Finding The Perfect Pet

Over 1000 animals rehomed since 2019


Beryl is a timid cat that would be best suited to a farm, or a property that is happy for cat company but not looking for someone to snuggle with.   Beryl will allow you to hold her (but she really doesn’t enjoy it) and likes doing her own thing. She enjoys the company of other cats.
It would be great if Beryl could be rehomed with Champ as they have always lived together and rely on each other for confidence.
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Approx 6 months
  • Breed: Domestic Short Haired Cat
  • Colour: Tabby
  • Health: Vet Checked, Desexed, Vaccinated, Flea and worm treated
  • Microchip number: 956000012986393
  • Fee: Available on application
  • RE100080
  • Located: Somerville

OAAT has successfully rehomed many Barn Cats...

Barn cats (or sometimes called Working Cats) make great additions to a rural property or farm. But, they are not ‘feral’.  They need the same food, water and shelter as any pet, only they prefer to live outdoors and don’t actively seek our human affection.  In return, they will keep your mice and rat numbers down.

The Frankston Foreshore cats rescue is a great example of how Barn Cats can find Happy Forever Homes.

Finding the Perfect Match

  1. Energy Levels
    Is the pet laid back, playful or energetic.  Does it prefer to nap most of the day, or does it require regular interaction (and in the case of a dog, how many times a day will it require walking?) Does this fit with your lifestyle and time availability?
  2. Personality and Temperament
    Is the pet shy, confident, adaptable, fearful, laid back, independent etc?  How would this pet’s personality fit with the dynamic in your household?
  3. Special Needs
    Does the pet have have any special needs (eg. fears, triggers, medical conditions) and how would you manage and accommodate these?
  4. Future Plans
    Cats and Dogs can live up to 20 years.  What are your future plans?  Are you planning to travel, relocate, expand your family etc.
  1. Housing and Council Regulations
    Will the pet live indoors our outdoors? Does it require specific bedding, fencing or enclosures? The regulations for pet ownership differ between councils.  Make sure you are aware of these.
  2. Do you have permission to have a pet?
    If you are renting, do you have landlord permission?
  3. Holidays
    Who will look after your pet when you go on holidays?
  4. Your existing pets?
    Do you have any existing pets and how would they respond to a new addition to the family?
  1. Adoption Fee
    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 – $400 depending on the type and age of the animal).

  2. Ongoing costs
    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?

  3. Unexpected Medical Care
    Although we all hope it never happens, pets can get unexpectedly sick.  How would you financially manage a medical emergency?

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