PAWS Dogs and Puppies in Foster Care
Last updated Wednesday, 16 August 2017


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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 Tania
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STEVIE


Male Miniature Fox Terrier

Aged approx. 5 years

Small size

Rescued by
  Tania

 

"Hey, yoohoooooo -  yep, talkin' to you. Are you getting a winter waist? Bit of a tum tum? Well, Coach Stevie (that?' me folks) has it all worked out and all you need to do is spend is a little bit of time and lovin?'with me. Yep!  How does that sound?  Fabulous, right?  All you need to do is grab a lead, show me the footpath and a new you is just around the corner. I might not be all that big but I sure have the moves and enthusiasm to make your days fuller and brighter. I'm currently staying with a foster mum and frankly she is a bit old and can' t even run up a hill anymore. I just love my walks and, even if we have been out for an hour, I don't really like turning down the driveway to home. My  foster mum thinks I am drop dead gorgeous, both in looks and nature, and regularly calls me her Wonder Boy.  I need some more exercise too as I've put on a bit of weight since coming here. Mind you, I was pretty darn skinny and still tend to eat like there's no tomorrow but I just love ,love, love my meaty bones and can happily chew on one for ages. I can't remember much about my previous life but something has made me a bit timid at times. I soon get over it  though and am ready to throw myself into your arms for cuddles and smooches, but you have to be quick or I will smother you with kisses. My foster mum is giving me a pretty good life with lots of toys and yummy natural food. I have other dogs as company and sleep on the bed (well IN the bed actually) nice and quietly all through the night. Gosh it 's nice to cuddle up all warm and cosy with the other dogs and my foster mum (who would like to say a few words  ...  all good of course!)"

Stevie is a lovely little dog ... easy going and so nice to have around. He hasn't shown any meanness and doesn't bother the other oldies. Stevie must have the company of another dog(s) of about his own size as he likes to play but isn't a boisterous fellow. He loves wandering around and sniffing in the back garden and then standing at the front windows watching the world go by. Stevie might find children under 6 or 7 years a bit challenging as he does not like lots of noise and chaos in the home but older and dog savvy children would probably be nice for him. He likes the company of others dogs but is more of a 'people dog' so might best suit an owner who works part time or from home or who is recently retired. Stevie's coat is totally low maintenance and he is robust with seemingly no medical issues. All in all, Stevie is a great little boy 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
 

 

BUSTER


Male Shepherd X Ridgeback

Aged approx. 9 years

Large size
Rescued by  Tania 



 



Buster is well loved by everyone he meets - affectionate and just loves to be wherever the people are. He may steal your seat but is just keeping it warm for you! Buster would rather make friends at the park than chase a ball and he's very friendly with other dogs, big or small. He needs to be walked at least once a day for a decent length of time but does pull on the lead so would suit someone with a bit of arm muscle and the time and experience for ongoing training both on and off-leash. Buster doesn't bark much except when startled by sirens, loud noises or cats fighting. He is generally very energetic for his age and would do well in a house with another dog for company. Buster is good with children however, due to his size and rambunctiousness, would suit a family with older and taller children. His temperament is very sweet and laid back, apart from when he wants to go adventuring or for a play. Buster loves a good scratch and seeks company or attention on his terms rather than being particularly needy. Ongoing training with basic commands is needed but he's quick to sit and offer a handshake. Buster is a handsome and friendly boy that weighs approx 35kg and he will make a great family dog.

 

Buster comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated. wormed and on monthly heartworm prevention for the special adoption fee of $380. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Buster.
 

Listed 21 July

BIG BIRD


Male Doberman

Aged approx. 12 months

Large size

Rescued by Tania


 

Big Bird is a very intelligent, affectionate fellow who loves to involve himself in everything you're doing and doesn't like being left out of anything! He is energetic and highly strung and needs a home with very experienced owners who have an understanding of his breed. Big Bird has come from a very loving home however he has developed some insecurities, mainly fear of abandonment, which will require ongoing management for him to work through. He is receiving help from a behaviourist and is responding marvellously. Provided he has had enough exercise, his foster carer can leave him home alone with another dog with no problem. Big Bird really needs a home with at least one other large, well balanced dog who can show him the ropes as he looks to other dogs for guidance and learns very quickly from them. He would be best suited to a home with plenty of space for him to gallop around and an owner who can provide him with sufficient mental stimulation to calm his overactive mind. He is house trained and loves going anywhere in the car. Big Bird is a beautiful, loving dog but he is not for the faint hearted as he requires a considerable investment of time, effort and energy to reach his full potential, which is absolutely wonderful. He is NOT suited to a home with cats or other small pets. He would also benefit more in a home where the owners had as much time for him as possible, so a home without young kids would be ideal. Big Bird is still slightly underweight at approx 35 kilos.

 

Big Bird comes desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and on monthly heartworm prevention for $650. He is NOT available for adoption outside NSW (except ACT). Please click HERE if you would like more information on Big Bird.
 

Listed 16 August

 

 

Some Dogs and Puppies Rescued by Denise-
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SONNY
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Male
Maltese

Aged approx. 12 years

Small size
Rescued by  Denise

 


- a gorgeous, little guy who acts much 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 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.

 

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


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.

Listed 6 November

 

JIMMY

Male 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, 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 Jimmy.

Listed 11 November

 

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

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

 

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 adore each other so play together constantly and enjoy
chasing each other through the house despite their age

- the little boy is the more confident of the two and enjoys getting pats
and snuggling up when it?s cold

- he is almost house trained and will be fine with continued confidence
building

- loves to go on walks but seems to have had little experience of walking on
a lead

- the little girl is less confident but loves cuddles and pats and will be
your best friend once she gets to know you

- she is house trained and walks well on the lead

- both dogs are fine to be left alone together all day enjoying each other's
company but, like most dogs, would probably prefer someone to be home with
them

- both have high maintenance coats that will require ongoing grooming

- house dogs that require indoor access via a doggy door or similar
 

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  

 

JACK

Male Maltese X

Aged approx. 3 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise


- has tiny button eyes, a little pink nose, white fluffy coat and a tiny frame

- not a dog that will sit on the couch and cuddle up as he is very different to most dogs

- needs a special home but is quite quirky and a bit odd but everyone who meets Jack adores him as he is a funny little character

- desperately wants to be loved but needs encouragement as he doesn't like being touched with your hand but will play with you as long as you want provided you use your foot

- needs to be with someone who is home full time and who can focus their attention on him

- likes other dogs of all sizes but would be fine as an only dog in the home as he doesn't need canine company but could also live with a gentle, low energy companion

- fine with both men and women, great in the car, fully house trained using a doggy door and sleeps happily in his bed all night

- rarely barks unless his dinner is late when he'll let you know to hurry it

 

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

 Listed 26 May    

 


COCO

Male Labrador

Aged approx. 2 years


Large size

Rescued by Denise
 


- a large, happy dog that gets on well with other dogs both big and small


- very active and particularly enjoys running around at the local dog park interacting with other dogs and people


- responds well to treats and has been taught the commands of down, sit and shake and is learning to stay


- loves swimming and playing in water (fishponds, buckets, showers etc)


- likes to be around the family and is easily excited although
very gentle with children and allows the 2 year old in his foster family to brush him


- does pull on the leash and the start of a walk but quickly settles down


- would enjoy the company of another playful, similar sized dog in his new home


- a house dog that is house trained and needs indoor access via a doggy door or similar


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

Listed 5 July  

 

BITSY


Female Australian Terrier X

Aged approx. 8 years

Small size


Rescued by
Denise
 

- a great little dog with a massive personality

- has poor vision due to an inoperable genetic condition but this doesn't stop this little 'pocket rocket' from running and playing at the off leash park with her foster doggy friends

 - has a funny little personality and has a great zest for life

-  runs like the wind and then crashes like a puppy when tired to snuggle up on the couch with her foster dad

- quite a tiny girl that would love a home with a family who may have some experience dealing with a dog with vision problems

- loves children and happily greets any she meets at the dog park

- copes well with the steps at her foster home and can run up and down them to use the doggy door

-  has a low maintenance coat that only requires a bath and a brush


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

Listed 12 July  

 

RAMSAY

Male Maltese X West Highland Terrier

Aged approx. 5 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise

 

- awaiting more information from foster carer

 

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

 

 

PENNY


Female Maltese X

Aged approx. 4 years

Small size

Rescued by
Denise
 


-a tiny girl in foster care as an only dog and that enjoys cuddling up to her carers at any opportunity

- loves to go to the park and play with other dogs

- has lots of energy and will suit a home where she gets lots of cuddles and is walked at least once a day

- not suited to a home with very small children

- a house dog that needs indoor access 24/7 via a doggy door or similar

- has a high maintenance coat that will require ongoing grooming

Penny 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 Penny.

Listed 12 July  

TIC TAC


Male Maltese X


Aged approx. 8 years


Small size

Rescued by Denise




- a tiny boy weighing just 3.5 kilos that is very sweet and loving

- loves cuddles and his favourite habit is to lie on his back on a lap and go to sleep but he doesn't need to be on your lap all the time

- not used to spending time alone so will need plenty of human company plus another small dog to play with

- has never been the only dog in the home and enjoys the company of his doggy foster pals

- loves to explore the garden and and follow his foster carer around

- house trained and learning to use a doggy door

- needed all but two teeth removed but still loves his food and enjoys kibble, meatballs, chicken,rice and other snacks

- is great on a lead and loves a walk

 
Tic Tac 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 Tic Tac.

Listed 21 July

 

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