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Adopt an Animal

Adopt a Pet

Every year thousands of loving pets are neglected, dumped and abandoned. The lucky ones end up at animal shelters that provide them with the food, love and veterinary attention they need to get back on their feet. Adopting an abandoned pet or farm animal is a wonderful way to give that animal a new life in a loving family.

 


 

ANIMAL SHELTERS & REHOMING SERVICES

 


 

National

PetRescue

About: PetRescue is a not-for-profit organisation that finds new homes for lost and abandoned pets. We believe every homeless pet deserves the chance to find a new loving family, but with rescue groups across the country struggling to feed and care for animals, many pets miss out on homes simply because nobody knows they are available.

Through our rehoming programs, PetRescue makes it easy for potential adopters to find and save a rescue pet. Our website is the largest online, searchable directory of rescue pets in Australia, making it a hub for rescue groups, pet lovers and friends like you.

Website: www.petrescue.com.au/

 

RSPCA – adoptapet

About: Choosing the right pet for you is fun, but takes time, planning and lots of research. You need to consider very carefully both your needs and the needs of any animal that comes into your life; for example, how much time you can spend for exercise, how much space you have and how much you can afford to pay for food, toys and possible vet bills.

To make this process easier, the RSPCA has introduced Adoptapet , a national website that lets you view some of the animals waiting adoption at RSPCA shelters across Australia.

Website: www.adoptapet.com.au

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Australian Capital Territory

ACT Rescue and Foster

About: ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) is an incorporated association of people in Canberra and the surrounding region who rescue dogs from euthanasia and foster them temporarily in our own homes for as long as it takes to find them loving, permanent homes.

Website: www.fosterdogs.org

Contact: secretary@fosterdogs.org

 

Best Friend Pet Rescue Association

About: Our mission is to rescue and rehome healthy, treatable pets from shelters in the southern NSW - ACT region. Based in Wagga Wagga, road transport of adoptees is available to Canberra, Sydney, Albury, Bendigo and Melbourne, and by air to anywhere in Australia. Adopt a rescued pound puppy or kitty as your next pet!

Website: www.bestfriendspetrescue.org.au/

Contact: www.bestfriendspetrescue.org.au/contact

 

Canberra Pooch Rescue

About: Canberra Pooch Rescue (CPR) is made up of a group of independant rescuers in Canberra and Queanbeyan, Australia, who primarily save dogs from euthanasia. Our dogs are rescued from death row at pounds and shelters, and we focus on rescuing dogs that other groups cannot take. The dogs are fostered in our own homes until we find them new forever homes.

Website: www.canberrapoochrescue.org.au/

Contact: info@canberrapoochrescue.org.au or keetamouse@grapevine.com.au or phone 02 6297 4308 or 0437 306 784 (Maree)

 

CARA – Companion Animal Rescue and Adoption

About: CARA is a Canberra based non-profit incorporation dedicated to saving the lives of pets listed for euthanasia at pounds within the ACT and NSE. The organisation is committed to working with ACT and NSW animal shelters to achieve minimum destruction rates through the responsible rehoming of companion animals and the promotion of responsible pet care within the community.

Website: www.companionrescue.org.au

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New South Wales

Animal Welfare League NSW

About: Our Home has up to 4,000 animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and ducks) through its doors on an annual basis. Most of these animals have been left and some abandoned. Our Home operates with dedicated staff and volunteers to facilitate re-homing/adoption of our animals to forever homes.

Website: www.awlnsw.com.au/

Contact: admin@awlnsw.com.au or Ph 8899 3333 for all adoption and surrender enquiries

 

Cat Protection Society NSW Inc

About: OCat Protection began in 1958, as a small group of people dedicated to reducing the number of stray cats by desexing and finding loving and responsible homes for street cats. Our vision remains the same – that every cat has a loving and responsible home – but we now offer a range of feline care services from our purpose-designed, no-kill shelter in Newtown.

Website: www.catprotection.org.au

Contact: Full contact details can be found at www.catprotection.org.au/contact-us

 

Cordelia's Canine Rescue

About: We are a registered Charity located in ROUSE HILL, Sydney. We rescue, care for and re-home dogs and puppies who would otherwise be put to sleep in pounds or who have been surrendered by their owners.

Website: http://www.cordysrescue.com.au/

Contact: merryn@cordysrescue.com.au or jack@cordysrescue.com.au or call 0402 236 773

 

DCH Animal Adoptions

About: DCH Animal Adoptions' main goal is the Rescuing and Re-homing of unwanted and neglected domestic animals including dogs, cats and horses. We rescue primarily from council pounds and shelters within Sydney and Wollongong for animals that have no other options. We rescue our horses from the Knackery.

All our dogs and cats are desexed prior to rehoming to stem the cycle of unwanted puppies and kittens being dumped. We provide all our foster animals with any vet work they require and aim to match them up with loving and suitable adoptive homes through working solely with volunteer foster carers.

Website: www.dchanimaladoptions.com.au

Contact: dchanimaladoptions@iprimus.com.au or call 02 9627 2767

 

Denise at PAWS

About: Denise is a non-profit private rescuer who saves dogs and puppies from Death Row in many NSW Pounds and has them desexed, microchipped , vaccinated and given flea, intestinal worm and heartworm prevention before placing them in foster care. Any veterinary treatment such as medications, grooming and additional surgery (eg . dentals, hernias, dew claw or lump removal) is provided to those that are sick, injured or seriously neglected. The dogs and puppies are then advertised on the PAWS website and stay with their volunteer foster carers until a permanent and loving home can be found.

Website: www.paws.com.au

Contact: denise@paws.com.au (Syd Metro) or ronda@paws.com.au (Hunter Valley Region)

 

Maggie's Rescue

About: We are a registered animal welfare charity, a co-operative of carers that support animals in need of homes. Our goal is to find these animals their permanent homes in families who will commit to loving them for life.

We are committed to No Kill philosophy and believe that public education and desexing is the cornerstone of this. We aim to have basic obedience for each dog by the time of rehome in place and offer ongoing telephone assistance for new owners if needed.

Website: http://www.maggiesrescue.com

 

NSW Animal Rescue Inc

About: NSW Animal rescue is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity. We have a no kill policy and are staffed by volunteers. Our philosophy is giving life back to animals that would face certain death through painful neglect, disease and illness. It is also about educating the community about responsibilities involved in raising and caring for an animal.

Website: www.nswar.org.au

Contact: admin@nswar.org.au

 

Riverina and District Animal Rescue

About: Riverina And District Animal Rescue RADAR is a not for profit organization located in, and services the Riverina area of NSW. We rescue and rehome pound animals in danger of being PTS. The animals are fostered by volunteers where they are included in their normal daily activities, are health and temperament assessed, microchipped, vaccinated wormed, flea treated and desexed prior to being rehomed. RADAR is a not for profit group of volunteers that consist of foster carers, transport drivers, fundraisers etc.

Website: www.radarescue.org/

Contact: radarinfo1@tpg.com.au

 

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home Inc

About: Our Home has up to 4,000 animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and ducks) through its doors on an annual basis. Most of these animals have been left and some abandoned. Our Home operates with dedicated staff and volunteers to facilitate re-homing/adoption of our animals to forever homes.

Website: www.sydneydogsandcatshome.org

Contact: sdch@sydneydogsandcatshome.org or call 02 9587 9611

 

Sydney Pet Rescue and Adoption

About: Our mission:

  • To rescue and re-home companion animals from death row in pounds, and other homeless animals.
  • To short circuit the surrender process, and thus reduce the number of animals reaching death row, by providing owners with viable alternatives to surrender, including: short term emergency foster care, assistance with locating pet friendly accommodation and assistance with re-homing.
  • To educate the public on responsible pet ownership, and their rights and responsibilities under the Companion Animals Act, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and other relevant legislation.
  • To promote an understanding of the valuable role companion animals play in the lives of individuals and the community.
  • To promote the prevention of cruelty to animals

Website: www.sydneypetrescue.com.au

Contact: For full contact details please Click here

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Northern Territory

PAWS Darwin

About: P.A.W.S Darwin is a new animal welfare organisation in Darwin dedicated to providing care for unwanted and stray animals with the ultimate goal of rehoming these animals to loving families. We also aim to education the community on animal issues such as the importance of desexing your pet and this is achieved through school excursions and advertising campaigns.

Website: www.pawsdarwin.org.au

Contact: pawsdarwin@gmail.com or call 08 8932 9496

 

Darwin Rescue Group

About: P.A.W.S Darwin is a new animal welfare organisation in Darwin dedicated to providing care for unwanted and stray animals with the ultimate goal of rehoming these animals to loving families. We also aim to education the community on animal issues such as the importance of desexing your pet and this is achieved through school excursions and advertising campaigns.

Website: http://www.petrescue.com.au/member/1160

Contact: Rachel on 0423 285 642

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Queensland

Animal Rescue QLD

About: Animal Rescue QLD Inc (ARQ) is a registered charity that was started as a result of the flood affected animals in SEQ in January 2011. We soon discovered that the existing shelters and rescue organisations in SEQ were overwhelmed with animals yet there were still people wanting to help and still many, many animals to help. ARQ is a 100% no kill organisation and we will do everything in our power to save as many animals as we can. We also work very hard to re-home these animals into new, suitable forever homes where they will be loved and cherished for the rest of their lives.

Website: www.animalrescueqld.com.au/

Contact: enquires@arq.net.au

 

Animal Welfare League of QLD

About: AWL cares for over 10,000 stray and abandoned animals on the Gold Coast and surrounding areas every year. AWL rehomes unwanted companion animals at one of the highest rates in Australia.

Website: www.awlqld.com.au

Contact: info@awlqld.com.au or call 07 5509 9000

 

Capricorn Animal Aid

About: Capricorn Animal Aid Organisation Inc (CAA) was founded in September 1998 when it was recognised that there was a desperate need for an organisation to meet the needs of abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats in the Rockhampton area. CAA provides care and attention (including veterinary care, shelter and food) to unwanted, stray, neglected and abused animals. CAA does not have a shelter. All animals are 'fostered' by generous and caring volunteers who provide a home and lots of love to the animals in their care until they find new human companions to share their lives with.

Website: www.capricornanimalaid.org.au/

Contact: capricornanimalaid@gmail.com

 

Cat Rescue QLD

About: Cat Rescue QLD is located in Cairns and is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, no-kill and life-enhancing cat and kitten rescue group. Since 1991, we have rescued and placed hundreds of abandoned, abused, stray and shelter cats and kittens in Queensland. Our shelter protects many cats and kittens until the right families come along to adopt them.

Website: www.catrescue-qld.com/

Contact: http://www.catrescue-qld.com/contacts/

 

4 Paws Animal Rescue

About: 4 Paws Animal Rescue provides refuge for homeless dogs and cats on the Sunshine Coast. We are a non profit organisation and most of our animals come from council pounds; some are surrendered or abandoned, others are saved from cruel living conditions - often abused and neglected. All these animals are placed into wonderful foster care until they are safely rehomed into permanent kind loving families.

Website: www.4pawsanimalrescue.org.au/

Contact: 4Paws@4pawsanimalrescue.org.au

 

Furry Friends Animal Rescue Qld

About: AWL cares for over 10,000 stray and abandoned animals on the Gold Coast and surrounding areas every year. AWL rehomes unwanted companion animals at one of the highest rates in Australia.

Website: http://www.ffarq.com.au

Contact: Refer to the Meet the Team page.

 

Mackay Animal Rescue

About: Mackay Animal Rescue Society or as we call ourselves MARS is a volunteer non profit organisation dedicated to ensuring that animals in our area of Central Queensland are matched up with the loving homes they deserve.

Website: http://mackayanimalrescue.org.au/

Contact: info@mackayanimalrescuesociety.org.au

 

Young Animal Protection Society

About: Yaps Animal Refuge Shelter rescue dogs and cats in Cairns Queensland Australia. We rehome abandoned, abused and unwanted animals. Our shelter protects many cats and dogs until the right families come along - some live out their days with us as permanent guests.

Website: www.yaps.org.au/

Contact: pets@yaps.org.au or call (07) 4057 6373

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South Australia

Animal Welfare League of South Australia

About: Each year the Animal Welfare League of SA Inc. cares for approximately 7,000 dogs and puppies and 8,000 cats and kittens. These animals are lost, stray or abandoned. Sadly our animal shelter is too often full and the cost involved in caring for these companion animals is huge. The League strongly believes in being proactive rather than reactive. Therefore we are committed to educating the community about companion animal welfare in the hope that the huge number of unwanted animals can be reduced through responsible companion animal ownership.

Website: www.animalwelfare.com.au

Contact: wecare@animalwelfare.com.au or call 08 8348 1300

 

Flick's Cat Rescue & Adoption

About: Founded by Flick, she was soon joined by other cat lovers in rescuing, fostering and finding homes for unloved, unwanted cats and kittens. These cats have many different stories, some are strays, some are dumped, from death row pounds etc, all are unique and equally deserving of a loving home.

Website: www.flickscatrescue.com/

Contact: info@flickscatrescue.com

 

Help Save the Furry Ones

About: We are Adelaide's no-kill animal rescue and adoption shelter. 250,000 cats and dogs are put to sleep every year because people don't desex their pets . Our aim is to reduce that number dramatically and as quickly as possible by desexing and rehoming unwanted and neglected animals and giving them a second chance at life!

Website: www.helpsavethefurryones.com/

Contact: http://www.helpsavethefurryones.com/47567721

 

Moorook Animal Shelter

About: The Moorook Animal Shelter is a non profit / non kill organisation that has been established since 1999 and during this time the shelter have managed to home hundreds of dogs and puppies. We do not discriminate, we provide a second chance for all ages, gender, breeds, colours and sizes as every dog deserves to find a loving home.

<Website: https://www.facebook.com/Moorook.Shelter

Contact: info@moorookanimalshelter.com.au or call 08 8583 9393

 


 

Victoria

The Animal Rehoming Service

About: The Animal Rehoming Service is a Melbourne based charity which finds loving, permanent homes for unwanted animals of every description, from mice to horses, though the majority are dogs and care. Since it was established in 2000, over 1000 animals have been successfully rehomed through the service.

Website: www.tars.org.au

Contact: http://www.tars.org.au/contact.htm

 

Animal Aid

About : Animal Aid was formed in 1948 to promote better conditions for animals that were suffering through their contact and cohabitation with humans. We are committed to creating a better society where humans and animals can have mutual respect and enjoy a reasonable quality of life together.

Website: www.animalaid.org.au

Contact: enquiries@animalaid.org.au or call 03 9739 0300

 

Australian Animal Protection Society

About: The AAPS was first incorporated in 1972 to address the need for an animal shelter in the South Eastern region of Melbourne, Victoria. The shelter handles mainly dogs and cats and aims to return as many as possible to their owners or re-home them to good homes.

Website: www.aaps.org.au/

Contact: Phone (03) 9798 8415 or (03) 9798 8044.

 

Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services Inc

About: We are a not for profit registered charity, founded in 2003 to offer an innovative approach to animal and people welfare issues in our community. We are more than just an animal shelter and provide 3 individual important services to our community that make lasting, significant and positive impacts on the well being of our community.

Website: www.bawcs.org.au

Contact: admin@bawcs.org.au

 

Bast Cat Club - Refuge for Cats

About: The Bast Cat Club rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes abandoned and unwanted cats. Often these cats and kittens are frightened, starved and sick so they would not make it through the traditional shelter system. We are a pro-life group so all the cats who find their way to us are given another chance to find a home with people who love cats. We operate mainly in the south-east region of Melbourne so check out our Cats for Adoption page if you are interested in adopting a cat. We are a small not-for-profit group that relies on a network of foster homes to care for the cats/kittens rescued.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/bastcatclub

Contact: 0420 932 908

 

Blue Cross Animal Society of Victoria

About: Blue Cross Animals Society is a not for profit, self funded animal welfare organisation that rehabilitates and rehomes lost, abandoned, sick and injured animals. Located in Wonga Park our shelter is home to many dogs and cats that are looking for that all important second chance and a family to call their own.

Website: http://bluecrossanimals.org.au/

Contact: bluecrossanimals@gmail.com or phone (03) 9722 1265

 

Geelong Animal Welfare Society

The society is run by dedicated staff and the facility is much more than just a "lost dog's home". GIVE THEM A LIFE, GIVE THEM A HOME. GAWS looks after the collection and storage of lost and injured pets, small livestock and wild animals.

Adoption - cats and dogs of all ages and sizes are available to new homes. Animals are desexed, microchipped and vaccinated as required and given a full vet check prior to being re-housed.

Website: www.gaws.org.au/

Contact: http://www.gaws.org.au/contact-us/

 

Halfway Home Animal Rescue

About: We are a not for profit registered charity, founded in 2003 to offer an innovative approach to animal and people welfare issues in our community. We are more than just an animal shelter and provide 3 individual important services to our community that make lasting, significant and positive impacts on the well being of our community.

Website: www.halfwayhome.org.au/

Contact: info@halfwayhome.org.au or call 0438 842 265

 

Heading for Home - Central Victorian Animal Rescue

About: We are a not for profit registered charity, founded in 2003 to offer an innovative approach to animal and people welfare issues in our community. We are more than just an animal shelter and provide 3 individual important services to our community that make lasting, significant and positive impacts on the well being of our community.

Website: www.headingforhome.asn.au/

Contact: HfHCVAR@gmail.com

 

The Lost Dogs' Home

About: The aim of the Lost Dogs' Home is to serve the community and enhance the welfare of dogs and cats by alleviating animal suffering and reducing the number of lost, injured and unwanted animals.

Website: www.dogshome.com

Contact: info@dogshome.com

 

Melbourne Animal Rescue

About: Melbourne Animal Rescue rescues and re-home dogs and cats who are no longer wanted, or are in death row at Victorian pounds. We do this via our dedicated network of foster carers.

Website: www.melbourneanimalrescue.org/

Contact: http://www.melbourneanimalrescue.org/index.php/contact

 

Pets Haven Pro Life Animal Shelter

About: Pets Haven Pro Life Animal Shelter is a facility that houses homeless, lost or abandoned cats and dogs.

We do not euthanize animals for economic reasons; the only time an animal will be euthanized is aggressive temperament or the animal is extremely unwell and the prognosis is not favourable.

At Pets Haven we really get to know our dogs and cats that are up for adoption. We are able to match you up with the perfect companion.

Website: www.petshaven.com.au

Contact: shelter@petshaven.com.au or call 03 5427 3603

 

Save-a-Dog Scheme

About: Save-A-Dog Scheme is an incorporated, non-profit, community based organisation controlled and operated by volunteers with the help of paid staff. It operates as a registered animal shelter and combines this with foster care in the community. Each dog is desexed , vaccinated, wormed, microchipped , vet-checked and temperament-assessed prior to adoption.

Save-A-Dog Scheme was established in 1985 to offer an alternative to the killing of unwanted dogs, especially dogs of good temperament, that would otherwise be destroyed at pounds and shelters.

Website: www.saveadog.org.au

Contact: admin@saveadog .org.au or call 03 9824 7928

 

Sunraysia Animal Rehousing Scheme - SARG (Mildura)

About: SARG is based in Mildura in Victoria which is 600kms north-west of Melbourne. We prefer potential adopters to come to Mildura to meet our dogs and make sure you both like each other!! We do not have our own shelter so rely on a network of wonderful carers from the Sunraysia region which we're always looking for more of. SARG is run by volunteers in our spare time so please be patient when awaiting a reply to a query or application as sometimes our paying jobs get in the way!

Website: http://www.sarg.net.au/

Contact: enquires@sarg.net.au or call (03) 5024 7867

 

Victorian Dog Rescue

About: Victorian Dog Rescue and Resource Group Inc (VicDRG) is a not for profit organisation whose purpose is to decrease the number of dogs killed in Victorian pounds each year. Nearly all these dogs could be rehomed and end up in pounds and shelters through no fault of their own. Their misfortune in many cases is they have not been valued by their family and they have not had returned to them the love and loyalty they have given.

Website: www.victoriandogrescue.org.au/

Contact: rescue@victoriandogrescue.org.au

 

Wodonga Dog Rescue

About: Victorian Dog Rescue and Resource Group Inc (VicDRG) is a not for profit organisation whose purpose is to decrease the number of dogs killed in Victorian pounds each year. Nearly all these dogs could be rehomed and end up in pounds and shelters through no fault of their own. Their misfortune in many cases is they have not been valued by their family and they have not had returned to them the love and loyalty they have given.

Website: www.wodongadogrescue.org.au/

Contact: peta@wodongadogrescue.org.au

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Western Australia

Dogs Refuge Home (Shenton Park)

About: At the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Shenton Park we love dogs and are committed to saving them. In fact we save hundreds of unwanted, neglected, abandoned and abused dogs every year. With around 100 beautiful four legged friends in our care at any one time, chances are your next addition to the family is waiting patiently for you. And with so many abandoned dogs desperate for a second chance at a happy life, consider visiting us before you go to a pet shop or breeder.

Website: www.dogshome.org.au/

Contact: enquiries@dogshome.org.au or call 08 9381 8166

 

K9 Rescue

About: To re-home abandoned and abused dogs, while educating the public on responsible pet ownership. We try and get the message across about sterilising dogs. We re-home approx 500 to 600 dogs a year, without any government help. We are solely run by a group of very dedicated volunteers south of the river. We receive no Government assistance and depend solely on the sale of our dogs, fundraising and donations.

Website: http://www.k9.asn.au

Contact: http://www.k9.asn.au/contact/

 

SAFE Perth (Saving Perth Animals From Euthanasia Inc)

About: SAFE Perth (Saving Perth Animals From Euthanasia Inc) commenced in Perth approximately five years ago, with three members. The dedication and hard work of our members has grown the organization and ensured that cats, dogs and other animals in Perth are saved from euthanasia each week.

Website: http://www.safeperth.com.au/

Contact: info@safeperth.com.au or call 0437 870 245

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Breed Specific - Various States

Australian Cattle Dog Rescue (Australia wide)

About: The dogs in our rescue program are usually brought to our attention by the staff of the Department of Animal Services or RSPCA shelters. They are noticed by the staff who feel that they have potential and would make a good pet for someone. They are assessed by us with people, other dogs and various other animals to ensure a sound temperament before the decision is made to foster and eventually place them in a caring new home. The dog is then checked by a vet, heartworm tested and given any medical treatment required.

Website: www.australiancattledogrescue.com

 

Beagle Rescue Victoria

About: BRV’s beagles come into care through a variety of circumstances. Some beagles have been rescued from local pounds and shelters; others have been rescued from abusive situations such as puppy farms; whilst others are privately surrendered for re-homing. BRV is devoted to the beagle breed and understands and appreciates their unique nature. And it’s because BRV understands the special qualities of beagles, that they are committed to finding the perfect home for each and every one.

Website: www.beaglerescuevic.org

Contact: info@beaglerescuevic.org or call 0409 535 930

 

Boxer Rescue Victoria

About: Unfortunately, people sometimes get a Boxer without realising the commitment it takes to own such a special dog. Boxers, being the energetic fellow's that they are, sometimes find themselves without somebody to love them, as their owners have failed to undertake the training that these boisterous dogs need. This, as well as various other reasons, quite often see's them ending up at shelters and pounds after being dumped, or their owners, for whatever reason, haven't bothered to find them when they have escaped their yard. Unfortunately, these Boxers would have otherwise have been euthanised.

Website: www.boxerdogrescue.net

 

Dalmation Rescue Victoria

About: This Dalmatian Rescue site in Victoria has been set up as a private rescue site for Dalmatians who are in need of a new home/rehousing, including DEAF Dalmatians.

Website: www.dalmatian-rescue.com.au/

Contact: info@dalmatian-rescue.com.au or phone Di Townshend Home: 03 9714 8558, Sue Murdoch Mobile: 0402 135 500.

 

Golden Ark Rescue (Golden Retrievers - QLD based - services Australia wide)

About: Golden Ark Rescue (Aust) is a self-funded not for profit privately owned Golden Retriever rescue and rehoming organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of lost, neglected, abandoned, abused and unwanted Golden Retrievers. We do not operate a shelter or kennels as such, but rather rely solely on a small but very strong network of committed, caring and compassionate foster carers who willingly and lovingly open their homes and their hearts to Golden Retrievers in need whilst they are readied for their new forever homes.

Website: www.goldenarkrescue.com.au

Contact: info@goldenarkrescue.com.au

 

Jack Russell Rescue (Sydney based - but services Australia-wide)

About: Jack Russell Rescue NSW and Australia wide welfare charity strives to find homes for homeless and abandoned Jack Russell Terrier dogs. Most of our dogs are saved from death-row in the pounds, and these dogs deserve a greater justice and support from humanity by giving them a longer time to find a new home. Isn't it the very least we can do for "mans best friend"? Occasionally we can take private surrenders, however room is always limited or at times unavailable. What Jack Russell Rescue needs most of all is people with commitment who can offer wonderful forever homes to lovely terriers saved from death row.

Website: www.jrtrescue.net/

Contact: jrtrescue@pnc.com.au

 

Labrador Rescue (ACT/NSW)

About: Labrador Rescue Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation and is run by volunteers who donate their time and open their homes to our rescues. The group is located around the Yass region of New South Wales, with volunteers located in Canberra and surrounding districts.

Website: www.rescuealabrador.com

Contact: rescuealabrador@yahoo.com.au

 

Pug Rescue & Adoption Victoria

About: We find abandoned and surrendered pugs new and loving homes. Pugs that are sick, injured or have behavioural issues are rehabilitated before going to their new homes. All pugs are strictly vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, deflead, heartworm tested and temperament tested before leaving our care.

Website: www.pugrescue.org.au/

Contact: info@pugrescue.org.au or phone 0488784497

 

Rottweilers and Pound Hounds (Australia-wide)

About: We assist people in finding a Rottweiler in need of a loving home. We urge those of you seeking a Rottweiler to save a life and adopt a shelter or pound hound.

Website: www.raph.org.au

 

Siberian Husky Club of Victoria Rescue

About: The Siberian Husky Club of Victoria provides a non-profit rescue and re-homing service for stranded Siberian Huskies in Victoria, Australia. The Club finds a new loving, life-long home for unwanted Siberian Huskies.

Website: www.siberianhuskyvic.org.au/rescue/

 

Staffy and Bully Breed Rescue Inc (Western Australia)

About: Staffy and Bully Breed is a non for profit organisation Engaged in the rescue, rehabilitation, re homing and responsible ownership of staffordshire bull terrier and bull breed dogs! Sabbr is entirely volunteer run and relies on the generosity of the public! We need more people willing and able to foster or adopt dogs and help us save lives! If you are considering fostering or are looking to be involved in a rescue group then we would love to hear from you.
Hours:

Website: http://www.petrescue.com.au/groups/10305

Email: sabbrwa@gmail.com

Phone: 0405164598

 

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ADOPT A GREYHOUND

 


 

National

Greyhound Rescue

About: Greyhound Rescue is a small, non profit, Australian organisation run by Janet and Peter who started out working under the umbrella of the charity DABS, one of the longest running small animal rescues in Sydney.

Website: http://greyhoundrescue.com.au/

Contact: peter@greyhoundrescue.com.au or 0412 562 104

 


 

New South Wales

Greyhound Adoption Program NSW

About: The Greyhound Adoption Program NSW is a non-profit incorporated association dedicated to the welfare of all Greyhounds.

It is our mission to educate the public about the true Greyhound personality and to alleviate misconceptions that many still have of this wonderful, gentle, majestic breed. We also aim to find responsible, loving, long-term homes for as many Greyhounds as possible.

Website: www.gapnsw.org.au

Contact: http://www.gapnsw.org.au/home/contact-us

 

Friend of the Hound, Greyhound Adoption Group

About: The Friends of the Hound Greyhound Adoption Group was formed by members of Friends of the Pound (Tweed) Inc and is dedicated to the welfare of Greyhounds. Friends of the Hound operate throughout NSW and SE QLD, with much of their rescue and rehoming program based in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Gold Coast and Greater Brisbane areas.

Our mission is to create public awareness of the Greyhound as a gentle, affectionate dog and excellent family pet and we advocate the ADOPTION NOT DESTRUCTION motto.

Through a program of promotion and education, we aim to dispel the widespread public misconceptions about this breed and provide permanent loving homes for as many Greyhounds as possible.

Website: www.friendsofthehound.org.au

Contact: http://www.friendsofthehound.org.au/contact/

 


 

Queensland

Greyhound Adoption Program Queensland

About: The Greyhound Adoption Program Queensland is a non-profit incorporated association dedicated to the welfare of all Greyhounds.

It is our mission to educate the public about the true Greyhound personality and to alleviate misconceptions that many still have of this wonderful, gentle, majestic breed. We also aim to find responsible, loving, long-term homes for as many Greyhounds as possible.

Website: www.gapqld.com.au

Contact: gapqld@racingqueensland.com.au

 

Greys4Pets

About: Greys 4 Pets is a privately run Greyhound Placement Program, endeavouring to finding permanent, loving homes, for these wonderful, gentle and deserving dogs. These Greyhounds over the recent months have been helping the community as blood donors. Without these very tolerant and gentle dogs, some other dogs may not be with us today.

What happens when a dog is involved in a car accident or has the need for a blood transfusion? Chances are it will get a donation from a greyhound donor who has given to the blood bank. There are currently about 30 resident retired greyhounds spilling their blood for the cause, here at the Manly Road Veterinary Hospital. Now it is their turn to be repaid for their generous services to the community.

Website: www.greys4pets.com

Contact: Elaine@greys4pets.com or call 07 5426 4567

 


 

South Australia

Greyhound Adoption Program of SA

About: The GREYHOUND ADOPTION PROGRAM is a non profit organization created by greyhound lovers dedicated to finding homes for greyhounds whose racing careers have ended. Although countless greyhounds become available for adoption each year, there are not enough people interested in having them as pets. Due to the fact that they are sight hounds and are aroused by the passion of the chase, people think they are aggressive.

Website: http://gapsa.org.au

Contact: http://gapsa.org.au/contact-us.aspx

 


 

Tasmania

Greyhound Adoption Program Tasmania

About: The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) is a non profit department of Tasracing.

Our goal is to aid in helping these loveable dogs find a permanent pet home after retiring from their racing career, as well as educating the public on what a gentle and affectionate pet these dogs really are.

Website: www.gaptas.org.au

Contact: gaptas@netspace.net.au or call 0427 045 433

 


 

Victoria

Amazing Greys

About: Greyhounds are very gentle dogs but unfortunately the racing industry breeds far too many every year.

They are exploited and mistreated by the racing industry which only has use for them while they run profitably. We rescue and rehabilitate as many greyhounds as possible but the sheer number of unwanted greyhounds is overwhelming and makes it impossible to save them all.

Website: http://www.amazinggreys.com.au/

 

Greyhound Safety Net

About: Greyhound Safety Net Inc. is a non-profit organisation, incorporated with Consumer Affairs Victoria, and was founded by a group of dedicated people who love Greyhounds and were moved to give to these beautiful companion animals a life after racing. We endeavour to provide a Safety Net for Greyhounds who may not otherwise be saved.

Our Mission is to find homes for as many of these beautiful creatures as we can.

Website: www.greyhoundsafetynet.org

 

Greyhound Adoption Program

About : The Greyhound Adoption Program, or GAP, is an initiative of Greyhound Racing Victoria dedicated to finding homes for greyhounds that are no longer suitable for racing. While many greyhounds become available for adoption each year, misconceptions about these dogs deter people from owning them as pets. Due to the fact that they are of the sight hound family and aroused by the passion of chase, people mistakenly make the assumption that greyhounds are aggressive. Also, in the past greyhounds were required by law to wear a muzzle in public, creating the perception that they are hostile. It is one of our main goals to change the negative image so many people have of greyhounds, and through a more positive reputation, hope to increase the public's desire to care for these wonderful dogs after their racing careers have finished. Each greyhound is kept by GAP for a period of six to eight weeks in order to expose them to as many different experiences as possible (eg. Cats, children, small animals etc).

Website: http://gap.grv.org.au

Contact: gap@grv.org.au or call 03 5799 0166

 


 

Western Australia

Greyhounds as Pets

About: Countless numbers of greyhounds become available for adoption each year, and because the public are largely unaware of the magnificent warm and affectionate nature of these dogs they don't consider them as an alternative for a pet.

By generating a more positive perception of the breed, Greyhounds As Pets (GAP) aims to find responsible caring and loving permanent homes for these greyhounds who have truly earned their retirement.

Website: www.greyhoundsaspets.com.au

Contact: gap@greyhoundswa.com.au

 

Greyhounds Angels of Western Australia

About: We are dedicated to finding responsible homes for greyhounds that are no longer required for racing or simply were not fast enough. We have placed greyhounds in loving homes throughout Australia and the World since 1995.

One of our important goals is to inform the general public that greyhounds make excellent, loving and loyal pets. We hope one day to finally dispel the myths that greyhounds are highly strung, vicious and not good with kids, all of which is far from true.

We believe that every single greyhound is deserving of a loving home in which to live out our their life. We have a ‘NO KILL’ policy which means that once a greyhound comes into our care, regardless of whether a suitable home can be found or not, this dog will not be put to sleep, but rather spend it’s days in our care.

Website: www.greyhoundangels.com/

Contact: www.greyhoundangels.com/contact.html

 


 

ADOPT A HORSE

 


 

New South Wales

Horse Rescue Australia

About: Horse Rescue Australia Inc. is a non-profit organisation and registered charity, devoted to the care and rehabilitation of horses that have been abused, abandoned or neglected. We are self-funded through memberships, sponsorships, donations and benefit events. HRA receives no government funding at all.

Website: www.horserescue.com.au

Contact: info@horserescue.com.au or call 02 8250 1442

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Queensland

Another Chance Equine Rescue

About: Another Chance Equine Rescue is a family run, self funded private rescue, dedicated to helping those horses that are abused, neglected, slaughter-bound or no longer wanted by their current owners. All funding is done by us, we don't advertise or ask for any donations.

Website:http://anotherchance10.tripod.com/id1.html

Contact: Anotherchance10@hotmail.com or call 07 5463 8350

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Tasmania

Tasmanian Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation

About: THRRO is a non-profit organisation devoted to the care and rehabilitation of horses that have been abused, abandoned or neglected; or the current owners no longer have a requirement for them due to personal or financial circumstances. We are looking for dedicated, experienced foster carers and adopters for horses in need.

Website: http://www.thrro.webs.com/

Contact: thrro1@yahoo.com.au or call 0457 147 428

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Victoria

Quest Equine Welfare Inc

About: An endorsed not for profit charity, making a meaningful difference in the lives of neglected and at-risk equines through direct intervention, education, community outreach, the raising of awareness, and through hands-on horse rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing.

Website: http://questequinewelfare.org/

Contact: secretary@questequinewelfare.org

 

Healesville Equine Rehabilitation

About : We are the Victorian Representatives for the Equine Care Group Horse Rescue which is based in Queensland and is a national horse rehabilitation and rescue having over hundreds of horses Australia wide.

Website: http://kyesrescue4horses.webs.com

Contact: raven@gar.net.au

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Western Australia

Second Chance Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation

About: Adoption is what we call our program where rehabilitated horses and ponies are placed in permanent, loving new homes once they are ready for this step. If you Adopt a horse or pony through us, you may love it, ride it and show it as though it were your own for as long as you wish. If you want a pony for your children until they outgrow it, this is fine or if you want a companion or competition horse to stay with you for the rest of its life this is also fine - providing of course the animal is suitable for your needs. We always aim to find our horses 'forever' homes where they can be assured the best of care and love for the remainder of their days. However should your circumstances change beyond your control SC is there to fall back on. When you are Adopting a horse through Second Chance, we will provide you with ongoing support throughout your Adoption, and also so we can ensure that should the event arise that you are unable to provide or care for the animal any more down the track, its next home will be just as loving and caring as yours.

Website: http://www.schrar.net

Contact: info@schrar.net

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ADOPT A SMALL ANIMAL

 


 

National

Australian Cavy Sanctuary

About: The Australian Cavy Sanctuary is non funded and non profit and relies completely on the generosity of the public in order for us to continue to expand and offer sanctuary to 100s of homeless guinea pigs each year. We are the only rescue organisation in Australia which caters for guinea pigs only.

Website: www.australiancavysanctuary.com

Contact: australiancavysanctuary@hotmail.com

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New South Wales

Porsche's Small Animal Rescue

About: At Porsche's Small Animal Rescue, we rehome all small animals; rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, ferrets, chickens and more! These animals are rescued from pounds across NSW when there is no other option but to euthanase. Occasionally we take in surrendered animals.

Website: www.porschesrescue.com/

Contact: www.porschesrescue.com/contact.html (preferred method) or call +61 (02) 9481 8517

 

Rabbit Sanctuary

About: At Porsche's Small Animal Rescue, we rehome all small animals; rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, rats, ferrets, chickens and more! These animals are rescued from pounds across NSW when there is no other option but to euthanase. Occasionally we take in surrendered animals.

Website: http://rabbitrescuesanctuary.blogspot.com/

Contact: rabbitrescuesanctuary@gmail.com or phone or text: 0416 062 947

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Queensland

Palm View Guinea Pig Rescue and Recovery Shelter

About: Another Chance Equine Rescue is a family run, self funded private rescue, dedicated to helping those horses that are abused, neglected, slaughter-bound or no longer wanted by their current owners. All funding is done by us, we don't advertise or ask for any donations.

Website: http://www.petrescue.com.au/groups/10406

Contact: Anotherchance10@hotmail.com or call 07 5463 8350

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Tasmania

Big Ears Rabbit Rescue

About: Rabbits are one of the most cruelly treated animals in the world. They are factory farmed in small wire floored cages similar to battery hens and continually mated. Their babies or 'kits' are taken away and used for their meat, fur and are sold to pet shops only to eventually be kept inside a small wire hutch in a backyard. Big Ears accepts any sick, injured, pregnant or found rabbits that people may wish to surrender. We would rather have a rabbit surrendered to us than given away or sold without a good forever home screening process in place.

Website: http://www.bigearsanimalsanctuary.com/rabbit-rescue.php

Contact: bj2103@bigpond.com or phone 0488 094 210

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Victoria

Rabbit Runaway Orphanage

About: Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage Inc is a not-for-profit organisation, staffed by a small dedicated group of volunteers. The orphanage was established to assist animal shelters with rehoming to prevent the unnecessay euthanasia of pet rabbits. Through our sponsor Rabbit Run, we also provide a bunny dating service as well as formal public education programs regarding appropriate rabbit care.

Website: http://www.rabbitrunaway.org.au/

Contact: info@rabbitrunaway.org.au or Phone: 1300 959 370 or (03) 9751 1229 / Mobile: 0402 111 055

 

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Western Australia

Perth Rat Rescue and Rehab (PRRR)

About: SAFE Perth (Saving Perth Animals From Euthanasia Inc) commenced in Perth approximately five years ago, with three members. The dedication and hard work of our members has grown the organization and ensured that cats, dogs and other animals in Perth are saved from euthanasia each week. There are many rabbits and guinea pigs available for adoption.

Website: http://www.prrr.org/

Contact: http://www.prrr.org/content/aboutus/contact.php

 

SAFE Perth (Saving Perth Animals From Euthanasia Inc)

About: SAFE Perth (Saving Perth Animals From Euthanasia Inc) commenced in Perth approximately five years ago, with three members. The dedication and hard work of our members has grown the organization and ensured that cats, dogs and other animals in Perth are saved from euthanasia each week. There are many rabbits and guinea pigs available for adoption.

Website: http://www.safeperth.com.au/

Contact: info@safeperth.com.au or call 0437 870 245

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