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Animals in our care

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Gromit

Gromit

Domestic Medium Hair - male - 2 months and 4 weeks

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No more enquiries, thank you.

Gromit and his brother Gryff were rescued from inside a suburban roof at Minto and came into DCH care at only 3 weeks old. They were initially very shy and scared and have taken weeks to become accustomed to being handled. Now they love the attention!

THESE BROTHERS ARE BONDED ARE MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHER. They don't stray far from each other and cry out if one gets "lost" in another part of the house.

Gromit is the more adventurous of the two brothers and is usually the first to explore new areas and toys. Although he still bolts when startled, curiosity wins over and he is quick to pop his head back out.

Gryff & Gromit are very shy and ADOPTERS MUST BE PREPARED to win their trust over a few weeks (it won't happen instantly). It has taken me nearly a month but it was well worth the wait to see how affectionate and loving they have become - like my little shadows!

A quieter home with one or two adults (no children), would be perfect for these kittens to thrive. They are both getting used to friendly dogs and are coping well.

The $225 adoption fee includes microchipping, worming/flea-treatment, first vaccination (of 3), and desexing (booked in for 17/09/21). Gromit is also litter-trained and eating both wet and dry Royal Canin Kitten food, with lots of fresh, clean water.

Please use the "Send enquiry email" link below, if you have any questions or if you are interested in adopting Gromit & Gryff. If you are renting, please ensure that you have approval for a cat BEFORE you lodge interest.

You must be over 18 years old to adopt an animal.

Gromit has been in foster care since 10 July 2021, for 2 months

Bingle

Bingle

Domestic Short Hair - male - 4 months and 3 weeks

Bingle and Ridges are to be adopted together as a bonded Pair into an indoors only home.

Both kittens have been living together and have bonded quite closely so we will only adopt them together. Both kittens were found as young orphaned kittens around 3.5 weeks of age.

Bingle was found on a road by a passing driver. The driver thankfully saw the kitten on the road was able to stop and turn around and go back to get the kitten but unfortunately caused a minor car bingle while being rescued off the road so we called him Bingle.

Ridges was found in the middle of a roundabout by a person driving past who thought he was actually a shopping bag at first. Thankfully the driver was able to stop and get him off the roundabout and get him to the vet down the road. He was on a round about in Kellyville Ridge and has been named Ridges.

Both kittens have been in foster care together and play and sleep together. Bingle is more outgoing and Ridges is a little more shy and reserved and together they balance each other out. Both will purr quite loudly when patted. Both enjoy playing with toys and climbing on their cat tress and all over their enclosure.

Ridges has had all 3 of his F3 vaccinations and Bingle has had 2 of his F3 vaccinations. Both are desexed and have had Advocate flea treatments. They are easing Royal Canin Kitten dry food and Kitten instinctive wet food. They currently use a breeders choice paper litter.

We are looking for an Indoors only home for them when they can be kept safely indoors for 100% of the time.

They are located in the Blacktown LGA so physical meet and greets is not possible in their foster home at the moment however we can do a video based introduction and meet and greet and we will have a few hurdles to jump through.

Located in Acacia Gardens, NSW

Bingle has been in foster care since 13 July 2021, for 2 months

Ridges

Ridges

Domestic Short Hair - male - 4 months and 3 weeks

Bingle and Ridges are to be adopted together as a bonded Pair into an indoors only home.

Both kittens have been living together and have bonded quite closely so we will only adopt them together. Both kittens were found as young orphaned kittens around 3.5 weeks of age.

Bingle was found on a road by a passing driver. The driver thankfully saw the kitten on the road was able to stop and turn around and go back to get the kitten but unfortunately caused a minor car bingle while being rescued off the road so we called him Bingle.

Ridges was found in the middle of a roundabout by a person driving past who thought he was actually a shopping bag at first. Thankfully the driver was able to stop and get him off the roundabout and get him to the vet down the road. He was on a round about in Kellyville Ridge and has been named Ridges.

Both kittens have been in foster care together and play and sleep together. Bingle is more outgoing and Ridges is a little more shy and reserved and together they balance each other out. Both will purr quite loudly when patted. Both enjoy playing with toys and climbing on their cat tress and all over their enclosure.

Ridges has had all 3 of his F3 vaccinations and Bingle has had 2 of his F3 vaccinations. Both are desexed and have had Advocate flea treatments. They are easing Royal Canin Kitten dry food and Kitten instinctive wet food. They currently use a breeders choice paper litter.

We are looking for an Indoors only home for them when they can be kept safely indoors for 100% of the time.

They are located in the Blacktown LGA so physical meet and greets is not possible in their foster home at the moment however we can do a video based introduction and meet and greet and we will have a few hurdles to jump through.

Located in Acacia Gardens, NSW

Ridges has been in foster care since 13 July 2021, for 2 months

Bella

Bella

Staffy - female - 1 year

This beautiful staffy, was adopted by a couple from the pound. They named her Chook but soon realised that they didn't have enough time in their busy schedules to give Chook the attention she deserved. Consequently, she was surrendered to DCH Animal Adoptions.

Her foster carer soon discovered that this little darling didn't respond to the name Chook and tried different names until they found that she responded to Bella.

Bella's age is somewhere between 6-12 months. She loves playing ball and her all time favourite thing is to sit beside you on the couch. She is definitely an inside dog but also likes to spend time outside sunning herself.

She hasn't yet been to the dog park with her foster carer so we aren't sure how she is with other dogs or whether or not she is cat friendly. She doesn't currently live with children.

Bella knows basic commands but would benefit from some leash training as she is a strong dog.

Bella has been in foster care since 02 September 2021, for 2 weeks

Busta

Busta

German Shepherd - male - 7 years

Busta only recently came into foster care so we are still getting to know this beautiful, big fluff ball who loves to hang out with his foster carer and especially her kids. He's so gentle and loves a scratch or a cuddle. He can't get enough of walks so he can sniff as much as possible, but unfortunately he forgets his back end isn't quite as willing to go the distance, and pays for it later when he has trouble getting up. He has some lameness in his left hind leg and some other issues which are being investigated.

To look at Busta you would think he was part dog and part lion with his beautiful head of fur. He has such a lovely nature and everyone who meets him falls in love.

Busta has been in foster care since 02 September 2021, for 2 weeks

Ace

Ace

American Staffy - male - 11 months and 2 weeks

Hi my name is Ace and I came to DCH after my family had to move houses and couldn't take me with them.

I'm now in foster care and live in a unit with my foster carer who I adore and who, I'm fairly sure, adores me too.

I love people, kids and, dogs of all sizes . I'm very easy going and don't even mind when small dogs jump on my back. I'm a very happy easy going dog. However, I do need my exercise. I also like to sit on the bench in front of the coffee shop near where my foster carer lives and observe people while my foster carer enjoys a coffee. I'm a strong dog so additional training on how to walk on the lead would probably help.

I would suit a family or couple/individual who is active and can give me the exercise I need and would allow be to live inside with them. I would also enjoy some outside space.

Ace has been in foster care since 03 September 2021, for 2 weeks

Ollie

Ollie

Domestic short hair - male - 6 months and 3 weeks

This little kitten is a 6 month old orange and white domestic short hair cat.He loves to be pat and loves to cuddle. He can be a bit timid at first but once he gets to know you he loves to be in your company.

Ollie has been in foster care since 06 September 2021, for 2 weeks

Barney

Barney

Pomeranian - male - 8 years

Hi! I'm Bedroom eyes Barney. I'm crossed with another breed. I weigh 9kgs and height-wise I come up just below the knee.
I'm cute as a button and waiting to meet a family who has a lot of patience when it comes to grooming. I was found wandering along the streets when the Ranger picked me up and kept me safe until my Rescue group collected me. Due to having been neglected, I have a lot of matted fur. My carer bathed the underside of me and I just loved rolling on the grass afterwards as she tried to dry me. My hair is slowly growing back and will continue to do so with quality food and care. My Vet has advised that someone has tried to shave me but this is the wrong grooming technique for my kind of double-coat fur, therefore, this hair loss can take up to 2 years to grow back.
I am very affectionate and I love laying next to my human. If my human stops patting me, I gently coax her hand back to where it was... I get on well with other dogs and am good on walks. I don't really know crossing the street manners, however am keen to learn. I do not bark, lunge or react, I just toddle along sniffing and enjoying the walk.
I do however know how to sit, stay, shake hands and am very gentle when being hand-fed treats.
I'm not great in the car and can become anxious after about 20 minutes.
I have a systemic heart murmur which means I will be on heart tablets for life. I started on 1/2 x 2.5mg Cardisure twice daily since my Vet visit. The medication can cost between $50-$100 / month depending on the quality of medication.
If after considering the above, I still sound appealing to you, please arrange to send my carer a detailed e-mail advising I'm yours for life, not just in lockdown and that you will look after all of my needs, especially my magnificent coat and heart. I will be spayed on 22nd September and will be available about 2 weeks after that. ***I have been placed on hold due to a number of suitable applicants.***
Hope you enjoyed your read,
Love Barney

Barney has been in foster care since 07 September 2021, for 2 weeks

Phoenix

Phoenix

English Springer Spaniel - male - 9 years and 2 months

Phoenix has arrived into foster care after having to be surrendered by his loving family of 9 years due to changes in circumstances brought about by this crazy year.

He is a 9 year old male English Springer Spaniel.

He is a friendly dog and loves lots of attention. He gets along perfectly with kids and does not bark much. He has grown up as an only dog in an outside environment and would come indoors on hold and cold days but is not toilet trained but does prefer to wait to use the grass when left indoors overnight so does seem to know what to do.

He is not a fan of other dogs regardless of their size so needs to be in a home with no other dogs and would need further socialisation and training to change his behaviour towards other dogs.

He is used to an exercise routine of 30-40 minutes of walks per day however he does not react well to seeing other dogs on his walks.

He gets fed once a day, one wet food sachet and two scoops of dry.

D.O.B.: 01/07/2012

Last Vaccination - 18/11/2020 - Due Nov 2021

Located in Waterloo, NSW and is currently being fostered as an indoors dog with lots of walks and exercise during the day.

Phoenix has been in foster care since 09 September 2021, for 1 weeks