Adopting an animal

If you’re thinking of bringing a new dog or cat into your home, see what companion animals and livestock are available at animal shelters. Check back in a few days if you can't find the pet of your choice.

The staff at the animal shelter will give you advice and assess if the animal is suitable for your circumstances. 

Health check

All animals at Council's animal shelters have had full health and temperament checks, including:

  • hydro-bathing
  • desexing
  • vaccinating
  • worming
  • microchipping
  • heart worm testing and prevention

Pet owner’s kit

When you adopt an animal you will get a free pet owner’s kit, including:

  • DVD on responsible pet ownership 
  •  six months free registration 
  • desexing certificate 
  • an owner’s manual to help you care for your new pet