Adopt

Our pets are all sterilised, vaccinated, dewormed and micro-chipped before they are re-homed.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HOMES – December 2017

For more information on adopting one of the dogs above, please contact us at generalmanager@animalprotection.co.za.

OCTOBER SUCCESS STORY: JESSIE

Jessie was surrendered to APN on 17 October 2017 as her owner could not afford to feed her and her companions. Jessie was adopted into a loving new home on 23 October 2017 where she is settling in nicely!

ANOTHER OCTOBER SUCCESS STORY: Angie, now ‘Clover’

Angie was found running in the streets with her sister, Ally on 27 September 2017. She was fostered by APN for a month and was adopted on 23 October 2017.

From Viki: ‘Angie, now called Clover, is super sweet! She loves her treats and sleeps on the bed with us and her brother the boston terrier, Oreo’.

Why do we want you to consider ADOPTION? There are so many benefits in choosing the ADOPTION option rather than purchasing a pet.

Here are a few of the benefits when you adopt:

• You are saving a life
• Your rescue pet is already sterilised, dewormed, microchipped and vaccinated
• Adopting is more affordable than purchasing from a pet shop or breeder
• You are helping us fight puppy farms (reducing the supply and demand of factory-farmed pets)
• You are getting in return unconditional love
• Studies have shown that having a pet can extend your life while improving your overall happiness and health. Pets also helps their owners in reducing depression, stress, anxiety and many other ailments
• Enjoy exercise and endless socialising opportunities with your canine friend
• You will change a homeless animal’s whole world and they will love you for it!

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE ADOPTING AN ANIMAL:

Cost

  • Can you afford to feed your pet?
  • What about medical care? Cats and dogs both need rabies vaccines and annual distemper shots, and they will need to be checked for parasites regularly, and dogs need to be vaccinated against parvo. Cats will need to be tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV. If an unexpected medical emergency should come up, can you afford to take care it? If not, what would you do to get the money to pay for the medical bills?

Time Investment

  • Do you have the time to provide your pet with adequate exercise every day?
  • If you do not have a fenced garden, do you have the willingness and commitment to take your pet for daily walks?
  • Cats should have their litter boxes cleaned at least every two days.
  • What about training? If you bring home a puppy, someone needs to be home with it to housebreak it. A puppy can be especially time consuming, and puppies can be quite destructive.

Shelter

  • Does your housing situation allow pets? Your best bet is to call your landlord before making any final decisions on the animal you want to adopt.
  • If your dog is to be kept outside for any extended period of time, will you provide it with adequate shelter during bad weather?

Life-Long Responsibility

  • Are you planning to keep this pet for its entire lifetime?

If there are any questions or points above that you do not feel 100% comfortable with, you may want to wait until your situation has changed so that you are comfortable with all of the issues above, or re-evaluate your choice in pet. For example, if you feel like you might not have the time to devote to training a new puppy, but you feel comfortable with all of the other questions above, you could consider adopting an adult dog, or a cat. If you don’t think you are in a position to adopt having read the information above, consider becoming a volunteer with us.

Security companies WILL NOT be considered for adoptions.


 Download your Adoption application