Tara and Rucky, the cutest Mum and Son floofy duo, who are like chalk and cheese yet make the most amazing bonded team, are on the search for their new family, one who ADORES cuddles and PLAYTIME!

010 frontTara, so tiny in body, but a huge personality, she isn't shy to tell you what she wants and needs in life, and there is a reason her carers call her 'Princess Tara' - Tara likes the finest things in life - The cuddliest of blankets, the best position on the couch, prime spot in bed, attention on demand and laps aplenty to snooze on - while she may be shy at first and cautious to open up, once she trusts you she will be your tiny shadow, demanding her bed is made in front of her favourite viewing window or in the best sunbaking spot, and that you sit on the couch so she can snuggle up to you...  She likes her daily casual stroll but honestly, if she could be chauffeured to all the best destinations in Melbourne rather than ruin her Pawdicure, she'd probably prefer that!

Rucky, otherwise known as 'Ruckus', definitely lives up to his name! While his mum may be more demure, Ruckster is the life of the party, always willing to play, to run, to have adventures and be involved with anything that happens to be going on. This utterly beyond ridiculously cute boy also adores his cuddle time, and when he isn't snuggling on your lap, or snuggling with Tara, he'll be following you around just to make sure he isn't missing out on anything fun! Rucky loves zooming around the back yard, and when his mum isn't in the mood to play he often doesn't take no for an answer and usually gets his way, with the two of them zooming around the yard until they can't run anymore. Rucky has a very puppy-like personality and has learnt so much since coming into care, and despite his background and young age he is very smart and very eager to please.

Rucky and Tara are a fantastic duo and while super confident in most environments they are still learning about the big wide world, and they need people who are savvy with toy breeds, and active dogs, and who honestly want to continue with further training so they can live their best life possible.

Tara and Rucky are very tolerant with kids, but older kids/teenagers would suit them best, they aren't suitable for elderly people, and will not suit apartment living, they need the freedom of a back yard and daily exercise. they are very much inside dogs and are used to using a doggie door to come and go as they please.

Tara and Rucky have lived with other dogs their whole life but they much prefer being the only puppers in the household. They haven't been cat tested but are currently living with a budgerigar who they actively ignore.

If you think you can give this RIDICULOUSLY CUTE dynamic duo a fantastic active loving home, with people around a lot, aaalllll the soft luxurious beds on tap, with a nice sized yard for zoom time and are interested in furthering their training, please apply via the link below :

Adoption Application


Name Tara and Rucky
Age Tara - 3 years, Rucky - 18 months
Breed Papillion/pomeranian/terrier cross breed mixes
Sex Female
Vaccinated Yes
Desexed Yes
Microchip 900141000506499 and 900141000506466
Worm & Flea Treated Yes
Adoption Fee $800
PR Source Number: EE101639






Dog Adoption Process

Application Form completed (Dog Adoption Application), with as much detail as possible including any questions you have and information about existing pets

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reviews and contacts successful applicants within approx 3-5 days

Meet and Greet and yard check with the dog/puppy is arranged at a convenient time for both the MAR representative/foster carer and potential adopter, including introductions to existing animals and all members of the potential home.

If there are no issues, the dog/puppy is potentially able to stay at the home from this time for a 2 week trial period to ensure the match is compatible.

Adoption form is filled in and adoption fee paid (refundable within the 2 week trial period)

Adoption Pack including any relevant certificates and medical documentation is provided after the 2 week trial period.

Dog Adoption Policy

Please note: completing an adoption form does not guarantee that an adoption will take place.

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reserves the right to choose the most suitable applicant and reject those deemed less suitable.

Occasionally, there can be multiple applications for the one animal and there is NO 'First In - Best Dressed' - the multiple applications are vetted for the most suitable.

We do our utmost to contact all applicants, including those who are unsuccessful, to inform them of the result but as we are staffed by volunteers, most of whom work full time, occasionally responses are overlooked and we apologise in advance if this occurs.

MAR does not adopt to those who are not permanent residents of Australia.


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