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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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Ricky and Penny

Ricky and Penny

Ricky: Cattle x Penny: Kelpie - mixed - 6 years and 6 months

Ricky (Cattle x) and Penny (Kelpie x Dachshund) came into care after their elderly owner had to move and could no longer keep them. They grew up on 5 acres and have been gradually adjusting to city life. After thinking they'd be OK rehomed separately, we realise they're a bonded - and quirky! - pair, and are best rehomed together.

Penny's a sweet, smart, quiet girl who's happy to hang out with you inside, or catch some sun by herself in the yard. She can be shy at first, but warms to you once she knows you, and reveals her playful streak.

Ricky's a sweet, clever boy, learns fast and is eager to please. He loves being with you, and will follow you round the house and sit at your feet when you're on the couch. Ricky is nervous meeting new people, but is very affectionate once he knows you, and loves a game of fetch or tug-of-war. They both love a morning play with each other.

Both dogs are strong on lead walks and would benefit from further lead training. They know basic commands like: 'sit', 'come', 'wait', 'on your

OK around other dogs? Yes, controlled greetings have gone well

House trained? Yes

Exercise routine: 2 walks a day

Living arrangements: mostly inside, with regular access to outside. They're used to someone being home most of the day.

OK with kids? Would suggest older kids

OK with other animals? They react to cats on street walks but seem fine with birds that visit the yard.

Food Routine: A mix of dry food and tinned salmon for breakfast. Dry food and raw meat or wet food for dinner.

Ricky and Penny has been in foster care since 25 April 2021, for 3 months



Staffy X French bulldog - female - 4 years and 5 months

Meg is a very friendly dog who would suit an active family with teenage children. She is house trained and is quite happy to stay inside and sit on your lap. She must be allowed both inside and outside however she would not be suitable in a house with cats. She loves walks and is quite obedient. Meg needs access to a backyard and is not suitable for a unit or an apartment.

Meg has been in foster care since 09 May 2021, for 2 months



Staffy x - male - 3 months and 3 weeks

Bentley was found abandoned at a veterinary clinic when he was just six weeks old
He was severely malnourished and full of worms however he was still very trusting of people and loving life
Since he came into care he has never looked back. He has put on lots of weight and is ready to go to his forever home once all vet work has been completed
Bentley will need to go to a very very special family who will allow him to be an inside dog with access to a fenced yard
As his start to life has not been the best he needs someone to adopt him who can give him lots and lots of love for the rest of his life

Bentley has been in foster care since 23 June 2021, for 1 month



Labrador x staffy - male - 6 years and 7 months

If you are looking for a well behaved, obedient and toilet trained dog, then Lebron is the dog for you
Lebron came into care after being found as a stray. He was extremely thin with badly infected ears however he had the most trusting and loving temperament despite his condition
He sits and shakes hands as well as rolling over for lots of belly scratches. He has now had treatment for his ears as well as being desexed so he is now ready for his new home
If you are looking for a great dog then Lebron is a great choice

Lebron has been in foster care since 04 July 2021, for 1 month



maltese x mini poodle - female - 4 years

Hi my name is Soozy and I'm a maltese cross mini poodle. I'm very gentle and affectionate. I am an indoor dog and would make a great companion for a couple, a person or maybe even a family.

I'm toilet trained. Take me for a walk at least twice a day and just say "wee wee" and I that i need to pee. I' suited to either a unit or a house.

I walk on the lead and am calm and obedient. As I previously lived with a single lady, I haven't had any experience with children, dogs or cats. My foster carer is helping me get used to other dogs.

Speaking of my foster carer, she says I'm adorable!

Soozy has been in foster care since 08 July 2021, for 4 weeks