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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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Staffy x - male - 6 months

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 3 months



German Shepherd - male - 7 years and 1 month

Busta only recently came into foster care so we are still getting to know this beautiful, big fluff ball who loves to hang out with his foster carer and especially her kids. He's so gentle and loves a scratch or a cuddle. He can't get enough of walks so he can sniff as much as possible, but unfortunately he forgets his back end isn't quite as willing to go the distance, and pays for it later when he has trouble getting up. He has some lameness in his left hind leg and some other issues which are being investigated.

To look at Busta you would think he was part dog and part lion with his beautiful head of fur. He has such a lovely nature and everyone who meets him falls in love.

Busta has been in foster care since 02 September 2021, for 1 month



Mastiff x staffy - female - 5 years and 1 month

Lola is a big softie and very lovable. She was found as a stray and taken to the pound however was not claimed. She gets on with other dogs but does not like cats. She can pull on the lead when she is excited so could do with further training. She is toilet trained and loves her food. She requires daily exercise and would only be suitable to a house that has a fully fenced backyard. She is not suitable for a unit or apartment. Lola has a great personality and would he suited to a family with teenage children

Lola has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 3 weeks



Staffy x - female - 5 years and 1 month

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 3 weeks



Jack Russell terrier x - male - 1 year and 9 months

Meet Gus the gentle giant. Gus is microchipped as a jack Russell terrier cross but don’t be fooled as he weighs about 35kgs. He is very sociable with other dogs and loves people. His previous owner surrendered him due to having to urgently move and could not take him with them. Gus has a great personality. Due to his size, Gus is not suited to an apartment or unit and he will require a fully fenced backyard with daily exercise. Gus will be available for adoption after 11th October however expressions of interest are now being taken

Gus has been in foster care since 30 September 2021, for 2 weeks



Staffy x - female - 3 years and 5 months

Leelah came to us as a scared and anxious dog. She lived with a family who had extremely limited means and she had never been outside her home or had little training. Through no fault of his own the owner was not able to give Leelah the home she needed or deserved. She has had at least one litter.

During the time she has been in foster care she has had a number of illnesses needing veterinary care and it has now become clear she is pregnant.

Leelah has been in foster care since 04 October 2021, for 2 weeks



German Shepherd - female - 4 years

Hi, my name is Nala and I'm a stunning 4-year German Shepherd. I'm very athletic and love the water and playing with a ball. I'm good with older children and adults but take a while to get to know other dogs. I currently live with 3 other dogs.

Around the house, I'm incredibly quiet and love to lie in my bed. I would make an ideal member of an active family who want me to join them and be part of their life. I'm and indoor dog.

I would benefit from further training whether that's formal training or learning from another dog in the household or family member who knows about dog training. I'm great on re-call but not so good on walking on the lead.

Best of all I'm smaller than the average GSD, weigh only 21kgs and make a great family dog. I'm also well suited to couples and singles who aren't going to leave me alone for long stretches of time.

Nala has been in foster care since 14 October 2021, for 2 days



Beagle x Lab - male - 6 years

Harley is a lovely easy going dog who would make a perfect family dog for anyone who wants a gentle, friendly dog. Don't let the white face fool you he really is only 6 years old.

Harley gets on well with other dogs. He currently lives with 5 other dogs and previously lived with a small 20 year old dog. He previously lived with a cat.

Harley doesn't pull on the lead and needs a good walk for at least half an hour a day. Being part Beagle he likes to explore so a secure backyard is extremely important.

He is very family oriented and, as such, is an indoor dog and needs to be in a home where there is someone around the majority of the time.

His gentle and easy going nature makes him a great family dog.

Harley has been in foster care since 15 October 2021, for 1 day