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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 - male - 9 months and 2 weeks

Bentley was found abandoned at a veterinary clinic when he was just six weeks old
He was severely malnourished and full of worms however he was still very trusting of people and loving life
Since he came into care he has never looked back. He has put on lots of weight and is ready to go to his forever home once all vet work has been completed
Bentley will need to go to a very very special family who will allow him to be an inside dog with access to a fenced yard
As his start to life has not been the best he needs someone to adopt him who can give him lots and lots of love for the rest of his life

Bentley has been in foster care since 23 June 2021, for 7 months



Staffy x mastiff - female - 5 years and 4 months

Lola is a big softie and very lovable. She was found as a stray and taken to the pound however was not claimed. She gets on with other dogs but does not like cats. She can pull on the lead when she is excited so could do with further training. She is toilet trained and loves her food. She requires daily exercise and would only be suitable to a house that has a fully fenced backyard. She is not suitable for a unit or apartment. Lola has a great personality and would he suited to a family with teenage children

Lola has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 4 months



Staffy x - female - 5 years and 4 months

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 4 months



Staffy x - female - 3 years and 8 months

Leelah came to us as a scared and anxious dog. She lived with a family who had extremely limited means and she had never been outside her home or had little training. Through no fault of his own the owner was not able to give Leelah the home she needed or deserved. She has had at least one litter.

During the time she has been in foster care she has had a number of illnesses needing veterinary care and it has now become clear she is pregnant.

Leelah has been in foster care since 04 October 2021, for 3 months



Maltese x silky terrier - female - 16 years and 3 months

Mercedes came to us under Duty of Care from the Pound after she arrived there as a stray. With her Microchip details all out of date no one knows where this girl belongs or what she's endured

Mercedes had a large tumour and was completely matted as you can see from the photos. She has been to the vets and the beautician and the tumour and matted hair have been removed although she still has a few lumps and bumps

Mercedes is a beautiful fiesty old lady who is looking for a home where she can potter around the garden and relax in the sunshine. Despite her age she gets very excited when going for a walk and loves her snacks when she returns

Mercedes’ is looking for a home that has no other dogs and she would not be suited to a home with kids

If you can give Mercedes’ the perfect home to live out the rest of her days then please contact us

Mercedes has been in foster care since 02 January 2022, for 4 weeks

Molly and billy

Molly and billy

Shih tzu cross - female - 6 years

Billy and Molly must be rehomed together and will not be separated. The adoption fee listed is for both dogs
Molly is a fun loving, sweet heart. She is a very happy dog who loves going for walks and adventures. She is quite active and would suit someone who is quite active as well
Billy can have a bit of an attitude but once he gets to know you he is your bestie. Billy is also active and is always up for an adventure with Molly
Both dogs had medical issues when they were taken into care with molly requiring major surgery to repair a large hernia
They both were suffering from skin irritations however this has been managed through veterinary treatment
Billy and molly will be available for adoption after 29th of January
If you would like to meet these dogs, please contact the carer

Molly and billy has been in foster care since 24 January 2022, for 5 days