Staffy Cross, 5 years, Female
Yes. We offer dogs for adoption and we charge to cover the running costs of the shelter.
The adoption fees are different depending on the shelter. Please see contact us for more information.
The charge covers our costs including desexing, microchipping, vaccinations, worming, vet check and behavioural exam. The price is very cheap compared to buying a dog from a breeder or pet shop. We don't make a lot of money on adoptions, and what we do make goes back into the organisation.
The hours are different depending on the location of the shelter. Please see our contact details and opening hours.
You come in and have a look at the dogs available for adoption. An animal attendant will walk you through and you'll get a chance to interact with the dog. Once you've chosen a dog, you go through into the vet clinic, fill in an adoption agreement and questionnaire, then come back into the office and pay. The whole process takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
Yes, we'll hold an animal for up to 24 hours.
Yes, they're all desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed.
We can't tell you about a specific dog, but most of our dogs for adoption are strays.
No. We still have to perform the same procedures on each dog, and the adoption price covers our costs.
No. If it was, it wouldn't have been passed for adoption. Every dog passed for adoption has passed temperament and behaviour tests.
Because our adoption rate is high – dogs go in and out quickly. Adoption numbers are getting higher each year, but demand is still higher than we can keep up with.
No, we don't have any cats suitable for this. It would be too stressful for our stray cats. If you have any issues in the first 2 weeks, you can bring the dog back.
It is recommended that you bring your existing dog with you to the Home to meet your potential new pet and to see that their temperaments match. Please note there is a slight risk of catching kennel cough if they are not fully vaccinated.
If you are renting, you will need to provide a rental agreement indicating that you are permitted to keep a pet in your home. This needs to be done prior to adopting. You can seek an agreement directly through your landlord or property manager. For more information please read the Tenants Union of Victoria renting with pets factsheet.
The green tag identifies the pet as part of the National Pet Register. It’s not the same as a microchip or a council tag.