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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Cassi

Cassi

Mastiff X - female - 3 years and 4 months

Cassi 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 socialised (in care with two other dog see photo) and loves the company of all, rides well in the car, walks nicely on a lead and is great with children.

Cassi is a medium/large sized dog. 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.

Cassi 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. Cassi 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.

Cassi was reluctantly returned to DCH due to her new owner needing to move overseas. During the 4 months with her new owner Cassi was put through a vigorous training program helping her to improve in her obedience.

Cassi is vaccinated, de sexed and micro chipped and ready to go to a loving home. Adoption based on special conditions.

Cassi has been in foster care since 09 September 2017, for 1.7 years

Cash

Cash

Staffy X Great Dane X Border C - male - 1 year

Hello everyone, my name is Cash and I have just turned 1! I am a crossbreed boy who is a mix of Staffy, Border Collie and Great Dane. We didn't know if Great Dane was true but I've grown into a big boy, so I think it must be! I have grown up with other dogs, cats and kittens so I'm totally happy with all of them, and I'm really gentle and love love! I'm also super loyal and super smart. But with big does come strong, and so I do need help controlling my energy, sadly this is my flaw, so my new home would be best not to have young children, and even better if you have another dog! It really makes me feel just next level awesome to have another dog around me, so that would be wonderful.
I'm all up-to-date on all my vet work, and I'm super healthy, I'd really love to meet you if you think I could join your family! Please call Rod, my coordinator, on 0418 239763 if you'd like to say hi! Bye for now, love Cash.

Cash has been in foster care since 25 July 2018, for 9 months

Roo

Roo

Cattle x Kelpie - male - 10 months

Roo is a high energy dog who would do best going to someone with space for him to run around and with someone who is an experienced dog owner.

I’d imagine he would make a great working dog if someone were to teach him the ropes as he loves to run and is very instinctual.

Roo is an absolute goof-ball and provides endless giggles! He loves to play fetch tho is not very good an bringing things back and is always up for a game of tug (but watch your fingers!).

He plays well will other dogs but can often be too rough and boisterous for the little ones.

He is house trained and knows basic commands (sit, stay, leave it, lie down, shake, on your mat, come).
He walks well on lead but sometimes jumps up and grabs the lead to play tug and it can be difficult to get him to stop.

This ball of energy loves a cuddle and is extremely affectionate and loyal. He is also used to living inside with the family and quickly becomes your second shadow.

House Trained: Yes

Behaviour around other animals: OK with animals generally but can be to rough for smaller dogs.

Behaviour with Kids: Jumps on them but eventually settles

General Behavioural Issues: Gets over excited and can be nippy. Jumps on people to greet in particular children. Additional training should help.

Vaccinated: Yes

Desexed: Yes

Bella and Jersey

Bella and Jersey

Smooth and Rough Collies - female - 13 years and 4 months

These two girls were originally adopted through DCH in 2006 and with great sadness, the owner is now surrendering the pair back to us due to health complications. Bella and Jersey 13yo bonded pair, rough and smooth collies
Bella and Jersey grew up together and share a very deep and special connection. They are very supportive of one another and a loving pair. They have different personalities that compliment each other. Both dogs are rather oblivious to other dogs, their socialising days are behind them. A "hello" sniff will suffice. They like bothering the cats, although, they'll never catch them! These two are very easy to look after as long as you give them love, attention and daily walks. They are smart and wise and a simple request will have them go to bed, finish their food or respect the house rules. They are house trained and will hold it until they are outside.
They have adapted really well and fast to their foster carer's home and never have been moody, upset nor unpleasant.

Jersey (the ginger one) is the most active of the 2. She loves going for walks (with or without Bella) and is particularly caring. She will come check on all family members to make sure they are ok and obviously, get cuddles. She is not a big eater but enjoys treats and sits on command. Very good on the lead and gentle. She will bury her head in your elbow and make funny happiness noises when joyful! The vet was impressed with her health and general state: she does not look her age! She might have issues seeing well in the dark and is cautious of dark places such as building entrances or underground passages - but who isn't!!!

Bella (the grey/white one) is in charge and her hip arthritis will not stop her chasing the cats! Although she has to take it easy and slow (very slow!), she loves going for short walks and rolling herself in the grass! She enjoys a good meal... and needs to pay attention to her waistline! Bella's condition does not affect her personality. She is a loving dog, enjoying retirement and giving all the love she has.

Bella and Jersey only want a little haven to enjoy their retirement together and be part of the family. Their adoption fee together is $250. If you'd like to meet these lovely old girls, please contact Jo on 0401 900 696‬.

Bella and Jersey has been in foster care since 23 January 2019, for 3 months

Cena

Cena

Mastiff cross - female - 4 months and 4 weeks

Cena is a young Mastiff cross who is just full of life. She is a typical puppy, wanting to play with everyone who is available, including dogs! She has recently been rescued from a regional pound, and so is enjoying all the love she can get with her new carer and the 4 dogs she is surrounded by.
Whilst Cena is not yet vaccinated or desexed so can't be adopted, she is absolutely available to meet, so call her foster carer Rod to say hello!

Cena has been in foster care since 03 March 2019, for 2 months

Milo

Milo

Labrador x Shar pei - female - 3 years and 2 months

This gorgeous, friendly, girl came into care with a severe flea allergy and extremely underweight. Thankfully, she has responded very well to treatment and foster care and her fur is almost all grown back..

Milo has been raised in a busy home with older children and is very friendly with all she meets, although she may have had bad experience with large men and can be scared by them or other things (like brooms). She has adapted to living with other dogs extremely well but has yet to be tested with cats. She seems to enjoy having canine company for the first time in her life.

She is a smart girl and despite having very little training prior to coming into care she is picking up the rules of her foster home very quickly. She can now sit on command and walks well on the lead without pulling. She also was fine travelling (restrained) in the car. To ensure her ongoing training an experienced dog home would be best.

She isn't as a large as a full labrador.

Milo is available for visits at her Glenhaven foster home. Please contact her carer to arrange a meet and greet.

She is up to date with all her routine vet treatments, and will be de-sexed shortly.

Milo has been in foster care since 06 March 2019, for 2 months

Scooby

Scooby

Beagle/Beaglier - male - 8 years and 11 months

Meet delightful Scooby; an 8 year old Beagle/Beaglier who is a ball of energy. With good looks and sweet gentle nature, the first suitable prospective owner will fall in love with him straight away.

Scooby previously was owned by a lovely lady who found herself having to care for her father and because she worked a full time job, had less time to give Scooby so unselfishly surrendered him into DCH care. He travelled for 2 hours to get to me and when I approached the car his tail was wagging..

Scooby is a delightful youthful boy weighing in at around 20 kilos. He has a beautiful coat and is used to spending his days outside. It is clear he just loves human company and gets along with 2 older dogs in his current foster home. He loves laying on the tiled floor to keep his tummy cool and also loves his tummy tickled and legs massaged.

On walks, Scooby walks well on the lead, does not pull excessively and approaches other dogs and says hi and also loves dog parks. There's not
a nasty bone in Scooby's body. Scooby is also vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and desexed, as part of the adoption fee.

Scooby met with a family on 30/03/19 who have decided to adopt him after his recovery.
UPDATE ON SCOOBY: The day after Scooby was delivered the carer noticed he was not walking properly on his hind left leg. The vet has determined it is a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury which will require surgery scheduled for 3rd April. Considering this, if anyone can contribute to his Operation and associated costs, donations over $2 are tax deductable. Thank you in advance

Scooby has been in foster care since 13 March 2019, for 2 months

Emma

Emma

rottweiler - female - 5 years and 5 months

This beautiful girl has a lot of love to give. She has plenty of energy and very excitable. She will require an owner who is patience and willing to help with her ongoing training and socializing.

She is in need of a new home due to changed living conditions and new work commitments and needs someone with patience & time.

She is currently located in Unanderra, near Wollongong NSW

Vaccinated: Yes
Medical History: nil

Behavioural traits:
Can be strong willed sometimes and very excitable

Ok around Kids?
she is fine with kids but does forget her size when excited and playful

Ok around other animals?
Has lived with a cat before but not other dogs

House Trained:
Yes

Ownership:
She has been owned by the owner since she was a puppy and has been with the 1 owner for nearly 6 years.

The owner maybe able to assist with travel to help rehome Emma.

Angel

Angel

Bull Arab X Staffy - female - 3 years and 10 months

This stunning girl is Angel. She is a 4-year old female, desexed, Bull Arab X Staffy. Whilst Angel is good with other dogs when outside the house, when at home she can be dominant over other dogs due to competing for attention from the family, and so would likely be suited to a home where she gets to go out and socialise a lot, but is the only dog when home. Angel loves to play fetch, and is really great with people. She loves swimming, and has a clam shell in her yard that she loves to sit and play in.
Angel is house-trained, but has had little accidents when very anxious.
Please contact Gemma on 0435939858, who will place you in contact with Angel's current owner.

Pennywise

Pennywise

Staffy X - female - 5 months and 1 weeks

Pennywise loves everybody, loves to run, play fetch with a stick, cuddles.

Name - PennyWise
Staffy X
DOB 13/12/2018
Female, (Desexing Procedure to be completed)

Originally obtained from a "breeder" and around 8 weeks of age. Has been surrendered into DCH care 4/5 to be rehomed due to neighbourhood issues at home and unfortunately Pennywise needs a new home.

No health or Behaviour issues disclosed by the previous owner who describes her as okay with kids and other animals.

While Penny (for short) has been in foster care she has been living with four other dogs and gets on great with those dogs. She is super friendly with everyone she meets and with other dogs.

Although only 5 months old she is already a medium size dog and I expect she will be slightly bigger than a labrador when fully grown but only half the weight.

She is a quick learner and bonds very quickly with her human family. She comes when called and sits for her meals. Of course she is still a puppy so she has all the traits of a puppy and needs ongoing training.

She is a wonderfully dog, easy going and very loving and would make a great family pet or a companion for another dog. Because she is such a large puppy I would not recommend her for anyone with very young children.

Not available for rehoming until June but expressions of interest are welcome.

Pennywise has been in foster care since 04 May 2019, for 3 weeks