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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.

Foster Carers Wanted

DCH is looking for volunteers to become foster carers for dogs in need.

Can you open up your home and yard to a needy dog to help give them a second chance?

Become a foster carer today. For more information on foster care and to apply for foster care, please click here.

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Staffy x - male - 7 months and 3 weeks

Bentley was found abandoned at a veterinary clinic when he was just six weeks old
He was severely malnourished and full of worms however he was still very trusting of people and loving life
Since he came into care he has never looked back. He has put on lots of weight and is ready to go to his forever home once all vet work has been completed
Bentley will need to go to a very very special family who will allow him to be an inside dog with access to a fenced yard
As his start to life has not been the best he needs someone to adopt him who can give him lots and lots of love for the rest of his life

Bentley has been in foster care since 23 June 2021, for 5 months



Mastiff x greyhound - female - 5 years and 2 months

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 a great personality and would he suited to a family with teenage children

Lola has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 2 months



Staffy x - female - 5 years and 3 months

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 2 months



Staffy x - female - 3 years and 7 months

Leelah came to us as a scared and anxious dog. She lived with a family who had extremely limited means and she had never been outside her home or had little training. Through no fault of his own the owner was not able to give Leelah the home she needed or deserved. She has had at least one litter.

During the time she has been in foster care she has had a number of illnesses needing veterinary care and it has now become clear she is pregnant.

Leelah has been in foster care since 04 October 2021, for 2 months



Staffy x - female - 1 month and 3 weeks

Smudge will be available for adoption from 19/12/21 once all her vet work is completed and she is weaned from her mum
Expressions of interest are being taken now so if interested, please email through your details and you will be contacted

Smudge has been in foster care since 19 November 2021, for 2 weeks



Staffy x - female - 1 month and 3 weeks

Hayley is a staffy cross puppy who is extremely friendly. She will be available for adoption from 19/12/21 once all her vet work is completed and she is weaned from her mum
Expressions of interest are being taken now
Please email through details and you will be contacted as soon as possible

Hayley has been in foster care since 19 November 2021, for 2 weeks



Wheaten Terrier - male - 2 years and 1 month

Theo is a sweet and compassionate fur baby!

Still only young, he has great energy and loves a a good walk.

He can also be quite shy as he went through some difficult times as a puppy with the original owners.

Theo does bark quite a bit, but is currently being trained to only have him bark in moderation.

He will require a home that can provide him with sufficient attention, love and a bed inside the house (especially of a night time) as he is not a huge fan of being outside alone for extended periods of time.

Theo would be best suited with another well behaved dog to provide some companionship for those long days when nobody is around.

Great with kids, other dogs (except Huskies).

He is weary of loud noises which seem to startle him.

At first he will bark to alert the owner of a new presence (in their general nature) and barking is can be overwhelming, but he does not mean any harm - we believe it is just because he feels insecure, but once he gets to know you, he is fine. He generally is scared of males, but has taken to my husband quite well and they are great friends that do a lot of things together - when he trusts you, he is a fantastic companion.

Your patience, support and on-going training will be required to see him become one of the best dogs you could hope for.

Feel free to come and meet him, you will require a good hour due to his first reaction upon meeting new people, need to give him 20 minutes or so to settle and trust you.

Theo has been in foster care since 30 November 2021, for 6 days