Surrendering your dog

There are many reasons people need to rehome a dog. Sometimes financial hardship or housing difficulties force people to make the difficult choice surrender their pet.  Sometimes it may be an unexpected litter of puppies.  For others, behaviour issues make them wonder if they are the right home for a dog. Whatever the reason, rehoming …

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Puppy socialisation

The first 17 weeks of a puppy’s life are crucial for learning and socialisation. Putting time into your new puppy will set the good foundation for a confident, happy dog. Socialisation is about having a range of new experiences, not just meeting other dogs.  Learning to keep calm and ignore other dogs/people is just as …

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Winter Appeal 2020

2020 began with great expectation until COVID 19 encroached and changed all our lives. An uncertain world presented. I was looking forward to our 70th anniversary year but celebrations were set aside and our energy is now focused on ensuring our furry friends  are cared for amidst the COVID 19 restrictions. I am immensely proud …

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In the midst of so many serious announcements I am delighted launch our brand new website and congratulate everyone involved in its development.   In particular I would like to thank the long-time supporter whose substantial donation funded the re-development. We could not continue our work without donations, large and small, and I’m heartened by the …

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We nicknamed her ‘Fishy’ because this poor little pup was left tied to the gate of our Hobart Home one night, and when staff arrived to take her inside, they quickly discovered that she had a fishhook caught in her mouth. An emergency trip to the vet to remove it, and then little Fishy went …

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Little “Butters” was found in the middle of the highway near Launceston by some caring tourists. A tiny pup, with a broken rear leg. They brought her to the Dogs’ Home where she was treated by our vets and taken into foster care with our Vet Nurse Michelle, who always goes the extra mile for …

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