A visit to Dingo Den Animal Rescue

It was a pleasure to spend time with the wild-hearted at Dingo Den Animal Rescue with dad over the weekend. Especially, as Pound Paws has received quite a few enquiries about this Aussie mammal!⁣ ⁣ I was really looking forward to visiting this sanctuary, to spend time up close and learn more about them.⁣ ⁣ Some facts I learnt through my experience at the sanctuary:⁣ ⁣ Although they seem similar to domestic dogs, there are many differences between the two. For example:⁣ ⁣ • Dingoes don’t bark, instead, they howl, yelp or even purr. ⁣ • They are incredibly flexible, to the point where they can fully rotate their wrists and even push their head all the way back. Sometimes dingoes even open doors, ha!⁣ • They live up to 25 years, whereas dogs maximum generally 18 years.⁣ • They lack body odour⁣ • They are protective and territorial of family members⁣ • They can run up to 60km/her and travel up to 40km! ⁣ • They love cuddles & leaning up against humans - this was adorable!⁣ ⁣ Unfortunately, there are many threats which exist for the conservation of the pure dingo in Australia. These include continuous baiting, trapping, organised culling, hunting, 'wild dog’ fencing etc. This is where Dingo Dens sanctuary comes in, rescuing them from these circumstances or from local pounds.⁣ ⁣ I met with Josh (Founder of Dingo Den), a great guy who started this foundation after taking on a pet dingo and struggled to find resources on how to care for them. ⁣ What grew from one dingo, to now over 25 is a beautiful sanctuary which provides on-going care!⁣ ⁣ I was really impressed with the systems they implement, ranging from training and rehabilitation to even custom-made dens for the dingoes to sleep in.⁣ ⁣ If you are interested in learning more about this rescue group, check out their listing on Pound Paws website, under the Rescue Directory 🐾 #poundpaws