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We are sorry to hear that you are facing the challenging decision of rehoming your dog.
We are sorry to hear that you are facing the challenging decision of rehoming your dog.

If there is anyway we can help to enable you to keep your dog, please contact us and let us know what you are struggling with.

If you believe that rehoming is your only option please fill in our private rehoming form and a coordinator will be in touch. It’s very important that you answer all questions truthfully and with as much detail as possible, the more we know the better we will be at selecting the best new home. Undisclosed information will likely result in an unsuitable placement and the dog being returned.

To avoid delays please ensure you attach all required documents to your application:

  • Photo of your dog
  • Desexing certificate (a receipt or invoice for desexing is not sufficient unless signed by the vet)
  • Current vaccination certificate
  • Current council pet registration form

Please allow up to 3 days to be contacted, as we are all volunteers with full-time jobs we are not always able to respond immediately. If the situation is more urgent, please contact us in addition to completing the online form.

Once we have received your application and documentation we will call you to discuss your application.

We regret that in most cases we are not able to take your dog immediately. We are not a shelter and do not have a facility to house dogs at such short notice. All of our dogs are placed into foster homes throughout the greater Melbourne area and it is difficult to arrange this at short notice.

You will be required to keep your dog, either until a suitable new home is found, or until we are able to arrange foster care. This could be as short as a few weeks or take a few months and is very difficult to predict. Generally younger and female dogs are rehomed quicker, pairs of dogs and cross breeds take a lot longer.

If you are unable to keep your dog and you need to rehome immediately you might need to surrender to a shelter. Please contact us with your location so we can refer you the closest shelter in your area.  Please note that we cannot guarantee that your dogs will be successfully rehomed by your local shelter, and euthanasia is a possible outcome for any dog entering the pound/shelter system.

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