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 - female - 7 years and 8 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 2.6 years



Mastiff X - male - 10 years and 2 months

Doug came into care with DCH after being found as a stray and taken to the local pound.

Doug had a HUGE dangling tumor which had impacted his life up until he came to us and had it removed which improved his quality of life.

Doug sits, shakes and has an amazing gentle personality, he is currently in a foster home with cats although he doesn't like them and will need a home with no other dogs or cats.

Doug is a gentle boy and lives with a 5 year old which he enjoys, he loves to attend tea parties with teddies but also likes to follow his foster dad to the shed to work on the car. Doug needs a home where he will be included in the daily life of his family, he has alot of love to give in his senior years and deserves to be loved back.

Doug is in care in the Hawkesbury Area 2756

Sponsorship Required for Dougs surgery - Dougs tumour has now been successfully removed. His Vet costs have come to $663. If you can assist to sponsor some of these costs please click the donation links belowThank You to Rosita, Doug & Savourlife - thanks to your genorisity Doug's additional vet fees have now been fully sponsored

Doug has been in foster care since 08 March 2023, for 1.2 years



staffy - female - 4 years and 2 months

Nala has come into care after being found in a park with her 7 puppies in a box. She is a sweet girl that has been easy going while in care and a great mum to her puppies. Nala will sit for a treat when asked and has been an easy going girl to have around.

Nala loves going for walks, she doesn't pull on the lead and would be suited to someone who is retired, who would love a devoted companion and can spend lots of time with her

Nala loves toys and when called has to find a toy to bring to you. If you can give Nala the home she deserves full of love and happiness then please come and meet her.

Nala has been in foster care since 28 March 2023, for 1.1 years



Dogue de Bordeaux x - female - 1 year and 2 months

Hi, my name is Daisy and I’m so glad you stopped to check out my profile.

Firstly, let me introduce myself. I am a six month old Staffy Cross puppy who is looking for her perfect home, but before we get too acquainted, settle in and let me tell my story

When I was a young whippersnapper, I was dumped in a park with my brothers and sisters as well as my mum. My brothers and sisters were found in a box with my mum close by I was so scared, not knowing what was going to happen to us until a nice lady came and found us and took us all to the local animal shelter.

We were all placed into a lovely foster carers home where we were all adopted by great loving families. My new home was fantastic and I really loved it but unfortunately my new owner could no longer keep me and I was sent back to foster care and so here we are.

I love going for walks and I get on well with other dogs although I am also happy to be by myself.
I walk Well on a lead, but sometimes I get excited and I try to jump up, but my foster carers are teaching me to have nice manners, it’s just that sometimes I forget

I love going for long drives, and I’m quite happy to sit in the backseat and not make a sound, I’m also 100%, toilet trained and I would never ever poop in your house.

I’m desperately trying to find a new home with someone that would love me as much as my brothers and sisters have found great homes, so if you would like to come meet me, then please contact my foster carers.
I hope to meet you soon. Love Daisy.

Daisy has been in foster care since 11 September 2023, for 8 months



staffy X Pug - female - 8 years and 4 months

Amber is a 8 year old Staffy/ pug mix. Amber is well house trained and loves her humans so a family that will include her in everyday activities is a must!

She is toy obsessed especially the fluffy ones and because of this does not get along with pocket pets/ cats as she thinks they’re toys but is very dog social and loves to make new dog friends while out and about.

Amber has basic manners and walks well on lead. Being medium sized with a bouncy personality any resident kids should be over 12 unless experienced with larger dogs.

Amber is Desexed. (no certificate provided but microchip shows as desexed and she was previously rehomed via a council shelter)

Location Lalor Park

Note: This is a private listing and Amber is still with her current owner who is looking to rehome home privately.



Chihiahua Cross - female - 5 months

Meet Lola:

Breed: Chihuahua Cross (Possibly mixed with Foxie)

Personality: Lola loves her tummy rubs and will flop over for a pat all day long. She thrives on human company and just wants to be with or around you. Lola's lively demeanor makes her an ideal addition to any family seeking a furry companion or someone craving constant cuddles and playful antics.

Background: Lola's journey hasn't been easy. She was discovered along with her siblings in a box during a rainy day in the park, suffering from hyperthermia. Thankfully, she received prompt medical care at an animal welfare vet and was later taken into rescue from the council shelter.

Health: Lola has been desexed and received her first and second round of vaccinations, ensuring she's ready to embark on her new adventure with you.

Ideal Home: Lola is looking for a loving home where she can enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. She adores exploring the outdoors during the day and snuggling up indoors at night. Since she's still a young pup, she'll benefit from training sessions and attending puppy school to help her develop into a well-behaved and socialized dog.

Requirements: Lola's future family should be committed to providing her with a safe and nurturing environment. Regular exercise, mental stimulation, and lots of love are essential for this bubbly pup to thrive. She will need additional ongoing twice daily mediation. Please see the health notes.

If you're ready to welcome a playful, affectionate, and endlessly charming companion into your life, Lola is eagerly waiting to meet you! Contact us to arrange a meet-and-greet and give Lola the forever home she deserves.

Note1: A vet appointment for her siblings on 27/3 reveals that they might be 3-4 weeks older than what was originally assessed.

Located in Quakers Hill, NSW

Medical notes
Has a grade 4 heart murmur. Has had a EchoCardioGram at SASH. as been diagnosed with Subaortic stenosis - moderate.

Subaortic stenosis (SAS) is a relatively common heart defect in dogs. This is caused by the development of a narrowing below the aortic
valve, which obstructs normal blood flow leaving the heart. With time, this can lead to severe cardiac changes, such as thickening of the
walls of the heart (hypertrophy) or reduced pumping ability.

The severity of subaortic stenosis is variable. Dogs with a mild form of the disease can go on to live a normal life without experiencing
any heart problems during their life-span. However, dogs with severe subaortic stenosis can develop clinical signs. These include
collapsing episodes (particularly during exercise or excitement), exercise intolerance and fluid build up within the lungs (heart failure).
Unfortunately, some dogs experience sudden death due to development of malignant heart rhythms.

At present, Lola's disease severity is moderate, and therefore it is difficult to predict whether she may live a completely normal life or
whether she will eventually develop any clinical signs. The severity of subaortic stenosis can progress until Lola is fully grown, which
means that her disease could still get worse. For this reason, we will need to repeat her echocardiogram to monitor the progression of
her condition in 9 months-12 months, once she is fully grown.

We recommend starting Lola on medication to reduce the workload of the heart and reduce the development of abnormal
heart rhythms (arrhythmias). This medication is lifelong. Please note that as Lola's weight increases, her dose will need to be adjusted.
We aim for a dose between 1-1.5 mg/kg.

Dogs with subaortic stenosis are at increased risk of developing infections in the aortic valve. Should Lola undergo any surgical
procedures (e.g. dental extractions) or develop infections elsewhere in the body, we recommend prompt antibiotic treatment to reduce
the risk of valve infection.

Lola has been in foster care since 21 February 2024, for 2 months



Staffy x - male - 11 months and 3 weeks

Unfortunately Lincoln hasn't had the best start in life, he was found with another dog very emaciated and in need of urgent care. After coming into Foster Care with us he has put on much needed weight and his personality has shone through.

Lincoln is a very gentle, sweet dog that has a fun but calm nature. He has been good with other dogs while in care and is now ready to find the Forever Home he deserves.

Lincoln currently weighs in at 10kg and we don't think he will grow much more if at all. He is a young, beautiful dog and at around 9 months old he has his whole life to look forward to.

Lincoln is located in Londonderry 2753

Sponsorship Required
Due to his poor start to life and being so underweight Lincoln has had to have more vet attention than most to rule out any underlying conditions. He also required some baby teeth to be extracted. His vet fees have come to $1,007 and we are seeking sponsorship to cover some of these additional expenses.

Lincoln has been in foster care since 09 March 2024, for 2 months



Boston Terrier - female - 1 year and 2 months

Coco is a ball of energy! A testament to the Boston Terrier breed standard of "lively and intelligent," Coco loves playing with dogs of all sizes, going for walks, playing with toys and following you around the house.

Coco had only just turned 12months old. She had a great life with her family who bought her as a puppy, but unfortunately a family illness has meant she is looking for a new forever home with another doggy playmate or two!

Coco is already desexed and up to date with her vaccinations, de-fleaing and worming, and absolutely loves getting into her harness to go for car rides, adventures and walks.

She loves sneaking inside the house and running around the house to find a yummy sandle to have a munch on, and is cautious of the resident kittens who like to swipe at her and remind her who's boss in the house (it's the felines!).

Coco is crate trained and used to peeing on puppy pee pads if penned in a small area inside overnight, so will be easy to toilet train. Otherwise she is happy to sleep outdoors as well as long as she has a warm, insulated kennel.

Coco is being fostered in Riverstone, NSW and would love to meet you!

Coco has been in foster care since 03 April 2024, for 1 month



Staffy x - male - 2 months and 4 weeks

Are you searching for your new best friend? A friend that will make you smile and light up your life?

Meet Denver.

Denver is a happy, outgoing pup that has a fun nature and vibrant personality. He is one of the more confident pups of the litter and he is now waiting for you to come and choose him.

Denver has been in foster care since 13 April 2024, for 1 month



Leonberger x Pyrenean Mountain - female - 8 years and 6 months

The beautiful Miss Lupa is sadly in need of a new home for her retirement years.

After 8 years she has suddenly developed a dislike for her owner’s 15 year old staffy girl, who is quite frail, quite possibly she is re-acting to the staffy being unwell. Her owner understandably needs to put the staffy first and thus sadly needs a new home for Lupa.

Lupa has otherwise always been good with other dogs. She is a bit shy meeting new people but quickly warms up to them, including kids (this can be quite typical of the breed). It is unknown what she is like with cats, but she does not chase Roos. She loves swimming, going to the park and is fine with vet visits. she is desexed and passed a vet check very recently.

Ideally a home for her would be one experienced with big dogs, with no other girl dogs to be on the safe side - perhaps a male of similar size would be ok. She is currently located in the ACT. Please contact me if you think you are the right home for this beautiful senior girl and I will put you in touch with her owners for a meet and greet.