Animals for Adoption

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home prides itself on giving Sydney’s lost and abandoned animals a second chance at life.

When you make the decision to bring a pet into your home it can be a very exciting time, and you will be rewarded with unconditional love.

Deciding to give a rescue animal a forever home adds a real sense of satisfaction, knowing that you are giving lifelong happiness to a lost or unwanted pet. Through our in-depth matching process, our trained staff can ensure that the animal you choose will fit in with your family and lifestyle perfectly.

There are many reasons why an animal may come into our care. They may be lost or abandoned, or surrendered if the owners can no longer look after them. Lost animals are held for either 7 or 14 days, depending on whether or not they are microchipped; this allows us time to try to track down the owner and reunite them with their pet. Unfortunately however, many are simply unwanted or are never reclaimed.

They then become available for adoption.

At Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, we pride ourselves on conducting responsible rehoming and promoting conscientious pet ownership. We endeavour to build a clear profile of the type of home best suited to each animal, and every dog is given a formal behavioural assessment. Our goal is prevent the unnecessary euthanasia of healthy, loving, domestic pets, young or old or with special needs, by rehoming them and giving them a second chance at life.

While our animals patiently wait for their forever homes, we feed and recommend Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. They are given the love and attention they deserve by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Each receives a medical assessment and care from our Shelter Veterinarian and CEO, Dr Christine Cole.

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home charges an adoption fee for our animals which goes towards the cost of caring for them while they are with us, and also deters irresponsible pet ownership. Included in the adoption fee are desexing, microchipping, vaccination, flea and worm control as well as process the animals lifetime registration with your local council on your behalf.

Dogs and Cats

The adoption fee for adult dogs is $415 and for adult cats is $265 including life-time registration for council which is $51. Adoption fees may be greater for puppies or special cases that have received special treatment.

The ages given for our animals are approximate, as were assessed during their medical check. The breed status and temperament described is determined by our experienced staff members, but isn’t guaranteed.

To see our latest dogs available for adoption click here

To see our latest cats available or adoption click here

Please note that sometimes dogs and cats can be adopted before we get a chance to put them on our website’s adoption page. If you are looking for that special pet, we recommend that you come in and visit the Home regularly. Alternatively, contact our office and speak with our friendly staff on 02 9587 9611 who can give advice on our residents and which of them might be right for you.

Pocket Pets

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home cannot refuse any animal that comes in from our council areas this includes; birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and other pocket pets. We also work hard to rehome these animals.

To see our latest pocket pets available for adoption click here

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is open 7 days a week and our viewing times are as follows:

Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4.00pm

Saturday 9:30am – 3:30pm

Sundays and Public Holidays 9:30am – 2:00pm

Closed to the public on Christmas Day

To ensure you have plenty of time to see and speak with our staff about animals available for adoption, we would suggest come in at least an hour before the end of viewing.

If you are interested to see some of our recent success stories or Happy Tails click here

To see our latest statistics on reclaim rates, adoptions and euthanasia click here

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about any of our current residents, please don’t hesitate to call us on 02 9587 9611 or email us at