Midcoast Dog Rescue Incorporated is located in Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast (approximately 4.5 hours north of Sydney) and is a NSW Government registered charity. It is a non-profit group, dedicated to the welfare of domestic animals in the Port Macquarie/Hastings area and surrounds.
We help abused, abandoned and unwanted animals and rely heavily on invaluable assistance from donations, fundraising, foster carers and voluntary workers.
Midcoast Dog Rescue aims to help create a community where every pet has a permanent loving home, every companion animal is de-sexed - as a precaution to limit breeding cycles - and where all animals are treated with respect and compassion.
One of the most important aspects of our welfare group is that we have a NO-KILL policy. No animal will ever be euthanased unless advised by a veterinarian surgeon.
Our dogs are not kept in pens or cages; they live with our foster carers until they are adopted and placed in their new permanent home - no matter how long it takes.
Our regular Dog Pet Adoption Day is held on the fourth Saturday of the month at PETstock on Lake Road, between 9.00a.m. and 12.00p.m. We invite members of the community who are interested in adopting a dog to come along and see all our animals available for adoption.
Many of our dogs are surrendered by families who no longer are able to care for their family pets. Often, elderly people have to surrender their pets when they go into retirement villages or nursing homes, or if the pet becomes too hard to look after.
Midcoast Dog Rescue is run without any government funding so obviously fundraising is extremely important for our survival. Anyone (over the age of 18) interested in animal welfare is welcome to join our team and help improve the lives of pets by becoming a member, a voluntary worker or a foster carer. We guarantee the work's immensely satisfying, fun and involving.
Some members have extended their committment to animal welfare far beyond their own lifetime by making a deferred gift to Midcoast Dog Rescue in their wills or estate plans. Our members pay tribute to those individuals whose spirit of caring endures into the future.
Contact: Midcoast Dog Rescue Inc
Address: PO BOX 502 Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Personal Contact: Nigel Bird
Phone: 02 6584 4992
Mob: 0403 504 711
Personal Contact: Wendy Le Cussan
Phone: 02 6584 7027
Mob: 0418 233 633
The first step is to phone or email Midcoast Dog Rescue Inc. for assessment regarding prospective ownership and pet suitability.
Adoption Application forms must be completed.
A property inspection will be carried out on properties in the Port Macquarie area so we can verify that your home and yard are suitable for the pet you’ve selected. Proof of home ownership will be required. If renting your home, a letter from the owner’s agent confirming that the pet is allowed will be required.
A 2 week trial period commences on the day of adoption. If, for any reason, the dog is returned to Midcoast Dog Rescue within the trial period, the total adoption fee paid will be refunded.
All Midcoast Dog Rescue animals come desexed, microchipped, vaccinated (up to date), vet checked ,wormed, flea and tick treated.
Midcoast Dog Rescue Inc. is trying to expand its foster carer network so that we can help more dogs in need. This is a very rewarding experience and suits a variety of people. Some people, for whatever reason, are unable to make a permanent commitment to a dog, a commitment which can last for up to 15 years. Others use the fostering experience as an interim measure before committing to permanently owning a dog. If you think you could be interested in becoming a foster carer, either on a long-term or a short-term basis, and would like more information please contact Nigel on 6584 4992 or Wendy on 6584 7027.