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Animals in our care

Here, you can browse all the animals we have available for adoption, or click on the individual animal species you are looking for in the side menu.

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Domestic Short Hair - female - 5 years and 4 months

Camden has grown into a beautiful young adult with striking markings. Needing less attention now she is no longer a kitten, Camden may well fit in with a working person or couple, as easily as she could love an entire family.

Camden loves treats, and sleeping in her little pot with her baby beanie boo possum. She can be shy, but loves affection when she’s in the zone! She likes plenty of cuddles and loves to have a good belly rub, as well as playing, laying in the sun, and chasing things. Oh, and she has a great appetite.

Camden’s speciality is head butting and purring, and she really enjoys being with her human foster family. But, now she really would like to have her own family, so that in a short time this little girl can love you unconditionally.

Camden is already de-sexed, and is up to date on all her vet requirements.

If you’d like to arrange to meet Camden at her Narellan foster home, please contact her carer, Christine - on 0413 317 481.

Camden has been in foster care since 07 September 2016, for 4.4 years



Mixed breed - mare - 14 years and 10 months

Tiny is a red roan, approx 13.3 hh.
She has been through a lot: starvation, abuse and neglect. Happily, she has blossomed in DCH's care, and will continue to gain trust in people in the right home.

Tiny has loads of personality! She is very smart and will learn quickly from a patient, kind and understanding handler. She can be a bit feisty in the paddock and is dominant with other horses and around food.

Tiny would suit an experienced home with someone who has time to do groundwork with her, she loves attention and being mentally challenged. 

Tiny has been in care for over a year. She requires an experienced home to further her education.




Tiny has been in foster care since 07 October 2018, for 2.3 years



Manx - male - 2 years and 5 months

As with many rescue cats this humid summer, Bobby has unfortunately come down with ringworm. He is currently on medication and will hopefully have the all clear late Feburary 2021. However enquiries are welcome now and Bobby can go to his new home in the meantime if there are no other pets in the household

Bobby is looking for a new home after being surrendered by his owners.

Bobby likes to walk around the house as though he is boss, he is not shy at all and will make himself at home anywhere.

He has an obsession with jumping out in front of you and running off to then come and grab your ankles for a quick nibble (very cheeky).

He needs a large home where he can play and explore. He gets bored easily so needs a home where he can get lots of attention. As he likes to explore he has been known to run off on long adventures so he needs a secure indoor only home.

Bobby is probably best placed into a home with no young children as he can play rough.

Information about the Manx cat breed and their personalities can be found here.

Bobby has been in foster care since 27 October 2018, for 2.3 years



DSH - male - 1 year and 11 months

This stunning boy, Zac, has grown up alongside other kittens since he came into our care. Well loved, they had their very own kitty pad to keep them safe from resident foster dogs, but perhaps missed out on the hustle and bustle of home life. The last of the three kittens, Zac has now moved to a different foster home to further develop his social skills and come out of his shell.

Zac is naturally a quiet, sweet and rather shy boy, who is nonetheless up for lots of pats and attention; it is likely he’ll become a real lap cat once he has his own humans with whom to form a permanent bond. He's still kittenish and playful, and has instigated and enjoys nose-touching interaction with the resident giant breed dogs…..and is always keen to explore new places and sounds, especially those out of bounds. He becomes vocal only around feeding time as Zac LOVES his food; this fondness for food has proved very useful to help him learn to trust and to settle, but he is still spooked by new sounds or any events out of routine.

Early days yet, Zac is still a ‘work in progress’, but knowing his two previous kitty pad-mates have moved happily into fabulous furever families, we are sure Zac will also love and flourish with the right family. We believe it could take 3-4 months for him to settle in, given the chance to understand and integrate with household routine. Assigning his own small area like a bathroom or shower recess, or even a large dog crate, at the outset for example, will allow him to be gently introduced to all the exciting (but spooky) new sights and sounds awaiting him. A house where he is an indoor-only kitty will also ensure he has room to explore without adventuring into the unknown beyond. We believe he is likely to thrive best in a relatively quiet environment.

Zac is vet checked, microchipped, fully vaccinated, desexed and comes with an extended trial period so he has time to truly settle in with his new family

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique, lovely, young man, or arranging to meet him at his foster home in Riverstone, please contact his carer, Megan.

Zac has been in foster care since 25 April 2020, for 10 months



DSH - female - 4 years and 1 month

Sabrina came into care as a semi-feral who was living rough along side of at least 3 siblings. Baits were put out and subsequently 2 of her siblings were poisoned to death before a kind soul managed to catch her and ask DCH for help.

She is a beautiful torty coloured, short haired girl. She's very small with tiny feet, tail and face. On her vet check and when she was desexed, the vet realized that she is not the under 1 year old kitten that we thought she was but is more likely a very small adult. Her age is an estimate.

Right from the start she's used the kitty litter tray without fail and is not fussy with her food.

Although she is still petrified, once you start patting her, she's very affectionate and leans into your hand and head butts you. But her first reaction is to hiss and strike at you. It's pretty hard to go from such a dangerous hard world and be able to trust. I am working hard at teaching her that she is safe now and that she deserves a loving home and family. She will need a family who are kind hearted and patient.

She has been desexed, microchipped, vet checked, vaccinated and has had dental work done. She is missing a few teeth possibly due to malnutrition but is currently having no trouble eating a varied diet of dry kibble, wet food, chicken etc... *Sabrina's additional dental work has come to $150 and we're seeking sponsorship to help cover this cost**thanks to Mary, Amy, Olena, S Camilleri and Shannon for sponsoring Sabrina's additional vet fees*

Sabrina has been in foster care since 03 August 2020, for 7 months



shd - male - 3 years and 6 months

Dawson is a laid back, smoochie, playful, muscular boy. He's very verbal (chirps to you to ask for pats), loves to be brushed and enjoys sitting on the lounge with you in front of the tv. He's also expert at head butting you to encourage you to stroke him. He will come to you when you call him.

Dawson is very placid, and can be shy with new people to start off with, but he warmed to his new family quite quickly. This, despite coming into our care as a stray having been patted and fed by a soft hearted animal lover, so we suspect he has lived within a loving family in his earlier life.

He gets along fine with our resident cats, grooms and sleeps with the new scared stray kitties that come into care, is not fazed with our small dog. He has bonded with one of the kittens in care called Cheddar. I'm hoping someone will be interested in adopting them both together.

We believe Dawson would fit in a home where there's another feline friend available... It may take a little time for him to settle in, but will be well worth your patience.

Dawson is vet checked, desexed and his vaccinations are up to date. He has also tested negative for Feline Aids. So, he's now raring to find his furever family to love and spoil him in return for his smooches.

If you would like to learn more about Dawson, or visit him at his Hoxton Park foster home, please contact his carer, Karen.

  • When he came into our care, poor Dawson visited the vet several times to resolve a case of conjunctivities, and to treat swollen foot pads which have now cleared up. Any contribution towards his vet expenses would be gratefully received.
  • dawson has been in foster care since 30 August 2020, for 6 months

    Lucky AKA Missy

    Lucky AKA Missy

    Bull Arab X AM Staffy - female - 1 year and 3 months

    Name: Lucky
    Microchip: 900164001862374

    Location: Quakers Hill
    Breed: Chipped as an AM staffy cross Bull Arab.
    Colour: Medium light brindle
    Sex: Female. Desexed at Narwee 8/7/2020.
    Age: 11 months
    Vaccinated: Yes due 24/7/2021
    Behaviour: Needs to be kept entertained and stimulated.
    Is Ok around other dogs - Yes
    House Trained: yes
    Living Arrangements: Enjoys being indoors and is a lot calmer when kept indoors than outside. When we leave her out to go to the bathroom she scratches the back door within 5-15min to be let back inside. She is great company inside and just wants to be with her human pack.

    Food Routine: Puppy biscuits 1 cup in the morning and then 1 cup in the evening with 500g of wing tips. She also loves smackos. Does not do well with canned or loaf dog food

    Obtained from: She was adopted along with another dog as a companion however due to the hyperactive nature at the time she has been surrendered to find her a more suitable home where she can have lots of exercise and attention.
    Likes and Dislikes: Loves attention consistent attention loves tug of war with a rope loves peanut butter treats
    She is a great dog, loving and affectionate but needs stimulation. If left outside with no stimulation she can chew on things. She needs someone who will be able to give her a lot of attention and walks.

    Lucky AKA Missy has been in foster care since 17 October 2020, for 4 months



    Staffy X - female - 9 months and 3 weeks


    Stevie has a Patella Luxation on her right hind leg and will require corrective surgery when she is about 10 months old, after she has grown a bit. Stevie will remain in DCH foster care until after her surgery.

    Any donation towards the cost of this surgery, which will be approximately $1,000, would be very much appreciated.

    Stevie was surrendered to Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter, and although her history is unknown, she was initially too scared to be handled or touched and cowered in fear from people.

    However, after only a few days in foster care, this lovely girl is just a happy, playful puppy who needs some love, patience and training!

    Stevie is being crate trained and is doing really well! The crate is used for car travel but more importantly, it gives her a safe place to go when she is unsure or needs some security, and it is also where she sleeps at night. Stevie will go into her crate at bedtime and sleep by herself on her nice soft bed, without barking or complaining.

    Stevie will be a medium sized dog and will suit a person/family that has prior experience with dogs and, most importantly, has the time to continue with her training and socialisation. She is a clever puppy and responds very well to positive reinforcement, and is very affectionate once she knows and trusts you. I think Stevie would excel if given proper obedience training.

    Stevie would be best to go to a quieter home without children and will need a secure yard.

    Stevie is a bit cheeky and food reactive with other dogs at meal time however, and eats in her crate now as she loves to sample what the resident dogs are eating rather than her own bowl.

    Although Stevie has met our resident cats, she wants to play with them like dogs, and they are not impressed! It would be best if she went to a cat-free home.

    As she has already had a rough start to her life, please carefully consider if you would be suitable to adopt Stevie as she now needs love, stability and a permanent Forever Home.

    Remember that Stevie is still a pup who will be naughty, chew something she shouldn't or occasionally bark - how she behaves as an adult dog will depend on how she is trained now.

    Stevie will remain in DCH foster care until after her corrective surgery. She will hopefully be ready for adoption around April 2021.

    *Adoption in NSW Only

    Stevie has been in foster care since 25 October 2020, for 4 months



    Domestic - male - 4 months

    BURRITO – is the king of the jungle. He loves exploring and chasing and running around with his sister or other animals. Or you will be find him languishing around in quiet spot or perched on a high spot looking down on his domain. He loves cuddles and pats and lots of play but also can be Mr Independent at times.

    Located at the PETstock Rouse Hill store adoption enclosure and can be visited directly in store during business Hours.

    BURRITO has been in foster care since 25 October 2020, for 4 months

    Curley Sue (Susie)

    Curley Sue (Susie)

    Domestic Short Hair - female - 4 months and 1 week

    I am a beautiful affectionate little girl I am looking for an adoring family to adopt me.

    I do not like being on my own, so I am looking for a family with another cat, or who would also adopt another cat along with me so that I would have a companion. I currently live with my two brothers who are also looking for a home.

    I live, sleep and eat indoors and love to play both indoors and outdoors. In my new forever home, I need a cosy place to sleep indoors as well as access to a safe back yard to play in.

    I really enjoy playing chase with my brothers and the older cats who live at the carers home. We romp around inside and also outside on the grass and run under, over and around the plants.

    My colour is called tortoise shell as it is blend of several colours. I have a very cute face and I am quite affectionate and come running when called. My name is Susie and I am sometimes called Sue-Sue.

    Located in Rouse Hill NSW

    Curley Sue (Susie) has been in foster care since 27 October 2020, for 4 months