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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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Shih-Tzu - female - 10 years and 6 months

Sweet Gypsy is an unclaimed stray and was rescued from the Pound by DCH. Gypsy is a tiny 2kg package, cute as a button and a very easy going lady who loves just doing her own thing. Currently on a foster to adopt basis.

Gypsy has been in foster care since 17 June 2012, for 10 years



Staffy x - female - 5 years and 9 months

Hi my name is Lola
I’m a 5 year old staffy x
I love going for long walks although I can get a bit excited and pull on the lead. When this happens, my carer has to remind me that I need to walk nicely
I am fully toilet trained and I love my dinner and treats
I love going on new adventures
I really like other dogs but I don’t like those pesky cats unless I can chase them. Im told that this isn’t nice but sometimes I just can’t help it
I get very excited when I’m meeting new people so if you think you are my perfect match then I would love to meet you

Lola has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 9 months



Staffy x - female - 5 years and 10 months

Ellie was rescued from the pound when she was heavily pregnant. All of her puppies found fantastic new homes and now Ellie is looking for her new home as well. Due to her previous situation, she is scared of new people and new environments but once she has settled, she is extremely affectionate and loves to sit on your lap. Ellie is good with other dogs and loves to go for walks in quiet areas. Ellie requires a fully fenced backyard and is not suitable for a unit or apartment

Ellie has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 9 months



Pug Cross - male - 11 years and 5 months

Phil is an adorable pug mix that the vets estimate to be between 6-7 years old. What he lacks in size he makes up for in personality!

We don’t know anything about Phil’s previous home but when he came to DCH he had extreme flea allergy dermatitis and a yeast infection that caused some hair loss on his chest and around his tail. Phil has come a long way but his new owner would have to be able to commit to a sensitive skin diet and weekly medicated baths to ensure his skin keeps improving!

This handsome man started off very timid and scared at the pound but is now the biggest love bug and adores his human! Due to his rocky start in life Phil can be very wary of new people, especially men And does resource guard his house and favourite beds. Because of this Phil needs a quiet household with no children and no other animals.

Phil is quite an active guy and loves going on regular walks but is still learning what manners are so patience and ongoing training is a must!

Phil is a great companion and would love nothing more than a human that he can spend all his time with. He is toilet and crate trained so would enjoy being a predominately inside dog.

If you think Phil would make the perfect companion for you let us know!

His estimated DOB by the pound has been recorded on his microchip as 1/2/2011 however the vets who have seen him have suggested he is only 6-7 years old.

Located in Lalor Park.

Phil has been in foster care since 27 February 2022, for 4 months



Aussie bulldog - male - 2 years and 9 months

My name is Tank and I’m a very handsome 2.5 year old Aussie bulldog
I came into care after my previous owners could no longer keep me.
I’m lovable and friendly but sometimes I can get a bit excited. My carers have been doing a lot of training with me and I can now walk on a lead nicely and sit when I’m told to. I’ve learnt to meet people nicely even though I’m really excited. I would benefit from ongoing training as sometimes I get really excited and forget my manners
I need to go to a home that has no other pets or young children and someone who understands my breed
My home needs to have a fully fenced backyard where I can run around safely
I’m currently an outside dog but I love coming inside and I’m toilet trained
If you are my forever home then please contact my carer

Tank has been in foster care since 17 April 2022, for 2 months



Pug - female - 4 years and 3 months

Vegemite has been surrendered by her owner via a vet clinic due to an eye ulcer injury that needed medical attention. The eye ulcer has been treated with medications & surgery over the course of several weeks. Due to the treatments her eye has been saved. Her eye has a permanent scar however its been saved.

Vegemite is a lovely friendly dog who seems very confident. She is currently 7.8 kg.

She is best suited to a home without other dogs are she does not like to share resources. She is best suited to a home where the owner is home more often than not and where she can be the centre of attention of the home.

She is well toilet trained to use the yard and enjoys access to a backyard.

She is very active and likes her freedom to roam around and explore.
She is a heavy and noisy breather and does snore when asleep.

Vegemite has been desexed and will be available for adoption from around the 28th June.

Sponsorship Needed:
Vegemite has has multiple vet visits and surgery and medications to save her eye. Any help towards her medical bills would be appreciated.

Vegemite has been in foster care since 29 April 2022, for 2 months



American Staffy - male - 1 year and 9 months

Hi, I’m Ace! 👋
I'm an almost 2-year old Staffy boy with lots of love to give. Although my family loves me dearly, they’ve made a very hard decision to find another great home for me.
I love people and dogs of all sizes and absolutely love playing with my friends at the dog park.

I'm very easy going and don't even mind if small dogs sit on my back!
I'm a very happy dog and love my exercise and daily walks. I'm a big strong boy, so extra lead training will help.
I would love to be inside with my family for most of the day. High fencing and a big backyard would be ideal.
I would suit owners with previous experience with medium to large dogs and who live an active lifestyle and would give me the exercise I need. I love having kids around, but very small children might be a bit intimidated by my size even though I’m very friendly.
I will miss my furry sibling, so living with another dog would be great, or I could happily soak up
all of your attention on my own!
If you think I’d be a perfect part of your family, please contact Kerrie and Adam on 0411 811 081.

Ace comes:
🐾 desexed
🐾 microchipped (900164002012917)
🐾 flea, tick and worm treated



Staffy x - male - 2 months and 2 weeks

Maverick was born in care and is a staffy x puppy
His brothers and sisters will be available for adoption in a couple of weeks once all vet work has been completed however expressions of interest are being taken now
Please email if interested in adopting one of these puppies

Maverick has been in foster care since 08 June 2022, for 4 weeks



Staffy x - female - 3 years and 6 months

My name is Charli and I’m a 2 year old staffy cross
I came into care after being found pregnant wandering the streets
I’ve now had my puppies and I’m looking for my forever home
I love going for walks, it’s so exciting
Car trips are good as well as you go to so many exciting places with lots of smells
I can get very excited as I’m only 2 years old but I do like other dogs
I could be too excitable for young kids but teenagers would be ok
I will be available for adoption once my vet work has been completed so If you are interested in meeting me then please contact my carer

Charli has been in foster care since 08 June 2022, for 4 weeks

Little Miss Puggy

Little Miss Puggy

Pug - female - 5 years and 10 months

Update 1st July

Little Miss Puggy has had her surgery and now Is ready to find her forever home. She has a mild laryngeal collapse and will need to lead a fairly quiet life. Her breathing is fine when she is quiet but she still struggles a little when too exerted.

Miss Puggy wants to be very close to Her human so she will need a home where someone is home most of the time. She also likes to sit close
By or on your lap and at night likes to sleep right next to you on the bed.

She is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and flea and worm treated.

Little Miss Puggy has come into care from the local Shelter suffering from severe breathing issues due to Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. She also has an ear infection.

Little Miss Puggy is being treated now for her ear infection but requires urgent surgery to help open up her airways.

Her total vets costs to cover this were $980.

We are seeking sponsorship for Little Miss Puggy to assist with the urgent surgery she requires.

Little Miss Puggy has been in foster care since 11 June 2022, for 3 weeks