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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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Ricky and Penny

Ricky and Penny

Ricky: Cattle x Penny: Kelpie - mixed - 6 years and 4 months

Ricky (Cattle x) and Penny (Kelpie x Dachshund) came into care after their elderly owner had to move and could no longer keep them. They grew up on 5 acres and have been gradually adjusting to city life. After thinking they'd be OK rehomed separately, we realise they're a bonded - and quirky! - pair, and are best rehomed together.

Penny's a sweet, smart, quiet girl who's happy to hang out with you inside, or catch some sun by herself in the yard. She can be shy at first, but warms to you once she knows you, and reveals her playful streak.

Ricky's a sweet, clever boy, learns fast and is eager to please. He loves being with you, and will follow you round the house and sit at your feet when you're on the couch. Ricky is nervous meeting new people, but is very affectionate once he knows you, and loves a game of fetch or tug-of-war. They both love a morning play with each other.

Both dogs are strong on lead walks and would benefit from further lead training. They know basic commands like: 'sit', 'come', 'wait', 'on your
bed'.

OK around other dogs? Yes, controlled greetings have gone well

House trained? Yes

Exercise routine: 2 walks a day

Living arrangements: mostly inside, with regular access to outside. They're used to someone being home most of the day.

OK with kids? Would suggest older kids

OK with other animals? They react to cats on street walks but seem fine with birds that visit the yard.

Food Routine: A mix of dry food and tinned salmon for breakfast. Dry food and raw meat or wet food for dinner.

Ricky and Penny has been in foster care since 25 April 2021, for 1 month

Meg

Meg

Staffy X - female - 4 years and 3 months

Meg is a very friendly dog who would suit a retired couple. She is house trained and is quite happy to stay inside and sit on your lap. She must be allowed both inside and outside however she would not be suitable in a house with cats. She loves walks and is quite obedient

Meg has been in foster care since 09 May 2021, for 1 month

Mango

Mango

Toy poodle - male - 12 years and 5 months

My name is Mango. I was found on the streets. I was chipped and desexed but my owner did not come forward to claim me during my impound time so now I am looking for a new forever home.

My foster care mum says I have a wonderful personality. I love nothing more than to sit and sleep near her on the floor in my bed. I sleep through the night. I am blind however I do find it easier to get around when it’s light or with a light on so my foster carer says I can see some light. I have a scar in one eye and a cataract in the other. I have got used to getting around the house and can now spend some time outside by myself as well. I have 3 ulcers. I have been given an injection for now to see if that helps heal them though I may need ongoing treatment for them. I have had dental work done which included the removal of 3 teeth. I have narrowing of the discs on
My spine which has caused some arthritis.

I get on fine with the resident dog, cats and rabbits. I do like to eat my food alone though so my foster mom feeds me away from the other pets. I get on well With the kids though I have attached myself to my foster mum.

I am vaccinated, chipped. Flea and worm treated and desexed. Please contact my foster carer via EMAIL only to show your expressions of
Interest. I will Be looking for an owner who is home a lot perhaps someone who is retired or maybe works from home.

Sponsorship needed for medical bills for dental, X-ray and injections totalling $780.60.

Mango has been in foster care since 22 May 2021, for 3 weeks

Ace

Ace

Staffy X - male - 1 year and 1 month

Ace grew up with a family with children and is a very loving dog. He loves people and is a big ball of energy who loves playing with other dogs.

Ace knows basic commands such as sit, stay and come and walks on the lead, however, being a strong dog he needs further work in this area.

Given his energy and size he is not recommended for a family with young children as he does jump up and, in his enthusiasm, could accidentally knock a young child over.

Ace can be a bit standoffish with men. He is a sensitive soul so needs someone who will be gentle and loving and knows how to train a dog using only positive reinforcement. No loud, aggressive discipline for Ace.

Ace would make a perfect family dog or pet for loving couple or single woman.

Ace has been in foster care since 27 May 2021, for 3 weeks

Boss Dog

Boss Dog

Cattle Dog X Staffy - male - 3 months and 1 week

Boss Dog is the alpha male of a litter of 7 puppies that have been surrendered into DCH care to be rehomed once their vet work has been completed.

He is quite a friendly little guy who likes his pats and will quickly roll over for a tummy rub. He is the biggest of the litter by far and enjoys his food. He is food aggressive and will certainly boss the other pups around.

In his health checkup at the vets it was observed that he had an older fully healed injury on his tongue where its been split at the end at one point probably from a fight. The tongue does not require any additional attention.

The puppies were born on 8/3/21 and are a Blue Cattle Dog X Staffy.
Mum is an AM staffy, Dad is a Blue Cattle dog.

These puppies have been living outdoors since birth and are Not house trained.
They will need basic training and obedience training and we would strongly recommend puppy school.
They are a little mouthy and that will need to be trained out of them.

Being a Cattle dog / working dog breed cross the dogs will be active and may get bored easily. They will need space to be active and to grow and will need regular mental stimulation and games.
They will need daily walks and exercise.

Puppies have been microchipped, wormed, flea treated, 1st C5 vaccinated and desexed on 3/6.

Located in Quakers Hill area.

Boss Dog has been in foster care since 01 June 2021, for 2 weeks

Benton

Benton

Cattle Dog X Staffy - male - 3 months and 1 week

Benton is one of 7 puppies that have been surrendered into DCH care to be rehomed once their vet work has been completed.

Puppy on the left of the photo is Benton with 2 different coloured eyes,
Puppy on the right of the photo is Lorenzo

The puppies were born on 8/3/21 and are a Blue Cattle Dog X Staffy.
Mum is an AM staffy, Dad is a Blue Cattle dog.

These puppies have been living outdoors since birth and are Not house trained.
They will need basic training and obedience training and we would strongly recommend puppy school.
They are a little mouthy and that will need to be trained out of them.

Being a Cattle dog / working dog breed cross the dogs will be active and may get bored easily. They will need space to be active and to grow and will need regular mental stimulation and games.
They will need daily walks and exercise.

Puppies have been microchipped, wormed, flea treated, 1st C5 vaccinated and desexed 3/6.

Additional photos, and information will be updated in due course.

Currently located in Bligh Park however will be moving to Leichhardt.

Benton has been in foster care since 01 June 2021, for 2 weeks

Lorenzo

Lorenzo

Cattle Dog X Staffy - male - 3 months and 1 week

Lorenzo is one of 7 puppies that have been surrendered into DCH care to be rehomed once their vet work has been completed.

Puppy on the left of the photo is Benton with 2 different coloured eyes,
Puppy on the right of the photo is Lorenzo

The puppies were born on 8/3/21 and are a Blue Cattle Dog X Staffy.
Mum is an AM staffy, Dad is a Blue Cattle dog.

These puppies have been living outdoors since birth and are Not house trained.
They will need basic training and obedience training and we would strongly recommend puppy school.
They are a little mouthy and that will need to be trained out of them.

Being a Cattle dog / working dog breed cross the dogs will be active and may get bored easily. They will need space to be active and to grow and will need regular mental stimulation and games.
They will need daily walks and exercise.

Puppies have been microchipped, wormed, flea treated, 1st C5 vaccinated and desexed 3/6.

Additional photos, and information will be updated in due course.

Currently located in Bligh Park however will be moving to Leichhardt.

Lorenzo has been in foster care since 01 June 2021, for 2 weeks

Bandit

Bandit

Mix - male - 4 years

Bandit is a lovable little rogue, who will hold you up for your attention and steal away with your heart.

He is a wonderful little fellow, who finding himself all alone in the world, found other stray doggies and made them his family. Now, he has a warm home and has very quickly made his foster a family, his new 'pack' follows them around EVERYWHERE.

He learnt his new name in the first day and has fantastic recall. Bandit will make a great addition to most families, as he is house trained, is great with other dogs (even huge ones), children of all ages and anyone who looks like they might give him a treat.

Now, Bandit needs your help! His adventures before foster care have left him with a number of broken teeth, that need desperate veterinary attention. Dental procedures are a huge cost to DCH, so Bandit is asking anyone who can spare even the smallest donations, for his essential dental care, to help this little 'thief of hearts'.

Bandit has been in foster care since 04 June 2021, for 2 weeks