CHEVY the rottweiler is the Examiner's pet of the week for this edition.
The two-year-old female dog was surrendered to Port Stephens Animal Refuge.
Mary Hickie, owner of the Williamtown-based refuge, said Chevy was a "nice girl" that is "extremley trainable".
"She's only been with us a few days but she has taken to training really well," Ms Hickie said.
Chevy is black and tan and has a smooth, short hair coat.
She is a large dog, but slender.
Ms Hickie said Chevy was surrendered by her owners as they were unable to spend enough time with her. She is a nice natured dog, Ms Hickie said, and has shown protective instincts since being at the pound.
"She would make a good guard dog," Ms Hickie said.
She would make a good guard dog.Mary Hickie
Chevy is suitable for any type of family, especially one that has time to continue her training and to exercise her.
Ms Hickie said Chevy would also be okay for a home with children, but would need a little time to get used to them. The cost to adopt Chevy is $285.
The fee covers the cost of vaccinations, desexing, microchipping and a lifetime registration.
For more information about Chevy, phone Port Stephens Animal Refuge on 4965 0100.