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Dogs' Refuge Home (WA) Inc

Help Rescue Me Winter 2021


We are determined to help every dog that arrives at our gates seeking refuge.

That means we accept dogs regardless of their physical condition or age. Our small team of staff along with hundreds of volunteers work tirelessly to give our dogs everything they need during their time with us.

Many dogs arrive in good health and need little more than the basics: a vet check-up, vaccination, sterilisation, worming and flea treatments (and a microchip if they don’t have one).

But plenty of dogs arrive in poor condition. Some the result of long-term neglect and abuse, others left untreated due to cost or age. Whether it’s teeth, eyes, skin conditions, arthritis, lumps that need to be removed or costly specialist surgeries, we care and nurse them back to health, ready for a fresh start in a new permanent home.

The cost of care

The cost of vet care and clinical supplies this financial year will exceed $280,000. These costs would be a lot higher if not for the significant and ongoing support of Dr Greg Wilkinson and his team at Subi Vet Hospital. Dr Greg and his staff share our philosophy to treat every dog like they’re our own and make sure that they are in good health before they leave us.

Medical care is only part of the equation. The Dogs’ Refuge Home is a large operation. We manage and maintain seven kennel blocks including two dedicated to generating income from boarding. We have two, soon to be three, quarantine blocks, two vehicles used for regional rescue and local pound pickups and maintain grounds set over five hectares.

We operate seven days a week, allowing dogs to arrive and be adopted every day. We do this with around 25 staff and an army of volunteers who contribute over 3100 hours a month.

All tallied up, it costs us around $1560 for every dog we intake and adopt out. Our average adoption fee is $500 or about one third the ‘actual’ cost of making a dog or puppy ready for re-homing.

Where does the shortfall come from that allows us to keep our adoption fee at a level we feel is fair? YOU. Without a full fundraising calendar, gifts and legacies and donations from dog loving people like you, our operations would not be sustainable. 

Please help us continue to care

While people are buying pedigree pups for $5000+, we are asking on average just $500 to help us cover a portion of the costs involved in taking in abandoned dogs, unwanted mothers and unwanted litters and giving them the best chance at a new, happy life.

We ask you to please consider adopting a hound who finds themselves homeless through no fault of their own and also consider supporting us now so we can continue to take in lost and surrendered dogs and care for them until they can be adopted.

Help Dogs' Refuge Home (WA) Inc to reach their goal of $25,000

$11,876 raised

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Contact Details

30 Lemnos Street

(08) 9381 8166

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.