About Us

Forgotten Souls Dog Rescue specialise in saving large breed dogs who have found themselves in Australia’s pound system, from neglectful situations and from backyard breeders who are engaging in irresponsible re-homing. Also when able, we take in surrender requests from owners who are unable to keep their dog or re-home them themselves. Rescue organisations like ours rely heavily on Foster carers and Donations. Fostering a dog is an incredibly rewarding experience, as you may be responsible for being the first hug that dog has had in years, you may teach him to sit, to come when called and how to be a loving, loyal pet and eventually helping him find a permanent home where he is understood, loved and secure. Adopting from us means you have ongoing support from our Team and contact with with your new family member’s Foster carer, as well a fully vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped and desexed pet who will be forever grateful for his/her second chance at life with you.

Meet The Team

I have been involved in dog rescue since getting my beautiful, gentle Bull Arab X boy ‘Ace’. Ace came from a backyard breeder who was going to shoot him at the tender age of three months old for “being too nice”.

In my years of volunteering in animal rescue I have experienced many scenarios, happy and sad moments, learning new and different things when it comes to dogs behaviours, training etc, getting to meet new people who have become foster carers or adopters, other volunteers and many like minded, dog loving people in general.

The reward?
Seeing so many happy faces, dogs and humans, seeing and hearing their journeys about the love and joy that their adopted or foster dog brings to their family and the pure happiness of the dogs that we see after being given that chance.
That’s the reward, and it’s priceless.

Karyn Wacey

Karyn Wacey

President

Melissa Sutton

Melissa Sutton

Co-President

Hi, I’m Melissa

I adopted one of Forgotten Souls longest fosters, Hiccup
I became an Admin for Forgotten Souls because of the great work they do and wanted to help in any way I could.

I’m Carly

After adopting our beautiful Stella through Forgotten Souls and being inspired by a friend who has worked in animal rescue for over a decade, I jumped at the chance to become a member of the team
It is so rewarding to watch our dogs flourish in foster care and help them to find their happy ever after

Carly Eekman

Carly Eekman

Vice President

Emma Garnham

Emma Garnham

Vice President

Animals, in particular dogs, have always been an overflowing passion of mine
I’m the one who puts herself in strategic positions out in public in order to say hello to the dog walking past, the one who points out every dog that they see no matter where I am, the one who will love on all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages

Since joining the FSDR team, I have a bigger appreciation and love for these larger beautiful souls
Fallen in love, time and time again
There is just no words to 100% put into perspective how it feels to see our dogs be adopted into the most loving homes, it NEVER gets old!
The journey between the pick up from the pound, broken and on death row, to their final destination with a forever loving family is hands down, the most rewarding experience I have ever been a part of

Rescue can be extremely tough (as I’ve learnt since being here), our team is ALWAYS supporting each other when times are hard, we all need to constantly be reminded that ‘we can’t save them all’ whilst our hearts just cry for those who have been let down
But I know one thing, we are here to give it EVERYTHING we have and more!

Our Sponsors

Here we showcase some of our fabulous sponsors that support us on our ongoing mission to rescue, re-home and remember those beautiful big dogs we all love so much.  Thank you to everyone for helping us do what we do, we couldn’t without you!

Nerdyness - bringing you our shiny new website

Nerdyness website design and development

Nerdyness - website design and development

Rose and her team at Nerdyness have sponsored the creation of our website which enables us to give visitors an up to date live feed of dogs available for adoption shown on PetResuce; useful links to important forms that can be downloaded instantly, saving our admin team a lot of unnecessary to and fro and helping speed up the process to adoption or fostering, showcases the passion of our team and informs on the who we are and what we do.  Plus we’ve got multiple avenues to donate, all of which are easily accessible online, making the process of helping to fund our great work easier all round.  Thanks Nerdyness!  Love from the saved souls! xoxoxo