PAWS Dogs and Puppies in Foster Care
Last updated Wednesday, 27 March 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 Mini Foxies

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.  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 doggie 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 $450 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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LINCOLN
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Male Mini Foxy X

Aged approx. 9 years

Small size

Rescued by  Tania

 

Lincoln is a tiny little dog with a huge personality that loves a cuddle and is very affectionate. He will give you kisses then sit on your lap or on the sofa nearby. Lincoln weighs under 5 kilos and is an absolute joy to have around. He is loved by everyone he meets and also loves other dogs (currently living with three other male dogs with no issues) so can go to a home with another similar sized dog to play and romp with. Lincoln is well behaved on the lead, enjoys his walks (no problem when he sees other dogs) and will have a great game with toys. He has softer hair than Foxys normally do and it's also slightly longer and will shed.  Lincoln is house trained and can use a doggy door but does need secure fencing. He is looking for a caring home for the rest of his life as, sadly for such a very sweet and loving little guy, it hasn't been an easy one. Lincoln is easily pleased in the kitchen and not a fussy eater at all.  We are looking for a lucky person who will appreciate him for the special little treasure he is! 
 

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

 

Listed 24 January 


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 and she would also like the company of another small, friendly dog in the home. 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 

MR BOJANGLES
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Male Terrier X

Aged approx. 5 years

Small size

Rescued by  Tania
 

What a lovely happy boy is our Mr Bojangles! He loves to run and play with other small dogs (although he is borderline medium size himself), is very affectionate and sweet but can be a bit shy to start with. Mr Bojangles  has a coat that would benefit from clipping in the hot season and does shed a bit. He HATES cats, is not a bird lover and is generally not fond of small creatures in his back yard!! Mr Bojangles  will bark at these things (especially cats) so a home excluding these but where there is definitely another small dog to play with is a must. Currently he sleeps on his carer's bed and loves cuddle time but needs good exercise with ongoing lead and confidence training.  


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

 

Listed 24 February 


 

Some Dogs and Puppies Rescued by Denise-
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BUDDY
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Male Chihuahua X

Aged approx. 10 years

Small size
Rescued by  Denise

 

- is a devoted friend (or buddy!) to anyone willing to give him a pat or cuddle so will make one lucky family very happy

- walks well on a lead, is great with children and other dogs and sleeps soundly in his bed at night

- despite his age, Buddy is still full of energy, enjoys a good walk and loves to play with his toys

- would suit a variety of different homes but ideally would go with owners who are home more often than not but another dog would also suit him if they work

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

- has a fairly low maintenance coat that does shed and so requires regular brushing


Buddy 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 Buddy.


Listed 30 June

 

 

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.
 

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.

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

 

CHAD

Male Dachshund X Miniature Pinscher

Aged approx. 16 months

Small size

Rescued by Denise



- a playful and curious boy who is friendly and outgoing once he gets to know you

-has a pleasant and balanced temperament with moderate energy requirements (although still not past his puppy phase so has frequent moments of high activity)

- will benefit from positive socialisation in order to reduce his reactions when meeting new people and other dogs and to keep his pushy side under control

- will also benefit from t
raining and discipline which comes with understanding and fun but most of the time he just needs a little correction or a redirection so his energy can play out effectively

- gets along well with the two dogs in his foster home and could fit into a family with an existing dog provided they were patient and didn't mind a wrestle

- currently learning basic obedience commands and manners

- an intelligent dog and continued training will bring out the best in him. He needs someone who is not afraid to help to keep his pushy side under control.

- a house dog that is house trained and must have indoor access via a doggy door or similar and sleeps soundly in a crate at night

- has a soft and sleek low maintenance coat that will just require an occasional bath and a regular brush


Chad 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 Chad.

Listed 11 November

 

ANGUS McGREGOR

Male Labrador X Poodle

Aged approx. 9 years

Large size

Rescued by Denise

 


- a handsome, scruffy boy with a beautiful, easy going nature

- gets along well with other dogs and enjoys trips to the local park and to pick up the kids after school

- surrendered as family were moving and lived with a Golden Retriever in his previous home quite happily but is also content being fostered as an only dog since his carer works from home

- a relaxed dog that enjoys human company so would prefer someone who is home most of the day

- loves the company of children and enjoys playing with them in his foster home

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

- has a coat and height of a Labrador with the slight build of a Poodle

- just needs a bath, brush and trim to keep him looking good
 

Angus McGregor 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 Angus McGregor.


Listed 24 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

 

LINCOLN

Male Jack Russell Terrier X

Aged approx. 18 months

Small size
Rescued by
Denise

 

- super friendly and with lots of energy

- gets along well with other dogs

-needs an active family with another dog for company

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

- has a low maintenance coat that will only require a bath and brush to keep shedding to a minimum

 

Lincoln 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 Lincoln.

Listed 31 January 

MARVIN

Male Maltese X

Aged approx. 9 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise



 


- arrived from the Pound in shocking condition with a leaking growth near his anus which was diagnosed as a perineal hernia

- had specialist surgery at SASH and is now defecating normally but he must never eat bones and Metamucil must be added to his meals

- despite the severe neglect in his past life he has no bad habit and gets on with other dogs and cats

- much loved by his foster family who want the very best home for him

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

- has a coat that will grow and require regular grooming

 

Marvin comes desexed, micochipped, 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 Marvin.

Listed 31 January 

 

SUGARPLUM

Female Shih Tzu X

Aged approx. 9 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise


Her foster carer is getting to know Sugarplum and will tell us about her soon ...

 

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

Listed 7 February 

 

TIARA

Female Spitz

Aged approx. 4 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise
 


- a shy dog that is growing in confidence every day and starting to enjoy her walks

- loves kids, cats and other placid dogs similar in size to her or smaller

- an indoor dog that will go outside to toilet but will come straight back in to snuggle or sleep

- her personality does NOT suit an apartment lifestyle so please keep this in mind before you enquire about adopting her

- has a normal Spitz coat that does require brushing every day as she has a heavy shedding coat but she does enjoy the experience

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

 

Tiara 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 Tiara.

Listed 8 March

 

SOPHIE

Female Foxy X

Aged approx. 6 years

Small size

Rescued by Denise
 


- has gained confidence during her short time in foster care and loves playing with her toys

- also loves the male foster carer in her foster home and will sit on his lap giving him affection at any opportunity

- very thin and shy when rescued but has now put on some weight

- would love a home with a retired couple who would dote on her and take her for lots of walks

- alternatively a home with another dog who loves to play and go for walks and runs at the park would also suit her

- a house dog requiring indoor access via a doggy door or similar

- has a low maintenance coat that just requires a bath and a brush to keep her looking and feeling great
 


Sophie 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 Sophie.

Listed 22 March

STEWART

Male Kelpie X Puppy

Aged approx. 3 months

Medium size (when fully grown)

Rescued by
Denise
 

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

- 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

- 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 22 March

 

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