Dogs in our Care

These dogs and puppies have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer foster carers who provide the dog with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. Dogs are located throughout Sydney, Australia.

Please note that descriptions of a dog's breed, age and size are given in good faith and are based on assessment of the dog's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any dogs listed.

All dogs listed come desexed, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and over 6 months of age heartworm tested.

Please note the age of each animal listed below updates daily.

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Labrador x Staffy - male - 3 years and 5 months

Benson is an exuberant and very friendly 3 year old Lab/Staffy cross. He has been with the one family since a puppy, grown up around young children (including a baby) and is very loving and gentle.

House-trained, de-sexed, vaccinated, chipped and healthy, Benson loves to run and play with other dogs at the park - but he’s also very content to cuddle with his people of an evening. He currently sleeps inside at the foot of the bed and loves car rides, but could be more obedient on the leash when walking.

He has lived with an older cat (that suffered his playful sniffs with dignity) and he has happily spent weekends staying with friends dogs. Benson needs a home that can give him the regular exercise that he needs and deserves in order to be really happy, ideally with energetic children or another dog. Benson requires good fencing.

Benson is in urgent need of a new home as he is currently impounded at the Ku-ring-gai Pound.



Rotti x - female - 9 years and 2 months

Missy has just been rescued from the pound where she'd run out of time. She is simply a delightful dog! Very loyal and very young for her age. She walks quietly on the lead when out for walks. Missy LOVES people and loves getting cuddles. She is very good to handle around food. Missy still has lots of life in her and she is such a gorgeous girl she deserves to find herself a forever home.

Missy has been in foster care since 12 August 2017, for 2 months

Ochie and Luckie

Ochie and Luckie

JRT and Terrier x - male - 10 years and 2 months

This lovely older couple have come into care after being surrendered to the pound when their elderly owner could no longer look after them. They must be rehomed together as Ochie particularly is very bonded and stressed without Luckie.

Ochie is 10.5 years and Luckie is 11 years old so we are seeking a loving retirement home for these two lovely dogs.

Both are used to indoor living, they love men, women and children (Luckie particularly just adores kids and playing fetch with his squeaky toy). They show no signs of digging, jumping etc and are just very happy dogs with ever wagging tails. They have never lived with cats before so probably a cat free home is the best.

Both dogs come up to date with all vet work, including recent dental treatment.

Ochie and Luckie has been in foster care since 20 August 2017, for 2 months



Mastiff X - female - 1 year and 9 months

Cassie is not only a beautiful looking girl but very well mannered and gentle in nature. She has a loving playful side to her that just makes her adorable to whoever she meets. Very well socialized (in care with another dog see photo) and loves the company of all, rides well in the car, walks nicely on a lead and is great with children. Cassie is a medium/large sized dog and may still fill out some given she is only 18mths old. Exercising her with walks and leash free runs is part of her weekly routine. She is very obedient for the limited training she has had and will undoubtedly improve with your help and loving care. Cassie has been sleeping inside at night with no issues (toilet trained) once snuggled up in her spot she doesn't move, that could also be on you if invited .We are looking for an active, fun filled family or person’s environment for Cassi where she is accepted and loved for sweet personality and loving nature. There is one thing we must tell you about Cassi, she can jump fences with the ease of an Olympian. So your fencing will have to be colour bond at minimum as when you go out she will try to find a way to join you. That is something that may change over time as she settles into a new forever happy home. When dogs are kept in pounds for extended periods as in Cassi’s case, over 2 months, many want to get out anyway they can, this may be her reasoning? Being in a home where she is happy and loved, over time that may change? Best to still have the high fencing. Cassie loves the company of other dogs but doesn't like sharing her food during feeding time, so if you have another dog best to feed them separately.
Cassie is vaccinated, de sexed and micro chipped and ready to go to a loving home.

Cassi has been in foster care since 09 September 2017, for 1 month



staffy X - female - 5 months and 3 weeks

Hi, my name is Molly! I am a beautiful, young, energetic Staffy X looking for new adventures with a fun filled,loving, active family or individual. I love treats, toys and the company of other dogs and I don’t mind to share my food during feeding time. I am a clever pup and very attentive to learning new tricks and commands, I walk well on the lead and love my leash free weekly runs. I will need you to keep up with my training and socialization, as this will help improve my doggie etiquette which will also help me to bond with all I come into contact with. I can be a little excitable and jumpy when meeting new friends. I am a pretty affable girl and enjoy the company of all new friends, especially children. If you have another dog at home, please be sure to bring them in to meet me. I live in and out of my foster carer’s home and I am trying my best with toilet training as I sleep inside at night. I am on a mission to please you and to discover my full potential, though I am still a puppy I will respond well to training when given the time, love and patience. I am vaccinated, de-sexed, micro chipped, health check, wormed & flea treated. I am ready to go to a loving, fun filled happy home where I can become part of the family.

molly has been in foster care since 18 September 2017, for 1 month



poodle - male - 5 years and 1 month

Hi I’m Sua. I’ve been in Foster Care for a week now and will be for the next 2 months. I am recovering from some medical procedures which were incurred due to the sad reality of my previous owners neglect and abandonment. I was found dirty, very scared,sore and sad. I received the medical attention I needed from Liverpool Animal Shelter. The next day Fiona came and took me to her home. I now feel safe and am beginning to settle in to a new way of life slowly. I have put on weight and now am 7 kilo’s and just over 5 yrs old. I get anxious when meeting new people; I tend to bark at them for a while before slowly making their acquaintance. I am a small but brave boy with a big loving heart and hope to find a forever home with a person or family who will care for me and love me.
In the last week I have come out of my shell and am loving life.
The first time I went for a walk with my carer, I didn’t walk well on the lead, opting for her to carry me most of the distance. The second time she was less tolerant and I walked all the way only jumping up twice, however I completed the distance.
I want to play more now with my furry companions but my carer is still cautious as my jaw needed to be wired together due to an old accident. I was racing around the yard yesterday darting back and forth playing with my carer. I got excited and after awhile I wanted to be carried again.
I eat well and have graduated from eating sloppy mush to eating canned food mixed with homemade bone broth, twice a day. As long as it is not chunky I’ll be okay. I have dug out the other dogs hidden denta stix from the back yard but I can’t do much with them yet, however I will get better with my chewing though. I had 23 teeth removed.
I am bathed with a sensitive type of oatmeal shampoo, as my skin is pink and my mouth is bathed with a warm towel to get and of the dirt off from digging .
I have eye cream applied twice daily to my right eye and also cream applied under my chin until the wire in my jaw comes out in 7 weeks. Once this happens I should be more comfortable. My toe nails were neglected and now need to be trimmed bit by bit giving the quicks on each nail time to recede.
I am very affectionate and have a wide hugging capacity; my paws can reach around your neck.
I lick my paws at night sometimes, I can get a little anxious, but it’s not all the time. I like to snuggle on the lounge at night watching television with my head on my carer’s leg. I am in care with two other dogs and enjoy their company.
I used to cry at the back door each night after I was put to bed in the laundry, but I stopped that last night because I figured it didn’t do any good.
I’m slowly realizing that my life can now only get better from here. Never will I be abandoned or neglected again.
If you are interested in meeting Sua please contact Fiona on 0403320606

Sua has been in foster care since 21 September 2017, for 4 weeks



Bull Arab - female - 4 years and 1 month

What a pleasure it is to be caring for this incredibly beautiful gentle giving girl. A true gem.Charlotte is relaxed and easy going in her nature. Fit, healthy and strong with such a pretty face. Well balanced, smart and well behaved 4 year old girl. She does have some cheeky habits which I am learning about. May take clothes off the line and may pull out shoes, towels if accessible. May chew cushions and soft toys if left around. Easily fixed, I don't leave anything out that may tempt her interest. I believe this anxious behaviour will change the more she settles in to her new loving forever home and feels secure. I have chewy toys, balls and big bones etc to keep her preoccupied will I'm out. She is full of caring affection and an absolute joy to have around. Charlotte gets on great with children and enjoys the company other dogs, walks great on the lead, but can pull at times if interested in sniffing. I have been trialing her off the lead and she walks close by not reacting to other dogs or cats. She needs her daily walks, weekly leash free runs and playful times, enjoys to swim too. Really good on the recall and plays fetch with almost anything, loves the small soccer ball she has which is chewy and fun. She is gentle and well mannered, her size is a medium build and her markings beautifully unique. Charlotte is a strong dog. She loves her food and eats a lot, loves treats, is fed twice a day, not aggressive with her food around humans. She travels well in the car and love snuggles and cuddles and the couch and your bed. Easily listens if you ask her to jump off. An indoor and outdoor dog, sleeps in at night and completely toilet trained. Charlotte has come into DCH care from a very loving home, this is clear to see when you first meet her. The time and loving care that has been invested in this dog is incredible, we are really looking to settle her into the perfect permanent home. We are looking to re-home her to an active, loving family, ideally with another family dog which has a similar temperament to Charlotte for company, she loves company, playful caring children would keep her happy also. Charlotte need to become an integral part of the family. She will need a little time to adjust however has adjust quite quickly here at my home to her new surroundings and environment. Charlotte is such a very special girl, her loyalty is paramount. Charlotte is simply just a great dog!
Vaccinated, heartworm, mirochipped and de sexed. Charlotte is cared for by Traudy in Padstow NSW.

Charlotte has been in foster care since 26 September 2017, for 3 weeks



Staffy AM - male - 4 years and 1 month

Sometimes in life you find a dog that just leaves you speechless. Digger is one of those. Chilled and relaxed, he is very sure of himself, moves with ease and confidence, not bothered by much but clearly observant and focused. When meeting Digger it becomes very apparent that the amount of care, the time and effort, the human love and affection that has gone into raising this dog by the previous owner is extraordinary. Sadly she has been left absolutely heartbroken in having to let her rock as she told me go. You will find an intelligent well behaved, politely mannered and good natured temperament in Digger, a true and loyal friend to those that will welcome him into their family. He has adjusted well into care with DCH and we have no doubt he will adjust just as well when re-homed to a family or individual that suits his needs. Great with kids, friendly towards other dogs, walks well on the lead and loves weekly leash free strolls and runs. Handsome is an understatement, lean, healthy and strong, yet amiably gentle and very affectionate. Fed twice a day, is an in and outdoor dog, sleeping in at night. Digger is use to a lot of affection and loves on the floor cuddles. He will always greet you with you excitement when you arrived home however settles quickly knowing your home to stay. He travel’s brilliantly in the car on the front seat looking straight ahead at the goings on via your windscreen. So what’s the catch? Digger needs and lives for company. The company of humans or canine’s at home, preferably both. He has grown up and been in the company of another dog all his life and is clearly happier that way. Currently Digger is in care with a young Massiff X Female and they have become great friends (see dogs in care DCH Cassie) and alternatively could easily be adopted together to make a great pair of new family members.
Vaccinated, Mirco Chipped, de sexed and heart wormed Digger is in care at Revesby NSW. Contact Rod 0418239763

Digger has been in foster care since 28 September 2017, for 3 weeks



American Staffy X - female - 6 years and 5 months

After a long overdue stint in the pound Sasha has finally found the love and company of four foster carers, yes you read right! Cared for in a pet friendly unit block Sasha is walked mornings and evenings. Taken on day trips to Uni, where she basks in the sun or sits quietly in lecture rooms lapping up the attention and receiving pats and cuddles from all. Sasha has quickly acclimatized to her new carers, and has demonstrated protective behavior when in certain situations often in regards to males she doesn't know.With this in mind, when introduced in a neutral environment or in a coordinated manner, she has been more than comfortable. Sasha is good in the company of children given her gentle nature. She loves her play toys, travels well in the car and enjoys her food and treats however is not food driven. Sasha has a non destructive nature so is easily homed indoors for long periods of time, happy outside also, preferably both, sleeps in at night. She is most happy when in the company of friendly caring people.A favorite thing of hers to do is to sit in front of you, and then put her paw up just to touch you and if this doesn’t work, she drops and rolls and just looks so cute – you won’t be able to resist. She is gentle for her size and the perfect dog to have by your side. Not too good with small barky dogs or cats, however is interested in dogs of her own size if not overly dominate by nature. Loves her leash free runs and walks. Sasha is strong on the lead. We are working on this, walking her every day and we now make her sit before crossing the road. She is slowly getting there, but her nose gets in her way a bit – I can’t blame her at the moment with all the new smells she is experiencing in a new environment. She would need someone who is confident in their ability to keep her close and make sure she knows that when she is on the lead, she isn’t doing all the leading! We are looking for experienced dog owners. She is a kind and honest dog who laps up lots of love without demanding it. Sasha needs a strong personal bond with her new family. The security of knowing she has a valued place within a family unit and a fun filled future of happiness to look forward to with those she is destined to love and protect the most. Oh, I almost forgot, Sash is couch friendly!
Sasha is in care at Burwood Heights NSW. Contact : Gemma 0435939858
Gemma is happy to provide more photos or videos of Sasha if asked via text or mobile contact.

Sasha has been in foster care since 07 October 2017, for 2 weeks



German shep x cattle - male - 3 months

Hi everyone!

My name is Jack but my foster parents called me Socks (like Socrate, the greek philosopher) because I am all black but I have beautiful white socks on my back paws! I am a little adorable 3 month old puppy, my mum is a German Shepherd x Cattle Dog. I am extremely well built and I will become an excellent medium size guard or company dog!

I am very social and I bond with people instantly, I am very loyal and I never leave my owner's side! Everybody says I am smart and I pick up commands very quickly.

I have been rescued from a pond and I adapted very well into my new life - my favourite part of the day is when I get cuddles!!!

I love play time, but I also like to have a nap with my favourite toy. I make everybody happy as I already sleep well throughout the night!

You will fall in love with me instantly...

And who's a good dog?

...I am a good dog!

Jack has been in foster care since 17 October 2017, for 3 days