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Our Stories

Our Stories

Paul's Three White Deaf Cats

When Paul walked into Sydney Dogs & Cats Home in June 2019, he had no idea he would soon become the owner of three white deaf cats… 

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Vaughn's Return and Earn Fundraiser

11-year old South Sydney boy Vaughn has collected over 3,000 recyclable containers since June to Return and Earn for Sydney Dogs & Cats Home.

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Tips and Tricks for Fleas and Ticks

The weather is warming up and you know what that means! Ticks and fleas… Check out our guide on how to identify ticks and fleas and prevent and treat a bite or infestation.

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The Stars Align for Aries

Aries appeared to be a happy, healthy cat when she was surrendered into our care in June, until a mystery cyst appeared...

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Narla's Year in Care Comes to a Happy End

After over one year in our care, our gorgeous Narla has found a home out in the country thanks to the support of our volunteers and Albury Wodonga Animal Rescue.

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Resolving Motley's Ringworm

Motley came into our care with ringworm, putting her adoption on hold. Luckily, one of our committed foster carers welcomed Motley into her home and she's now well on her way to recovery.

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Senior Pet Project: Long Road to Recovery

14-year-old Primrose came into the Home in May as skin and bones with patchy fur and a severe live flea infestation. Her skin was irritated all over, so we immediately jumped to action...

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Senior Pet Project: Crumpet the Foster Fail

Crumpet came to us made weary by his time on the streets. The 10-year-old gentleman had no ID and initially appeared to be suffering arthritis, a cyst on the back of his neck and dental disease...

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Senior Pet Project: Buckley's Big Surgeries

Buckley the 13-year-old Chinese Crested Powderpuff came to us with eye discharge, inflamed ears, whole body dermatitis, a heart murmur and severe dental disease...

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Senior Pet Project: Senior Surrender

Sweet Jellico had done a lot of moving around by the time he got to our shelter. He’d been passed onto a few people, which had been a very stressful and confusing experience...

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Senior Pet Project: Feeble to Forever Home

12-year-old Finbar looked worse for wear when he was brought to the Home in June. He had lumps growing in strange places, sore knees, a loose claw, excess weight and hadn’t seen the dentist in a while...

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Room to Breathe: How We Fixed Up Two Frenchies

Stitch and Lily the French Bulldog siblings arrived at the Home in May with major deformities. It took a few surgeries, but they can now 'breathe easy' in their new forever homes.

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Bubbles' Battle with Cat Flu

Five-week-old Bubbles came to us with swollen and inflamed eyes, requiring a lengthy course of treatment. Thanks to her dedicated foster carer, she's now a healthy foster fail!

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Old Fractures, New Beginning

When Winston arrived at the Home, he seemed like your usual young cat. He was active and playful and enjoyed a good pat, but during his initial exam, our vet team noticed something very unusual...

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Senior Pet Project: Sumo Finds Sanctuary

Sumo arrived at the Home in a sorry state with inflamed skin, cloudy eyes and a limp. With a series of treatments and transfer to a special rescue, he's now enjoying his senior years in a comfy home!

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Morpheus' Remarkable Recovery

When Morpheus came into the Home with a major eye infection, the chances of saving his eye didn't look good. A few months on, he's enjoying his forever home with two healthy eyes!

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A Perfect Match

Who says you can't teach rescue dogs new tricks? Our past residents Cap and Wanda have been trained up as an assistance and therapy dog, dishing out cuddles and helping with every day tasks.

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Senior Pet Project: From Grubby to Glam

Ron came into the Home with painful matted fur, anxiety and lots of untreated ailments. After lots of vet appointments, medicated shampoo and TLC, he looks like a new man!

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Helping Your Dog Adjust to Post-pandemic Life

For dogs, COVID-19 has been great! Their humans are home more often, paying them much more attention than usual. But what happens when things get back to normal? Find out how to make the transition easy for your pet.

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Senior Pet Project: Herbert's Winning Grin

After six months at the Home, 10-year-old Herbert was adopted in December 2019, putting his rough past behind him. Today he enjoys long naps, new friends and all the walks he could wish for.

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Big Dogs in Small Spaces

It’s commonly believed that you can’t keep big dogs in small apartments, but the truth is, when it comes to housing for your big boy (or girl), size doesn’t always matter.

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From Thin to Thriving: Peewee’s Story

You couldn’t tell now, but one-year-old Peewee came into the Home in mid-March timid and severely underweight.

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Senior Pet Project: Lorna Finds Love

Ten-year-old Lorna came into the Home in early March looking like she’d had a rough life on the streets.

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Covid-19: Temporary Changes at the Home

At Sydney Dogs & Cats Home, we are not immune from the effects of Covid-19. This is how we're responding.

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Senior Pet Project: Harley's Happy Ending

Harley (previously Celine) came into the Home as an elderly stray with lots of aches and pains. Today, she's enjoying her twilight years in comfort her forever home.

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Foster Carers Needed for Medium/Large Sized Dogs

We're always looking to expand our network of foster carers with people who can provide temporary homes for our medium and large-sized dogs.

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Bunjamin, It's More than Dogs & Cats

In addition to the 1,000 of cats and dogs arriving into our care we also receive other pets like Bunjamin.

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Nora's Lucky Break

Follow Nora's journey as her life was transformed by our team of staff, volunteers and the generousity of our community.

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Tiger's Surgery a First

A smoochy older gentleman, Tiger's surgery at our new vet clinic in South Strathfield was a first.

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Dorothy in Care More than 12 Months

As Sydney's only charity pound, we don't put a time limit on abandoned pets like Dorothy who are waiting to be adopted.

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Goober in Sunny Queensland

The team goes above and beyond to find our residents like Goober a happy outcome.

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Alicia - Cats Do Have More than One Life

Surviving a fall from a balcony, Alicia sustained some severe injuries.

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Zorro - a Lover and a Fighter

Puss in Boots has got nothing on our swashbuckling Zorro.

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Reunion Time

Some reunions are a little longer in the making but we're so proud to play a part in making the magic happen.

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Senior Pet Project: Gentle Blue

Blue was rushed into surgery for an emergency medical procedure.

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Senior Pet Project: Caring for Carla

The team were concerned for Carla as she strained to urinate.

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Tye to Tri

Two adorable Kelpie puppies arrived at the Home, one definitely the runt of the litter.

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Julietta from Tragedy to Triumph

Julietta had a bit of a rough start to life.

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Senior Pet Project: Our Precious Bullet

Bullet's story will penetrate your heart.

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Senior Pet Project: Molly Melts Hearts

A heartbreaking story with a happy ending for Molly.

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Senior Pet Project: Bo Our Beloved Tripawd

Bo arrived at Sydney Dogs and Cats Home with a large mass protruding from his leg.

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Senior Pet Project: Django

Django entered Sydney Dogs and Cats Home with Grade 4 Dental Disease.

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Senior Pet Project: Beautiful Buddha

Following successful surgery, Buddha is ready for her forever home.

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Gobble, Gobble! The Traveling Turkeys

Brad and Chad's road trip from city to country.

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Hunting for a Home

Hunter, one of our deaf kitties, is on the prowl for a forever home.

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Lovely Lilly Settling into Her New Home

Lilly loves her new home but struggles on her walks.  Ian Shivers from Bondi Behaviourist is working with Lilly and her humans to overcome this challenge.

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Senior Pet Project: Jasper

Supporting the Senior Pet Project helps our seniors, like Jasper, to receive the essential treatment they need.

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Senior Pet Project: Monster

Help give a senior pet like Monster a new leash on life.

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Give a New Leash on Life

Support the Senior Pet Project, helping pets in their twilight years.

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Senior Pet Project: A Second Chance

Adopted by Adam and Natalie Goodes, our Senior Pet Project ambassadors, Chance found herself in our care at the age of nine.

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Neptune's Living with FIV

Of the hundreds of cats we've welcomed in recent months several have tested positive for FIV.

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Baby Girl Finds a Home

Sometimes it takes that little bit longer for some of our residents to find their forever homes.

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A Tale of Hope

Hope's wonderful transformation in the care of Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.

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Bo Bounces Back

Bo recently underwent life-saving surgery to remove a cancerous growth.

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Django's Perfect Match

Advice from Bondi Behaviourist's Ian Shivers on how to find your perfect canine companion.

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Senior Pet Project Update: Bluey's Happily Ever After

Aged 15 years Bluey found himself lost and homeless.

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Life and Love with Lorenzo

Lorenzo has FIV which may be for life but it is not a life sentence.

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Restoring Rusty to Health

Rusty underwent a three-hour life saving procedure.

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Dorothy Transformed from Mange to Marvellous

Dorothy, now ready to find her forever home,  came into our care with one of the worst cases of mange the team had seen.

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Our New Home

With the site secured for the future Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, we are now focused on the build.

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Serpico - three years, five homes

How does a handsome, affectionate, good natured cat end up in five different homes and owners over a three year period.

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Rory's Unexpected Diagnosis

When the vet team put Rory under anesthetic they quickly realised something was wrong.

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Pumpkin on the Mend in Her New Home

Arriving at the Home scared and injured our team stepped into action.

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Super Caturday Success

We were able to clear the cattery in anticipation of kitten season.

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Benefits of Adopting an Adult Cat

Before you adopt a kitten consider the advantages of adopting an adult cat.

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Before You Pack Your Bags

How to avoid a potential tragedy for you and your pet.

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Gopher's Journey from Ringworm to Rehomed

Gopher arrived at the Home covered in ringworm lesions.

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Team Cat Leader Holly Shares Her Story

Fundraising for Sydney Dogs and Cats Home in the upcoming City2Surf, Holly shares her story.

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Purr-fect New Home

Land has been secured to build a new Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.

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Eight Reasons to Adopt Two Kittens

It may actually be better to adopt two kittens instead of one on its own....

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Given a New Leash on Life

Support the Senior Pet Project, helping pets in their twilight years.

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Senior Pet Project: $15K Away

Just shy of our goal to fund the Senior Pet Project for the next 12 months.

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Senior Pet Project: Rambo's Road to Recovery

Often seniors arrive at the Home in a neglected state...

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Senior Pet Project: Chuck Finds a Home

Sometimes it takes a bit more time for our seniors to find a home...

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Senior Pet Project: Zeek as told by Stuart, our GM

Zeek is one of the inspirations for the Senior Pet Project...

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Senior Pet Project: Tasha

The Senior Pet Project is designed to assist animals in need like Tasha.

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Senior Pet Project: Sasha

The Senior Pet Project is designed to assist animals in need like Sasha.

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Senior Pet Project: Betty White

The Senior Pet Project is designed to assist animals in need like Betty White.

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Put your Paws Up

Run to fund exercise and equipment yards, join #teamSDCH for City2Surf

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Chuck's Changing Fortunes

Brought in as a stray, no one came to claim this gentle 10-year-old Kelpie Cross

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Transforming Lizzy

Lizzy arrived at SDCH scratching and itching and losing her hair

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Patience and Perseverance Payday

Some animals need a little more time and assistance to find their forever homes.....this was true of Charlie, the Labradoodle.

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SDCH Volunteer Wins Local Award

The Hon. David Coleman MP and the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs present SDCH volunteer Peggy Christodoulides with the 2018 Banks Volunteer Award

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Pet Food Brings Shelter and Love

Hill's and PetO are launching ‘Food, Shelter, Love’ – an initiative aiming to raise $10K for SDCH.

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Preventative Health Care At SDCH Secured By Zoetis

SDCH is pleased to announce their new partnership with global animal health company, Zoetis.

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Cats Paw-ing In This Kitten Season

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is expecting to take in over 850 cats and kittens in during the season and have so far adopted and fostered out close to 120 felines, with another 20 lost cats being reunited with their owners.

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Meet The Team And Their Fur-ever Friends: Siobhan, Moose & Scout

Introducing you to the people of SDCH who decided to bring their work home with them…for good!

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Senior Pet Project

Big, small, young or old – at Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, we do not discriminate, which is why we are introducing our Senior Pet Project to shed light on the benefits of owning a senior companion.

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Give Your Pooch A Safe and Happy New Year’s Eve

It's almost time to celebrate the arrival of a new year, but fireworks can spook even the bravest of dogs. Here are a few things you can do to ensure your dog remains happy and safe on New Year's Eve.

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Make A Friend For Cats In Need These Holidays

Two 10 week old rescue kittens, Chester and Mia are doing a very important job for Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (SDCH). They are road testing the latest cat toys to hit the charity pound since SDCH’s call out to the community to make origami mice for the felines in their care.

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Paw-Some Party Raises Thousands For Lost And Abandoned Pets

There was not a dry eye in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton on Saturday night as 350 people watched the transformation of Melody. The 12 year old Pointer was the star of a video shown to guests of Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (SDCH)’s black tie Annual Fundraising Gala which saw close to $100K raised for the charity pound.

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Over $9,000 Raised For Lost and Abandoned Animals

Thanks to the generous support of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, PetO and their customers, a total of $9,120 has been raised to help SDCH and the 3000+ animals which head in through their doors each year.

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Purr-fect Night To Support Animals In Need

A luxurious 5 night resort getaway is just one of the many exciting prizes on offer at Sydney Dogs and Cats Home’s Annual Fundraising Gala on the night of the 18th November.

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Pet Food Buys Support For Lost and Abandoned Animals

PetO and Hill’s Pet Nutrition are encouraging pet owners to top up their furry friends’ food supplies over the next two weeks to support fundraising for Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (SDCH) and to promote the importance of good nutrition for their beloved animals.

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Wanted: Foster Carers

Do you want to be a pet owner, yet are unable to make the long term and financial commitment that goes along with the responsibility of bringing home a furry friend?

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Relly's Reunion

After going to visit 200 Corellas, Tracy had just about given up finding her beloved pet, Relly.

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Matchmaking for Maestro

***UPDATE*** True love may take time, but it is always worth the wait!

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Toby's Miracle Return

Even after 18 months away from home, it’s like Toby never left.

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The Precious Gift Of Volunteers

LAST week, Australia celebrated National Volunteer Week, the perfect opportunity for everyone at Sydney Dogs and Cats Home to reflect on the incredible work we see people do every day.

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A Classic Disney Tale Complete With a Happy-Ever-After

DISNEY movies are renowned for their happy-ever-after and that’s exactly what’s happened for this pooch with the namesake.

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