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


 UPDATE 27 March: Murphy will now be going into care with Snowy Mountains Animal Rescue Team (S.M.A.R.T) https://www.facebook.com/snowymountainsanimalrescueteam/?fref=ts

This is young Murphy, Murph came to us as a stray and was not claimed by his owner. He is a young, approx 7-9 month old, Corgi type mixed breed dog. He has a very outgoing personality and loves to please. He could be the ideal, small to medium sized, pet for your family!

Adoption Details
Breed: Corgi type mixed breed
Age: 7-9 months
Sex: male
Adoption Fee: $270
Desexed: Yes included
Vaccinated: Yes included
Wormed: Yes included


UPDATE 1 Mar: SHEP has now gone into foster care with Australian Working Dog Rescue Inc, good luck mate! 

Shep is a 7 month old, male,  Australain Kelpie in a very unusual blue tri colour coat. Unfortunately, he was taken on as a pet and his working lines made that a poor choice. He needs a job on a farm to be happy and contented. He needs training as a worker - yes he does. But he has real potential as a work dog.


Now in foster care with RSPCA Armidale contact 0412 217 364

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.


Rusty has found a new home in Armidale, good luck Rusty!
This is Rusty, a small, female mixed breed dog with maybe some Jack Russell Terrier and some Chihuahua in her family tree. She's a live wire and loves a game so needs an active situation to keep her happy. She's around a year old and rearing to go!


UPDATE 14 May: Great news for Kelly who has found a new home at Kellys Plains, he'll be with us a few days yet while his new digs are puppy proofed though.
Meet Kelly. Kelly is a male Kelpie, one of 3 pups around 10 weeks old which were abandoned on Bundarra Rd, Armidale. None of the 3 had any social skills whatsoever and were terrified of people and other animals. After weeks of preparation by our team of volunteers he's now ready to take his place in the world. He'll need some patience, training and guidance but most of all he'll need someone who really wants him in their lives. If that's you, come meet him soon.


UPDATE 11 May: Banjo has found a new home in Uralla!

This is Banjo!
Banjo is a male. Cattledog type mixed breed pup and around 9 weeks old. He has a lovely outgoing and happy nature, as he should for a baby. He's also an instinctive retriever so would be great for most types of dog sports for an interested owner. Poor Banjo has had lots of adoption enquiries but is still looking for the right place, maybe you have the perfect home for him.

Update on Xena.

On Tuesday 26 April, Xena had X Ray's to determine the extent of the problem with her forelegs, as a result, vet Ron Raymer has advised that the problem was not the diagnosed Distal Ulna problem he had earlier identified may be the problem on initial examination but was caused by breaks in the toes which could not be repaired by surgery. Ron's diagnosis was always subject to proper identification of the problem via an X Ray. 
Her adopted owner is aware of the new diagnosis and will be keeping her.
As a result of this new diagnosis and the fact that surgery is no longer required for her, we have decided it's appropriate to offer a voluntary refund of donations to all who made contributions for her surgery specifically.
The cost of X Rays will be covered by the any amounts not refunded.
Donations already made to help Xena, that are not refunded to donors, will be kept in the shelters "Millie Fund" and used to assist other animals in need of veterinary intervention to enable them to be adopted.
To request a refund from the appeal, please contact Phill Evans at the Companion Animals Shelter on 67715498 with your postal address and a receipt number and the refund will be happily organised.
Once again thank you to all who offered help and donations.

Can you help Xena?

Xena came to the shelter as a stray. Malnourished, with fleas, worms and with a badly malformed lower right leg. She is only around 10 weeks old.
Her owners never claimed her.
After visiting a vet today I am left to consider her future.
Xena has an injury caused by a trauma to her forelegs, possibly as a result of being dropped as a very young puppy, which has caused the right side foreleg to be badly malformed and the left may also need treatment. It's a condition known as Premature Distal Ulna Physis Closure. Without corrective surgery the legs will grow more deformed, and more difficult and expensive to treat.
It has to be understood that it's not possible for a Council funded facility like ours to consider surgery for every dog which needs it but for Xena it is a desperate situation for a pup so young.
There are people wanting to give her a home but she cannot be placed untreated.
The shelter has a community funded account for cases such as this one, however it has been depleted having been used to help other dogs.
So I am asking our community to help a dog in need.
I need to raise $1000 to allow for surgery to both legs if required.
You can help by making a donation to the Animal Shelter "Millie Fund" at the Councils Adminstration Building in Rusden St, Armidale or at the Animal Shelter at the Airport.
Any surplus amount will remain in that quarantined account to help other dogs at the shelter that require veterinary intervention to enable them to be re-homed.

Whilst we don't have an online donation facility to help Xena with her surgery, you can ring the shelter on 67715498 and make a credit card donation which will be receipted and the receipt forwarded to you. Thanks everyone!

UPDATE 22 April - Thank you all for supporting Xena, we have passed the amount required to have the first surgery done and so the decision has been made to allow her to leave the shelter and go to her adoption home to await her operation. There is a shortfall of a couple of hundred dollars at this point in time, with pledges likely to make up that amount. Another happy ending thanks to the animal lovers of Armidale and their friends. Thank you everyone!
NOTE: We will continue to accept donations to the Millie Fund to help others who need our help.



UPDATE 23/4: Ezra has found a great new home in Armidale. Have fun Smiley!

Smiley face Ezra.
Ezra is a 5 year old, male, chocolate Labrador Retriever and needs a new home. 
You must be energetic, keen for some training and have a crazy sense of humour. 
If this sounds like you, give Tinder a miss and give the shelter a try.

Ezra was surrendered to the shelter when his owners living circumstances changed.


UPDATE 19/4: Great news for Randy, who has left to live with his new owner at Kootingal!

Randy is a large mixed breed male dog of around 2 years of age. But this bare information falls way short of describing him. He's a pretty rare type of dog. One who seems to have been born before. He's a gentleman on the lead, loves to play games when off the lead and comes and sits like an trial champion when he's called. In short someone is going to be very lucky to have him, is that you?


UPDATE 13/4: Mischa has found a family on a property outside Armidale to call home. Good luck sweet girl!

This is Mischa, a female Rottweiler of around 15 months of age. When Mischa arrived she was very timid and unsure however over the time she has been with us she has blossomed into a lovable and much more confident dog. She has some guarding instincts as you would expect from a Rottweiler however she is not over protective and would make a great pet. All she needs is some stability and a family who will love her.


UPDATE 12/4: Little Mouse has found a house on a property outside of Tamworth!

Who wouldn't want a Mouse in their house! Mouse is a Chihuahua type mixed breed dog, he's tiny and around 4-5 years old. He has a very unlike Chihuahua temperament being very outgoing and friendly. 


UPDATE 7/4: Teddy is now with Armidale RSPCA carers. Contact them on 0413 940 586 for more details.

This is Teddy, she's a small, mixed breed type dog. Teddy is one a two little dogs whose family has had some changes lately and she needs to find a new home. She's a happy and very outgoing little dog, she's happy inside or outside and she is around 15 months old. 


UPDATE 7/4: Stryder is now with Armidale RSPCA carers. Contact them on 0413 940 586 for more details.

This is Stryder, he's a small, mixed breed type dog. He is one a two little dogs whose family has had some changes lately and he needs to find a new home. He's a happy and very outgoing little guy, he's happy inside or outside and he is around 15 months old. 


UPDATE 23/3 - Congratulations Jimmy! who found a new home on a Walcha property today.
Meet Jimmy, he's a male Jack Russell Terrier, around 2-3 years old with a smooth coat. Jimmy is one of 2 JRT's found and not reclaimed. Both dogs are happy, well socialised, outgoing, hardy little mates although I would describe Jimmy as the quieter of the two.


Little Jackie boy found a new home at Wollomombi, have fun Jack!
It's a pretty boring name for a not very boring dog. Jack is as cute as a button, he's a male Jack Russell Terrier, around a year old with a wire coat and personality to burn. Jack is one of 2 JRT's found and not reclaimed. Both dogs are happy, well socialised, outgoing, hardy little mates.


UPDATE 22/3 Lilly has found a new home in Armidale and will be leaving the shelter on Thursday 24 April. Good luck sweetie!
Lilly is young, medium to large sized, mixed breed type dog. She is brindle with a wire coat. At around 8 months of age, Lilly will grow into a gentle, loving, medium to large sized pet. She has a sweet nature and loves kids, other animals and playing!


UPDATE 19/2: Lou has found a foster carer with RSPCA Armidale. For more details contact them on 0413 940 586.
Meet Lou. Lou is a Tenterfield Terrier type mixed breed, male dog and around 2-3 years old. Another happy little guy with a balance attitude to life. Lou is one of 2 such dogs brought to the shelter as strays and never claimed.