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Adopt an RSPCA NSW animal and get a best friend for life.


Tens of thousands of animals need RSPCA NSW’s help every year. While most are adopted through our shelters, many are adopted through Care Centres, volunteer branches, and our partnership with Petbarn.

To make it easier for you to find your perfect forever friend, the RSPCA introduced Adoptapet. This national website, proudly supported by Bendigo Bank, lets you view the animals awaiting adoption at RSPCA locations across Australia.

Being able to rehome these wonderful animals is only made possible by our loyal supporters. If you’d like to join them in making a lifesaving difference to animals in need, please click here.

When adopting, don’t forget to bring photographic ID which shows your name and current address, as it will be required at the point of adoption. Please note that if you have an existing pet, you may need to do a meet and greet to ensure the animals are compatible. Also, while Adoptapet is updated frequently every day, there is a chance the animal you are interested in will have found a home prior to you arriving at the facility.

How to adopt

Find your furever friend today

Many wonderful animals find their way into RSPCA NSW’s care, and each one is in desperate need of a loving new forever home.

Adopt a Pet FAQs

Regularly check your local RSPCA NSW shelter and Adoptapet. RSPCA NSW rehomes many different types of pets, including cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and more. When you have found an animal you’re interested in adopting, please visit the relevant RSPCA facility to meet the animal and discuss adoption with RSPCA NSW staff.

The RSPCA NSW animals who are available for adoption have undergone a comprehensive veterinary check, and been desexed, microchipped, and treated for internal and external parasites. They also have up-to-date vaccinations, and have undergone any other necessary veterinary treatments and rehabilitation. Their adoption fee goes towards covering a portion of these costs and also allows RSPCA NSW to continue caring for other animals in need.

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