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.

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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Mudgee and Saffy

Mudgee and Saffy

Mixed - mixed - 2 years and 6 months


These two well-loved doggies have suddenly found themselves homeless due to their owner’s serious medical condition. They are currently in temporary care, and are hoping to find new furever homes as soon as possible.

Both dogs are great with other dogs and would happily fit in with families with resident dogs. They do not have to be re-homed together.

Mudgee is a very friendly ten year old desexed male labrador. He is lovable and loves people and other dogs. He would suit any family environment, but would be a great friend for an older retired couple.

Saffy is a female Kelpie cross, some two and a half year’s old. She is a friendly energetic girl who would suit a family with kids. She will be de-sexed prior to adoption.

Please contact Suzanne if you believe you could find space in your home and heart for one or both of these friendly dogs.



Cattle x Kelpie - male - 1 year and 6 months

Roo is a high energy dog who would do best going to someone with space for him to run around and with someone who is an experienced dog owner.

I’d imagine he would make a great working dog if someone were to teach him the ropes as he loves to run and is very instinctual.

Roo is an absolute goof-ball and provides endless giggles! He loves to play fetch tho is not very good an bringing things back and is always up for a game of tug (but watch your fingers!).

He plays well will other dogs but can often be too rough and boisterous for the little ones.

He is house trained and knows basic commands (sit, stay, leave it, lie down, shake, on your mat, come).
He walks well on lead but sometimes jumps up and grabs the lead to play tug and it can be difficult to get him to stop.

This ball of energy loves a cuddle and is extremely affectionate and loyal. He is also used to living inside with the family and quickly becomes your second shadow.

House Trained: Yes

Behaviour around other animals: OK with animals generally but can be to rough for smaller dogs.

Behaviour with Kids: Jumps on them but eventually settles

General Behavioural Issues: Gets over excited and can be nippy. Jumps on people to greet in particular children. Additional training should help.

Vaccinated: Yes

Desexed: Yes



Labrador x Shar pei - female - 3 years and 10 months

This gorgeous, friendly, girl came into care with a severe flea allergy and extremely underweight. Thankfully, she has responded very well to treatment and foster care and her gorgeous chocolate coat has all grown back.

Milo has been raised in a busy home with older children and is very friendly with all she meets, although she may have had bad experience with large men and can be scared by them or other things (like brooms). She has adapted to living with other dogs extremely well but has yet to be tested with cats. She seems to enjoy having canine company for the first time in her life.

She is a smart girl and despite having very little training prior to coming into care she picked up the rules of her foster home very quickly. She can now sit on command and walks well on the lead without pulling. She also was fine travelling (restrained) in the car. To ensure her ongoing training an experienced dog home would be best.

She isn't as a large as a full labrador.

Milo is available for visits at her Glenhaven foster home. Please contact her carer to arrange a meet and greet.

She is up to date with all her routine vet treatments, and will be de-sexed prior to her adoption.

Milo has been in foster care since 06 March 2019, for 10 months



Jack Russell - male - 10 years and 4 months

Russell has been surrendered due to his owner having just sustained a very serious back injury, rendering her unable to bend, feed and bath Russell who has now taken up carer's residence in the Sutherland Shire.

According to the Vet, he is a very healthy and active dog for his age and will need at least once daily walks otherwise may get bored and try and run away to meet his active outlet. Currently weighing in at 8.43kgs, his ideal weight should be around 7kgs.

It is clear Russell loves company - not necessarily within sight - he is content as long as he knows someone is home, otherwise he becomes anxious. Russell was introduced to a friend's cat and other dogs. He was very friendly towards all of them.

Russell is getting to know how to use a doggie door and is keen to please. Russell likes running along the sand at the beach on his extension lead but doesn't particularly like the water.

Russell is desexed and vaccinated. Expressions of interest please to his carer on the above e-mail address.

Saving the best til last! Timmy is still up for adoption!

Saving the best til last! Timmy is still up for adoption!

Staffy X Blue Cattle Dog - mixed - 6 months and 3 weeks

Timmy is the last of our beautiful litter of 6 Staffy x Blue cattle puppies who are up for adoption! He has lovely unique markings that resemble that of a Kelpie! Contact Rod on 0418239763 to meet Timmy!

These gorgeous young pups will be ready for adoption at the start of December when they are vaccinated, microchipped and desexed. But in the mean time why not have a consider whether your are ready for a pup in your life!

These 6 puppies are Staffy x Blue Cattle dog. They come in all the colours of the rainbow! They are very social, and love each other, their foster carer and their foster doggy siblings who they are in care with! Their doggy friends are both large breed dogs and so they would be well suited to a home with another friend if that is desired!

There are 3 males and 3 females. As you can see, each picture is labelled with a number, and so if you're interested please call Rod, their carer, to find out a bit more about each one and place enquiries! None of the puppies are named yet, so if you decide you would like to adopt one, you can organise with Rod to place a name on them and that way we can put that on their microchip forms ready to go!

Rod's number is 0418 239763, and these gorgeous babies are located in Revesby.

Saving the best til last! Timmy is still up for adoption! has been in foster care since 30 October 2019, for 2 months



West Highland Terrier Cross - male - 7 years and 11 months

Lenny is a 7.5 year old West Highland Terrier X who is around 9kg in weight. He is a beautiful friendly boy who loves being around people. He is people orientated and loves attention and company. He is in need of a new home as unfortunately his home situation has changed to moving around and a loud 2-year-old who constantly chases him around the house and stands over him, Lenny has become anxious and nervous and is constantly being chased around by the toddler.

Lenny will give his new owners love, affection and company.
He walks well on a lead but is generally walked around other dogs to avoid confrontation. He is house trained and spends most of his day indoors. He will let you know when he needs to go outside to the toilet.

He was last vaccinated in May 2019. He is next due for his vaccination in 2022 and needs a kennel cough vaccination in May 2020.
Lenny has been with his current owners since he was a puppy so it’s a very hard decision for them to rehome him but they believe rehoming Lenny would be the best for him.

An Ideal home for Lenny would be
A home where he can be a mostly indoors dog.
A home where the owner is home most of the time and can devote time
and attention to Lenny.
A home with elderly owners is probably an ideal fit.
A home with no other dogs.
A home with no small kids or toddlers.

Lenny is currently receiving on-going Anxiety medication of which comprises of ½ tablet twice daily that is given with his food. It’s expected that this would be an on-going requirement as he has been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

Lenny had bladder stones in 2017 which required surgery, Lenny is on a special diet of Hills L/D food and has an on-going requirement to be fed only Hills L/D food.

Lenny can be dog aggressive especially of dogs coming towards him so he is best in a home where he is the only other dog. He seems to tolerate dogs in other yards. He seems to tolerate cats and gets along with them and its only other dogs that scares him.

Lenny's front feet have been splayed from birth but it does not give him any on-going issues.

Lenny is desexed, vaccinated, wormed. He has good teeth and looks healthy, bright and alert. He has just had a hair cut & grooming to be ready for the hot summer months.

He is a friendly boy who enjoys pats and rubs and likes a good rub around the side of the face and neck. He will thrive in a nice quite home where he gets lot of attention.

Please contact us if you think you can provide Lenny the quiet home that he needs while keeping up with medications and diet.

Lenny has been in foster care since 10 November 2019, for 2 months



Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - female - 8 years and 11 months

Charlie has come into DCH care via a Western Sydney Animal Shelter.
She is 8 years old and is a Cavalier around 6.5 kg. We don't know much about her background other than she found herself at the pound.

Charlie came into care with a damaged eye. She was treated with Antibiotics for a week and had surgery on 6/12 to remove the eye.

She has been diagnosed with a Mild Heart Murmur which is common with the breed. No management is needed for it at this time. She has an Umbilical hernia which will be remove when she is desexed after recovering from the eye removal

Charlie does suffer from Anxiety and has issues with separation. She longs to be with you and having pats and licking you. She is very people focused and friendly and just wants to be loved and to be a spoilt companion dog.

When left alone she will bark and will carry on until she has company. She is currently on medication to help reduce the anxiety.

Charlie won't be ready for adoption until sometime in January.

**Sponsorship required. Due to her additional medical needs including Eye removal and Anxiety medications we are seeking additional sponsorship of Charlie to help cover her medical costs.**

Charlie has been in foster care since 26 November 2019, for 2 months



Shitzu x - female - 7 years and 1 month

Belmonti was found wandering the streets by someone who took her to the local Pound. The pound Vet started pain relief and antibiotics to combat her severe flea infestation which resulted in loss of hair from her shoulders back to her tail.
Belmonti is a friendly happy girl despite her ordeal and obviously feeling better now that she is being treated for her condition. She weighs 6.35kg, is energetic, loves her toys and is people and dog friendly and walks well on the lead.
Belmonit's skin and hair condition will take some time to repair, so she will not be available for adoption until approximately mid-late January 2020.
Belmonti has not yet been desexed and further vet work required will be added to this post once she has been assessed on 10/12/19.
Following Vet Check it is deemed necessary to remove some nasty looking lumps which may or may not be cancerous, at the same time as spaying and repairing Belmonti's hernia due for a scheduled operation early January 2020. The biopsy results were negative, stitches are out but that persistent allergy is still there. For less side-effects, the new owner should consider either committment to an elimination diet or a monthly injection which could work out as much as $150/month.

Bel-monti has been in foster care since 04 December 2019, for 1 month



Labrador X - female - 6 months and 4 weeks

Looking for the perfect family dog? Tina is your girl. At approximately 5 months old, Tina has just been rescued from a regional pound and is living in her foster home with her many foster siblings.
This girl just thrives on people, and as such would work so well in a busy family setting where people are around most of the time. Tina would not be suited to a home where she is left for long periods of time as her love for people is just too strong. With this, she will need strong and high fencing, with no small gates - she will definitely come looking for you if you're out too long and the fences aren't high enough!
Tina gets along with all of her current foster family, and so would definitely fit right into a home with another dog.
Tina is being vaccinated this week, and desexed next week, after which she will be ready for her new home. Please call her carer Rod on 0418239763 for more information, and to organise to meet Tina!

Tina has been in foster care since 15 December 2019, for 1 month

Diamond & Hero

Diamond & Hero

American staffy - mixed - 3 years and 5 months

I need to rehome my 2 American staffys. My daughter is sick and is in and out of hospital and I can no longer care for them.

I would like to try and keep them together if possible. Unfortunately with my daughters health, we don't have time to care for them, they dont get the opportunity to be walked or played with and I know they deserve better.

(Diamond - Blue Face) Her birth date is 30/07/2016
She is desexed
She is microchipped and registered
She is fully vaccinated
She currently lives and plays with and loves our boy staffy Hero (we need to rehome him too) they do everything together. She gets excited by other dogs but hasn't had all that much interaction except for with hero (hasn't been to the dog park etc)

She loves to play fetch and in water loves to swim and the sprinkler.
She has been exposed to our 2 children but mostly through our garden doors because my lexie is sick and Diamond will knock her over accidentally.
She is so happy and joyful loves a belly rub and will sit and drop when told but that's about it in regards to following commands.

(Hero - Blue and white face)
His birth date is 28/01/2017
He is desexed
He is microchipped and registered
He is fully vaccinated
He hasn't had any interaction with other dogs except for Diamond.
He is a big goofball his very funny to watch he will run into your leg and not even notice.
He is excited by fetch but prefers to play tug of war with you or chase diamond with her toy.
He hates water hates to swim and the sprinkler or even the hose.
He has been exposed to our 2 children but again mostly through our garden doors because his a rough nut and dopey..
But like diamond he is so happy and joyful loves a belly rub and will sit and drop shake hands when told but that's about it in regards to following commands

They both can walk on a lead put pull we use harnesses for both of them and they like to stay together walk next to each other.

They are both really beautiful and as much as we would love to keep them we just can't but I don't want to risk sending them somewhere that won't care for the. or will put them down.

Diamonds number is 900164001290869
Hero's number is 991003000021965

Location St Mary's NSW.