Caring for the nation’s animals...
Our affiliated shelters in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and TAS have 290 years of combined experience in caring for pets and their people.
Strengthening the human-animal bond is central to our work.
We believe caring for animals also means supporting the people who share their lives with companion animals.
Researchers in the Netherlands are carrying out a study into the emotions of pets and whether pet owners can recognize them. If you would like to participate in this research, click here.
A national action plan for managing and improving outcomes for domestic cats was recently released by our friends at G2Z (Getting to Zero). The plan details how cat owners, government, breeders, sellers, vets, animal welfare groups and media can collaborate to work towards common legislation and policies. The cat action plan is available at www.g2z.org.au and feedback is invited before December 17th. Cat Action Plan Media Release
Dogs Homes of Tasmania and Parkside Foundation have joined forces to open a unique business called Petside. This venture recently won a “Best New Business” award. Read More
TriCare Nursing Home at Jindalee in Brisbane is one of many who have responded to our Positive Ageing with Animals Survey. Click here to find out what this nursing home is doing to enrich the lives of their residents.
Shelter Rd, Coombabah
A loving little one looking for a family to call her own.
from Kemps Creek Shelter
I'm looking for my forever home with an experienced and mature owner as I'm longing for more training and exercise. I'm easily excited and I haven't been out much among other doggies or felt much affection from humans yet. I need a home with lots of love and patience to make sure I get to be the best Roman I can be. I would prefer a home without children or cats as I'm too young and inexperienced for both at the moment.
24 Villiers St North Melbourne
Ph: 93 21 7240
It will take a special person to take me home… I have the normal needs of a young dog like obedience training, regular walks, playtime and grooming… but, I also have a rare developmental abnormality with my eyes called Micro-Ophthalmia. To put it simply, I have small eyes.
Additional to this I have nuclear cataracts and these do affect my vision, therefore sometimes affecting my coordination.
I cope with this pretty well, though sometimes get a bit overwhelmed with new things, but otherwise I am like a normal doggie!
I love the company of other dogs, so I am not opposed to sharing, but they will need to be comfortable around me and open to play.
from Wingfield Shelter
19 Cormack Rd
I do like my sleep times but when I’m awake, I will happily potter around the house and play a few games with you.
I am a loving boy who would do well in a home with people who look after me, this includes putting me on a calorie restricted diet to help me lose some unwanted weight. I am 4 years and 9 months old.
from the Dogs' Homes of Tasmania
Devonport Dogs' Home
Grinners are winners and this definitely sums up Otis! Come and meet him - he may be just the right dog for you.
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