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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Cassi

Cassi

Mastiff X - female - 3 years and 1 month

Cassi is not only a beautiful looking girl but very well mannered and gentle in nature. She has a loving playful side to her that just makes her adorable to whoever she meets. Very well socialised (in care with two other dog see photo) and loves the company of all, rides well in the car, walks nicely on a lead and is great with children.

Cassi is a medium/large sized dog. Exercising her with walks and leash free runs is part of her weekly routine. She is very obedient for the limited training she has had and will undoubtedly improve with your help and loving care.

Cassi has been sleeping inside at night with no issues (toilet trained) once snuggled up in her spot she doesn't move, that could also be on you if invited .

We are looking for an active, fun filled family or person’s environment for Cassi where she is accepted and loved for sweet personality and loving nature. There is one thing we must tell you about Cassi, she can jump fences with the ease of an Olympian. So your fencing will have to be colour bond at minimum as when you go out she will try to find a way to join you. Best to still have the high fencing. Cassi loves the company of other dogs but doesn't like sharing her food during feeding time, so if you have another dog best to feed them separately.

Cassi was reluctantly returned to DCH due to her new owner needing to move overseas. During the 4 months with her new owner Cassi was put through a vigorous training program helping her to improve in her obedience.

Cassi is vaccinated, de sexed and micro chipped and ready to go to a loving home. Adoption based on special conditions.

Cassi has been in foster care since 09 September 2017, for 1.4 years

Roo

Roo

Cattle x Kelpie - male - 7 months

Roo is a high energy dog who would do best going to someone with space for him to run around and with someone who is an experienced dog owner.

I’d imagine he would make a great working dog if someone were to teach him the ropes as he loves to run and is very instinctual.

Roo is an absolute goof-ball and provides endless giggles! He loves to play fetch tho is not very good an bringing things back and is always up for a game of tug (but watch your fingers!).

He plays well will other dogs but can often be too rough and boisterous for the little ones.

He is house trained and knows basic commands (sit, stay, leave it, lie down, shake, on your mat, come).
He walks well on lead but sometimes jumps up and grabs the lead to play tug and it can be difficult to get him to stop.

This ball of energy loves a cuddle and is extremely affectionate and loyal. He is also used to living inside with the family and quickly becomes your second shadow.

House Trained: Yes

Behaviour around other animals: OK with animals generally but can be to rough for smaller dogs.

Behaviour with Kids: Jumps on them but eventually settles

General Behavioural Issues: Gets over excited and can be nippy. Jumps on people to greet in particular children. Additional training should help.

Vaccinated: Yes

Desexed: Yes

Ivy

Ivy

Bull Arab x Dalmation - female - 8 months

Ivy is a beautiful Bull Arab x Dalmation, originally from Rural NSW. She is a lovely, brindle coloured girl, looking for a Forever home where she can be active, safe and loved.

Ivy has had formal obedience training (Bark Busters), from her previous owner, and she is very attentive. As Ivy is a large breed dog, she has great stamina and needs plenty of exercise so she doesn't get bored.

She also plays well with other dogs but due to her size and excitement is probably best not with cats. Ivy does have a love of water and shell pools, but she adores humans!

Ivy is also vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and desexed, as part of the adoption fee.

If you are looking for a sweet, friendly dog who loves people...come and meet Ivy! If you are worried about Ivy getting on with a current dog you own, you are very welcome to bring it along for a meet and greet!

Ivy has been in foster care since 22 January 2019, for 1 month

Bella and Jersey

Bella and Jersey

Smooth and Rough Collies - female - 12 years and 1 month

These two girls were originally adopted through DCH in 2006 and with great sadness, the owner is now surrendering the pair back to us due to health complications. Bella is the rough coated collie, and Jersey is the smooth coated collie, both 12 years old and so very much bonded. For this reason, the two girls will have to be adopted together, as a pair for the $250.
Both girls love a walk, and walk very well on harnesses, they also love bath times. Neither of the girls are destructive or aggressive in the slightest, with Jersey only digging holes occasionally to sleep in if the weather is very warm. They are used to sleeping inside during the winter in the laundry, and outside during the summer in the cool, and neither have any accidents when kept inside. The girls are good guard dogs and will bark if anyone is around, however they aren't at all aggressive and wouldn't ever bite. However they don't like cats, and so would be best suited in a cat free environment. Please contact Rod, their current foster carer, for more details and to meet this lovely pair.

Bella and Jersey has been in foster care since 23 January 2019, for 4 weeks