The Cottage Animal Hospital

Monika's Doggie Rescue

What is  Doggie Rescue?   

Doggie Rescue is a registered charity that believes in saving and re-homing as many dogs as they can from the council pounds.

They have an amazing shelter for 100s of homeless dogs, situated in the bushland of Ingleside on Sydney's Northern Beaches. 

For many years Monika Biernacki and a group of volunteers have been rescuing dogs from death row and successfully re-homing them with permanent and loving owners. The registered charity was established in 2001.

As Doggierescue grew, and they aquired dogs with more complex medical and surgical needs , they realised their wish for Veterinary services was a big one, andso in 2012 they collaborated with Dr Deirdre Clack BVsc,  (who had been caring for many of their dogs for around 15 years), to set up The Cottage Animal Hospital. 

Many of the dogs Doggierescue take on are small dogs and puppies but they also take as many bigger dogs as they have carers for. Most of the dogs they rescue are cross breeds but from time to time they have pure breed dogs.

How it Works

Dogs rescued from the pound are micro-chipped, heartworm tested and vaccinated by a veterinarian at The Cottage Animal Hospital. The vet  also gives them a basic health check and provides us with an estimate of their age. The dogs are desexed (if required) and given any additional veterinary treatment to return them to good health.

Monika often takes on dogs with complex medical and surgical problems that need complex and extended veterinary care to ensure they can go on to live happy and long lives. 

All of the rescued dogs are then cared for, at the shelter, or in foster homes, awaiting adoption into a permanent loving home. 

Once the dogs have completed 8-10 days quarantine (so we can observe them for any illnesses they may have picked up) they stay at the shelter, Doggiewood located in leafy Ingleside on the northern beaches of Sydney or they may be be placed into a foster home. 

At any one time Doggierescue have over 200 dogs up for adoption. All available dogs are all featured on their website Over a 12 month period they save about 500 dogs.

Doggierescue only ask re-imbursement for the basic desexing, vaccination, microchipping and heartworm testing only - generally between $350 and $500.

NO KILL Policy
Doggie Rescue has a NO KILL policy so all dogs they get from the pound are re-housed or stay with us for their life. This policy includes accepting former DoggieRescue dogs back if their owners discard them.

DoggieRescue has a strong affiliation with The Cottage Animal Hospital, and 50% of profits go directly to Doggierescue and their wonderful work.