RSPCA NSW announces mission ‘Find Forever Homes’ with $29 adoptions this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

RSPCA NSW is on a mission to ‘Find Forever Homes’ this weekend (3-5 November 2023) with adoption fees reduced to $29 for all animals available for adoption, across the state.

The goal is to rehome as many animals as possible over the three-day adoption drive.

“With animals staying with us longer than ever before, it’s imperative that we shine a light on their incredible personalities and do everything we can to help them find their forever homes. Adoption drives like this are a great way to help people who have been thinking about adopting, find their forever friend,” said RSPCA NSW Senior Manager of Animal Operations, Kasey Bridge.

Everything from puppies, dogs, kittens, cats and pocket pets like bunnies and guinea pigs, to birds and pekin ducks will be looking for their purrfect homes.

Although adoption fees will be drastically reduced, normal adoption procedures will apply to ensure each animal is matched with the right family. This includes one-on-ones with prospective adoptive parents and future fur-siblings.

All animals have already been desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and undergone veterinary checks and behavioural assessments.*

Research* confirms that the long-term success of adoptions is not influenced by the cost of acquiring the animal, and there is no negative effect on their welfare. RSPCA NSW has run many reduced-price adoption drives, and results from surveys conducted by RSPCA NSW six months after promotions like this, support these findings.

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Hansel, located at the RSPCA NSW Coffs Harbour shelter, has been patiently waiting over 452 days to find his forever home. 

“Not only can these adoption-ready animals find new homes and families far sooner, it also means that we can focus on the other 1,214 animals that are currently at various stages of their in-care journey such as protective custody, emergency boarding, foster care and awaiting veterinary procedures or treatment,” said Bridge.

“It is also crucial that we create space to prioritise animals that come into our care through our inspectorate. At any given moment, we could have over 100 animals that have experienced cruelty come through our doors.

“Although $29 does not come remotely close to covering the cost of treating and caring for these animals, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing animals that have been in our care for months or years on end, finally finding a loving home. It really is a positive outcome for all involved.”

Below are just a handful of animals patiently waiting to meet their forever humans.  High-res images are available for download here via Dropbox.

  • Bonded Pair, Taylor and TJ are RSPCA NSW’s senior couple. These two dogs are the best of friends and require a home where they play and cuddle up together for the rest of their days. This affectionate duo is available at the RSPCA NSW Sydney Adoption centre.
  • Frasier is four-year-old Domestic Short Hair cat that has been waiting for over 365 days to meet his forever family, at the RSPCA NSW Sydney Adoption centre.
  • Savannah is a three-year-old Siberian Husky who came into our care with her 10 puppies. After raising her babies to be fit and strong, it’s now time for this beautiful mum to receive the love and care she deserves. Savannah is available for adoption at the RSPCA NSW Hunter shelter.
  • Barney is a seven-month-old guinea pig, with a fabulous hairstyle and personality to match. Barney is available for adoption at the RSPCA NSW Central West (Orange) shelter.
  • Bindi is a young, energetic German Koolie x Boxer available for adoption via appointment, at the RSPCA NSW Behaviour and Rehabilitation Centre (BARC), located on the Central Coast.

Visit our website to find your nearest shelter or visit to view all our animals available for adoption.


  • *Offer valid only at RSPCA NSW shelters and adoption centres. Adoptions through BARC, Central Coast, are via appointment only. Normal adoption procedures apply. This ensures each animal is matched with the perfect forever home. $29 adoption are NOT valid at Petbarn stores or RSPCA NSW Branches. Animals that are normally $29 or less to adopt, will be fee-free during this promotion.
  • *All cats, dogs, rabbits and male guinea pigs adopted through RSPCA NSW come desexed and microchipped. All animals adopted from RSPCA NSW are vaccinated, up to date on worming and checked by a veterinarian. All of this is included in the adoption fee. Desexing and identification requirements vary for each species available for adoption. *
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