Things You Should Know About the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania
- We are an incorporated association and are the Tasmanian affiliate of the Animal Welfare League of Australia.
- We are pro-dog. We are here to save dogs’ lives, not to end them.
Our goal is: TOWARDS ZERO EUTHANASIA OF ALL REHOMEABLE DOGS.
- There is NO time limit placed on dogs waiting to be adopted. There is NO such thing as ‘death row’ here.
- We are NOT funded by the State Government, however we do receive a fee for service from certain Councils for providing Pound services.
- The Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania is in its 64th year of caring for homeless and unwanted dogs and operates Dogs’ Homes in Hobart, Burnie and Devonport.
- We want you to adopt from us instead of buying from a pet shop or disreputable breeder if you can provide a caring and permanent home – a dog is a life-time commitment.
- We desex, vaccinate and microchip all dogs and puppies prior to adoption.
- We provide assistance and education to dog owners and the community.
- Dogs are walked every day and heating is provided during the winter months.
- We are here to help you and your dog.
- Our welfare operations are totally reliant on community support, through subscriptions, donations and fund raising.
- We are sometimes confused with the RSPCA. Although we and the RSPCA share a concern for the welfare of dogs, we are a totally separate organisation.
- We are Tasmania’s largest dog welfare organisation dedicated to improving the life of all dogs.