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.

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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Greyhound - female - 11 years and 5 months

JESS is 10 years old and loves to stand up and give you cuddles at every chance she can. She is great with little (and big) dogs as we have a little jack Russell who loves to kiss and play with JESS all the time .

Jess is a typical greyhound and has her 30 seconds of energy bursts then is a total lounge lizard for the rest of the day. An extremely loving girl who needs someone to love and care for her during her twilight years.

Jess has grown up around little children and currently lives with one at her foster home and she is great with them. she will basically let them do anything with her.

Jess will chase small animals like rabbits and chickens, so a home without that temptation is best. Jess is very healthy and will fit in easily to most households.

Jess has been in foster care since 11 January 2016, for 1.4 years



greyhound/kelpie cross - male - 1 year

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.

ramsay has been in foster care since 28 March 2017, for 3 months



Labrador x Staffy - male - 3 years and 1 month

Benson is an exuberant and very friendly 3 year old Lab/Staffy cross. He has been with the one family since a puppy, grown up around young children (including a baby) and is very loving and gentle.

House-trained, de-sexed, vaccinated, chipped and healthy, Benson loves to run and play with other dogs at the park - but he’s also very content to cuddle with his people of an evening. He currently sleeps inside at the foot of the bed and loves car rides, but could be more obedient on the leash when walking.

He has lived with an older cat (that suffered his playful sniffs with dignity) and he has happily spent weekends staying with friends dogs. Benson doesn’t need “rescuing” as he is not in foster care, but he does need a home that can give him the regular exercise that he needs and deserves in order to be really happy, ideally with energetic children or another dog.



German Shepard cross Boxer - male - 2 years and 1 month

Boof is a 2 yr old German Shepard cross boxer. He is up to date on all vaccinations, worming and flea treatments.

He is desexed and has no known health problems, he deserves a wonderful home.

He is very obedient and responds well with hand signals , clicks and words .

Although he is very well living with a house cat he will still chase neighborhood cats, if he is left for long periods of time he may dig.

He loves fetch and the water but hates showers, he is good on the lead and is very loyal, he has never had any aggression towards me or other people but it is advised to new people being introduced to be weary as he may bark and slow actions really help. Once you chuck a stick for him he will be friends with u for life, he has been protective in the past and becomes slightly agitated as his current owner saved him from abuse from a male handler from a previous owner.

**This is an assisted private rehoming. Boof is looking for an Urgent new home can can provide a loving home for him. Inquiries welcome through to Ben who will put you in touch with the current owner.**

**If anyone is willing to foster this dog, please also contact Ben**



kelpie - female - 6 years and 9 months

Hi, my name is Rusty and I am 6 years old. I don’t recall the first 2 years of my life however I was rescued from the pound by a lovely elderly gentleman and spent 4 great years with him. Sadly due to his aging he has caringly decided to surrender me to DCH knowing that my new foster carer Rod would find me a perfect new loving home.
I am a very pretty, smart active girl with a cheeky infectious smile. I am gentle with children and am not aggressive, walk well on the lead. I would suit an active young family or individual with time to share with me as I love human company. My daily walks and leash free runs are part of my kelpie nature and I love them. I am slowly learning to be in the company of other dogs and feel more comfortable around male dogs at this time however have no doubt that I will improve the more I am socialised. Tummy rubs are my favourite and please pat me all you like  I sleep inside or outside in a kennel under shelter. I like to be inside especially during the winter months. I am toilet trained.
I believe Rusty is an absolute dream to look after. Being cheeky at times adds to her playful character. I have noticed she can be a bit fussy with food, though together we are working to improve that. She has become an amazing companion and is not at all an attention barker. She has come from a loving family and we would like her forever home to be just as special.

rusty has been in foster care since 05 June 2017, for 3 weeks



Bull Mastiff x - male - 9 months and 4 weeks

Diesel is one of that 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, and he has already learned to go on command. 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.

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. He has a soft mouth at all times, massive paws and he loves to nuzzle. He enjoys walks and is pretty good on the lead. 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 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 is 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 5 days