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?

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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

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



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.
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 which has now been carried out. 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.
**Serious adoptees only

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.



Kelpie X - male - 6 months and 4 weeks

My name is Louie or Loulou and I'm a typical energetic chocolate Kelpie puppy. I absolutely love people and I'm good with other dogs.

My energy levels are high so my forever family would need to have a rather active lifestyle: going to the beach, camping, bush walking and hiking are regular activities I really enjoy. When I am not given enough attention or exercise, I tend to get bored and rearrange the whole garden. I would benefit greatly from living with another similar dog as it would teach me the rules of the house.

Puppy School is needed and preferably owners with experience in training puppies/dogs as a strict and consistent training will redirect my energy into productive learning.

I currently weigh around 12kgs and I'm nearly 6 months. It is hard to say how heavy I'll be as an adult but probably around 20kgs and I'm not a tall dog.

I have a super positive personality and I am good with cats. My excitement can get the best of me but I am good to stay in the garden while my carers are at work with my toys. I can keep myself entertained when alone and I'm not a barker. However, once you're home, I need your full attention!

If you think you fit this description, you might be the awesome family I've been waiting for!

I am desexed, wormed, flea-free with my 1st vaccination done and I've got a nice short coat that doesn't shed much.

Louie has been in foster care since 28 December 2019, for 1 month



Great Dane X - female - 3 months and 1 weeks

Rosie is a stunning 11-week old Great Dane cross puppy who is just a bundle of love! She has settled so very well into her current foster home, and can't get enough cuddles. She is currently living with many other foster dogs and gets along with all of them no problems!

Rosie will grow into a very large girl, she already has the feet to show she is very to grow into! Rosie will be vaccinated and microchipped soon, but will be desexed in a few months and then will be ready for her new home!

Contact Rod, her carer, to learn more about beautiful Rosie!

Please note that Rosie is not available for adoption for several weeks.

Rosie has been in foster care since 13 January 2020, for 2 weeks