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I never planned to adopt an old dog...

VicDRG Blog From his adopter: "I never planned to adopt an old dog because I had a very active 2 year old Spaniel and wanted to find her a friend to play with but after meetingDarcy, whom we now call George, I would…

Your donations hard at work... Ash and Holly

VicDRG Blog Ash An older 6 kg dog, Ash came to us from Sunraysia after he had been attacked by a large dog and had to have very expensive emergency surgery. Since then he has had a second operation and will soon…

Alternatives To Pounds, Shelters, Or Worse Gumtree

VicDRG Blog We do wish people realised there were alternatives to surrendering their dogs to pounds, shelters, or worse advertising them on gumtree.  We are always happy to let people surrendering dogs know what has…

Harvey Formerly Caleb In His Forever Home

VicDRG Blog Here is our lovely Harvey formerly Caleb.  We were devastated when Caleb’s former family handed him in to the Lost Dogs Home and bewildered as to why they would not contact us.   Fortunately we recovered…

Call To Ban Pet Sales On Gumtree

How sad that all Gumtree sees is the opportunity to facilitate trade and has no intention of stopping pet sales.  We hear such sad stories coming from Gumtree sales and have experienced them ourselves.   At…

Community Fostercare Networks At Risk Once Again

VicDRG Blog There are more than 150 rescue groups in Victoria and yes we are divided. Why would we not be? We all feel strongly about the work we do and the decisions we have to make every day. Which dog to save?…

One Minute A Beloved Pet, The Next Often Unwanted.

We feel so sorry for the pets of the elderly who move into nursing homes or more permanent absences.  One minute a beloved pet, the next often unwanted.  Please spread the word that often Community Fostercare…

Stories Like This Are Why We Do What We Do

VicDRG Blog Stories like this are why we do what we do and a wonderful example of howyour support actually transforms lives! After being locked outside (rain, hail or shine) for 10 years with Tia's mammary tumours…

A Very Lucky Oldie

VicDRG Blog Lucky Montana had lived with an older lady who owing to ill health could no longer look after here. Lucky did need some care to get her back on her feet and then she was indeed Lucky to find the best home. Enjoy…

Remember when you go to our online shop you help us rescue dogs like Nessie

VicDRG Blog Nessie came to us from the pound with massive mammary tumours: they must have added a kg to her 7 kgs.   She was lucky as so many pounds would have put her down needing vetwork so badly.  Her first operation…