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Little bit about Elroy

G’day everyone! My name is Elroy!

If you are interested is giving this wonderful pet a home please visit our website and complete an expression of interest


I was lucky enough to receive some help from the RSPCA Inspectors earlier this year. They brought me in to the shelter as my owners could no longer care for me. When I first arrived at the Hunter shelter, I was in pretty poor shape. I was quite underweight and had ear, eye and skin infections but thanks to the vet team here and the amazing shelter staff- I have improved so much and am on my way to being back to my normal, healthy self! My new owner will need to manage my skin on going.

My ideal home would be a place where I can have open access to both indoor and outdoor areas, somewhere with a warm bed in each room I can curl up on for a snooze and maybe some toys for me to chew on.
Being an older man, I would prefer to have a quieter home. I am definitely not against having a play here and there but I don’t really appreciate loud noises or being the centre of attention all the time. Because of this, I think I would prefer to be homed with older children, say, over 12 years.
During my time in care, I have had the pleasure of meeting different dogs. I don’t mind the company for my daily walks but honestly, I’m not really interested in playing with them and I much prefer to be on my own- I’m kind of a grumpy old man in that way. So I would like my new home to be an only dog house. I’m comfortable enough to see dogs out and about but I don’t like it when they run up to me and get in my personal space- so please avoid taking me to off-leash dog areas.

Due to my age and my ongoing medical requirements, I require an extra special home who can really take me in and provide all the love and care I missed out on in my previous home.

Animal ID:492792


Australian Cattle Dog

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Age: 10 Year 1 Months

Sex: Male

Size: Medium

Type: Dog

Colour: Red Brown

Location: Hunter Shelter

RON: R251000223

Where to find Elroy

Hunter Shelter
6-10 Burlington Place

NSW 2320

Opening hours:

Animal adoptions and visitation times:
Mon – Sun 9:30am – 3:30pm, Tues and Public Holidays CLOSED