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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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Lucky AKA Missy

Lucky AKA Missy

Bull Arab X AM Staffy - female - 1 year and 4 months

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: Needs to be kept entertained and stimulated.
Is Ok around other dogs - Yes
House Trained: yes
Living Arrangements: Enjoys being indoors and is a lot calmer when kept indoors than outside. When we leave her out to go to the bathroom she scratches the back door within 5-15min to be let back inside. She is great company inside and just wants to be with her human pack.

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: She was adopted along with another dog as a companion however due to the hyperactive nature at the time she has been surrendered to 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, loving and affectionate but needs stimulation. If left outside with no stimulation she can chew on things. She needs someone who will be able to give her a lot of attention and walks.

Lucky AKA Missy has been in foster care since 17 October 2020, for 4 months



Staffy X - female - 9 months and 3 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 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.

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.

Stevie would be best to go to a quieter home without children and will need a secure yard.

Stevie is a bit cheeky and food reactive with other dogs at meal time however, and eats in her crate now as she loves to sample what the resident dogs are eating rather than her own bowl.

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.

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 pup 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.

*Adoption in NSW Only

Stevie has been in foster care since 25 October 2020, for 4 months



Chihuahua - female - 9 years and 3 months

Olive is a beautiful little chihuahua that we estimate to be between 10-12 years old. Olive didn’t have the best start to her foster life, as she was riddled with lumps and bumps all over but she’s feeling a lot better (and a lot lighter) now.

Despite Olive's rough start with us, she still proved she has a lot of love to give and would make a great companion for the right person.

Whilst Olive has had many medical issues resolved she still has an ongoing treatment plan involving twice daily eye cleans and drops and fortnightly medicated baths as well as a joint supplement to help with her back legs.

While Olive has been in foster care, some behavioural difficulties have been identified. She has a very high level of resource guarding, is reactive on leash, is very wary around new people and is especially sensitive to touch around her rear end.

Due to Olive's behavioural requirements, she is not suited to a home with children under 10 years old and is best suited in a home as the primary pet with no other cats or dogs.

Ideally we would like to see Olive in a home with previous Chihuahua experience that would be able to devote all the attention to her and is slow paced so she can enjoy her retirement.

Olive is toilet trained, very food motivated and enjoys short strolls where she can roll in the grass and get some sun.

If this feisty gal sounds like the perfect companion for you we would love to hear from you!

Olive has been in foster care since 06 December 2020, for 2 months



Staffy cross - male - 4 months and 1 week

Neds mother came into care after she was found wandering as a stray. At the time she was pregnant and shortly after she gave birth to her puppies. Ned and his brothers and sisters are looking for a home where they will be subjected to endless cuddles. He is very loving and loyal but also has a mind of his own at times. As his father is unknown, it is not known how big he will grow but his paws are HUGE. If you are able to give Ned his furever home then please contact us. Please note, phone calls are preferable

Ned has been in foster care since 12 January 2021, for 1 month



Staffy cross - male - 4 months and 1 week

Popeye is waiting for his furever home. Are you the lucky person who can give Popeye the love and attention he deserves. Popeyes Mum came into care when she was found as a stray and it was soon evident that she was pregnant. Shortly after, Popeye and his brothers and sisters were born. Popeye is very lovable, he is an excellent hug giver and loves to climb on your lap. As his mum was abandoned, it is unsure what breed of dog his father is however his feet are HUGE. If you would like to meet Popeye or any of his brothers and sisters, please call rather than email

Popeye has been in foster care since 14 January 2021, for 1 month



Staffy x - female - 4 months and 1 week

Also known as Diva or Dora the explorer because of her quirky personality Xena is a live wire who loves to explore her surroundings. She loves to play with Toys and cardboard boxes. Xena loves to play with other dogs large and small

Xena has been in foster care since 30 January 2021, for 1 month



Staffy x - female - 4 months and 1 week

Annie is a real sweetheart and loves a cuddle. She can be a little shy at first on greeting but will happily sit on your lap for a cuddle and lots of pats once she is comfortable.

Annie has been in foster care since 30 January 2021, for 1 month