“Agile Subiaco Dogs” at Shenton Park Dog Refuge

When dogs are abandoned, or their parent has to move a long way away, the Shenton Park Dog Refuge takes the dogs into care. Sometimes they get forty new dogs in the one week!

The staff and volunteers there need donations of food to help feed over 120 dogs. If your mum or dad has some spare dog food, they could also drop it in the basket at Farmer Jacks. Then the dogs won’t go hungry.

At the Open Day on November 3rd there were book sales, dog agility training courses and instructors teaching people how to get their dog to behave. The people visiting the Refuge raised $18,000! That is very helpful for the Homes’ Budget. Dogs cost a lot in food and care when they are ill.

Some doggies were excellent jumpers ……. While others weaved themselves around the poles.

This fluffy white dog found the climb down a bit of a challenge. “Whoops a daisy” – This is not as easy as it looks!

Others took the easy way under the bridge. Of course all the doggies were rewarded with a big pig’s ear snack.

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Thank you to the organisers of the Shenton Park Refuge Open Day, and to the many volunteers who helped out.

Shenton Park Dog Refuge Open Day

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It was a lovely sunny Sunday and I expected my mum to take me somewhere special. Instead she said “I’ll see you later KoKo” as she climbed in to her car.

“How dare she leave me here”, I thought, as I stood with my hackles raised and my teeth gritted. Here I am alone on the veranda while she is out somewhere having fun. I am used to doing everything with her.

Later I discovered mum went to the Shenton Park Dog Refuge’s Open Day. Surely a place I would have been welcome to visit?

Over I go A small jump for a big dog

Apparently mum wanted to take photos of the clever dogs showing off their skills at the Agility Course. She thought I would distract her. Also, as I was a prize winner in the previous weekend’s Wanneroo Dog’s Talent Competition, Mum thought I should let other dogs have a turn. “Fair enough Mum”, I contemplated later. I will in future think before I activate my bark.

Great Reward! Just sitting looking pretty 

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I felt wonderfully relaxed just looking at this doggie having a massage.

Look what a massage can do

I said to Mum in a stern voice, “Woof, Woof, … Mum, take me to the Open day next year”  KoKo

Whoops I forgot to say “Please!”