In the dog house…fundraising for a canine cause…

A group of dog lovers will be voluntarily sending themselves into the dog house on Sunday, 1 December, along with dozens of rescue dogs from the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Shenton Park, to raise much needed funds for the shelter through its annual ‘In the Dog House’ fundraising appeal.

Long-term supporter Jarrad Tate will be among the dog-loving team and his family’s charity – Tate Family Foundation-has also offered to match up to $25,000 in donations, in a bid to boost the funds raised to help Perth’s homeless hounds.

President of the Home Karen Rhodes says the fundraising venture is invaluable to the shelter, which relies heavily on community donations.

“We are so grateful to the incredibly generous Tate Family Foundation, and to our generous supporters who we very much hope will help support this fantastic matched giving opportunity,” Karen said.

“We’re totally reliant on the support and generosity of dog lovers and donations made through fundraisers such as this enable us to rescue, care for and re-home hundreds of unwanted and abandoned dogs.

“This fundraising effort is crucial to our ongoing operation and we urge all Perth dog lovers to make a donation this Christmas, so we can continue our rescue work.”

Also on the day, there will be Christmas cards and calendars, a sausage sizzle, Christmas presents for dogs and Dogs’ Home merchandise for sale for all those last minute presents for pet lovers in time for Christmas. 

Anyone wishing to donate to the fundraising venture can contact The Dogs’ Refuge Home on 9381 8166 or visit and following the link to sponsor.  

The Dogs’ Refuge Home is a registered charity that relies on community support to fund its operations. It has a pro-life policy and does not euthanise any healthy, re-homable animal in its care.