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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DCH is looking for volunteers to become foster carers for dogs in need.

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American staffy x - female - 2 years and 2 months

Foster Carer Required: Mara is in temporary accommodation right now, if you can assist by providing her a forever or a foster home please let us know. Her Accommodation runs out at Christmas and we have no back up kennels this time of year. She urgently needs a temporary or permanent home NOW.

Mara is a young girl who is in need of a bigger yard to burn off some energy. She loves water and she's very active and could do with some continued training to curb her enthusiasm for life.

She's ok with some dogs and has lived with dogs in the past, but some dogs she takes a dislike to.

But what a complete sweetheart! This big darling girl is a total sook, and her natural position is on her back so you can scratch her belly. She wants to follow you all over the house and keep you in sight.

She is still a pup and doesn't really know her size. She has not really been trained, so loves to jump on you. We are working on this behaviour at the moment. She seems willing to learn, and is picking up commands quickly. I suspect she will require a firm hand with any new owner. UPDATE: She is now not jumping so much. She is learning to drop and roll over. She loves her treats! But takes them gently, no snatching at all. She waits patiently when her food is down to be told she can eat.

Mara is one of the sweetest-natured dogs I have met. So eager and willing to please, and just wants to be loved. She wants you to be her boss and tell her what is expected of her, and will require a firm hand until she learns her place.

Mara has been in foster care since 02 November 2017, for 1 month

Ochie and Luckie

Ochie and Luckie

JRT and Terrier x - male - 10 years and 4 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 3 months



Border Collie - male - 2 years and 9 months

Kin is a beautiful blonde border collie boy. He is very loyal and sweet but suffers from little to no training and separation anxiety which makes him a handful. He is very intelligent and does not like sharing with other dogs but is good around people and cats. The foster home he is in at the moment has another border collie and he seems to be doing ok with him but doesn't like smaller dogs. He will need a lot of training and love in the future. Please adopt little Kin!

Kin has been in foster care since 31 October 2017, for 1 month



kelpie X - female - 1 year and 8 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 weeks



Jack Russel - male - 4 years and 3 months

I'm going to get straight to the point, this little fella is a Jack Russel through and through. Approx 60 cm length, 25 cm height, Henri is sharp, super switched on, curious and ready to go on a seconds notice. Spends his time scouring the yard and sky for anything that has a pulse, he hunts. His a very good looking boy, typically marked with blacked lined soulful eyes. He loves a cuddle and happy to just be in your company. Active and energetic, he amuses himself, so not over needy and has a switch off button too, relaxes nicely when resting. Not bad on recall, needs more training. When out leash free he stays pretty close by. Very nervous around large dogs, tends to avoid them if possible, small dogs he is good with. In care with two a the moment and all is good. Responsibly socializing Henri will help him build up his confidence to feel more comfortable and less threatened around bigger dogs.
Small and strong,very fit and a willful boy, he loves to play....... his way. Growls, mouths hands and arms, legs and feet, tumbles and dummies really well, also has great springs in his back legs. Lets just say he can be a rough player when he wants to be and as gentle as a lamb, when he wants to be, (hence Henri will not be re-homed to anyone who has small children, brave teenagers are okay lol. Play's fetch and sometimes returns the ball, sometimes it becomes a playing game. Big on border control and security, is vocal, but does not over bark and from what i can see is not a digger. Loves the car, riding in the car and hanging out the window feeling the breeze on his face a watching the world go by. Walks on the lead like a true gentleman. Henri is terrified by fireworks and loud ongoing aggressive sounds, avoiding these where possible would be best for Henri. One more thing you need to know about Henri is that he is extremely protective around his food and soft bedding, also soft toys (he may growl, and bite) care must be taken when handling such items. We have found that its is best to avoid soft beds and soft toys completely, we will provide Henri with a trampoline bed for you to take. When feeding Henri it is best to put his food down and leave him alone to eat. Only approaching him once all the food has been consumed, this will avoid any aggressiveness taking place on his part. We are looking to re home Henri to a confident individual or couple with no children. A quiet home is preferred as Henri can become anxious around lots of human activity in the house. They would need to be patient and experienced in handling dogs. Committed and prepared to give Henri the time he needs to settle in to his new environment securely and to understand his place in the pack as a foot solider. I do not let Henri sleep up on the lounge or my bed. I encourage him to sleep on his bed when in the house. I tend to get down onto the floor to cuddle him and play with him. It helps him to understand who the boss is.
Henri is fully house trained, sleeps in at night and is walked daily. Sadly Henri has been moved from home to home in the last 4 months which has been very unsettling for him. We really are looking for the perfect person who feels they can fit in with Henri's character and personality to give him a forever, loving secure home.
Henri is in care in Padstow NSW. Please contact Traudy 0415539984. DCH Foster Carer.

Henri has been in foster care since 09 December 2017, for 4 days



Kelpie x German Shepherd x - female - 2 years

Daisy is a beautiful girl who is an absolute joy

She gets on well with the four other dogs she is currently living with and settled in very quickly to her new home.

Daisy is well trained and walks extremely well on the lead.

She loves going for walks and needs at least a half an hour walk a day

German Shepherd temperament is described as "devoted and faithful. Aloof and suspicious toward strangers, protective of its home and family. They can be domineering and aggressive towards other dogs."

In the case of Daisy I have noticed she is a very devoted dog and can, on occasion, be domineering in relation to the other dogs. Given this, an experienced dog owner who is naturally assertive would be best for Daisy.

Daisy is a lovely dog and has a fantastic nature. She is a delight to have around the house and any dog savy home will be lucky to have her.

Daisy has been in foster care since 10 December 2017, for 3 days



mastiff X - female - 3 months and 1 weeks

This pup is the most sweet loving girl. She will be your best friend. She needs training but as does any puppy but she is so good with my 3 year old she will make an awesome family dog :)

coco has been in foster care since 12 December 2017, for 1 day