CURRENT DOGS FOR ADOPTION:
Lily and Cracker
Cracker (right) and Lily (left) are two delightful little dogs in desperate need of a loving new home. It was with a very heavy heart that their owner of nine years signed them over to Council to rehome as a result of tragic changes to personal circumstances. Both are well socialised and enjoy the company of other dogs and people. They are house trained, great with cats and travel well. They are both very affectionate and love cuddles. They also love to explore so who ever adopts these two will need to make sure that they have good fencing.
The new owner will also need to be able to pay for urgent dental treatment that the Vet estimated at $1000.00 dollars each....But these wonderful dogs are worth it!! Lily (Maltese cross) and Cracker (Shih Tzu) are both 9 years old. Although they are not related, they have been together since pups and we would very much like to keep it that way; so only one adoption fee of $250 will be charged.
Adopt a dog Programme
We're always on the lookout for new permanent, loving homes for the wonderful dogs that come into Council's care.
These dogs, for one reason or another, are unable to be reunited with their previous owner, but would make great, loving pets.
All of our dogs for adoption have undergone a behavioural and temperament assessment by our experienced Animal Services Officers, are de-sexed, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for fleas and worms.
Any dogs in our programme for adoption are listed below. We take every adoption very seriously, so make sure you read the 'Before you adopt' information at the bottom of the page.
Dog adoption cost: $220 (includes vet checks, vaccinations, microchipping, desexing and flea and worm treatment)
Adoption Matching Scheme
Did you know you can contact us if there's a certain type of dog you're interested in adopting? We'll put you on a register and if we receive a dog fitting your request we'll bypass the adoption programme and get in touch with you first.
To tell us what sort of dog you want to adopt - email email@example.com.
Before you adopt
Did you know that the average lifespan of a dog is approximately 12 years? Being a dog owner is a big responsibility. It requires a huge time investment and can be expensive. You need to consider whether you are willing and able to make such a big commitment.
We are looking for families who can give these dogs a loving, forever home. So before applying to adopt one of our dogs, please consider the following questions:
Can you afford a dog?
Dogs can be costly. They require adequate shelter, regular nourishment, health treatments, vaccinations and yearly dog registration. These costs will soon add up.
Do you know how to care for a dog?
Dogs require a lot of love and care. If you want to know more about how to care for a dog, one of our friendly Animal Services Officers can provide you with more information.
Do you have the time?
Dogs require daily exercise, plenty of attention, and regular grooming, obedience training and play.
Is your home suitable for a dog?
If you are currently renting you will need to gain permission from your landlord before adopting a dog. In addition, your property should ideally be fenced and you should ensure your dog is provided with enough space both inside and outside of the house.
Will a dog fit into your lifestyle?
How will your new dog fit in with your working hours, social life and other commitments? Will you have the time to provide your dog with daily walks and regular training, not to mention being home enough to keep your dog company? You should also consider who will care for the dog when you go away on holiday.
If after considering these questions you are still interested in adopting a dog – awesome! Check out the dogs available, and then contact one of our friendly Animal Services Team on 07 571 8008.
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