Choosing the right pet for you can be fun, but it takes time, planning and patience.

First, consider very carefully both your needs and the needs of any animal that comes into your life. How much time you can spend for exercise with your pet, how much space you have and how much you can afford to pay for food, toys and possible vet bills.

To make this process easier, RSPCA has introduced Adoptapet, a national website that lets you find the animals awaiting adoption at RSPCA WA.


When you’ve found the pet you think may be right for you, please visit our shelter to meet them. We’re open 10am-5pm on weekdays and 10am-4pm on weekends, and no appointment is needed, unless the animal is in foster care which it will mention in their adoption profile. If the animal is in foster care, please contact our adoptions team on 9209 9323 and they’ll be happy to make arrangements for you to meet the animal.

When adopting your new best friend, please note:

  • If you rent your property, we require proof from your landlord that you are allowed to keep pets. We can accept your rental lease or a letter from your landlord as proof. Please bring this with you when you visit our shelter.
  • To ensure everyone in your family is compatible with the animal you’re interested in adopting, we do require everyone in the household to meet the animal prior to adoption
  • If you already own a dog and are adopting another dog, they will need to have a dog meet prior to adoption to ensure they’re compatible. Please also bring with you the vaccination certificate of the dog you already own
  • If adopting livestock, a PIC (Property Identification Code) number is required
  • If adopting a horse, please fill out an expression of interest form

Please click here to download our Adoption Application Form. You can fill it in to save time during our adoption process.

*Please note completing this form does not mean you are pre-approved for adopting an animal from RSPCA WA.


Contact details:

Address: 108 Malaga Drive,

                 Malaga, 6090

Phone:    (08) 9209 9323

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm.
Weekends: 10am-4pm
Public Holidays: Closed 

All our animals are thoroughly health checked and temperament tested before becoming available for adoption.

The best part about adopting your new pet from RSPCA WA is, not only will you be giving a new home to an animal that really needs you, but through your support you'll be helping RSPCA WA to assist many more animals that might not have a chance otherwise.

Pet ownership comes with some responsibilities. We recommend you consider pet insurance for peace of mind. Find out more here.