Monikas Doggie Rescue Adopt a Dog (6)

See the dogs

Our dogs available for adoption and foster are listed here.

DoggieRescue specialises in finding homes for house dogs who sleep inside the house at night and are inside with the family when they are home.

We do not do interstate adoptions.

NSW Companion Animal Law Guide detailing the legal rights and responsibilities of dog and cat ownership in NSW

Fine Print

Read this carefully to understand our definitions of dog sizes, ages, and breeds.


The size of our dogs is indicated using the following symbols. This is a guide only.









Dog Ages

The age of the dogs has been estimated by veterinarians based on their general health and particularly from their teeth status.


Dog Breeds

The vast majority of our dogs are rescued from Council Pounds, and usually come with little or no history.  It would be extremely rare for us to rescue a purebred dog with a documented pedigree.    

For this reason, it is necessary for us, and our vets, to guess the breed or breeds that make up each dog.  

Unfortunately, we can't offer any guarantees that our guesses are correct, so you should assume that all our dogs are cross-breeds, with a probability of including some of the breeds we mention.

Please click on any of the categories below to see the dogs.

IMPORTANT - Dogs at our Ingleside shelter can be seen by appointment only and you need to have completed the Dog Adoption Questionnaire first

Individual Dogs

Sorry, there are no dogs available right now. Please check back later.

Bonded Dog Pairs

A Bonded Pair of dogs is a pair of dogs that want to stay together.

They either came to us as a pair (for example were surrendered or abandoned together) or have formed a close bond whilst in our shelter and do not like being separated from each other.

If you are looking for a ready made family, browse this page to meet our pairs. You can be assured these dogs are compatible and happy together.

Please note we will not split up a Bonded Pair, nor adopt one out without the other.

  • All
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Good with Kids
  • Low shedding
  • Needs Adult Home
  • Needs Home with Garden
  • Needs Rescue Experience
  • Suit Full-time Worker
  • Suit Home-based Worker
  • Suit Part-time Worker

JJ and Mini

About 1 years old • male • small
About 1 years old • female • small

Taco and Nacho

About 4 years old • male • toy
About 4 years old • male • toy

Xanthe and Champ

About 3 years old • female • medium
About 8 years old • male • medium
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About Foster Caring

Not ready to Adopt? Consider providing a foster home for a dog

As a foster parent you commit to care for the dog in a loving and safe environment until a permanent home is found.

Fostering duration can vary from a few months to up to a year or so. Please note that puppies and highly desired dogs are not placed in foster care.

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Before you decide to adopt a dog

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Tips for Settling in your new dog

It’s important to understand that many of these dogs have been at DoggieRescue for some months or even longer. They may not have been toilet trained, and some have never even seen the inside of a house before! Most of been used to living in kennel conditions with little one-on-one attention. Some have come directly…

Overcoming Separation Anxiety

There’s some great information here from the ASPCA if you have a dog with separation anxiety. Also information about some common dog behaviour issues to help you and your pup address some of their behaviours and habits. Click here to find out more.

About Foster Caring

As a foster parent you commit to care for the cat or dog in a loving and safe environment until a permanent home is found. Fostering duration can vary from a few months to up to a year or so. Please note that puppies and highly desired dogs are not placed in foster care. Even…


Become a Volunteer

Rescuing pets means there is always a lot of work to do.

Join our dedicated team of volunteers who are always in desperate need of extra hands to help care for our cats, doggies and other pets. Click here to read more about current volunteer jobs.

The Cottage Animal Hospital is dedicated and caring team are always here for you and your pets.

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