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Meet Olive

Olive is a beautiful little chihuahua that we estimate to be between 10-12 years old. Olive didn’t have the best start to her foster life, as she was riddled with lumps and bumps all over but she’s feeling a lot better (and a lot lighter) now they've been removed.

Despite Olive's rough start with us, she still proved she has a lot of love to give and would make a great companion for the right person.

Whilst Olive has had many medical issues resolved she still has an ongoing treatment plan involving twice daily eye cleans and drops and fortnightly medicated baths as well as a joint supplement to help with her back legs.

While Olive has been in foster care, some behavioural difficulties have been identified. She has a very high level of resource guarding, is reactive on leash, is very wary around new people and is especially sensitive to touch around her rear end.

Due to Olive's behavioural requirements, she is not suited to a home with children under 10 years old and is best suited in a home as the primary pet with no other cats or dogs.

Ideally we would like to see Olive in a home with previous Chihuahua experience that would be able to devote all the attention to her and is slow paced so she can enjoy her retirement.

Olive is toilet trained, very food motivated and enjoys short strolls where she can roll in the grass and get some sun.

If this feisty gal sounds like the perfect companion for you we would love to hear from you!


Olive has been in foster care since 06 December 2020, for 4 months

Olive has sadly had additional veterinary expenses due to illness or injury. We are seeking sponsorship for Olive to help us cover some of those additional costs.

To help sponsor Olive you can donate securely online using the Give Now or Paypal on the links below.

Alternatively, you can contact us on 1300-88-93-40 or cheques can be sent to DCH Animal Adoptions, 44 Dingle St Riverstone NSW 2765.

  • Chihuahua
  • female
  • 9 years and 4 months
  • Black and tan
  • small
  • $450
  • Lalor Park
  • 06 December 2020

Would you like to adopt Olive?

NSW Rehoming Organisation Number: R251000023

To find out more information about Olive, or to organise to see her, please contact her foster carer above. Alternatively use our contact form

Our animals are rescued from various pounds and shelters and placed in Foster Care until a permanent home can be found. Our Foster Carers are located throughout Sydney, Australia.


Animals in our Care

These animals have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer Foster Carers who provide the animal with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. They are located throughout Sydney, Australia.

Please note that descriptions of breed, age and size are given in good faith and are based on assessment of the animal's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any animal listed.

All dogs and cats listed come desexed, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and heartworm tested.

Also have a look at our Dogs in Care pages for more dogs available for adoption.

Last updated: 31 March 2021