SA Dog Rescue

SA Dog Rescue is a registered not-for-profit organisation, supported by volunteers in South Australia, dedicated to saving pets from euthanasia, and finding them a new home where they can live the life they deserve.

When other humans let them down, we won’t turn our backs on them, as in the heart of every stray lies the single desire to be loved.

How We Operate

Animals come into our care in a number of ways; word of mouth, website or Facebook contact, from council pounds where animals are on ‘death row’/‘kill list’ and facing imminent euthanasia, private surrenders for a range of reasons, including relationship breakdowns, moving home where the owner is unable or unwilling to take their pets and elderly people who are not permitted to take their canine companions into to a nursing home.

We are dedicated to caring for dogs abandoned by everyone else. Whether it’s death row in a pound, a pet who’s become too much to handle, or someone who just can’t care for their pet.

Once we know of an animal, we assess its behaviour and health, we provide for its health and well-being and assess if behavourial treatment is required. We contact our foster carers for a suitable placement and once ready for rehoming we list the animal here on the Website and our Facebook Page, and begin the process of finding a suitable home.

The process of finding a pet a suitable home is taken very seriously.
Applicants go through an informal interview process and a home check** is done to ensure the environment is suitable to house a pet and that the pets needs will be met by the potential adopter.

We pride ourselves on responsible re-homing practices, which means that every pet re-homed through SA Dog Rescue is de-sexed upon adoption (or shortly thereafter with a de-sexing contract if it cannot be done for any reason i.e. age, health etc). Prior to adoption the animal will also be micro-chipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated which is what the adoption fee is charged to cover. Although, many pets come into our care with major health problems, and we will always rally to raise funds to make sure they receive this medical attention. After adoption, ongoing vaccination, flea treatment and vet care costs will be responsibility of the adopter.

**Checks are done by our volunteers, and the outcomes kept confidential

Our efforts are designed to ensure that the animals never need to know the feeling of abandonment and displacement they feel when they are moved from their existing environments.

When receiving adoption applications for animals, our main focus is ensuring the needs of the animal are met and will suit the household that’s applying for adoption.

Ensuring the welfare of the animal is our number one priority and this means finding a forever home so that the animal will be able to live the rest of its life loved, healthy, happy and safe.