Maremma Sheepdogs In Rescue (Aust)
&  other Guardian Breeds

Companions For Life Pet Rescue

Every face deserves a "forever" place!
Adopt a pet now & give one a new life.

Dogs Available

All dogs are wormed and treated for fleas on arrival. 
They are all desexed (no exceptions), vaccinated, microchipped, on heart worm prevention and groomed (with notice) before being rehoused.


For more information on any of the dogs listed on this page,
call Andrea on Mobile 0418 171896,
email andrea@companionsforlife.com.au


I CANT STRESS THIS POINT ENOUGH...............Prior to taking your new dog home, please ensure that you have a secure, escape-proof pen for them to be safely housed in so that they can settle in and bond to you and your property.  I DO NOT encourage tethering a dog!  This 'bonding' can take several weeks, and if dogs are given 'free reign' too soon they will soon learn to roam/wander onto neighbouring properties... bad habits are very hard to break, it's easier to prevent them from learning them in the first place. 

Slowly, slowly... it takes time , sometimes months, to introduce them to new properties so that they know to stay where they are supposed to be.

Please Note:  Our priority is to place the dogs into the situations which are right for them, which is not always the first people to enquire.  No offence to those who arent chosen to potentially adopt the dog in question. 

**MURGO HAS BEEN ADOPTED**  MURGO Male 3 years old Sharplaniac (Macedonian Shepherd)


  Murgo is a Sharplaniac, a newly introduced breed into Australia and as such is not recognised by the registered dog associations. In their home country they are mostly livestock guardians, however, unless exposed to farm animals at a young age these dogs should be assessed as individuals prior to expecting them to 'guard' acreage.  Murgo has been assessed and it has been found that he is not good on acreage or for livestock. He is however, an absolutely gorgeous friendly giant of a dog who is well handled and well  socialised, he is people friendly and has a beautiful temperament. As a big dog he will need excellent high fences and a strong (physically) owner when being taken for walks, which he keenly enjoys.  Please be aware that like any of our dogs, 'first in' is not necessarily 'best dressed'!
Please Note:  Our priority is to place the dogs into the situations which are right for them, which is not always the first to enquire. No offence to those who arent chosen to potentially adopt the dog in question.

Adoption fee $500
Enquire here about Murgo

**Adopted** Leo - male 2 yrs old



  Leo has turned into a wonderful dog, he is a shy boy who has had minimal handling and will require some time and understanding for him to accept new people and environment. He is good on acreage and respectful of farm fencing and has been living with goats and their kids for several months now and has proven a good guardian of their space.  He is not suitable as a pet or for free ranging poultry.

 Adoption fee = $500

Enquire here about Leo

** Adopted **  Thor - male 4 yrs


 Thor has shown us to be a happy, friendly, well handled boy who at this stage (this should read a 'big puppy') would make a great companion for the right family on a large block/suburbia with good fencing. As Thor is still young he needs supervision around poultry and livestock.

Adoption fee = $450

Enquire here about Thor


Pictures still to come of new dogs in.....



Snowy - 2 yrs old male Lovely young fellow who is looking for his perfect family as a companion dog.

Snow - 8 yrs old male. Gorgeous companion dog good on acreage, needs to be house pet.

**ADOPTED**  Angel female 5 yrs old, companion dog

**ADOPTED**  Lily female 5 yrs old companion dog

**ADOPTED**  Giselle female 12 months companion dog has been around poultry

**ADOPTED**  Buddy male 12 months beautiful big companion dog gorgeous boy for the right family situation.

Blaze male 2 yrs

**ADOPTED** Blanc male 4 yrs old, companion dog

**ADOPTED**Bear male 2 yrs, companion dog

Mondo male 18months companion dog

Bella female 4.5 yrs old, new into care still settling

Kimba female 4 yrs has been on acreage, will be assessed for individual situations 



Maremma Sheepdogs Rescue

Below are some of the dogs who have already found their new families

Finn - 2 yrs old female

Lottie - 3 yrs old female

Brina - female 2 yrs

Atlas male 2 yrs old

Kushu- female 2 yrs old

Tari - female 10 yrs old
Tiger - 5 yrs old male
Skyla - female 12 months
Prince male 18 months
Chucky - male 5 months old

Lulu female 6 yrs old 

Rocco male 4 yrs old 

Jazper - male - 12 months old

Harry male 6 yrs old

Iggy - Male - 2 yrs

Zeus - Male 4 yrs old 

Daisy 1 yr old

Millie - 2 yrs old 

 Sasha - 2 yrs old

Polar 2 yrs old 

Snowy 2 yrs old 

Maestro - 1 yr old 

Sam 4 yrs old


Sebastian 6 yrs old 

Chewy 1 yr old

 Bingo 2 yrs old
Ralph 2 yrs old
Marley 1 yr old

Hamish 1 yr old
Rossi 3 yr old
Alaska - pup 12 wks
Misty -12months old
Princess 3 yrs old

Poppy - 8 weeks 

Lilly 8 weeks 

 Casper 12 months old
Monty 4 yrs


Alvin - 3 yrs

Freddy 9 months 

Lara 3 yrs old




Shop- Calendar and Photo Book

Maremma Sheepdog Diary/Weekly Planner for 2013

Lost/Missing/Stolen.....Families missing their Maremmas....

Missing from Bilpin area of NSW,
last seen New Years Eve, 2012.

Pat is 14 years old, long haired and a bit short sighted.  She loves cheese. She has been with chickens since a puppy.   She is microchipped, desexed and worming was up to date.   She went missing new years eve because of fireworks noise.  If you have seen our girl, or know of a family in this area who has found a maremma, please let us know.  Our phone number is 02 4567 2222