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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Staffy x - female - 6 years

Hi my name is Lola
I’m a 5 year old staffy x
I love going for long walks although I can get a bit excited and pull on the lead. When this happens, my carer has to remind me that I need to walk nicely
I am fully toilet trained and I love my dinner and treats
I love going on new adventures
I really like other dogs but I don’t like those pesky cats unless I can chase them. Im told that this isn’t nice but sometimes I just can’t help it
I get very excited when I’m meeting new people so if you think you are my perfect match then I would love to meet you

Lola has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 1 year



Staffy x - female - 6 years and 1 month

Ellie was rescued from the pound when she was heavily pregnant. All of her puppies found fantastic new homes and now Ellie is looking for her new home as well. Due to her previous situation, she is scared of new people and new environments but once she has settled, she is extremely affectionate and loves to sit on your lap. Ellie is good with other dogs and loves to go for walks in quiet areas. Ellie requires a fully fenced backyard and is not suitable for a unit or apartment

Ellie has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 1 year



Aussie bulldog - male - 3 years

My name is Tank and I’m a very handsome 2.5 year old Aussie bulldog
I came into care after my previous owners could no longer keep me.
I’m lovable and friendly but sometimes I can get a bit excited. My carers have been doing a lot of training with me and I can now walk on a lead nicely and sit when I’m told to. I’ve learnt to meet people nicely even though I’m really excited. I would benefit from ongoing training as sometimes I get really excited and forget my manners
I need to go to a home that has no other pets or young children and someone who understands my breed
My home needs to have a fully fenced backyard where I can run around safely
I’m currently an outside dog but I love coming inside and I’m toilet trained
If you are my forever home then please contact my carer

Tank has been in foster care since 17 April 2022, for 5 months



American Staffordshire Terrier - male - 6 months and 1 weeks

Milo found himself at a Sydney animal shelter and has been taken into care of by a DCH foster carer. Milo was undernourished as a puppy and had a deformity in his leg due to malnutrition. We have treated Milo's condition and it's vastly improved and has completed his treatment plan. He will need to remain on good quality premium foods.

Milo is waiting for a new home and is ready for a new adventure.
He is best suited in a home where he can run around and use his energy.

Milo has lots of energy and will jump so he is best in a home without younger/smaller children.

Milo is located in Guidford area.

Milo has been in foster care since 20 July 2022, for 2 months



Staffy x - male - 5 months and 2 weeks

Toro was born in DCH care after his mother was found wandering the streets as a stray
He is a very happy and outgoing puppy and is the last one left in his litter
He is learning to walk on the lead and picks up commands very easily
He is toilet trained and is happy to sit with you on the lounge
Toro would only be suited to a house with a fully fenced backyard and is not suited to a unit or apartment
If you believe you can give Toro a great home then please contact his carer

Toro has been in foster care since 21 August 2022, for 1 month



Staffy X Bulldog - female - 3 months and 2 weeks

Milly is a beautiful little puppy who is currently living with 4 adult dogs.

She is very easy going and tries to play with the other dogs in the household although they mostly ignore her except for Cody. Cody and Milly love to play from time to time and its adorable.

She is an indoor dog who rarely barks and hasn't destroyed or chewed any of the furniture or the shoes left lying around. When I take the other dogs to the park she is fine being left in her playpen until we return.

She really loves people and is very people oriented and would be best suited to a anyone who wants to make her part of their family.

Milly has a grade 2 heart murmur and will be reviewed at next vaccination.

Milly has been in foster care since 01 September 2022, for 1 month



Pug - female - 7 years and 1 month

Poor Diva has been used by her previous owners to pump out puppies and was then left in the pound.

Diva is a lovely little house dog that will make a great addition to any family. She is house trained and is very happy just sitting beside her human all day. She only has a small bark but will sometimes use it when she knows her humans are in one room and she another. She is used to sleeping on or near her humans and currently sleeps with her foster carers primary school age kids. She is great with children but can excitedly jump up in faces, so would be best with children over 5 years old.

Diva is good with other pets, is very friendly with new dogs, but she will stick up for herself if being pestered. For this reason she'd prefer a home without a very young puppy to annoy her. She is the same with cats - will be happy side by side a cat that is calm but if attacked she will chase back.

*Thanks to Maeve, Margaret and a huge thanks to Lorraine for their donations towards Diva's vet fees. Her additional costs have now been fully covered* Diva unfortunately suffers from brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome and so a home that understands the complications with that from over excitement or heat exhaustion is a must. She will be undergoing surgery in late September to alleviate some of her symptoms but this won't be a cure-all. Her surgery is expected to cost just under $1,000. Any donations towards her surgery costs will be very appreciated.

If you are interested in adopting Diva she should be ready to go to her new home in late September but we are taking expressions of interest now so please get in touch with some information on your household and what you are looking for in a new pet.

Diva has been in foster care since 03 September 2022, for 1 month



AM Staffy - female - 8 months

Narla has come into care after being surrendered to a council shelter.

Narla will make a family so so happy. She brightens up everyones day. Narla can sit, shake and comes back when called.

Narla gets along well with dogs, cats, horses and cows. She loves to cuddle up next to you on the lounge and just be with you.

Narla is good with children as she has a 3 year old and 7 year old at her foster home. She is just perfect natured.

Her friends are a great dane, bull arab and retriever.

Narla deserves a loving home where she can be inside with her fur parents. Also a nice decent back yard for her to play.

If you think narla would suit your home email as lisa is her foster mum.

Narla has been in foster care since 03 September 2022, for 1 month



Cattle Dog - female - 6 years and 1 month

This beautiful 6 year old girl came into the vets with pyometra and her owners decided against treatment and opted for euthanasia. DCH was contacted by the vets and asked if we could help this gorgeous girl.
After her life saving surgery this girl will be coming into DCH care.

We are expecting costs to be around $800 and we have had some amazing donations towards this beautiful girls surgery but we are still needing around $250.
If you would like to make a donation please follow the link below!

Goldie has been in foster care since 15 September 2022, for 3 weeks