Adopting an Animal

Council have a range of animals currently available for adoption at our animal shelter.

Ararat Rural City Council's local animal shelter is at 19 Pound Lane, Ararat, and is open by appointment. 

As a facility of Ararat Rural City Council, the pound supports a no-euthanasia policy for animals who are suitable for rehousing.

Council offers a very reasonable adoption fee of $100 for dogs and $50 for cats which covers the cost of desexing, initial vaccinations, and microchipping. 

All animals up for adoption have been thoroughly health checked and temperament tested. They are all desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, worm and flea treated and are looking for a second chance at a happy and healthy life.

See below to view animals currently available for adoption from our shelter, along with adoption application forms for download. We encourage you to call our community safety team to arrange a meet and greet if any of these animals look like they would make the perfect addition to your family!


Name: Fluff

Breed: DSH

Age: Approx 6 years

Colour: Mottled tan/black/white

Sex: Female

Additional Info: A charming female cat, approximately 6 years old, with a beautiful brown and white coat. Sweet-natured and gentle, Moggy is the perfect companion for cozy evenings and lazy afternoons.


Name: Colly

Breed: DSH

Age: Approx 4 months old

Colour: Black & White

Sex: Female

Additional Info: A delightful 4-month-old female kitten with striking black and white markings. Playful and affectionate, Colly is sure to bring joy and laughter into your home.


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