Animal Adoptions

Impounded Cats and Dogs that are not claimed may be available for adoption. Unclaimed animals are generally available for adoption eight days from the impounded date. Prospective owners are encouraged to visit the Pound to meet and become acquainted with available pets.

Adoption fees

Fee includes: animal, vaccination, worming, microchipping, vet check, registration.

  • Dog, including desexing fee $376
  • Cat, including desexing fee $210
  • Dog or cat already desexed $162

Before you adopt

Adopting an animal from the Pound can be a rewarding experience, but before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make.

Adopting a pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact on your everyday life.  Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life.

Are you pet ready?

Time required

  • Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
  • Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
  • Do I have at least an hour every day to spend time with my cat?
  • Do I have time for obedience training?

My home

  • If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
  • Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
  • Does the whole family want a pet?
  • Will the pet be allowed inside?
  • Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets?

Can I afford a pet?

  • Weekly animal food bills necessities for the lifetime of the pet
  • Yearly council registration
  • Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
  • Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
  • Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
  • Ongoing grooming
  • Boarding fees for human holidays
  • Enrichment like training, toys, etc.

If you answered YES to all of the above:

View animals for adoption then phone the Local Laws team on 1300 367 700 and quote the animal ID number


Submit your interest to adopt an animal below.

Request to adopt an animal


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