Adopting a pet in Australia

Hello,

Are you a dog or a cat person? A pet can add life to a home and make an ideal travel companion during your expatriation in Australia.

However, formalities or regulations might put you off traveling with your pet making adoption a better option.

Are there any particular rules or procedures for the adoption of an animal in Australia?

What are the costs associated with adopting a pet in Australia?

Are there different procedures depending on the animal?

Are pet-sitting options available?

Have you ever adopted a pet in Australia? Is he or she still with you today?

Thank you in advance for your feedback,

Loïc

I've been resident in Australia for almost 50 years. Twelve years ago, I "adopted" a Staffordshire cross. I got her from the RSPCA. I paid the mandatory $350 to have her desexed, micro-chipped and vaccinated. The "adoption" tag is a misnomer as. strictly speaking, you cannot adopt an animal. I still have the dog, She is now over 14  years old. The vet told me recently that the average life-span of a dog is 15 years.
If you go to kennels to obtain a dog, the cost is likely to be about $700/$800. Added to this will be about $300 for the services mentioned above. Most apartments (flats/condos) do not allow pets. The dog must be licensed annually the local Council.

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