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

"The Boys"

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.

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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.



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.


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.