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.

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Dexter

Dexter

Jack Russell X Shihtzu - male - 9 years and 11 months

Dexter Needs a good sized yard where Dexter is the only dog where he can be dependant on his human contact.

- very friendly and safe at home (ie he doesn’t bite people and you feel safe around him - he won’t unexpectedly turn on you)

- he looks you in the eye and has a wonderful sense of people’s emotions. He can tell if you’re feeling sad, etc and will approach you gently and is very comforting ie top dog in that sense

- has soft coat (not coarse hair) and doesn’t shed much

- he doesn’t bark in the house, nice and quiet. However when outside he will bark.

- when you sit on the sofa he comes to sit next to you but doesn’t force himself on you or try to lick you ie he bothers you gently

- he eats well and drinks lots of water ie he looks healthy and is not a fussy eater although I think he’s been raised on canned food not homemade

- he loves to catch flies and chase birds

- he is fit and takes you on good walks

- he doesn’t damage inside furniture

- he is toilet trained

However
- he needs a comfortable back yard to run around as he’s too full of energy. Needs a medium to large size yard,

- he becomes very aggressive around other dogs and you have to be very careful when walking him

- he does sporadically get aggressive with other people when you walk him (as with previous point, Bondi where he currently is temporarly located is very dog and people busy so you have to be very cautious with him

The dog was surrendered by the owner as they have been hospitalised long term and cannot care for the dogs any more.

He is approx 9 years old.

2/1/18. He is now located in Londonderry

Dexter has been in foster care since 28 December 2017, for 1 month

Ochie and Luckie

Ochie and Luckie

JRT and Terrier x - male - 10 years and 6 months

This lovely older couple have come into care after being surrendered to the pound when their elderly owner could no longer look after them. They must be rehomed together as Ochie particularly is very bonded and stressed without Luckie.

Ochie is 10.5 years and Luckie is 11 years old so we are seeking a loving retirement home for these two lovely dogs.

Both are used to indoor living, they love men, women and children (Luckie particularly just adores kids and playing fetch with his squeaky toy). They show no signs of digging, jumping etc and are just very happy dogs with ever wagging tails. They have never lived with cats before so probably a cat free home is the best.

Both dogs come up to date with all vet work, including recent dental treatment.

Ochie and Luckie has been in foster care since 20 August 2017, for 6 months

Cassi

Cassi

Mastiff X - female - 2 years and 1 month

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 5 months

Dash

Dash

kelpie X - female - 1 year and 10 months

A very gorgeous and pretty girl. Dash is a little shy to begin with and has been playing hide and seek with her carer. She shows signs of some past heavy handedness and is nervous meeting men for the first time. She seems far more comfortable when meeting women. Eventually coming around to show her very affectionate cuddly side to all, she just needs to take her time. Super switched on and a intelligent girl, picks up quickly if time is given to a little training. Dash shows no interest in the cats or the chickens which share her surroundings, however enjoys the company of the carers dog. She has bursts of playtime and likes her quiet times too. Not a needy dog, happy to have her own space.
Great with small children and walks really well on the lead. She is a gentle dog but can be a little skittish, she will need time to adjust but once she feels you can be trusted she opens up and is really adoring. Dash is a grazer with her food and toilet trained. She sleeps inside at night and likes to stay close by you, during the day she is an outdoor dog. Dash has had little past training and will need understanding owner/owners who are prepared to spend time teaching her simple commands such as recall and stay. Overall Dash is improving daily and trusting her carer and environment more and more. Clearly she has experienced unkindness from a human being before. We are looking to re home Dash to an active loving and very kind family or individual who will love and care for her as much as we do. Dash would also do well paired with another socialized friendly dog.

Dash has been in foster care since 26 November 2017, for 2 months

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Poodle - female - 10 years

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
Desexing
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 $1600. If you can help sponsor some of these costs please see how below.

Cappuccino has been in foster care since 01 January 2018, for 1 month

Nala

Nala

Maltese Shiatsu x - female - 7 months and 3 weeks

Hello everyone, I’m Nala.

I’ve been in foster care for just a few days.

I was originally purchased from Gumtree to be a personal assistant and good company for Simba.

Whilst living with Simba, I had an incident where a 5 year old boy dropped me on the ground hence breaking my elbow. I have a plate inserted there now but it doesn’t stop me walking up stairs and running along.

When Simba went into foster care, I missed him terribly so much that my owner suggested that I be put into foster care with him. It was a very happy reunion and we love each others’ company.

The trip from my previous owner to my foster mum took about 1 ¼ hours. I was a good girl in the back seat and travelled well. I have a good appetite eating a mix of dry food and My Dog. I’ve tried raw meat and that’s tasty too. I like to try and catch the printed bone on the bottom of the water dish.

What you see is what you get. I’m cute and I like my belly rubs. I can use a doggy door, however on one occasion on the first afternoon in my foster home I did a wee on the tiles and was told ‘no’ so I just laid on my back and looked so cute I didn’t get into trouble.

I’m not walking on the lead at my foster home yet because I’ve just come into my first and only season. Once that’s over with, I will be desexed and ready to move to my furever home. Will it be yours? Nala xx
Nala is incare at Sutherland NSW. Please contact Fiona if you wish to meet her on 0403320606 or Geoff 0414498829

Nala has been in foster care since 04 February 2018, for 3 weeks

Goldie

Goldie

Cross Breed - female - 6 months and 3 weeks

Goldie is chipped as a mastiff x but at 6 months old already not sure she'll get quite that big, she looks a bit like a miniature ridgeback. But whatever she is, she's a real find!

Besides her cheekily sweet good looks she has a delightful nature. Very friendly and playful (yet gentle) with people, kids and other dogs, she'll fit easily into any dog loving home.

She's not had any training but is proving a quick leaner and with continued basic training she should excel and I believe she'll grow to be a very obedient dog. She's learnt not to jump on the lounge, not to be scared of the lead and we're working on not jumping up and sit. She is very responsive and wants to please.

Goldie has been in foster care since 10 February 2018, for 2 weeks

Taco

Taco

Mastiff x - male - 2 months and 3 weeks

Taco was the result of an unwanted litter. Dumped at the pound but he's ready to settle into a forever home that will always look after him.

He's a typical friendly, playful little man who we suspect will grow to be a mastiff type dog but it's really a bit of a guess what his parents were or how big he'll be.

Taco is fine with other dogs and is ready to start his journey of learning basic puppy manners.

If you think you are ready for the time and commitment of a young pup joining your family then Taco might be the one for you.

Taco has been in foster care since 13 February 2018, for 2 weeks

Charlie

Charlie

staffy X - male - 2 years

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 2 days