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Sydney’s only Not-For-Profit Council pound that never places time limits.

We believe true love takes time

Who We Are

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is a council pound and Not-For-Profit community facility.

At Sydney Dogs and Cats Home our mission is simple – to prevent the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy, loving, domestic pets, young, old or with special needs, by rehoming them and giving them a second chance at life, and to provide meaningful experiences for at-risk members of the community.

The Home has been taking care of Sydney’s lost and abandoned animals since 1946. As a charity organisation and an active rehoming facility we pride ourselves on never placing a time limit on any animal awaiting adoption.

Servicing multiple council areas across Sydney (Botany, Hurstville, Kogarah, Leichhardt, Marrickville, North Sydney, Randwick, Rockdale and Woollahra), each year we open our doors to up to 3000 lost, abandoned and mistreated pets.

Did you know we are more than just an animal shelter?

As a pivotal community facility, Sydney Dogs and Cats Home assists not only with animal welfare, but also with aged care initiatives, disability care programs, programs that benefit youth living with mental illness, education initiatives, and community service programs.

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home continues to lead the way in best practice animal welfare, creating opportunities to involve the community in all facets of our work. We believe that every animal that arrives on our doorstep deserves compassion, and we work to continually provide the best possible care for all our animals.

We believe in second chances.

After finding homes for over 200,000 animals, we are now the ones in need!

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home has been at our current location in Carlton, NSW, since 1946.  Sadly, we do not own the site we have called Home for nearly 70 years and our landlord wishes to redevelop – rendering us homeless by 2016.

Throughout this time of change, our work will continue as it always has;  caring for animals and reuniting or rehoming them will remain our first priority.

With the need to raise over $10million for a purpose-built facility, we are embarking on the biggest campaign in our history.

With the help of our wonderful supporters, we will be creating a Home with more space;  state of the art kennels and exercise yards for our dogs, and a purrfect cattery for our feline friends.

We plan on creating a best practice facility that our communities will be proud of.

We know the challenge ahead is large, but the animals of Sydney need us and with the support of our community, we know we can achieve anything.  After all, community support is how we’ve gotten this far.

Please consider making a donation to help us build our new facility click here