Where to adopt a dog in Adelaide

Posted by Archie adam on July 4th, 2019

Adopting a four-legged friend is an amazing way to keep dogs and animals safe and loved in a warm and welcoming environment.


Choosing to adopt should be a thoughtful process, and you should consider the type of dog and how it fits in with your life. Do you want a dog that is active and ready for lots of running and walking, or are you searching for a dog that is happy to chill at home and snooze at your feet for most of the day. 

They say that a dog often matches their owner’s personality and you should take on the adoption process for your dog with as much consideration as you would with any other super important decision in your life. After all, a dog will become a part of your family and you will need to ensure you are happy with your match of dog for many years to come.

How do I choose the perfect pet?

Be aware of how much time you want to spend exercising your dog.

Some breeds are active and need lots and lots of activity while others don’t need as much outdoor time and are more inclined to enjoy relaxing at home.

You don’t want to choose the wrong dog to suit you or your family, so make sure you do your research and find out what sort of dog you’re adopting and how much time you need to spend ensuring it gets the right amount of outdoor time. DOG RESCUE SA

Do you need a lot of space for the dog?

Some dogs can sleep in an old shoe box, while others need a large area and a kennel so that they have adequate space. Do your research and ask the group you are adopting from what is expected space-wise.

If you live in a unit or apartment, you’re not going to be able to get a golden retriever or a super large dog that will need a large backyard, while if you live in a home that has other pets, should the dog be suitable for your home and property.

How much can you afford on vets bills and taking care of the dog?

Dogs aren’t cheap and from time to time you are going to need to pay for vet bills and check-ups, just as you would with yourself or your family members - so be mindful that once you adopt a dog there will be costs involved and you will need to cover these should they wind up needing vet care.

Vet bills can be expensive and you can get pet insurance to cover some of the costs should an emergency occur. Also consider the cost of owning a pet, including food, toys, and bedding - as this can add up and wind up costing you a bit if you are not keeping up with things and you want to always ensure you are giving your dog the very best of everything.

So, if you have decided to explore the idea of adoption for your dog in Adelaide, you will need to find a suitable organization or group that have dogs for you to view and meet. In this article, we will explore the options for dog adoption Adelaide so have a clear idea of what is available. 

Have a look in the local paper

Sometimes, for a number of reasons, individuals have to give up their dog for adoption and looking in your local paper is a good place to start your search.

Someones when people are elderly or aged they move into homes or residences that don’t welcome dogs which means there are pups looking for their forever homes due to the fact that they might not be able to live in retirement homes and aged care facilities.

Take a look through your local paper or online community noticeboard and have a look if anyone is looking for a loving home for their dog - you might be able to meet the dog and find a forever furry friend.

Look at the local pound

Finding a dog at your local pound is one way to adopt a dog to bring home.

Your local pound will usually find dogs and then check them and look for locals to adopt them, giving potential dog lovers the option of finding a new pooch that would otherwise not have a home and could possibly be destroyed.

Not every community or town has a local pound and you can find these in your council materials or online. Often adopting from the pound is a small fee and the dog will be microchipped for their safety. 

Find a registered organization

There are lots of wonderful non-profit organizations in Adelaide that offer pet adoption for locals.

If you are looking for a dog to adopt, getting in touch with a local organization or shelter will offer plenty of wonderful options for adoption based on the breed.

Registered organization are a great choice as all profits are reinvested into the organization and the group is dedicated to positively helping the lives of dogs and animals.

If you are looking to adopt a dog, the Greyhound Adoption Program South Australia offers lots of wonderful options for adopting a greyhound. Greyhounds make wonderful pets and are affectionate animals who thrive on human companionship. Greyhounds thrive with humans and are looking for loving homes and a new life as an adopted pet.

All greyhounds adopted through the Greyhound Adoption Program SA are sterilized, wormed and vaccinated, microchipped and have a health and dental check. Adopt a greyhound for only 0 and provide a loving home for a wonderful four-legged friend.

To find out more, get in touch with the team at Greyhound Adoption Program South Australia today or join our mailing list to keep in the loop.

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