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Animals in our care

Here, you can browse all the animals we have available for adoption, or click on the individual animal species you are looking for in the side menu.

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Rudi

Rudi

DSH - male - 7 months

Rudi has spent the last 4 weeks of COVID lockdown in the adoption enclosure at PetStock Marsden Park but has been unsuccessful finding his forever home, therefore Rudi has relocated back with his foster mum in Bligh Park.

Rudi is a big kitten and is going to be a big boy when he is full grown. And while Rudi spends most of his day in his own company sleeping in front of the window or in a sunny position, Rudi enjoys cuddling up to his foster mum of an evening. Rudi is not a real fan of being picked up, however Rudi accepts affection and pats when given and as the nights get cooler he snuggles up in on the couch with his foster mum to watch TV.

Rudi has been raised with other foster kittens, cats and dogs, and gets along with them all and as he gets older he gets cheekier with the dogs particularly.

Rudi is ready for his forever home now and he has been desexed, microchipped and he has had all 3 of kitten vaccinations and parasite protection.

Rudi is available to meet at his foster home in Bligh Park once the Greater Sydney COVID stay at home restrictions ease.

As we currently receive a lot of enquiries for our kittens, please include relevant details about yourself and your home/other pets, to be considered.

If you are renting, please ensure that you have approval for a cat BEFORE you lodge interest.

You must be over 18yrs old and an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident to adopt an animal from DCH.

Rudi has been in foster care since 17 March 2021, for 4 months

Ricky and Penny

Ricky and Penny

Ricky: Cattle x Penny: Kelpie - mixed - 6 years and 6 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 3 months

Roxi

Roxi

DSH - female - 7 months

Roxi spent the first 4 weeks of COVID lock down located at PetStock Marsden Park but was unsuccessful in finding her forever family. Roxi has now returned to her foster home, and is still available for adoption.

Roxi is a lovely delicate kitten, with a long slender body, and lovely white markings and as she gets older her coat becomes a little lighter. Shy on first meeting new humans, Roxi is super affectionate and is happy to curl up beside her foster mum or even under the covers at night, and often keeps her foster mum company while she is working from home. Roxi tolerates being picked up and cuddled for short periods and hopefully this will improve once she settles into her forever home.

Roxi loves her fellow housemates be it kitten, cat or dog and is often found 'mothering' them or will ninja jump at them if they enter a room and she is in a playful mood.

As Roxi was housed in the adoption enclosure at PetStock for 4 weeks she has been exposed to multiple people and animals, however she will still need time to acclimatize to her new home and family.

Roxi is ready for her forever home now and she has been desexed, microchipped and she has all 3 of her kitten vaccinations and is up to date with her parasite protection.

Roxi is available to meet at her foster home in Bligh Park once the Greater Sydney COVID stay at home restrictions ease.

As we currently receive a lot of enquiries for our kittens, please include relevant details about yourself and your home/other pets, to be considered.

If you are renting, please ensure that you have approval for a cat BEFORE you lodge interest.

You must be over 18yrs old and an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident to adopt an animal from DCH.

Roxi has been in foster care since 26 April 2021, for 2 months

Terence

Terence

DSH - male - 8 months and 3 weeks

this beautiful natured young man (who I struggle to get a good picture of as he's so busy rubbing up against me when I try). Is currently in our cattery and really needs to find his forever home where he can run around and enjoy lots of cuddles.

Terence is the lovliest boy, who is a full time purr machine, rolls over for attention and loves pats and belly rubs. He loves getting picked up and he really enjoyes cuddles. He is, however, so desperate for pats and attention he will be your shadow and can pose a bit of a trip hazard, but that may settle when he's not caged most of the day.

He gets on great with other cats and is super handsome as well with the softest coat. Terence is fine with children but they can spook him a bit, so he's not going to be a childs best friend (at this stage anyway), so he needs a home with a family that can spoil him with attention and affection and he'll make a lovely lapcat in his special forever home.

Terence has been in foster care since 28 April 2021, for 2 months

Meg

Meg

Staffy X French bulldog - female - 4 years and 5 months

Meg is a very friendly dog who would suit an active family with teenage children. 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 needs access to a backyard and is not suitable for a unit or an apartment.

Meg has been in foster care since 09 May 2021, for 2 months

Bandit

Bandit

Mix - male - 4 years and 1 month

ON HOLD

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 1 month

Bentley

Bentley

Staffy x - male - 3 months and 1 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 1 month

Karen

Karen

Domestic Short Hair - female - 9 months and 3 weeks

Karen is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and flea treated. So, she is ready and raring go to her furever home!

She was on the verge of being euthanised by the Council when DCH rescued her and brought her to me. She has been in foster care for 2 months.

Karen is a typical lap cat. She loves spending her time making biscuits on you. She responds when called Karu lovingly and softly. Karen loves to spend her time chasing laser toys, playing with feather toys. She doesn't like to be petted on her lower part of her body and belly rubbed, she will gently bite you if you do so. Karen is fit for a family who has adults only or home with mature children who understand cats body language.

Karen has been in foster care since 25 June 2021, for 1 month

Lebron

Lebron

Labrador x staffy - male - 6 years and 6 months

If you are looking for a well behaved, obedient and toilet trained dog, then Lebron is the dog for you
Lebron came into care after being found as a stray. He was extremely thin with badly infected ears however he had the most trusting and loving temperament despite his condition
He sits and shakes hands as well as rolling over for lots of belly scratches. He has now had treatment for his ears as well as being desexed so he is now ready for his new home
If you are looking for a great dog then Lebron is a great choice

Lebron has been in foster care since 04 July 2021, for 3 weeks

Lulu

Lulu

Dsh - female - 6 months and 3 weeks

Lulu was surrendered to us by the family who were parents of her Mum. They took great care of her and kept up all her flea and worming treatments. She'd been brought up with mum and siblings, so she is a very well adjusted kitten.

She's a petite (2kg) girl and is VERY sweet and friendly. She purrs constantly and is a little gem of a kitten who likes belly rubs, cuddling, and some play time. She quite sociable, gets along with other cats and adjusted to the foster home quickly. She would also be good with children, as her first family had one. She'll crawl right up on your lap and snuggle in, purring away.

Lulu is vet checked, microchipped, vaccinated and desexed. She's ready to meet you now!

Lulu has been in foster care since 07 July 2021, for 3 weeks