Our experienced and compassionate animal welfare officers care for the shelter animals as if they are their own. Supporting them are our incredible onsite volunteers who provide enrichment, exercise, plenty of love and affection and ensure enclosures are kept clean.
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 getting a new pet can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption.
The Rent with Pets website provides information, advice and resources to support tenants and landlords to be responsible pet owner tenants and welcoming landlords, and encourage pet friendly rental laws.
Why should you consider adopting a pet instead of buying one? Here are the top five reasons we think you should adopt.
Over the last 80 years we have rehomed over 200,000 pets into loving new homes. All animals available for adoption have been desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and health checked.
As an animal welfare organisation, we take the adoption process very seriously and for our staff it is like adopting out a member of the family. We will take time to ensure the animal suits your needs, but that you also suit the needs of the animal.
To ensure the perfect match we need to know your past history of pet ownership, whether you have other pets and how you see a new pet being part of your life. This will give you and your adopted pet the best chance of a long and happy life together.
The entire adoption process can take up to 90 minutes. This will include spending time with the animal, introducing them to an existing pet if applicable, and completing an informal interview with an animal welfare officer. Please make sure that you allow enough time for this process.
We charge adoption fees because we are a not-for-profit organisation. Adoption fees go towards caring for the animals whilst in the Adoption Centre as well as desexing, microchipping and parasite protection. In some cases, animals require major surgery and foster care before they can be adopted.
Adopting an animal from us costs a lot less than buying an animal from a breeder or pet store and, in fact, many other animal shelters.