Mandurah's K9 Rescue Group is at 'bursting point' ahead of dog adoption day

Paw-sitive help: Edward and Peta Janiec with their foster dogs Monty and Molly, and K9 Rescue Group's Janine Matthews with her foster dog Sparkie. Photo: Amy Martin.
Paw-sitive help: Edward and Peta Janiec with their foster dogs Monty and Molly, and K9 Rescue Group's Janine Matthews with her foster dog Sparkie. Photo: Amy Martin.

Looking for a new best friend? K9 Rescue Group can help you out. 

The Nambeelup rescue is holding an adoption day on Saturday in a bid to help their dogs find their forever homes, and make room to help other canines needing to be saved. 

“We’re at bursting point,” K9’s Janine Matthews said. 

“It's always slow at this time of the year. It's winter time; people don't want to come out because it's yucky weather.

“We're just trying move some of the dogs and give others a chance because we can't bring any in until we free up some of the spaces.

“We've got dogs waiting at the pounds to come in and we don't want them having backlog.” 

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Running from 10am-3pm, the event is a gold coin entry and will include doggy fashion parades, competitions for the cutest and ugliest pooch, and a football clinic. 

There will also be basic dog training classes for a gold coin donation and can be booked through the main office.  

“We're in need of stallholders so anyone who is interested in having a stall they'll be $15,” Ms Matthews said. 

“We’re looking for something around the dog side of things but other things that may blend nicely with dog ownership will be fine. 

“If people think their stall might work in well – the more the merrier.”

To help with the amount of dogs which need adopting, K9 have also put the call out for foster carers. 

“Quite often the foster carers will adopt the dog,” Ms Matthews said.  

“But also we want permanent foster carers for dogs who are too old and have health issues, and aren't able to be adopted out. 

“You need to be prepared to do any vet appointments for what's wrong with them and be prepared for the inevitable at the end. 

“You need to be prepared to do any vet appointments for what's wrong with them and be prepared for the inevitable at the end.” 

Ms Matthews, herself, fosters 14-year-old Sparkie who has health issues and can’t be adopted out. 

Meanwhile Peta and Edward Janiec – who also sponsor K9 through their business Murphy’s Irish Pub – are foster carers for two of K9’s rescues; Monty and Molly.

For more information call K9 on 9581 9005 or go to k9dogrescue.org.au