Philanthropy DOGS’ REFUGE HOME

Love of Humanity

Issue 3

“Do for others what you would like them to do for you.”

Matt 7:12

Consonant with its mission statement, Swan Urology supports charitable organisations and philanthropic work to improve human and social welfare. It is hoped that these donations of time, talent and treasure will make life better for others and contribute to the greater good.


Every year, there are thousands of dogs that have been abused, neglected, can no longer be cared for or are simply unwanted. The Dogs’ Refuge Home (DRH) was opened in October 1935 and is one of the oldest and most active animal welfare organisations in Australia. DRH saves 1000 dogs in need every year and believes that dogs are entitled to the same love and respect that they unconditionally give humans. DRH have a pro-life and no time limit approach, with a dedicated team of trainers, staff and volunteers who provide the best care and support to dogs in kennel or foster care until a loving home can be found.


DRH has a large team of volunteers who assist with dog walking, office duties, grounds maintenance and transport and collection of dogs and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to help out three hours per week and receive extensive training for their selected roles.


        Secure yard for off leash activities.       Tandem dog walking

Kennel Sponsorship

DRH also have a Kennel Sponsorship program that allows individuals, families, businesses, foundations and community groups to help cover the costs of a number of dogs who will call their kennel home during their stay with them. Kennel sponsorship contributes to running costs of that kennel including: bedding, food, toys, kennel enrichment and maintenance which includes daily cleaning, heating, cooling and laundry.

         Swan Urology’s very own kennel

Foster Care

Foster carers form an integral part of the team and play a part in helping DRH rehome the many dogs that go into their care every year. Many dogs are stressed and anxious after being surrendered or rescued and may not cope well in a shelter environment. Foster carers help to provide a safe and secure space to help these dogs decompress so they have the best chance of being adopted. Fostering is also crucial for pregnant dogs, puppies and those with medical conditions, recent surgery or behavioural issues.

Our first foster assignment.                          And our last …