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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greyhound/kelpie cross - male - 1 year and 2 months

Ramsay is a very sweet, affectionate desexed boy who came with very little formal training but his willingness to please makes him a very quick learner. We are currently leash and obedience training him and he's doing very well. He responds very quickly with food/treat rewards, pats and praises. He is a timid boy firm 'no' is enough to chastise him. More than that is unnecessarily cruel (very greyhound-like in his sensitivity).
He seems to get along with every dog he has met although he came to Liverpool pound with bite marks to his leg and needing stitches to his face so it was apparent he had been in some sort of a scuffle. I've purposely been careful to put him with easy going/non 'agro' dogs to boost his confidence until those memories have faded as he is a timid dog.
He loves to be inside and next to his favourite humans as much as possible and would make a very good companion dog. He's fully house trained. He also enjoys some time outside in the sunshine but sleeps in the house.

Update: Ramsay has become quite a muscular happy boy. He loves going to the dog park and will happily leave the house without a lead and jump into the car in order to have his seat belt done up. He loves to be with his humans and sleeps in the house still as well. He spends time outside if no one is home.

ramsay has been in foster care since 28 March 2017, for 4 months



Bull Mastiff x - male - 11 months and 3 weeks

Diesel is one of those sad cliches of a family who got a puppy just before Christmas, and 8 months later, as he grew into a big dog (Rhodesian Ridgeback x Bull Arab maybe?) they surrendered him. He was rescued from Hawkesbury Animal Shelter by a foster family who are working on his manners and toilet training. He is now going to the toilet on command, and no accidents inside the house, not even during the night anymore. He is a very good boy. He has learned many new commands such as sit, wait, toilet, timeout and stop.

He was a yard dog, left to his own devices to live under the house, but now loves being inside and has two children (age 8 and 10) and another dog (age 6) to play with. He is a large dog, but has a very gentle manner. He is quite boisterous, and if rehomed with another dog, you may need to consider separating them for a while as he wants to play continuously. Our other dog is 6, and so we keep them apart when we are not home to give her a rest. He is happy in the backyard, while she stays indoors until we get home.
Diesel is gorgeous and will be a perfect pet for a loving family. He is a gentle giant, no aggression at all and he doesn't really bark except in play to get attention. There was an initial issue with food sharing, but he has learned that there is enough for everyone, and he and our other dog now eat from the same bowl without issues.

With his humans, he has a soft mouth at all times, he has massive paws and he loves to nuzzle. He will try to climb into your lap in the evening, he is a giant baby. He enjoys walks and is pretty good on the lead but very strong - still some training required here. We have had him off-lead on bush walks and he stays pretty close-by, and returns when called.

He's a typical puppy, and interested in everything, but understands "no" and a loud clap stops him misbehaving. He wants to please, and loves being rewarded with a belly rub for good behaviour. He has a selection of dog toys to chew and he loves to play with them. He often destroys his toys but we have had no issue with any other destruction of our things. He understands what is "his" and what is off limits.

He is smart but like any young dog he needs stimulation - walks, toys or company either human or dog. He is also very comical when he sees his reflection, and watching him drink from the hose provides a lot of laughter.

Diesel deserves a loving home, with or without children and will be happy with another dog to play with, or as an only dog. He is young, fun and adorable.

He was born in October 2016, currently 9 months old, recently desexed and up to date on all vaccinations, worming and flea treatments and he is available for adoption now.

Diesel has been in foster care since 24 June 2017, for 2 months



Staffy - female - 1 year

Olive is a gorgeous girl that came into the pound with her brother Aurther ( also listed ) and after 5 weeks of not finding a home a DCH Carer took them into care. Olive is a happy friendly little girl around 15kg, she loves people ( men in particular ) and knows how to sit and shake.

Olive is only around 11 - 12 months old and has her whole life of love and fun to offer her new family, could that be you?

Olive has been in foster care since 27 July 2017, for 4 weeks



Staffy - male - 1 year

Arthur came into the pound with his sister Olive ( also listed ) and after 5 weeks of not finding a home a DCH Carer took them into care.

Arthur has been in foster care since 27 July 2017, for 4 weeks



Rotti x - female - 9 years

Missy has just been rescued from the pound where she'd run out of time. She is simply a delightful dog! Very loyal and very young for her age. She walks quietly on the lead when out for walks. Missy LOVES people and loves getting cuddles. She is very good to handle around food. Missy still has lots of life in her and she is such a gorgeous girl she deserves to find herself a forever home.

Missy has been in foster care since 12 August 2017, for 2 weeks



Jack Russel - male - 4 years

What a delightful lively bundle of joy this little fella is, (approx 60cm length, 25cm height) and in top condition. Super switched on and ready for anything. Love’s to play fetch however can be protective at times with his possessions, bed, toys and food, (he may growl and nip) care must be taken when handling such items and care/supervision in the presence of young children. Our foster carer found that this protective nature of Henri's changed after a few days of him settling in to his new environment and trusting our carer. We are looking to re home Henri with person/s who are patient and experienced in handling dogs, prepared to give Henri time to settle in to his new environment and be the happy bubbly boy he is. Fully house trained, sleeps in at night and is walked daily. Henri loves his leash free runs in secure environments. He travels great in the car and gets on with most other dogs. Socialising Henri is an important part of him developing more confidence around bigger dogs. After a little shaky start Henri now enjoys the company of Buddy an 18mth old easygoing Shepard x Husky which is our carers dog, they have become good mates. Henri is a dog that wants to be your best mate whether you fly solo or are in a family situation. Along with his big personality Henri is a ball of loving energetic fun. Easy to train and already has a few tricks up his sleeve. I can’t imagine anyone who has the time to allow Henri to settle not loving this boy. Sadly his former family had to let him go due to personal circumstances. We have ensured the family that Henri’s new owners will give him all the love and care that is needed for him to have a great fun filled life. Henri does have a switch off button and relaxes nicely .
Henri is in care in Revesby NSW. Please contact Rod 0418239763. DCH Foster Carer.

Henri has been in foster care since 18 August 2017, for 6 days

Ochie and Luckie

Ochie and Luckie

JRT and Terrier x - male - 10 years

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. 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 4 days