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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Jack Russell X Shihtzu - male - 9 years and 11 months

Dexter Needs a good sized yard where Dexter is the only dog where he can be dependant on his human contact.

- very friendly and safe at home (ie he doesn’t bite people and you feel safe around him - he won’t unexpectedly turn on you)

- he looks you in the eye and has a wonderful sense of people’s emotions. He can tell if you’re feeling sad, etc and will approach you gently and is very comforting ie top dog in that sense

- has soft coat (not coarse hair) and doesn’t shed much

- he doesn’t bark in the house, nice and quiet. However when outside he will bark.

- when you sit on the sofa he comes to sit next to you but doesn’t force himself on you or try to lick you ie he bothers you gently

- he eats well and drinks lots of water ie he looks healthy and is not a fussy eater although I think he’s been raised on canned food not homemade

- he loves to catch flies and chase birds

- he is fit and takes you on good walks

- he doesn’t damage inside furniture

- he is toilet trained

- he needs a comfortable back yard to run around as he’s too full of energy. Needs a medium to large size yard,

- he becomes very aggressive around other dogs and you have to be very careful when walking him

- he does sporadically get aggressive with other people when you walk him (as with previous point, Bondi where he currently is temporarly located is very dog and people busy so you have to be very cautious with him

The dog was surrendered by the owner as they have been hospitalised long term and cannot care for the dogs any more.

He is approx 9 years old.

2/1/18. He is now located in Londonderry

Dexter has been in foster care since 28 December 2017, for 1 month

Ochie and Luckie

Ochie and Luckie

JRT and Terrier x - male - 10 years and 6 months

This lovely older couple have come into care after being surrendered to the pound when their elderly owner could no longer look after them. They must be rehomed together as Ochie particularly is very bonded and stressed without Luckie.

Ochie is 10.5 years and Luckie is 11 years old so we are seeking a loving retirement home for these two lovely dogs.

Both are used to indoor living, they love men, women and children (Luckie particularly just adores kids and playing fetch with his squeaky toy). They show no signs of digging, jumping etc and are just very happy dogs with ever wagging tails. They have never lived with cats before so probably a cat free home is the best.

Both dogs come up to date with all vet work, including recent dental treatment.

Ochie and Luckie has been in foster care since 20 August 2017, for 6 months



kelpie X - female - 1 year and 10 months

A very gorgeous and pretty girl. Dash is a little shy to begin with and has been playing hide and seek with her carer. She shows signs of some past heavy handedness and is nervous meeting men for the first time. She seems far more comfortable when meeting women. Eventually coming around to show her very affectionate cuddly side to all, she just needs to take her time. Super switched on and a intelligent girl, picks up quickly if time is given to a little training. Dash shows no interest in the cats or the chickens which share her surroundings, however enjoys the company of the carers dog. She has bursts of playtime and likes her quiet times too. Not a needy dog, happy to have her own space.
Great with small children and walks really well on the lead. She is a gentle dog but can be a little skittish, she will need time to adjust but once she feels you can be trusted she opens up and is really adoring. Dash is a grazer with her food and toilet trained. She sleeps inside at night and likes to stay close by you, during the day she is an outdoor dog. Dash has had little past training and will need understanding owner/owners who are prepared to spend time teaching her simple commands such as recall and stay. Overall Dash is improving daily and trusting her carer and environment more and more. Clearly she has experienced unkindness from a human being before. We are looking to re home Dash to an active loving and very kind family or individual who will love and care for her as much as we do. Dash would also do well paired with another socialized friendly dog.

Dash has been in foster care since 26 November 2017, for 2 months



Poodle - female - 10 years

Sponsorship Needed

Cap is a sweet and gentle mini poodle who loves cuddles and pats. She is good around people and other dogs but can get territorial in her foster home (she barks if she hears the neighbor's dog barking).

She is currently looking for a new forever home.

She is approximately 10 years old.

She has come into rescue due to some ongoing health issues which will need attention for the rest of her life.

Forever medication (roughly $75/month):

Eyes: Medicated eye ointment for her dry eyes.

Heart: 2x daily heart med capsule taken on an empty stomach one hour before breakfast and one hour before dinner. She doesn't eat these easily.
Skin: Disinfectant shampoo twice weekly

She has recently undergone the following proecdures:

Teeth scale and clean
Two rotten teeth extractions
Removal of 4 x lumps which were tested and were pronounced benign. This surgery left multiple large incisions on her belly with stitches. The stitches are now out and she is recovering. She had tonsillitis which is getting better.
She was on steroid medication for her skin up until the surgery. She may need to go back onto it.

Her vet fees were in excess of $1600. If you can help sponsor some of these costs please see how below.

Cappuccino has been in foster care since 01 January 2018, for 1 month



Maltese Cross Poodle - male - 6 years and 1 month

Simba is a Maltese Cross Poodle.

He came into foster care in 2016 and has been with a new family but is now looking for a new home again.

He is obedient and will sit in your lap. He loves a good pat and a scratch.

He hates big dogs and is best in a home without another dog.
He has started to have issues with young kids so a home without young kids is required.

Currently located at Sutherland.

For more information please contact Fiona on 0403320606.

Simba has been in foster care since 29 January 2018, for 3 weeks



Maltese Shiatsu x - female - 7 months and 2 weeks

Hello everyone, I’m Nala.

I’ve been in foster care for just a few days.

I was originally purchased from Gumtree to be a personal assistant and good company for Simba.

Whilst living with Simba, I had an incident where a 5 year old boy dropped me on the ground hence breaking my elbow. I have a plate inserted there now but it doesn’t stop me walking up stairs and running along.

When Simba went into foster care, I missed him terribly so much that my owner suggested that I be put into foster care with him. It was a very happy reunion and we love each others’ company.

The trip from my previous owner to my foster mum took about 1 ¼ hours. I was a good girl in the back seat and travelled well. I have a good appetite eating a mix of dry food and My Dog. I’ve tried raw meat and that’s tasty too. I like to try and catch the printed bone on the bottom of the water dish.

What you see is what you get. I’m cute and I like my belly rubs. I can use a doggy door, however on one occasion on the first afternoon in my foster home I did a wee on the tiles and was told ‘no’ so I just laid on my back and looked so cute I didn’t get into trouble.

I’m not walking on the lead at my foster home yet because I’ve just come into my first and only season. Once that’s over with, I will be desexed and ready to move to my furever home. Will it be yours? Nala xx
Nala is incare at Sutherland NSW. Please contact Fiona if you wish to meet her on 0403320606 or Geoff 0414498829

Nala has been in foster care since 04 February 2018, for 2 weeks



Cross Breed - female - 6 months and 3 weeks

Goldie is chipped as a mastiff x but at 6 months old already not sure she'll get quite that big, she looks a bit like a miniature ridgeback. But whatever she is, she's a real find!

Besides her cheekily sweet good looks she has a delightful nature. Very friendly and playful (yet gentle) with people, kids and other dogs, she'll fit easily into any dog loving home.

She's not had any training but is proving a quick leaner and with continued basic training she should excel and I believe she'll grow to be a very obedient dog. She's learnt not to jump on the lounge, not to be scared of the lead and we're working on not jumping up and sit. She is very responsive and wants to please.

Goldie has been in foster care since 10 February 2018, for 2 weeks



Mastiff x - male - 2 months and 3 weeks

Taco was the result of an unwanted litter. Dumped at the pound but he's ready to settle into a forever home that will always look after him.

He's a typical friendly, playful little man who we suspect will grow to be a mastiff type dog but it's really a bit of a guess what his parents were or how big he'll be.

Taco is fine with other dogs and is ready to start his journey of learning basic puppy manners.

If you think you are ready for the time and commitment of a young pup joining your family then Taco might be the one for you.

Taco has been in foster care since 13 February 2018, for 1 weeks