Finding The Perfect Pet

Over 1000 animals rehomed since 2019

Never Too Old…

OAAT Adoption Story (Shila, 14 yrs)
Shila is an older girl (14 yrs) who arrived in care with a confident, loving, sociable and adorably sassy approach to life. At 14 she wasn’t really up for learning new tricks or even adapting to new ways of being  and doing.  So,  it was an absolute joy to be able to find her the perfect home, where she would be respected and loved.

After taking a couple of days to settle in, Shila (also now known as 'Miss Chatterbox') is happy and content in her new home. In the morning she naps in the sunny room, and then moves to the couch or the desk in the afternoon - and then on the bed at night (after a concert of meows when she realizes it’s bedtime!). 

- Bruno

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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