Below are the steps for the Adoption Process which we will ask you to follow if you are interested in adopting one of our Rescue Dogs.

  • Adoption Application Form and Phone Conversation

  • Meet & Greet

  • Yard Check

  • 3 Weeks Trial Period

  • Application Form


An Adoption Application Form can be downloaded              .  Please complete and return it to the email address on the form.


  • Phone Conversation


If you have any questions prior to completing the application form, please call or message us on 0401 264 514.  Please leave a voicemail if we are unable to answer straight away and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
  • Meet & Greet
Following the completion of the Adoption Application Form, we may invite you to a Meet & Greet at the foster carer’s home.
  • Yard Check
If all is well and you are interested in adopting the dog, a Yard Check of your premises will be required.  If it is not possible for us to physically come to your house and do the check ourselves, we will ask you to take photos to send to us.  Sometimes, this may take place before the Meet & Greet depending on your location.
  • 3 Week Trial Period
There will be a 3 Week Trial Period once the dog has moved in with you.  This is to ensure that all concerned are happy in the new family arrrangement.  If things do not work out between yourself and the dog during this time, the dog must be returned to us and your adoption fee will be
fully refunded.   

Important to note please!

 Return of Adopted Dog 

If at any time your circumstances change and you cannot keep your adopted dog as part of your family, we urge you to please contact us to organise the return of the dog to our rescue, ABDR.  Please do not surrender your dog to a pound.  We will make every attempt to help you return the dog to us.   Thank you.

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