ACT Animal Rescue (AAR) is a group of local rescuers who save cats, dogs and horses from euthanasia and find them appropriately matched permanent loving homes.
All of our cats and dogs are rescued from various shelters and pounds in and around ACT and NSW Australia. They are vetchecked, microchipped, desexed, vaccinated and wormed. An adoption fee is set to recover these basic costs. We offer a two week trial period to ensure the animal and it’s new family are suited for one another.
All of our horses are saved from local sale yards and under special circumstances AAR will also consider surrendered horses. Our horses are vet checked, teeth done, vaccinated, wormed, have their feet done and additional needs attended to. An adoption fee is set to recover these basic costs. All of our horses are assessed to establish the type of home that will suit their long term needs, either as a riding or as a companion horse.
Upon entering care all of our animals are well cared for and loved, offering them the best possible opportunity to feel safe and to be able to experience life in a predictable way.
All our animals are assessed in foster care before being put up for adoption, any behavioral or health issues addressed and necessary vet work completed. Whilst in care, our animals are treated like part of the family to show them things they may not have experienced before and to evaluate them in a home environment to ensure they are suitable for rehoming.
To enquire about a cat, dog or horse in foster care please either phone or email the foster carer (using the contact details listed with the animal's description).
The foster carer will ask about you, your family, and any other pets, about your lifestyle and accommodation, and about the type of cat, dog or horse you are looking for, so that they can help work out if the animal you have selected is right for you.
For cats, a meeting is organised and if all goes well and both you and the foster carer are happy with the match, you will be asked to sign an adoption agreement, pay an adoption fee and take the animal home for a two week trial.
For dogs, foster carers will also carry out a 'home check' either at the meeting or thereafter where we look at fencing and shelter for the dog to make sure they are adequate, and advise on anything that needs to be done to make sure your dog will be safe and comfortable. After this is successfully completed, and both you and the foster carer are happy with the match, you will be asked to sign an adoption agreement, pay an adoption fee and take the animal home for a two week trial.
For horses, a meeting is organised and if all goes well and both you and the foster carer are happy with the match, a date for collection of the horse is organised and adoption fee and paperwork completed.