Adopting a dog from the pound or rescue group is not only saving a life but changing the life of that dog forever.
Adopting through a rescue group
There are many rescue groups throughout Sydney that focus on old dogs, specific breeds or types who have come from abuse cases, pounds, or public surrenders. Each group has their own policies and it is best to check with them on how to adopt a dog. A good place to start would be Facebook, web search, Savour Life or PetRescue.
Sometimes we find at Rescue Hub that people are worried about adopting a dog through the pound, as they do not know the dog very well. Adopting a dog through the pound is saving a life, but with a young family we understand there is a small risk involved. If you feel concerned about getting a pound dog then we suggest adopting through a rescue group. Most rescue groups will have dogs in foster care and therefore people who know the dog inside out, plus they offer trial periods where you can take the dog home to make sure you have chosen a wonderful friend for life. Every dog a rescue group adopts out makes a space for a new pound dog to come in. If you're interested in adopting a dog with Rescue Hub, please complete the adoption form and one of our volunteers will be in touch.