dog question


1. How do I adopt a dog or cat?

For information on the adoption process head to our Adoption page or contact us via email with your questions.


2. What does the adoption fee cover?

Your adoption fee will include desexing, microchipping, vaccination, health check and worming.


3. What doesn't the adoption fee cover?

Local council/state/territory registrations are not included in the adoption fee, so you will need to register your dog and cat in accordance with your local requirements. In the ACT and NSW cats do not need to be registered, and dogs are lifetime registered. Contact your local council (NSW) or a government shopfront (ACT) to register your dog.


4. Why are the adoption fees different?

Our carers operate independently and set their own adoption fees based on recovering costs, which includes dental work for most of the small dogs, grooming, tests, medications and other costs associated with rescuing a dog/cat. Fees for dogs/cats that are older are often reduced to below the cost of their vet work. The adoption fee doesn't reflect on the dog/cat itself, only on the costs associated with its rescue and vet work.


5. How will I know if a dog or cat is 'right' for me?

As we care for our foster dogs and cats in our own homes, we get to know them very well. In a brief adoption review we can discuss the dog you have selected and your compatibility. We may ask you questions about you, your family and other pets, your lifestyle and your accommodation in order to help you and the carer work out if a dog is suitable for you.


If the dog you have selected doesn't meet your needs or the carers, we can recommend another dog or help you find the type of dog you are looking for.


6. What if it doesn't work out?

We do our best to match you with the right dog, occasionally things just dont work out. You must return the dog or cat to it's foster carer during the two week 'trial period' for a full refund. After the trial period, if you are no longer able to care for your adopted dog or cat, you must contact the foster carer to discuss options.


** Please note that the CPR adoption agreement stipulates that you MUST contact CPR or the foster carer if you decide that you no longer want to keep your CPR pet, and you MUST give the foster carer first option of taking the dog back**


CPR promotes responsible, lifetime pet ownership