We’re daring to dream big – Because they matter!

For 33 years we have worked hard to change the culture of killing to a culture of saving. SADS was founded to address the shocking kill rates at animal pounds, and with the help of you, our loyal supporters we have saved many, many thousands of lives. Imagine if we had more spaces available, how many more lives we could save.

SADS now owns a wonderful 33 acre property which secures us a long-term future. But the kennels are old. They can house some of our dogs, but not as an animal shelter.
For the last 21years, SADS has operated The City of Stonnington’s animal pound as Victoria’s very first no kill shelter and pound. But, the space is limited and doesn’t really suit the long-term housing of dogs that need time with us and rehabilitation.

Our plans are huge! And they’re important!

We’ve completed and paid for in full stage one of our plan including, architectural plans, expert reports, VCAT costs and the building of acoustic walls to comply with noise regulations.
The next stage is to start building the first block of 40 new best practice kennels. Each kennel will be separately plumbed, have raised beds, indoor/outdoor pens, climate control and more, in compliance with the shelter code and for the comfort of the dogs – our special clients. But it does not come cheap!

Once the first block is finished we still have big plans to build additional kennels, repurpose and refit our existing structures and exercise yards, but one step at a time. This first stage build will enable us to house approx. 40 to 80 extra dogs at any time and to better utilise our existing permit of 190 dogs giving us the potential to save so many more lives!

The dogs will be housed in safety and comfort for as long as it takes to find the right forever home. No deadlines, no time limits. That’s why our facility is so important – for them.

Please donate, on behalf of all the future lives we can save together