Adopt a pet

Adopt a pet

Adopt a stray dog or cat

If you’d like to offer a feline or canine companion a loving home for the rest of its life, consider adopting from the Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter or Cat Protection Society.

Cats and dogs that have been picked up by City of Sydney rangers are taken to the shelter in Sutherland. 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.

Staff at the Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter act as matchmaker between the stray cats and dogs brought to them and potential owners' lifestyles and preferences.

Each animal is registered, microchipped and desexed, before being made available for adoption.

The dedicated staff and volunteers at the shelter spend time with the animals to make sure they are exercised, socialised and able to maintain a solid bond with humans.

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 that have an illness affecting their quality of life are put down. Therefore, the shelter has many cats and dogs looking for good homes.

Street cat rehoming program

Since September 2015, the City has rescued over 150 kittens from the city’s streets. All kittens are placed into foster care to be rehabilitated, and receive worming, flea, and veterinary treatment before being desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, and rehomed. 

The program is in collaboration with Inner City Strays, NSW Cat Protection Society, Alexandria Veterinary Hospital, Princes Highway Veterinary Hospital, Maggies Rescue, and Sydney Street Cats.

If you are concerned about street cats in your area, please contact the City:

02 9265 9333


Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter PetRescue Cat Protection Society

Last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019