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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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Penny

Penny

Kelpie x Dachshund - female - 6 years and 3 months

Penny came into care after her elderly owner had to move and could no longer care for her. She lived with Ricky (also available to adopt) on 5 acres. We think she and Ricky would be best rehomed together.

Penny’s a sweet, quiet girl who's happy to hang out with you inside, or catch some sun by herself in the yard. She knows basic commands like: 'come', ‘wait’, ‘on your bed’.

Penny can be shy meeting new people, but warms to you once she knows you. She's strong on lead walks and would benefit from further lead training.

OK around other dogs? Yes, controlled greetings have gone well

House trained? Yes

Exercise routine: 2 walks a day

Living arrangements: mostly inside, with regular access to outside. She's used to someone being home most of the day.

OK with kids? Would suggest older kids

OK with other animals? Sometimes reacts to cats on street walks but seems fine with birds that visit the yard.

Food Routine: A mix of dry food and tinned salmon for breakfast. Dry food and raw meat or wet food for dinner.

Penny has been in foster care since 25 April 2021, for 3 weeks

Ricky

Ricky

Cattle dog x - male - 6 years and 3 months

Ricky came into care after his elderly owner had to move and could no longer care for him. He lived with Penny (also available to adopt) on 5 acres. We think he and Penny would be best rehomed together.

He’s a sweet, super smart boy, learns fast and is eager to please. He knows basic commands like: ‘sit’, 'come', ‘wait’, ‘on your bed’. Ricky loves being with you, and will follow you round the house and sit at your feet when you're on the couch.

Ricky can be nervous meeting new people, but is very affectionate once he knows you. He's strong on lead walks and would benefit from lead training - and he loves playing fetch!

OK around other dogs? Yes, controlled greetings have gone well

House trained? Yes

Exercise routine: 2 walks a day, playing fetch in the yard

Living arrangements: mostly inside, with regular access to outside. He's used to someone being home most of the day.

OK with kids? Would suggest older kids

OK with other animals? Sometimes reacts to cats on street walks but seems fine with birds that visit the yard.

Food Routine: A mix of dry food and tinned salmon for breakfast. Dry food and raw meat or wet food for dinner.

Ricky has been in foster care since 25 April 2021, for 3 weeks

Melanie

Melanie

Maltese - female - 9 years

Hi, I'm Melanie. Do you like my photo? I've just been washed. Everyone describes me as a delightful humorous friendly type of gal. I was found out partying and couldn't find my way home so I was grounded at the local Pound for 2 weeks until my current Rescue Group rescued me. I did have a microchip but the details were out of date.

However, I am looking forward to the next adventure in my life. I guess I should settle down now that I'm middle-aged, however, I'm still agile, walk well on the lead, toilet-trained, like to play fetch, don't mind a bath and flirt with resident dogs. I love meeting new people and dogs.

My Vet visit revealed that my teeth are only okay but will need addressing. I do have some lumps and bumps which come with
my past life as a breeding mum. Surgery is complete, now waiting for several results to come back.

I am best suited to a family with lots of visitors people who would like to throw my toys and balls and let me retrieve them for you. I am a little picky with food, however my favourite at he moment is roast chicken with steamed vegetables, raw steak and raw chicken necks. I do have some bones protruding so I will have to stay in care until my curves have better coverage.

In the meantime, enjoy my pictures and if you're good at selling yourself, why not send an expression of interest to my Foster Carer by e-mail so she can ponder through and pick the perfect match for me.

Please note I am not available yet, pending Vet outcome. Bye for now. Melanie will be going straight to a 2 week trial after her stitches are removed towards the end of May.

Melanie has been in foster care since 02 May 2021, for 2 weeks

Meg

Meg

Staffy X - female - 4 years and 2 months

Meg is a very friendly dog who would suit a retired couple. She is house trained and is quite happy to stay inside and sit on your lap. She must be allowed both inside and outside however she would not be suitable in a house with cats. She loves walks and is quite obedient

Meg has been in foster care since 09 May 2021, for 5 days