Adopt a pet
Rescue a stray dog or cat
Owning a pet can be good for your health and wellbeing. Often pets will fill your home with fun and provide you and your kids with great companionship.
If you've been thinking of getting a pet and can offer a feline friend or canine companion a loving home for the rest of its life, consider adopting from the Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter.
Sadly, every year in NSW thousands of unwanted animals are put to sleep. The Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter has a 'no-kill' policy, meaning that only dogs or cats deemed dangerous or have an illness that affects their quality of life are euthanised.
Staff at the shelter is dedicated and compassionate, as are the volunteers who spend time with the animals to make sure they are exercised, socialised and able to maintain a solid bond with humans. Prior to being made available for adoption each animal is registered, microchipped and desexed.
Cats and dogs that have been picked up by the City of Sydney Rangers are taken to the shelter for re-homing. These animals are usually lost pets that we can't trace back to their owners because they aren't microchipped. Some have been dumped or neglected. All are looking for permanent, loving new homes.
Owning a pet is of course a responsibility. The animal you take home will require food and veterinary care, as well as love and attention. All dogs need regular exercise and some may need ongoing training. The City provides off-leash areas for dogs to exercise in and free obedience classes. See pets and the City for details.
Last updated: Friday, 24 May 2013