PAWS Dogs and Puppies in Foster Care
Last updated Friday, 26 May 2017


Please click here and take a moment to read some important information before viewing our dogs available for adoption

 

These pets have been saved, thanks to their rescuer and the kindness of Foster Carers who are looking after them temporarily, but they are still looking for homes. Please note that descriptions of dogs as either purebred or a cross of particular breeds is given in good faith and is based on assessment of the dog's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age, breed or purebred status of any dogs listed.

There is a two week trial period if you decide you would like to adopt a dog. This is to ensure that everyone is happy with their new family member and also that the dog is happy in their new home.

This image wiIl be shown on a listing when a dog has been adopted and gone on trial so please do not contact the rescuer as the sign will be removed if the dog becomes available again.

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SIZE GUIDE

TOY (up to 5kg)  

 - eg. Chihuahua, Papillon

SMALL (6-10kg)  

 - eg. Maltese, Silky Terrier, Shih Tzu

MEDIUM (11-20kg)  

 - eg. Beagle, Kelpie, Cocker Spaniel

LARGE (21-50kg)  

 - eg. German Shepherd, Rottweiler

EXTRA LARGE (over 51kg)  

 - eg. Great Dane, Mastiff
   

 

 

Dogs and Puppies Rescued by Ronda
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TINY AND ANGEL

Two Female Miniature Fox Terriers

Both aged approx. 7 years

Small size

Rescued by  Ronda
 

Tiny (with the darker colouring) and Angel appear to be sisters but, one thing for sure, they're devoted to each other and we are committed to adopting them together.  Both dogs are a delight to have around the house ...  well mannered, always up for a cuddle or three, love getting a walk and then snuggling down at night together. Tiny and Angel are both are good eaters and happy to chill out in the garden with a human pal or two and are just all round great little doggies. They?re ideally suited to retirees as 'his and hers' instant doggy pals with non-grooming coats that just need a good brush through once a week.




Tiny and Angel come desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and on monthly heartworm prevention for $390 EACH. They are
NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Tiny and Angel.

 

Listed 27 March 

 

Dogs and Puppies Rescued by Tania
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POLLY

 

Female Maltese X Shih Tzu

Aged approx. 14 years

Small size

Rescued by  Tania





Polly is an absolutely delightful girl that is very vivacious and friendly so goes up to everyone for pats on her walks. She has great energy for her age and loves a couple of outings each day and playtime with other dogs. Whilst Polly is listed as a Maltese X Shih Tzu she does actually shed some hair seasonally so may have some Westie in her too. Polly is easy going and loves sleeping on the foster carer's bed but would also be happy in her own bed. She gets very excited about going out and is not overly keen on being left alone much so may bark a little bit. Someone who works from home or is retired would be a good match for Polly who would love
nothing more than to have owners to herself as a single dog. She has had to share all her life so a home with someone who has lots of time for her and can give her all the attention she deserves would be great. Polly is house trained but has had the occasional accident inside when unable to get outside. She is such a happy girl, a far cry from when she arrived emaciated and unwell. Polly weighs about 7kg and is just a gorgeous companion.




Polly comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and on monthly heartworm prevention
for the special adoption fee of $350. She is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Polly.

 

Listed 24 January 


MISSY


Female Jack Russell Terrier X

Aged approx. 6 years

Small size

Rescued by  Tania
 


Gorgeous Missy was actually adopted in January last year by a lovely couple who love her to bits however the health of one of her parents has deteriorated badly and sadly he is now confined to a wheelchair with his wife as a full time carer. As much as they love Missy there just wasn't enough time to spend with her and she became unhappy in the environment so the difficult decision was made to rehome her. Missy is now in care with several other dogs and is loving the canine company. She is typical JRT in some ways (like her love of chasing lizards etc.) but not in terms of her behaviour. She is such a gentle, beautiful natured girl who hardly ever barks, loves cuddles and licks and is not hyperactive at all. Missy was born with very diminished sight but that doesn't stop her at all as she gets around confidently and is very self sufficient. As far as Missy is concerned, that's the way the world looks and she just gets on with loving life. Missy is a small girl weighing around 5-6kg and has a very easy care coat that does shed. She is looking for a home where her owners will keep her safe and have time for her, be conscious of her sight issues and give her lots of walks and cuddles. Missy is not suited to a home with children under 5 years or with cats but should have another small, friendly doggy there for companionship.

 

Missy comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed, on yearly heartworm prevention and with NSW Local Council lifetime registration for $425. She is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Missy.

 

Listed 24 January 


BENJI


Male Maltese X Jack Russell Terrier

Aged approx. 3 years

Small size

Rescued by  Tania
 


Benji is a lovely little dog full of fun and ready to adore the person who adores him.  Benji weighs just over 7kg and is a pocket rocket when it comes to energy levels so play time, regular walks and another robust, small to medium sized playful doggy companion who will happily engage him in chase, tug-o-war and rumbles is an absolute must in his new home. Benji can get over exuberant in play and can be a bit mouthy but this is typical JRT behaviour and is just playfulness, never biting. He is very soft and cuddly and more than happy to chill out on the couch (especially if there's a meaty bone or chew to enjoy) when it is time for watching TV, reading or cuddles. He is fine with experienced children over 5 years but they need to be understanding and calm around him. Benji loves his toys (especially knotted ropes) and will race around the house hopefully getting other dogs and people involved in his games so a home providing the stimulation he loves would be ideal. One of the bonuses of having a dog like Benji in your life is you will never be short of laughs and love. Currently, he is enjoying two walks a day and is really good on the lead, obeying instructions happily and readily and already sitting for treats which he takes gently. Benji has a lovely, soft coat that only needs basic grooming but is generally low maintenance. He loves having his coat brushed and will lie happily on his carer's lap for ages being brushed and massaged. Benji has mastered the doggy door and sleeps soundly on the foster carer's bed at night, willingly moving if he gets a bit heavy on feet and legs! He still needs some ongoing training to curb his mouthy play but being a fast and willing learner he has improved greatly. Benji lets his carer know when there are visitors but, once it is established they are welcome, he thinks they have come to play with him. Benji is a delightful dog who will make an ideal companion and his carer says he has been a joyful addition to the household.  

 

Benji comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and on monthly heartworm prevention for $450. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Benji.

Listed 26 May  


STEVIE


Male Miniature Fox Terrier

Aged approx. 5 years

Small size

Rescued by  Tania
 


Stevie is drop dead gorgeous both in looks and nature! He is a happy and gentle pint sized boy weighing in around 5kg that adores cuddles and pats and will push his way in under your hand for them so be prepared for many licks as thanks. Stevie can be a little nervous when exposed to new places and experiences and, as such, does need some ongoing reassurance of his safety and security. He loves to run and play and will collect toys and treats (he loves meaty bones to chew on) and enjoy them in his own space. Stevie does very happily go up to greet strangers and other dogs in the street if they are known to his foster carer and loves his walks with a passion so is always downcast when it's time to go through the gate at the end of walk time. Despite pulling a little bit, basically he is pretty good on the lead and his enjoyment is so infectious it is very easy to overlook this. Stevie mastered the dog door very quickly and sleeps soundly on (and in!) his foster carer's bed. He must have the company of another small, gentle doggy companion in his new home and owners who have a good amount of time for him. Kids under 6 or 7 years old would not suit Stevie as he doesn't like lots of noise and chaos in the home. Stevie would best suit an owner who works either part time, from home or who is recently retired. His coat will shed but is very low maintenance so just needs a bath and a brush. Stevie is a great little fellow that is full of love and playfulness and he will make his new family very happy.   

 

Stevie comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and on monthly heartworm prevention for $450. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Stevie.
 

Listed 26 May

 

 

Some Dogs and Puppies Rescued by Denise-
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SONNY
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Male
Maltese

Aged approx. 11 years

Small size
Rescued by  Denise

 

- a gorgeous, little guy who acts must younger than his age suggests

- enjoys sitting on his foster carer's lap and 'dancing' for his favourite treat

- would suit a retired couple or quiet home where he was the centre of attention as whilst he is currently living with multiple dogs he does like to be the centre of attention

- will benefit from a daily walk to keep him fit and healthy

- has a coat that will grow and require regular grooming

- a house dog that is house trained and must have indoor access via a doggy door or similar.
 

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Listed 25 August

 

EGG
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Male American Staffy Puppy

Aged approx. 4 months (at Nov 2016)

Medium size (when fully grown)

Rescued by  Denise

 

- a big headed and big hearted dog that is already house trained and learnt to sit, drop and come when called

- lives with a large Bull Arab, a Pug and two Chihuahuas and gets along well with all of them

- loves to run around and play at the dog park whilst learning to interact appropriately with dogs of different temperaments to his

- a beautiful boy that enjoys cuddles with his carer

- very prone to sunburn due to his colouring so must wear sunscreen when outdoors

- would suit an active family who will commit to continue his training and socialisation and exercise him daily

- needs a home with a family who have another dog for company and where he will be a member of the family (Amstaff experience is a plus)

-  weighed about 14 kgs at around 4 months of age so will probably grow to be on the larger side of your typical American Staffy

- his new home must have a doggy door or similar so that he can come and go as he pleases.

 

Egg comes desexed, microchipped, fully vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Egg.

isted 6 November

 

JIMMY

Male Foxy X Jack Russell Terrier

Aged approx. 12 months

Small size

Rescued by Denise




- a smart and handsome boy that is action packed and quick to catch on so would be good at activities like agility or fly ball

- gets along well with other dogs and would like a doggy pal in his new home to play and run around with

- after exercise he is happy to cuddle and get tummy rubs

- eager to please and very treat motivated so easy to train

- has a coat that sheds so only requires regular brushing

- a house dog that must have indoor access when the family is home


 

Jimmy comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Jimmy.

Listed 11 November

 

LUCY

Female Chihuahua X Jack Russell Terrier

Aged approx. 6 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise
 


- very sweet, clever and energetic and loves to cuddle with her humans

- loves her toys (especially a ball) and will play with them for hours

- extremely friendly with adults but has had no interaction with children while in foster care

- seemingly not used to being walked but her carer is taking her out regularly to meet other dogs and people

- no problems being in a car (no sickness) and seems to enjoy the drive

- knows some simple commands such as 'sit, lie down, go to bed and wait'

- currently being fostered in an apartment but would also enjoy a garden to run around

- a house dog that requires indoor access via a doggy door or similar

- has a low shedding coat that will only need regular brushing

Lucy comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. She is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Lucy.

Listed 27 January

 

STEWART

Male Kelpie X Puppy

Aged approx. 3 months

Medium size (when fully grown)

Rescued by
Denise
 

- a playful, sweet and gentle puppy that loves the company of other dogs

- expected to grow slightly bigger than a Kelpie and probably a bit wider

- has mastered a few basic skills such as walking on lead. sit, drop and roll over at a young age

- enjoys playing with his toys (and he has lots of them!)

- also enjoys playing with his foster doggy pals which include an American Staffy and a Chihuahua

- after charging round the house will usually settle on the couch to be sent off to sleep with a rub of his belly

- his ideal home is with an active family that understand he is a working breed and therefore require daily exercise and mental stimulation

- must have another dog in the home and a playful adult would be best

- needs a family committed to continued positive training at puppy school etc.

- needs 24/7 indoor access with a safe and secure backyard

- gets on with children and cats provided they understand that he will want to interact with them

 

Stewart comes desexed, micochipped, fully vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Stewart.

Listed 7 April

 

MANI

Male German Shepherd

Aged approx. 6 years

Large size

Rescued by Denise

 

- a well behaved, healthy dog who is looking for the right home with dedicated owners who know the German Shepherd breed

 - lives with a female Labrador that he gets along well with but he is not good with cats at all so a home without them is necessary

 - a house dog who needs indoor access via a doggy door and to sleep inside

- has a coat that requires regular brushing
 

Mani comes desexed, micochipped,vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if  you would like more information on Mani.

Listed 10 April

AGGIE

Female Corgi X

Aged approx. 8 years

Medium size

Rescued by Denise

 

-  a cute dog (albeit in a kind of crazy way!) with a sweet personality

 - weighs about 14kg and has a soft coat, stumpy legs with a slight bend to them and a long body better suited to an axolotl than a dog

- an older lady that arrived into foster care with huge masses on her abdomen, no hair on her back and questionable vision but she is now feeling and looking good as her lumps are gone, her hair is growing back and, whilst her vision is not 100%, it has no effect on her love of life (and roast chicken)

- would love a home with someone who isn't looking for the 'perfect' dog but rather a 'one of kind' type of girl

- great with other dogs, loves to play and is a house dog so she would like access to her home 24/7 via a doggy door or similar

- has a coat that will grow and require regular grooming.
 

Aggie comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $325. She is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Aggie.

Listed 21 April

 

LAMB CHOP

Female Maltese X

Aged approx. 6 years

Small size

 

- a sweet little dog that would suit a home with another small, playful dog and a calm family

- still quite shy so a home with small, noisy children would not be suitable

- gets along well with her foster carer's elderly dog and enjoys playing with her and enjoying the company

- loves to be warm in her bed with her jumper on and a blanket over her in the cool weather

- sleeps in her carer's bedroom and is often found on the bed and under the blankets in the morning

- should be walked along quieter back streets with not a lot of passing traffic as she does not like busy, noisy roads

- has a coat that will grow and need ongoing grooming

- a house dog that must have indoor access at all times via a doggy door or similar


Lamb Chop comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. She is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Lamb Chop.

Listed 5 May

 

THEODORE

Male Jack Russell Terrier X Maltese

Aged approx. 10 years

Small size
Rescued by Denise

 

- has a big and fluffy coat but is actually a tiny dog underneath

- energetic for his age and runs around the garden playing with two elderly Poodles in his foster home

- would enjoy a home where he will be walked regularly and be given lots of attention

- not suitable to a home with very young children s they make him a little nervous

- a house dog and uses a doggy door to access the outdoors to toilet

- has a coat that will require regular brushing and grooming
 

Theodore comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for the special adoption fee of $395. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT).Please click HERE if you would like more information on Theodore.


Listed 20 May

 

FLUFFY JOE

Male Maltese X

Aged approx. 2 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise

 

- would like to have a small, playful female dog in his new home

- not suitable for a family with children under 10 years

- awaiting more information from foster carer
 

Fluffy Joe comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Fluffy Joe.

Listed 20 May

 

PIZZA

Male Kelpie X Puppy

Aged approx. 4 months

Small to Medium size (when fully grown)

Rescued by
Denise
 

- has a working breed personality but seems to be crossed with a smaller breed so is not expected to grow to the size of a purebred Kelpie

- very sweet, loves a cuddle and a run and play with her doggy pals or learning new tricks including mastering 'riding' a skateboard!dogs

- great with other dogs and is currently in foster care with five others including smaller dogs

-needs an active home with a family who are looking for a fun dog with personality and spark

 

Pizza comes desexed, micochipped, fully vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Pizza.

Listed 20 May

 

GLASGOW

Male Australian Terrier X

Aged approx. 6 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise

 

- loves a walk, games, lap sitting or pretty much anything where he is spending time with his people

- doesn't like being left home alone so needs someone there most of the time

- would also like to share the home with one or two smallish dogs he can play with

- needs good fencing as he can squeeze through small gaps but he is not a jumper

- would benefit from some training as he is keen to learn

- not suitable for a home with very small children

- a house dog that requires indoor access via a doggy door or similar

- has a low maintenance coat that just needs a regular brush and trim
 

Glasgow comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Glasgow.

Listed 20 May

 

BOBBY

Male Jack Russell Terrier

Aged approx. 8 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise

 

- awaiting more information from foster carer
 

Bobby comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Bobby

Listed 26 May  

CHACHI

Male Maltese

Aged approx. 10 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise

 

- awaiting more information from foster carer
 

Chachi comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for the special adoption fee of  $395. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Chachi.

Listed 26 May  

ELLIE MAY AND JETHRO

Male and Female Maltese X

Aged approx. 11and 12 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise

 

 

- a bonded pair that must be rehomed together

- awaiting more information from foster carer
 

Ellie May and Jethro come desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for the special adoption fee of $700 THE PAIR. They are NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Ellie May and Jethro.

Listed 26 May  

 

BUFFY

Female Pomeranian

Aged approx. 8 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise

 

- a house dog that would love to have another small, playful dog for company

- awaiting more information from foster carer
 

Buffy comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and heartworm tested for $495. She is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Buffy.

Listed 26 May  

 

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