About this organisation
Sydney Fox and Dingo Rescue is an entirely volunteer run organisation. We currently provide day-to-day care for 50-70 animals on site at our Southern Highlands Shelter (2.5 hours from Sydney), some are permanent residents, others are waiting to be adopted or undergoing medical care.
We are the only dedicated Fox Rescue centre in Australia and one of the only Dingo Rescues. As well as foxes we also assist other persecuted animals that others consider to be “pests” such as rabbits, cats, rats and deer. For 6 years we have provided a safe haven to animals that had no-where else to turn.
We have helped save the lives of over a 100 foxes, 110 dingoes, 190 cats, 50 rabbits and many other animals. We’ve helped hundreds of families find the perfect animal companion and hundreds of animals recover, heal and learn to love again. We’ve educated people young and old about animals and the environment and we’ve helped be a voice for animals who didn’t have one of their own. Education and advocacy are key to our program.
At present our main adoption program is for dingoes and dingo hybrids/mixes.
First and foremost our dingo program exists to offer support and assistance to dingo owners and carers. Whether this is training/behavioral advice, help with fencing or subsidized desexing it is always our goal to keep families together with their dingoes where ever possible. Where this is not possible, we also run a rehoming program to find suitable new homes for dingoes in need.
As well as working to assist captive born dingoes (pets/companion animals), Sydney Dingo Rescue also exists to advocate for, and assist wild-born dingoes who are unfairly targeted, and killed by the Australian Government. Each year due to wide spread baiting, trapping and hunting hundreds if not thousands of wild dingo pups are left orphaned and in need of assistance. These pups are often left to starve. We believe dingoes deserve better and SFDR are here to do everything within our power to fight for them.
In addition to the pressures faced by wild dingoes, the prolific and uncontrolled breeding of dingoes by backyard breeders has led to a huge number of homeless dingoes, surrendered to shelters and pounds each year. We do not support the breeding of dingoes in captivity and all our rescue dingoes are desexed. We work with council impound centers and private shelters across Australia to assist dingoes in need.
Adoption Policy: Strict
1. Send an email inquiry with your name and contact details outlining your current living situation, pets and family members and anything else you think might be relevant, particularly what your house and yard are like. Remember our dingoes typically require an enclosure or modified fencing.
2. We will email you back adoption information and an application form to fill out and return to us.
3. If your application is approved- Come along to meet us and our dingoes at our Southern Highlands shelter or their foster carers home and let us find the right furry family member for you.
4. Before you can pick up your new dingo you will also need to under a house/yard check and pay your adoption fee. No animals are rehomed unless their adoption fee is paid in full and a yard check has been completed. All our dingoes are desexed, micro chipped and vaccinated and health checked as well as treated for fleas, mites and worms prior to rehoming.