Welcome to the Armidale Companion Animal Shelter Website

On this website, you will find the faces and details of animals who are currently in need of a safe and loving home. Some of these animals have been surrendered, others found lost or having been abandoned. Now they are seeking a person, couple, or family who would like to enrich their lives and learn from our wonderful animal companions.

The Companion Animal Shelter often has both dogs and cats available who are looking for a loving home. Please watch this website for regular updates and photos of your future best friend. For details regarding registration fees, microchiping, and equipment sales and hire, please visit the Armidale Dumaresq Council website at : http://www.armidale.nsw.gov.au/council/128842/1064.html

Every effort is undertaken to place animals with suitable forever homes but it is necessary at times to make the decision that placement is not responsible or may refuse an adoption that is not in the best interest of the animal.

Enquiries can be forwarded to Phill Evans via the following:

Phone: 02 6771 5498
Fax: 02 6772 9275


Eleven month old Ollie is a short haired ginger tabby with some Oriental flair. Male, he was surrendered by his owner when living circumstances changed. Ollie is an active older kitten / young adult, is litter tray trained and has lived in side and outdoors.

Adoption Details
Breed: Oriental type Domestic Shorthaired Cat
Age: 11 months
Sex:  male
Adoption Fee: $250
Desexed: Yes included
Vaccinated: Yes included
Wormed: Yes included


UPDATE 13 FEB: Oscar will be going into rescue care in Sydney on Wednesday 15 Feb.

Oscar is likely to be around 2 years of age and male. He appears to be a Main Coon type mixed breed Domestic Shorthaired cat. He is social and has lived his life until now as an outdoor cat. He came to the shelter after he had been living rough for at least 2 months, being cared for by locals.

Adoption Details
Breed: Main Coon type Domestic Shorthaired Cat
Age: 11 months
Sex: male
Adoption Fee: $250
Desexed: Yes included
Vaccinated: Yes included
Wormed: Yes included


UPDATE 9 JAN: Domino has now found a new family in Uralla. Good luck Rosie!
Domino came to the shelter under some distressing circumstances. She was one of two Staffies from the same owner and had, at some recent time, whelped a litter of pups. The pups were attacked and killed by her partner resulting in both dogs being brought to the shelter. Domino is six years of age, she is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier type, mixed breed dog with probably Shar Pei in her background. She is a quiet, sweet girl - the victim of circumstances outside of her control. She needs to find a new home where she will be loved and cared for as she deserves.


 UPDATE 7 JAN: Shadow has now gone into care with herd2homes Dog Rescue​ and will be undergoing trials for selection into the Dept of Corrective Services Detector Dogs Program. Good luck Shadow!

Shadow is an almost 1 year old, male, Kelpie type dog. He's been a pet although he does show some potential for stock management. A sweet nature and loving temperament, he needs an active family or person to welcome him into their home.


 Thank you to all who helped Rambo. Today he went into Rescue Care with Pound Rescue:

This guy is Rambo. He's a 3 year old, large Mastiff type mixed breed. He's male and very handsome. He needs a home with a secure fence, not because he's an escape problem but because he does like to chase other animals, particularly Kangaroos. He is a very loving dog and would be perfect in a large dog loving family.


 UPDATE 13 DEC: Lumps will be going into rescue with All Over Staffy Rescue next Tuesday

Meet Diesel. He's the happiest little Staffy you'll meet. He's around 12 months old and a picture of good health. He has an outgoing personailty, loves kids and with supervision is fine with other dogs and he's ready and rearing to meet his new family.


UPDATE 24 Nov: Cleo has found  a new home in Sydney!
Cleo is a Burmese type cat who was brought to the shelter when found in Uralla and whose owner could not be located. She is under a year old, litter tray trained and very affectionate. 

Adoption Details
Breed: Blue Burmese
Age: under 12 months
Adoption Fee: $250
Desexed: Yes
Vaccinated: Yes
Wormed: Yes


UPDATE 3 NOV 16: Great news for Sherm who was adopted into a Queensland family.

Meet Sherman the German Shorthaired Pointer.
Sherman is a liver and white, 18 month old, male and  came to the shelter as a stray. Sadly he didn't go back to his owners, although they did make contact with the shelter. Likely to be pure GSP, he'll need lots of exercise and training but is a very social and happy dog. GSP's are not for everyone so if you think this medium to large sleek and very clean breed might suit you, make sure you research the breed before making your decision. By all means come out and meet him if you are local to Armidale.

Adoption Details
Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer
Age: 18 months
Adoption Fee: $270
Desexed: Yes
Vaccinated: Yes
Wormed: Yes


UPDATE 14 Oct: Great news for Buddy who moved into his new digs in Armidale today!

This is Buddy
He's a 4 month old, male, Mastiff type mixed breed dog. Buddy will be medium to large in size as an adult. He's lovable and sweet nature should ensure he gets a great home. Although very young, with regular exercise and training, he will develop into a beautiful dog. He's not wild, not aggressive and not aloof but he is looking for love and a new home.

Adoption Details
Breed: Mastiff type mixed breed
Age: approx 4 months
Adoption Fee: $270
Desexed: Yes, at 6 months of age and included in adoption fee.
Vaccinated: Yes, included in cost.
Wormed: Yes


 UPDATE 20 Sept: Great news for this super little dog. Now named George IV because he is the 4th family member to be adopted from the shelter, George will be going to live with Florence and her family here in Armidale.

Introducing Winston.
This little guy is a mixed breed of Terrier type. Likely to be some Cairn Terrier in there. He is about the size of a Corgi really with the sweetest disposition. My estimate of his age is around 1-2 years old. He is a very mature little dog and would be a wonderful choice for a similarly mature owner.

Adoption Details
Breed: Terrier type mixed breed
Age: approx 1-2 years
Adoption Fee: $270
Desexed: Yes, included in cost.
Vaccinated: Yes, included in cost.
Wormed: Yes


UPDATE 2 Sept: Good luck for Doogie, he's found a new home at Thalgarrah!

Little Doogie is a male, mixed breed puppy of  a medium sized breed around 12 weeks of age.
He has a sweet nature and will go far with training, exercise and a loving owner.

Adoption Details
Breed:  mixed breed pup
Age: approx 12 weeks
Adoption Fee: $270
Desexed: Yes, included in cost.
Vaccinated: Yes, included in cost.
Wormed: Yes


 UPDATE 23 August: The guardian angels at Herds to Homes rescue have offered foster care for these babies and they will be going into care later today. Thanks guys!

ABANDONED PUPS - Pups are Cattledog type mixed breed, around 10 weeks old, 2 male & 2 female, and were huddled together near the carpark at the Blue Hole swimming area, east of Armidale where they had obviously been dumped.

These pups have had little social training and were very wormy. The shelter will be housing them for a couple day's before making them available for adoption & foster care. Last night they were wormed and given short term Parvo Virus vaccinations. They ate well and certainly left plenty of evidence that they at least have great bowel function! We'll observe and carry out health checks until Thursday and be looking for carers or new homes from Thursday. All of our local carers are supplied through RSPCA Armidale branch and if you are interested in becoming a foster carer for one or all of these pups please ring me - 6771 5498 - or contact the RSPCA branch ASAP.

As always, if you have any information which would lead to the conviction of the offender please contact the RSPCA, the Police or the Companion Animals Shelter.


UPDATE 2 Aug:  Gaz has found a new home in Armidale, good luck big fella.

Meet GAZ, a mixed breed dog of around 9mths of age. Like so many Gaz's story is one of frustration. He came to the shelter as a stray and was posted on our facebook page. Friend tagged his owner but his owner just left him and another here to be abandoned. He's been seen recently responding to post's of new puppies for sale through facebook, all very sad.
But back to Gaz, an amazing friendly, lovable large pup. But do him a favour, only rescue him if your going to love him and keep him safe.


 UPDATE 20/7: Good news for Tip who will be going to his new home at the end of the week.

Meet Tippy.
It appears as though this little guy was taken to the Uralla Recycling Centre/Refuse Tip and left there. Staff tried for 3 days to get close enough to him to catch him but he wouldn't be caught and he wouldn't leave. Eventually he was caught and brought terrified to the Shelter.
It really only took him a day to realise that the staff and volunteers here were not going to hurt him, he quickly relaxed to show his true nature. Tip is a Shih Tzu type mixed breed type and around 2 years of age. We all think he's a little bit special so don't delay if your interested in this type of rescue dog.


 UPDATE 13 July 2016: Pearl has now been placed with an RSPCA Carer. Contact them on 0413 940 586 for further details.

This is Pearl, a Border Collie type dog, female and around 2 years old. She has a very quiet nature and may have been a work dog who didn't make the grade. It appears as though she was abandoned at the fossicking area just west of Uralla. This youngster needs some confidence and love to blossom. Suitable as a pet or may yet become a useful worker.


UPDATE 30 June: Good news for Jelly, she's found a great new home at Kentucky!
Jelly is a medium sized, female, dog looking for a new home. She has a great temperament and is good around stock and other dogs. Age is around 2 years, she loves kids and would make a great companion as she is very connected with her people.


UPDATE 6 July: Good news for Rusty who has found a local home!
This little guy is Rusty. Just a pup at around 10 weeks of age. He's a Kelpie type mixed breed, male, with a beautiful and pretty rare, fawn coat colour. Loves to play, is social and is raring to go.


Well done Tink, a new home on the 1st day!
Meet Tink, a Border Collie type mixed breed male, pup and around 10 weeks old. A sound pup who would suit either a pet or perhaps even a working home. Outgoing and confident he's a little character.


 UPDATE 27 June: Lexie has found a working home at Hillgrove, good luck girl!

Available for adoption now

This is Lexie she is a young female Koolie type Dog she has a good nature and would make a great family pet . you would need to have good fencing and be able to give her lots of love and exercise .
for more info please call the shelter on 02 67715498


 UPDATE 6/6: Chappy (now Bruce) has found a local home, good luck big guy!
Meet happy Chappy! Chappy is a large mixed breed, male dog. He came to the shelter as a stray and was not claimed by his owner. He's a happy dog but is on the large size so he'll need training and exercise to keep him social and manageable.