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Domestic Short Hair - female - 2 months and 4 weeks

Meet beautiful gentle little Possum.

Possum loves nothing more than to play with her toys and then crash out on your lap and purr. She is such a gentle little girl who’s favourite toys are her foam balls. She will happily sit on your lap for hours.
Possum has found a friend in our 3 year old cat, they chase each other playfully and love to just sit and watch the other play.
Possum will suit any home who has the time to give her the love and cuddles she craves and deserves, she loves to be with you and will search the house to find you, she is still nervous of loud noises but I am sure she will overcome that as she gets older.


Possum has been in foster care since 06 October 2021, for 3 weeks



Domestic Short Hair - male - 5 months and 2 weeks

Bibble is the kind of kitten that loves to explore every single area of the house, and on his adventures gets easily distracted by shadows.

He is very playful and likes having lots of toys to entertain himself with.
He loves to chase balls, pounce on moving toys and enjoys zooming around with his foster brother on the racetrack also known as my lounge room

He is very interested in string toys and he runs after anything you throw or wiggle. His new family should be careful to always use toys and not wiggly fingers as he is slightly obsessed with hands and can sometimes play rough.

Bibble adores spending time in his outdoor enclosure and loves his cat grass, both eating it and digging it up.

He is ok with being held but he does prefer to run and play like a nut through the house. However if you catch him napping this is the perfect time for covert cuddles, he will lap up all the affection while he's half asleep.

He loves sleeping in hammocks and if you lay a blanket over you while watching TV he will curl up and join you.

Best suited to an indoor home with adults or older children.
Bibble is litter trained, although his is still learning to cover up properly.
He is desexed, wormed, microchipped and vaccinated and ready for adoption.

UPDATE: As Covid restrictions have changed, and we now have been able to have people to our home. We have noticed that Bibble is quite scared of meeting new people, therefore it will take some time and patience for his playful personality to show.

Located at Kingswood

Bibble has been in foster care since 01 June 2021, for 4 months



German Shepherd - male - 7 years and 1 month

Busta is a beautiful, big fluff ball who loves to hang out with his foster carer and especially her kids. He's so gentle and loves a scratch or a cuddle.

Busta is now on medication to manage the pain he had in his left hind leg and he's really come out of his shell - so much so that he needs reminding not to overdo it!

Busta spends most of his day napping around the house, but frequently appearing to seek out attention from us.

To look at Busta you would think he was part dog and part lion with his beautiful head of fur. He has such a lovely nature and everyone who meets him falls in love.

Busta has been in foster care since 02 September 2021, for 1 month



Domestic Short Hair - male - 7 months and 4 weeks

Archie is a super sweet and truly affectionate boy.

He loves his humans and must be with them as much as possible.
He constantly checks on our whereabouts and is always ready for snuggles.

When i am too busy to stop for cuddles, he follows me around and rubs up against my legs. If he cant find me he will call out to me, he is quite a vocal cat and he likes to talk to anyone that will listen.

He loves to chase balls that rattle or have bells and enjoys speeding around with his foster brother on the racetrack also known as my lounge room. He is very gentle so would be suitable with young children

Archie doesn't like to be on his own, so a home with plenty of people to keep him company would be best.

He loves to splash in his water bowl and sit on the highest place he can find, i assume he needs the best view to keep an watchful and loving eye on his humans.

Best suited to an indoor home where his new family are home a lot, as he does get separation anxiety when left on his own.

Archie has been desexed, wormed, microchipped and vaccinated and is ready for adoption.

Located at Kingswood.

Archie has been in foster care since 09 September 2021, for 1 month



German Shepherd - female - 4 years

Hi, my name is Nala and I'm a stunning 4-year German Shepherd. I'm very athletic and love the water and playing with a ball. I'm good with older children and adults but take a while to get to know other dogs. I currently live with 3 other dogs.

Around the house, I'm incredibly quiet and love to lie in my bed. I would make an ideal member of an active family who want me to join them and be part of their life. I'm and indoor dog.

I would benefit from further training whether that's formal training or learning from another dog in the household or family member who knows about dog training. I'm great on re-call but not so good on walking on the lead.

Best of all I'm smaller than the average GSD, weigh only 21kgs and make a great family dog. I'm also well suited to couples and singles who aren't going to leave me alone for long stretches of time.

Nala has been in foster care since 14 October 2021, for 2 weeks



Persian - female - 3 years and 9 months

Misty is a purebred Persian kitty that comes with papers and a registered name. She has some special needs and won't be right for all homes, but she'll make a rewarding companion to that special someone.

Through no fault of her own, Misty had gone through a few homes before being being surrendered to DCH. She was badly matted and needed to be fully clipped to remove all of her uncomfortable matts, and spent the first few months running away and hiding from her foster carer.

She eventually progressed to snoozing near her foster carer's head while they slept, and slowly but surely, stopped darting away as soon as they opened their eyes, and very gradually started accepting pats.

Misty is a sweet girl who will often meow at you and stand juuuuust out of your reach so you can't pat her, but will 'knead the air' as if she's making biscuits and shake her tail while talking to you.
She definitely wants love, affection and pats, but struggles with fast movements. She isn't a fan of being picked up, but once you have her snuggled on your chest she will start purring and kneading.

Her preference is to come up to you for pats on her own accord. Her favourite is to come up to you when you're relaxing on the couch at night. She will walk slowly along the top of the couch and meow at you, so you can slowly and gently give her lots of neck scratches and pats - she LOVES them!

She enjoys being near the other cats in her foster carers home and ignores the resident dog.

She would suit an indoor only home without loud, rambunctious children.

Misty had ongoing eye issues with a corneal sequestrum and entropion that required specialist surgery.
The specialist vet performed the quite complicated surgery that involved sewing a piece of donor eyeball onto her damaged section of eye.

The surgery was a success and Misty is now fully healed, but she does require ongoing eye maintenance.

The final costs were $1,655.70. Any assistance with sponsoring some of these fees would be greatly appreciated.

Misty requires regular eye drops/lubrication to ensure her comfort moving forward. Her new owner must be willing to apply these drops daily, as well as maintaining her brushing schedule to avoid matts.
(Or as an alternative, arrange 3monthly visits with a cat groomer to have her shaved)

Misty has been in foster care since 12 January 2021, for 9 months



Netherland Dwarf Rabbit - male - 1 year and 8 months

Oki is an energetic and adventurous young boy who enjoys exploring his environment, playing cat and mouse when he discovers new escape routes, eating and being petted.

Oki can respond to his name, if you hold out your hand and call him. He then enjoys a pat. Oki also seems to have the potential to be toilet trained.

Oki has lived with another rabbit previously however, the other rabbit picked on him.

In his previous home he was used to being kept in a hutch at night and free roaming the backyard during the day.

Oki will be desexed on 20th October and ready to leave for his new home after that date. Expressions of interest to adopt welcome now.

Oki has been in foster care since 09 October 2021, for 2 weeks



Mastiff x staffy - female - 5 years and 1 month

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 1 month



Staffy x - female - 3 years and 5 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 weeks



Staffy x - female - 5 years and 1 month

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 1 month