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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Mastiff X - female - 2 years and 3 months

Cassie is not only a beautiful looking girl but very well mannered and gentle in nature. She has a loving playful side to her that just makes her adorable to whoever she meets. Very well socialized (in care with another dog see photo) and loves the company of all, rides well in the car, walks nicely on a lead and is great with children. Cassie is a medium/large sized dog and may still fill out some given she is only 18mths old. Exercising her with walks and leash free runs is part of her weekly routine. She is very obedient for the limited training she has had and will undoubtedly improve with your help and loving care. Cassie has been sleeping inside at night with no issues (toilet trained) once snuggled up in her spot she doesn't move, that could also be on you if invited .We are looking for an active, fun filled family or person’s environment for Cassi where she is accepted and loved for sweet personality and loving nature. There is one thing we must tell you about Cassi, she can jump fences with the ease of an Olympian. So your fencing will have to be colour bond at minimum as when you go out she will try to find a way to join you. Best to still have the high fencing. Cassie loves the company of other dogs but doesn't like sharing her food during feeding time, so if you have another dog best to feed them separately. Cassie was reluctantly returned to DCH due to her new owner needing to move overseas. During the 4 months with here new owner Cassie was put through a vigorous training program helping her to improve in her obedience.
Cassie is vaccinated, de sexed and micro chipped and ready to go to a loving home.

Cassi has been in foster care since 09 September 2017, for 7 months



Poodle - female - 10 years and 2 months

Sponsorship Needed

Cap is a sweet and gentle mini poodle who loves cuddles and pats. She is good around people and other dogs but can get territorial in her foster home (she barks if she hears the neighbor's dog barking).

She is currently looking for a new forever home.

She is approximately 10 years old.

She has come into rescue due to some ongoing health issues which will need attention for the rest of her life.

Forever medication (roughly $75/month):

Eyes: Medicated eye ointment for her dry eyes.

Heart: 2x daily heart med capsule taken on an empty stomach one hour before breakfast and one hour before dinner. She doesn't eat these easily.
Skin: Disinfectant shampoo twice weekly

She has recently undergone the following proecdures:

Teeth scale and clean
Two rotten teeth extractions
Removal of 4 x lumps which were tested and were pronounced benign. This surgery left multiple large incisions on her belly with stitches. The stitches are now out and she is recovering. She had tonsillitis which is getting better.
She was on steroid medication for her skin up until the surgery. She may need to go back onto it.

Her vet fees were in excess of $1700. If you can help sponsor some of these costs please see how below. *Update 20/4/18: thanks to Jayne, Fiona, Suzanne, Rosita, Robert, Katie and Emily for their donations which have covered $1300 of Cap's vet fees so far*

Cappuccino has been in foster care since 01 January 2018, for 3 months



staffy X - male - 2 years and 1 month

What a seriously gorgeous and handsome boy Charlie is. Originally owned by a couple, then placed into a pound after being shuffled through a few different homes. Finally he has found himself in the company of friends and he loves it.
Charlie's nature is very sweet and evenly tempered. He is gently playful given he really is only a young boy and has lots to experience. He understands simple commands and is very friendly and eager to please. Sleeps in at night on his bed and is fully toilet trained, not fussy with his food or over needy. What we must state clearly is that Charlie loves company, he has to have company, his just that type of personality. At the moment he is in care with both cats and dogs and enjoys them both. From what we can see he seems to not be a reactive type of dog either. He is a strong boy though. He walks well on a lead and needs his daily exercise. We feel Charlie would be suited to a family with another dog of similar disposition or a stay home parent or indvidual. Charlie is great with children also, even though this is the case, supervision is always recommend when with a dog of Charlie's size.
If you wish to meet Charlie he is in care at Revesby NSW.
Contact DCH carer Rod on 0418239763

Charlie has been in foster care since 22 February 2018, for 1 month



English Staffy - male - 3 years and 1 month

Zeus finds himself inbetween homes after his original owners could no longer look after him.

He is very playful and energetic but also loves to cuddle up to people, he’s very well behaved he’s got general training like sitting, shaking and toilet trained to go outside only just might take a few weeks to get him to learn his new rules in a new home. He’s good with kids as his old owners had some and they were all over him. I think his old owners hit him a lot because he can get a bit scared if you raise your hand too quick.

Zeus comes microchipped, vaccinated and desexed for a just a reimbursement of his desexing costs.

If you can help young Zeus to get the stable, loving family he deserves then please contact me.

Rocky The Rotti

Rocky The Rotti

Rottweiler X Bull Mastiff - male - 2 years and 2 months

*ON HOLD - waiting to be collected by his new family in mid April *

Say hello to Rocky The Rotti! He's actually a Rotti x Bull Mastiff and is taller than your average purebred rottweiler, and he is an absolute DREAM!

Coming from a very loving home, Rocky had to say goodbye to his owner just before his 2nd birthday, as they were relocating overseas and were unable to manage the expense of quarantine and flights to take him with them. It was a very hard decision to make for them, and when you meet Rocky you will understand - he is gorgeous!

He is very well trained and doesn't jump up on people, knows how to heel on lead (so doesn't pull), sits and waits for his food, has solid recall and LOVES going for car rides. He is also very well toilet trained and is suitable for apartment living (yes, even big dogs can manage inside with the right lifestyle and daily exercise!).

He is also cat friendly and has ignored the chooks and horses on the farm aswell.

Basically if you are after a fully-trained, loveable companion who will follow you around the house and who is happiest when snoozing at your feet, or walking around the house with his favourite fluffy-toy, then Rocky is for you!

He comes with his very own dog-couch, automatic ball thrower, seatbelt harness (for car rides), clicker (for training), lead, collar, blankie, water/food bowl and toys.

Rocky The Rotti has been in foster care since 01 March 2018, for 1 month



British Bulldog - female - 1 year and 2 months

This young girl has come into care needed some extensive vet work. She has luxating patella's and eye issues which will both need corrective surgery. This is estimated to cost $2,000 and we are seeking donations to help sponsor her surgery.

She will obviously not be ready for adoption until after these have been done and she has fully recovered but luckily for her we do have a list of eager families waiting to meet her afterwards, so at this stage no adoption enquiries please.

Storm has been in foster care since 07 March 2018, for 1 month



English Staffy - male - 11 years and 1 month

"My name is Jax, I'm a friendly, obedient, and VERY affectionate. My owner died and I miss him a lot.

I'm 11 years old, but not much slower than when I was young! I am bouncy and LOVE walks even with my touch of arthritis.
The humans here love me but I'd love a home with a human of my own. (No cats though, I just can't stand them.)

Would you like to share my enthusiastic cuddles, happy walks, slobbery kisses and devoted attention? Those are my best talents!"

We have had him for a month or so and Jax is great with my teenagers and dogs. I would not recommend him with younger kids because if startled or touched on a sensitive spot he can growl (he is starting to lose a bit of peripheral vision). He is relatively well trained, he knows Sit, Lay Down, Back, On your bed. We have taught him a new skill, lying down before eating, and not eating until the command "OK!".

We are home a lot which is good, he needs a fair bit of company. Best suited to a home with another dog/s, and/or someone around the house a lot. We did not know his previous owner so not sure what his life was like before. He is still suffering a little anxiety from all the upheaval in his life but he is SUCH a loving and sweet dog, just a darling to have around, he deserves lots of walks and a great loving home.

If you can offer Jax the retirement home he deserves please contact us.

Oscar, Millie, Toby and Tina

Oscar, Millie, Toby and Tina

Staffy x Kelpie - female - 2 months and 1 weeks

These 4 puppies were abandoned with their litter mates early and although lucky enough to come into rescue from the pound they have sadly come down with Parvo and are currently fighting for life at the vets. Luckily little Millie and Tina, the sisters, don't seem as badly affected as their brothers who at this stage are on a drip at the vets and we just have our fingers crossed they are strong enough to make it through.

We are looking at vet bills in excess of $2,000 for the brothers, and more if the sisters go down hill and need to be hospitalised. If you can assist by sponsoring these puppies please see how below.

Oscar, Millie, Toby and Tina has been in foster care since 20 April 2018, for 1 day