Give an animal a new lease on life by adopting them from one of these rescue centres or shelters.
You may be at a stage of life where your children are interested in getting a pet. Why not consider adopting a pet from a pet rescue centre or shelter around Perth? Not only is this an opportunity to gain a new family member, but you would also be giving an animal a second chance for a loving home.
You can adopt all sorts of animals and typically before adoption, they are flea treated, microchipped, wormed and spayed before going to a new home. Animals are usually given a behavioural and health assessment before being adopted out, and in most cases, you will be given the opportunity for your children to meet the animal before making a final decision.
If you are thinking about adopting a pet, here are some places to find one and gain some further valuable advice and resources about pet adoption and let you know any costs involved. They can also help you decide whether rehoming a pet is the right decision for your family.
Cat Haven, Shenton Park 23 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park
Have a huge number of cats and kittens who need new, loving homes.
If you are unable to adopt a cat at the current time, you can help in other ways, such as sponsoring a cat or by donating funds, cat food or supplies or even cat litter!
You can also provide a foster home for kittens and cats.
Also has boarding facilities for when you are away or on holiday.
Open 7 days a week, except Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Dogs Refuge Home, Shenton Park 30 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park
Has around 100 dogs available for adoption at any given time.
Open daily from 11am to 4pm.
All dogs who are rehomed by the refuge are sterilised, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated and given a behaviour assessment, plus basic obedience training for dogs over 16 weeks.
Dogs are matched to owners based on a range of factors, including current circumstances, current pets and whether or not you have children, etc.
If you are unable to adopt an animal at this time, you can always help out by volunteering to walk the dogs or help with their care.
You can also become a foster carer for dogs awaiting adoption who donít cope well in a kennel environment, or make a monetary donation.
SAFE stands for Saving Animals From Euthanasia Inc) and commenced in Perth approximately 2005. They do not have shelters or kennels, but rather rely on a network of dedicated foster carers who look after the animals until they are ready to be rehomed.
Has a number of dogs, cats and rabbits looking for new homes.
They rescue unwanted and abandoned animals from all over WA.
All fosters are vet checked, sterilised, vaccinated, microchipped, flea treated and wormed before going to a new home that has been screened for suitability.†
Homeless and Abused Animal Rescue Team (HAART) 6336 9410
Has dogs and cats available for adoption.
All animals are microchipped, vaccinated, flea and wormed treated and desired.
Cat and dog foster families are always required for animals who struggle in the kennel environment.
If you are unable to adopt a pet at this time, you can help by making a cash donation or by sponsoring a kennel, which will provide a dog with blankets, treats and toys, plus shelter, of course.