Scruffer Lovers was founded 15 years ago, to assist the Murray Bridge council pounds in rehoming pound dogs rather than the dogs being euthanised.
In 2019 we applied for charity and DGR status as an incorporated association and thus we became Scruffer Lovers Inc.
As our reputation grew so did our base, now covering metropolitan Adelaide out to the APY Lands.
We take in dogs with varying behavioural issues and work alongside Veterinary Behaviourists, Behavioural Trainers to ensure positive outcomes for these dogs.
Our large foster care base enables us to place dogs in loving homes with experienced foster carers who work with us to prepare the dogs for their forever homes.
We have veterinarians who assist us with microchipping, vaccinations and health checks. They also assist us with the dogs who have medical issues and their support enables us to achieve good medical outcomes.
Some dogs come to us with a terminal illness and we place them in medical foster homes to see out their lives in a loving home. When the time comes to have them put to sleep, their carers are there with them in their last moments.
Scruffer Lovers Inc. is constantly growing and reaching out to veterinarian specialists and training experts to assist us to rehabilitate all the dogs coming into rescue.
We pride ourselves in the animal welfare standards that we uphold by ensuring each animal is treated as an individual whose needs are our top priority.
Adoption application/discuss/meet/adopt followed by trial period. Aftercare and ongoing support offered.
Adoption Application - Email email@example.com with your inquiry and an adoption application will be forwarded. Once the completed application is received, we will respond by email / phone call to discuss the dog in further detail, and answer any other questions you may have and arrange a meet and greet. Please note that completing the application form does not place you under any obligation to adopt.
Trial Period - Adoptions for dogs have a 14 day trial period. If the trial is not successful, the adoption fee will be refunded within 14 days, minus an admin fee.
All our animals are desexed prior to adoption, as well as micro-chipped and C5 vaccinated. Flea and worm treatment is also done frequently. Cost for adoption covers these services.
SA Breeder No: DACO 123612