Alfie came to CSRA in 2016, after a very traumatic life to date. A victim of horrendous cruelty, the full extent of which is unknown, his past has left darling Alfie with both emotional and physical scars that make him unsuitable for rehoming. The decision was made that he would remain with us for life, in permanent care. Alfie has developed a strong and trusting bond with his foster family, and his confidence has grown exponentially. At the beginning, we kept his world very small, this kept him safe and lessened the chance of him making a mistake. Over time, we were able to start slowly opening up his world a little, and he now attends the groomer regularly as well as receives visitors at home. Alfie is a beautiful, sweet boy, full of character and a favourite among the ECSA supporters. He is a perfect example of just how forgiving dogs are.
Charlie Labrador This sweet gentleman is 12 years young, and comes to us from our mates at RSPCA Vic. He is a darling - soft, gentle, kind, sweet as you can get, and he quickly won the hearts of all of us here at CSRA. Charlie is one of our ‘sanctuary’ dogs, who remain with us for the rest of their lives. He is living his best life in Melbourne, with his dog and cat brothers, and his foster family. They absolutely adore him and the feeling is mutual. His favourite thing in the world is cuddling up with a little person in a sun puddle.
Gypsy girl is about 12 years young, and is just divine (I know I always say that but she is). She is soft and sweet, and so very loving. She's settled into care in Brisbane beautifully. She was in rough shape when she came in – very thin, heavy flea and worm burden, bordering on anaemia from said flea and worm burden, matted and dirty fur with bald patches from scratching and a sore front leg. All of those things have now been treated, her fur has grown back beautifully and she is no longer scratching constantly. Her nose is wet and her coat soft and shiny. She is loving being able to be inside, having nice clean fur and skin after a bath and a soft, cosy bed to snuggle on with her doggy foster bro Barney. The two of them have become besties and it's ever so cute! Gypsy is another of our sanctuary dogs, it’s just too hard on the oldies to keep moving them, so she will remain with us for the rest of her life – and Barney is really happy about that.
Beautiful Jack has been with CSRA for 5 years. He came to us when he was 7, and is about to turn 12. He was adopted and returned three times. Despite being warned about his high energy levels, no one would let him stay long enough to settle down so he was sent back, each time returning a little sadder than the last. We decided we weren’t prepared to put him through that again, and his foster mum told him he can stay with her forever. Jack adores his foster mum, and has happily settled in and found his place in her pack. He is lucky enough to live with Miss Pam, Master Alfie and their gang of merry Cockers. Now that he is 12, Jack’s energy levels have started to drop and he’s starting to slow down - a little.
Jack is a Golden Retriever X Poodle, and is 12 years young. He came to us in November 2019 in Melbourne from our mates over at RSPCAVic. Jack is absolutely divine, and has a very lucky family wonderful companion. He loves children - he was met at the door on his arrival yesterday by Miss 4 and Master 2, and the three of them became inseparable. Jack offered his paw to Master 2 to shake, and when Master 2 was crying Jack went and sat next to him and cried and whimpered with him. Jack is now in permanent care with a wonderful family, still has his own little people to hang with, which he loves, and he’s still his big, old, goofy self. He has some tummy and skin issues that we felt made him unsuitable for adoption so he will remain with us for the rest of his days, all his costs covered by the rescue.
Roxy is 14 years young, and come to us from our mates at RSPCA Vic. She is a smiley, sweet, grand old dame and won our hearts here at CSRA the moment we were asked if we could take her. She has started a special diet already, as she is extremely obese, and that won't help her arthritis. This darling old girl won't be going up for adoption, she will remain with us in permanent foster care for the rest of her life. It's just too hard on the oldies to move them around a lot. I've not even met her yet but I'm so in love!! Gawd love the oldies, they are so divine...those dear old faces, the wise old eyes and the soft, grey muzzle...just so special. Since coming into care Roxy has dropped 3 harness sizes and is now able to chase the cats, lol.
Suzie is 14 years young, coming to us just before Christmas two years ago. She broke our hearts. She was so sad and heartbroken. She has absolutely thrived under the wonderful care of her foster family, and is a favourite among the CSRA community. Suzie is well known for her ability to sleep anywhere - literally, earning her the nickname ‘Snooze’. Snooze is a sanctuary girl too, and will remain with us for life, we couldn’t part with her now even if we wanted to.