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

Skeeta

Skeeta is a Cattledog type, mixed breed pup of around 16 weeks. He came to the shelter after being found wandering the streets of Armidale and no-one came looking for him.
He's a happy little guy and will need some training to make him into a great pet.

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

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Robbie

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.

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

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Shaster

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.

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
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Freida

Frieda found a home in Armidale.

This is Freida a mixed breed type female with a beautiful red wire haired coat and a temperament to match. She is a little bit of a old soul and wonderful to have around. She's quiet and loves a pat.


Racket

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

Racket 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, grey tabby of around 18 months, he has a medium length coat and has Mackerel Tabby markings.

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


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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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Bernie

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. 

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


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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. 


Drought Appeal Dog Wash

DONT FORGET THE DROUGHT APPEAL DOG WASH
Saturday 29 March 2014:
When: Saturday 29 March 2014, 9am - 3pm.
Where: Furballz Grooming & Care Centre, 120 Taylor Street, Armidale.

Details: Furballz Grooming & Care Centre and Kel’s Mobile Dog Grooming will be providing pet grooming services with all profits being donated to the appeal.

Kelly's Mobile Dog Grooming will be donating their time and the use of their hydrobath.
RSPCA are running a BBQ with profits being donated to the appeal.
Armidale Dumaresq Council will be donating microchips on the day, these will be available for $10 with the processed being donated to the appeal.
North Hill Vet Clinic staff will be volunteering their time, and will they will match donations received on the day up to a total of $1000.
Supporting Businesses: Furballz Grooming & Care Centre, RSPCA, Armidale Dumaresq Council and North Hill Vet Clinic.

See you there!!

Razz

UPDATE 28/3 Razz has found a new home here in Armidale!!

Razz is such a happy little dog, he's a mixed breed with some Cattle Dog and probably Jack Russell Terrier in his background. He looks Cattledog but has short legs a little longer than a Jack. Only about 14 weeks old, Raz came to the shelter after he was found on the runway side of the fence at Armidale Airport but he has no idea about what a fuss he's caused. This is because everyone is his friend and he was just




Rescue Kittens around 4 months

The kittens have now gone into foster care with RSPCA Armidale Branch. For further details contact them, on 0412 217364

KITTENS!
These  4 month old kittens were taken in from a property seeking assistance with managing their situation. They are suitable as pets although 1 is ready to go now, the other 3 will need some handling over the next few days to become a little more accustomed to mooching. The kitten ready to go now is male and white and tabby coat colour, he's pictured on his own, and the others are tabby with varying amounts of white.

Rocky

UPDATE 17/3: Rocky goes to live in Tamworth this Saturday. 

Rocky came to us as a stray and his owners never came for him. 
He's a male, Jack Russell Terrier and around 7 years old. Rocky is so named because he little body is as hard as a rock and because of where he was found at Rocky River. A true Terrier in spirit, Rocky would not suit a home that also has small furry friends like guinea pigs or rabbits but would suit kids, he loves them. At some point rocky has had a facial injury that has resulted in a crooked smile and like most Jacks, has bowed front legs. 




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

Bingo

Bingo is now in foster care with Australian Cattledog Rescue - http://australiancattledogrescue.com/

Meet Bingo, an Australian Cattledog type mixed breed male dog. Bingo is around 5 months old, red speckle colour and a little taller for his age than you would expect in a purebred Cattledog. He came to the shelter as a stray and hasn't been reclaimed so is looking for a fresh start. He has a sweet nature, plays well with other dogs and would make a great pet.


Bella

Bella is now in foster care with Armidale RSPCA Branch - for details ring 0412 217364

Bella was surrendered to the shelter yesterday after being purchased by the grandparents of a wayward teenage grandaughter. They had bought her hoping she would focus the child, instead they were left with an unwanted dog. Lesson learned I hope. You have to want the dog for a pairing to be successful whether it's a companion for an older person or any age group really. Anyway, Bella is sweet, playful and outgoing and would make a wonderful pet for an active family. She's a Kelpie type mixed breed and around 5 months old.


Golly

Golly is now in foster care with Armidale RSPCA Branch - for details ring 0412 217364 
Golly, she was abandoned by her owner along with other animals when they went away. Despite the less than auspicious beginnings she has an outgoing temperament, she's playful and generally fun to have around. She'll be a medium sized dog when fully grown, think Labrador size or a little larger. As she is about 4-5 months old now, she still has some growing to do so it's difficult to assess. She might also have some Border Collie in her heritage somewhere.
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Boo

Boo found a local home yesterday. Good luck little fella!
Boo is a mixed breed, male dog and around 15 weeks old. He came to the shelter as a stray without microchip or tag and has not been claimed. It's difficult to say what breeds may be in him as he is a very broad cross. He'll certainly be medium to large size dog when fully grown. He's sweet, playful and has a sound temperament. The only thing he's short of is tail - his is a about a third of normal tail length for a pup this size, it's a natural bob.







Mum & 6 pups looking for homes

UPDATE 4/3/14: Mum has found foster care with RSPCA Armidale. For details ring 0412 217 364

UPDATE 3/2/14: All the pups have now been rehomed thanks to the local Adopt A Pet Day in Armidale on Saturday. 










Loper


Loper has gone into RSPCA foster care. If you are interested in following up or maybe adopting Loper you could contact the Branch for details on 
0412 217 364 
  






Connor

That was quick!!
On the doorstep at 8:30am this morning, a couple from Uralla who had been looking a younger dog for a while. Off to his new home Connor went. 
Someone left this little pup tied to a pole on O'Connor Rd, Armidale. I can't tell you how forlorn he looked when the Rangers went to collect him and the bag of food that was left beside him.
Connor is a mixed breed type, male pup and around 10 weeks old. He should grow to be a medium to large size dog. His temperament shows he is a very sweet, typically sound puppy. I'm looking for a forever home to step up to the plate and show this little guy that he'll never be deserted again.