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Violet & Rosie

Violet & Rosie

Domestic Short Hair - female - 6 months and 2 weeks

Originally taken into care with their 2 brothers, these cute little girls were adopted from DCH but were with their new family only a couple of months before being surrendered back to DCH due to a change in circumstances.

Violet (our grey and white sweetie) was the smallest kitten of the litter but her size doesn’t stop her and she’ll get in there for a rough and tumble with her sister and the other foster kitties she’s sharing a home with. She’s full of energy, very inquisitive and playful and if she’s going somewhere…she’s running.

Rosie is quite playful and enjoys chasing around the house with the other kitties too. She doesn’t often demand attention but when she does she’s not quiet about it and has the cutest little squeak.

Both girls can be picked up and cuddled although not for long and they are still getting used to it but they are happy to sit on their carer's lap and be stroked.

Before snuggling up together on their carer’s bed to sleep, they enjoy watching nature programs on TV, David Attenborough is a favourite.

The girls would love a new furever home together. They are vaccinated, desexed and microchipped so are ready to meet their new family.

If you are interested in learning more about these cuties or would like to visit them at their foster home, contact their carer, Julie.

Violet & Rosie has been in foster care since 12 September 2021, for 2 weeks

Ace

Ace

American Staffy - male - 11 months and 4 weeks

Hi my name is Ace and I came to DCH after my family had to move houses and couldn't take me with them.

I'm now in foster care and live in a unit with my foster carer who I adore and who, I'm fairly sure, adores me too.

I love people, and dogs of all sizes. I absolutely love playing with my friends in the dog park. I'm very easy going and don't even mind when small dogs sit on my back. I'm a very happy dog. However, I do need my exercise and can be strong willed. I also like to sit on the bench in front of the coffee shop near where my foster carer lives and observe people while my foster carer enjoys a coffee. I'm a strong dog so additional training on how to walk on the lead would probably help. I like to be inside with my family.

I would suit dog owners who have had medium or large dogs before and who live an active lifestyle and would give me the exercise I need. I am not suitable for a family with very young children.

Ace has been in foster care since 03 September 2021, for 4 weeks

Tyson

Tyson

Staffy - male - 4 years and 9 months

Hi my name is Tyson and I'm a 4 year old English Staffy who is looking for a new home because my sister and I weren't getting along. Don't hold that against me because everyone says I'm a great dog.

I'm great with children of all ages. I grew up with a family that has 3 young boys and I've lived with a family that has a 2 year old and a 3 year old and they adored me and I thought they were pretty good too.

I know basic commands and I'm house trained because I'm an indoor dog and love to sit with you on the couch. Being a Staffy, I love being with my family.

I'm a strong dog so I can pull on the lead and probably need a bit of training with that and also with my recall.

I'm a very loving and affectionate dog so I need someone who is going to love me back and give me plenty of exercise.

Tyson has been in foster care since 20 September 2021, for 1 weeks

Lola

Lola

Mastiff x - female - 5 years

Lola is a big softie and very lovable. She was found as a stray and taken to the pound however was not claimed. She gets on with other dogs but does not like cats. She can pull on the lead when she is excited so could do with further training. She is toilet trained and loves her food. She requires daily exercise and would only be suitable to a house that has a fully fenced backyard. She is not suitable for a unit or apartment. Lola has just been desexed so will be available for adoption in a couple of weeks however enquiries and expressions of interest are welcome.

Lola has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 4 days

Ellie

Ellie

Staffy x - female - 5 years

Ellie was rescued from the pound when she was heavily pregnant. All of her puppies found fantastic new homes and now Ellie is looking for her new home as well. Due to her previous situation, she is scared of new people and new environments but once she has settled, she is extremely affectionate and loves to sit on your lap. Ellie is good with other dogs and loves to go for walks in quiet areas. Ellie requires a fully fenced backyard and is not suitable for a unit or apartment

Ellie has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 4 days

Ash & Zac

Ash & Zac

Domestic Short Hair - male - 3 years and 11 months

These gorgeous boys were adopted from DCH as bonded kittens in 2017, then age 2 months. 

Unfortunately, their mum has had to surrender them and DCH always takes back animals previously adopted from us - regardless of the circumstances. 

Zac (our ginger boy) was initially the more adventurous of the two, happily playing with his carer's resident kitty. Ash was a little more cautious but it didn't take too long for them both to settle into their new home and now they play and race around the house with the other foster kitties.

A bit of patience and lots of love with these boys will be well worth it. They are very affectionate and love to curl up close at night. Zac likes to curl up on a pillow and Ash tends to settle down on his carer's feet.

They are never far away when their carer settles on the couch for a night in watching TV and jostle for best position on her lap.

Monday to Friday they can often be found keeping their carer company while she's working, although they spend most of the time asleep on her desk. They'll often wake up and pay attention if they hear another voice during a meeting and then they want in on the chat letting everyone know what they think.

They enjoy a bit of time outside playing chase amongst the flowers but they need an outdoor space that is cat proof.

These boys would love a furever home together soon, so if you are looking for a couple of more mature kitties to join your family who like lots of attention but who are also happy to relax and laze around in a warm sunny spot these are the boys for you.

The boys are microchipped and desexed and are up to date with their vaccinations and flea and worming treatments.

If you are interested in learning more about these boys or would like to visit them at their foster home, contact their carer, Julie.

Ash & Zac has been in foster care since 05 March 2021, for 6 months

Phoenix

Phoenix

English Springer Spaniel - male - 9 years and 2 months

**Update. Phoenix is on hold pending an adoption*

Phoenix has arrived into foster care after having to be surrendered by his loving family of 9 years due to changes in circumstances brought about by this crazy year.

He is a 9 year old male English Springer Spaniel.

He is a friendly dog and loves lots of attention. He gets along perfectly with kids and does not bark much. He has grown up as an only dog in an outside environment and would come indoors on hold and cold days but is not toilet trained but does prefer to wait to use the grass when left indoors overnight so does seem to know what to do.

He is not a fan of other dogs regardless of their size so needs to be in a home with no other dogs and would need further socialisation and training to change his behaviour towards other dogs.

He is used to an exercise routine of 30-40 minutes of walks per day however he does not react well to seeing other dogs on his walks.

He gets fed once a day, one wet food sachet and two scoops of dry.

D.O.B.: 01/07/2012

Last Vaccination - 18/11/2020 - Due Nov 2021

Located in Waterloo, NSW and is currently being fostered as an indoors dog with lots of walks and exercise during the day.

Phoenix has been in foster care since 09 September 2021, for 3 weeks

Ollie

Ollie

Domestic short hair - male - 7 months

This little kitten is a 6 month old orange and white domestic short hair cat.He loves to be pat and loves to cuddle. He can be a bit timid at first but once he gets to know you he loves to be in your company.

Ollie has been in foster care since 06 September 2021, for 3 weeks

Barney

Barney

Pomeranian - male - 8 years and 1 month

Hi! I'm Bedroom eyes Barney. I'm crossed with another breed. I weigh 9kgs and height-wise I come up just below the knee.
I'm cute as a button and waiting to meet a family who has a lot of patience when it comes to grooming. I was found wandering along the streets when the Ranger picked me up and kept me safe until my Rescue group collected me. Due to having been neglected, I have a lot of matted fur. My carer bathed the underside of me and I just loved rolling on the grass afterwards as she tried to dry me. My hair is slowly growing back and will continue to do so with quality food and care. My Vet has advised that someone has tried to shave me but this is the wrong grooming technique for my kind of double-coat fur, therefore, this hair loss can take up to 2 years to grow back.
I am very affectionate and I love laying next to my human. If my human stops patting me, I gently coax her hand back to where it was... I get on well with other dogs and am good on walks. I don't really know crossing the street manners, however am keen to learn. I do not bark, lunge or react, I just toddle along sniffing and enjoying the walk.
I do however know how to sit, stay, shake hands and am very gentle when being hand-fed treats.
I'm not great in the car and can become anxious after about 20 minutes.
I have a systemic heart murmur which means I will be on heart tablets for life. I started on 1/2 x 2.5mg Cardisure twice daily since my Vet visit. The medication can cost between $50-$100 / month depending on the quality of medication.
If after considering the above, I still sound appealing to you, please arrange to send my carer a detailed e-mail advising I'm yours for life, not just in lockdown and that you will look after all of my needs, especially my magnificent coat and heart. I will be spayed on 22nd September and will be available about 2 weeks after that. ***I have been placed on hold due to a number of suitable applicants.***
Hope you enjoyed your read,
Love Barney

Barney has been in foster care since 07 September 2021, for 3 weeks

Bingle

Bingle

Domestic Short Hair - male - 5 months

Bingle and Ridges are to be adopted together as a bonded Pair into an indoors only home.

Both kittens have been living together and have bonded quite closely so we will only adopt them together. Both kittens were found as young orphaned kittens around 3.5 weeks of age.

Bingle was found on a road by a passing driver. The driver thankfully saw the kitten on the road was able to stop and turn around and go back to get the kitten but unfortunately caused a minor car bingle while being rescued off the road so we called him Bingle.

Ridges was found in the middle of a roundabout by a person driving past who thought he was actually a shopping bag at first. Thankfully the driver was able to stop and get him off the roundabout and get him to the vet down the road. He was on a round about in Kellyville Ridge and has been named Ridges.

Both kittens have been in foster care together and play and sleep together. Bingle is more outgoing and Ridges is a little more shy and reserved and together they balance each other out. Both will purr quite loudly when patted. Both enjoy playing with toys and climbing on their cat tress and all over their enclosure.

Ridges has had all 3 of his F3 vaccinations and Bingle has had 2 of his F3 vaccinations. Both are desexed and have had Advocate flea treatments. They are easing Royal Canin Kitten dry food and Kitten instinctive wet food. They currently use a breeders choice paper litter.

We are looking for an Indoors only home for them when they can be kept safely indoors for 100% of the time.

They are located in the Blacktown LGA so physical meet and greets is not possible in their foster home at the moment however we can do a video based introduction and meet and greet and we will have a few hurdles to jump through.

Located in Acacia Gardens, NSW

Bingle has been in foster care since 13 July 2021, for 2 months