The Perth dogs have been booked to come here since November and the other 4 newbies have been local surrenders this week.
Frankly I am amazed by our numbers atm, I would never have expected things to be this bad in my wildest dreams.
I haven't taken an interstate dog since Gomez & Lockie in early December, but then other than Moby and Lockie I haven't rehomed any in that time either. So since Gomez and Lockie, and until the baby this evening the only newbie we have had in has been Rosie and given she was in Mildura, we were the closest port of call for her.
I have actually asked NOT to be alerted of interstate dogs since the beginning of the year as we are obviously overflowing. But then so are the other states!
Apparently Pei are not at all popular in WA, so although we tried to rehome Koda over there for the past 6 weeks or so, we didn't get one application on him.
Also, we have had some long termers here for various reasons. Gomez, Lockie given his bad leg (he is a VERY lucky boy that he has a forever home so quickly....he has an exceptional nature and his new family just want him to be settled and to give him the love and medical attention he deserves - its a really nice story)! Then Elwood & Cooper, both of who needed extra time to become rehomable. I have no idea why we still have Jake as he is another lovely puppy. And then there is Diesel and his eye issue which seems to get worse on a daily basis. (He has a specialists appointment on Thursday this week coming).
Hope that answers your question to a point, but in short....too many dogs not enough suitable adoptive parents atm