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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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Bear

Bear

Staffy X - male - 1 year and 2 months

Bear is an approximately 1 year old staffy cross who is looking for a new home through no fault of his own.

He is currently living with a young family with young children, and whilst he hasn't done anything wrong, the children are a bit intimidated by Bear's size and so it makes it hard to manage the environment. As a result, Bear is not getting the attention he desires, so would benefit from going to a home with older children, and where he has plenty of time and opportunity to interact with the family on a daily basis.

Bear is a large boy, but doesn't demonstrate his strength or size when interacting with people. He hasn't had much of a chance to interact with other dogs, so would probably be best suited to a home without other dogs, or would need to be given time and opportunity to introduce them in a very controlled environment.

Please contact Rod, who will give you more information and refer you to Bear's current owners.

Note: Bear currently has a council nuisance order issued against him until the end of year for a prior incident.

Bear has been in foster care since 04 April 2020, for 1 month

Fia

Fia

Kelpie X Border Collie - female - 6 years and 7 months

Hello! My name is Fia. I'm approximately 6.5 years young and am a Border Collie X Kelpie.

The first thing you should know about me is that I am a people-loving dog - I truly cannot get enough of them. Hugs, kisses, playing, walking, I am there. In my foster home I've found my new favourite place is truly where ever my foster carers are, and often recently that has been in the middle of them, taking up most of the lounge! And whilst I'm there, I make sure to swap which end my head is so I've always got my head and paws right up close to them, in the perfect spot for pats. In my previous home I also lived with 2 children, and I absolutely loved them. I'm super gentle and watchful, so would be more than happy going to a home with children of any age.

Living up to my breed, I'm a super smart and attentive girl. In my previous home I was really well trained, and so I know all the usual commands and always come when I'm called. This really helps my 'on the lead' skills. I am an active walker, and whilst I don't necessarily pull there will always be tension on the lead. I'm a bit stronger at the start too, but then once I'm in my rhythm then the slack on the lead gets better again. When walking past other people I don't show any interest, so thats good as I'm not walking in all directions at all.

The only thing I pay a bit of attention to on my walks, and when I'm out, is other dogs. I've not shown any aggression towards other dogs since being in my foster home, but I do get fixated and tense when they are around. I have been introduced already to other quiet dogs and again, haven't done anything wrong, however I'm not sure if one may push me a bit far and then I might not be okay anymore! In my previous home my owners said that I was dominant with other dogs, but they were able to let me off and once my excitement had settled down I was absolutely fine playing with others. As a result, it may be better that I go to a home without other dogs around - then I get all the attention too! If you do have another dog they would probably need to be quite quiet, and we would need quite a few meetings before we could say we would be okay living together.

Finally, given my breed again, I would be best going to a home that has a good backyard and really good, high fencing. My old owners tried to rehome me previously and I was able to escape, but I haven't shown any interest in getting out of my foster carer's yard.

My paperwork with the council is still be processed, and I've got to be vaccinated at the vets, which will hopefully mean I'm ready for my new home in about 3-4 weeks. Please call Gemma, my carer, on 0435939858 to chat and maybe come and meet me!

Kisses and hugs, Fia

Fia has been in foster care since 16 April 2020, for 1 month

Shadow

Shadow

Staffy - female - 2 months and 3 weeks

**25/4 On Hold due to the large number of enquiries, We will need some time to for our carer to review the current interest that has been received via email and over the phone**

The Beautiful Shadow is approximately 6 weeks old, and has just come into care with her sister, Dory.
They are your text-book puppy, with plenty of energy and love to go round, and the best cuddles! They are very playful, but clearly love to snuggle up once they are all worn out!
Shadow will need to stay in care until she is desexed, vaccinated and microchipped, but in the meantime call her carer Rod to have a chat and meet lovely Shadow!

Shadow has been in foster care since 24 April 2020, for 1 month

Dory

Dory

Staffy - female - 2 months and 3 weeks

Lovely Dory! Dory is approximately 6 weeks old and came into care recently with her sister, Shadow.
They are your text-book puppy, with plenty of energy and love to go round, and the best cuddles! They are very playful, but clearly love to snuggle up once they are all worn out!
Dory will need to stay in care until she is desexed, vaccinated and microchipped, but in the meantime call her carer Rod to have a chat and meet lovely Dory!

Dory has been in foster care since 24 April 2020, for 1 month

Tilly

Tilly

Staffy X - female - 3 years and 1 month

Hi my name is Tilly! I'm about 3 years old and am mum to some of the puppies on the website at the moment - like Dory and Shadow! In total I had 9 puppies, and now they are all big enough I've been desexed and am ready for my retirement home!!!
I absolutely love people, I'm very cuddly and really lap up all your attention. I'm also very obedient, and whilst I need further training, I should learn really quickly with the right teaching!
I won't be suited to a home where there are other cats, as I'm afraid I'm not very friendly with them. I can go to a home with other dogs, but probably not any that are smaller than I am.
I'm up to date on vaccinations and microchipping, and given I'm desexed, I'm ready to go!! Please call my carer Rod on 0418239763 to ask more about me and organise a meeting, please don't email as Rod doesn't have a computer right now!
See you soon!
Tilly

Tilly has been in foster care since 26 April 2020, for 1 month

Bella

Bella

Kelpie - female - 8 years and 8 months

This lovely mature lady is Bella, but don't let her age fool you! She is an active and fit who loves her walks, but certainly also loves those cuddles.
She is very very friendly and gentle with all people and children, having grown up with children in her own home.
She has perfect manners both on and off the lead, and is well trained and obedient.
Bella had to leave her old home due to fights between her and the older dog, and an ongoing cat fixation. As a result, it would be best that Bella does not go to a home with either dogs or cats, and she gets all the attention to herself!
Please contact Gemma for more information.

Hutch

Hutch

Staffy X - male - 7 months and 4 weeks

Hutch is a lovely young Staffy, between 5-10 months old, who has recently been rescued from a pound after suffering quite a bit in his young life. He is now loving life in his new foster home, surrounded by other dogs who he gets along with very well. He is a very friendly boy, and will be able to go to a home with other dogs after a meet and greet.
Hutch is currently undergoing some medical treatment, and will be vaccinated and microchipped soon, after which he can be collected and adopted into his new family. Please contact Rod for more information, and to meet this lovely young boy.

Hutch has been in foster care since 17 May 2020, for 2 weeks

Starsky

Starsky

Staffy X - male - 7 months and 4 weeks

Starksy has just been collected from the pound with his little brother Hutch. Starksy is between 5-10 months old, and is a lovely young boy who gets along with all the other dogs in his foster family, and loves people too.
He would be suited to a home with other animals, or where he gets plenty of interaction with his new family.
Starsky is currently receiving some medical treatment, and will be vaccinated and microchipped soon, after which he can be adopted and be ready to live out his life with his new family. Please contact Rod for some more information.

Starsky has been in foster care since 17 May 2020, for 2 weeks

Roxy

Roxy

Rottweiller - female - 1 year and 4 months

Roxy came as a stray from Campbelltown pound. She is a 30kgs very energetic dog who is full of love and needs some boundaries. You could say she has a double personality. She can be this lovely nice dog, quiet and obedient... but that only lasts for a moment. Roxy is over-reactive to... well pretty much everything and other dogs in particular. In other words, her excitement gets the best of her!
She is smart and responds well to training but gets distracted fairly easily.
Since she's only been desexed recently and her wound is still healing, she hasn't been to the dog park yet but socializing her with other dogs is a priority.

She is meant to be 1 to 1/2 years old but is still very immature and acts like a puppy most of the time. She will nip at your hands to play, bite her own tail as a way to throw a tantrum and is extremely vocal. Training can make her frustrated and, as a stubborn pup, she will show you how much she disagrees!

She is very playful with high levels of energy and never ending stamina so she needs a large yard and a very active family.
She wouldn't be suited for a family with young kids as she is too intense and clumsy. Teens as a minimum age.

She loves to play fetch and run after a laser light. She is toilet trained and sleeps indoors all through the night. She is currently living with cats but they are separated. She is curious about them but hasn't shown any aggression.

Her ideal family would not be full time workers and be very active people. They should also be seasoned dog owners (who preferably know the breed) having extensive experience in dog training and who are 100% confident with handling dominant dogs.
Her family would have time and money to invest in professional dog training/puppy school and plenty of patience to handle her intense personality.
With the right owners and training, she will grow into a beautiful and loyal dog always ready for the next adventure.

Roxy has been in foster care since 27 May 2020, for 1 day