If you’re trying to find a selection of the best dog rescues in Sydney, below we’ve featured 10 across the city.
Maggie’s Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Sydney, NSW. The team at Maggie’s Rescue finds loving permanent homes to animals in need, and places all rescued animals into foster care until they can be permanently adopted. Before being listed for adoption, all animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped.
Maggie’s Rescue has a strict no-kill philosophy and runs public education programs regarding the importance of spay/neuter surgery to control pet population levels. In foster care, the temperament of each dog is assessed so that they can be matched with a suitable adopter.
Monika’s Doggie Rescue is a no-kill animal shelter and rescue organization. They bring in abandoned and unwanted dogs from Sydney’s overcrowded city shelters and pounds and care for them until loving permanent homes can be found. While some dogs are kept at the shelter, others are placed in foster homes as the shelter environment can be too loud and stressful for some dogs.
If you’re interested in adopting a dog from Monika’s Doggie Rescue, you can view their available animals here. You can then complete an adoption questionnaire and make an appointment to meet some of the dogs and find a good match for your home. If you’re not ready to adopt but still want to help, consider fostering a pet or making a donation to Monika’s Doggie Rescue.
Rockys K9 Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing animals in need. The organization was founded in 2008 and relies heavily on the hard work of many dedicated volunteers. Their team rescues dogs from overcrowded, high-kill shelters across Sydney and places them in boarding kennels or foster homes until they can be adopted.
Rockys K9 Rescue brings in all dogs, regardless of age, size, breed, and health. They specialize in rescuing large dogs and ensure that each dog is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and treated for worms and fleas prior to adoption. Adoptable dogs are available here, or you can visit this page to learn how you can help Rockys K9 Rescue.
Paws ‘n’ Hooves is a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Sydney. Their team of dedicated volunteers rescues animals from overcrowded city shelters and pounds across Sydney, where they may face euthanasia. Rescued pets are placed into foster families where they are treated with love and given any necessary medical care.
Before being listed for adoption, all rescued pets are spayed/neutered, dewormed, immunized, and microchipped. Because these pets are in foster care, many of them are learning basic commands, well socialized, and housetrained. View available dogs here, or donate to Paws ‘n’ Hooves here.
Animal Welfare League NSW is a non-profit group dedicated to caring for animals in need across Sydney and beyond. This year alone, they have facilitated the adoption of over 2000 animals, and have fostered an additional 530. What’s more, they have provided medical care to almost 7000 pets, and have spayed/neutered an additional 7000 to help reduce pet overpopulation.
Of the dogs rescued by Animal Welfare League NSW, many are housed in shelters and others are placed in foster care until they can be adopted. Available dogs can be viewed here, or you can make a tax-deductible donation here.
Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is a non-profit rescue organization, animal shelter and community facility for animals across Sydney. The organization provides support and care for lost, neglected, and abandoned pets across the city, and has done so since 1946. Animals brought in face no time limit or risk of euthanasia.
Prior to adoption, all dogs are examined by a veterinarian, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and treated for fleas and worms. If you’re not sure about adoption or don’t know whether you’re ready for the commitment, you can take any dog home for a three-week adoption trial. View available dogs here, or donate to Sydney Dogs and Cats Home here.
Animal Adoption Agency is an organization in Sydney committed to providing love and care to animals in need. Run by a dedicated husband and wife team, Animal Adoption Agency takes in all animals in need and cares for them until a loving adoptive family can be found.
Before being listed for adoption, all adult dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for worms. View available dogs here, or donate to Animal Adoption Agency here to help a pet in need.
Best Friends Pet Rescue is a Sydney-based non-profit organization that rescues, fosters, and finds loving homes for pets in need. The organization has been operating for almost a decade and has facilitated the successful adoption of nearly 3000 animals in this time. Their network of over 50 volunteers works tirelessly to foster, train, exercise, and care for the rescued animals.
The team at Best Friends Pet Rescue matches the needs of each animal with potential adopters, to ensure a good match is found. To adopt a dog, you will need to complete an application, undergo a home check, then wait to see if you are approved for the dog you are interested in. View available dogs here, or donate to the organization here.
Central West Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization that was first founded in Orange, NSW, and facilitates animal adoptions across Sydney and NSW. This no-kill organization is dedicated to providing all unwanted, abandoned, or neglected pets with a new chance at life.
The rescue relies on dedicated volunteers and funding from private donations in order to save these animals. All dogs are in foster care prior to adoption, and are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for fleas, and microchipped. View adoptable dogs here, or donate to Central West Animal Rescue here.
If you think a Greyhound might be the right dog for you, visit the team at Greyhounds as Pets NSW. This Sydney-based organization takes in ex-racing Greyhounds and cares for them until they can be adopted. Greyhounds are typically gentle, affectionate dogs with low to medium energy levels that are great for families. They are generally quiet, healthy, and don’t shed a lot.
If you’re interested in adopting one of these beautiful dogs, you can view the available Greyhounds here. If you’re not yet ready for adoption, there’s a foster to adopt program that’s a great way to introduce you to life with a Greyhound and make sure that it’s a great fit for everyone. You can also help Greyhounds as Pets NSW by making a donation here.
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