Spreading vital message
SUBIACO real estate agent Janey Sanderson spends her days matching people with property – but she also has a passion for homing destitute dogs.
The Shenton Park Dog Refuge volunteer, who owns Hive Real Estate, has started displaying life-size cardboard cut-outs of dogs up for adop- tion in the gardens of home-opens.
The dogs’ collars read, “I’m looking for a home too”.
Janey said she hoped the initiative would start a conversation about adoption and help spread the message that ‘rescue’ is the best breed.
“If it helps a few dogs get homed, then that’s wonderful,” she said.
Janey has adopted several rescue dogs over the past eight years and said they were wonderful compan- ions. She felt particularly passionate about finding 10-year-old labradorstaffordshire cross Zoe, pictured, a family.
“She has been at the refuge for seven months and finds institutional life very stressful. She’s very gentle and well-mannered and a bit quirky.
“The refuge does a great job at matchmaking the right people with the right dog.
“They also spend a lot of time assessing and training the dogs, so people never take on problem dogs.”
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