The Adoption Process
Matching the right people to the right dog is important to us at RSPCA, that's why we have an adoption process. Take your time to think about what type of dog you are after, and what type of dog is right for you and your family. Our dogs have been colour coded using our Find A Friend system to give you an indication of the family type that will suit them best.
Once you have spotted that special friend, an adoption assistant will talk to you about that particular dog, its needs, and its background. We will want to know about how the dog will live, so photos of your backyard are a good way of showing us about your lifestyle. We also ask about other family members and pets and are happy to arrange a meet and greet with you and your existing pets. Above all else, our interest is in the welfare of the dog and making sure that it finds a 'forever home'. If you are keen to proceed we will ask you to fill in an adoption application form and we will arrange an interview for you to meet with our adoption officer.
If you decide that a puppy sounds like the right option for you, we will ask you to fill in an application form, then take an additional 24 hours to think about the particular puppy you have chosen. This time will allow you to ensure that you are making the right choice and not adopting on impulse. An interview can be arranged with an adoption officer to ensure that the best possible match has been made after this cooling off period.
All dogs and puppies adopted from RSPCA Tasmania are desexed, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and have received a full general health check. Dogs over 6 months of age receive a full temperament assessment included in our adoption prices.
The adoption fee we ask for is a token amount, it goes some way to covering our costs. Please consider donating when you adopt or click here to donate now.
We have no age limits, time limits or space limits for animals in our care. Please help us keep it that way.
Adoption Prices for dogs and puppies are from $250.00