πŸ’™ BOBBY πŸ’™
Breed: Boxer X
Gender: De-sexed Male
Age: 2.5 Years (D.O.B- 17.01.2017)
Arrived at the refuge: 22.01.2019


Over the last several weeks, a group of dedicated volunteers and staff have been working with Bobby to keep his active mind stimulated and improve his confidence. On the advice of a dog behaviourist, we have put daily strategies into place to help Bobby cope within the shelter environment. When Bobby first arrived at the Refuge, he was scared and unsure of the world around him. Due to his timid behaviour, he would sometimes retreat to the back of his pen when new people would come to see him, particularly men. As a result, he has been frequently overlooked and become one of our long term dogs that is still waiting for his special someone to come along.

Although much loved and cared for, sometimes certain dogs can find the kennel environment very challenging to adapt to and in Bobby’s case, he had reached a high level of arousal which was affecting his behaviour. To help reduce his level of stress and regain some calm, we relocated him to a quieter area of the Refuge, where he could focus on being a dog and we could create a more stable surroundings for him. To improve his confidence, we have gradually increased his exposure to different people, noises and activities. He has come along in leaps and bounds and to see him first thing in the morning, big smile, tail wagging and frolicking to the gate to greet you, ready for his next adventure, is just heart melting! πŸ’—πŸ’—

As much as we love him, we would love it even more if we could find him a Foster Carer. Bobby is an active and playful lad, so we would be looking for someone who has the time to dedicate to exercising and interacting with him on a daily basis, to continue building his confidence. We would also be offering training guidance from an accredited dog trainer, to help settle him in and put practices into place to continue improving his behaviour. Based on the assessment completed by the dog behaviourist, training in obedience is vital for Bobby and placing him in a home with other dogs is not recommended at this stage.

Due to his exuberant behaviour at times, it has also been advised that Bobby would be best suited to a home of adults with older children 13+ years.

A yard inspection would be required, with Bobby needing a secure area with high fencing.

This beautiful boy is so deserving of his second chance. Is there anyone out there that may be able to help him to begin the next chapter in his life?

Please PM our facebook page, email us or drop by the Refuge Office, if you think you may be able to make a difference in Bobby’s life.

Update on Bobby

Update on Bobby

πŸ’œ BOBBY πŸ’œ

For the last few weeks, a group of dedicated staff and volunteers have been working and interacting with Bobby to keep his active mind stimulated and improve his confidence. On the advice of a dog behaviourist we have put daily strategies and practices into place and we are just stoked by his progress so far and so, so, proud of the boy.

Our Bobby boy is more relaxed, focused, walking nicely on the lead and really starting to enjoy being a dog! He hasn’t had the best start to life and we cannot change his past….but we can certainly work towards a brighter future for this lovely lad.

We will be searching for Bobby’s special someone very soon, so please continue to check our page for updates.

Ever thought of cashing your recycle bottles & cans to help your local animal shelter?

Ever thought of cashing your recycle bottles & cans to help your local animal shelter?

Have you ever thought of cashing your recyclable bottles and cans to help your local animal shelter? Maryborough Animal Refuge and Pet Boarding has it’s own scheme number so when you take your cans and bottles in to the recycle centre, you can simply request that the money generated goes towards that scheme number and you can leave knowing you have helped a worthy cause. All money raised goes to our animals in need who are looking for their forever homes. It’s that easy! The Maryborough Recycling Centre is located on Kingston Drive off Walker Street behind the cemetery. Our scheme number is C10002331. Please consider helping out your local animals in need!

Or feel free to drop your recycling off to us and we will take care of it from there. 😊