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 them to sit, to come when called and how to be a loving, loyal pet and eventually, helping them to find a permanent home where they are understood, loved and secure.

Adopting from us means you have ongoing support from our team as well as a fully vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped and desexed pet who will be forever grateful for their second chance at life with you.

Meet The Team

Emma Garnham

Emma Garnham

President

Animals, in particular dogs, have always been an overflowing passion of mine.
I’m the one who smiles at every dog walking past, who points out every dog that they see, 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.

Our team is just here to try and make some sort of dent in one of the toughest, most heartbreaking yet heart warming industries out there. 
It can be an emotional roller coaster but this rescue is now something I hold very close to my heart.

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

Ellen Spasojevic

Ellen Spasojevic

Admin

I’m Ell

After adopting my perfect devil Maximus from FSDR in 2019, all I wanted to do was help more dogs like him. As soon as I saw the team needing more hands on deck, I jumped at the chance to be a part of the incredible work they do. Helping voiceless animals in need sparks so much joy and fulfillment and I am so thankful I get to play a small part in their journey to their new lives.

Helping animals has always been important to me and I have one of my own rescue girls, River. After a tough first 6 months of her life and loads of love, exposure and some training (ongoing!) she is the most beautiful soul I could have ever imagined.
So I want to help more of these beautiful souls that have been let down.
I love big dogs, so was drawn to FSDR and love being involved in such a compassionate rescue who don’t just save the puppies or the ‘easy’ rescues.

Kylie Champion

Kylie Champion

Admin

Tanija Parker

Tanija Parker

Admin

I started my FSDR life by busting to be a foster carer. Having been in and around dog rescue since I was in my 20s and volunteering a lot with the RSPCA back then, I had finally found myself in a position to help again! 

Always drawn to large breeds I was especially impressed with the communication from the FSDR team. During my first couple of fosters it became obvious that our sense of humour and ethics aligned and when the team was looking to bring on more help - I was there with bells and whistles on (I would have done that literally too if i’d thought about it at the time). 
 
Watching all the little (and BIG) personalities come out while the dogs are in care and seeing them off to wonderful furever homes is what this is all about for me! I simply cannot get enough updates on ALL our dogs! It gets me through each and every day.