Adoption campaigns

Golden Oldies

For dogs and cats seven years and older, life is just beginning. With a lot of love to give, these golden oldies can show their new owners that life’s better together.

To help our senior dogs and cats find loving homes, The Lost Dogs’ Home waived the adoption fees of all senior animals seven years and older. The Home accepts a nominal donation from the adopter at the Home’s North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters.

Cool Cats

Cats are quite simply the epitome of cool. They’re specialists at finding the coolest spots to sit and watch the world go by – and they do so with the quiet conviction which comes with being a cool cat.

In summer 2015 the Home held its Cool Cats campaign. Calling on the potential cat owners of Victoria to take a leaf out of a cat’s too-cool-for-school book, we halved the price of and kittens to encourage people to adopt a cat over summer.


In March 2015 The Lost Dogs’ Home was faced with an unprecedented number of cats and kittens in our care. With so many felines looking for new homes, the Home needed to make room for the steady flow of cats and kittens coming through its doors.

To encouraged potential cat owners to find their perfect match at the Home’s North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters, cats and kittens had their fees halved for the month of March.

With a goal to find 250 cats and kittens new homes before the end of the month, the Home, with the support of Victorians, completed 393 happy adoptions within the month.

Share the Warmth

With the Home’s North Melbourne and Campaspe shelters bursting at the seams with cats and kittens, the Home launched its Share the Warmth Campaign in winter 2015.

Through the campaign cats the adoption fee for cats six months and over was waived, while the adoption fee for kittens six months and under was halved.

During the campaigns 47 days 218 adult cats and 228 kittens found new homes. The campaign also saw the successful adoption of many cats who had been available for adoption for 100 days or more.