this guy likes to apply full goth-style eyeliner before leaving the house every day. He’s the Robert Smith of the dog world.
 
Butch is a Bull Arab x who weighs 33kg and is 18 months old. He came to us as a stray so we don't know much about his past. The staff call him “Mr Wiggles”  because he is always so happy to see people, his whole body wiggles.
 
He likes to play with his toys but is still learning some manners. Sometimes he gets a little too enthusiastic so might be a bit much for small children.
 
He is getting good at sit but still needs some encouragement with yummy treats, however he is a smart boy who picks up training quickly. He doesn’t seem to have had much experience of walking on a lead.
 
Butch likes other dogs but thinks personal space doesn't apply to him so he would need the right playmate and a family who likes to share the love around. He is very conscious of his carbon footprint and isn’t a huge fan of getting in cars, but further training and treat-based encouragement might help him enjoy the experience.
 
🐾 Not a famous singer
🐾 Wiggly fellow
🐾 Loves people
🐾 Needs training
🐾 Not much lead experience

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/
Wonderful Willow is a big girl waiting to fill a big space in her forever family’s hearts.

A Mastiff x about two years old and weighing in at 35kg, we don’t know a lot about Willow but have noticed that she’s a playful girl who loves her toys — in fact, that’s LOVES with a capital everything.

She can be a little strong on the lead, so owners who have experience with large breeds might be required. Obedience training and plenty of treats should help her walk in a more sedate fashion, especially since she also LOVES treats. Due to her size, she’s probably not suited to a home with young children.

🐾 Playful girl
🐾 Loves toys
🐾 Needs training
🐾 Loves treats

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/
Max is a company man through and through – he craves the company of humans and his fellow canines.
 
Aged about three years old, Max is a Staffy-Bulldog x who weighs 22.5kg. He knows sit, paw, wait and sometimes comes when called, but is not quite toilet trained. Some dogs just take a while to get the hang of things.
 
Max is very friendly and playful, and will sing you the mournful song of his people when first left alone, but we’re told he settles quickly. He loves a snuggle.
 
He doesn't feel as lonely when he has another dog to play with, so a doggy friend at his new home would be ideal. He’ll need a family who has the patience to work on his toileting and ongoing obedience training and give him plenty of mental simulation and exercise.
 
Max likes going to the beach or making rainbows under the garden sprinkler, and enjoys a spot of fetch. He is quite good at jumping and has been known to make a break for freedom before your very eyes, so high fences will be a must for this Olympic-class athlete.
 
🐾 Craves company
🐾 Loves other dogs
🐾 Likes water sports
🐾 Needs training

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/
Baxter is a very handsome example of a brindle dog, with an appealing splash of white on his chest to break things up.

We don’t know much about Baxter, apart from that he’s a 23.8kg Bull Arab x who is eight months old. Staff at our Launceston Home tell us he is a “sweet, bouncy boy”.

Baxter needs training, and doesn’t appear to have had much experience with walking on a lead. Thankfully he has youth on his side as far as learning goes, and since he doesn’t mind a treat, reward-based training should provide all the motivation he needs.

He likes other dogs and is friendly and polite with them, so might like a canine companion in his new home.

🐾 Sweet nature
🐾 Bouncy boy
🐾 Needs training …
🐾 And lead work
🐾 Likes other dogs

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/
Chomp looks to be an absolute champ, with the emotional range of an award-winning actor. He can also stretch to comedy — see pix in the comments.

We don’t have a great deal of info on Chomp, a Greyhound x just a little over six years old and weighing 22.6kg. We’re told he enjoys a pat and hanging out with people in general.

Chomp can be a little strong on the lead — since we don’t know much about him we can only suggest an obedience refresher may be in order. He can get rather excited at times which causes him to get a little carried away and jump on people but, again, some training should help. Her lively tendencies mean he might be a bit too full on for young children.

Chomp is also a fence jumper who will need good high fences to keep him safely at home.

🐾 Handsome fellow
🐾 Comedic talents
🐾 Strong on lead
🐾 May need training
🐾 Needs good fences

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/
JD could stand for pretty much anything but in this girl’s case we’ve settled on Just Divine! Although Just Darn Goofy looks like it would also suit.

JD is a Kelpie x who weighs a smidge under 29kg and is three years old. We are told she knows sit, stay, comes when called, and is toilet trained. 

A very affectionate girl, JD is under the impression she is a lap dog, which means hilarity is almost guaranteed with this one. She loves to play, and her favourite game is chasings, which means exercise is also guaranteed. She also likes splashing around in water – up to her chest, anyway.

We don’t know if JD has lived with other pets in the past. She seems to display polite disinterest when it comes to other dogs.

🐾 Looks a lil goofy
🐾 Affectionate girl
🐾 Has some training
🐾 Playful nature
🐾 Large lap dog

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/
“Baby, here I am – I’m the man on the scene,” sings Dean. “I can give you what you want, but you gotta go home with me.”

Okay, so Dean will never be the lead singer of the Black Crowes (and we’ve taken a bit of creative licence with the lyrics to Hard to Handle), but he’s definitely a new man on the scene: we’re told he’s a complete ladies’ man, in fact.

Dean came to us as a stray. He’s a Staffy x who weighs 25.4kg and is about two years old. “He is lovely boy who seems to know how to sit,” staff at our Launceston Home tell us. “He is a ladies’ man and prefers to hang out with them over the boys.”

We can’t say much more about Dean as we simply don’t know his past, including his family background and whether he has lived with other pets. Staffies are generally eager-to-please dogs who are highly motivated by food, so he should take well to any training he may require.

🐾 Not a famous singer
🐾 Mysterious past
🐾 Loves the ladies
🐾 May need training

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/
What a handsome fellow Sam is, with his interesting markings and apparent love for oodles of black lipstick.

Sam arrived at our Launceston Home as a stray so his background is unknown to us. He’s a Staffy x who weighs 16kg and is seven months old.

“Sam is a sweet young boy who is keen on making friends,” Launceston staff told us. “He gets along with other dogs and would probably like a buddy in his new home.

“He can be a little rough when he plays – like most teenagers – so will need a friend that can match his energy.” Sam’s teenage enthusiasm may mean he’s not suited to a home with young children.

We don’t know where this lovely lad is with his training, but he has the advantage of youth and breeding on his side. Staffies like to please their humans and are famous food fans, so treat-based training could be the key to his heart and mind.

🐾 Handsome fellow
🐾 Unknown past
🐾 May need training
🐾 Likes other dogs

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/
Dover is such an unusual name. Maybe he has interesting ancestry and is a cross between a dog and a plover? 

Actually, Dover is a Staffy x who is two years old and weighs a little under 25kg. He came to our Launceston Home as a stray so we can’t say anything more about his background, and we have no evidence of him being able to fly.

“He is a sweet boy but can be a little excited to meet new people and will jump up,” staff at our Launceston Home told us. “But he has been leaning how to sit for pats or scratches instead and is picking this up very quickly.” Hooray for Dover!

“Dover has made friends with other dogs while at our Home but can be a bit rough with older dogs,” staff also said. Dover would probably do best with a dog about the same size and energy level in his new home.

Since he’s a little full-on with older dogs, Dover might not be suited to a family with little children. We don’t know how he would go with cats or other small animals.

🐾 Sweet boy
🐾 Was a stray
🐾 Needs training
🐾 Fast learner

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/
Jock was photographed in a range of locations for his profile shot, but ultimately we decided to leave him in his natural habitat – the pool. See more of his pool passion in our video in the comments.

Jock is a Staffy x who is nearly five years old and weighs a little more than 28kg. We are told he knows sit and stay, and is toilet trained. He occasionally comes when called.

“Jock is a sweet boy who loves to be around his family most of the time,” we are told. “Jock would also like a little pool in his new home.” No kidding.

He has had some basic training and spent time indoors, but a training refresher is probably in order. He has lived with cats in another life but we can’t guarantee he will get along with all cats.

🐾 Basic training
🐾 Pool fanatic
🐾 Loves family
 🐾 Sweet nature 

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/
Cleo’s one ear up, one ear down look has instantly made her queen of our hearts.

She’s a Staffy who is one year old and weighs just a little more than 14kg. We’re told she will sit for food, comes when called and is toilet trained. Staffies will do pretty much anything for food so she should take well to further training. 

“Sweet little Cleo has had a pretty sheltered life and can be shy when meeting new people,” staff at our Launceston Home tell us. “But she warms up quickly, especially if you have yummy treats.” See? We told you.

Cleo will need a quiet, gentle home where she can get used the wider world at her own pace, with a patient family that has time to show her all that life has to offer. She loves other dogs (see our pic in the comments of her with Dusty, who has since been adopted), so she might enjoy a doggy pal in her new home to help her settle in.

🐾 Sweet nature
🐾 Little training
🐾 Food motivated
🐾 Sheltered past
🐾 Loves other dogs

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/
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