PAWS Dogs and Puppies in Foster Care
Last updated Saturday May 18, 2019

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



Listed 9 February

Dogs and Puppies Rescued by Tania


Male Great Dane X Rottweiler (?)

Aged approx. 4 years

Extra Large size


At 57kg Bumble Bee is a great big freight train of a dog who loves people and just wants to be your best friend forever. He comes from a very deprived background and his life is only just beginning now that he has come into rescue. BB is currently in foster care with two Staffies and three small, fluffy dogs and he is doing very well living with them. He has been largely unsocialised until now and so loves going out to the park and for walks. BB does walk well on a lead and does not pull, although he will lead you to the one side when he wants to investigate something. He can also see another dog across the road and not react. Every dog BB meets he wags his tail and they can bark in his face with no reaction but he does react if a dog is squealy, scared or hyper energetic. He never barks at them but stands over them, strains and leans in. For this reason, BB needs an experienced Giant or large breed owner.

This big bear needs an experienced owner who is committed to investing in his future with training and working on his socialisation so that he is able to have a life and be part of the world and go out to beaches and parks and do all the things he has never been able to do as a result of being a very large, unsocialised, and uncared for dog. At this stage BB is not used to cats and will chase them. He does not have a big prey drive though so you can have a cat in your arms, meowing, and then walk through the house and he will not jump up or try to get the cat.

Bumble Bee is house trained and very easy to have around the house. After a good morning walk and a bone he curls up on the sofa or his bed and sleeps all day - his foster carers don't hear a peep out of him. He loves a full body cuddle and will roll over to have his tummy rubbed. BB is very obedient, sits on command and you can take a bone away from him without a reaction.

His new owner will have to have the appropriate dog handling and behavioural experience as well as the physical capabilities of managing a very large dog who can be strong willed at times. Not so much at home but in stimulating environments such as parks, etc, where there are other dogs which is a very exciting and new experience for him. BB needs a considerable amount of work in this area and with an owner who will take a structured, measured approach. He is currently walked every day and is calm when walked alone without the other foster dogs stirring things up.

We feel Bumble Bee would do well in a home where there is another well balanced, steady, placid dog to set an example and show him the ropes. This gigantic darling has waited a long time to matter to someone and blossom into the sweet gentle giant that he is.


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

Listed 8 March


Male Labrador X

Aged approx. 10 years

 Large size



This beautiful boy is the whole package! Astro is super friendly and easy going, happily gets on with other dogs and cats and loves going out in the car. He also enjoys going for walks and to the beach, is great on lead and has good energy for a middle aged boy weighing around 25kgs.This boy has a real zest for life so approaches everything with enthusiasm and really deserves a fun and fulfilled life. Astro is great with kids, loves his tennis ball and wants nothing more than to spend time with you so a home where his owners are around a fair bit and are reasonably active is important.


Listed 9 February


Female Mini Foxy X

Aged approx. 7 years

Small size

Rachel is a lovely girl who has spent most of her life with a very elderly owner that cared for her well but was not really able to give her what she needed so she hasn't had much training in her life and was pretty much left to her own devices in her home. When she initially came into care Rachel was quite stubborn and not used to rules. She was also quite wary of new people as she probably led quite a sheltered and lonely life. Rachel's fear of some things meant she was quite snappy at first but she has blossomed in foster care over the past month or two and has transformed into a sweet girl. She is an affectionate dog who needs a home where she will get lots of love and attention but also one where she will continue her training in a very positive and gentle way. Even though Rachel has improved a home without children under 12 years would be better for her. She is not suited to a home with cats but doesn't mind other dogs and, if there is one in the home, it would ideally be another small, easy going male companion. Rachel needs to get out, see the world and have some fun so active owners who don't work full time will be best for her. Just give her time and patience and take her for out for walks and to the beach and then you'll be rewarded with love from this beautiful little girl. Rachel is house trained and can use a doggy door.


Listed 28 March



Male Purebred Jack Russell Terrier

Aged approx. 6 years

Milo is a beautiful boy who has come into care as a result of a divorce and is now looking for his forever home. Milo is a very active and fun loving boy who loves to sit with and on you, loves cuddles and pats and really loves to shower you with licks and kisses! Milo is a little timid around new people and new dogs, particularly large ones, but warms up fairly quickly. He is very clever having learnt to sit and shake paws already so definitely needs a home where he will get lots of stimulation, exercise and attention and also the company of another very playful dog in the home. Milo is small in size and weighs just over 9kg so a well matched play companion is a must. Of course, as a Jack Russell, Milo is high energy and lots of fun so good space for him to run and play is important. He can also jump quite high and, like all his breed, enjoys exploring so extremely secure fencing and security from the street is needed. Milo will bark at new sounds around the home and new dogs as he meets them and gets to know them. He has improved in foster care however, when he moves to his new home, Milo will need ongoing training and understanding. His barking is based on fear (especially of larger dogs) but he is actually a very gentle, though quite scared soul. Milo will initially be a bit noisy in a new environment so a home that can cope with this is important as it may take a few months for him to truly settle down and experience with the Jack Russell breed is imperative. Milo is low maintenance in terms of grooming but does need regular brushing as he does shed hair.

Listed 10 October


Female Mini Foxy X

Aged approx. 8 years

Small size

Honeybun is a gorgeous, sweet and small girl who is looking for someone to love her very much. Honeybun is great with the other dogs she is being fostered with and initiates the 'play bow' occasionally  but generally she just loves to be around her humans and really enjoys tummy rubs and cuddles on the lounge. Like all her breed, she loves to snuggle on the bed with you and get in under the covers at night and in winter. Honeybun is a little shy around new people and does look to her carer for reassurance but, when settled, her tail never stops. She loves playing with small fluffy toys and runs around with them often. Honeybun would eat like a horse if you let her and is not a fussy eater at all! She does need to have her waistline maintained with good exercise and loves a walk. Honeybun would be best suited to a home where her humans are not out all day. She loves the car and thinks any outing is great so you can take her anywhere you go. If there is another dog in the home it should be an easy going male as she prefers having a boy dog for company to another female. Honeybun is house trained and can use a doggy door but is not suited to a home where there is a resident cat. Whilst Honeybun loves to snooze and cuddle, she is a spritely 8 years young and, like all the Foxy breed, is active so needs a home with active owners who walk each day and can take her to the park and the beach to run and play and enjoy all life has to offer.

 Listed 30 November



Dogs and Puppies Rescued by Ronda





Listed 17 September



Dogs and Puppies Rescued by Denise-



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