Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter opening hours and contact information, dogs and cats for sale, and volunteering information.

Animal shelter volunteers

Animal shelter volunteer information and online expression of interest.

Shelter location and hours

Animal Shelter opening hours and contact information

Dogs for sale

Dogs for sale

Cats for sale

Cats for sale

The Sutherland Shire Council Animal Shelter is operated in partnership with the City of Sydney Council. The shelter houses dogs and cats that have been found stray or abandoned or have been seized. If animals cannot be returned to their owners, the shelter seeks new homes for them.

Dogs and cats may also be surrendered to the shelter but only under specific circumstances, and by prior arrangement. Please contact the council to discuss your situation.

All dogs and cats are desexed, lifetime registered, vaccinated and microchipped before they are rehoused. They also leave the shelter with a collar and council-made tag. The shelter has a wide range of dogs and cats for sale, including puppies and kittens, as well as mature pets. All are temperament tested prior to being put up for adoption.

Report:a lost dog or cat

Apply: dog or cat registrations online

Low-Kill Policy

Our shelter operates under a 'low-kill' policy. This means that only those dogs or cats assessed to be either a danger or having an illness that would affect its quality of life are euthanased. We are proud of our track record in re-homing pets of all shapes and sizes.

Dr Harry talks about the animals at the Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter


We would like to thank Bayer, which supports the Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter by providing Profender worm treatment and Advocate parasite protection.


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