Welcome to the Armidale Companion Animal Shelter Website

On this website, you will find the faces and details of animals who are currently in need of a safe and loving home. Some of these animals have been surrendered, others found lost or having been abandoned. Now they are seeking a person, couple, or family who would like to enrich their lives and learn from our wonderful animal companions.

The Companion Animal Shelter often has both dogs and cats available who are looking for a loving home. Please watch this website for regular updates and photos of your future best friend. For details regarding registration fees, microchiping, and equipment sales and hire, please visit the Armidale Dumaresq Council website at : http://www.armidale.nsw.gov.au/council/128842/1064.html

Every effort is undertaken to place animals with suitable forever homes but it is necessary at times to make the decision that placement is not responsible or may refuse an adoption that is not in the best interest of the animal.

Enquiries can be forwarded to Phill Evans via the following:

Phone: 02 6771 5498
Fax: 02 6772 9275

River


Meet River. He's a 7 month old, male, Australian Stumpy Tail Cattledog type. River became a problem for his owner with his jumping up. Well jumping up and jumping over the small gate at the side of their property. But here's the thing, if you have a secure yard and you are prepared to train him to stop jumping up on people, you will be rewarded with the most delightful temperament in a Stumpy that I've seen for many a year. He's a joker and a player, he loves to retrieve and will listen to what he's told. He kind of knows sit already but he will need to be trained - like all dogs.

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Adoption Details:
Adoption fee - $250 which includes:
Vaccinated - 1st vaccination
Desexed - included and compulsory - YES
Wormed - YES
Microchip - YES
Lifetime Registration throughout NSW - YES
For more info call the shelter on 02 67715498

Butch

UPDATE 22 AUGUST:  Butch has now gone off with RSPCA carer Holly. You can contact the local branch on mob 0412 217 364

Meet Butch, he's a large mixed breed type dog which came to the shelter as a stray and was not claimed by his owner. He had clearly been well cared for and was wearing his lovely coat when brought to the shelter. He's obedient and loves a game, good with other dogs and children but he is quite large and would be pretty intimidating to a small child. He's a fit boy so would like lots of exercise, he walks well on a lead and knows how to sit when asked. For more details give me a ring or call out to the shelter and meet him.




Sally (Mustang)

UPDATE: Mustang Sally found a new home at the Local Government Week Open Day at Uralla Shire Council. Good luck Sally!

"Mustang Sally" is an Australian Stumpy Tail Cattledog type, mixed breed pup of around 10-12 weeks of age but is unlikely to ever have pricked ears. An absolute hoot, she is all fearless, bold and perpetual motion. She could have a future working cattle, doing Dog Obedience or Agility. If your liking your dogs with a bit of drive then come and meet her.
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Zap

UPDATE 2 AUGUST: ZAP has now gone into foster care with Armidale RSPCA under the shelters infant policy. For more details contact them on 0412 217 364

Zap is a Kelpie type mixed breed pup. He's around 9 weeks old and a stunning caramel and white colour. He was one of 3 pups to come into the shelter from Wollomombi.

Adoption Details:
Adoption fee - $250 which includes:
Vaccinated - 1st vaccination
Desexed - included and compulsory - YES
Wormed - YES
Microchip - YES
Lifetime Registration throughout NSW - YES
For more info call the shelter on 02 67715498

Zinger

UPDATE 2 AUGUST; Zinger found a great new home at the RSPCA Adopt A Pet day today!

Zinger is a Kelpie type mixed breed pup. He's around 9 weeks old and a white with red speckle colour and has short legs indication he'll be around Jack Russell size when grown. He was one of 3 pups to come into the shelter from Wollomombi.

Zip

UPDATE 2 AUGUST; Tucker found a great new home at the RSPCA Adopt A Pet day today!

Zip is a Kelpie type mixed breed pup. He's around 9 weeks old and a beautiful black tri colour. He was one of 3 pups to come into the shelter from Wollomombi.

Tiny

UPDATE 2 AUGUST; Tiny found a great new home at the RSPCA Adopt A Pet day today!

Tiny is a male Chihuahua type dog and around 5 years old. He's a little reserved with strangers but quickly warms up.  He was brought to the shelter as a stray and his owners contacted the shelter but failed to claim him so now he needs a proper family.

videoAdoption Details:
Adoption fee - $250 which includes:
Vaccinated - 1st vaccination
Desexed - included and compulsory - YES
Wormed - YES
Microchip - YES
Lifetime Registration throughout NSW - YES
For more info call the shelter on 02 67715498

Tucker

UPDATE 2 AUGUST; Tucker found a great new home at the RSPCA Adopt A Pet day today!
Tucker is an upsize dog. He's a real gentle giant. Probably Bullmastiff and Irish Wolfhound roots, he is a really handsome dog to look at. At 18 months of age, Tucker is probably as tall as he will get but he may still be filling out. If your a big dog kind of person come and meet him. Like his mate Tinker, Tucker was surrendered by his owner.


Tinker

Tinker is a Staffordshire Bull terrier type mixed breed dog and just 1 year old. He was unfortunately surrendered to the shelter together with Tucker. He's a happy outgoing and playful dog. Loves a ball to play with and will need lots of exercise and attention.

Adoption Details:
Adoption fee - $250 which includes:
Vaccinated - 1st vaccination
Desexed - included and compulsory - YES
Wormed - YES
Microchip - YES
Lifetime Registration throughout NSW - YES
For more info call the shelter on 02 67715498

"The Boys"


UPDATE 26 July: Yin (pic 1) has gone to a new home in Manilla! Have fun champ! 

UPDATE 2 AUGUST; Yang found a great new home at the RSPCA Adopt A Pet day today!

The two male, working Border Collie type, mixed breed pups are now ready to be adopted into new homes. Both have gained weight since the photographs and a more accurate idea of their size now can be seen in their video clip. Well balanced and very social, they are not particularly high in drive at this tender age so could well be suitable as domestic pets.


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"D"



UPDATE 7 July : Deefa has now gone into RSPCA foster care. For more details contact them on 0412 217 364
"D" is for Dog and "D" will be a big one when he's grown up. He's a male, Mastiff type mixed breed dog and around 8 weeks old now. He's bold and outgoing and looking for trouble!!

Ideally you need to have some experience with dogs before adopting "D". Large dogs with bold temperaments need have leaders to follow otherwise they will become the leader.

Hooper


UPDATE  13/6: Hoops has landed a job at Balala!
I'll be watching his progress with Lisa & John with interest.

Hooper is looking for a career change. 

He's had a go at being a backyard dog but of course he had too much energy for that. He's had a go at being a pet around horses but naturally wanted to round them up! 

This has all led him to be surrendered to the shelter and we'll be making  sure he gets a home where his talents will be appreciated. He's untried as a worker but has all the attributes and pedigree to work stock, he just needs an opportunity and a trainer with the touch. Hooper is 18 months old, desexed male Border Collie type, and a very pretty tri - colour. 
Contact the shelter on 67715498 for more details.

Jet

UPDATE 30/5: Great news for Jet who will be living with the family of shelter volunteer Keenan, who have adopted him.

Meet Jet, he's a young (around 1 year) male, Labrador type mixed breed dog. 
Jet came in as a stray without a microchip and hasn't been claimed so now needs to set about finding some new digs. He'll need some training of course but he's a quick learner and loves company.





Robbie

UPDATE 12 May: Robbie has gone into foster care with Armidale RSPCA. For more details contact them on 0412 217 364. 

Robbie is young, mixed breed dog of around 12-14 weeks. He'll grow to be medium to large in size and he'll have an easy care short coat. He's got plenty of energy so would make a great jogging companion and with some training could be an elite athlete in Agility. If he sounds right for you, come and meet him.

Bernie

UPDATE 7 May: Bernie has gone into foster care with Armidale RSPCA. For more details contact them on 0412 217 364.

Cute little Bernie was a stray who nobody came for. He's a mixed breed dog around 12 weeks old and a bit of a livewire but with a very loving heart. 

Gus

UPDATE 16/4: Racket is now in care with the RSPCA Armidale branch. For more info on Sam contact them on 0412 217 364

Gus was one of 4 cats brought to the shelter as strays but later found to be owned by the individual who brought them in and has now abandoned them.

He's a male brown tabby of around 18 months, he has a medium length coat and has Mackerel Tabby markings.

Gus needs your help to find a fresh start in a home where he'll be valued.

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Shaster

UPDATE 28/4: Good news for Shaster, who now goes by the namer Dexter and lives with his new family in Armidale.

Meet Shaster. He came to the shelter as a result of family breakdown, his owners unable to find him a new home. Since he's arrived he's been quite a gentleman, he loves to play but also loves to sit and be with you. Shaster is a German Shepherd type mixed breed and so is quite a large dog. He's only young at 12 months of age and still has some growing up to do but probably not much in size.



Sam

UPDATE 14/4: Sweetie Sam is now in care with the RSPCA Armidale branch. For more info on Sam contact them on 
0412 217 364:

Sam is a male, Border Collie type, mixed breed pup of around 16 weeks of age. He came to us as a stray and unfortunately no owner came for him. A really sweet disposition but naturally active, he'll do best with someone who can give him their time to train and exercise him. 


The Armidale Express

The Armidale Express ran a story today on an increase in surrendered animals and unclaimed young stray dogs, during February, who were just not reclaimed by their owners and abandoned here. It is a confronting article about a lack of respect for the life of an animal but unfortunately shows the reality. I thought long and hard before approving the story but there is a real need to hold a mirror up to the community on issues like this.

http://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/2127455/pet-euthanasia-spiked-in-february/?cs=471