Our shelters offer accommodation and care for abandoned, neglected, sick and surrendered animals.

Coffs Harbour Shelter

Our Coffs Harbour Shelter provides care, shelter and veterinary treatment to abandoned, injured, neglected and sick animals. Animals arriving at shelters come from a variety of sources, including those:

  • handed in as an injured or sick stray
  • seized by an inspector under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979
  • surrendered by an owner

The shelter promotes, supports and facilitates animal adoptions, it also runs one-on-one dog training sessions for pet owners.  In addition, it acts as the holding facility for Coffs Harbour City Council. The team also trains rehabilitated dogs from pounds, rescue groups and other shelters, and prepares them for adoption.

All animals suitable for adoption can be found here.

Where we are

Contact Details

25 Dowsett Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Phone: (02) 6651 3311

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday to Saturday:
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Closed public holidays

Shelter FAQs

Our shelters do not have the means to accept uninjured stray animals. If you find an uninjured stray animal, you will be referred to your local council pound.

You can see all animals available for adoption here.

Animals available for adoption have undergone a comprehensive veterinary check and have undergone any other veterinary treatment and rehabilitation necessary. The adoption fee helps cover part of these costs and allows RSPCA NSW to continue caring for animals in need.