“Our three furry kids are Yuki, Akira and Millie. Yuki is our first at 9 years old and he is a fox terrier cross Pomeranian. We got him from gumtree because the advert said he was the last puppy and would go to the pound if not collected by the end of the week. Akira came second and she is 8 years old. Her mum was pregnant in the pound and gave birth to her and her 6 siblings in foster care the day after she was saved. We think it really affected Akira since she was a very scared puppy. But Akira is now a totally different dog! Millie is our third (but will she be our last??) and she is just 3 years old. We saved Millie from a greyhound breeding facility because she had injured her paw somehow. It was very traumatic for her but the vets managed to save the leg and get her a prosthetic. We were only supposed to foster Millie but of course we couldn’t give her up. Since Millie we have fostered many other greyhound puppies and we hope to keep doing so!” by Nora
Billie is 1 year old female American Staffie. We purchased her as a companion to our older dog Hayne. Billie has a mischievous nature and loves to run and wrestle with Hayne. She is highly energetic and spirited and loves socialising with other dogs and people at the dog park. Billie likes to dig and we are always discovering new holes around our back garden.
Hayne is an 8 year old male American Staffie, we purchased him from a friend who is a breeder. Hayne lost his sight when he was 3 years old and has since learned to navigate life using his other senses. He did not lose his sense of adventure and loves to be outdoors and involved in family life. When our children were little they used to ride him around the backyard and he would patiently oblige. Hayne is a gentle giant and has a calm and loving nature and is extremely loyal.” by Sarah
“Ripley is also known in our house as “the best dog in the world!” He is a Rhodesian Ridgeback x Rottweiler who will celebrate his 12th birthday in October 2016. He is our first born with 4 legs. He was born on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour and after an exchange of 50 bucks at 6 weeks of age, he was ours! He loves hanging out with kids, going for walks, lying in the sun, going for drives in the truck or on our barge. Any chance for swimming and he’s there. We are always greeted at the gate with a heartfelt “woo-woo” that sounds like a noise that would emminate from a much smaller dog! He also has a distinct kettle whistling sound that he makes when he is subtley trying to get your attention. If a dog could talk, that would be Ripley. He talks with his eyes & his mouth & always makes his feelings very clear!” by Nicole
“We have 3 chinese crested. Tobi Jugs, Milli Moo and Franki
Tobi Jugs is a 6yr old male a hairy hairless. He is a snuggle boy and very affectionate and loves nothing more then cuddling up on the lounge or underneath the doona at bed time. He loves walks and loves human attention. Gets very withdrawn and anxious if left alone. A real old man in a puppy body.
Milli Moo is Tobis little sister. Born the same day from same litter. She is a powder puff and you could say almost the opposite to Tobi. She is very independent and doesn’t like human attention or cuddles. If we get 30 secs with her patting we consider ourselves very lucky. She would much rather bury herself in bed and stay there all day. She also loves walks and if anything is a Daddys girl.
Franki was a rescue. We heard he needed a home and couldn’t resist that face. He is only 11 months. Hairy Hairless male. We have had him 3 months and its taken him a long time to settle in and get used to us. He is also very affectionate and only now will cuddle on the lounge or in bed. He has had his fair share of chewing on furniture and doors. He is very lucky we love him. He had a problem in his hip joint and needed major surgery on his leg but recovering very well now and starting to use his leg.
They are all very spoilt and love laying in front of the heater. They have coats there wear outside in winter as they get very cold with no hair to protect them. If we go out we always organise a dog sitter to sit with them. They have the best life. We just loved the breed and how so many people think they are so ugly. We found beauty in ugly.” by Sasha