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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Jess

Jess

Greyhound - female - 11 years and 2 months

JESS is 10 years old and loves to stand up and give you cuddles at every chance she can. She is great with little (and big) dogs as we have a little jack Russell who loves to kiss and play with JESS all the time .

Jess is a typical greyhound and has her 30 seconds of energy bursts then is a total lounge lizard for the rest of the day. An extremely loving girl who needs someone to love and care for her during her twilight years.

Jess has grown up around little children and currently lives with one at her foster home and she is great with them. she will basically let them do anything with her.

Jess will chase small animals like rabbits and chickens, so a home without that temptation is best. Jess is very healthy and will fit in easily to most households.

Jess has been in foster care since 11 January 2016, for 1.2 years

Charlie

Charlie

Maltese Cross - male - 5 years and 5 months

Charlie has been in foster care for 3 months now and is a very different dog than when he first arrived.

Video of Charlie 12/01/2017

https://youtu.be/o3qT8I7wD0I

Charlie is now a happier and friendlier but it does take a while for him to adjust to new people. He seems to be more relaxed around younger adults and seems to have a complex about older adults which could have something to do with this past. Charlie is protective of his yard and owners and will bark at people visiting.

Charlie is an outside dog and still needs further obedience training.

He will sit with coaching for food treats. He works very well on a lead and really enjoys his walks around the neighbourhood.

He is happy to be around familiar people and looks for attention. He does not mind driving in the car. He is probably best suited in a home without young children and he would prefer younger to middle aged adults for company.

Charlie is possessive of his food but he has started to relax a little more about sharing.

Charlie has bonded well with the foster carer’s Beagle and they get along well together but they can play a little rough from time to time. He would be best suited in a home without other dogs although he has shown he can adjust to another dog in the yard however he just needed time and patience. He will be best suited to a home whom is prepared to give him plenty of time and attention.

He has been microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated. He is confirmed by the vet as having been previously desexed.

He is currently in foster care in Quakers Hill

Charlie has been in foster care since 29 October 2016, for 5 months

Mara

Mara

American Staffy cross - female - 1 year and 5 months

Have you ever wanted a second shadow, one shaped like a dog? Well meet Mara, aka Dingus Khan.

What a complete sweetheart! This big darling girl is a total sook, and her natural position is on her back so you can scratch her belly. She wants to follow you all over the house and keep you in sight.

She is non-reactive with our other dog, who is an old girl and not much interested in her either. She does growl when Mara gets close and Mara backs away. UPDATE: These two are now buddies and there is no issue at all. However, she does react to dogs whilst out walking, and has lunged at a couple. She is nervous while out walking (but getting better), and it can possibly be attributed partly to that. She has a harness and doesn't pull much, generally happy to walk alongside you.

She is still a pup and doesn't really know her size. She has not really been trained, so loves to jump on you. We are working on this behaviour at the moment. She seems willing to learn, and is picking up commands quickly. I suspect she will require a firm hand with any new owner. UPDATE: She is now not jumping so much. She is learning to drop and roll over. She loves her treats! But takes them gently, no snatching at all. She waits patiently when her food is down to be told she can eat.

On being left alone... Well, she's not a fan. She loves being with her people. She will need a well fenced yard for when you are not home, but would definitely prefer someone that is home more often than not. She hasn't seemed very interested in toys or balls at this stage. She will look at you and then drop onto her back for a belly scratch.

Mara is one of the sweetest-natured dogs I have met. So eager and willing to please, and just wants to be loved. She wants you to be her boss and tell her what is expected of her, and will require a firm hand until she learns her place. I think she would be best suited to a retiree(s) who are looking for their extra shadow, and who will be around her a lot. She may also make an excellent family dog, and although she is untested with children at this stage, she loves people, and she was content to let me dress her up in a shark costume and could probably handle whatever kids could throw at her.

Come meet her, and fall in love!

Mara has been in foster care since 20 February 2017, for 1 month

Chicko

Chicko

Chihuahua - male - 5 years

Chicko is a small 5 year old Purebred Chihuahua.
He is a happy and friendly dog and gets along with kids and has been with an 18 month old and a 7 year old and they all got along.

Chicko has been vaccinated 11/3/17 and has been given a vet checkup. He needs a teeth clean but was given a clean bill of health.

He likes walks and playing in the backyard.

He is not toilet trained and so he is currently an outside dog and will need training & time to help improve his toileting. He is let inside the house and will go outside to toilet but still wee's on things.

He makes a good watch dog. He will Bark if anyone is near the gate or will bark if someone knocks on door. He is a little territorial.

He is not fussy on food and will eat tinned, dry and fresh food.
He is a purebred originally purchased from a breeder but is now looking for a new home after being surrendered by his owner.

Chicko has been in foster care since 18 March 2017, for 2 weeks