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

Ruby

If you like larger sized dogs with gentle natures and big hearts then Ruby may just be the dog for you. She arrived at the shelter looking wet and tired and having whelped a litter during the last 6 months or so. Ruby wasn't claimed by her owner and so needs a fresh start with a caring owner. She is of mixed breed and around 2-3 years of age. She is a gentle soul but when the mood takes her she loves a gallop.

Adoption Details
Age: around 2-3 years
Adoption Fee: $270
Desexed: compulsorily desexed when adopted
Vaccinated: Yes
Wormed: Yes
New England Regional Companion Animals Shelter
Contact: Phill Evans
Phone: 02 67715498

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ADC Ranger Daryl Kliendienst, in a local Armidale Express story, with a couple of the pups which arrived at the shelter over the Christmas break.  
http://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/3650388/find-a-home-for-paw-pups/?cs=471

Snowflake


UPDATE 14/1: Great news for Snowy who found a wonderful new home in Armidale today.


This a Snowflake. He came to the shelter just after New Year and wasn't claimed by his owner, left to fate and to take his chances at the shelter at a time when the kennels were overflowing with dogs. Snowflake is a medium sized, mixed breed dog with a very loving nature. He has a wire coat with some red speckle through it. He's around 4-5 months old and needs a forever home this time around.

Mae


UPDATE 8/1: Mae has found a new home in Armidale and will leave the shelter on Monday to start her new life.
Mae is a female, smooth coated, Border Collie type dog. She has a quiet, soft nature having been raised as a family pet. 
Mae hasn't had a lot of luck with owners in her short 18 months and now finds herself surrendered to the shelter. Is yours the family she's looking for?

George

UPDATE 11/1: George found a new home at the Adopt-A-Pet day on Saturday. Good luck little fella!

UPDATE 8/1: George will be down at the Creeklands for the RSPCA Adopt-A-Pet day tomorrow - Sat 9/12

George is a very interesting and handsome boy, perhaps some Staffordshire Bull terrier and some Beagle among others in his bloodlines. He is a medium sized mixed breed dog with a beautiful temperament.


Chocko

UPDATE 8/1: Skippa has now gone into rescue care with HerdstoHomes

UPDATE 8/1: Chocko is going into rescue care group Herd to Homes this morning. Thanks guys!

Chocko is a Kelpie type pup of around 10 weeks of age. He will suit a working home with his very strong drive and willingness at such a young age. Chocko will not be available to a pet home.


Skip

UPDATE 8/1: SKIP has found a new home and will be working for his tucker on a dairy in Dorrigo, thanks Emma!

Skip is a Kelpie type pup of around 10 weeks of age. She will suit a working home with her very strong drive and willingness at such a young age. Skip will not be available to a pet home.


Skippa

UPDATE 8/1: Skippa has now gone into rescue care with HerdstoHomes

UPDATE 8/1: Skippa is going into rescue care group Herd to Homes this morning. Thanks guys!

Skippa is a Kelpie type pup of around 10 weeks of age. He will suit a working home with his very strong drive and willingness at such a young age. Skippa will not be available to a pet home.


Jacko

UPDATE 8/1: Jacko found a home in Walcha today! Good luck little guy.

Jacko is another of the many dogs which arrived at the shelter between Christmas and New Year. He's a young dog, probably around 4-5 months of age. I assess his breed as Jack Russell terrier type mixed breed but have no idea what else might be in him. He is a very well adjusted little guy with a really happy disposition.

Hardy

UPDATE 22 Dec: Hardy has gone into foster care with RSPCA Armidale 0413 940 586. Good luck speedy!

Hardy is a female Whippet type mixed breed pup of around 7 months of age. She was found on the New England Highway between Armidale and Uralla. It appears as though she was dumped there.
As you would expect she has the sweetest nature, is very clean in her kennel environment and would make a super exercise companion for a jogger or walker.
She is a medium sized dog in good health and condition.



London

UPDATE 21/12: London has found a new home in Glen Innes, good luck London!

LONDON

A beautiful dog in so many ways. Connected with her people, good with other dogs, plays AND enjoys quiet time. London would suit lots of different situations.




Wal

Wal has now been placed into foster care with Australian Working Dog Rescue Inc. until he is old enough for adoption.


Wal was abandoned in an Oxley Highway parking area east of Walcha. He's a Border Collie type pup of approximately 7 weeks of age. He'll be a lively pup as he grows but with care and training could make either a working dog or companion.


Matilda

UPDATE 17/12: Matilda has found a home in Armidale, Helen was interested in her before her eye removal and after her meet this afternoon she has decided that it makes no difference and would like to go ahead and adopt her and take her home. Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in helping her. Below is a clip of Matilda after she had been clipped by our volunteers and had her surgery to remove the eye and just after her meet with her new owner. 

Phill Evans


MATILDA 
NEEDS YOUR HELP
Matilda was brought to the shelter when she was found abandoned after her owners moved away. Badly matted, in poor condition and terrified, the shelter volunteers gradually pulled back her fears, gave her lots of TLC and clipped her matted coat.
Matlida had a few offers of adoption but these have all fallen through. Her progress has been steady, she has gained weight and now she is everybody's friend. 

videoAfter being clipped it was discovered that Matilda has an eye problem, she was taken into the vet yesterday to have her eye checked. The damage is substantial and the eye will be removed today, she will also have some dental work done and her teeth cleaned after years on a soft diet.
We are doing this because Matilda deserves another chance to know a loving home. If you have room in your home and your looking for a 6 year old, one eyed, Poodle X Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or "Cavoodle" as they are sometimes called, to bring into your family then call the shelter on 67715498 urgently. 
The surgery cost is being covered by the Shelters "Millie Fund" and the standard adoption fee of $270 will be applied. Matilda also comes spayed, vaccinated, wormed, micro-chipped and lifetime registered.

Bella

Bella found a new home in Armidale!
Bella is a young (6 month old), medium to large size, mixed breed, female dog who needs some help. She has already been through a couple of homes where her owners did not really want her. She is sweet, obedient and connected in every way with people so will make a great pet. Please only put your hand up to adopt her if you really want her though, she's seen enough of people making rash decisions.







DUMPED

This litter are now in the care of Armidale RSPCA carers. Contact 041202170364 for more details. 

DUMPED

It's claimed that these pups were dumped on Bundarra Rd at Yarrowyck. If you know of someone who is suddenly missing 7, 5 week old mixed breed pups could you contact the shelter with that information. Ph 67715498 anytime.
Because of the young age, these pups will be going directly into RSPCA foster care under the provisions of the Shelters Infant & Feral Animal Policy


They are not yet available for adoption.

Parker

Parker is now in the care of an Armidale RSPCA carer. Contact 041202170364 for more details. 

This is Parker, he came to the shelter as a stray, his owner made contact with the shelter then abandoned him to his fate. Parker is a male, Irish Wolfhound type mixed breed pup of around 4 months of age and a short wire coat. He has a steady nature and will mature into a largish but gentle dog. He enjoys a game now but is just as happy to sit and be with his companions.






Ocky

Ocky is now in the care of an Armidale RSPCA carer. Contact 041202170364 for more details. 
This is Ocky
Ocky was abandoned along with his siblings and his mother. He is a mixed breed and around 8-10 weeks old. Happy and outgoing, he'd make a great active family pet.

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Midge

UPDATE 4/11: Midge found a property home today, with a family!
This is Midge
Midge was abandoned along with his sibbling and his mother. He is a Cattledog type mixed breed and around 8-10 weeks old. Happy and outgoing, he'd make a great active family pet.
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Taj

Congratulations Taj, off to a new Uralla home today!
This is Taj
Taj was abandoned along with his siblings and his mother. He is a mixed breed and around 8-10 weeks old. Happy and outgoing, he'd make a great active family pet.




Mindy

UPDATE 27 OCT: Mindy found a fabulous new home in no time flat and to a long time shelter supporter as well.
MINDY, they say one mans water is another mans wine. I think this has to be Mindy's case. She was brought to the shelter after being found at Armidale High School, no doubt drawn to the sounds of the children. Her owner made the decision not to reclaim her and surrendered her to the shelter. She has such a beautiful Staffordshire Bull Terrier nature. She's 4 years old, so out of the puppy stage, and her temperament now is what it will always be so there won't be any surprises later. That makes her perfect for the family. Being a Staffy, it's important that, if you already have another dog, she meets the entire family before making any decision to adopt her.

Adoption Details:
Adoption fee is $270 and includes:
Vaccinations - includes1st vaccination
Desexed - compulsory
Worming - yes
Microchip - TBA
Lifetime Registration throughout NSW - yes