Animals Adopted in 2019: 168 Dogs 35 Cats (Updated August 2019 - Company Message

Become a Foster Carer

SA Dog Rescue’s philosophy is to provide our animals with a loving and stable home environment by placing them in foster care, which eases the stress and sense of loss they’re often feeling.
Foster carers often also provide much-needed TLC to dogs and cats who have sadly been abused, malnourished and/or neglected.
We’re very proud of our Foster Care Network and the volunteers who foster care for us. They take the dogs and cats into their hearts and homes and treat them as a member of their family, until we find their furever home.
We are always in desperate need of more foster carers due to the increasing numbers of dogs and cats coming into our care.
Being a foster care provider takes a considerable amount of time, dedication, and genuine caring.  When taking on a foster animal, please bear in mind that it takes time to re-home them, this is a commitment sometimes for months.

Then please enquire to join our dedicated group of foster carers by completing the "Foster Care Enquiry" Form by clicking >here<

It's a big commitment and it's not a job for everyone.
Yet the fulfilment and sense of purpose you receive in knowing that you helped one more animal find its way into a safe, happy home is overwhelming each time you successfully place a pet.

Become a Volunteer

SA Dog Rescue is a not-for-profit 100% volunteer-based rescue group, made up of members of the South Australian community who are passionate about animal welfare.
Our organisation relies 100% on volunteers who devote themselves to helping us with our cause to rescue and re-home orphaned, abandoned and neglected companion animals.
Absolutely everything you can do to help us will directly contribute to turning around the lives of the souls who find themselves in our care. When others have let them down, we won’t turn our backs – we’re proud to stand up and make a difference.
SA Dog Rescue is one of the very few “no-kill” rescue organisations in South Australia. We believe that euthanasia has no place in managing the over-population of companion animals. With SA Dog Rescue, a commitment is made to all of the dogs and cats that come into our care, that we will do everything in our power to find them a safe and happy furever home.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers give their skills, life experience, time and expertise to the community - but the benefits too are many. Volunteers give their skills, life experience, time and expertise to the community and as a result, provide the opportunity for extended services and an enhanced quality of community life, by their active participation in it.
Some of the reasons people volunteer include:

  • Meeting new people
  • Gaining experience
  • Staying active and involved
  • Trying something new
  • Learning new skills
  • Giving back to the community
  • Having fun
  • Retaining skills
  • Supporting a cause

By becoming a volunteer with SA Dog Rescue you can help us to improve the lives of orphaned and abandoned companion animals, as well as raise awareness of canine and feline welfare and responsible pet ownership.
Plus, you'll have endless opportunities to spend time with dogs and cats, and who doesn't like that?

How Can You Help?

SA Dog Rescue relies 100% on the contribution of time, skills, experience and effort of our volunteers. So you can contribute in a large number of ways. Below are just a few examples:

  • Events: Helping at SADR events and adoption shop days (eg. talking to the general public to raise SADR’s profile, caring for dogs and cats for adoption who attend).
  • Yard Checks: To ensure the prospective owner’s home is safe and secure, and our adoption matching process provides the best outcomes for the dogs in our care.
  • Transportation : Transporting dogs and cats (eg. to/from surrender homes, meet & greets, vet appointments, and events).
  • Foster Caring: Taking a dog or cat into your home and providing it with a loving environment while they await their furever home.
  • Customer Service: Following-up adoption interest for dogs and cats promptly, to provide a quick and efficient adoption service for the dog and the prospective owner. Delayed responses do result in losing potential homes for dogs in our care.
  • Raising Awareness: Spreading the word about SADR and our ethical, no-kill rescue and re-homing service.


Values of our Volunteers


We value these things, to ensure that we have a positive impact on the lives of the animals and humans we engage, assist and educate.

  • Commitment to the Welfare of Animals
  • Selfless Acts of Kindness
  • Team Work
  • Respecting Others
  • Inspiring Others
  • Embracing Change

If you are:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of 1-2 days a fortnight to volunteer
  • Are passionate about improving the lives of companion animals
  • And the above volunteer values resonate with you...

Then please enquire to join our dedicated group of volunteers by completeing the "Volunteer Enquiry" Form by clicking >here<
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