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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DCH is looking for volunteers to become foster carers for dogs in need.

Can you open up your home and yard to a needy dog to help give them a second chance?

Become a foster carer today. For more information on foster care and to apply for foster care, please click here.

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Jack Russell X Shihtzu - male - 10 years

Dexter Needs a good sized yard where Dexter is the only dog where he can be dependant on his human contact.

- very friendly and safe at home (ie he doesn’t bite people and you feel safe around him - he won’t unexpectedly turn on you)

- he looks you in the eye and has a wonderful sense of people’s emotions. He can tell if you’re feeling sad, etc and will approach you gently and is very comforting ie top dog in that sense

- has soft coat (not coarse hair) and doesn’t shed much

- he doesn’t bark in the house, nice and quiet. However when outside he will bark.

- when you sit on the sofa he comes to sit next to you but doesn’t force himself on you or try to lick you ie he bothers you gently

- he eats well and drinks lots of water ie he looks healthy and is not a fussy eater although I think he’s been raised on canned food not homemade

- he loves to catch flies and chase birds

- he is fit and takes you on good walks

- he doesn’t damage inside furniture

- he is toilet trained

- he needs a comfortable back yard to run around as he’s too full of energy. Needs a medium to large size yard,

- he becomes very aggressive around other dogs and you have to be very careful when walking him

- he does sporadically get aggressive with other people when you walk him (as with previous point, Bondi where he currently is temporarly located is very dog and people busy so you have to be very cautious with him

The dog was surrendered by the owner as they have been hospitalised long term and cannot care for the dogs any more.

He is approx 9 years old.

2/1/18. He is now located in Londonderry

Dexter has been in foster care since 28 December 2017, for 2 months

Ochie and Luckie

Ochie and Luckie

JRT and Terrier x - male - 10 years and 7 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 7 months



Poodle - female - 10 years and 1 month

Sponsorship Needed

Cap is a sweet and gentle mini poodle who loves cuddles and pats. She is good around people and other dogs but can get territorial in her foster home (she barks if she hears the neighbor's dog barking).

She is currently looking for a new forever home.

She is approximately 10 years old.

She has come into rescue due to some ongoing health issues which will need attention for the rest of her life.

Forever medication (roughly $75/month):

Eyes: Medicated eye ointment for her dry eyes.

Heart: 2x daily heart med capsule taken on an empty stomach one hour before breakfast and one hour before dinner. She doesn't eat these easily.
Skin: Disinfectant shampoo twice weekly

She has recently undergone the following proecdures:

Teeth scale and clean
Two rotten teeth extractions
Removal of 4 x lumps which were tested and were pronounced benign. This surgery left multiple large incisions on her belly with stitches. The stitches are now out and she is recovering. She had tonsillitis which is getting better.
She was on steroid medication for her skin up until the surgery. She may need to go back onto it.

Her vet fees were in excess of $1600. If you can help sponsor some of these costs please see how below.

Cappuccino has been in foster care since 01 January 2018, for 2 months



staffy X - male - 2 years and 1 month

What a seriously gorgeous and handsome boy Charlie is. Originally owned by a couple, then placed into a pound after being shuffled through a few different homes. Finally he has found himself in the company of friends and he loves it.
Charlie's nature is very sweet and evenly tempered. He is gently playful given he really is only a young boy and has lots to experience. He understands simple commands and is very friendly and eager to please. Sleeps in at night on his bed and is fully toilet trained, not fussy with his food or over needy. What we must state clearly is that Charlie loves company, he has to have company, his just that type of personality. At the moment he is in care with both cats and dogs and enjoys them both. From what we can see he seems to not be a reactive type of dog either. He is a strong boy though. He walks well on a lead and needs his daily exercise. We feel Charlie would be suited to a family with another dog of similar disposition or a stay home parent or indvidual. Charlie is great with children also, even though this is the case, supervision is always recommend when with a dog of Charlie's size.
If you wish to meet Charlie he is in care at Revesby NSW.
Contact DCH carer Rod on 0418239763

Charlie has been in foster care since 22 February 2018, for 1 month

Rocky The Rotti

Rocky The Rotti

Rottweiler X Bull Mastiff - male - 2 years and 1 month

Say hello to Rocky The Rotti! He's actually a Rotti x Bull Mastiff and is taller than your average purebred rottweiler, and he is an absolute DREAM!

Coming from a very loving home, Rocky had to say goodbye to his owner just before his 2nd birthday, as they were relocating overseas and were unable to manage the expense of quarantine and flights to take him with them. It was a very hard decision to make for them, and when you meet Rocky you will understand - he is gorgeous!

He is very well trained and doesn't jump up on people, knows how to heel on lead (so doesn't pull), sits and waits for his food, has solid recall and LOVES going for car rides. He is also very well toilet trained and is suitable for apartment living (yes, even big dogs can manage inside with the right lifestyle and daily exercise!).

He is also cat friendly and has ignored the chooks and horses on the farm aswell.

Basically if you are after a fully-trained, loveable companion who will follow you around the house and who is happiest when snoozing at your feet, or walking around the house with his favourite fluffy-toy, then Rocky is for you!

He comes with his very own dog-couch, automatic ball thrower, seatbelt harness (for car rides), clicker (for training), lead, collar, blankie, water/food bowl and toys.

Rocky The Rotti has been in foster care since 01 March 2018, for 3 weeks



English Staffy - male - 3 years

Zeus finds himself inbetween homes after his original owners could no longer look after him.

He is very playful and energetic but also loves to cuddle up to people, he’s very well behaved he’s got general training like sitting, shaking and toilet trained to go outside only just might take a few weeks to get him to learn his new rules in a new home. He’s good with kids as his old owners had some and they were all over him. I think his old owners hit him a lot because he can get a bit scared if you raise your hand too quick.

Zeus comes microchipped, vaccinated and desexed for a just a reimbursement of his desexing costs.

If you can help young Zeus to get the stable, loving family he deserves then please contact me.



British Bulldog - female - 1 year and 1 month

This young girl has come into care needed some extensive vet work. She has luxating patella's and eye issues which will both need corrective surgery. This is estimated to cost $2,000 and we are seeking donations to help sponsor her surgery.

She will obviously not be ready for adoption until after these have been done and she has fully recovered but luckily for her we do have a list of eager families waiting to meet her afterwards, so at this stage no adoption enquiries please.

Storm has been in foster care since 07 March 2018, for 2 weeks



Weimaraner - female - 7 years and 2 months

Lulu loves cuddles and curling up at your feet, she isn't a barker but can take a while to find her voice, she is great in the car and loves dinner time. Is good on the lead and loves going walking. Not too interested in playing with stuffed toys.

She has been rehomed from Townsville about 2 months ago but has not settled with the other dog in home. This is a private rehoming.

Vaccinations are currently up to date. She is Desexed
No known medical issues.
Behavioural Issues: Just a note that she tends to dig if not walked and exercised daily
She is Ok with kids. She needs a few weeks to adjust to other dogs but can be dominant.
She is house trained.

Located in Kellyville Ridge



English Staffy - male - 11 years

"My name is Jax, I'm a friendly, obedient, and VERY affectionate. My owner died and I miss him a lot.

I'm 11 years old, but not much slower than when I was young! I am bouncy and LOVE walks even with my touch of arthritis.
The humans here love me but I'd love a home with a human of my own. (No cats though, I just can't stand them.)

Would you like to share my enthusiastic cuddles, happy walks, slobbery kisses and devoted attention? Those are my best talents!"

We have had him for a month or so and Jax is great with my teenagers and dogs. I would not recommend him with younger kids because if startled or touched on a sensitive spot he can growl (he is starting to lose a bit of peripheral vision). He is relatively well trained, he knows Sit, Lay Down, Back, On your bed. We have taught him a new skill, lying down before eating, and not eating until the command "OK!".

We are home a lot which is good, he needs a fair bit of company. Best suited to a home with another dog/s, and/or someone around the house a lot. We did not know his previous owner so not sure what his life was like before. He is still suffering a little anxiety from all the upheaval in his life but he is SUCH a loving and sweet dog, just a darling to have around, he deserves lots of walks and a great loving home.

If you can offer Jax the retirement home he deserves please contact us.