We chat to DFL Dog Recsue founder, Natalie Plunkett about the foster care and re-homing program she runs for the fur children of Perth.


Who is behind/runs DFL Rescue?

Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue (DFL) is a not-for-profit dog rescue in Perth, Western Australia founded by dog lover Natalie Plunkett in 2008. We now have a fantastic team of volunteers who help to run the rescue, and hundreds more who open their homes to foster dogs in need.


DFL Rescue founder- Natalie Plunkett

What is the aim of DFL Rescue?

DFL save dogs from being put to sleep in pounds, we place them in foster homes in the Perth metro area and organise for their vet work to be completed. This includes vaccination, micro-chipping, and sterilisation, and other treatments they may need. We then place them up for adoption & find them wonderful forever homes!


Rufus is currently seeking a forever home.

What are some of the things you do to help these dogs?

Our foster dogs get to experience love and life in a family home. Not only does this mean that they leave their foster homes much happier, healthier and more confident pooches, we get to learn more about their temperament, likes & dislikes, so we can best match them with their new families.

DFL do not discriminate breed, age or health of any dog. We also save dogs that are too old or sick to be adopted, and place them in “forever foster” homes, where they stay under the care of our rescue, and live out their days in comfort and being loved.


Smile is currently looking for a forever home.

How is DFL Rescue funded?

DFL receives no government funding; Our expensive & ever-growing vet bills are paid through fundraising efforts, donations & adoption fees. When you adopt a dog from DFL, you are donating towards helping many more dogs in need.


Sophie is currently seeking a forever home.

What can ordinary people do to help out this great organisation?

Please consider adopting a rescue pooch for your family, opening your home to a foster dog in need of somewhere to stay, donating to our cause or coming along to our fantastic fundraising events! Every bit helps, and we are very grateful to everyone who helps spread the word about what we do!


Taco is currently looking for a forever home.

What is your favourite Perth dog park?

NOR, our dogs enjoy visiting Whiteman Park Dog Park and SOR, Peace Park, Parmelia, as they both fully enclosed and have a variety of obstacles, paw-fect for fun & exercise for the pooches.


Foxy is currently looking for a forever home.

Anything else you would like to add about DFL Rescue?

DFL can be found online at www.dfldogrescue.com.au and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dflrescue – “Share” our posts to help find foster & forever homes for our furry friends!
Please direct any enquiries to dflrescue@gmail.com

Please also note all of the dogs pictured are currently seeking their forever homes. If you are interested, please get in touch.