Adopt a pet


Adopting a pet not only gives the animal a second chance in life, but also has health and wellbeing benefits for the owner.

If you are thinking about getting a pet, we encourage you to approach a reputable, registered animal shelter.

Animals available for adoption should be vet-checked, de-sexed, vaccinated, microchipped and wormed.

Discounted registration fee

If you adopt a pet from a registered animal shelter anywhere in Victoria, you can register your new pet for only $10 for the first year. Proof of adoption should be provided with your registration form.

Adopt a cat

Woodend Veterinary Centre manages Council’s cat shelter. All cats and kittens for adoption at the shelter are vet-checked, de-sexed, vaccinated, microchipped and wormed, and can be adopted for a small fee.

To view any cats or kittens that are ready for adoption, visit Woodend Veterinary Centre  

Adopt a dog

The Lost Dogs Home in North Melbourne provides Council’s dog shelter service and has many adorable dogs available for adoption.

The adoption fee covers the cost of de-sexing, vaccinating, microchipping, flea treatment and worming.

For more information, visit Lost Dogs Home