Over 70 Animals Being Removed from 'Designer Puppy' Breeder North of Perth

Over 70 Animals Being Removed from 'Designer Puppy' Breeder North of Perth

RSPCA WA Inspectors are in the process of removing approx. 46 dogs and puppies and 20 cats and kittens from a property in the Shire of Gingin (67kms north of Perth) today, which appears to be a large-scale breeding operation for ‘designer’ pets – including French Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Maltese, Shih Tzu as well as Sphynx and Munchkin cats.

RSPCA WA was alerted to the property by a member of the public whose suspicions were raised when they sighted several dogs and one deceased dog near the semi-rural residence. 

The Inspector assigned to the initial report discovered the breeding operation and notified the local Shire; with the animals’ owners failing to comply with dog and cat ownership by-laws that prohibit residents in the Shire of Gingin from keeping more than two dogs at a residence without prior council approval.

To avoid paying significant fines for breaching dog and cat ownership laws, the animals’ owners were ordered to surrender all but 4 of the animals into the care of RSPCA WA to be rehomed. 6 animals are being held by the Shire of Gingin which the owners can apply to have returned at a later date.

The animals appear to be in overall good condition and will be properly assessed by the RSPCA’s veterinary team in the coming days. Five animals were removed from the property yesterday and brought to the RSPCA Animal Care Centre in Malaga to commence treatment in preparation for rehoming.

RSPCA WA is part of a working group consulting with the WA Government (Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries) to develop a framework for legislation of dog breeding which will, among other measures:

  • Establish a centralised registration system to identify a puppy at the point of sale or adoption, so consumers will know exactly where their new pet has come from;
  • Introduce mandatory standards for dog breeding, housing, husbandry and transport, so consumers will know that their puppy is has come from a sound, healthy environment;
  • Introduce a targeted inspection and enforcement system to ensure compliance.

(This story is currenlty unfolding and will be updated as more information comes to hand).



  • Maureen Litton:

    19 Jan 2018 12:34:31

    Ban puppy farms ,it doesn’t matter if there in good condition it’s later on when there problems occur it’s not fair on animals that love us unconditionally

  • Sarah:

    19 Jan 2018 12:50:29

    Thank goodness there are organisations like yourselves around, thank you.
    When and where will these dogs be up for adoption?
    Kind regards

  • Sarah:

    19 Jan 2018 12:50:30

    Thank goodness there are organisations like yourselves around, thank you.
    When and where will these dogs be up for adoption?
    Kind regards

  • Valarie burgess:

    19 Jan 2018 12:57:40

    Do you need help with Reno ING?? I am in SA kind regards

  • Karen Anderson:

    19 Jan 2018 13:08:53


    I am after a small fluffy kind of dog.

    If you can let me know what dogs/puppies you have rescued i am able to have/purchase one of those puppies :)

    i.e Maltese, Shih Tzu etc.

    I’d be very grateful to be considered as i have 3 children at home (teenagers), to which would be very excited to own another puppy again….

    My house is fully fenced off and we have an indoor cat as well.

    Many Thanks

    Karen Anderson
    (address and contact details supplied)

  • Concerned about laws:

    19 Jan 2018 14:54:26

    The law for Gingin according to your article is 2 dogs only per household.

    Why are these animal abusers allowed to keep 4?? That is breaking the law.
    Why is the shire of Gingin (taxpayers) housing 4 more of them at cost so the ‘owner’ (abusers) can get 4 of them back later?
    Why can they simply give the animals away to avoid the fine? They have been profiteering of illegal animals for who knows how long and they arn’t getting a fine or jail sentence??

    What is wrong with this state and the powers that be?
    What’s the point in even having any laws?
    So the law abiding citizens can obey them and the scum that ignore the laws are allowed too?!?

    WA government you suck. No wonder everyone is screaming for a whole new political party and overhaul of this system. The powers in charge are utterly useless or lazy or corrupt or all three.

  • Kayla otley:

    19 Jan 2018 14:55:15

    Hi I just wanted to see what breed dogs were bought in recently to the Malaga rescue centre, and if I can be in line to adopt one please.
    Kayla Otley

  • Donna Paice:

    19 Jan 2018 17:04:02

    Firstly, good job! I’m so pleased you rescued those poor animals from Gin Gin. I thought your spokesperson on the news last night, talking about people who leave dogs in cars was excellent.

    I am interested in adopting a French bulldog if one is available. I have a 7 month old female Cavoodle, who would love a fur brother or sister. I’m happy with a male or female of any colour. I don’t care if it’s a puppy of young dog. I can offer a home with secure yards, adults only and the run of the house. There are pet doors to all external entrances to the yard. My dog sleeps in our room but there are beds in the living areas too. I know Frenchies need to have a cool place in the heat so my set up is ideal. My girl spends most of her time on the couch under the aircon vent on warm days!

    Please let me know how I can apply.


  • Jim Edwards:

    19 Jan 2018 17:08:06

    Hi .Saw the article on the news about the animals in the so called puppy farm .i would like to register myself for a rehomiing or adoption of one of the smaller dogs .
    How can I do this . Thanks Jim Edwards

  • Mel Chitty:

    19 Jan 2018 17:36:25


    I would be interested in adopting one of the french bulldogs that was rescued from GINGIN could you keep me informed as to when I may be able to drop by to Malaga please.

    Thank you kindly
    Mel Chitty

  • Anita Carr:

    19 Jan 2018 18:21:30

    Would love the opportunity to offer a french bulldog
    A loving Safe forever home
    It is my dream to mother a lil frenchie girl
    I am a mature age person
    Had dogs all my life
    Lost my Labradoodle
    Alice at age 16yrs…..a year
    Ago …..please contact
    0403 754 281

  • Penny mudge:

    19 Jan 2018 18:59:09

    I am really interested in adopting a chihuahua puppy from the gin gin doggy farm. If they become available, a puppy would be best but I wouldn’t say no to having a look at any. Thanking you Penny Mudge

  • Kirsty Bassanelli:

    19 Jan 2018 19:02:44

    I would love to know when these dogs become available for adoption. Would love to give one a new loving home.

  • Mandy Lane:

    19 Jan 2018 19:29:48

    May we please be considered to adopt a French Bulldog puppy? We are currently foster parents for SABBR and would love to welcome a Frenchie into our home.

  • Geraldine Pieterse:

    19 Jan 2018 20:42:15

    Hi if the Munchkon cats are to be re-homed we would be very interested in a adopting one. Thanks for all you do Regards Geraldine

  • Erin Cable:

    20 Jan 2018 11:18:47

    I’d be happy to take an older dog off you.

  • Michele De Bruyn:

    20 Jan 2018 14:41:53


    I currently have the two following pets which are adored by our family:
    - 1 x French Bulldig (Fawn) 9 months of age
    - 1 x Blue Burmese cat 3 1/2 years of age

    We were considering adopting the following:
    - 1 x French Bulldog (Puppy or adult)
    - 1 x Cat / Kitten (Ragdoll, Sphinx, Russian Blue)

    We reside in Claremont, Perth, WA

    We would like to give pets there forever home. Specifically, any of those seized in the most recent raid in Gingin

  • Maree OReilly:

    20 Jan 2018 18:07:34

    How does a person get one of the purebred cats to give it a loving home? I have 1 cat i think would love the company

  • Agnes Zlotek Petit:

    20 Jan 2018 18:13:37

    Hi there. I am very interested to adopt a small dog and live with my husband and my teenager daughter. Could you give me an idea when these dogs will be available. Thank you very much. Regards. Agnes

  • Kaylin:

    20 Jan 2018 18:30:57

    Hi there,
    Very concerning news story, was wondering if there are any Sphynx cats that need rehoming, I would love to give one of those guys there first loving home.
    If you’re interested please contact me via email


  • Belle Johnstone:

    20 Jan 2018 20:51:15

    We would be interested in assisting with rehoming

  • Maureen Cole:

    23 Jan 2018 10:36:37

    I would like to adopt one of the small dogs

  • Mark:

    23 Jan 2018 21:22:01

    Hi I’m interested in adopting one of the French bulldog puppy’s (girl) when they become available

  • Maxine lake:

    24 Jan 2018 20:27:58

    We have been searching for a Maltese dog since the passing of our 16 yo Maltese and would be very happy to provide a loving home should a Maltese be available. We are a retired couple and live in Greenwood.
    Our contact number is 04xx xxx xxx.
    Thank you.

  • Amanda:

    24 Jan 2018 21:49:31

    Very sad. I hope all these animals become strong an healthy fit to move onto loving homes.. I would love to know when these lil guys need new homes id definitely bring 1 home for lots of loving.

  • Fennis Arndt:

    25 Jan 2018 18:04:46

    If you are looking for people to adopt any of the dogs or pups. My mother who has just lost her dog in October, would be very interested. Please advise of any adoption opportunities. My mobile is 04xxx xxx xxx. Thank you, Fennis

  • nola dunn:

    30 Jan 2018 16:36:06

    Hello…..I am inquiring about the dogs you have in care from Gingin. Would there be any puppies and if so when would they be ready to go to new homes? My little puppy dog Sassy passed away in December she was nearly 15 years old and has left a big emptiness in my home and life. I have my own home in Ellenbrook and it is all fenced in and dog safe. Sassy was never left out side at all she was a inside girl. I live across the road from 2 big parks and I would walk her there……..Hopefully there might be a little girl puppy at the RSPCA that I could adopt……Kind regards Nola Dunn

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