Success Stories

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

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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.

katie (lola)

katie (lola)

Katie was 6yrs when we were lucky enough to have her join our family. It has not been an easy journey, she had a bad skin condition that has taken 2yrs to get under control. she has a great personality and we love her. How someone could put her on the street, I don't know. Happy birthday 10th birthday Katie. Our family is complete,
thank you Kelly for bringing her into our lives.

Honey

Honey

I am Honey. I came here to my real home exactly one year ago from DCH after I went to St Clair Animal Hospital to get ready to come here. I was skinny and I had had sooo many kittens... My final batch was 7 kittens and I am pretty young, really. Now I no longer spray, and hide, and eat like there is no tomorrow. I play a lot. I can jump straight up in the air. My favourite toys are macadamia nuts. They roll around and my mum makes sure she gets them out from under things when I cant find any, and curtain rod knobs are good toys too, and curled up cardboard, and clothes pegs. The other cat likes me but she thinks I am a bit immature. She lounges around a lot but she is very nice. So is my mum. I hope you like my photos. I am very happy you are ten years old. Bye for now. Honey

Sascha

Sascha

Sascha came to us at the beginning of February as a tiny 8 week old kitten. She has grown in size, confidence and derring-do ever since. Our dog has fallen in love with her new play friend and our 4yo daughter is besotted. "I can't go to (school/sleep) until I've kissed Sascha!" is heard regularly. Sascha can often be found up a tree, on the garage roof or asleep in a corner (or the dog kennel!) and is now a firm member of the family - smiles all round!

Luca

Luca

Hello everyone at DCH Adoptions,

On November 16th, 2009 I adopted the beautiful 'Simba' (rottweiller x staffy). He was a chunky stray pup who was found lost in the middle of Liverpool. As soon as I saw his photo on your website I said to myself 'this is my dog' and was lucky to adopt him a few days later. That was almost six years ago, and his name is now Luca and he has grown into a handsome muscly man with the sweetest temperament.

Always trying to do the right thing, Luca graduated from puppy school not long after he came to live with me. We went to class every Thursday for four weeks, and on Graduation Day Luca was given the award for being 'The Most Willing Worker' in his class. It was a very proud moment and his certificate is still on our fridge!

Luca's favourite activities are going for walks, wrestling, chasing a tennis ball and swimming at our local dog beach. He has lots of pals for company, and he and his little mate Hansel (Maltese X) make a funny pair. They always get lots of attention when they are out and about.

Luca and I are soulmates. He is my best friend and the love of my life. We do everything together and I can't imagine my life without him. Thank you to all the kind staff and volunteers who first spotted him in the pound, and for keeping him safe until he came home with me. Attached is a photo of my beautiful boy for your website - this is Luca's puppy school graduation day photo.

Thanks again, Nicole