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.

Foster Carers Wanted

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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Mastiff X - female - 2 years and 4 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. 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 was reluctantly returned to DCH due to her new owner needing to move overseas. During the 4 months with here new owner Cassie was put through a vigorous training program helping her to improve in her obedience.
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 8 months



Poodle - female - 10 years and 3 months

Sponsorship Needed

Cap is a sweet and gentle mini poodle who loves cuddles and pats, looking for her new forever home. She is good around people and other dogs (never fights, barks or growls except if she is on her own territory if she hears the neighbor's dog barking).

She has come into rescue after being found on the streets in December. Due to some ongoing health issues, the pound she was in was not able to keep her for long and so reached out to our foster carers.
She underwent and successfully responded to the following procedures while in foster care:

Teeth scale and clean
-Two rotten teeth extractions which prevented her from eating properly which is now all better
-Removal of lumps which were tested and were pronounced benign and the stitches are fully healed).
She was on steroid medication for her skin up until the surgery but not any more.

Ongoing medication (roughly $70/month):

-Eyes: Medicated eye ointment for her dry eyes.

-Heart: 2x daily heart med liquid taken on an empty stomach one hour before breakfast and one hour before dinner. She takes this very easily.

Her medical procedure fees were in excess of $1700. If you can help sponsor some of these costs please see how below. *Update 20/4/18: thanks to Jayne, Fiona, Suzanne, Rosita, Robert, Katie and Emily for their donations which have covered $1300 of Cap's vet fees so far*

Cappuccino has been in foster care since 01 January 2018, for 4 months



staffy X - male - 2 years and 2 months

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 2 months

Rocky The Rotti

Rocky The Rotti

Rottweiler X Bull Mastiff - male - 2 years and 3 months

**27/4/18 UPDATE from foster carer: Rocky has been having an absolute BLAST these last 2 months with me! We take regular drives to the farm where he gets to enjoy swimming in the dam, running through the paddocks and being a fabulous farm dog. When we're home in Sydney, he and I enjoy his daily walks at the dog park and he keeps me company when at home. His potential home didn't work out due to transport issues and timing, so Rocky is back up for adoption due to no fault of his own. I am really enjoying my time with him, but I have now responded to all email enquiries, and am ready for him to start meeting potential families again!**

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 2 months



English Staffy - male - 3 years and 2 months

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.



Kelpie Cross - female - 2 months and 4 weeks

Hi I'm Tina. If you look closely at the photo, that's me in the background.
My brother wanted all the attention so I gave it to him. I was transported from a Country pound along with 3 siblings. I am currently living with 2 large dogs and a kitten who have taken me under their paws and we are affectionate towards each other. We all sleep cuddled up together except for the chickens who sleep outside. I was born about the end of February which makes me approximately 12 weeks old. I'm pure black and full of energy.
I have been microchipped and wormed and have my first of three monthly vaccinations but not yet desexed. However, if you'd like to meet me, I'll be only too happy to meet you. I hope to meet you soon so I can settle into my furever home.

Tina has been in foster care since 25 April 2018, for 4 weeks



Great Dane - male - 2 years and 1 month

Sid has sadly been surrendered to DCH as his owner is allergic to him. He has been raised since a puppy in a family home with cats and small dogs and he is great with them having a loving, gentle nature.

He is a well behaved boy but being large does need an owner experienced with handling a large dog and all that comes with that (ie kids can be knocked over easily). Like many great danes Sid can be timid at first but then is very adoring once he gets to know you, he can similarly be wary of other large dogs on first meeting, but with positive reinforcement over a couple of meetings he will be good friends with them.

Sid has been in foster care since 26 April 2018, for 4 weeks



Wolfhound X - female - 1 year

Stella is a beautiful one year old Wolfhound X. She is much smaller than a purebred Wolfhound and is about half the height of a purebred Wolfhound.

She is super friendly and will take to you straight away. She loves both people and other dogs. She loves to run and play in the park and playing with other dogs. I have four dogs of my own and I have never seen them play with another dog the way they play with Stella. She is always playing with one or other of them. Even my 10 year old Terrier X, Teddy, who doesn't like many dogs, loves playing with Stella.

Being only a 1 year old Stella still needs some training and is still in the puppy/young dog phase of life. This means she still likes to play with shoes and the like and you can't keep these types of things lying about.

Stella would benefit from some training and would benefit from someone who has the patience to teach this young girl what is expected of her. She loves nothing more than spending times with you. She would be a great family pet but is not suitable for a family with very young children. She would also make a great playmate for another dog. If you don't have a family she would also be suitable for you.

She needs about half an hour exercise a day and is good but not perfect on the lead.

Stella has been in foster care since 30 April 2018, for 3 weeks



Kelpie Cross Staffy - male - 2 months and 4 weeks

Hi I'm Oscar. I was brought from a Country Pound to Sydney in April with my brother and 2 sisters. I am a friendly pup and have been in the company of two lovely mature female canines. I am mischievious like all pups and love my food. I'm looking forward to spending the rest of my life with new friends, both human and furry.

Oscar has been in foster care since 17 May 2018, for 4 days