Hi everyone, my name is Doug

This handsome little man is bursting at the seams with love and is currently on the look out to find a family to share his life with.

Doug is lots of fun to be around and will cuddle close for a snuggle once he’s had enough playtime.

The staff have recently set up an iPad for Doug to watch videos on birds and squirrels and this is by far his favourite activity!

Doug has recently been treated for an upset tummy, he has finished his medication but will need to continue eating bland food and no treats for another 1-2 weeks. The Adoption Centre staff will discuss this with you in greater detail.

Doug will need to be kept separate from existing pets in the home initially.

If you are interested in meeting our little cuddle bug, please fill in an expression of interest form.

Adopting an animal

Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime. But before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make. Sometimes the excitement of pet ownership can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption.

Adopting a shelter pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact to your normal, everyday life. Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life.

  • Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
  • Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
  • Do I have at least an hour every day to spend with my cat?
  • Do I have time for obedience training?
  • If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
  • Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
  • Does the whole family want a pet?
  • Will the pet be allowed inside?
  • Will I have to move interstate or overseas in the foreseeable future?
  • Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets.

Pets are a lifelong monetary commitment, you will need to factor in:

  • Weekly animal food bills and necessities
  • Yearly council registration
  • Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
  • Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
  • Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
  • Ongoing grooming
  • Boarding fees for human holidays
  • Enrichment like training, toys etc