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Dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and re-homing of animals in need.  As advocates for animal welfare and responsible ownership, we support de-sexing and no kill solutions.  Based in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne… Read More

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We need You! Our Animals Need You!

While most of us find some time to relax and celebrate during the festive season, it’s a time of year when rescue services and shelters are bursting with animals and are desperately short of resources and funding. There are more than triple the number of animals needing rescuing, fostering, and rehoming, and being kitten season, this includes vulnerable young mother cats and their kittens.

Many of the animals in our care won’t make it ‘home’ in time for Christmas.  But they will have the best Christmas ever because this year, unlike previous years, they will be warm, cared for, and get bundles of love from their foster families.  

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View the animals available for adoption to find your perfect match.

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Your donations are genuinely appreciated and directly help animals in need.

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Read more about OAAT.  What we do and why we do it.

Animals for Adoption...

One at a Time (OAAT) rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes hundreds of animals every year.  As part of this process, all animals spend time in foster care where their carer gets to know the animal’s temperament, personality, and energy levels. If you feel a bit listed might be a good fit for your lifestyle, family, future plans and finances, please apply below.  Every application will be considered, and those most suitable will be contacted for a short phone chat, followed by a meet and greet, and then a home check.  We want to be sure it’s not just a match – but the perfect match!

One of the key criteria when considering a new pet is their personality.

Are you looking for a pet that is full of energy and playful? Or would you prefer a pet that is content to hang with you around the house all day, and nap on your lap while you watch TV or read a book?

Would you have the time and calm environment needed to nurture a shy, or fearful pet as they rebuild their confidence and zest for life? Or, would you prefer a pet that is outgoing, adaptable, lazy or independent?   It’s also important to consider the personality and temperament of any existing pets. How will they respond to a new addition to the family, and how will you manage the integration?

It’s perfectly fine to work outside the home and be a pet owner. It’s also completely reasonable to take holidays throughout the year. But, before adopting a pet, consider how much time they will be on their own, and how this will be managed. How will you be sure they are safe and have the required stimulation and comforts when you are not home? Who will care for them when you go on holidays?

All OAAT pets are vaccinated, desexed and microchipped prior to adoption.   They will also be up to date with all worming and flea treatments.  This is all covered in the adoption fees (which generally range from $200 – $900 depending on the type and age of the animal).    Cats and Dogs can live up to 20 years.  This is 20 years of  feeding, vet care, council registration, toys, training, etc.  Does this fit with your budget and finances? How would you manage unexpected medical expenses if your animal was to become ill?   

The regulations for pet ownership differ between councils, this includes the requirement for registration, curfews for cats, and on/off leash walking for dogs. These are often easily found on each council website. if you are renting, it’s vital that you consult with your landlord and secure their permission before applying for adoption.

Thank you to the following organisations for their ongoing support and collaboration.

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