03 9328 3021

  • Available from: January 7th, 2018
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2 Years (Adult)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Bloodhound Cross Rhodesian Ridgeback

Hey, hi, hello! My name is Sherlock. 

I'm currently on a mission to find my new home. The staff tell me I'm incredibly handsome and I give the best cuddles, who am I to disagree!

My perfect home would be an active home, one where I will get daily walks and go on adventures. I'm part scent hound so I love to get out and sniff every inch of the local parks. A home with no small animals or young children please.

I've already got a few tricks up my sleeve. I can sit, drop, walk well on lead and there are endless possibilities to what else you can teach me! 

I'm friendly and sociable with other dogs. I can play a little rough and tumble so I would be too much for another small dog. I'd be happy to live with another canine companion of similar size and enthusiasm. 

Whilst in care I've had my eyes cleaned and treated daily, I have allergic conjunctivitis which will be easily managed by my new family, the staff can explain this in more detail! 

If you're seeking a giant, lovable hound to complete your family, I might just be the one you're looking for!


  • Good with dogs
  • Suits teenager
  • Allowed outdoors


Things to consider before adopting an animal

Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime.  But before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make. Sometimes the excitement of pet ownership can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption. 

Adopting a shelter pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact to your normal, everyday life.  Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life. 

Before you decide, have you considered the following?

  • Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
  • Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
  • Do I have at least an hour every day to spend with my cat?
  • Do I have time for obedience training?
  • If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
  • Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
  • Does the whole family want a pet?
  • Will the pet be allowed inside?
  • Will I have to move interstate or overseas in the foreseeable future?
  • Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets.

Can I afford a pet? 

Pets are a lifelong monetary commitment, you will need to factor in:

  • Weekly animal food bills and necessities
  • Yearly council registration
  • Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
  • Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
  • Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
  • Ongoing grooming
  • Boarding fees for human holidays
  • Enrichment like training, toys etc

Ready to Adopt?

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