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 and 10 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 2.8 years



Mastiff X - male - 10 years and 4 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 1.3 years



staffy - female - 4 years and 4 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 1.3 years



Chihiahua Cross - female - 6 months and 4 weeks

Meet Lola: Your New Best Friend!

Breed: Chihuahua Cross (Possibly mixed with Foxie)

Personality: Lola is a sweet and affectionate pup who absolutely loves tummy rubs. She'll happily flop over for a pat anytime and thrives on being around people. Her lively and playful nature makes her the perfect companion for anyone seeking constant cuddles and fun adventures.

Background: Lola's early days were tough. She and her siblings were found in a box on a rainy day in the park, suffering from hyperthermia. Fortunately, she received immediate medical care from an animal welfare vet and was then rescued from the council shelter. Now, she's ready to start a new chapter with a loving family.

Health: Lola is desexed and vaccinated, ensuring she's all set for her new home. She will need ongoing twice-daily medication due to a heart murmor.

Ideal Home: Lola is looking for a loving home where she can enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. She loves exploring the outdoors during the day and snuggling up indoors at night. As a young pup, she will benefit from training sessions and attending puppy school to help her develop into a well-behaved and socialized dog.

Requirements: Lola's future family should be dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment. She needs regular exercise, mental stimulation, and lots of love to thrive. A commitment to her ongoing training and socialization is essential.

If you're ready to welcome a playful, affectionate, and endlessly charming companion into your life, Lola is eagerly waiting to meet you! Contact us to arrange a meet-and-greet and give Lola the forever home she deserves.

Located in Quakers Hill, NSW

Lola has been in foster care since 21 February 2024, for 4 months



Staffy x - male - 1 year and 1 month


Lincoln is a sweet boy who has come very far since he has been in foster care.

He was found as a stray and was in very poor condition. Since being in care he has really grown in personality. He is a fantastic dog to have her own home he is house trained and crate trained, loves to play with squeaky toys and loves to play with dogs
He absolutely adores people and he’s extremely gentle around children.
He is currently doing rehab hydrotherapy one session a week, and it has helped strengthen his muscles so that he can increase his exercise.
If you can offer Lincoln the special home he needs please contact us to meet him..

Sponsorship Required
Due to his poor start to life and being so underweight Lincoln has had to have more vet attention than most to rule out any underlying conditions. He also required some baby teeth to be extracted. His vet fees have come to $1,007 and we are seeking sponsorship to cover some of these additional expenses.

Lincoln has been in foster care since 09 March 2024, for 4 months



Staffy x - male - 4 months and 3 weeks

Are you searching for your new best friend? A friend that will make you smile and light up your life?

Meet Denver.

Denver is a happy, outgoing pup that has a fun nature and vibrant personality. He is one of the more confident pups of the litter and he is now waiting for you to come and choose him.

Denver has been in foster care since 13 April 2024, for 3 months



Leonberger x Pyrenean Mountain - female - 8 years and 8 months

The beautiful Miss Lupa is sadly in need of a new home for her retirement years.

After 8 years she has suddenly developed a dislike for her owner’s 15 year old staffy girl, who is quite frail, quite possibly she is re-acting to the staffy being unwell. Her owner understandably needs to put the staffy first and thus sadly needs a new home for Lupa.

Lupa has otherwise always been good with other dogs. She is a bit shy meeting new people but quickly warms up to them, including kids (this can be quite typical of the breed). It is unknown what she is like with cats, but she does not chase Roos. She loves swimming, going to the park and is fine with vet visits. she is desexed and passed a vet check very recently.

Ideally a home for her would be one experienced with big dogs, with no other girl dogs to be on the safe side - perhaps a male of similar size would be ok. She is currently located in the ACT. Please contact me if you think you are the right home for this beautiful senior girl and I will put you in touch with her owners for a meet and greet.



Belgian shepherd - male - 2 months and 4 weeks

Jackson is a lovely outgoing and extremely friendly puppy who is dying to meet his new family
He was born in the care of DCH animal adoptions after his mum was taken to the shelter when she was found as a stray
Jackson loves to play with toys and his favourite time of the day is meal times
Jackson will be available for adoption once all his vet work has been completed

Jackson has been in foster care since 05 June 2024, for 1 month



Belgian Shepherd - female - 2 months and 4 weeks


Introducing Jade, an extremely friendly and loving Belgian shepherd puppy who is looking for her forever home. Jade loves treats and playing with her litter mates and her favorite toys.

She will need daily exercise and a family that can keep up with her energy requirements as she grows.
Jade is ready to start her new adventure now!

If you can give jade a loving forever home then please contact us to arrange a meet and greet with her.

Jade has been in foster care since 15 June 2024, for 4 weeks



Staffy x - male - 2 months and 2 weeks

Say hello to Peter, a loving little bundle of joy who doesn't let anything keep him down. Despite a start to life that demonstrated his fighting spirit and resilience, Peter has emerged as a friendly and social canine companion.

From his early days, Peter has been raised around a loving community of dogs and humans alike. He enjoys the company of people just as much as he loves engaging in playful activities with his canine brothers and sisters. His fearless and loving nature makes him the perfect addition to any home.

Undoubtedly, Peter's spirited beginning has done nothing to hinder his love and trust in humans and fellow pets. He now awaits the adventure of starting life in a caring new family. He is ready to be your loyal friend, whether you're out and about or cozying up at home.

Peter's mother, who successfully raised an impressive litter of 11 puppies has already found her new home. Now it's time for Peter to start his journey with a family that can provide him with the love and care he deserves. If you believe your home could be the perfect haven for this delightful pup, don't hesitate to reach out to Peter's carers. His journey continues, and he can’t wait to meet you.

Peter has been in foster care since 05 July 2024, for 1 weeks