Finding The Perfect Pet

Over 1000 animals rehomed since 2019


Meet the very handsome ‘Sam’ or as he’s called by his foster family – “Sam I am’.  He has had a rough life and has had no real home thus far. He was trapped in a rural area so we are hoping he could be someone’s farm/barn cat! Ideally a home that he has the chance of being a house cat if he came around as we are seeing some real promise in his personality. Sam is a great looking boy with lovely markings on his coat and seems to want to trust humans but will take a bit of time.
Could you find it in your heart to give this beautiful chunky boy a loving home where he is valued and nurtured as his life has been far from ideal.
His foster family are very fond of him and say he has been worth all the effort.  They feel his future is bright. 
  • Gender: Male
  • Housing: Barn or Rural Property
  • Other Animals: Currently living with dogs, cats and poultry
  • Desexed, vaccinated, flea and worm treated
  • Microchipped: 991001003785499
  • RE100080
  • Located: Birregurra

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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