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Stafford Rescue Victoria

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Stafford Rescue Victoria

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Woodend VIC, Australia

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About this organisation

Stafford Rescue Victoria was started with the intent to establish a central point of contact for those who had lost or found a Stafford. Unfortunately this service is fast becoming one of the most used. Today our aim is:


*To promote the welfare of unwanted and destitute pure bred Staffords regardless of age if the quality of life is still good.
*To raise funds towards this aim. To maintain funds in Stafford Rescue’s name for the benefit of these dogs. 
*To operate an adoption scheme for the protection of these dogs and above all, to provide a last chance for a happy and secure home. 


With the increasing popularity of the breed more Staffords are ending up in animal shelters or as unwanted pets. In some cases the ‘Staffy’ has become the fashion accessory of youth, purely as a macho status. For some it’s a fleeting encounter as they are faced with the needs of an energetic dog that quickly becomes too demanding on their time. It’s a fact that Staffordshire Bull Terriers need to be ‘Part of the Family’. They simply cannot be left in the backyard. (Put yourself in their shoes… would you like that??) 


With a deep knowledge and passion for this wonderful breed the current rescue co-coordinator Jan Hutton, along with several other support volunteers and a dedicated committee. There is no ‘used- by date’ placed on these rescue Staffords, they are cared for and loved as long as needed until a suitable ‘Forever Home’ is found. They are Desexed, Microchipped, Vaccinated & Temperament Tested prior to being re-homed. With the knowledge and love for the breed a lot of care is placed into matching the right Staffy to the perfect family. 



This rescue service is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations. 
We are all here for the same reason – A Love for Staffies


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