Meet our Animals for adoption

  • Long Stayers

    Long Stayers

    In accordance with the philosophy and operation of Save-A-Dog Scheme as a "no kill" animal welfare organisation SADS honours its charter and saves all animals, both companion and otherwise, which come into its care, with the unavoidable exception of a very small percentage of animals which are deemed dangerous and therefore cannot be returned to the community. This small percentage is accepted internationally as integral when using the term "no kill".

    This save rate leaves SADS with some dogs and cats which are homeable but which do have characteristics which makes them unsuitable for some homes and therefore they do stay with SADS for a long time waiting for that appropriate person/situation to come along.

    Happily when the right match is eventually found the adopter is usually delighted with the animal and expresses enormous concern that their now much loved companion might not have been kept alive, and gratitude that it was loved and cared for by SADS until they found it.

    Our long stayers are now waiting for the appropriate matching and can be found on our website. They can be identified by ***Long Stayer*** next to their name:


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    Property Maintenance Volunteers Needed

    Property Maintenance Volunteers Needed

    We urgently need volunteers to assist with the maintenance of our 33 acre Yarrambat property.

    The main maintenance requirements are using a tractor to slash grass, haul fallen timber and generally relocate heavy objects. Added to this a ride-on mower is used to maintain the lawns closer to the house and kennels.

    If you think you could help or know someone who can, pass it on or give us a call on 0418 389 810

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    Special Needs - Can You Help

    Special Needs - Can You Help

    Give a special gift to a sick or injured animal, or help with the costs of preparing one of our puppies or kittens for adoption.

    Vet bills are our single biggest expense.

    In line with our no-kill policy, sick & injured animals are nursed back to health at SADS rather than being euthanased, as they may be elsewhere. This often involves expensive medical treatment.

    A donation to special needs is a lovely way to directly help our animals.

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