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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.

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

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American Staffy - male - 3 years and 7 months

Sarge is a loyal gentle sole with a cheeky streak who would really benefit from an owner who has a lot of time to spend with him. Other than when he is eating( he is highly food motivated).

He LOVES being with people and has very little concept of personal space until he falls asleep.

Sarge would best suit a family with older children who love outdoors and long walks. He LOVVVVVVVVVVVES to swim and is a real water baby. With some training and a good home with the correct settings for him then he will make a wonderful best mate to someone.

Needs to be adopted to a home without Cats and without other dogs would be ideal or with a smaller dog than him.

Male, Desexed

Vaccinated, Yes due in June 2021

Medical History: Rear Left Knee reconstruction

Behaviour Issues: Sarge is a big boy who is boisterous with a big heart and loves cuddle but can be a bit aggressive towards other dogs and want to be dominant

Interaction with Kids - LOVES kids but isnt aware that he is bigger than them and likes to lick .

Interaction with other animals - a bit of a challenge but ok with smaller non male dogs HATES cats

House Trailed - not fully but he is reasonable.

Originally from - Was adopted form another rescue and current owner has have had him and his brother Rocky for about 2 years now

Lifetime Registration: Not Registered

Microchipped, Yes - 900164001629327

Location - Fivedock NSW

Lucky AKA Missy

Lucky AKA Missy

Bull Arab X AM Staffy - female - 1 year

Name: Lucky
Microchip: 900164001862374

Location: Quakers Hill
Breed: Chipped as an AM staffy cross Bull Arab.
Colour: Medium light brindle
Sex: Female. Desexed at Narwee 8/7/2020.
Age: 11 months
Vaccinated: Yes due 24/7/2021
Behaviour: Very hyperactive, jealous tendencies, chews everything and anything
Is Ok around other dogs - Yes
House Trained: yes
Living Arrangements: Outdoors she chews too much to be able to come indoors however she has slept with us before and no issues
Exercise Routine: Walks and she gets the zoomies
Food Routine: Puppy biscuits 1 cup in the morning and then 1 cup in the evening with 500g of wing tips. She also loves smackos. Does not do well with canned or loaf dog food
Obtained from: We adopted her along with another dog as a companion however due to the hyperactive nature we need to surrender her and find her a more suitable home where she can have lots of exercise and attention.
Likes and Dislikes: Loves attention consistent attention loves tug of war with a rope loves peanut butter treats
She is a great dog, very hyperactive, loving and affectionate. She needs someone who will be able to give her a lot of attention and walks. She chews on everything as she is currently bored. She is a bit jealous if the other dog is getting attention.

Lucky AKA Missy has been in foster care since 17 October 2020, for 1 month



Staffy X - female - 6 months and 2 weeks


Stevie has a Patella Luxation on her right hind leg and will require corrective surgery when she is about 10 months old, after she has grown a bit. Stevie will remain in DCH foster care until after her surgery.

Any donation towards the cost of this surgery, which will be approximately $1,000, would be very much appreciated.

Stevie was surrendered to Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter, and although her history is unknown, she was initially too scared to be handled or touched and cowered in fear from people.

However, after only a few days in foster care, this lovely girl is just a happy, playful puppy who needs some love, patience and training!

Stevie really enjoys a head scratch or back rub, and she is even doing well with her on-lead training in the backyard and we are now working on the "sit" command. Once she is fully vaccinated, she can go for walks. She comes inside the house every day for short periods as she is not house-trained yet (but no accidents so far!), and although she gets excited, she behaves very well.

Still shy of anything going over her head, Stevie also dislikes anyone coming up behind her too quickly. Although she still gets scared, she has shown no aggression whilst in foster care, and will just run out of reach, preferably into the safety of her crate.

Stevie is being crate trained and is doing really well! The crate is used for car travel but more importantly, it gives her a safe place to go when she is unsure or needs some security, and it is also where she sleeps at night. Stevie will go into her crate at bedtime and sleep by herself on her nice soft bed, without barking or complaining.

If you have a lonely, non-aggressive dog that needs a friend, Stevie would be a great companion. Stevie has quickly made friends with our Golden Retrievers and she loves playing tug-of-war, chase or just jumping on them and demanding that they play! Stevie is a bit cheeky at food time however, and mostly eats in her crate now as she loves to sample what the other dogs are eating rather than her own bowl (but our dogs are not food reactive).

Although Stevie has met our resident cats, she wants to play with them like dogs, and they are not impressed! It would be best if she went to a cat-free home.

Stevie will be a medium sized dog and will suit a person/family that has prior experience with dogs and, most importantly, has the time to continue with her training and socialisation. She is a clever puppy and responds very well to positive reinforcement, and is very affectionate once she knows and trusts you. I think Stevie would excel if given proper obedience training.

As she has already had a rough start to her life, please carefully consider if you would be suitable to adopt Stevie as she now needs love, stability and a permanent Forever Home.

Remember that Stevie is still a 6 month old puppy who will be naughty, chew something she shouldn't or occasionally bark - how she behaves as an adult dog will depend on how she is trained now.

Stevie will remain in DCH foster care until after her corrective surgery. She will hopefully be ready for adoption around April 2021

Stevie has been in foster care since 25 October 2020, for 1 month



dog - male - 2 months and 2 weeks

Dash is one of litter of 8 puppies he is a beautiful energetic and playful puppy. He has been socialised with adult dogs, a variety of people as well as general household noises. He will need a family who has the time and energy to give him plenty of exercise, will continue with his socialisation and will devote time to train him.

Dash has been in foster care since 02 November 2020, for 3 weeks



Kelpie x Maremma - male - 2 months and 2 weeks

Jack is a beautiful boy that is one of a litter of 8 puppies. He will grow to be a big boy. He is friendly and energetic. He has been socialised with adult dogs and with a variety of individuals as well as with general household noises. He will need a family that can give him plenty of exercise and will continue with his socialisation. He will, like other dogs, need training.

Jack has been in foster care since 02 November 2020, for 3 weeks



Kelpie x Maremma - male - 2 months and 2 weeks

Sam is a beautiful boy who is one of a litter of 8 puppies. He is friendly and very playful. He is also a bit of an adventurer. He has been socialised with adult dogs, a variety of people and with general household noises. He will need a family who can give him lots of exercise and will continue with his socialisation. As with all dogs he will need training.

Sam has been in foster care since 02 November 2020, for 3 weeks