Rescue Rex

Helping Impounded Animals in NSW to find New Homes or Rescue. Adopt a pet and save a life.

Welcome to Rescue Rex!

The animals on this site are ALL in URGENT need of help, as they are impounds in New South Wales (Metropolitan and Regional) Pounds.

Under the NSW Companion Animal Act Impounded Dogs are to be held until reclaimed by owners or purchased from pound.

Animals which are
Unidentified/Not Microchipped are held for 7 days
Microchipped Dogs are held for 14 days

If you have a Purebreed dog and can't keep it any longer...             DONT DUMP it in a Pound

  1. You should contact the breeder from which you bought the dog  and give them the option of taking their dog back (responsible breeders will always care about the dogs that they bred), or if in another state, help with avenues to rehome.
  2. Contact a Breed Rescue closest to you, and offer to surrender the dog, with papers to them.  They are aware of their breed, and may have people looking for a dog just like yours!
  3. Contact a Recognised Rescue Organisation in your area, to see if they are able to help.  As Rescue Organisations generally rescue animals off 'death row', places in care can be minimal, however, they may be able to suggest or know of someone who MAY be able to help you with your dog.

If you are looking for a dog,

Can you help??

Do you think you are able to help in your area??
Please contact me so we can discuss it

DON'T BUY A PUPPY FROM A PETSHOP,                                                   DON'T SUPPORT PUPPY FARMERS

The solution is Simple....
We all did economics at school  -  SUPPLY=DEMAND


        Pounds Supported by Rescue Rex and the volunteers/staff                who take their pictures

Blacktown Animal Holding Facility
To View Impounded Dogs and Cats, click the link below...
415 Flushcombe, Road Prospect
(Corner of Flushcombe Road and Great Western Highway).
Phone - 9839 6160 / 9839 6161

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 
Sundays 9am to 11am .   Closed  Public Holidays.

 Campbelltown Animal Shelter

Location:  Rose Street (off Blaxland Road), Campbelltown
Business Hours
Monday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday - Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00 noon
(Closed Sunday and Public Holidays)
Business hours telephone: (02) 4628 3044
After hours emergency number: (02) 9963 1621

Canterbury Pound
Fairford Road Vet Clinic
@ 2 Short Street Bankstown.
Phone 97096003

 Griffith Pound

 Any enquiries for animals at Griffith Pound should be directed

Michael Toohey, phone 02 69628100
Ranger and Enforcement Officer

Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter
To View Impounded Dogs and Cats, click the link below...
Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00 – 12.30pm and 2.00 – 4.30pm
Saturday: 9.30 – 11.30am
Sunday: 7.00 – 9.00am

Location: 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave NSW 2756
Postal Address: PO Box 146, Windsor NSW 2756
Phone: (02) 4560 4644 02  or  02 45604643

 Lithgow Pound

Any enquiries for animals at Lithgow Pound should be directed to 
Bob (Ranger) on 02 6354 9999
The Lithgow Council Pound Dogs Webpage

Oberon Council Pound

Any enquiries for animals at Oberon Pound should be directed to 
The service is provided by Council's Animal Control Officers who are part-time officers.

The Animal Control contact number is 02 6329 8153 and all enquiries should be directed to this number.  Please leave a message and the Rangers will get back to you.

Queanbeyan Pound
The Animal Pound is located on Old Sydney Road, Queanbeyan.
Hours of operation:  Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 10.00am, 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday: 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Phone:  02 62980269

Tumut Pound
Contact Kerrie (Ranger) on 0417 512086

Glenfield Road Animal Shelter

Phone the Rangers  on
02 6971 4651
Hours of operation are Mon-Fri 1pm to 4.15pm,
closed public holidays and weekends

if office is unattended phones are diverted to
Council Customer Service (1 300 292 442)

Rescue Rex's main Aims and Objectives

Rescue Rex is a private site and does not receive any funds from any local councils that are listed.

Our Main Aims and Objectives are

  • to have a central place for listing the many council websites for impounded animals being held in NSW Council pounds, which in effect, makes it easier for the general public to find and adopt a new pet
  • to educate the general public in how to look for a new pet or if unable to keep their pet
  • to educate the general public in what to do if they find or lose a pet.
  • to help more NSW council pounds to realise that with a bit of exposure of their impounded animals, there is an alternative to putting to sleep the majority of dogs which are unlucky enough to find themselves unwanted and on 'death row'.
  • to make a central place for breed rescues and groups to list in order to help keep animals (irrespective of their heritage), out of pounds and shelters and rehoused correctly into new homes.

  This site was started on the old MSN Groups on the
30 November, 2005!
RescueRex was given its own website in January 2009.

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