Rainbow Bridge

Unfortunately, these dogs and cats didn't make it. Hopefully they are now running happily over the rainbow bridge.

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Sampson (now Loki)

Sampson (now Loki)

Bull Arab x Dalmation - male

Loki (aka Sampson), was sadly put down on 22 June 2022, after a freak accident left him too severely injured to save him. His owners are devastated as they loved this big, boofhead so very much. Loki’s profile has been updated with some gorgeous photos of the wonderful life he led with his Forever Family.

Gone too soon and greatly missed πŸ˜’πŸŒˆπŸ’•


Sampson is one of 6 x Bull Arab x Dalmation puppies that have been surrendered into care from Rural NSW. He is a lovely, dark brindle boy, looking for a Forever home where he can be active, safe and loved.

Sampson will need to be taken on daily walks as he has great stamina and needs plenty of exercise so he doesn't get bored. As Sampson will be a big adult boy, he will also need his training continued, so that he grows into a responsible, obedient member of your family. He has already started lead training!

Sampson will be 1st vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and desexed, as part of the adoption fee.

If you are looking for a big, friendly puppy who gets on well with other dogs, and would like to meet Sampson, or his litter mate, Delilah, please contact Nikki.

Sampson (now Loki) was adopted on 07 October 2018 after 2 weeks in foster care



DMH - female

Lizzie is a lovely friendly little kitten with a beautiful plush calico medium length coat.

Lizzie is used to other cats and is terrific with children. She's quiet but playful and when not sleeping in laps she's exploring the house and playing with her sister Midnight (also available).

Lizzie will fit easily into most homes. To meet this gorgeous girl please contact us.

Lizzie was adopted on 24 February 2018 after 2 weeks in foster care



Domestic Short Hair - male

Patch has come into foster care as a surrender with his 3 brothers and is now looking for a new home. Patch has come from a loving family home and has had a good environment.

Patch was the first to explore the new toys on offer and has taking quickly to learning to chase the mechanical toy around his foster home. He is quick to find a perch on the couch and loves attention.

He has been microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated. He will be desexed prior to being adopted.

He is currently in the Quakers Hill area. Please contact us for more information or to arrange to visit him.

Patch was adopted on 17 December 2017 after 2 weeks in foster care



poodle - male

Hi I’m Sua. I’ve been in Foster Care for a week now and will be for the next 2 months. I am recovering from some medical procedures which were incurred due to the sad reality of my previous owners neglect and abandonment. I was found dirty, very scared,sore and sad. I received the medical attention I needed from Liverpool Animal Shelter. The next day Fiona came and took me to her home. I now feel safe and am beginning to settle in to a new way of life slowly. I have put on weight and now am 7 kilo’s and just over 5 yrs old. I get anxious when meeting new people; I tend to bark at them for a while before slowly making their acquaintance. I am a small but brave boy with a big loving heart and hope to find a forever home with a person or family who will care for me and love me.
In the last week I have come out of my shell and am loving life.
The first time I went for a walk with my carer, I didn’t walk well on the lead, opting for her to carry me most of the distance. The second time she was less tolerant and I walked all the way only jumping up twice, however I completed the distance.
I want to play more now with my furry companions but my carer is still cautious as my jaw needed to be wired together due to an old accident. I was racing around the yard yesterday darting back and forth playing with my carer. I got excited and after awhile I wanted to be carried again.
I eat well and have graduated from eating sloppy mush to eating canned food mixed with homemade bone broth, twice a day. As long as it is not chunky I’ll be okay. I have dug out the other dogs hidden denta stix from the back yard but I can’t do much with them yet, however I will get better with my chewing though. I had 23 teeth removed.
I am bathed with a sensitive type of oatmeal shampoo, as my skin is pink and my mouth is bathed with a warm towel to get and of the dirt off from digging .
I have eye cream applied twice daily to my right eye and also cream applied under my chin until the wire in my jaw comes out in 7 weeks. Once this happens I should be more comfortable. My toe nails were neglected and now need to be trimmed bit by bit giving the quicks on each nail time to recede.
I am very affectionate and have a wide hugging capacity; my paws can reach around your neck.
I lick my paws at night sometimes, I can get a little anxious, but it’s not all the time. I like to snuggle on the lounge at night watching television with my head on my carer’s leg. I am in care with two other dogs and enjoy their company.
I used to cry at the back door each night after I was put to bed in the laundry, but I stopped that last night because I figured it didn’t do any good.
I’m slowly realizing that my life can now only get better from here. Never will I be abandoned or neglected again.
If you are interested in meeting Sua please contact Fiona on 0403320606

***Sua's owner just informed me that Sua had a heart attack after he had attended he groomers. Passed away on groomer's floor. RIP Sua xx

Sua was adopted on 10 November 2017 after 1 month in foster care



DSH - male

Sadly little Pippin passed away on 26th July 2022 from FIP. 😿


Pippin and his two brothers, Poe & Phinneas, came into DCH care from Hawkesbury Pound.

Pippin is litter-trained and socialised with people, and dogs that are cat-friendly. Pippin actually LOVES dogs, and follows them all around the house!

Pippin is currently eating Royal Canin & Advance Kitten food, both wet and dry, with lots of clean water always available.

The $225 adoption fee includes:

  • Microchipping,
  • Worming/flea-treatment,
  • Vaccination (2nd of 3),
  • Desexing
  • So he lives her best and longest life, Pippin must also be an INDOOR ONLY cat. Please indicate if you are willing to do this in your email.

    Please use the "Send enquiry email" link below, if you have any questions or if you are interested in arranging a visit. PLEASE INCLUDE INFORMATION such as whether you own other pets, if you have a quieter or more chaotic household and any other relevant details.

    If you are renting, please ensure that you have approval for a cat BEFORE you lodge interest.

    You must be over 18 years old to adopt an animal, and, for a kitten, also be prepared to look after it for up to 20years! 😻



    Standard - mare

    Sadly Hope had to be euthanised yesterday due to a fast growing, and very painful, cancerous growth on her face. RIP Hope

    Hope was surrendered into our care late last year. Her previous owner has provided some information, but we have yet to get to know her in the short time she has been with us.

    Hope has proved very willing to come for food, but we have not yet attempted to put a halter on her.

    We have been advised that Hope is underweight as she has a medical blood condition, but no specifics were given. Follow up with her previous vet will be needed to obtain details. She is in very poor condition, with rain scald, mange and dermatophilus apparent.

    Given the above, poor Hope clearly needs the care of a person experienced with a variety of horses.
    DCH horse carers are also asked to
    * own at least one other horse
    * have the time and finances to support an extra horse
    * have the space available for 6 months to over a year
    * not be moving properties in the near future

    If you believe you can help DCH with Hope (and perhaps with Curly, who finds herself in the same situation) please email or call for full details.



    Arab - mare

    Sadly Clover passed away while in foster care (due to age related issues)

    Arab Mare 13.1hh, 21yrs

    Clover is a sweet older girl who has served her past owners well and is in need of a good retirement home. She's quiet and is able to be brushed, have the farrier out, be lead and handled easily.

    Not a lot is known about her past, however she's had a good education at some point as she lunges beautifully, and we've been told she was a clever all-rounder / western pony who excelled at sporting in her younger years.

    She had been badly neglected before coming to us, so we have not test ridden her as we've been focusing on getting her back to good health and a better weight.

    If you're interested in giving Clover a good home where she can be assured of a secure & happy future, please contact us for more information about her.

    * First two photos taken in mid January 2016;
    * Last photo taken in mid September 2015.



    Domestic Short Hair - female

    Lucky is a very friendly kitten who loves pats and cuddles. She is playful and enjoys exploring and making friends with her foster carer's adult cats and dog. Lucky has the loudest purr for such a tiny girl. She is available for meet and greets now at her foster home.



    short hair domestic - male

    Meet Phoenix

    Such a beautifully natured slim brown/grey tabby male with lovely green eyes.

    Phoenix was on the streets when he came into our care. While he was then almost skeletal and rather poorly, he has nonetheless proved extremely affectionate and behaves more like a dog than a cat as he follows his humans … to the extent you have to watch out for him getting under your feet!

    He has been around a small terrier type dog and is very laid back and tolerant with him. He seems to have no fear of him, even sharing his food bowl. Phoenix happily lives alongside his multiple feline foster friends, too.

    In fact, Phoenix is an unusually laid back and affectionate gentleman. He loves to head butt, chirp and talk to you while you are wandering around, then to keep you company when you sit. Best of all he loves bedtime with his humans.

    Now just over 7 years’ old, Phoenix has happily adapted to being an indoor only cat and his new home should be indoor too in order to keep him safe. He would make a wonderful loving addition to almost any type of family as long as you are up for lots of attention, chats and cuddles.

    He has had quite a few vet visits during his stay with us in his bid to become well, but has now muscled up beautifully, and passed his health checks with flying colours! So, Phoenix is actively seeking his safe, furever home.

    Phoenix is microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, and is up to date with flea and worm treatments.

    If you'd like to visit Phoenix at his foster home in Hoxton Park, please phone his carer, Karen

    Poor little Phoenix came into our care with a sinus infection, followed by dental treatment. He's all better now, and is able find his new home - with many thanks to his sponsorship from Jo Newell.

    Many animals which come into our care require significant medical care to ensure their wellbeing and ability to be successfully rehomed. Contributions are gratefully received.



    Fox Terrier/Papillon Mix - female

    *Aisha is currently on hold awaiting surgery for a large mammory tumour, she also requires some dental work - vet fees are expected to be around $1,500 - please see below for details on how to help sponsor Aisha*

    Introducing sweet 3.6kg Aisha, rescued from the streets and brought to the pound. Her nails were initially over 3cm and due to not being able to walk properly, Aisha trots through the grass, even though her nails have been trimmed.
    Aisha is a fast learner, taking a few minutes to work out how to use the doggie door. She loves her walks, walks well on a lead, loves her cuddles and is a real lap dog. Aisha met the 2 older resident male dogs, wanting to play with them, however they weren't interested, so Aisha must go to a home with another playful dog.
    Aisha's teeth are impeccable. She has a large mammory tumour which will have to be removed in the near future. Should she need desexing, this will also be done before adoption, together with a Heartworm Test.
    Aisha is a very special middle aged lady. It appears she's had litter after litter and then been tossed aside with her medical problems.
    If you are after a sweet little dog, please reply by e-mail to her carer and include what lifestyle you could offer her.
    X-rays were ran before surgery and the vet found numerous tumours and decided best all round to leave her asleep.