A lifetime of love and commitment
Caring for dingoes can be a special and rewarding experience, as much as it can be a challenging and complex one.
Unlike dogs, dingoes are a natural species that have existed for over 18,000 years. They are one of the world's most ancient and unchanged canid species. Having existed for such a long time, dingoes have developed unique characteristics that make them one of the planet's most adaptable and successful predators.
These ancient characteristics are hard-wired into every dingo, making them very different to dogs. This uniqueness is what makes caring for dingoes both a special and challenging experience that can last up to 25 years.
Having a dingo as a companion animal is not an easy task, and is certainly not one that should be taken lightly. Their ways of thinking and acting are very different to the domestic ways of a dog, which if not understood can get the dingo and their owners into trouble or danger.
Every year across Australia an unknown number of dingoes are illegally dumped, surrendered to animal shelters, or euthanised as a result of unsuccessful care.
Dingo Den believes that the life of every dingo, including hybrids, is unique and precious. Therefore, our primary mission is to empower dingo owners to become the best dingo carers they can possibly be.
Understanding and appreciating dingo nature and needs is the key that enables carers to provide their dingoes with the happiest, healthiest and most rewarding lives imaginable.
To assist in that venture, we are pleased to offer a growing library of information and resources to ensure your dingo is offered the best chance at life.