Why Choose a Dogs’ Home Dog

Every year, people choose to adopt pets from responsible shelters, rehoming centres and rescue organisations.

Here are some of the reasons…..

  • Adopting an animal is a highly ethical option.  It is a powerful and practical way to improve the lives of animals.
  • Animal adoption is an important part of the solution to reduce pet overpopulation.
  • Animals are desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and vet checked – a saving for pet owners and a safeguard for animals.
  • Access to a selection of mixed and pure breed animals, who can sometimes come with valuable information about health and personality.
  • Adult animals may already be well socialised and trained.
  • Staff and volunteers work hard to achieve a suitable match between pet and owner in order to provide the foundation for a strong and committed relationship.
  • It feels great to know that you’ve saved a life.

In the excitement of planning for a new puppy or adult dog, it is easy to overlook the bigger issues. There is much more to where you obtain your new animal than first meets the eye.

ADOPT NOT SHOP

What is so important about WHERE a puppy or adult dog comes from?

  • By acquiring a puppy or dog from other sources, it is possible buyers are unwittingly providing an incentive to irresponsible breeders who over-breed in conditions which are unlikely to ensure the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of animals.
  • In purpose breeding and backyard breeding operations, a breeding mother’s health can become seriously depleted through over-breeding.  Offspring can inherit health problems and/or miss out on adequate handling and socialisation with humans.

Find your new best friend at the Dogs’ Homes.

How We Help The Dogs In Our Care

  • Provide a safe haven for lost, stray and unwanted dogs.
  • Re-unite lost dogs with their owners.
  • Adopt dogs to new homes. Every effort is made to re-home all suitable dogs. There is no time limit placed on dogs waiting to be adopted.
  • Provide veterinary treatment to dogs in our care.
  • Provide the best possible care – heating in winter, daily exercise and enrichment and contact with caring staff and volunteers.
  • Employ staff who show empathy and respect to the dogs in their care.

How We Can Help You and Our Community

  • Provide up-to-date information on caring for your dog and over-coming any ‘dog’ problems.
  • When the time is right to adopt, we can help find the best match for you….a Dogs’ Home dog is a friend for life.
  • There are a wide variety of dogs and puppies available for adoption at the Dogs’ Homes. All dogs and puppies are micro-chipped, desexed, health checked, vaccinated and temperament tested prior to adoption.
  • When you adopt a dog from the Dogs’ Homes, you not only give this dog a second chance but you also gain a life-long friend.
  • Make the community a safer place by helping to keep stray or dangerous dogs off the streets.
  • Put you in touch with ‘dog experts’ and training services.
  • Support dog owners in times of crisis through our Crisis Care service.
  • Encourage all dog owners to provide the best possible care for their dogs.


Nestle Purina Petcare are proud sponsors of the Animal Welfare League Australia, providing food and pet care support for dogs and cats in their care.

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