IMPORTANT UPDATE - COVID 19 Impacts to SCARS - NEW ADOPTION PROCESS. Appointment based adoptions ONLY!!

We have had to make a few changes though... on top of all of the standard, hand washing, surface disinfecting, social distancing, no entry of you have flu symptoms or have returned from overseas in the last 14 days..

We also need to have less people out at scars at once.. so please be patient with us whilst we work out the best way to get you to be able to meet our cats and dogs and consider adopting one.. or two

So as a start would you please do the following;
- Do your adoption questionnaire at home and email it thru to or bring it in
- Call us on 5494 5275 to say who you want to meet and we will give you an appointment time
- Please use eftpos if possible rather than cash
- We will try to have a meet and greet person at the gate so that we can minimise the amount of people at SCARS at once
- Please be patient with us whilst we comply with the government recommendations regarding groups meeting

We are also placing our donations bins outside the gate so you don’t need to enter. Thankyou so much๐Ÿ˜Š


Here's how......Please do think carefully if you are getting a cat or dog and remember an animal may be with you for 15 years or more. 


- A property check prior to adoption may be necessary.

- Renting via a real estate agent? - Please bring in your current rental agreement approving your having a pet. If you do not have approval on your current lease, please contact your real estate agent to get written permission (can be an email) from the landlord to have a pet on the premises. You may also need Body Corporate approval.

- Private rental? - If you are renting under a private agreement (i.e. no formal lease), please provide written permission from the landlord + a copy of the landlord's rates (to show proof of ownership)

- Home owner?  - Please bring a copy of your current rates notice or water bill to show proof of ownership. If you have just moved in and don't yet have a rates notice, a copy of some settlement letter with your name and address will be sufficient

- Unit or Townhouse?  - Please find out if your unit or townhouse has a body corp - if so, you will need to provide a copy of the body corp's approval to have a pet. This applies even if you own your own home 

- Retirement villages - Please provide a copy of your unit agreement or village rules which allow a pet on the premises

- Other doggie friends and children need to meet any potential new dog friends. They will be introduced to each other under the supervision of our experienced dog volunteers.

Once you've got this paperwork organised,  either download the Pre-adoption  questionnaire below or just fill it in when you come in and meet our residents!

  Dog Owner Questionnaire Dog Owner Questionnaire (316 KB)

  Cat Owner Questionnaire Cat Owner Questionnaire (200 KB)

 Please come and visit our cats and dogs for adoption. Please note that although our website is updated frequently, there is a chance that the animal you may be interested in may have been adopted by the time you visit them on site, so the sooner you visit us, the sooner you may have a wonderful friend to take home with you.


Things to consider that may happen over the next few years;
(the most common reasons people surrender or abandon their animals)

  • If you are renting, the next place you rent, or the next place after that may not allow animals – most landlords don’t allow animals
  • Could your or your family’s circumstances require a potential move to another area or state, and will the pet be able to go with you?
  • Are you planning to have children soon, and don’t want to risk animals with children?
  • Will your current animals and children get on with another pet?
  • Are you able to exercise a dog daily, and not leave it alone regularly?
  • Is your yard well fenced as per council regulations, and will a dog be secure and safe in your property? Is your property large enough?
  • Do you have pet hair allergies?
  • Can you afford the cost of owning a pet? Annual vaccinations, worming, registration, food and inevitable vet bills.