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 - 7 years

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 2 years



Kelpie x - female - 1 year and 7 months


Holly is a stunning girl with so much love and fun energy to offer her new family. After coming to DCH from the local pound Holly has been a pleasure to have in care.

Holly has shown good behaviour with other dogs while in care but we would always require her to meet any dog she would be sharing her new home with before adoption. Holly has such a fun, energetic personality that shines when you are with her.

Holly is only a medium girl at around 12kg, she will make a wonderful addition to an active family that is looking for a companion to join them on their adventures!

To meet this beautiful girl please contact us.

Holly is currently in care in the Windsor Area 2756.

Holly has been in foster care since 13 February 2023, for 7 months



Mastiff X - male - 9 years and 6 months

Doug came into care with DCH after being found as a stray and taken to the local pound.

Doug had a HUGE dangling tumor which had impacted his life up until he came to us and had it removed which improved his quality of life.

Doug sits, shakes and has an amazing gentle personality, he is currently in a foster home with cats although he doesn't like them and will need a home with no other dogs or cats.

Doug is a gentle boy and lives with a 5 year old which he enjoys, he loves to attend tea parties with teddies but also likes to follow his foster dad to the shed to work on the car. Doug needs a home where he will be included in the daily life of his family, he has alot of love to give in his senior years and deserves to be loved back.

Doug is in care in the Hawkesbury Area 2756

Sponsorship Required for Dougs surgery - Dougs tumour has now been successfully removed. His Vet costs have come to $663. If you can assist to sponsor some of these costs please click the donation links belowThank You to Rosita, Doug & Savourlife - thanks to your genorisity Doug's additional vet fees have now been fully sponsored

Doug has been in foster care since 08 March 2023, for 6 months



staffy - female - 3 years and 6 months

Nala has come into care after being found in a park with her 7 puppies in a box. She is a sweet girl that has been easy going while in care and a great mum to her puppies. Nala will sit for a treat when asked and has been an easy going girl to have around.

Nala loves going for walks, she doesn't pull on the lead and would be suited to someone who is retired, who would love a devoted companion and can spend lots of time with her

Nala loves toys and when called has to find a toy to bring to you. If you can give Nala the home she deserves full of love and happiness then please come and meet her.

Nala has been in foster care since 28 March 2023, for 5 months



Staffy x - female - 3 years and 3 months

Princess ended up at the local pound and after her owner never collected it was discovered she was pregnant. DCH took Princess and her 10 Puppies into care and while her puppies have thrived and are now ready for their homes we are hoping that someone will choose Princess.

I'm a 2 year old staffy x looking for my perfect match. I love going for walks and long car rides and I can run and chase a ball for hours

I love other dogs but humans are my favourite things in the whole entire world
I would love to be with my perfect match for most of the day so if I could come to work with you then I would be in heaven

I'm very obedient and can already sit and shake hands and I also love my dinner although I do watch my weight

I do need secure fencing to keep me safe but if you are my perfect match then I am desperately wanting to meet you

If you can give Princess the loving home she deserves please come and meet her and give this beautiful girl a chance, she would be a wonderful addition to your home.

Princess has been in foster care since 02 July 2023, for 2 months



Boerboel - female - 2 years and 8 months

Zuma came into care after giving birth to 13 puppies at the pound. Sadly 5 passed away and Zuma now has 8 happy, healthy thriving puppies. After all she has been through Zuma's personality has really shone through, she is a sweet, happy dog that loves people and has been a pleasure to have in care and see how her personality has grown.

Zuma is ready to meet her new family so please contact is if you would like to meet this stunning girl!

Zuma has been in foster care since 02 August 2023, for 1 month



Kelpie - female - 5 years and 3 months

Bindi is a sweet and loveable Kelpie. She is good with other dogs and horses, has decent recall, is toilet trained for inside and has basic training (sit, stay, drop). We have also tested her with pigs and she ignores them, but unfortunately she wants to chase the cat. We have been told that she has seen sheep as a youngster aswell as showed promise in being a great working farm dog.

Bindi is completely ball obsessed and is proving to be easy to train.

Having grown up in a suburban backyard with another dog, and being brought inside for snuggles on the couch, Bindi would suit either an active home that can provide her with adequate training, stimulation and exercise, or a rural home with space and a job for her to do.

She is up to date with worming, de-fleaing, vaccinations and is ready for a new forever home.

Currently being fostered in Riverstone, NSW.

Bindi has been in foster care since 13 August 2023, for 1 month



Staffy x - female - 6 months and 3 weeks

Welcome to my profile

Hi, my name is Daisy and I’m so glad you stopped to check out my profile.

Firstly, let me introduce myself. I am a six month old Staffy Cross puppy who is looking for her perfect home, but before we get too acquainted, settle in and let me tell my story

When I was a young whippersnapper, I was dumped in a park with my brothers and sisters as well as my mum. My brothers and sisters were found in a box with my mum close by I was so scared, not knowing what was going to happen to us until a nice lady came and found us and took us all to the local animal shelter.

We were all placed into a lovely foster carers home where we were all adopted by great loving families. My new home was fantastic and I really loved it but unfortunately my new owner could no longer keep me and I was sent back to foster care and so here we are.

I love going for walks and I get on well with other dogs although I am also happy to be by myself.
I walk Well on a lead, but sometimes I get excited and I try to jump up, but my foster carers are teaching me to have nice manners, it’s just that sometimes I forget

I love going for long drives, and I’m quite happy to sit in the backseat and not make a sound, I’m also 100%, toilet trained and I would never ever poop in your house.

I’m desperately trying to find a new home with someone that would love me as much as my brothers and sisters have found great homes, so if you would like to come meet me, then please contact my foster carers.
I hope to meet you soon. Love Daisy.

Daisy has been in foster care since 11 September 2023, for 2 weeks



Kelpie x - female - 2 months and 1 weeks

Nelly has come into care with her brother Tanner and is now looking for her new home.

We are unsure what life they had lived previously but Nelly is a very scared girl that will need some extra love and TLC in her new home. Nelly's foster carer is working with her to bring her out of her shell and while she has made some improvements Nelly will need commitment from her new family so she blossoms into the beautiful pup we know is hiding underneath her very shy exterior.

If you can offer Nelly the Forever Home she needs then please contact us to organize a meet and greet. Nelly is located in Londonderry.

Nelly has been in foster care since 25 September 2023, for 2 days



Kelpie x - male - 2 months and 1 weeks

Tanner is a beautiful Tri coloured boy whom came into care with his sister Nelly. Tanner is a sweet boy but at this stage is still very shy and will need family that is willing to give him a chance to settle into their home and routine.

Tanner will make a beautiful loyal companion if given the chance to shine.

If you are interested in giving Tanner a loving Forever Home please contact us so we can arrange a meet and greet with you.

Tanner has been in foster care since 25 September 2023, for 2 days