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

Sydney Adoption Centre

Please note: RSPCA NSW shelters are unable to accept surrendered or stray felines for the next 30 days due to vaccine supply shortage – For more information, click here.

Our Sydney Adoption Centre 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

Located in Yagoona, the Sydney Adoption Centre is the largest animal shelter in NSW. We offer a wide range of services, programs and training opportunities, including Delta-affiliated Puppy Preschool classes, barking consultations, student placements and volunteer opportunities.

There is also a pet retail shop and an extensive Foster Care program.

Our Sydney Veterinary Hospital is located onsite, offering services to shelter animals and the public. You can find out more here.

All animals available for adoption can be found here.

Where we are

Contact Details

201 Rookwood Road
Yagoona, NSW, 2199

Phone: (02) 9770 7577
Fax:(02) 8331 1935

Normal Adoption Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday

9:30am – 3:30pm for adoptions

Closed Mondays and public holidays

Monday – Friday: Open until 7.00pm for emergencies and phone enquiries.
Saturday – Sunday: Open until 6.00pm for emergencies and phone enquiries.

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.

Yes, there is only one shelter in Sydney located at Yagoona.