Sally & Lynx, a lovely pair of cats who were recently rescued from the Tweed Shire Pound. They would be...
Why should I
adopt a pet?
You can meet and get to know your pet before you commit to purchase it. You will take home a new member of your family that will love you unconditionally, they always seems to know that you have been their saviour, and can repay you tenfold with their loyalty.
Adoption Fee For Cats
- Vet check
- F3 vaccinated
- Flea control
- *Rare breeds are $300
What is included
In adoption fee for cats
We offer advice on taking home your new cat/kitten, as well as full money-back guarantee if your cat is not settling within the 14 days. Our prices are heavily subsidised as we pay for all the necessary health checks and occasional medical expenses – our vet bills are enormous! Sometimes the adoption fee only pays a small part of the animal’s vet bill. If you are in a position to donate we would be most appreciative, as 100% of our funding comes from the community, and the funds raised help us rescue animals and assist community members to re-home animals they can no longer care for.
Adoption Fee For Dogs
- Vet Check
- C5 vaccinated
- Flea Control
What is included
In adoption fee for dogs
We offer advice on taking home your new puppy/dog, as well as full money-back guarantee if your dog is not settling within the 14 days. Our prices are heavily subsidised as we pay for all the necessary health checks and occasional medical expenses – our vet bills are enormous! Sometimes the adoption fee only pays a small part of the animal’s vet bill. If you are in a position to donate we would be most appreciative, as 100% of our funding comes from the community, and the funds raised help us rescue animals and assist community members to re-home animals they can no longer care for.
How do I adopt a pet?
To adopt a pet from Friends of the Pound, the first step is to look on our website at our available pets. Call the phone number on the slide, either our Booth on 07 5524 8590, the Cat Co-ordinator on 0439 766 243 or the Dog Co-ordinator on 0421 017 461 to see if the pet is still available. Prior to adoption, a questionnaire is completed, this will give guidance to the selection of the right pet. Once you qualify and a pet is chosen, it is then time to meet them! This could be at the Booth or a home visit to the foster carer’s home. If you are both a good match, the adoption process can begin! FoP offer a 14 day waiver – if the pet does not settle or is deemed unsuitable, we will give a full refund on the return of the animal. If within the 14 day period and after an independent vet check there is something medically wrong with your new pet, FoP will have the animal treated by one of our vets, at our expense.
Are there any adoption requirements?
Please complete the questionnaire. If you are living in a rental situation, a letter from your landlord is a requirement, stating that you can have a pet. If you are a home owner, our requirement is to see your rates notice. All members of the household must be agreeable to a cat or dog coming into the household. Cats must be kept inside at least until after the cooling-off period.
How to avoid picking the wrong pet?
Please complete the questionnaire. Discuss what you would like in a pet with the relevant co-ordinator. Spend time with the pet to see if there is a connection. Listen and follow the steps to introduce your new pet into it’s forever home. Alternatively, you can foster an animal, providing a loving home, secure fencing and a few hours of interaction each day. Firstly, you must become a member of Friends of the Pound. We can provide you with food and bedding, and we pay for all medical costs associated with the foster animal. We also provide you with support at any time you need, about any questions you may have. If you fall in love with your pet, you have the option of providing a forever home!
Vet Q&A: Are pets for adoption healthy?
All pets are given a vet health check, and are microchipped, desexed, vaccinated, flea-controlled and and wormed. If a pet has an on-going condition that is not life-threatening but manageable, FoP will discuss the treatment/feeding. A waiver is offered to cover any condition that may have been missed if an independent health check is undertaken within the 14 day cooling-off period. There are some conditions that cannot be tested for, and older pets may have age-related conditions.
Meet our pets
Ready for adoption
Sally is a gentle girl, a little. As she is timid, Sally would be best suited in a quieter home...
Lexi is well loved and spoilt, the vets say she is in excellent condition. She loves children and is very...
Penelope is a young cat looking for a loving home. She is best as the only pet – either a companion cat...
Meggs is a sweet girl, a little shy until she bonds and settles in. She would be best in a quiet...
Savannah is a companion cat, a little shy at first, but once she has bonded she is very affectionate. She’s...
Hope was rescued from the Tweed Shire Pound. She is a timid girl, and would be best in a one...
Charlie is a nice boy, a little shy to begin with but will become very friendly with time. He is...
Chilli is a 5 year old Tabby who is quite shy. She’ll need an owner who is prepared to win...
Mick was recently rescued from the Tweed Shire Pound, he is a nice older gentleman, who would like a quiet...