Finding The Perfect Pet

Over 1000 animals rehomed since 2019

Tyson’s Recovery

OAAT Adoption Story (Tyson)
Update for all the Tyson supporters out there. It’s official!! Our beautiful Tyson has found a loving family with Kelly and daughters Sophie & Annabelle (and The Saint’s have found a new supporter!). 
 
While attending to the surrender of a dog, OAAT noticed a cat that seemed unwell.  The owners explained that he had been hit by a car weeks earlier, hadn’t been able to toilet for weeks, but they hadn’t been taken to the vet due to the anticipated costs.  It was decided that he too would be surrendered.
 
The diagnosis – Tyson had a large colon blockage, was incredibly uncomfortable, and seriously ill.  The following vet care, medications, operations and fostering was a significant financial expense for OAAT, but was made possible thanks to the response to our call for donations and The Avenue Vet clinic team. We continue to be thankful and appreciative to those who share our no kill solutions, and who have such compassion for animals in need.  And, Tyson is the perfect example of why we do this.  As you can see he is happy and ever so content. 

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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