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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Can you open up your home and yard to a needy dog to help give them a second chance?

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Cash

Cash

Staffy X Great Dane X Border C - male - 1 year and 4 months

Hello everyone, my name is Cash and I am around 16 month's old. I am a crossbreed boy who is a mix of Staffy, Border Collie and Great Dane.

We didn't know if Great Dane was true but I've grown into a big boy, so I think it must be! I feel I have been in care too long, and suspect it's because I've grown so big. But I'm really gentle and love love! I'm also super loyal and super smart. I have grown up with other dogs, puppies, cats and tiny little kittens so I'm totally happy with all of them. I'm also super healthy and up-to-date on all my vet work.

I know - with big does come strong - and, although I'm almost grown up now - I do need help controlling my energy! So my new home would be best not to have young children in case I get too enthusiastic. Even better if you have another dog! It really makes me feel just next level awesome to have another dog around me, so that would be wonderful.

I'd really love to meet you if you think I could join your family! Please call Rod, my coordinator, on 0418 239763 if you'd like to say hi! Bye for now, love Cash.

Cash has been in foster care since 25 July 2018, for 1.1 years

Roo

Roo

Cattle x Kelpie - male - 1 year and 2 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

Bella and Jersey

Bella and Jersey

Smooth and Rough Collies - female - 13 years and 8 months

These two girls were originally adopted through DCH in 2006 and with great sadness, the owner is now surrendering the pair back to us due to health complications. Bella and Jersey 13yo bonded pair, rough and smooth collies
Bella and Jersey grew up together and share a very deep and special connection. They are very supportive of one another and a loving pair. They have different personalities that compliment each other. Both dogs are rather oblivious to other dogs, their socialising days are behind them. A "hello" sniff will suffice. They like bothering the cats, although, they'll never catch them! These two are very easy to look after as long as you give them love, attention and daily walks. They are smart and wise and a simple request will have them go to bed, finish their food or respect the house rules. They are house trained and will hold it until they are outside.
They have adapted really well and fast to their foster carer's home and never have been moody, upset nor unpleasant.

Jersey (the ginger one) is the most active of the 2. She loves going for walks (with or without Bella) and is particularly caring. She will come check on all family members to make sure they are ok and obviously, get cuddles. She is not a big eater but enjoys treats and sits on command. Very good on the lead and gentle. She will bury her head in your elbow and make funny happiness noises when joyful! The vet was impressed with her health and general state: she does not look her age! She might have issues seeing well in the dark and is cautious of dark places such as building entrances or underground passages - but who isn't!!!

Bella (the grey/white one) is in charge and her hip arthritis will not stop her chasing the cats! Although she has to take it easy and slow (very slow!), she loves going for short walks and rolling herself in the grass! She enjoys a good meal... and needs to pay attention to her waistline! Bella's condition does not affect her personality. She is a loving dog, enjoying retirement and giving all the love she has.

Bella and Jersey only want a little haven to enjoy their retirement together and be part of the family. Their adoption fee together is $250. If you'd like to meet these lovely old girls, please contact Jo on 0401 900 696‬.

Bella and Jersey has been in foster care since 23 January 2019, for 7 months

Cena

Cena

great dane cross - female - 8 months and 4 weeks

Born just before Christmas last year, Cena is a young Mastiff cross who is just full of life. She is a typical puppy, wanting to play with anyone available, including the dogs and cats she currently lives with.

Cena loves everything and everyone¸ and eagerly engages with all experiences, including training.  She is house trained, and sleeps inside with her carers and her animal friends.   She enjoys her walks, strong but obedient on the leash, and is good on recall. 

At 7 months, Cena is a big puppy already and we anticipate she will grow to a 45kg size.  As such, she will benefit from a family with experience in corralling puppy enthusiasm to ensure her training is continued. While she would not deliberately hurt anyone or anything, she could well bowl over a small child, so would not be suitable for families with young children.  Otherwise, Cena would bring joy, fun and affection to any furever family.

 Cena is microchipped, vaccinated and desexed, so is ready for her new home  Please call her carer Rod, on 0418 239 763,  to say hello to this lovely young girl in her Revesby foster home.

Cena has been in foster care since 03 March 2019, for 6 months

Milo

Milo

Labrador x Shar pei - female - 3 years and 6 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 6 months

Winter

Winter

Siberian Husky - female - 7 years and 5 months

Winter is a beautiful 7 year old female Siberian husky.

She has been surrended due to owner not being able to give her to the attention she needs.

Winter is a gorgeous girl who loves attention from her carers, but not necessarily younger ambitious puppies who want to play with her. She's a complete sook around humans and would happily sit by your side all day.

She's not particularly active, but gets excited when it's walk time or to go for a ride in the car. Winter is terribly overweight, so her new owner should be willing to spend the time in providing her the adequate exercise she requires, although it will be slow going, as she tires easily. In saying that, during her time with us, she has lost some weight and proven to walk further than when we first met her.

She's protective of her food and will growl if another dog goes near her food or disturbs her peace but I haven't found her to be snappy at her foster carer.

We've discovered that she shakes hands, particularly when she knows she's getting a treat and at dinner time.

She's absolutely fine at the dog park and doesn't pay attention to the other dogs, but will mostly just sit instead of running around.

We believe Winter can be adopted by herself, but it would be good for her to have a companion if you already have another husky.

Due to her age, Winter does have some health issues:
Arthritis. Although her weight won't help here, with exercise you may find she will improve. We've also been mixing in "Aging Dog" powder to give her the vitatmins she needs.

Fly blown ears (although this is being treated with a repellent and improvements happening).
Cloudy eyes - the vets have advised this is not cataract and whilst it looks bad, she does have great eye-sight even though it may be a bit cloudy for her.
Zinc deficiency - her nose is a tell-tale sign that she has a zinc deficiency which can be easily treated by supplementing her diet with this vitamin.

IIMPORTANT: You CANNOT have a house with smaller animals such as cats, pocket pets or smaller dogs - as Husky-bred nature is to attack.

You would need a fully enclosed yard that is escape proof.

If you would like to meet Winter, please contact us to meet the beautiful old girl.

Winter has been in foster care since 17 May 2019, for 4 months

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Cattle - female - 11 months

Gentle, very shy and thankful Cleopatra arrived from a Country pound, starving for food and affection. You may have seen UTube posts of dogs looking lovingly into their new owners (or foster carer's) eyes after having been adopted. Well this was Cleopatra (Cleo). The name Cleopatra was chosen because she has what looks like black eye-liner extending outward from her eyes. Within hours and after a solid meal, Cleopatra found herself sleeping whilst sitting up with her paws on her carer's lap and head nestled on her paws. Cleo sits patiently by her carer's side whilst she is on her computer and gets on well with her carer's much older dogs. A true sweetheart, her personality will shine the more she gets used to a jacket, bed in a warm location and lots of love. Cleo is not used to walking on a lead and has only ventured outside the front gate twice, only walking slowly and warily around the block each time. Cleo has just come into season and will be desexed as soon as practicable as she is underweight and will be available for adoption about mid October 2019. 2 days into the foster I noticed Cleo wanted all the attention and got jealous and growled at my 13 year old toothless dog so it is thought she would best be suited to a single dog, mature household. Two weeks on, Cleo now walks a wide birth from the 13 year old male, and is still happy to sniff my 16 year old female. Cleo will need a family with patience as she learns to curb her very shy persona. In the last 2 days, she has actually made a happy whimper, now wags her tail, greets with excitement rather than crawling along the ground, and loves rolling on the grass in the sunshine. I will update this space as I get to know Cleopatra as she develops and blossoms. Thanks for your interest so far. For initial enquiries, please e-mail Cleo's carer.

Cleopatra has been in foster care since 28 August 2019, for 3 weeks

Kareen

Kareen

Staffy - female - 7 months and 3 weeks

Little Kareen has recently been rescued from a regional pound and is now living in her foster carers house with her sister; they are both approximately 6-7 months old.

She was initially a little shy but it was clear that Kareen just loves people and affection, and was up on the couch with her carer as soon as she saw it was okay!

Kareen is living with 5 other dogs at the moment, males and females, that are larger than herself and she is absolutely fine, so should be happy going to a home that has other dogs after an introduction.

Kareen will be microchipped, vaccinated and desexed soon, so will be ready for her new home towards the end of the month.

Please call Rod her carer to organise meeting her in her Revesby foster home and for more information!

Kareen has been in foster care since 31 August 2019, for 3 weeks

Spotty

Spotty

Maltlier (Maltese x Cavalier) - male - 7 years and 11 months

Hi, I'm Spot. Initially purchased for a 5 year old child who is now 13, I found myself the victim of a bitter marriage separation and they want me 'out as soon as possible' through no fault of my own. So I've been rescued by DCH and am now looking for a true furever home. I get along with my carers dog and we go for walks together. I like barking at visiting birds and dogs that bark at me first when I go for a walk. Whilst I am a really good house dog, I need some training in regards to walks I do pull on the lead and I like to bark at dogs when I am out.
I am good with kids. I sit still through grooming and enjoy my food. I don't know what to do with a hard biscuit though.
I am a happy-go-lucky affectionate boy who loves company. My previous household sent me to my carer with some Anxiety treats issued by the Vet but I hope I won't need to use them. I am looking for a home with another small dog so I have company at home and someone to play with and go on walks with and with a family who is familiar with my breed. I also like to be indoors next to my foster carer
And lay next to her as much as possible.
If you would like to meet me, please contact my carer, Jeanette by e-mail to schedule an introduction and find out If your home would be suitable for me.
Spot is desexed, chipped, vaccinated and wormed.

Spotty has been in foster care since 09 September 2019, for 2 weeks

Serena

Serena

Staffy - female - 7 months and 3 weeks

Little Serena has recently been rescued from a regional pound and is now living in her foster carers house with her sister; they are both approximately 6-7 months old.

She was initially a little shy and whilst it was clear that Serena just loves people, she took a little while to warm up to the other dogs in the household. She is now calmly living with the other 5 dogs she is with, and so would be suited to a home with another dog as long as a meet and greet is done beforehand to see how they get along.

Serena cannot get enough love from her carer, so would be great in any family that knows big dogs and loves the love they can give!!

Serena is microchipped and vaccinated, and will be desexed this week, so will be ready for her new home in approximately 2 weeks.

Please call Rod her carer to organise meeting her in her Revesby foster home and for more information!

Serena has been in foster care since 10 September 2019, for 2 weeks