Lucy is a six year old Cavalier girl with a sad story but a sunny future.
Lucy was surrendered to the pound with very little information or reason, so what we know about her is limited, and the rest we can only assume. When Geelong Animal Rescue took her into their care, she had significant dental issues, a large and uncomfortable mammary lump, and a Grade 3 heart murmur. In two seperate surgeries, Lucy has had rotten teeth removed, has been desexed and her lump removed, along with the involved nipple and the one above it. The mass was quite large but was tested as benign thank goodness. Lucy looks to have had multiple litters and because of her advanced age at desexing, she is and will continue to be prone to mammary lumps. She is not currently required to have medication for her heart murmur but will require close and continued veterinary monitoring for life. She also has cornea scarring which doesn’t affect her sight but may occasionally require eye drops. Again, veterinary care will be ongoing.
Lucy is a sweet and content girl, who just loves human affection and attention. She adores food and is often a culprit for missing/stolen food from the kitchen. She has been living with a baby, a toddler, a dog, cats and chickens and is undeterred and friendly will all. Because of her intense love of food, she can get a bit growly if bothered while eating. Lucy has wonderful manners, can sit and stay, has basic recall, and is house-trained. Lucy would love a home where she spends a lot of time inside sleeping on a comfortable bed, and have a lot of time to spend with her forever human. A canine companion would also be wonderful. Lucy’s forever home must understand her health history and future, and be dedicated to managing her health for life in conjunction with a regular vet. Premium food to care for her teeth is also important. If you feel like you suit Lucy and she suits you, and you would like to meet her, fill out an application form using the link below...
Hello Friends! My name is Hugo and I’m around 5-6 years old. I’m what my foster Mum likes to call, “a bit of a character” - whatever that means!
I came to GAR from Death Row at the Pound because my old family said I was too boisterous for a toddler. I’m actually not super boisterous, and I actually sleep A LOT! – I just don’t have much training and it seems that I have spent a lot of time on my own in the past so my excitement when you are with me has been interpreted as boisterousness. I just haven’t been shown how to be calm properly. I have definitely improved in this area since coming into foster care, but there is still room for improvement.
It would seem I have not been allowed inside in the past. At first when I arrived in my foster home I was very scared to walk in the back door in case that was a big no no! I’m not a fan of getting in or out of the car, but am ok when we are driving, although I need to be in a seatbelt, or I won’t sit still.
I’m very friendly! I currently live in foster care with two other dogs. I don’t really care much about other dogs or what they are doing. I have been busted playing with my brother and sister sometimes, but not if there are humans around. Humans are MY FAVOURITE! If you think you can walk past me without patting me, you are wrong. I know every human who has not patted me, and I will pursue you until you do pat me because I LOVE HUMANS!!!!!!
I did go and meet a couple of kitties at my foster grandparents’ house. I wasn’t overly interested in them except when the one with the fluffy butt was running and jumping, that caught my attention! My foster mum thinks with gentle introductions I could possibly live with a cat.
I have very basic training. When I came to my foster home, I didn’t really know anything except my name. My foster Mum and Dad say I have ants in my pants because I am always moving. I have been crate trained and I sleep inside in my crate and I am calm whilst in there. I do tend to find it hard to chill out inside unless I’m in the crate. If I sit on the couch with you, there isn’t really a spot which is comfy enough for me and I end up walking back and forth just trying to find the unattainable golden spot. I know ‘On your bed’ (which means into my crate) and ‘sit’ but I still don’t really like to sit still. Even though I know what I’m supposed to do! For this reason, I will need a forever family who is committed to keeping up with my training to help me in the areas where I have been let down in the past.
I’m not suitable to be left inside unsupervised because I would most likely chew something I shouldn’t… like the time I chewed the edge of my Foster Dad’s man cave couch… oops, sorry again about that Mr!
Medically, I’m pretty healthy. I do have some skin allergies which gives me the itchies in between my footsies and on my belly. I have started on a hypoallergenic diet, and my feet have cleared up really well and so has my red belly. My future family should know this will be an ongoing issue and will need to be prepared to manage it. I had a cracked tooth removed when I came into care, and I also had some x-rays done as my conformation is a little off. Fortunately, it’s most likely just from bad backyard breeding and I don’t have any arthritis and the vets say it does not require surgery. I’m not in any pain at all – I bounce around on my back legs ALL THE TIME! They also did a general blood screen and everything is normal and healthy!
My recall could use some work. I do come when you call me at home in the yard, but I probably shouldn’t be left off leash in wide open spaces because I might keep going. My manners on walks are quite good, and I don’t pull on the lead. My Foster Dad has been letting me run around the park on a big long leash so he can pull me back if I decide to keep going and I seem to enjoy the freedom of this! I would not be suitable to tie up at a shop while you went in for a few things, because I would definitely chew through my lead and come and find you!
I have a beautiful sweet nature, and obviously I’m 10/10 handsome. I’m not anxious when I’m left alone in the yard, and I haven’t tried to escape – my foster Mum is one of those crazy ladies with a camera and she has been sure to check on this. I do want to be part of the family though and not left alone outside all the time like I was in the past. I’m best suited to older or dog savvy kids, because in my excitement I might accidentally knock over a small kid and give them a fright.
My Mumma says my new humans will need to be awesome and looking to adopt a good boy* (*in training) and be willing to commit to giving me the best life despite my current shortcomings.
If you think you tick all these boxes, put in an application, I would love to meet you so you can pat me…
Hugo is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatment.
My name is Buddy. I am a 1.5yr old, domestic short haired, black cat.
Foster mummy and daddy call me quite the confident one! I want to be in the action all the time! But loud noises can still spook me a bit, as i’m still getting used to living in a new house.
My elder human could no longer care for me any more, so i’m now trying to find a home that can give me all the attention and keep up with my playful and inquisitive nature.
I'm used to being the man of the house and going wherever I please. So i'm still learning that i'm not allowed on the kitchen bench. I use my litter trays all the time to try and keep the house as clean as possible.
My foster dog sibling is very big! She is nice when she is sleeping or relaxed on the couch, but can be scary when she gets excited. My foster parents say its because she’s a puppy. I'm getting used to her slowly.
Amongst my exploring and poking around, I looove when my foster humans give me scratches! Especially all over my head and chest! Those are the best! However, I wont stay too long as I’ve got plenty of things to do like playing with my mouse toy and watching the outside world through the window. Oh and eating! I like my food a lot!
My ideal home would be a home where i am preferably the only cat. It will take me a while to warm up to doggy siblings.
If you think you can supply me with all the head scratches, and that i’ll be the perfect cat for your home, i’d love to meet you!
Buddy is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments.
This is Jack and he is a 3 year old Kelpie cross. He was in the pound for a period of time but has been with his foster carers for 7 weeks, and we adore him. He is a medium sized dog who will chase a ball but loves squeaker toys much more. He has even been known to run flat into the fence to catch the toy with no thought to his own welfare. We have no idea who stole Jack's tail but the little he has wags non stop when around those he cares for.
Jack is fully house trained, knows lots of basic commands, and is obedient at most times. His love in life is walking and he will need a long walk daily, or 2 shorter walks to keep him active and not bored. He currently sleeps outside but wants to be inside with the humans at all times when allowed.
Jack will need encouragement on walks to not pull and to sit when necessary. He knows all this but has a little too much confidence in himself and feels it is below him. After about 10 minutes this is all established again. We are still working on his behaviour around other dogs on walks as he cannot ignore them and sees them as a threat.
He is a lovable and cuddly dog who is super loyal to those he lives with. His protective instinct is high and can bark at strangers in his house but comes around to regular visitors.Every time he is let inside he needs to sniff and find all the occupants before settling down on his bed. He is super funny with his noises as he groans like an old man when settling on his bed or getting up.
Jack is very wary around children, and may not be the right dog if you have little ones as he barks at them. Jack would be the perfect dog for someone who enjoys an active lifestyle as he never seems to lose stamina, and would be a great companion.
Jack is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatment.
Are you or your cat looking for a sweet and gentle companion? Look no further!
While you’re out or working Kite will entertain herself by diving through cat tunnels, pouncing on toys or snoozing in the sun. As long as she gets cuddles on the couch in the evening or a play session, she’s happy. You’ll be able to tell how happy she is by her impressively loud purring and adorable smooches.
Kite has been constantly trying to make friends with the resident cat in her foster home, so would enjoy having a cat sibling for company. She is curious yet uncertain about dogs. She’s never hissed at the dogs in her foster home, but they tend to keep their distance. A home with gentle and respectful dogs would be fine.
Despite her athleticism and impressive vertical leap (her name is “Kite” after all), she has no interest in kitchen benches or eating human food. Rest assured, your toast is safe with Kite.
Kite would be best suited to a quiet home willing to give her plenty of love and time to come out of her shell.
Kite is litterbox trained, de-sexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments.
Bo is a gorgeous Puggle (Pug Beagle X) who has been an absolute delight since coming into GAR.
Bo has previously lived with another dog and kids and currently has 3 doggie mates to play with, so ideally he will go to a home with a friend to spend time with.
He is well trained, sitting and waiting patiently for his food. Bo is very keen on human & dog interaction and can get a little vocal when you come home and when it is food or walk time.
In his time with us Bo has spent time with big and small dogs, loving a good play but knowing when to chill with the seniors. He can be a little exuberant, however Bo has responded well to deterrents and showed great improvement. In addition, Bo has been the star of the show with kids and displayed patience and a gentle touch.
Bo is superbly behaved on leash and loves a walk, which has been great for losing a bit of excess weight. He has basic recall skills and is proficient with other commands. Bo is a bit of a snuggler and loves nothing more than to sit next to you
A dog of beautiful disposition, Bo would ideally go to a home with another dog and a family who can give him the love and affection he deserves.
Bo is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments.
Hi everyone, it's so nice to meet you!
Our names are Trixie (female) and Jinx (male), two tiny, fun-loving kittens bursting with energy and big personalities. Our mum said we will definitely steal your hearts with our charming looks and lovable mannerisms.
We came into foster care together at just a couple of months old and are currently both around 14 weeks of age. Since living with our foster mum and dad, we have become inseparable and made great friends with their two bigger cats who have dealt with our kitten antics.
We LOVE to spend our days playing with our foster fur sisters and toys, eating food, sleeping, cuddling with each other and being EXTREMELY cute. We also enjoy snuggling on your lap and keeping you company whilst you are home. You can usually find us wherever the action (or food) is happening except for when our foster mum is vacuuming, we are a bit scared of the loud noise it makes!
We are both toilet trained however, we seemed to have spent a bit too much time learning from our foster fur sisters and have a habit of spreading litter around our bedroom and jumping on the table... Oops! However, unlike one of our foster sisters, we don't often tend to chat unless we know it's feeding time or our play fights become a little intense.
We haven't been tested with children or dogs however we are always willing to learn and make new friends! Our mum thinks we might be a bit energetic for young children as sometimes we get a bit excited and may try climbing legs, biting or scratching. We promise we are working on our behaviour! As we are both still very young, we do show kitten tendencies. We love to get into mischief and we play fight which often results in one of us squealing for human assistance however we are slowly learning some disciplinary skills.
Our forever home definitely needs a bunch of toys for us to entertain ourselves with, a scratching post so we don't attack the furniture but most importantly, humans who are ready to supply a lot of love and cuddles.
We look forward to meeting you!
Jinx & Trixie are desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments
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Hi my name is Timothy! I am still just a baby but I’m growing fast!
I came into foster care when I was only 5-6 weeks old after being abandoned at a vet along with another kitten who is now my foster brother, Mikey. When I first arrived, I was still quite wobbly on my feet and unsure about a lot of new things. Now I am a confident little man who isn’t really afraid of anything!
In my foster home I have grown up with a dog and a couple cats who I am super confident around. I love to rub up on the dog and sometimes (if she lets me) curl up and sleep next to her.
I absolutely love my foster brother Mikey who I have grown up with and I am only a week or two older than him. We cuddle in front of the fire or on our foster mums lap together. We play chasey and wrestle all day long. We do everything together. I would definitely love it if we got adopted together! We are the best of friends and brothers.
I am super confident in new environments, I take the saying “Make yourself at home” quite literally!
A few things you should know about me! I love to jump up on everything! Unlike my brother I am quite a good jumper! I am learning though that I can’t jump on everything. I am quite the adventurer, I love discovering new things!
My foster mum is teaching me to come when she calls my name. I’m getting pretty good at it. She is also teaching me to sit on command! I’m getting pretty good at that too. I am also litter trained! My favourite toys are mouse toys, ping pong balls, the laser, wand toys and the tunnel! I’m a very happy and adventurous boy and I can’t wait to meet my forever family!
Timothy is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments.
Hi my name is Mikey!
I am still just a baby but I’m growing fast! I came into foster care when I was only 4-5 weeks old after being abandoned at a vet along with another kitten who is now my foster brother, Timothy. When I first arrived, I was still quite wobbly on my feet and unsure about a lot of new things. Now I am a confident little man who isn’t really afraid of anything!
In my foster home I have grown up with a dog and a couple cats who I am super confident around. I love to rub up on the dog and sometimes (if she lets me) curl up and sleep next to her.
I absolutely love my foster brother Timothy who I have grown up with and is only a week or two older than me. We cuddle in front of the fire or on our foster mums lap together. We play chasey and wrestle all day long. We do everything together. I would definitely love it if we got adopted together! We are the best of friends and brothers.
When I’m in a new place it can take me a little while to get used to my surroundings. Same when I’m meeting new cats and dogs. I can be a bit scared/timid but once I warm up to them we’ll have heaps of fun together. I feel a lot safer and comfortable in new environments with my brother Timothy though.
A few things you should know about me, I’m not an amazing jumper. I sometimes misjudge how high the jump is and miss. Another thing is I love greeting people when they get home or when I first see them in the morning. I’ll rub against your legs and purr away. Whenever I get picked up for cuddles I go all floppy in their arms and start purring!
My foster mum is teaching me to come when she calls my name. I’m getting pretty good at it. She is also teaching me to sit on command! I’m getting pretty good at that too. I am also litter trained! My favourite toys are mouse toys, ping pong balls, the laser, wand toys and the tunnel! I’m a very happy and loving boy and I can’t wait to meet my forever family!
Mikey is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatment.
Crunchie and Caramello are eight month old kittens with a unique journey so far. Please read the information we have on these kittens and consider whether you might be the special home for these special cats.
Caramello and Crunchie can be adopted independently or together.
Caramello and Crunchie came into care in January as 12 week old kittens. It was clear from when they first joined us at Geelong Animal Rescue that they were unlike other kittens. They were much smaller and had a bit of trouble eating normal foods and had to be bottle-fed. Unlike their brother in the same letter they were initially unwilling or unable to explore their environment or use the litter tray. Their issues mimicked a type of dwarfism. After some veterinary investigations and some blood tests it was suspected that they had hypothyroidism causing dwarfism.
Their thyroid levels were extremely high compared to what we would expect in kittens their age. They were started on some medication to see if that would help their development and symptoms.
Their initial response to this medication was positive which backed up the vets suspicions. It is suspected that both Caramello and Crunchie will need to be on this medication for life.
Since being in care at Geelong animal rescue, despite being small, both kittens are now very playful, loving eating their food, love a good pat and a bum scratch, and are very cooperative when it’s time to give them their medication. They have lived with other cats and get along well with them but it is preferred that they live in a home without dogs. Kids would be okay but only on the kitten’s terms.
Caramello and Crunchie are a little bit special but they are funny, playful and deserve a loving home despite their clear need for ongoing medicated care.
Caramello is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments.