PAWS Dogs and Puppies in Foster Care
Last updated Friday May 24, 2024

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

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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.


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


Male Short Hair Jack Russell Terrier

Aged approx. 18 months

Small size


Benji was surrendered due to a change in his owners circumstances. He's been an 'only dog' so is thriving in his foster home and learning doggy social skills and training. Benji is food motivated hence easy to train and is welcoming and comfortable with adults and older children over about 12 years. He loves going to the Off Lead Dog Park and chills out there with dogs of all sizes. Benji is ideally suited to an active senior couple with another dog of similar age to hang out with when no one is home. His coat is the non-grooming type so just a brush through each week will keep it healthy.



Male Jack Russell Terrier X Chihuahua

Aged approx. 18 months

Small size


Jacko was surrendered due to a change in his owner's circumstances and is a well socialised little fella - welcoming of all size humans and other dogs. He's ideally suited to a young family with a medium size back yard and a female dog of similar age as he'll need a way to expend all of his energy when the family are at work and school. Jacko is definitely not suited to properties with common walls such as apartments, town houses, terraces or villa units. His coat is the non-grooming type so just a brush through each week will keep it healthy. Jacko's jaw has an overbite - no problems with him eating but no small bones as they may bridge in the roof of his mouth.



Male Wire Haired Jack Russell Terrier X Puppy

Aged approx. 16 weeks (at 15 Dec)

Small size (when fully grown)


Little Teo’s life to date has been anything but normal! Having been tossed over the Pound fence in the night he’s now in his third place of living in just 16 weeks. Despite his poor start in life Teo's spirit and love of life is to be admired. His doggy foster pals have taught him to catch up -  to play bow to other dogs, join in tumbling games, zoomies, trot proudly around with his toys and to soak up cuddles from his foster carer and visitors. Just all the normal activities puppies should be enjoying. All Teo needs now is a forever home with a loving couple or family and another female doggy under 2 years to play, zoom and chill out with, especially when home alone. He will be Foxy size when full grown, currently weighs 6.0kgs and will be on three meals per day until he is 6 months old. His coat is low maintenance only needing a good brush through each week to keep him looking his best. Teo will need to be taught basic obedience skills  - heel, sit, stay etc. but he’s so food orientated the reward training system will work a treat for this little fella. And he’s quite an acrobat so agility training will be a breeze for him! Teo is not suitable for apartment living or properties with wire fencing or gates as, if he’s motivated to get through a wire barrier, he’s a very good climber or could climb over balcony railings.




Female Short Haired Chihuahua

Aged approx. 3 years

Toy size

Storm is comfortable around dogs of all shapes and sizes as well as adults and children. Being allowed inside the house as a companion is a must for Storm - she just loves to be part of everyday life 24/7. She rides well in the car, is a little bit of a fussy eater and ideally suited as a companion to active senior owners with a good yard for Storm to run and fetch balls in. She is small enough to take anywhere and is right at home at the local cafes or off lead dog park. Storm's coat is low maintenance and a good brush through each week will keep her looking her best.


Female Wire Haired Jack Russell X

Aged approx. 3 years

Small size

Ladybird is a real Lady by nature! Comfortable around her foster doggy pals and super comfortable when invited up for a human lap chat. She is suited to senior owners who are looking for a toy to small size doggy pal to take everywhere with them although another doggy pal to chill out with when no-one is at home would be good too. Ladybird's coat is lower maintenance  and a good brush through each week will keep her in trim.



Female Kelpie X

Aged 12 months

Medium size

My name is Elle - Elle by name and Elle by looks as she's elegant and striking to look at! Eclipse, (now Elle) was left one night at the Pound tied up to a sign in which she became tangled. Next morning, the Pound Staff took her in when they arrived and she hasn’t looked back since. Elle loves her food and 'vacuums' everything up so is now feeding from a ‘puzzle’ bowl to slow her down to fully digest the nutrients. She is learning from her foster carer’s doggies how to play bow, do zoomies or sit for treats and would make an excellent Agility dog. Her athleticism is outstanding and she's very treat motivated to learn new tricks. Elle is ideally suited as a companion to an active owner - perhaps a jogger, beach runner, forest bather or power walker who works from home and is willing to continue her obedience training. Her coat is low maintenance so just needs a good brush through once a week. A home visit will be carried out so only coastal NSW areas north of Sydney and Greater Sydney areas will be considered (no interstate adoptions).




Please click HERE to see a short video of Elle playing



Male Staffy X Shar Pei

Aged 18 months

Medium size

Ollie is one cool dude ........... chills out either inside or outside the house but his athleticism makes him an ideal, 'take anywhere' companion for a daily jogger or beach walker. Ollie is a very active and social lad and interested in what you’re doing so whether you're working in your yard or garden he’s hanging around but not in your way! Moves like a Panther, is responsive to training and would also be Top of the Class at Agility as he loves a job to do from his human minders. Ollie sits for food, rides well in the car and has been taught to lead walk. He would be an ideal dog for a work from home, active owner who also likes to check out the dog friendly cafes nearby for a puppacino or two! Ollie's coat is low maintenance so only needs a brush through each week which he loves! A home visit will be carried out for this breed so only coastal NSW areas north of Sydney and Greater Sydney areas will be considered (no interstate adoptions).


Please click HERE to see a short video of Ollie and Mollie at play!





Dogs and Puppies for Adoption from "Paws and Recover"-

d 29 Apr




Dogs and Puppies Rescued by Denise



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