These three lucky souls have found a permanent home at Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary. <3
This was until recently, a group of 4 goats – but tragically one of them suddenly passed away (Patsy), leaving her human companion and paddock mates distraught. Currently they are living in Kalgoorlie but their time is very limited there as the owner needs to move away. Luanne is willing to transport the goats down to Perth for the right home(s), so please do get in touch if you think you can help one or more of them. We would be very happy to hear from you.
“Rosemary is a female Saanen Goat who came into my life at around 5 months old as a friend for Patsy with her brother Nugget. They were happy and full of life but unfortunately the beautiful affectionate Nugget passed away suddenly from bloat. Sadly, Rosemary took Nuggets passing badly as they had been inseparable, she mourned deeply and didn’t come near me for weeks as I think maybe she thought I had hurt Nugget and was somehow responsible for his death. Her whole personality changed, she withdrew from everyone, becoming cautious and quiet – it was so sad to see. Over time she is slowly finding her confidence again but she still has a way to go with this. She has made friends with Patsy and follows her around everywhere, even though Patsy bosses her around they have a respectful and essential relationship. She is a beautiful girl who is yet to show her full personality due to her grief, she will need a loving and gentle home to help her to on her journey to heal her broken heart.”
Things to know about Rosemary;
3-4 years old – comes to her name – gentle and has never used her horns on people – good with dogs and chickens – quiet and waits her turn at feed time – has the most beautiful nature – not an escape artist – her favourite thing to do is to hang out with her goat friends and go to the dog park in the car.
Now that Patsy has gone, Rosemary is back at square one with her confidence and is mourning the loss of her friend. She would need to go to a very caring and gentle handler who can help her feel safe and loved. It would be nice if Rosemary could be rehomed with Jackie so that she has someone familiar with her, but if that isn’t possible then she would make a good paddock mate with another female or neutered goat of similar age and temperament.
“Jackie is a castrated male, he was 4 months old when I got him. Jackie was originally found with his deceased mum on side of the road – he was still attached to his mums umbilical chord. He was hand raised and when I got him at 4 months Jackie would hang out with my dogs as he was too young to be with the older, bossier goats. Jackie loved hanging out with the dogs they were best mates and he would join in and come inside to lay with them on the dog beds. He is very friendly and comes to his name, you can approach him at any time. He is great with other animals as he used to ride in the car (along with the dogs and other goats) for trips to the dog park. Once Billy arrived Jackie and he become the best of friends, which made Jackie very happy as he now had a goat mate that didn’t boss him around and protected him from the girls. Jackie was dehorned when he was young (sadly) but they are growing back now. He has one horn that now grows into his head and needs to be regularly trimmed to avoid injury. Jackie is a beautiful boy who is very tame and loves his goat family.”
Things to know about Jackie;
2-3 years old – beautifully behaved around children and adults – not at all pushy – polite – enjoys car rides – secretly wishes he knew how to drive – has never tried to jump any fences – his favourite thing to do is to find something high to sleep on.
“Billy is a castrated male who came into my life as a rescue – he had been dumped in the wild to fend for himself after being a pet for years. He (and 2 other goats) ended up in the pound and I saved him from there before they put him down. I really had to fight to get him and very sadly, was not able to acquire the other two so they didn’t make it. Billy is a very very friendly boy who loves his cuddles and is always rubbing his head up on you. He just loves his affection! He can come across a little boisterous with his forceful desire to rub up against you but he has a beautiful nature and means you no harm. He always comes to his name, especially if you have food. Since Billy arrived, he has claimed top position (over Patsy) and it only took him one day to do it. This wasn’t a bad thing as Patsy was too bossy with the others but now that Billy is on the scene, she has calmed down a little, which is nice for everyone. Billy is good with the other animals, he’s not afraid to let the dogs know if they get in his space too much by feinting a head-swing at them. (he rarely actually connects). Billy is great with adults and children but you do need to take care with him as he forgets he has horns so when he displays his affection by rubbing his head on you, it can get a little rough, but he is harmless. Billy has a slight funny walk for reasons unknown, perhaps due to his age, otherwise he is in great health. Billy doesn’t jump high due to his leg issue so he is not one to try and escape or jump on top of things. He is a really beautiful boy who deserves a safe and loving forever home.”
Things to know about Billy;
6+ years old – loves his food and always has to be in to eat first – super affectionate – doesn’t realise he has horns – loves being the boss of the goats – is the mediator and keeps the herd peaceful – loves to ride in the car with the other goats and dogs – not recommended for a home with small children wanting to interact with him unsupervised – mildly jealous that the dogs get to ride up front – has the most adorable nature – his favourite activity is cuddles and head rubs.
Things to know before you adopt goats:
- Good sturdy ring lock fencing (not post and rail as they can jump that).
- Shelter from the elements.
- Good feed (it is a myth that goats eat garbage and tin cans) including “browse” which includes shrubs and bushes – goats prefer that to grazing grass.
- Regular worming and nail trimming.
- Access to a vet if anything should ever happen to their health.
Jackie’s horn needs to be checked and trimmed whenever needed (not very often), and Billy’s funny walk just needs to be monitored.
Rosemary, Jackie & Billy will be wormed, hooves trimmed and vaccinated (if required) before handover to their new family. An adoption fee of $90 (or $30 ea) applies.
We hope you can help us to help these lovely goats.. please fill in the Expression of Interest form below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt.
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