Success Stories

Below are some stories from people who've adopted a rescue pet from DCH Animal Adoptions.

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Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell

This is Tinkerbell we adopted and has proven to be quite a character. As you can see she has come along way and loves being bathed and having her hair done and getting dressed up.
She just loves humans and always comes running to you.
We are very grateful to be able to give her a loving home and she has now become a very special part of our mixed family.
Thankyou to DCH you do a wonderful job.

Larry ( formerly Chucky when i picked him up)

Larry ( formerly Chucky when i picked him up)

I came to the place where Larry ( than named Chucky) was staying. hadnt sat down for more than a minute and he came right up and sat on my lap. How could i say no after that. He was all shaved and a little malnourished still, as he had arrived in quite a state to DCH carers. But in no time at all and as you can see from the pictures he was returned to the giant fluff ball status that he deserved. I cannot recommend enough to folks looking for a pet to try DCH. Larry is the best! Long Live Larry! thank you DCH

Tangelo (Bella)

Tangelo (Bella)

I got this lovely girl when she was just a kitten. Tangelo is kind natured and a good companion. She has helped me through some rough periods in my life but she has been ever faithful and a strong member of our family.
She absolutely loves my old girl Pushca me they have become great friends. Loves cuddles and just wants to climb into your life.

Bindi

Bindi

Bindi was adopted in January 2004 aged 15 months, 11 years later and nearly 13 she has been a gentle, loving, loyal, occasionally quite mischievous and much loved Fur-child. Austin, my other dog, and she adore each other and have grown up together, he being just 6 months younger. The unconditional love I have received has been so humbling and I am so lucky that she came into my life.

Opi

Opi

I adopted Opi from DCH in 2010, he was a little furry kitten with different coloured eyes and so placid, he allowed himself to be carried all around Windsor shops being pat by everyone we came across and he is still that placid boy but a lot bigger, his favourite things in the world are eating and sleeping although at times he gets a burst of energy and tears around the house knocking down everything in sight:) The whole experience was so positive that I have been a DCH carer myself taking in cats and kittens for quite a few years and have found it so rewarding, I still cry bucket loads of tears saying goodbye to my charges but take in heart in knowing they have their forever homes and will be loved. If you have ever considered being a foster carer don't delay it will be one of the most amazing rides of your life.

Rambo

Rambo

We were looking for a new family member and saw Rambo's photo and just had to meet him. We drove out to his foster carers house and it was instant love! He was very affectionate and really wanted a home.
He is the biggest cuddle bug ever and we love him very much.
Adopted 2010

Rex

Rex

Rex must have been one of your earliest adoptees. We think it was 2004 when we got him. He was with one of the foster carers out near Penrith (?) when we got him at approx 4 months old. He recently passed away. He was (and still is) a much-loved member of the family.

Bear

Bear

This is bear, we adopted him in 2005 to keep our older german sheperd company and boy did he do the trick! Bear was always full of energy and we think that was the kelpie in him. He is always such a loveable boy and deep down he is the biggest sook! His coat is so fluffy that in summer we like to get him trimmed so he can be nice and cool, also so we can have a laugh because he looks so funny and he loves it. In late 2009 we lost our old german shepherd and got a new "little" fluffball Tyson to keep bear company. I use the word "little" very lightly because it wasnt long before tyson, our new purebread, was alot bigger than bear and bear was the one keeping up with him. Bear rules the trampoline and although tyson can get up there aswell, bear uses that as his "pride rock" over tyson and that he is still the boss. Bear is now 10 years old and still going strong. He loves a walk and is always there when you need him for the more peaceful moments of your day. As you can see, he is a very photogenic dog and we think that he thinks hes a model!

Melba

Melba

Some friends of ours were minding some dogs, who were actually with a DCH carer – but the DCH carer was also on holidays. It was in the lead up to Christmas, 2006. Our friends had a Christmas party, with lots of folks over for a celebration. There was this goofy black puppy, that was all legs and ears, and like everyone else at the party – I had a play with that goofy black puppy - called Melba. She had a real spark though – and for some reason – latched on to me and did not leave my side the whole night. From that night on, Melba was coming home to our place.

Melba has been a loyal mate ever since. She has grown in to a beautiful, tall dog – with a shiny black coat and limitless energy. She looks to be a cross of Kelpie and German Shepherd – but has a few other strange traits. As a puppy – she loved the water – and still loves nothing more than running and diving for a stick. She swims almost as fast as she runs – and is a great pet for our family. She is quick to adopt folks in to the pack, once she is comfortable - and does not have a bad bone in her body. At first my wife was hesitant to get a big dog, but now says “I can’t imagine life without Melba”! We also have had two kids since Melba – and she is great with them – playing gently and protecting the young members of her pack.

Have attached the Original DCH pic of Melba as a puppy, and two current shots.

Thanks so much to DCH for saving the life of this wonderful animal!

Porscha

Porscha

We adopted Porscha into our family 4 and a half years ago. We were her 4th or 5th home in her 5 years so we knew when we adopted her that she had needs and issues. We decided that we could accommodate those issues and opened our home to her. She definitely needed a secure backyard and lots of company. She became a sister/mother to our other fur baby a shelty called Forrest and it wasn't long before she embedded herself into our hearts. She has the most gentle nature,loves her walks, pats, cuddles and is completely obsessed with playing ball. Her favourite place to sleep is in our ensuite near us. She is now starting to show signs of old age. She has cataracts, the occasional episode of incontinence and has been diagnosed with the early signs of canine dementia, but she is ours and we will continue to love and care for her the rest of her life. Adopting Porscha is one of the best things that we have done, the love we have given her is nothing compared to the love and devotion that she has given us. Opening your home and heart up to a dog is one of the most satisfying things that you can do.