RAAF dogs looking for new homes
16 October 2019
The RAAF Security and Fire School has five male and 11 female Belgian Malinois dogs that are seeking new homes.
The dogs vary in age from 15 months to eight years and will be available for viewing soon to provide interested people an opportunity to meet them.
The majority of the dogs on offer did not display the attributes required of a military working dog. Most commonly the dogs have an affectionate disposition and lack aggression.
Others failed to meet the strict health requirements for breeding or are mothers requiring a comfortable retirement. All dogs have been assessed as suitable for pet life and are of a friendly nature. Some, however, are boisterous and are unsuitable for homing with young children.
These dogs are predominantly untrained, which means they may acknowledge basic commands but for the most part have no basic obedience training.
However, they are trainable and basic obedience training is highly recommended. It is further recommended that the prospective owners research the Belgian Malinois breed as they are not a suitable pet for everyone.
Pedigree papers are not available but all dogs have been microchipped, de-sexed and fully vaccinated.
To comply with Defence procurement guidelines, the dogs must be sold by public tender. This requires that interested persons submit a written monetary offer for the desired dog and outline the intended use of the dog via a short questionnaire. This will be provided on the day of viewing.
Although there is a requirement to submit a tender, the monetary offer may not necessarily secure the desired canine. Applications will be assessed by a board of members who will determine the most suitable home, taking into account the best interests of the dog.
The dogs will be available for viewing on October 24 from 9am-11am at Military Working Dog Training and Supply Flight, RAAF Security and Fire School (corner of Haigslea Amberley Road and Tarakan Road, RAAF Base Amberley).
Tenders will be finalised 4pm, October 31.
To be eligible to tender, either you or a representative must view the canines on the viewing date. Application forms will be supplied on the day.
All enquiries can be emailed to: caninetender.enquiries [at] defence.gov.au