Happy Paws was founded in January 2018 and is a small, self-funded not for profit rescue group located in Central Victoria. Operating through a network of Foster Homes, we are a small but dedicated team of volunteers who lovingly prepare homeless animals for the next chapter of their lives.
Animals arrive at Happy Paws through various means including surrenders from the public and rescues from both Victorian and interstate pounds. Each animal is provided with the highest level of care and given any veterinary care required. Prior to adoption all animals are Desexed, Vaccinated and Microchipped. We take great care in finding our animals their forever families and offer trail periods and ongoing support to ensure a successful placement.
We aim to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, promote the importance of desexing and offer a Last Litter Program on a case by case basis. We are currently working on several exciting projects which will help grow our rescue into 2020 and beyond.
For some animals we receive MANY submissions and as such all correspondence is via email. If an application is short listed, the potential new owner will be invited to attend a Meet & Greet. It is important to note that Happy Paws is not a shelter and animals are not available to be shown prior to this meeting. If the Meet & Greet is successful the animal may be adopted at this time.
All adoptions are subject to a seven-day trial period. If for any reason the adoption is not working out the animal must be returned for a refund. If returned within three days of adoption a 100% refund applies, if returned within 4-7 days a 75% refund applies. We understand that things do not always go to plan and if for any reason the animal needs to be returned (regardless of how much time has passed) we will take the animal back (without refund).