About me: I just LOVE people! My perfect home will have someone who is around a lot and I will be that persons best friend. 💖 My foster mummy says I am extremely well behaved and a joy to have around; she says I’m a little princess. I am not an early morning girl, I prefer to stay on mummy’s bed under a blanket till around 8am.
I socialise well with other dogs (although large young rough dogs are not my cup of tea), cats and gentle kids. I am only small and not a spring chicken, so gentle is a must. In the afternoon I love going for a walk, I love the dog park and the beach. I’d also love a family that will take me in the car and on their outings.
Meg has luxating patellas but no lameness, so no surgery recommended at this stage. Meg has had one ear canal surgically removed due to recurrent ear infections. Her other ear requires frequent cleaning (weekly or two weekly) to keep it clean and clear.
You will be perfect for that special person you choose. 💖
Oh Meg,Lucky people who eventually adopt you,in my eyes I see the most beautiful placid little angel,good luck sweetheart,love you 💕💕💕💕💕
All the best sweet little girl ♥️
Good luck little Meg.I'd love to have a pet again,but am scared they'd out live me.:(
So wish I could apply to adopt precious little Meg but we are already "over" our local Council limit with having three rescues we have adopted.
Praying little Meg will soon know the love and kindness of a loving furever home.
God bless little Meg and RWL for alk the dedicated, loving and pawsome work you and your foster care givers do. 🐾🐾🐾💞💞💞
What a gorgeous girl! I wish we could adopt more but we have two little oldies already! Hope she finds a great home 😍
Beautiful little girl
If only we lived in Melbs 😫
Meg you are a beautiful girl and your forever family are going to be so lucky.
You are special little girl meg your new family will adore you ,precious one xx❤❤
What a gorgeous girl.... who could have given her up ?
Looks very sweet.💕
Good luck dear little girl.💜
Oh how sweet you are you deserve your forever home bless you 🐶🐶🐾🐾♥️♥️🐕🐕🐾🐾😀😀
Good Luck beautiful girl 💕💕💕
Little Meg you are so gorgeous, i so hope you find your perfect furever home, you so deserve the best little girl, go well sweetheart. Mick
What a beautiful girl! I hope she finds the happiest home to enjoy and for them to enjoy her.
Charlie will be too rough for you, little one. May your new family be blessed with you coming to live with them.
I often get restless at night, when my foster peeps settle down to watch tele. I get a little pacey because, well, we all have different television tastes and they're not into my scene, and at that time of night, I want to go to bed. I usually settle beside foster dad Wayne, in my own bed on the floor to sleep, but I was getting sick of having to wait for him to be ready. A little like the blackboard from Mr Squiggle, restless every night I was like "hurry up......hurry up".
But not so long ago, my bed was temporarily in the laundry, the door was open, so I popped in there and hey, it felt good. My foster mum Irene was completely surprised to see I'd taken myself to bed in there!
So now each night before bedtime, a bed is put in there for me, (if I want it) and I take myself there to sleep. The door is open, I can come and go as I please and it's warm like the rest of the house. I don't pace waiting for the rest of them to join me and the foster peeps can relax and watch a little tele before we all go off to bed.
Sometimes humans take a little time to catch on, but I'll get them trained..... eventually 🤣- MacIntosh
Such a clever boy. We all have our own likes and dislikes, don’t we Mac?
Such a clever boy 💕💕💕
Hey beautiful boy my precious 20 year old silkypoo gets quite impatient with me when she thinks we should all go to bed she rounds me and her dad up and won't leave us alone till we all go to bed .❌♥️❌♥️❌♥️❌
Sweet boy! ❤️🐾❤️🐾
You are a boodiful boy xx
He’s so gorgeous. I wish I could have you baby but my other fur baby Pomeranian plays rough. ❤️❤️
♥️♥️so happy for you .. having love and a mice warm bed to hop imto when you please 💜hugs darling 💜
Good morning Mac, you look so happy.
We never understood it but our cockapoo put herself to bed at 8:30 every night for 15 years. She even did when our son watched her at his house.
Hello beautiful 💙💙💙💙💙
You are my absolute favourite Maccy Cx 💙
This little one is adorable. 💙💜💚
Mac you are adorable and I agree they humans are a little slow to catch on. Lol
You are very smart Mac. It sometimes take us humans a little while to get trained 😊 💕🐶🐾
Hi beautiful. Great to hear from you
You're such a clever boy Maccy everybody loves you darling boy xxx
It's official, after 4 months and 6 days in care. Meg has finally been medically given the all clear! Finally we got to the bottom of all her worries and she is just the happiest, most content, very special loving little doll.
She is now officially ready for adoption. We'll write up a profile and get it up soon and finally get this most special of little girls, the most special of homes. ...
MEGGY MOO!!! This is such massive news. I am soooo excited for you.
Bless you meg. Xx
Oh bless beautiful you look so tiny
Great news 😘
I wish l lived in Melbourne
Woohoooo! Fantastic news Meg💕💕
She is just beautiful ❤
Love you Meg 💕
Jo Gleeson you are going to miss her. 💔❤🐕
Congratulations Meg. Your new furever home is out there just waiting to welcome you 🐾🐶💕
Oh how wonderful!! The beautiful Meg. is finally ready for her very own forever home. May it be sooner rather than later. You are such a precious soul.and you will be loved and cherished always and forever. Love you little one ❤❤❤
Almost 10 years ago I approached a man by the name of Mark Townend at a Conference in Qld about saving lives. No one was willing to open doors, pounds, shelters or clinics to rescue then – we were taking dogs from wherever we could. This was the first ever, open approach to the RSPCA in Qld. Victoria and other states were closed – not interested in working with Rescue and I wanted so badly to crack that glass ceiling. I was nervous. Alone. And so much depended on my pitch to Mark whom I had never met.
Over morning tea – I pitched my sale. Open and interested he said yes. I was astonished, excited, scared and ready. And within a week or so I received an email about a little dog who needed help. She flew down to us – and the rest is history.
While not many people know now – Mark changed the fate of rescue in that one meeting. Within months – shelters and rescues were flying animals interstate to save lives. More shelters heard, more rescuers applied – and more and more it became the norm, rather than the exception. We will, as a nation, never go back to being the way we were. Because Mark took a chance, with me.
Whenever things are tough, or political – I would email or call Mark. Why did you say that? What is this all about? Is this really true? Not ONCE in a decade has Mark, and his staff ignored my concerns. My questions, my thoughts. I wanted to see what he ran up in Wacol – and unlike any other RSPCA I was invited up – carte blanche to see what he and his team did. I asked Netta to come with me, and others from other groups came too. We all saw the same thing. Careful, thoughtful, progressive care and treatment of animals. It was inspiring as much as it was reassuring.
Today I was sent an article about Mark resigning. I sent him an email and he confirmed it – after 19 years – he is moving on. The article was less than complimentary about RSPCA qld being killers and how they support puppy farmers – a whole myriad of stuff. Let me tell you what I have experienced.
When I was concerned many years ago about a cavalier and her puppies being euthanised in RSPCA WA I contacted Mark. He gave me a platform with the then CEO to voice my concerns. He did the same recently when I wanted to offer help, thoughts, assistance to a group of Border Collies in another state. This also gave me a place to speak out about the saving of lives and what could be achieved via rescue. While I didn’t achieve my goals – I had – at least a chance to converse with the decision makers and voice what we rescuers, supporters of the community feel. It was so rare to be able to do that with no blocking. No derision. Just honest speak and respect.
I have asked about many cruelty cases, particularly those in Qld. Storybook, puppy farms, individual cruelty. I am now on speaking terms with the Inspectorate in Qld and it is a blessing to know how hard they work to convict against the perpetrators. They are, of course stymied by the courts, and those who pass judgement, leaning towards light penalties and no convictions. But they still try. I remember one case where they were told they had too much evidence and information – that the judge thought it was over the top. Never mind that it was all to convict an offender of cruelty. The Judge couldn’t be bothered reading it. Demoralizing? I think so.
Mark has been accused of supporting puppy farmers. He knows if you look after 300 dogs within the guideline of the law there is nothing he can do. But the other side of the coin is – some people can’t look after one dog. Or two cats. God knows we have taken animals into care who have been only dogs and had shocking lives. And they weren’t one of 300. Being one of 300 doesn’t make it right. But one abused doesn’t make it right either.
Having floated between management and grass roots I have been fortunate Mark Townend has held the door open for me. I have stepped into places no one in my position has been afforded. We have taken dogs who would normally, in many places be euthanised. I met the Head Vet of RSPCA Qld a few years ago and she said to me, “Oh you are from RWL? We LOVE YOU.” Why? Because we opened their eyes too, as to what they would release to rescue. The door is now wide open. And as you know – RWL wanted to take a lovely little boy who was so ill – an RSPCA Qld staff member held him as he passed. We paid for his cremation – and he is now at her home, ever remembered. That is Mark’s doing.
Mark opened every door for Rescue. He knows there are the good, the bad and the ugly. I think of the LDH running one Shelter. And Mark overseeing 14 – soon to be 15 shelters in Qld. Are they all no kill? No. Neither is RWL – who have euthanised for behaviour, aggression and illness. But Mark changed my life, and the life of RWL. And I will be truly grateful. There are RSPCA haters. There are RWL haters. But I am bereft Mark will leave as he has been a good friend to me, and to RWL. And we have saved lives with the staff in Qld right beside us. It gave me hope – when there was none. And in a rescuer’s shoes - that is worth so much. I can only hope we have a new CEO of RSPCA Qld who will follow Mark’s legacy.
Meanwhile this little fellow will be in their care soon. And he will come to us – all things willing. Thank you for your time Mark. And your faith in me when no one else would. And your friendship. It has meant the world to me, and to RWL and all of those who work beside us as we save lives. Good luck to you, and yours. x ...
Bless you at RWL your love and hard work gives animals help that they might not get👍👍👍👍
I adopted a beautiful little Shih Tzu from RWL in 2014 who was flown down from QLD RSPCA. Thank goodness for the relationship you have With them otherwise I’d never have known one of the greatest loves of my life. His name was Elijah aka Fluffy Bear. He’d lost his left eye and received the most wonderful care from Lee and Peter before I luckily got to adopt him. I only had him with me for 3 years before he got his wings, but we gave each other so much love in that short time and he’s impacted my life forever. Thank you so much for the wonderful work you do everyone at RWL ❤️🐶🐾
Beautiful just beautiful (but I’m still gonna kick him in em) xx
Beautiful words. You do the work of saints. ♥️
Wishing you well Mark. Thanks for being such a good friend to RWL. 💕💕
Pray the good relationship continues in your favour RWL without you I hate to think the fate of those you have rescued.
Amazing words. You are angels 😘
I saw this little sweetheart on a fb post and have been watching the post closely as I was going to contact you and alert you about this little fellow. So glad you have found him already 💕 thank you for all you do, It is so important that animal rescue in all states network and work with each other for the best possible outcomes for the animals. Your one amazing rescue group RWL I take my hat off to you all for your never ending dedication and love to all that have been lucky enough to have found you 💕
OMG they might employ Graeme Smith
Such respect for this man.
So sad he is leaving as animal welfare need people like this, let's hope with the new CEO it gets better not worse.
Bless all of you who help to save our precious innocent littles who have no voice of their own. You are their saviors and true heroes...they love, appreciate and do not forget.
You are their
You are their world. ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you for saving so many precious souls
Just shows it only takes one or two people to make a difference in the world xxx
Thank you for everything you do xx
What a magnificent pair to do this for all those poor innocent creatures with no voice
What a wonderful relationship. It starts with respect, trust, listening, like minded caring people and action. Not everyone is like that unfortunately. Just means we all have to work even harder. xx
The RSPCA in Qld do an amazing job and I have rung them on several occasions in regards to animals being negelected or abused and they have always followed up those reports. I also volunteered for many years at one of their shelters and yes they had to euthanise healthy animals at times but the sheer numbers surrendered to them was beyond belief. RWL are an amazing organisation and I was interested to read this article, thanks for sharing.
We support RWL and hope that all goes well for you and your great group, we have had two of your Babies, one has gone over the rainbow and our little girl, now 17yrs, Babs, is going along great. many thanks for all you do for those who cannot speak for themselves
Thank God for people like you, God bless you all ❤️
My beautiful first foster dog came from RSPCA Qld. Willa was such a sweet girl, the best I could have ever hoped for in my first effort as a foster mum. She was adopted by the most perfect couple who loved her from the moment they met her to the day she passed. She is still loved and remembered by us all today ❤️🐾❤️
You are amazing. Thank you for all the beautiful little souls you save. ❤️❤️❤️
If you love a 'feelgood' page The Adventures of Grandpa Tripod is a must like!
It's the story of how his foster dad, the pound, and a rescue group Golden oldies animal rescue all work together to do beautiful things.
Grandpa Tripod is 13.5 years old, he has 3 legs and was found emaciated, severely matted, had terrible, rotten and infected teeth, filthy ears, a lump on his neck and a grade 4-6 heart murmur!
His foster dad Brandon takes such special care of him, the pound sent him into a home (under duty of care) so he didn't have to wait it out in the pound and Golden Oldies stepped up and took him on, looking after his health and all of his vet work. Everyone working together for the absolute best for Grandpa Tripod - the way it should always be xx ...
Look who it is, non other than the very handsome ex RWL bub Harry (was Harry Potter).
This little man was a mess when he arrived via ambulance at the RSPCA QLD 16 months ago. Almost blind from untreated dry eye, ear infections both ears, missing fur on his rump and tail, itchy skin, ulcerated lump behind ear, missing teeth.....! Yup Hazza was a mess. But not any more!
After his care with foster mum Jo, and the utter spoiling he gets from his mum Adrienne, Harry has never looked back, and never looked or felt better!
My hubby and I LOVE the beach. And it’s not easy when you say oh we would love to book and stay at your accomodation and they ask how many pets are coming… “It’s just the 10 of us” pretty much gets people to back peddle quickly. When we had a few days off many, many years ago and husband worked overseas (and we only had 5 bubbies then) I booked the gorgeous St. Ives cottage on the Mornington Peninsula. It was SUPERB and perfect for us.
Fast forward to today there is more fantastic and BEAUTIFUL accommodation both in East Gippsland and on the Mornington Peninsula for people like us. You know, Dog Mummies and Daddies, not ‘people with dogs’ LOL!
So please go and check out the fabulous Ocean Blue Coastal Resorts. Have a look at the amazing accomodation which will suit all requirements. There are some fantastic offers so follow them on Instagram and Facebook. Off you go. Do yourself a favour and don’t delay. xx
This little sweetheart, Nicci, has been in care with us for 2 months now. She's just had a spa day, now her stitches are out and can be bathed, foster mum Ruth has her looking so beautiful. Her skin was a mess when she arrived, but with some TLC from Ruth, she's looking and feeling so much better. Nicci still has a way to go with us before she's ready to find her forever home. Once she is healed enough, she has another sore leg to fix. We may start taking applications after her next surgery, if the stars align, the circumstances are perfect etc, she may be able to have her rehab in a new home - we'll keep those options open. But for now, she's one happy, very special and utterly adorable bub - don't you agree? ...
We've made contact with a couple of people who are interested in Wilbur, and are working things through. We were absolutely inundated with applications for him but, he's a special little fellow who needs just the right balance of circumstances, positive boundaries, love and understanding.
In the mean time, he has settled well in foster care xx ...
I’m little, I’m old, and, when you’re little and old, you really feel the cold. Sometimes oldies can’t regulate their body temperature so well and on these cold, cold, Melbourne frosty mornings I really feel it.
Mum makes sure I have warm jamies and pops a heating disc in my bed with me every evening. It stays warm all night! The only problem is, I don’t see very well, and I have a little bit of doggy dementia going on. Sometimes I hop out of bed in the night and don’t quite get back into it properly, you know head in, bum out, looking like I’ve had a big night drunkenly collapsed and I shiver ☹
Lucky for me mum gets up a couple of times a night and will pop me back where it’s warm, and I have a special big human foster brother Jayden, who always checks on me when he gets up for early shifts or comes home from nigh shifts and pops a warm snugly blanket over me. Then I usually sleep, until 10.30 – 11.00 in the morning, sometimes later!!!!! Meh I’m old, I can do what I want.
I always get a surprise when I wake up in the morning and everyone is milling about around me and apparently have been for hours….. It’s like “Hey, where did you all come from?”. Big tail wags.
Our dear old foundation girl was whisked off to the vet yesterday. Seeing significant changes in Kizzy’s ongoing medical issues we thought a check over with blood tests and urinalysis wouldn’t go amiss. Her degenerative myelopathy has progressed significantly as has her decline in kidney function. She’s now at Stage 3 in her kidney failure (stages 1-4). We already have Kiz on a kidney diet - her medication has been adjusted to make sure her myelopathy and disc problems aren’t causing her any pain. From here on in it’s really a matter of close monitoring and making sure Kizzy is happy 💕 ...
Ticket is back from her ultrasound - and she¹s resting quietly in the bed by the fire. The scan shows nodules on her liver - and so a fine needle aspirate has been done in a few places and will be sent off with results back in a couple of days. The good news is there are no great big tumours and we are so grateful to know that.
Meanwhile Tix will be watched over and will have some dinner later and have cuddles with her Mama. x ...
Don't you just wanna smooch this adorable little nose! 💋 Betty Boo, is not only the prettiest little thing on 4 legs, but she is the sweetest little ganoush ever! She has a house check lined up on the weekend. We are still taking applications should things not work out, as sometimes we get to this stage and realise it's not quite the right match, (and we take making the right match very seriously), but fingers crossed. xx ...
Hello – it’s Wix Norman here. I’ve been living with my Mama and Dad and my six sisters for two weeks now. Dad calls me “Sport” or “Buddy” or “Wicky”. Because I’ve never known what a name is – I am starting to find out and recognise it. Mama is so proud of me.
I have never barked or made a sound. Except when my sister Essie bit my nose. Then I cried. Mama held me and kissed my nose until it felt better. Essie got told off – but Mama never tells me off. She chats and kisses and cuddles me every day. My ear infection has gone. And I sit while Mama puts my eye drops in. Today I had a bath and it felt good. My fur is soft and growing and my ribs don’t stick out. I love to dance and run.
Last night my back hurt and I was in pain. Mama rubbed me gently until it passed and I was able to walk again. I have pain relief every day – and apart from that I am run, hop and skip and dance. I love everyone, and everything. I love my bed and scuff my pillows and I love my breakfast and lunch and dinner.
Mama and Dad say I am perfect. I am so thankful, so grateful to those who saved me. I am finally being loved. And I love it.
Finally, a little bit of freedom from the confines of the cone and some time out of the rehabilitation crate, supervised. With her stitches now out, after her first patella surgery, Nicci's soaking up a little of the glorious, healing winter sun while it's out. She is doing so well and being the perfect patient. She still needs to take it easy a little longer but so far, she's doing just great! ...
MacIntosh..... get out of Pepito's bed, you're too big!!! Funny boy!
The search for just the right home for Maccy is still on. We know it's out there, and it's getting close. We can feel it. We haven't given up, he just deserves it so much.
And before you ask why he can't stay where he is - well, Maccy loves his foster family and they love him, but unfortunately, Maccy is young, playful, goofy, energetic and he loves the two dear older dogs who's home it is, more than they love him. He just wants them to play - but with his shunt, he can't play, and well, they're little oldies, they really don't want to play. I can just imagine the eyes rolling every time they see him coming toward them again.....
And so, as much as Irene and Wayne love Maccy and he loves them, it's not the right long term home for him.
What is the right home? One where someones home a lot One with no other pets A quiet adult home with someone who understanding that he is sensitive to touch and will need to go slow. And nervous around new things and places. An indoor outdoor home with a warm sheltered place outside for when you're out. One who can cover all the usual costs of a young dog - medical, grooming (regularly), worming, flea treatment. We would consider assisting should there be an emergency with Mac's shunt. One that will love him to bits and share a biccy with him at cuppa time :)