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Animals in our care

Here, you can browse all the animals we have available for adoption, or click on the individual animal species you are looking for in the side menu.

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Mavis

Mavis

Domestic Short Hair - female - 1 year and 7 months

Mavis has been surrendered into care to find her a new home.
She has had a litter of kittens prior to coming into care and we have rehomed her kittens and its now Mavis' turn for a forever home.

Mavis is estimated as approximately a year and a half old by the vets by its just an estimate.

She had been living tough on the streets before she found help from a property owner. Mavis is a friendly cat and purrs quickly. She enjoys a good pat and likes company. She will take pats when upside down and will knead with her claws.

She is very strong, lean and is used to being an independent. We would recommend that she is kept inside as an indoors cat going forward. She is probably best as a single cat in the home and in a home where she is allowed to explore and climb.

She was desexed on the 28/5 and has received 1 X F3 vaccination and is due for a 2nd at the end of the month.

She has had flea and worm treatments and is microchipped.

For more information please contact us.

Mavis has been in foster care since 17 May 2020, for 2 months

Seb

Seb

DSH - male - 8 months

Beautiful ginger boys, with striking flash-like eyebrows, Seb and Ziggy are siblings of Oscar and Sammy whom we recently rehomed; our success encouraged us to bring them into our care to secure their furever home, too. While these boys may enjoy a new home together, each will be equally happy to have a human family all to himself.

Both kitties were socialised initially with visits from the owner’s family, including children. Sadly, social lockdown put an end to that and it has taken a couple of weeks for these guys to venture much around their new house, and they are still to adjust to strangers walking around. We are all working on it, though, and they have already shown their willingness to adapt.

A typical kitten, Seb loves his sleep, and has chosen to nap under his carer’s bed until it’s food and play time. He is very happy to arrive for dinner, and has learned to take a treat or two from his carers hand. He is intrigued by the variety of toys he has been introduced to, not least the empty toilet rolls and table tennis balls.

It is early days yet, and these guys are a work in progress, so we will update their individual profiles as they become more comfortable. We believe it is likely that both Seb and Ziggy will take some time to settle into the routine of their new furever homes - so may well suit experienced cat people, with time and patience as well as lots of love to share. Their reward will be great. They are indoor-only kitties.

Seb and Ziggy have been microchipped, vaccinated and desexed, so are ready for their new homes. They are located in Colyton.

If you are interested in learning more about or providing a home to one or both of these lovely boys, please contact his carer, Julie.

Seb has been in foster care since 26 June 2020, for 1 month

Ziggy

Ziggy

DSH - male - 8 months

Beautiful ginger boys, with striking flash-like eyebrows, Ziggy and Seb are siblings of Oscar and Sammy whom we recently rehomed; our success encouraged us to bring them into our care to secure their furever home, too. While these boys may enjoy a new home together, each will be equally happy to have a human family all to himself.

Both kitties were socialised initially with visits from the owner’s family, including children. Sadly, social lockdown put an end to that and it has taken a couple of weeks for these guys to venture much around their new house, and they are still to adjust to strangers walking around. We are all working on it, though, and they have already shown their willingness to adapt.

Ziggy is the more curious of the two, and likes to find a perch on high to watch what is going on. He loves his dinner as well as treats from his carer’s hand. A good play and a rumble with his brother is his favourite thing before bed time.
It is early days yet, and these guys are a work in progress, so we will update their individual profiles as they become more comfortable. We believe it is likely that both Ziggy and Seb will take some time to settle into the routine of their new furever homes - so may well suit experienced cat people, with time and patience as well as lots of love to share. Their reward will be great. They are indoor-only kitties.

Ziggy and Seb have been microchipped, vaccinated and desexed. So, already for their new homes. They are located in Colyton.

If you are interested in learning more about or providing a home to one or both of these lovely boys, please contact his carer, Julie.

Ziggy has been in foster care since 26 June 2020, for 1 month

Indy

Indy

Domestic Short Hair - female - 1 year and 2 months

Indy and her siblings, Ivy, Isaac and Iggy were originally rescued via Hawkesbury Pound in April 2019 at about 6 weeks old.

Indy was previously adopted as a DCH kitten and lived with a family for about 10 months but became stressed (reason unknown), and has now been returned to DCH for rehoming at 12 months of age. After 2 weeks of settling back in to her original foster home, Indy has become very calm and trusting, although she does seem to dislike kittens and other cats.

As Indy can become overwhelmed, she must be an Indoor Only Cat in her new home. This means that she cannot go outside at all.

Indy is outgoing and affectionate and seems quite happy to meet new people in a calm setting. She makes eye contact with her big gorgeous golden eyes and loves chin scratches and pats and even a brush when in the mood.

She doesn’t mind being picked up and will settle on your lap to enjoy some attention. She has a loud purr and a quirky little meow when she wants to be noticed. Like most cats, she does enjoy some quiet, alone time for naps and lying on a sunny windowsill!

Indy is looking for a quiet home (no children), where she can be your only pet - although cat-friendly dog/s would be okay as she is now perfectly fine with our 2 cat-friendly Golden Retrievers! This lovely young cat deserves a second chance and will make a perfect companion for a person who wants to skip the crazy kitten stage!

Indy is microchipped, vaccinated, wormed, desexed and is perfectly litter trained.

If you would like to meet Indy, she is now at:

Petstock Marsden Park
02 8607 1120

9 Hollinsworth Rd,
Marsden Park, NSW 2765

Indy has been in foster care since 04 July 2020, for 1 month

Kira

Kira

Cocker Spaniel - female - 9 years and 1 month

*Special needs dog - blind senior girl*

At approximately 8-10 years old, Kira found herself in a kennel, completely blind and hard of hearing, a huge lump on her ear, with matted and dirty fur. But despite the initial physical appearance, you couldn't meet a kinder dog, and she is so deserving of her chance at a new life.

Since coming into care, with the help of great vets, the council and her current foster carers, Kira has undergone quite the transformation - just check out those before and after photos!.

She has had both of her eyes removed, as they were non-functional and causing severe irritation, has had the lump on her ear removed, has been desexed, has been groomed, and has been loved by everyone who has met her.

On her overall health check, Kira is in incredible shape and does not show her age. Her teeth are perfect, and her pre-anaesthetic blood tests were also great. Given she is a Cocker Spaniel, she does require ear cleaning given her lovely floppy ears, but she is so easy to do this too and doesn't complain at all.

Kira is all up to date on vaccinations, worming etc.

Given her reduction in senses, Kira understandably has separation anxiety. For example, even when in familiar environments, she will cry if she realises you aren't near her, even if she is in the living room and you just in the kitchen. Given she can't see if you've left, and her hearing is so reduced, her only method of checking if you're there is to search. As a result, Kira needs a family who is understanding of this, and one who is willing to continue to find her an area where she feels safe and comfortable without continuous need for touch. Whilst in care, Kira has demonstrated she is able to do this, but it does take a lot of time, patience and of course, understanding. One of our best tricks has been to move a familiar blanket/quilt from room to room when we are in them, that way she can settle herself down on that blanket and is in close range to check-in with you if she needs to. We have also trialed crate-training with her, and whilst she does eventually settle down, it can take a while before she stops howling and crying, so again will take a lot of patience and perseverance. Whilst in kennels at the vets, the same is the case, but she seems more willing to settle in this environment.

Despite the reduction in senses, Kira does not have an aggressive bone in her body. When asleep or disorientated, you can approach her without any concern that she will snap, she just immediately starts wagging her tail and is so happy. Kira does have some slight hearing left, so we have found saying her name in a higher pitch and whistling she can definitely hear, and this also helps to reassure her that you are around.

As a result, Kira will be suited to a home where the person works from home. She gets along with other dogs very well, and has also been introduced to cats and not had a problem, so if the family has other dogs this may eventually be very helpful for her to find reliable company from other animals. She needs a home willing to work with her consistently, and provide a very safe space for her when she is left alone, or if she is to be alone for longer is able to cater for her and have someone even look after her. There will be clear requirements for the family to meet to adopt this girl, so please be aware of this prior to considering her for adoption.

If you'd like some more information on this lovely girl, please contact Gemma, her foster carer, on 0435939858.

Kira has been in foster care since 30 July 2020, for 2 weeks

Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell

Domestic Short Hair - female - 8 years and 3 months

Tinkerbell was surrendered by her owners as they have moved into a small apartment that would not allow pets.

Tinkerbell is 8 years old and unfortunately we don't know much about her previous history.

She was surrendered at a vet clinic and has spent 2 weeks there and is now in care with us at DCH.

She has mild arthritis and is overweight but her her blood work is all within normal limits. Her teeth are in good condition.

She is currently on a diet of Royal Canin Satiety kibble.

She shows affection and will rub around your feet and seek out attention but can also be a little grumpy at the same time. She has had a lot of change over the last few weeks so we think she will just take a few weeks to settle into a new environment and to learn to trust new people.

She is a lovely girl and deserves a beautiful new stable home. We think she will do best as an only cat in the home.

If you think you can offer Tinkerbell a new home then please contact us.

Located in Scholfields NSW

Tinkerbell has been in foster care since 01 August 2020, for 2 weeks

Sabrina

Sabrina

DSH - female - 3 years and 7 months

Sabrina came into care as a semi-feral who was living rough along side of at least 3 siblings. Baits were put out and subsequently 2 of her siblings were poisoned to death before a kind soul managed to catch her and ask DCH for help.

She is a beautiful torty coloured, short haired girl. She's very small with tiny feet, tail and face. On her vet check and when she was desexed, the vet realized that she is not the under 1 year old kitten that we thought she was but is more likely a very small adult. Her age is an estimate.

Right from the start she's used the kitty litter tray without fail and is not fussy with her food.

Although she is still petrified, once you start patting her, she's very affectionate and leans into your hand and head butts you. But her first reaction is to hiss and strike at you. It's pretty hard to go from such a dangerous hard world and be able to trust. I am working hard at teaching her that she is safe now and that she deserves a loving home and family. She will need a family who are kind hearted and patient.

She has been desexed, microchipped, vet checked, vaccinated and has had dental work done. She is missing a few teeth possibly due to malnutrition but is currently having no trouble eating a varied diet of dry kibble, wet food, chicken etc... *Sabrina's additional dental work has come to $150 and we're seeking sponsorship to help cover this cost*

Sabrina has been in foster care since 03 August 2020, for 2 weeks

Parker

Parker

Domestic Short Hair - female - 9 years and 8 months

Parker's family recently lost their home to a severe storm and have had to make the decision to rehome Parker as they can no longer provide a home as they will be rebuilding and recovering. They have made the heart breaking decision that they need to rehome Parker and find her a new home.

Parker is now looking for a new family.

Parker is a gentle, quiet, fuss-free cat. She is toilet-trained and desexed.

We're looking for a good loving home for Parker to go to.

She's very affectionate but at the same time independent as well. Doesn't need much attention but loves it when you have time for her. She's happy sitting in her bed sleeping, looking out the window, sun baking.

Located in Coogee.

Parker has been in foster care since 08 August 2020, for 6 days

mystique

mystique

shd - female - 1 year

Mystique was dumped, along with her littermates and parents, when her family moved out and left them to fend for themselves... We rescued one of her siblings shortly after, who has already been rehomed. However, Mystique was being fed by various well wishers, and has only now come into our care to prepare for her furever home.

She is a beautiful large and strong cat, so she’s clearly had enough to eat! Although Mystique is still a bit nervous, she is very good with her people – loves to head butt, and very smoochy – in fact when you stop patting her, she grabs your hand with her two front paws to pull you back to your patting task….

Mystique is a very loving girl and will make a very nice family pet. She hasn’t particularly taken to small dogs around her, but has been ok with some of the resident cats. To keep her safe, Mystique must be an indoor-only kitty.

Mystique is vet-checked, microchipped, and vaccinated. She will be desexed prior to her adoption.

If you'd like to learn more about Mystique, currently in Hoxton Park, please text or phone her carer, Karen.

mystique has been in foster care since 10 August 2020, for 4 days