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ADOPTING A PET
If you'd like to adopt an animal from RSPCA WA, you will need to make an appointment to visit the shelter. To avoid disapppointment, please do not visit the Shelter without making an appointment.
You can search all the animals available for adoption online at www.adoptapet.com.au.
Once you’ve found a pet you think may be right for you, make an appointment and provide your details. Appointments are available to meet dogs, cats and other animals on-site at RSPCA Animal Care Centre in Malaga.
45-minute appointments are scheduled throughout the day between 9am-5pm on weekdays* and 10am-4pm on weekends. (*The Shelter is closed on Wednesdays). You can still make an adoption appointment if you don't have a specific animal in mind.
What you need to know before adopting a pet
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.
For more information on adopting an animal during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.
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.
Adoptions can be made at the RSPCA Animal Care Centre in Malaga. Our Address is:
108 Malaga Drive,
Phone: (08) 9209 9323
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am to 5pm.
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.