Why Cat Backpacks are Unsuitable for Your Pets
We have all seen cat owners carrying around their furry friend in cute bubble backpacks, especially in online videos and photos. The pets look cute to humans, but are these bags safe and comfortable for the cat?
How to Ensure Your Pet's Teeth are Healthy & Strong
We spend a lot of time ensuring our pets eat the right nutritious food, drink enough water and get adequate exercise to ensure they have optimal health. But are you ensuring that your furry one’s fangs are in tip top shape?
Young Legend Awarded for Fundraising Efforts
After raising a collective $2500 for Sydney Dogs & Cats Home in 2020 and 2021 through the Return & Earn container recycling scheme, 13-year-old Vaughn Arambatzis was named a ‘local legend’ by local media and public figures for his outstanding fundraising efforts.
Giving Clementine a Leg Up
In mid-December, a young cat of Sydney named Clementine had found herself in a life-threatening situation. She had been through a trauma and broken her front right leg, causing immeasurable pain when she moved.
A Big Future 'in Sight' for Treacle
Treacle came to Sydney Dogs & Cats Home as a tiny 4-week-old kitten with very unusual-looking eyes. She had a birth defect called eyelid agenesis – the complete absence of eyelids, which made her eyes look wide open all of the time.
Senior Pet Project: Joey and Stanley
Bonded buddies Joey and Stanley are a pair of senior gentlemen who came into Sydney Dogs & Cats Homes as lost dogs in desperate need of a fresh start.
Polly’s Express Journey to her best life
Fluffy girl Polly (previously Polar) is a three-year-old Japanese Spitz who came to Sydney Dogs & Cats Home as a lost dog with her mate Luka (previously Beluga). It was clear on arrival the pair was significantly overweight and had an appetite to match.
Brighter days for Lexy the Shar Pei
Lovely Lexy the Shar Pei came to Sydney Dogs & Cats Home in October as a lost dog and was a little nervous to be here. Who can blame her, with there being so many new sounds, smells and people? Little did Lexy know, things would start looking up for her.
Scam Awareness Week: Shining a light on puppy scams
The pandemic saw many people staying home and welcoming a furry companion into their lives to help deal with the loneliness and isolation. Here at Sydney Dogs & Cats Home, we saw a large number of companion animals find loving homes during lockdown.
Young Gilbert's Big Surgery
Young Gilbert has a face that would make anybody swoon! This Terrier-x boy is curious, friendly and loves playing with toys, thrashing and trashing them around until his heart is content.
Senior Pet Project: JoeJoe
JoeJoe, the 9-year-old Australian Bulldog-x, came to Sydney Dogs & Cats Home in early September as a lost dog. He was concerningly skinny and had an array of senior dog health issues that needed urgent attention.
13-year-old Vaughn Smashes Another Return & Earn Fundraising Goal for Sydney Dogs & Cats Home
After raising $500 for Sydney Dogs & Cats Home in 2020 through Return & Earn and community donations, 13-year-old Vaughn hoped to double his fundraising efforts in 2021 to $1,000.
Senior Cat Brings Joy to Elderly Adopter
At Sydney Dogs & Cats Home, not only do we bear witness to the transformative effects of adoption on lost and abandoned pets, but also the ability of pets enrich the lives of people who adopt.
Perfect Pooch Completes Young Family
Pablo the French Bulldog had been surrendered to Sydney Dogs & Cats Home due to no fault of his own. It was a rare occurrence to find an almost 2-year-old French Bulldog available for adoption from a shelter.
Sweet as a Bowl of Trifle
Don’t be fooled by Trifle – he may look mean and scary, but he is the complete opposite! Trifle came into the Home after a life on the streets, a little worse for wear.
When Jasper (previously Jammie) arrived as a 4-week old kitten, he had fleas and a ruptured right eye. It was a graphic sight. His eye was bulging from its socket and bleeding.
Senior Pet Project: Poppy
Senior sweetheart Poppy (previously Geranium) is a Maltese x Shih Tzu who came to the Home in April with concerning lumps and bumps under the skin of her abdomen, severe dental disease, sensitive ears and a nasty eye ulcer.
Sticks and Stones Won’t Break My Bones, but they Will Clog My Intestines
Lucia was found dumped outside the Home in June hunched over with health concerns including dehydration and hypersalivation. She was dangerously underweight and couldn’t keep down food or water.
Georgia the Bulldog is a sweet little peach who came to the Home in June with blood on the tip of her nose, scabs all over her head, runny eyes and suspicious masses on her ears.
Covid Safety Update
In light of the evolving COVID-19 stay at home orders affecting Greater Sydney, we have implemented temporary measures for our organisation to ensure the safety of our community.
Terrified Staffy Finds Confidence in New Home
Stewy was one of the most anxious dogs our animal attendants had ever met. He was terrified of every noise and movement. When people came to see him he’d freeze or hide in his crate…
Milo & Roro: The Perfect Pair
When Milo was brought in by a council ranger at only 10-weeks-old, he was terrified. He would hide behind bowls and boxes when approached and would completely freeze when handled…
Narla Reunited with Family After Nine Months
We had a very heartwarming and unusual adoption in March, where Narla the Staffy (previously Jane) was reunited with her family after being lost for nine months!
Urgent Care for Piper After Balcony Fall
Piper was found at the base of a nine-storey apartment building with injuries suggesting she fell from a balcony. When she was brought to the Home, it was clear she needed immediate vet attention…
Senior Pet Project: Mr Darcy
Mr Darcy arrived at the Home as a stray with an affliction on almost every inch of his body. Immediately, our vet team noticed he was underweight with gunky eyes, dirty ears, chipped teeth and matted fur.
Microchip Reunites Long-lost Family Cat
Colleen was shocked when she found out her cat Leo had turned up at the Home. Leo had been missing for eight months, having escaped when his family moved house.
Obi's Story: From Agony to Adventure
When Obi was brought into the Home, it was clear he required immediate vet attention. The young Staffy cross was suffering a horrific collar wound, suggesting his collar had been fitted when he was a young puppy and hadn’t been loosened as he grew.
Caring for a Deaf Cat
Do you know how to care for a deaf cat? Deaf cats tend to be very alert and aware of their surroundings, but there are a few things owners need to know before welcoming one into their home.
Transforming Lives 365 Days of the Year
When Munroe, a little Kelpie puppy, was picked up and brought in by a council ranger, he was timid, extremely underweight and suffering hair loss...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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!
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...
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.