Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services (BAWCS), was founded in 2003 and our shelter is located approximately 20 mins North of Bendigo.
As a “No Kill” animal shelter, we provide a safe, caring and enriched environment for abused, injured and unwanted animals through our Dog Adoption Program and our Adoption Cattery. Our property also provides a sanctuary to over 100 farm animals.
We work in rescue, rehabilitation, animal welfare advocacy, responsible pet ownership education and support, and are committed to rehoming for life.
As a reputable organisation, BAWCS will always take back an animal that does not work out for any reason. We believe our responsibility does not end once an animal is adopted out by us.
BAWCS is registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
Interested in adopting?
1. Please complete our online Adoption Application Form
For dogs: https://www.bawcs.org.au/dog-adoption-application-form/
2. Our Adoption Committee (in consultation with Foster Carer, if applicable) will assess your application against the needs of the animal/s you are applying for.
3. If your application is to progress to the next stage, you will be invited to a "Meet & Greet" appointment and all going well you will be able to adopt on the day.
BAWCS takes back any animal that does not work out for whatever reason. We insist that the animal must be returned to us and is not to be transferred to any other party if the adoption doesn't work out, regardless of what time has elapsed. You can adopt with confidence from BAWCS!