Our shelters offer accommodation and care for abandoned, neglected, sick and surrendered animals. Home Who we are Locations Shelters Sydney Shelter (Yagoona) Who we are About RSPCA NSW Locations Shelters Blue Mountains Shelter (Katoomba) Coffs Harbour Shelter Hunter Shelter Sydney Shelter (Yagoona) Illawarra Shelter Central West (Orange) Shelter Veterinary Hospitals Sydney Veterinary Hospital (Yagoona) Hunter Veterinary Hospital (Rutherford) Broken Hill Veterinary Hospital Care Centres Care Centre Tuggerah Petbarn Alexandria Bathurst Belrose Brookvale Campbelltown Caringbah Castle Hill Casula Chatswood Coffs Harbour Double Bay Dubbo Gladesville Hoxton Park Katoomba Mittagong Neutral Bay Newcastle West Nowra North Parramatta Orange Penrith Homemaker Centre Port Macquarie Punchbowl Rozelle Rutherford Shellharbour Strathfield Tamworth West Gosford West Ryde Wetherill Park Menai Narrabeen Blacktown Marsden Park Branches and Support Teams Albury Volunteer Branch Armidale Volunteer Branch Bathurst Volunteer Branch Blue Mountains Volunteer Branch Broken Hill Volunteer Branch Snowy Monaro Volunteer Branch Central West Supporter Group Eurobodalla Volunteer Branch Glen Innes Volunteer Branch Goulburn Volunteer Branch Gunnedah Volunteer Branch Hunter Supporter Group Illawarra Volunteer Branch Inverell Volunteer Branch Shoalhaven Volunteer Branch Orange Supporter Group Port Macquarie Volunteer Branch Sydney Auxiliary Volunteer Branch Tamworth Volunteer Branch Taree Supporter Group Tenterfield Supporter Group The Board Strategic Plan Careers at RSPCA NSW Community Animal Operations Support Services Fundraising RSPCA Policies Legislation SheltersBlue Mountains Shelter (Katoomba) Coffs Harbour Shelter Hunter Shelter Sydney Shelter (Yagoona) Illawarra Shelter Central West (Orange) Shelter Sydney Shelter Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, this location is closed until further notice. We have had to rethink the way that our Sydney Shelter operates and processes adoption to ensure the safety of our animals, staff and the community. We are thrilled to announce that from Friday 23 July we will be launching a new adoption process for our Sydneysiders, One Stop Adopt! HOW DOES IT WORK? 1. Search www.rspcansw.org.au/adopt to find an animal that you’re interested in adopting. 2. Once you find an animal you love, apply to adopt them here: https://www.rspcansw.org.au/adoption-appointment-request/ 3. Our experienced adoption teams will review your application and contact you to discuss your lifestyle, experience and the animals’ needs and make sure you’re a suitable match. 4. If successful, our team will allocate you an appointment time at our Sydney Shelter car park to meet your potential new pet and process the adoption. 5. Once your adoption is processed, you can take your new furry friend home! PLEASE NOTE: Appointments will be held at our Sydney Shelter car park and strict COVID-19 safety protocols will be carried out at all times. Our adoption teams will guide you through the appointment process when arranging your appointment and staff on-site will be there to help you. If you can, please bring a smartphone that you can use to check-in via our QR code. Our Sydney 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 Located in Yagoona, the Sydney Shelter 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 7575 Fax:(02) 8331 1935 Opening Hours 9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Open seven days a week Closed public holidays Shelter FAQsDo you accept stray animals? 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. Where can I see all animals available for adoption? You can see all animals available for adoption here. Why do you charge adoption fees? 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. Is there only one shelter in Sydney? Yes, there is only one shelter in Sydney located at Yagoona.