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


Jacko found a great new home in Armidale - good luck little mate!
Jacko is a male, Jack Russell Terrier type pup of around 10-12 weeks of age. He's playful, has a very sweet nature and with his easy care coat and hardy type would make a wonderful family pet. He'll need a secure yard though as Jack's generally are great diggers and excellent climbers.

Thank you Horseland Armidale

A huge thank you to Horseland Armidale and Karen Andrews and her team for raising $170 through a raffle for the Shelter's Millie Fund. The Millie Fund is set aside from Council funding to assist with the cost of providing treatment for animals needing veterinary intervention in order to be able to be re-homed and to assist with the volunteer program. Thank you to Horseland Armidale!!


UPDATE 7 Sept: Tinti has found a new home in Guyra, have fun Tinti!!

This is Tinti
Tinti is one of several mixed breed pups which were abandoned in and around the district during July/August and he's the last one looking for a home. Male and around 3-4 months old now, Tinti has the sweetest nature. He would suit both in and outdoor homes with his easy care coat and would make the perfect pet for younger families, older people or those on their own just looking for a friend. He'll be small to medium size when fully grown.



Yesterday the shelter had 8 pups surrendered into care. They were born on 23 Feb so are just over 5 months of age. The breeder was unable to find homes for these babies. The mother is now desexed and help is urgently needed to find homes for the remaining pups from the litter.
They are large mixed breed pups with there some Great Dane, some Wolfhound, some Mastiff and some Ridgeback in the background. There are 6 males and 2 females. Some are blue, some are black, some have white markings and one is white with a black mask.
All have been vaccinated and microchipped. Adoption is $270 and includes another vaccination, desexing at 6 months, microchip, Lifetime Registration throughout NSW and worming.
I'm urgently looking for carers or permanent homes. All carers will need to be vetted by RSPCA Armidale branch and sign on as an RSPCA carer.
Please comment and share to improve their chances of finding homes.

Microchip 900079000008741
Male with dark brindle wire coat with white markings.
Named - "Boss"
Microchip 900079000007495

Male with short white coat with black mask. 
Named - "Ranger"

Microchip 900079000007498
Male with wire coat, dark brindle in colour. 
Named - Bosco
 Microchip 900079000007502

Male with short blue coat with white markings.
Named - Lucky

Microchip 900079000008736
Male with brindle wire coat with white on chest.
Named - Luca


Dozer found a new family in Armidale, good luck little guy!

This is Dozer.

Dozer was surrendered by his family today and is looking for a fresh start. His family have learnt the hard way that 2 male Jack Russell Terriers in the family can be 1 too many. They were competing for attention and things got ugly so Dozer needs a home where he can be the only dog or maybe with a female dog if they get along. If your looking to take a JRT into your family and think it might be the right one for him, come and meet him in the flesh!


UPDATE 29 June 15: Patty has gone home permanently to live with one of our volunteers, have fun Caitlin!

Introducing Patty
Patty was one of 3, 8 month old, female pups which were surrendered to the shelter. One of her two sisters has found a permanent home and another is in foster care with RSPCA Armidale.

Patty and her sisters were not able to experience meeting enough other people or animals and so is a little timid at first but she will adapt to new surroundings quite quickly if given the opportunity.

She is medium sized with a wire textured coat that will be easy care.


A huge THANK YOU to the children at Mininbah Public School for their support of the shelter through a school based fundraising campaign. The children are learning about caring for animals with teacher Ms Emily McPherson. The funds raised by these fantastic kids will go towards veterinary help and helping the volunteer group. Well done Minimbah, especially Em and these guys from 3/4 Biggabillas class.
Back row: Faith Ahoy, Shianne Smith, Loc-Keesha Vale, Kevisha Smith. Front row: Shae-Leigh Vale, Morris Collins


UPDATE 15 May 15: Gizmo has found a new family in Armidale. Good luck little one and thank you to all who have expressed interest in giving him a home, good luck with your search for a companion and keep an eye on the shelter website.
Gizmo arrived at the shelter as a stray and was not claimed by his owner. He is a Shi Tzu type mixed breed, male, dog and around 15-18 months.

Gizzy is a very happy little guy who would be just the dog to complete someone's family. He has a medium length coat which will need some maintenance, he's not toilet trained so if you are thinking of keeping him indoors there will need to be some training done there too.
There is such a lot of potential in this sweet little boy.

Adoption Details:
Adoption fee - $250 which includes:
Vaccinated - 1st vaccination
Desexed - included and compulsory - YES
Wormed - YES
Microchip - YES
Lifetime Registration in NSW - YES


Roxy (now Lucy) found a great young family at Invergowrie to live with!

This young Female Labrador type dog was surrendered to the Animal Shelter on 5 May 2015 the owner was unable to look after the dog. She would make a good family pet . for more information please call the animal shelter on 0267715498


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.