Dog Rescue Newcastle is a group of people,  just like you, who love animals. We have decided to do something about the disgraceful number of dogs and cats who are euthanased every day right here in our local pounds. We are based in Newcastle but we rescue dogs from all over eastern NSW including Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Taree and Mudgee.

We don’t have a kennel facility. All of our pets are in loving foster homes while they are waiting to be adopted. Once we accept a dog into foster care we keep the dog for as long as it takes to find him or her a home. This can take weeks or many, many months.

Every year there are 250,000 companion animals killed in Australia, including 60,000 in New South Wales alone. These numbers are increasing.  Most of these are healthy, re-homeable animals, with their only crime being born into an uncaring society.

Since formation, Dog Rescue Newcastle has re-homed more than 5,000 dogs and over 600 cats who would otherwise now be dead.  This is a great achievement considering our size and funds. We always welcome more volunteers into our small, friendly group.

Dog Rescue Newcastle was officially established in May 2008 by Sue Barker and Anne Ward. Anne is now dedicated mainly to cat rescue while Sue is the President of Dog Rescue Newcastle and devotes all of her time trying to save the lives of abandoned dogs and managing a network of over 150 foster carers and volunteers.  Sue has decades of experience in dog rescue and her dedication is an inspiration to all of us.

For more information and contact details visit the website 

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Liz Walden

Liz has a passion for all things cat and dog, and was one of the first in Australia to bring Pet Insurance to the market. She has headed up Petsecure marketing for the past 10 years, and is committed to promoting and supporting the amazing work done by rescue groups around Australia, and those who work to promote a better life for all animals

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