Wonderful news – Spuds has found a permanent loving foster home that allows her original owners to stay involved in her life. A great outcome for everyone. ❤️❤️❤️

This call for help comes from a very caring lady who has opened her heart and home to many rescued animals in the past.  She is now in need of some help herself, as she needs to find a wonderful permanent foster home for her elderly Bull Terrier.  Spuds is a dear old girl who is very laid back and is not put out by being in new surroundings, making her an unusually good candidate for re-homing, despite her age.  Please read the message below from Josephine which explains the situation and the very generous terms of the proposed foster agreement.

“Sadly, we are a relocating and cannot take lovely old Spuds with us, so we are very keen to find her a caring foster home for the remainder of her time on earth.

Spuds, who is spayed, is 20 years old but still capable of a canter around the lawn at dinner time. That said, she’s too old for more than a short stroll around a decent-sized and secure back yard. What she does require is somewhere warm and cosy to sleep (which she does for most of the day), lots of TLC and brushing daily, good food and supplements, and an occasional visit to the Swan Animal Hospital, where George Huber has been attending to her veterinary needs since she was a puppy (he knows her very well).

We will gladly pay for her food, supplements, vet bills and anything else she needs.

Spuds is extremely people- and child-friendly and tolerates other dogs and cats, but at her time of life we would rather she was an only pet if possible.

If you can offer our darling Spuds the care and attention she deserves in her twilight years, please fill in the application form.”

Please fill in our EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form if you would like to offer to foster SPUDS.

All suitable applications are forwarded to the current custodian for consideration, and you will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your offer further. Please understand that it may take a few days for us to respond to you depending on the amount of applications received, and it is never a case of first come, first served with animal adoptions, as we have to do our best to locate the absolute best homes for the animals. If you have any problems or further queries, please contact Animal Actionist direct via the “contact us” link. Thank you so much for caring for animals.

Hi, I'm Spuds, I'm a quiet girl who enjoys my food and a warm nook to call my own.

Hi, I’m Spuds, I’m a quiet girl who enjoys my food and a warm nook to call my own.

**All dogs, cats, rabbits and most farm animals advertised on Animalactionist.com must be vet checked, immunised and desexed before handover to new families. If the current custodians of the animal you are planning to adopt (via this site) do not ensure this is arranged, please contact us.**

Posted by animalactionist

Co-Owner/Founder/Director of Animal Actionist Ltd & Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary. It's all for the animals.


  1. Melly1595@hotmail.com 19 Aug, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Oh Maree that’s heartbreaking but I think he will find a wonderful new home.

    Sent from my iPhone



    1. animalactionist 19 Aug, 2013 at 12:49 pm

      I hope so Melly! The current owners are wonderful, want to stay involved with her care and willing to pay for vet bills, and everything else. All we need to do if find someone great to watch over her.



  2. So does she HAVE to b in WA?



    1. animalactionist 23 Aug, 2013 at 10:30 am

      The owners would definitely prefer that Marilyn as they wish to remain a part of Spuds life. They have had some local offers so we are working through them now to see if any are a good fit.



  3. Sadly my property is inundated with dogs, cats, chickens and horses, so it might be a bit too much for her. But if nobody else comes forward, and we can sort out a plan, I would be honoured to take care of this beautiful girl. Its heartbreaking that these best friends have to be separated…. I wish I had a little cottage in a back paddock where they could all live happily ever after….. Maybe THAT is the solution? Find somewhere that everyone can be together still?



    1. animalactionist 23 Aug, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Thanks for wanting to help out Ally, the owners of Spuds are very committed to finding her a really good foster home and are willing to wait for the right place to come up. In the meantime they will make it work one way or another. Spuds will never be left stranded. ❤



  4. Josephine Norman 14 Feb, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Follow-up on our darling Spuds: she was fostered by the most amazing family, including two young children, who welcomed her wholly into their life and loved her, took care of all her needs and gave her without doubt the best six months of her life (Spuds adored kids and we have none). Three weeks ago Spuds went on holidays down south with her foster family, on a big property abutting the ocean, and spent her days exploring, swimming and running about; she had a wonderful vacation (we have the photos to prove it). Not long afterwards, Spuds became very ill with a massive bowel infection; she also had a large, inoperable tumour on her spleen. Together, we and her foster family, in consultation with the vet, made the wrenching decision to have her gently relieved of her pain. So, at the grand age of nearly 21, after enjoying the time of her life, Spuds passed on. Her ashes are now in our rose garden, with those of other much-loved companions who have gone before us. She has a marble headstone, as do they, and we think about her and them every morning when we’re watering. Spuds was a loving and faithful companion and we miss her greatly, but are so grateful to her foster family – Patrick, Fiona, Sean and Jessica – for taking her into their home and their hearts. The family plan to take over a dog-boarding facility in the south-west of the state in April 2014, and I cannot recommend them highly enough…if you’re heading to Margaret River or beyond and want your canine companions cared for as well as (maybe even better than) you would yourself, give Patrick a call: 9731 0186 or 0435 457 228. To honour our lovely old doggy, Down South Dog Boarding will feature a ‘Spuds suite’ for the ultimate in doggy pampering. Special thanks also to Maree, for her assistance in finding Spuds such a marvellous permanent foster home, and thanks to all who offered her one.



    1. animalactionist 14 Feb, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Oh Jo, I’m so very sorry to hear of Spuds passing and am deeply moved by her amazing story.

      Spuds was a very lucky girl – to have such love & dedication from you and her foster family. I take my hat off to you for your unrelenting commitment to your beautiful girl, even in the face of having to rehome her, your commitment stayed strong and that my friend, is an admirable quality we just don’t see often enough.

      I am deeply grateful that I was able to assist in some small way and thank you so much for sharing her closing story with us all.

      Rest in peace beautiful girl, and huge hugs to your amazing human carers, I will never forget the beauty in all of you. Xxx



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