Adopt a dog with Dog Rescue Newcastle: July 10

Dog Rescue Newcastle and The Star have partnered to provide a weekly column of some of the area's most eligible K9s in need of a home. Meet this week's pooches:

Bindi: 2 years, Staffy X ridgeback

Bindi is a beautiful two year old, Staffy-cross-ridgeback. She is very friendly, loves people and other dogs.

LOYAL: Bindi is great with kids, and doesn't jump.

LOYAL: Bindi is great with kids, and doesn't jump.

She is also great with kids, and doesn't jump. Bindi loves nothing more than chasing a ball, and will curl up in her bed or next to you at night.

Bindi will need to go to a home that can take her for a walk everyday, and be allowed to sleep inside, although with some training she may be able to learn to sleep outside. She is house trained, and will let you know when she needs to go outside.

Bindi can sit, shake and drop, and is very patient when you have treats or her food. If you are looking for a well behaved, loyal dog then Bindi is for you.

For more information or to meet Bindi, visit www.petrescue.com.au/listings/727593 or email adopt@dogrescuenewcastle.com.au

Duchess: 8 years, mini fox terrier

If you are looking for the world's greatest smoocher, then look no further. My name is Duchess and I am 8 years old. I am a miniature Fox Terrier and I weigh around 5 kilograms.

COMPANION: Duchess would love a place where someone is at home often.

COMPANION: Duchess would love a place where someone is at home often.

My foster carer says that I am now ready to move on to a permanent home so let me tell you what kind of home I need. I originally came from a place with children but my carer wants me to go to a quieter environment, most possibly with someone mature with some experience with dogs. Bear in mind that I am an active girl who loves walks.

This is my wish list. I must be treated as family and as such I don't like sleeping in laundries or bathrooms and definitely not outside. I love being with my human so I would prefer someone who is mostly at home.

In return for this I will give you devotion and loyalty all my life. I will protect you and your home but I will not bark without reason. I will not damage your property or dig holes in your garden. I will be your constant companion and love you unconditionally.

I am not perfect but I am getting there. I have had a rough start to life; I was not provided the food I needed so I have tended to put my manners aside and snatch anything edible but that is changing quickly thanks to my carer who is teaching me doggy etiquette. I am already sitting and I wait until I am told to eat.

For more information or to meet Duchess visit www.petrescue.com.au/listings/723594 or email adopt@dogrescuenewcastle.com.au

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