Established in 1985, Save-A-Dog Scheme (SADS) is a community-based not-for-profit animal welfare organisation that saves hundreds of dogs and cats from being killed every year. We have a no-kill philosophy and provide veterinary care to sick or injured animals so they can live out their natural lifespan.
Prior to adoption, each animal is desexed, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped.
We receive no government funding and rely on donations for our continuing existence. Our greatest expense is for veterinary treatment.
SADS is based in Melbourne at a state-of-the-art facility in Glen Iris that functions as a regional pound and (virtually) no-kill shelter. The building is owned by Stonnington Council and operated by Save-A-Dog Scheme.
In mid-2009 we purchased our own property in Yarrambat, just north of the city. The property originally operated as a boarding kennel and cattery so we're busy with plans to modify the existing facilities to comply with our shelter code. Once operational, Yarrambat will work in addition to, and in conjunction with, our Glen Iris home.
Our Glen Iris shelter is located at 36 Weir Street, Glen Iris, VIC. We're open for animal viewing 7 days/week 10am-4pm.
If you'd like to know more, ring Save-A-Dog Scheme at our Glen Iris shelter on (03) 9824 7928 during business hours (9am-5pm seven days/week) ... and see the other wonderful dogs and cats on our website at www.saveadog.org.au!